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Education

  • 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.

  • Request for contact denied in Arrowood case

    A request to lift a probationary term of former West Brunswick High School teacher David Arrowood has been denied.

  • Bell educates parents on the importance of reading

    Getting children to read is the number one priority for parents, according to Larry Bell.

    Bell presented “The Power of a Parent” workshop at Odell Williamson Auditorium on Wednesday night. During his presentation, he showed parents different ways to help their children exceed in and out of the classroom.

    Reading, Bell said, is the first thing parents should help their children to do, as it is the key to success. As a former educator and basketball coach, Bell said he used to make his players read every day after school if their grade point average was below a B.

  • BCC receives $5,000 in scholarship funds

    The Brunswick Community College Foundation has received $5,000 in scholarship money from a contractor, which is providing the money to five N.C. community colleges as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration.

    John S. Clark Company, LLC, is donating $5,000 to Surry Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Brunswick Community College and Cape Fear Community College, all located in counties where the Mount Airy-based company has offices. Ten students at each school will receive $500 scholarships.