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  • New Lincoln Elementary teacher prepares for back-to-school

    LELAND — It’s about to be Elise Cabrisses’ second first day of school.

    Cabrisses, 24, of Wilmington, will begin her first day of teaching language arts and social studies to fifth-graders at Lincoln Elementary School starting Monday, Aug. 29. She said a year of teaching fifth-graders at Dogwood Elementary in Reston, Va., the previous school year ensures she has a pretty good idea of what she’s in for.

  • CIS seeks volunteers

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) is among student support organizations that mobilize community volunteers as mentors. Mentoring, which requires minimal time commitments from the volunteer, is an often critical resource that enables students to keep pace for the school year; frequently the relationships created between mentors and students has attributed to successes that otherwise would never have been possible.

  • Blood donations urgently needed

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage.

    The summer months are among the most challenging times of years to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. Many regular donors delay giving while they take vacation and participate in summer activities.

    In appreciation for helping to save lives, those who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card claim code.

  • Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope application acceptance under way

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency will begin taking applications, by appointment only, Monday, Aug. 29, for the Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 4.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Family Resource Center in Leland and New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Carolina Shores commissioners to have special meeting Aug. 29

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting Monday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. in the council chambers at town hall, 200 Persimmon Road, with the TOCS Planning Board to discuss the town drainage study, comprehensive plan and floodplain management and community rating system.

  • New BFA director resigns after 48 days on the job

    The newly appointed executive director of Brunswick Family Assistance abruptly resigned last week, just a month-and-a-half after officially taking over the reins of the 35-year-old nonprofit community service agency.

    Lou Nistler, who previously led the National Parkinson Foundation and Combined Federal Campaign in Washington, D.C., resigned from BFA last Friday, Aug. 19, BFA board chairman Bill Hadesty confirmed Tuesday.

  • Author to read short stories Aug. 25 @ Hickmans Crossroads Library

    Author T.D. (Tim) Johnston will read short stories from his book, “Friday Afternoon and Other Stories,” at the next scheduled program at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.

  • African Children's Choir sings Sept. 18 @ BCCOWA

    The African Children’s Choir is making a return appearance to the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

    Admission is free, but advance tickets are required. Call the Odell Williamson Auditorium box office at (910) 755-7416 for more information.

  • Seven candidates apply for Sunset Beach mayor seat

    Seven people have applied to serve as Sunset Beach’s next mayor, but one does not meet the residential requirement.

    Sunset Beach Town Clerk Lisa Anglin provided the Beacon with resumes of six applicants submitted by the town’s Aug. 19 deadline.

    The six residents who qualified for consideration to fill the remaining term of former Mayor Ron Watts are Jeffrey Coffey, Peter Oler, Robert Forrester, Anita August, Robert Farrell and John Corbett.

  • SB board shutters amenity centers in commercial zone

    The Sunset Beach Planning Board has approved what may be the last private amenity center in the island’s beach business (BB-1) commercial zone

    Approval at the board’s Aug. 4 meeting was for an amenity center for the Kingfish Bay development in Calabash.

    The board’s next action was to remove private amenity centers as a permitted use in the BB-1 zone.

    Both measures are advisory recommendations that will be forwarded to Sunset Beach Town Council for consideration.