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Education

  • Tripp one of five selected for biology scholarship

    Kelly Tripp, a biology teacher at West Brunswick High School, is one of five biology teachers throughout the nation selected for the Miller Levine Tropical Biology Scholarship.

    Ken Miller and Joe Levine, authors of “Pearson’s Miller and Levine Biology Book,” chose Tripp’s essay from more than 100 submitted.

  • BCC to offer continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at BCC 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. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • Elementary students get settled into school year in uniforms

    WINNABOW—When Town Creek Elementary School opened its doors for the first time this August, students were greeted with a new school and a new dress code.

    The Brunswick County Board of Education adopted a uniform policy for Town Creek, Lincoln and Belville elementary schools this April following a request from school employees.

    Students, parents and school officials were surveyed to see if uniforms would be accepted in the elementary schools. At a redistricting meeting for Town Creek, the issue also was discussed.

  • Local youth to participate in 4-H week activities

    Youth all over Brunswick County will be joining together in celebration of National 4-H Week as activities began on Sept. 21 at the Brunswick County Commissioner’s meeting where an official proclamation was made to observe Oct. 4-10 as National 4-H Week.

  • Save Our Community hosts second Bible Quiz Bowl

    SOC (Save Our Community) hosted its second youth Bible Quiz Bowl on Sept. 19 at First Baptist Church in Southport.

    The program opened with the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with deacon Norman Jones serving as master of ceremony. Christina Brown of Friendship Baptist read the scripture, Matthew 19:14-19, and Kenneth White Jr. of Brown’s Chapel AMEZ prayed.

  • H1N1, seasonal flu making its way through Brunswick County Schools

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Sunday marked the official start of the 2009-2010 influenza season. According to Brunswick County Schools, flu season began much earlier.

  • Mural shows importance of education, teamwork

    Students at Brunswick County Academy and the Transition Academy received a lesson in teamwork last week when they painted a mural that will be hung in the school.

    As part of the Arts in School Initiative grant, a partnership between the Brunswick Arts Council and Brunswick County Schools, the first artist in residence program was at Brunswick County Academy last week.

    Tunde Afolayan, an artist from Elizabeth City, spent the week with students, teaching them fundamentals of art and painting, while helping construct a mural.

  • BCC offers continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) 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. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • Brunswick County youth to participate in Biofuel blast

    On Oct. 7, youth in Brunswick County will join hundreds of thousands of young people around the nation to simultaneously create biofuel. As part of 4-H National Youth Science Day, youth will participate in Biofuel Blast, the 2009 National Science Experiment.

    This year’s experiment will teach youth how cellulose and sugars in plants—such as corn, switchgrass, sorghum and algae—can be converted into fuel and how alternative energies can be used in their own communities.

  • Students invited to attend Teen Court training

    All high school students in Brunswick County are invited to attend Student Volunteer Teen Court Trainings from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Brunswick County Courthouse. “Justice for Youth by Youth” is the theme of this year’s Teen Court Training.