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Community News

  • Bolivia Elementary announces third nine weeks honors

     Bolivia Elementary School has announced its third nine weeks awards:

    A Honor Roll

  • Guest presenter for Civil War group

     Historian, author and UNCW professor Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Ph.D will be the guest presenter at the June 1 meeting of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table that begins at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport Post Office. Everyone is welcome.

  • New books available at Hickmans Crossroads Library

     The following books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    NON-FICTION

    “Kid Carolina: R.J. Reynolds Jr.” by Heidi Schnakenberg. An intimate look at the dramatic, tumultuous life and mysterious death of a Southern icon.

    “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Future” by Michael J. Fox. This optimistic volume inspires and motivates readers to work hard, achieve the most they can and maximize their abilities.

    FICTION

  • Leadership team project benefits Literacy Council

     Brunswick County Literacy Council is the recipient of a team project as part of Leadership Brunswick County, a nine-month program jointly sponsored by the Brunswick Community College, Brunswick County, North Brunswick and the Southport-Oak Island Area chambers of commerce.

    Graduation ceremonies took place at the Odell Williamson Auditorium Events Center on May 19. 

    Brunswick County Literacy Council board president Mari-Lou Wong-Chong and vice president Gene Vasile were on hand to cheer the graduates and especially the BCLC team.

  • Lewis, Hewett reunion set

    All relatives, friends and families of the George Washington Lewis and Lydia Ann Hewett family are invited to the 30th family reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at the Senior Center, 308 Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach.
    There will be a covered dish dinner.
    For more details, call David Lewis at 842-7972 or Grover Holden at 842-8313.
     

  • Looking for a hero? Try the sky—Heracles appears in the east, Orion in the west

    At this time of year, you can find two constellations that represent two legendary heroes; one in the east and one in the west. Heroes to the left of us and heroes to the right; here we are stuck in the middle again.
    During the merry, merry month of May, we are in between two star figures that are probably the most well known constellations. Here is the story of these two legends and without any more corny song references.

  • Students at Jessie Mae Monroe learn about up-cycling

    Until recently, students at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School were unfamiliar with the idea of up-cycling.
    Up-cycling, as explained by Albe Zakes of TerraCycle, is “the process of taking non-recyclable material that can’t be traditionally recycled and finding a way to directly re-purpose it into a new product. By doing that, you’re giving it a new life cycle thus you’re up-cycling it.”

  • BCC sets 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 755-7380 to register.

  • Waccamaw School students earn honor roll, awards for third nine weeks

    Waccamaw School has announced its third nine weeks awards.
    Principal’s Award
    Kindergarten: Triston Leonard and Andrew Cribb.
    First grade: Gannon Quinn, Ashton Watkins and Cassandra Priest.
    Second grade: Tiffany Green, Caleb Hughes and Connor Martin.
    Third grade: Jon Fulwood, Levi Bird and Alex Douglas.
    Fourth grade: Breanna Long, Adan Valazquez and Hunter Helton.
    Fifth grade: Curtis Ward, Victor Jimenez and Taylor Campbell.
    Sixth grade: Haley Creech, Hannah Creech, Niko Williams and Zachary Smith.

  • Dosher Memorial Hospital honors volunteers at luncheon

    Nearly 200 volunteers at Dosher Memorial Hospital were recognized for their dedicated service during an appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 19, at the Southport Community Building.
    During the luncheon, individual volunteers were recognized for hours of donated service, ranging from 100-9,000 cumulative hours.
    In addition, five Dosher volunteers received the President’s Volunteer Service awards for having donated at least 1,500 hours and having five years of service.