Area Schools Need Support from Local Community

NOVEMBER 15, 2005 -- New Hanover and Pender County schools are apparently doing their homework. City leaders and school officials gathered at Cape Fear Community College Tuesday morning to discuss the state of the schools.

Students in both counties are right on track for test scores. They scored at or above the state and national average.

Officials say Southeastern North Carolina is growing by leaps and bounds, and in order to continue the upward trend, businesses need to get involved.

County officials are working to get school funding from local businesses. They're also working to bring in volunteers from the local community.

Reported by Sarah Warlick