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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  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. 

  •  Have you ever had a day when nothing seemed to ease the spirit? Have you ever experienced a deep-down restlessness that remained unappeased by all efforts to center oneself in calm and quiet, freed from the anxiety of life’s stressors? If not, you may be superhuman or in grand denial!

  •  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.

  •  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.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Holly Ann Villepique of Silver Spring, Md., and John K. Hickey of Greenbelt, Md.

    The bride is the daughter of Beth Naylor of Ocean Isle Beach and David Villepique of Chester, N.J.

    She is a 1988 graduate of Bernards High School in Bernardsville, N.J., a 1992 graduate of Hope College in Holland, Mich., and a 1997 and 2003 graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

    She is employed as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  •   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 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.

  • Do you like your neighbors and friends and want to keep them happy? If so, when you invite them over for a cookout, make sure the food is safe. Bacteria can multiply quickly in warm, summer temperatures and can turn outdoor entertaining into a neighborhood nightmare. 

    Food safety is just as important when grilling outdoors as it is in the kitchen. Food that is not handled properly can make you sick. To keep guests safe from food-borne illness, follow these tips.

    Clean

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