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Education

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • WBHS production showcases Black History Month

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick High School theater students are coming together to show Black History Month is the history of America in their production of “Freedom Riders,” by Tom Quinn.

    Pastor Bill Negron, who’s co-directing with WBHS theater arts teacher Jennifer Creighton-Negron, said this has been the message for the last nine years WBHS has performed Black History Month pieces.

  • BCC students to compete in Sketches for Scholarships

    Three Brunswick Community College students will compete in Sketches for Scholarships, sponsored by Monster, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 24, at Middle River Convenience Store at U.S. 17 North and Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    Michelle Cathey, and Danielle Pittman, both seeking an associate degree in science, and Kathryn A. Hewett, seeking an associate degree in nursing, will draw a St. Patrick’s Day theme promoting a sponsor’s product. The winner will be selected that day based on public votes.

  • DECA spaghetti dinner fundraiser Jan. 25

    South Brunswick High School’s DECA Chapter will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at South Brunswick High School to raise money for the State DECA Competition in Greensboro.

    Cost is $7 per plate or $20 for a family-pack of four. Plate includes spaghetti, garlic bread and a choice of assorted desserts. The dinner is open to all members of the community. If you live within Brunswick County and purchase more than 30 meals, DECA members will deliver the plates to you.

  • Jordan named to lead Communities In Schools

    Bonnie Jordan has replaced Nancy Lamb as executive director of Communities In Schools of Brunswick County.

    Jordan served as interim executive director after Lamb resigned from the position Sept. 16.

    In a previous interview, Jordan declined to say whether Lamb’s resignation was related to the announcement of the cancellation and reinstatement of CIS’ fee-based before and after-school programs at Southport, Belville and Town Creek elementary schools in August 2016.

  • Schools committee discusses pay incentives

    Brunswick County school board members are discussing ways to increase staff salaries for the long term now that annual bonuses have been phased out after five consecutive years.

    School district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said bonuses were always intended to be temporary stopgap measures in years when employees were not receiving state pay increases.

    This was the first year the state made efforts to give pay increases to all employees, she said.

  • School board OKs class makeup schedule after hurricane cancellations

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    The Brunswick County Board of Education approved a makeup schedule during committee meetings Tuesday for classes canceled because of Hurricane Matthew.

    Students owe four days and teachers owe three days (teachers either worked or took annual leave Oct. 12), school district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

    Friday, Oct. 28, was originally an early release day, but will instead be a full day for students.

  • School board names Tubb interim superintendent

    The Brunswick County Board of Education has named Les Tubb to serve as Brunswick County Schools interim superintendent.

    Tubb succeeds Edward Pruden, whose contract the board terminated Nov. 12 after a special called meeting. Terms of his contract, including a start date and compensation, are being negotiated and will be shared as they become available, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said in a news release.

  • School superintendent’s evaluation pending

    By Sam Hickman

    Staff Writer

     

    BOLIVIA — After more than six hours in closed session, the Brunswick County Board of Education was unable to finalize Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden’s evaluation Tuesday, June 24.

    The board went into closed session at 1:10 p.m. and the evaluation had not been finalized as of 7 p.m., Pruden announced.

  • Brunswick County Schools to keep ‘The Color Purple’ on shelves

     If you look on the bookshelves in the libraries of Brunswick County Schools, Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” will still be there despite widespread debate throughout the county.