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Education

  • Community college plans continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Karen Ladley, public information officer at the school.

    Many 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 ROCAME jamboree winners announced

    ROCAME had its annual Brunswick County jamboree on March 29 at South Brunswick High School, the second consecutive year South Brunswick served as host.

    Four middle schools and three high schools (more than 150 students, teachers and parents) participated in the math and science events.

    The winners of middle school events were:

    Write It Do It: first place, Hailey Winstead and Maranda Hansley (SB Middle School); second place, Cynthia Bolanos and Ebony Daniels (Waccamaw Elementary School); third place, Kdijah Hewett and Angelica Baltazar (Shallotte Middle School)

  • SMS students to perform 'The Wiz'

    Shallotte Middle School students will ease on down the road Thursday and Friday during their spring musical production of “The Wiz.”

    “The Wiz,” book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, is based on the story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum.

    “The Wiz” originated with an all-black cast and gives a modern take on the story about a girl named Dorothy who was swept away in a tornado and taken to the land of Oz where she finds friends in a scarecrow, tin man and a lion.

  • Brunswick County Board of Education hosts forum for candidates

    The 10 candidates for the Brunswick County Board of Education discussed issues ranging from policies to performance during Thursday night’s candidate forum.

    Candidates from Districts 1, 2 and 4 gathered to introduce themselves, explain their reasons for seeking candidacy, and participate in a question and answer session.

    Running for District 1 are: Ray Gilbert, incumbent, Republican; Tracey Danka, Republican; Bud Thorsen, Republican; John Jones, Democrat; and Inger Marlowe, Democrat.

  • Brunswick County Homeschool Activity Group sets field day

    The Brunswick County Homeschool Activity Group invites all homeschooling families and their children in Brunswick and Columbus counties to a free Homeschool Field Day Friday, May 23, at Lockwood Folly Park on N.C. 211 in Supply.

    Everyone who participates will receive a participation ribbon and the top three participants for each age group in the first hour’s events will receive first-, second- and third-place ribbons.

    Registration is required no later than Friday, May 2, to ensure proper planning and ordering of ribbons.

  • BCC hosts 2008 Campus Fund Drive

    SUPPLY—Brunswick Community College’s 2008 Campus Fund Drive is in full force this week.

    A hot dog sale and student games Monday kicked off GREEN MEAN$ GOAL$, an annual fundraiser which donates 100 percent of its proceeds to student needs.

    Peg Aten, accountant for the BCC foundation, said the fundraiser has been a longtime tradition at BCC and all goes to help students, whether it’s buying a student a textbook or purchasing a banner for a campus event. The annual fundraiser raised $11,000 last year and the campus hopes to exceed that number this year.

  • Education meeting highlights priorities

    SUNSET BEACH—Brunswick County Schools’ priorities include high student performance, safe schools, quality teachers, efficient operations and community partnerships, Superintendent Katie McGee told the audience at last Friday’s first “State of the Schools” event at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center.

  • Union Elementary announces awards

    Union Elementary School recently had its third nine-weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:

    Citizen of the Month

    Kindergarten: Morgan Barbee, Brady Whitesides, Megan Ross, Shelby Everhart, Jimmy Driggers, Kaylee Crocker, Litsi Olmedo, Trey Shreve, Kiara Baker, Reid Miller, Aldo Gallegos, Kadey Dunlap

    First grade: Jacob Stocks, Hannah Isenhour, Savannah Branch, Kamron Normansell, Dylan Bulak, Kevin Cao, Tiyanna Fullwood, Maggie Flanagan, Roberto Bonfacio, Darrel Williams

  • Supply Elementary announces honor rolls, award winners

    Supply Elementary School recently had its third nine-weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:

    A Honor Roll

    Third grade: Kaleb Ferguson, Rebecca Hewett, Zack Miller

    Fourth grade: Kristyn Loy, Alayna Miller, Alyssa Miller, Ian Niggles

    Fifth grade: Laura Doherty, Troy Fullwood, Patrick Pigott, Ashley Smith, Veronica Wagner

    A-B Honor Roll

  • Depositions allowed in Gilbert appeal

    Three depositions of people who testified against Brunswick County Board of Education member Ray Gilbert can be used in the appeal process, a judge ruled last Wednesday.