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NHCS Board of Education - Ed Higgins


Edward B. Higgins, Jr.
6410 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
NHCS Board of Education - Edward Higgins

Personal Data:

Edward Higgins was raised in Forsyth County, North Carolina and graduated from East Forsyth High School. He received his BA in Accounting from Catawba College, his MBA in Business from UNC-Wilmington, and his JD in Law from Wake Forest University. He was recently accepted in to the Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration at the University of Maryland University College. He is currently a law instructor at Cape Fear Community College after serving 12 years as department chairman of the Public Service Department. He has served as chairman of the New Hanover County Republican Party from 1988 – 1990, General Chairman of the Riverfest Celebration in 1982, and as a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church.

He is married to Pamela T. Higgins, and they have three children: Kristan who earned her masters from American University and is employed by the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs; Ashley who earned her masters from UNC-Charlotte and is a senior associate with Avarez and Marsal, CPA; and Nathan who earned his Associate of Applied Science from Cape Fear Community College in Computer Technology.


Terms of Office:

  • Elected to serve a four year term from 1994 - 1998
  • Re-elected to serve a four year term from 1998 - 2002
  • Elected Chairman of the Board 1998 - 2000
  • Re-elected Chairman of the Board 2000 - 2002
  • Re-elected to serve a four year term from 2002 - 2006
  • Re-elected to serve a four year term 2006 - 2010
  • Board Representative to New Hanover County Gang Task Force
  • Elected to serve a four year term from 2010 - 2014
  • Re-elected to serve a four-year term 2014 - 2018
  • Elected to serve as Chairman of the Board 2016 - 2018