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Education

  • School works to meet town's fire codes

    After a visit from the Shallotte fire marshal last fall, Academy of Coastal Carolina is almost finished making necessary improvements to bring its facility up to code.

    The school is now undergoing renovations, which should be completed within the next few weeks.

    Terry Cox, division principal, said the safety of their students is of the utmost importance, and the school will be “state of the art” when the renovation ends.

  • Trying to stay ahead when prices put budgets in the RED

    Brunswick County Schools Child Nutrition Services is operating with a deficit exceeding $100,000. Officials say it's due to the escalating costs of milk, bread and other grocery items.

    Tina Ward, director of child nutrition services, said as of Jan. 1, the department’s estimated losses were $107,919.49, and $1,124 is lost on meals per day.

    Ward presented the board of education with a mid-year update at its monthly committee meeting last Tuesday and said milk prices have risen almost 10 cents above the $0.175 original bid.

  • Former teacher who married student a no-show at ethics hearing

    Former South Brunswick High School teacher Brenton Wuchae has failed to appear at a North Carolina Board of Education ethics committee hearing on Friday, March. 14.

    But the board’s attorney, Katie Cornetto, said Wuchae’s absence was not enough to revoke his teaching license.

    “There were concerns that we wanted him to address,” Cornetto said. “We thought a face-to-face meeting would be a way to accomplish an answer to our questions.”

  • Board looks to get larger central office

    Brunswick County Schools are not the only buildings tightening beneath the crunch of overcrowding.

    Steve Miley, executive director of operations, said the central office is much too small for the administration and staff.

    Miley brought preliminary renovation plans and presented them to the board of education’s monthly committee meetings last Tuesday. The central office was designed with enough space for 53 workstations—far less than the 82 current employees.

    “We’re just plain running out of room here,” Miley said.

  • College Tech Prep members honored

    Brunswick County Schools/Brunswick Community College Tech Prep (CTP) Consortium members are honored with three awards for excellence presented March 5 at the 2008 College Tech Prep Conference in Greensboro.

    Statewide, only 15 winners were chosen.

  • West Christian Academy announces honor roll for its third quarter

    The following students were named to honor rolls for the third quarter at West Christian Academy:

    A Honor Roll

    Kindergarten: Brady West

    Third-grade: Lauren Brown and Lainey West

    Fifth-grade: Austin Whitley

    Sixth-grade: Nate Alderman

    Seventh-grade: Tyler Brown and Michael West

    Eighth-grade: Kurt Mace

    Ninth-grade: Joe Coleman, Jolyn Covil, Joseph Galiano, Brandi Gilliland, Tyler Hinson, Joshua Keen and Ash McLamb

  • West Brunswick High School announces honor roll students

    West Brunswick High School in Shallotte has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks of the 2007-2008 school year. They are as follows:

    A Honor Roll

    Ninth grade: Alex Humbert

    Tenth grade: Julianne Donoghue, Kiatra Frink, Chandler Inions, Lekurt Jenrette, Helene Paul, Brenden Powell, MacKenzie Ring and Rebecca Sidelinger

    Eleventh grade: Benjamin Chambers, Robert Grissett, Aamber Hopson, Stacy Jackson, Patrick Kamfolt V, Anh Luong, Deven Ruane, Lindsey Service, Raquel Trejos and Kendra Webb

  • BCC announces continuing education courses

    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.

    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.

    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu.

    Call 755-7380 to register.

  • Continuing education classes offered at BCC

    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 toward adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Karen Ladley, public information officer.

    Many business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and over, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • Lawsuits refiled against school board

    Three lawsuits against the Brunswick County Board of Education and three former Brunswick County Schools employees have been voluntarily dismissed. They were refiled Monday.

    Attorney Robert Tatum, who has law offices in Southport and Raleigh, said he refiled the lawsuits after the board of education’s attorney, Kathleen Tanner, filed a motion to dismiss the board from all cases. The motion states the board is protected by the doctrine of governmental immunity according to N.C. General Statute 115C-42.