Ending Saturday, August 15th, this past week’s top stories include $1.3 million dollars in CARES funding approved by the New Hanover County Commisioners, renaming Parsley elementary school, and how the Census is coming along. Take a listen below.
At its Tuesday evening meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Education continued its debate about renaming Parsley Elementary School.
Walter L. Parsley was a white supremacist and co-conspirator in the 1898 Wilmington coup d'etat. His grandson, also named Walter L. Parsley, inherited the family property in the Masonboro Sound area, and in 1999, sold a little more than 17 acres to New Hanover County Schools. Walter L. Parsley Elementary opened in 2001. Simple enough. But after that it gets complicated.