Miranda Roberts, StarNewsOnline

Miranda Roberts


Wilmington, NC, United States

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Past articles by Miranda:

UNCW Chief of Staff Max Allen leaving for Clemson University post

WILMINGTON | The University of North Carolina Wilmington will soon be losing another top administrator. → Read More

CFCC program at center of controversy undergoes changes

WILMINGTON | A Cape Fear Community College program at the center of a controversy involving former president Ted Spring is undergoing major changes. → Read More

Brunswick school officials redact minutes from meeting that led to Pruden's firing

BRUNSWICK COUNTY | The closed session minutes from a Nov. 12 special meeting of the Brunswick County Board of Education – a meeting that resulted in the board firing its now-former superintendent Edward Pruden – are mostly redacted in response to a public records request made by the StarNews. → Read More

Spring rescinds resignation, wants CFCC post back

WILMINGTON | Cape Fear Community College former president Ted Spring on Wednesday rescinded his resignation and demanded reinstatement, according to a letter from his attorney. → Read More

Tougher GED standards thwart students

WILMINGTON | The GED Testing Service saw a plunge in the number of people earning the high school equivalency diploma in 2014 – the first year of a revamped, computer-based General Educational Development test aligned with Common Core standards. → Read More

Career and Technical Education classes go beyond wrenches and recipes

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. | Career and Technical Education has evolved from its vocational roots. While those roots still run deep – the days of shop class and home economics are far from obsolete – CTE is adapting to technology and making changes to align with industry, the job market and student interests, school officials say. → Read More

What does it take for teachers to make the grade?

Making sure the best teachers are available to all students – regardless of their socioeconomic status – is the goal of the U.S. Department of Education's “Excellent Educators for All” initiative. → Read More

Victim shot at close range at Murphy station; unborn child dies

WILMINGTON | The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office on Saturday released the names of those involved in a double murder-suicide that left two men and an unborn child dead and one woman critically injured Friday afternoon in Monkey Junction. → Read More

Majority of area schools earn C or higher in state grading

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. | At least two-thirds of schools in each of the three area counties earned letter grades of a C or higher on N.C. school report cards released Thursday. → Read More

Commission weighs options for common core in N.C.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY | Will North Carolina keep, revise or toss the Common Core State Standards? → Read More

CFCC President Ted Spring resigns

WILMINGTON | The Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of President Ted Spring on Thursday at its regular meeting. → Read More

Snipes Academy to become year-round magnet school

Snipes Academy of Arts and Design will be moving to a year-round calendar beginning with the 2016-17 school year, becoming the first year-round magnet school in New Hanover County. But year-round is not new to the school system – in fact, it's a growing trend. → Read More

Pender schools move ahead on teacher pay plan

Teachers at Pender County schools might receive additional pay based on performance, where they teach and what they teach during the 2015-16 school year. → Read More

Event highlights achievements of black men in Wilmington area

All lives matter – including those of black men. → Read More

New Hanover County school officials share priorities with lawmakers

Restored funding for driver's education, teacher assistants and instructional resources. Funding growth in schools. Salary increases for veteran teachers. Allowing local districts flexibility with the academic calendar. → Read More

Record-setting temps greet Wilmington residents

There's no snow in the forecast for Thursday, but Wilmington is likely to set new records for both the lowest low and the lowest high temperatures in recorded history, according to a National Weather Service forecast. → Read More

Power returns to parts of Brunswick County after more than a day

A power failure left 1,302 Duke Energy customers without power Sunday and Monday in the areas of Caswell Beach and Bald Head Island. → Read More

Library gives children access to technology

Books line the shelves of the children's department at the main branch of the New Hanover County Public Library, but reading is not the only kind of literacy children develop here. Improving technological literacy is also a focus. → Read More

CFCC students build remotely operated underwater vehicles

The subject matter of an upcoming motion picture will be familiar to many Marine Technology students at Cape Fear Community College. → Read More

Area has kids activities for winter break covered

There are no frozen ponds or lakes to skate on in the Wilmington area, but that's not stopping area families from taking part in the traditional winter activity indoors. → Read More