• Another Brunswick student earns National Merit semifinalist spot

    Rachel Hurst, a student at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, has been named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

    The daughter of Mark and Robin Hurst of Calabash, Rachel previously attended Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS). After completing her studies at the School of Science and Math, Rachel would like to go to either UNC Chapel Hill or Duke University where she plans to specialize in molecular genetics.

  • CIS leads food drive in schools

    “Disaster often captures the hearts and attention of children, just as it does adults. When a child sees a victim that looks like them, they want to help,” explained Kathy Smith, CIS after-school director. “That is what happened in 2005 when the CIS after-school students spearheaded a countywide ‘penny drive’ to support the victims of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. Although the picture of today’s local victims are not that of a tsunami, hunger can also motivate children to want to help others.”

  • Education briefs

    School officials discuss West Nile Virus
    Recent reports of mosquito-born diseases like West Nile Virus and concern for the safety and welfare of students and staff prompted Brunswick County School officials to host a round table discussion recently with representatives from the Brunswick County Department of Health and Brunswick County Operations Services.

  • After nearly 50 years Bob Grimes to retire from education

    After serving students and families for 46 years, Robert “Bob” Grimes is getting ready to retire from education.

    During his career, Grimes, assistant superintendent for Brunswick County Schools, has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.

    His leadership and love of reading ignited the system’s Today a Reader-Tomorrow a Leader Initiative. He has also played a key role in the expansion of district’s library collections.

  • BCECHS student named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

    A student from Brunswick County Early College High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

    Michael Rahal, a BCECHS senior, is the only semifinalist this year from Brunswick County Schools. This is the third consecutive year BCECHS has had a semifinalist in the distinguished scholarship program.

  • Education briefs

    BCC offers short-term classes for fall
    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

  • Brunswick Community College reappoints trustees

    On Aug. 16, Alan Holden, John Jones and Bobby Long took the oath of office as reappointed members of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees.
    Holden was reappointed for his second term by the governor’s office.
    Jones was reappointed for a fifth term by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.
    Long was reappointed for his third term by the Brunswick County Board of Education.

  • BCC lands Back-to-Work grant geared at putting people back to work

    SUPPLY—There is a common goal at Brunswick Community College—to help put people back to work.

    Brunswick Community College recently learned it was selected as one of 16 community colleges in the state to receive funding under the Back-to-Work grant. BCC is the only one in the southeastern portion of the state.

    The program is a partnership between North Carolina community colleges and the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

  • SmartMusic accompanies South students

    Learning to play a musical instrument is full of high notes and low notes, literally. But thanks to the new SmartMusic software purchased through a Smart Connections Grant from ATMC, students in the music program at South Brunswick High School are refining their technique and making beautiful music.

  • Students learn solar system installation

    Brunswick Community College (BCC), in partnership with Cape Fear Solar Systems LLC, a solar system design and installation business, has successfully completed the second semester of solar installer classes, closing with a record of 62.5 percent of students passing the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV entry level examination.
    Since the course was introduced in August 2011, almost 30 students have registered. BCC has so far trained and educated 26 solar professionals, 19 of which have been through the ultimate and rigorous NABCEP testing.