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Education

  • School name game: Debate between Lockwood Folly and Cedar Grove

    It was standing room only at the Brunswick County Board of Education’s public hearing Tuesday night to discuss naming the new middle school.

  • Some eighth-graders to attend new school this fall

    About 100 eighth-graders won’t be returning to the county middle schools when schools resume in August. Instead, they will attend a PLC—a professional learning community, a smaller, more intimate environment with a 16:1 student to teacher ratio and teachers called “coaches.”

  • About 730 students graduate

    Add about 730 graduates to the Brunswick County Schools alumni list. That’s how many students graduated this past weekend at the county’s commencement ceremonies throughout the county.

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY ACADEMY

    Brunswick County Academy had its ceremony Friday evening and 27 graduates were announced.

    Principal Sandra Robinson said graduates are “living in a great time,” and graduates must go out and find their places in the world.

  • International Paper awards $50,500 to educational, nonprofit groups

    The International Paper Company Foundation and International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill awarded $50,500 in grants to more than 30 educational and nonprofit groups in the area, according to a news release.

    “We owe our success to the communities that support us and in return, we are committed to helping them,” said Floyd Whitmire, Riegelwood Mill manager.

  • County, BCC join forces for training program

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Emergency Services has teamed up with Brunswick Community College for a fire and rescue training program.

    Emergency services director Randy Thompson said the partnership was proposed to “address some concerns,” various fire chiefs throughout the county had raised.

    On Monday, county commissioners approved the partnership, giving Thompson the green light to move forward with the training program.

  • Bolivia Elementary announces award recipients

    CUB awards

  • Virginia Williamson Elementary announces honors for school's fourth nine weeks

    Virginia Williamson Elementary School has announced its fourth nine weeks awards. They are as follows:

    First-grade

    Mrs. Willie’s Class

    Principal: Nicholas Brooks, Logan Robinson

    Terrific Kids: Juan Garcia, Samantha Webb

    Citizenship: Jordan Fowler, Jessica Millis

    Stunning Stingray: Ty’Veahn Goff, Brianna Walston

    Mrs. Neilon’s Class

    Principal: Logan Galloway, Destinee Stevenson

    Terrific Kids: Young Kim, Leighann Rudofsky

    Citizenship: Kyla Morgan, Cameron Sheppard

  • Supply Elementary recently presented its student awards and honor rolls

    Terrific Kids

  • Lawsuit against school board dismissed

    BOLIVIA—A lawsuit filed against the Brunswick County Board of Education by the parents who gave consent for their teenage daughter to marry her cross-country coach was dismissed Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Judge Thomas Locke dismissed the lawsuit filed by Dennis and Betty Hager, which claimed the board failed to determine a relationship between their then 16-year-old daughter Windy and Brenton Wuchae, then 40, a former South Brunswick High School science teacher and cross-country coach.

  • First year of Peer Court adjourns

    SHALLOTTE—Peer Court is now adjourned—but only for the summer.

    Shallotte Middle School just finished its first year hosting a Peer Court program, an after-school court hearing where student offenders are prosecuted and defended by their peers.

    Ardith Shaw, Peer Court coordinator, said the program provides students an alternative to Juvenile Court in the hopes of reducing the out of school suspension rate. Shaw said more than 800 days were lost last year due to such suspensions.