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Community News

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County residents can pay traffic tickets online

    Brunswick County citizens can now pay traffic tickets and related costs online.
    A new system, payNCticket, built by the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC), allows citizens to make online payments via credit or debit card for most waivable traffic citizens.
    North Carolina Courts handle the payment of more than half a million waivable offense citations (including traffic) each year. In fiscal year, 2008-2009, more than 644,000 of those citations were paid in the state, and 4,601 were in Brunswick County.

  • Teachers encouraged to apply for classroom funding

    U.S. Cellular is continuing its commitment to schools with the return of its Calling All Teachers campaign and will give $1 million to help teachers with classroom needs.
    Last year, funds were used for three projects at Leland Middle School. Brunswick teachers are encouraged to apply for this year’s program.

  • Oak Island resident earns woodworking honors

    Kip Travis of Oak Island has earned an honorable mention in an international woodworking contest sponsored by Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts, an international magazine that serves the scroll sawing public.
    Travis earned recognition for his entry into the general category of its 2009 Best Design Contest. The magazine is currently available on newsstands and features the top 25 designs, including his design.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 24
    Chili ’n beans, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 25
    Pork chop, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit—apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 26
    Turkey Swiss steak/gravy, sweet potatoes, Italian green beans/onions, banana pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, blend juice/beverage.
    Thursday, May 27

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    NON-FICTION
    “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body” by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Shows you how to boost your brain to improve your weight, skin, heart, energy and focus.
    FICTION
    “Holly Blues” by Susan Wittig Albert. Ex-lawyer and current herbalist China Bayles is known as a leader among female sleuths. In this novel, an unwelcome holiday guest creates a thorny situation for China and her husband.

  • Leland receives grant for town’s first park

    The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) Authority awarded the town of Leland a $500,000 grant to develop the town’s first major park on nearly 150 acres on the south side of U.S. 17 behind the Westgate commercial and residential area.
    The project was selected as the state’s number one overall priority project for PARTF funds and received the maximum allocation allowed through the program.

  • Calabash Elks blood drive June 12

    The Calabash Elks Lodge will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12.

    One pint of blood can help four people, and there is a need for blood of all types.

    The blood drive is open to all members of the community. To make an appointment, call Frank Blue at 575-8188.