Community News

  • Wilmington Area Woodturners participate in national competition

     Wilmington Area Woodturners Association (WAWA) is an organization of woodturners from counties throughout southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. Seventeen members of WAWA came together to develop, design and build the chapter’s second entry in the Chapter Collaborative Challenge, shown and judged at the AAW National Conference June 17-20. 

    Several Brunswick residents are members of the group.

  • South Brunswick Rotary hears about Equity House Project

    Past South Brunswick Islands Rotarian President Denny Jordan expressed an interest in developing a meaningful international project and this resulted in a partnership between the Rotary Club of Belmopan, Belize, and the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club.
    With the combined efforts of SBI Rotarians Maribeth Achterberg, Dan Lynes, Toni Titone and Jen Vanasse, matching grant money from Rotary District 7730 and the Rotary Foundation, as well as a donation from the Belmopan Rotary Club, a SBI donation of $500 was leveraged to $10,000 of support for the Equity House.

  • Community comes out to support Comfort Socks event

    Comfort Socks had an event on Saturday, June 19, at the Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center.
    With the help from the Shallotte and Tri-Beach fire departments, firefighters gave children a tour of the trucks, passed out hats and spoke about safety in homes.
    Comfort Socks had bubbles, candy and other items for children. Coupons to Angelo’s Italian Restaurant were handed out for each package of socks donated to Comfort Socks.

  • BCC to offer continuing education classes

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.
    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register.

  • WAVES program needs local volunteers

     A 7-year-old girl has shown a sincere interest in music and wants to take piano lessons. 

    A 6-year-old boy, who is legally blind, just broke his eyeglasses while playing ball at recess and needs a new pair immediately. 

    A child wants to join the Scouts; another wants to play soccer and still another would benefit from therapeutic summer camp.

    Unfortunately, many of the youth associated with foster care and child protective services in Brunswick County do not have family resources to meet these kinds of needs. 

  • CIS hosts Spanish-speaking parenting class

     For the past three years, Communities in Schools (CIS) has been reaching out to the Spanish speaking community with tools to help parents build parenting, life and family skills.

    “Working with an interpreter, we follow The Incredible Years program, which we use in the English classes,” explains Courtney Milliken, parenting educator. “The participants discuss topics such as praise, limit setting, and when to ignore misbehavior. Role-playing and interactive games make the lessons fun and easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations.”

  • Shallotte Middle School students earn awards, honors

     On Wednesday, June 8, students, faculty and families of the eighth-grade class at Shallotte Middle School celebrated the achievements of a successful year at its annual awards day.

  • Students earn honors at Bolivia Elementary School for last nine weeks of the school year

     Bolivia Elementary has announced awards to the following recipients:

    A Honor Roll

    Ricky Berry, McKenzie Blake, Brianna Purtell, Alysaa Creech, Joanne Kaley, Anna Shelton, Kelsey Simmons, Noah Bullard, VyHeem Holmes, Zoe Kain, Taylor Stanley, Hannah Frink, Hannah Helms, Haiden Jones, Lexi Kopp, Kerrington Maggard, Jelonnie Smith, Whitney Walls, Adrienne Walton, Alexis Brogan, Priscilla Hess, Christopher McDuffie, Sydney McDuffie, Bryce Miller, Gracie Sellers, Nolan Watson, Naveena Priestley, Dalton Sellers.

    A/B Honor Roll

  • BEMC awards scholarships to area seniors

     Winners of the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) 2010 Scholarship Highway Program are Anna Fairfax of Chadbourn and Rebecca Sidelinger of Shallotte.

    The BEMC Scholarship Highway Program awards two scholarships of $5,000 to high school seniors, one each from Brunswick and Columbus counties. 

  • Harllee goes to youth leadership seminar

     Bryson Kiser Harllee, son of Elizabeth and Bryant Harllee, represented South Brunswick High School at the North Carolina East site of the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar presented by the Raleigh Jaycees on the campus of NCSU June 11-13, joining 150 other young leaders representing 132 high schools in eastern North Carolina.