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Education

  • Women’s philanthropy organization recognizes BCC scholarship recipients

    BOLIVIA — When she was 1, Katie Evans lost her mother to breast cancer. She lost a woman she would never truly get to know and her maternal grandmother lost her only daughter, bringing the two together.

    “We became the center of each others’ world,” Evans told the audience at the Women in Philanthropy & Leadership of Brunswick annual membership meeting at the Virginia Williamson Event Center on Oct. 11.

  • UNCW signs agreement with Brunswick Community College

    A new partnership between The University of North Carolina Wilmington and Brunswick Community College became official Oct. 4 when UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli signed an articulation agreement with BCC.

    The agreement establishes a direct transfer opportunity for students earning an associate of applied science in health and fitness science.

  • School board approves personnel changes

    Brunswick County Board of Education approved these personnel changes after a closed session at their Oct. 3 meeting:

    • Joyce Beatty to serve as Supply Elementary School interim assistant principal from Oct. 2 through Jan. 22, 2018.

    • The resignation of Ashley Vickery as assistant principal at Town Creek Elementary School, effective Oct. 6.

    • Jennifer Faircloth’s transfer as assistant principal from Union Elementary School to Town Creek Elementary effective Oct. 9.

  • WBHS seeks a ‘mother’s touch’

    West Brunswick High School is looking for a few positive women with a motherly touch to participate in its “Mother’s Touch” mentoring program.

    If you would like to help some young ladies with that motherly touch, call Assistant Principal Caryl Fullwood at the school at 754-4338 as soon as possible, because there is a young lady who needs a “mother’s touch.”

  • Corning Inc., Orton foundations sponsor CIS Benefit Gala

    Corning Inc. Foundation has provided a $5,000 sponsorship of the 2017 CIS “Supporting Student Success” Benefit Gala being held Nov. 2 at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach.

    CIS also received a sponsorship from the Orton Foundation for the event.

  • Witness shares details of Friday school bus crash on N.C. 211

    SUPPLY — Taryn Clemmons of Shallotte had just picked up her son from South Brunswick Charter School on Friday and was heading back toward Shallotte on the only road that could get her there, N.C. 211, when she crested the hill and saw the immediate aftermath of a collision involving two buses and a truck.

  • WBHS seeks career mentors for students

    West Brunswick High School is seeking career match mentors for students to help them with projects, questions and job shadowing. It is looking for architects, real estate agents, medical personnel, lawyers, social workers, veterinarians, hairdressers and barbers, government employees, electricians and more.

    If you work in an interesting profession and are willing to mentor a high school student, call assistant principal Caryl Fullwood at 754-4338, ext. 1313, for more information.

  • BCC board approves 2017-18 budget and salary increases

    The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees approved 2017-18 budget allocations at its monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 21.

    The board approved a state budget allocation of $11,616,990 and a county budget allocation of $3,992,430.

    Board members also approved a $1,000 salary increase for full-time employees. They also approved a $750 salary increase for 30-hour employees if those employees were with the college July 1 and remained employed as of September.

  • School district holds its first Teacher Academy

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — An idea proposed by Brunswick County Board of Education member John Thompson last October has evolved into the Brunswick County Schools Teacher Academy.

    Thompson said he was thinking aboutseveral issues that seemed to be impediments to success for public education when he formulated the idea.

  • Brunswick County Schools bestow 2016-17 recognitions

    Brunswick County Schools recently released their list of teachers of the year, instructional assistants of the year, rookies of the year and finalists for special district awards. Schools are listed alphabetically.

    Belville Elementary School

    Teacher of the Year: Christopher Shepard

    Rookie of the Year: Amber Colon

    Instructional Assistant of the Year: Debra Watson

    Bolivia Elementary School

    Teacher of the Year: Kristen Scott

    Rookie of the Year: David King