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Education

  • WBHS Band to perform holiday concert

    The West Brunswick High School and Shallotte Middle School bands will present the Holiday Band Concerts at 7 p.m. Dec. 16.

    The concert will be held at Odell Williamson Auditorium. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with the sixth grade band. The seventh grade band will perform at 7:15 p.m., the eighth grade at 7:30 p.m., and the high school band at 7:45 p.m.

    Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help pay for the rental of the auditorium.

    DVDs of the entire concert will also be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Union Elementary collects a ton for BFA

    More than a ton of food donated to local families this holiday season has come from the students at Union Elementary School.

    In its annual food drive, Union collected more than 3,000 pounds of food that was donated to Brunswick Family Assistance the week of Thanksgiving. The school has had an annual food drive for nearly 15 years, and has long partnered with Lowes Foods and their Friends Feeding Friends program.

  • Shallotte Middle collects cans for local food pantries

    By Kathryn Jacewicz

    Staff writer

    Students at Shallotte Middle School topped the record they set last year while collecting cans and non-perishable food items for the Seaside United Methodist Church food pantry and Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA).

    Students collected more than 5,500 cans and $760 in cash and donations. A $500 donation was made to BFA, and a $260 donation was made to a Shallotte Middle School student whose house burned down and lost his mother during the blaze.

  • Daddy Bake-Off raises more than $1,000 for school fund

    Gingerbread houses, cupcakes and frosted cookies don’t usually sell for $50 at an ordinary bake sale, but at The Academy of Coastal Carolina’s annual Daddy Bake-Off, they do.

    The Academy of Coastal Carolina had its annual Daddy Bake-Off last week. Hosted by the Parent Teacher Club (PTC), about 20 fathers participated and helped their children create a cake or decorated baked good to be auctioned off at the holiday feast.

  • North Brunswick’s JROTC maintains its distinction

    LELAND—The North Brunswick High School JROTC is considered one of the most highly respected battalions in the area.

    The students have maintained their Honor Unit with Distinction status for the 12th straight year following the annual formal inspection on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

    Cadets are individually inspected to make sure each uniform is cleaned and pressed, shoes are shined, and each ribbon and pin is in its proper place. Random questions are asked to cadets regarding areas such as ranks, titles and routines.

  • Brunswick Electric presents Bright Ideas grants to teachers at luncheon

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation’s (BEMC) headquarters in Shallotte buzzed with excitement as teachers, principals and superintendents from Brunswick and Columbus counties joined BEMC directors for the annual Bright Ideas Educational Grant Awards luncheon on Thursday, Nov 13.

  • Meeting our facility needs

    Brunswick County Schools operates in a dynamic environment. Our student enrollment continues to rise with our present student population in grades K-12 at 12,000. We also house more than 200 pre-kindergarten students yearly.

    Our need for more and more technology to support the instructional program is critical. Other factors that create the need for renovations and new schools include building age and the cost of energy.

  • WBHS students perform ‘An Evening of Original Works’

    SHALLOTTE—A new director for West Brunswick High School Theatre Department has the actors’ creative juices flowing.

    Jennifer Negron, who previously directed Shallotte Middle School’s theater department, has made a transition to the high school’s stage and has already found talent within her new students.

    Negron teaches theater classes as well as directs after school performances. Her theater classes showcased scriptwriting skills Friday when students performed “An Evening of Original Works.”

  • College offers community classes, programs

    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 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. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • Pennell named Principal of the Year

    SOUTHPORT—There are 18 Brunswick County Schools principals, but only one can have the honor of Principal of the Year.

    South Brunswick High School principal Vann Pennell was named Brunswick County’s Principal of the Year at an awards luncheon Friday.

    Pennell came to Brunswick County from Camden County, where he served as a principal and associate superintendent.