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Community News

  • Sunset Slush continues expansion in North Carolina

     Sunset Slush of Atlantic Beach will now serve the Crystal Coast region, including Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Swansboro and other areas of Carteret and Onslow Counties.

    Stephen Saia and Catherine Saia, founders of Sunset Slush of Ocean Isle Beach of North Carolina, are excited about this area since they participated in a chamber of commerce expo in May and the product was well received by all attendees, they said. 

  • Church members recognized by Red Cross

     Shallotte Presbyterian Church members Richard Dixon, Virginia Dixon and the Rev. John Causey were recognized by the American Red Cross for their contributions to the organization. 

    The Dixons have sponsored successful blood drives for more than four years at Shallotte Presbyterian Church. 

  • Interactive events planned at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

         Visitors are invited to drill with Capt. William Dry’s Militia Company at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site on Saturday, June 19. 

    Al Denn will demonstrate 18th century apothecary and surgery in Colonial America and Albert Shaw will display Colonial weapons and demonstrate Colonial surveying.

  • CIS gives scholarships to high school students

      Communities in Schools (CIS) awarded $1,000 scholarships to 15 graduating seniors at all Brunswick County high schools during this year’s senior awards ceremony.

    Recipients were interviewed and scored based on academics, school activities, community involvement, financial need and interview presentation. 

    CIS partners with local businesses, industries, civic clubs, agencies, communities of faith and individuals to provide these scholarships.

  • BCC faculty takes part in internship program

    Brunswick Community College recently had four faculty members intern at five local business/agencies as a part of its College Tech Prep Faculty Internship Program.

    The program helps faculty members gain firsthand experience with new technology, gives them the opportunity to bring new knowledge into classrooms and bridges the gap between the education system and the business sector.

  • Life after retirement discussed by Senior Tar Heel Legislature

    In today’s economic downturn, the word retirement has little meaning for older adults in the state. For many, it means taking a part-time job after they leave the full-time workforce. Others expect to prolong retirement because of financial and insurance needs
    North Carolina leaders have a plan for the 25 percent or 2.4 million retiring “Boomers” who may choose to continue to work. This issue was the main topic discussed during the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) meeting.

  • Creating school vegetable gardens through CIS Learn and Serve Grant

     Children in the Southport area will have an opportunity to learn about healthy eating, organic foods, vegetable gardening and farmers markets through a one-week summer camp at Southport Elementary. 

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. has received a Learn Serve Grant to work with local educators and community partners to facilitate the “Growing to Learn…Learning to Grow” project. 

    The grant will provide free services to 40 upcoming third, fourth and fifth-graders and will operate the week of July 19. 

  • Two students receive awards in DAR essay contest

     The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ended a successful year with a tour, meeting and picnic at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson on May 12. Award recipients, parents and teachers were also in attendance.

  • Brunswick Community College 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 towards 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.

  • Brunswick Soil and Water Conservation District has awards banquet

     On May 10, the Brunswick Soil and Water Conservation District had its annual awards banquet recognizing educators, students and supporters of the district’s conservation education program. 

    Tic Toc the Clown provided the evening’s entertainment. District supervisor chairman Gene Ward presented the awards.

    “The Living Soil” was the theme for the district’s annual poster, essay and public speaking contests.