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Today's News

  • Teachers get North Carolina honors

    Brunswick County Schools are proud to be the home of the top two North Carolina social studies teachers. 

    The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS) announced the selection of Laura Hunter of South Brunswick High School as Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year and Margaret Arrowood of Shallotte Middle School as Outstanding Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year. 

    “Both of these awards coming to one county is remarkable,” said Superintendent Edward Pruden, when he learned of the honors. 

  • Bolivia Elementary names Terrific Kids

    Bolivia Elementary has announced the following students have been named Terrific Kids for November, December and January:

    November Terrific Kids

    Kindergarten: Gabriel McKenney, Gracie Trivette, Anthony DiAngelo.

    First grade: Cameron Troscianiec, Daniel Champion, Ryleigh Gleason, Cameron Burgess.

    Second grade: Issak McKenney, Serena Priestley, Brooke Huffman.

    Third grade: Tyress Hall, Dixie Barker, Sadie Steele, Cassidy McLaughlin.

    Fourth grade: Amanda Wescott, Anna Shelton, Iain Rice, Hannah Vetrano.

  • CIS honored for volunteer hours, contributions

    CIS of Brunswick County was recognized as the local affiliate with the most volunteers (1,934) and donating more than 67,000 hours of volunteer time in the school year of 2009-2010 at the 2011 Communities in Schools of North Carolina Training Institute. CIS Brunswick County leads all other affiliates in the state, which includes areas such as Charlotte and Wake County.

  • Newcomers to meet March 16

    The Brunswick Newcomers Club (BNC) will meet on Wednesday, March 16, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St. (between Bay and Moore streets). The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments, followed by the formal meeting at 10 a.m.

    Tom Woods, Brunswick County Master Gardener, will talk about what grows here in coastal North Carolina. This will be a time to get a jump on your spring and summer planting and gardening.

    Sign-up sheets for various activities and trips will also be available at the meeting.

  • Blooming for a Cause is April 16

    The GFWC of Holden Beach will once again present Blooming for a Cause, a charity luncheon, fashion show and silent auction to benefit Hope Harbor Home and Providence Home, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

    Hope Harbor Home is a shelter for women and children. Providence Home provides temporary housing for teens in need.

  • Religion briefs

    Hoppers are coming to church

    As part of their Southern Gospel Music Series at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia, The Hoppers from Madison will be appearing in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20.

    The Hoppers, one of Gospel music’s most acclaimed and awarded family recording artists, have just completed an all-new studio recording, “Something’s Happening” (Spring Hill Music). The new release, produced and arranged by composer and producer Lari Goss, has been in the works for nearly two years.

  • The women of the world pose a serious question: How many loaves have you?

    I can still smell the yeasty, sweet, enticing aroma of baking bread as the bus ride took us past the Wonder Bread Bakery in East Hartford, Conn. Probably a mile or two before we spotted the factory, the odors bathed us, encasing us in a comforting fragrance. It was far more than the scent of an irretrievable past. It was a reminder that simple things are not to be trashed. 

  • Food safety class to be offered beginning March 21

    Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class offered in four sessions on March 21, 28, April 4 and April 11 at the Training Center in the Cooperative Extension building (Building N) at the Government Center in Bolivia.

    The four-hour classroom sessions will begin at 12:30 p.m. each day. Participation is required at all four sessions. 

  • Ellis-Jankowski engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Bo Allena Ellis of Shallotte and Daniel Mark Jankowski of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cecil Allen Ellis Sr. of Shallotte and Peggy Hewett Alred of Graysville, Ala. The prospective groom is the son of Mark and Jennifer Jankowski of Supply. A May 14 wedding is planned at Ocean Isle Beach Park.

     

                 

  • Group goes on bird-watching trip

    On Thursday, Feb. 24, a group of eight Brunswick County residents went kayaking down Rice and Town creeks.

    The morning started off cool, like most late winter mornings do, but quickly warmed up to feel almost spring. Their adventure began at the wildlife boat ramp on Gordon Lewis Road. 

    Don Harty, co-owner of Mahanaim Adventures, met the group to lead them on a guided bird watching/kayaking adventure down both of these creeks.