School starts for 2021-22 year

Some students were more enthusiastic than others at starting the new enthusiastic year today (Monday).
June's H.E.A.R.T.S. Kickball tournament will help the group's annual school supply drive. (file photo)

City and county schools resumed classes today across Columbus County.

Parents are reminded that masks are now required for anyone inside a class or school building, regardless of vaccination status.
The sheriff’s office also urged drivers to slow down and observe all traffic laws regarding buses and school zones. Passing a stopped school bus can result in arrest in North Carolina.
Share your first day pictures with us on Facebook, and here’s to all the hardworking students, teachers and staff as they begin a new year.

The traditional Senior Parade kicked off the first day at Whiteville High this morning.

Students at all area schools posed for first day pictures for proud parents before classes began.

Lakyn Wilson looks happy to start the new school year, but her furry companion wasn’t as excited to see the end of summer.
These two academians were all smiles as they got ready for class.

Nathan Cawley was one of dozens of incoming freshman learning a whole new routine today.

The new requirement for masks didn’t keep these ladies fro smiling as they headed out for their first day today.
Emotions were mixed in some families as they got ready for the first day back.

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