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Community News

  • 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. 

  • UNC Greensboro names iSchool scholars

     The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has announced that 179 high school seniors from 44 counties, including four students from Brunswick County, have been named UNCG iSchool Scholars for their outstanding performance in online early college classes.

  • Hewett graduates from St. Mary’s

     Griffin Hewett, daughter of Ginny and Jamie Varnum of Bolivia and Timothy Carter Hewett of Supply, was among 67 high school seniors who graduated this spring from Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh and received diplomas from Head of School Theo Coonrod during the school’s 168th commencement exercises on Sunday, May 23, in the school’s historic oak grove.

    Melissa Essary, dean of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, was the commencement speaker.

  • SECU awards scholarship to Taylor Ambrose

      SECU Foundation, funded solely by State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) membership, has presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Taylor Ambrose, a senior at West Brunswick High School and daughter of Ronald and Janet Ambrose.

    The scholarship was awarded for study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, part of North Carolina’s 16-campus University of North Carolina System.

  • Silver Coast receives honors

     Silver Coast Winery has  received two awards at this year’s annual Pacific Rim Wine Competition at the National Orange Show Events Center in Southern California and the Tasters Guild International, a wine and food appreciation society based in Grand Rapids, Mi. at the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education.