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Community News

  • 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.

  • Students make honor rolls at Supply Elementary School

       Supply Elementary has announced its honor rolls for the last nine weeks of the 2009-2010 school year:

    Terrific Kids

  • Students graduate from CIS

     Family and friends gathered at Lincoln and Supply Elementary schools on May 27 to congratulate the last graduating classes of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) run by Communities in Schools (CIS).

    For six years, students have had access to additional tutoring after school as part of the program that provided free academic assistance to Level I and Level II students based upon End-of-Grade tests, not financial need. The program ended when grant funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction ran out.