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Education

  • Teachers are satisfied with Brunswick County schools

    Gov. Mike Easley has released the 2008 Teacher Working Conditions Initiative Survey, a survey that measures teacher satisfaction with curriculum, instruction and school operations.

    The survey, which has been given to North Carolina teachers since 2002, was completed by 923 teachers in Brunswick County and more than 100,000 teachers statewide.

    Ninety-eight percent of teachers in Brunswick County responded to the survey, 11 percent higher than the state average.

  • Brunswick County Farm Bureau supports 4-H education, hatching chicks program

    Brunswick County Farm Bureau has now jumped on board to become the top supporter of the Embryology in the Classroom 4-H school enrichment program, donating $550 to the Brunswick County 4-H Embryology in the Classroom program to help purchase 90 curriculum books and eggs.

    The growing 4-H program, called Embryology in the Classroom, allows students in Brunswick County to observe chicks hatching in their schools.

  • Holden Beach couple gives $1.1 million to Clemson

    The College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University has received a $1.1 million gift from Samuel and Patricia Deal of Holden Beach. The money is earmarked for research on alternative energy sources.

    The announcement came at the 2008 Major Donors Breakfast recently at the Madren Center.

  • Students graduate, make UNC-Chapel Hill dean's list

    More than 5,000 students, including 13 from Brunswick County, earned bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the rain-shortened May 11 commencement ceremony.

    Chancellor James Moeser conferred the degrees of the undergraduates, who were led in the traditional turning of their mortarboard tassels by Senior Class President Ashley Shores.

    The following Brunswick County students earned their degrees:

  • Communities in Schools welcomes new board members

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County (CIS), local chapter of the nationwide dropout prevention program, is preparing to begin the school year with a new board chairman and five new board of director members.

    Jim MacCallum was nominated to be the new chairman. MacCallum and his wife moved to Brunswick County about seven years ago in hopes of retiring. Instead, he opened a new law firm and they both became involved in various community organizations.

    MacCallum joined CIS board of directors about two years ago and previously served as the vice-chair.

  • Brunswick County Schools journey to equality

    “Mama, I’m gonna be a Martin Luther King. All the other children are afraid to go to Shallotte High School, but I’m gonna go, Mama. I’m gonna go to that school.”

    Barbara Hewett remembers these historic words her son Reginald spoke more than 40 years ago when he decided to be one of the first black students in the county to integrate at Shallotte High School.

  • Gilbert back in board of education race

    Brunswick County Board of Education member Ray Gilbert may have lost his seat during the primary election in May, but his name will still appear on the ballot for November’s general election.

    Gilbert filed to run for the board as the Libertarian candidate on July 1.

    “After much thought and consideration of options on how to continue to work toward a sound education for all students, I decided to continue as a Libertarian candidate for the Brunswick County Board of Education,” Gilbert said in a statement.

  • Students graduate, get honors at UNCG

    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has announced 2,148 students received degrees, including 1,471 undergraduates and 677 graduate degrees, at its May 16 commencement ceremonies.

  • Union Elementary School students honored for final nine weeks at awards day

    Union Elementary School recently had its final nine weeks awards day. The following students were recognized:

    Citizen of the Month

    Kindergarten: Sydney Nonnenman, Brodie Burcham, Tanner Smith, Chloe Bland, Isaiah Yuricek, Hannah Long, Kadey Dunlap, Isabel Tapia, Kyleigh Abernethy, Shelby Dixon, Trevor Freeman, Sarah Nelson.

    First-grade: Summer Kelly, Vicky Lin, Aubree Barnett, Aduardo Diaz, Sierra Monk, Jadon Smith, Alex Younts, Stephenie Gillispie, Te’lea Vereen, Savannah Summerlin

  • Students make UNCW dean's list for spring 2008

    The University of North Carolina Wilmington has announced its dean’s list for the spring semester.