• Trustees choose Smith as new BCC president

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees chose Dr. Gene Smith to succeed Dr. Susanne Adams as the college’s president in a unanimous vote after a closed session during their regular meeting Thursday night.

    The State Board of Community Colleges approved the action Friday.

    BCC board chairman Alan Holden said Smith accepted the position and will begin Jan. 2.

  • Volunteers sought for CIS Peer Court

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County seeks compassionate people as volunteers who will change student lives in Brunswick County.

    Through CIS programs, volunteers help fulfill the CIS mission “to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” CIS was founded on the belief that “it’s relationships, not programs that change children.”

  • Three finalists chosen for BCC president

    Brunswick Community College has narrowed its pool of applicants for president from 80 to three.

    The BCC Board of Trustees announced in a Thursday news release Drs. Gene Smith, Thomas Gould and Joel Welch are finalists for the position held by Dr. Susanne Adams, the college’s first female president.

    Adams announced in February she will retire in January. The new president will assume the position Jan. 2, according to the release.

  • Showcase of Bands set for Oct. 30

    All Brunswick County Schools marching bands will showcase their talents at South Brunswick High School for the annual Showcase of Bands event Tuesday, Oct. 30. This is an opportunity to see the competitive choreographed musical marching band routines of each high school on the same field on the same evening.

    Gates open at 6:15 p.m. with the performance at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

  • Willis receives statewide recognition with PAL Award

    Wanda Willis, lead nurse for Brunswick County Schools based at North Brunswick High School, is one of only three nurses in North Carolina to be honored with the 2018 Phyllis Avery Lane (PAL) Award.

    Organizers said her efforts to influence school health policy, to promote evidence-based practices and to work effectively with others are just a few of the reasons why she was selected for statewide recognition.

  • BCLC gets one-year reprieve from federal funding loss

    Eleven adult education providers facing a loss of government funding, including the Brunswick County Literacy Council, will receive assistance to mitigate that loss as a result of a provision added to the 2018-19 North Carolina state budget by Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Hendersonville, the North Carolina Literacy Association announced June 6.

  • Summer Youth Leadership Series to begin June 19

    The Disability Resources Center in Wilmington is sponsoring a Summer Youth Leadership Series.

    This eight-week series starting June 19 is an opportunity for youth and young adults ages 16-24 with disabilities to participate in leadership workshops and tours of UNCW and CFCC.

  • BCC invites community ‘Back to the Classroom’

    On May 30 from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Brunswick Community College will welcome community members “Back to the Classroom” to celebrate the joy of learning and engage with the campus community.

    The BCC Foundation, in partnership with friends from Brunswick County and beyond, are pleased to offer the opportunity to sample two courses followed by a brief reception.

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  • 344 county teachers rally in Raleigh

    LELAND — Brunswick County Schools Teacher of the Year Carolyn Phillips planned to join 343 other teachers from the district at the state capital Wednesday for the “March for Students and Rally for Respect” organized by the nonpartisan North Carolina Association of Educators.

    District officials announced May 10 that classes would be canceled May 16 because of the large number of teachers who asked for the day off.

    The day was designated a non-required teacher workday and students do not have to make up the day.

  • Hans chosen president of state Community College System

    The State Board of Community Colleges on May 1 elected Peter Hans, formerly of Southport, as the ninth president of the North Carolina Community College System.

    Following the board meeting, Hans was introduced at a news conference attended by Gov. Roy Cooper, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore.