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Today's Features

  •  A 7-year-old girl has shown a sincere interest in music and wants to take piano lessons. 

    A 6-year-old boy, who is legally blind, just broke his eyeglasses while playing ball at recess and needs a new pair immediately. 

    A child wants to join the Scouts; another wants to play soccer and still another would benefit from therapeutic summer camp.

    Unfortunately, many of the youth associated with foster care and child protective services in Brunswick County do not have family resources to meet these kinds of needs. 

  •  For the past three years, Communities in Schools (CIS) has been reaching out to the Spanish speaking community with tools to help parents build parenting, life and family skills.

    “Working with an interpreter, we follow The Incredible Years program, which we use in the English classes,” explains Courtney Milliken, parenting educator. “The participants discuss topics such as praise, limit setting, and when to ignore misbehavior. Role-playing and interactive games make the lessons fun and easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations.”

  •  On Wednesday, June 8, students, faculty and families of the eighth-grade class at Shallotte Middle School celebrated the achievements of a successful year at its annual awards day.

  •  Bolivia Elementary has announced awards to the following recipients:

    A Honor Roll

    Ricky Berry, McKenzie Blake, Brianna Purtell, Alysaa Creech, Joanne Kaley, Anna Shelton, Kelsey Simmons, Noah Bullard, VyHeem Holmes, Zoe Kain, Taylor Stanley, Hannah Frink, Hannah Helms, Haiden Jones, Lexi Kopp, Kerrington Maggard, Jelonnie Smith, Whitney Walls, Adrienne Walton, Alexis Brogan, Priscilla Hess, Christopher McDuffie, Sydney McDuffie, Bryce Miller, Gracie Sellers, Nolan Watson, Naveena Priestley, Dalton Sellers.

    A/B Honor Roll

  •  Winners of the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) 2010 Scholarship Highway Program are Anna Fairfax of Chadbourn and Rebecca Sidelinger of Shallotte.

    The BEMC Scholarship Highway Program awards two scholarships of $5,000 to high school seniors, one each from Brunswick and Columbus counties. 

  •  Bryson Kiser Harllee, son of Elizabeth and Bryant Harllee, represented South Brunswick High School at the North Carolina East site of the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar presented by the Raleigh Jaycees on the campus of NCSU June 11-13, joining 150 other young leaders representing 132 high schools in eastern North Carolina.

  •    Supply Elementary has announced its honor rolls for the last nine weeks of the 2009-2010 school year:

    Terrific Kids

  •  Family and friends gathered at Lincoln and Supply Elementary schools on May 27 to congratulate the last graduating classes of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) run by Communities in Schools (CIS).

    For six years, students have had access to additional tutoring after school as part of the program that provided free academic assistance to Level I and Level II students based upon End-of-Grade tests, not financial need. The program ended when grant funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction ran out.

  •  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. 

  •  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.