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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 has announced its third nine weeks awards.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.