• Prom Closet announced, donations needed

    South Brunswick High School will host the Prom Closet on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school cafeteria.

    This event is for all Brunswick County young ladies in search of a prom dress or eighth-grade formal dress. Included are shoes, purses and other accessories. These items are free.

    Dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories can be dropped off at SBHS between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • 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.

  • Board OKs 2018-19 school calendars

    BOLIVIA — Students can expect slightly longer school days but perhaps less stress during winter break after the Brunswick County Board of Education approved both the district’s calendar and the Brunswick County Early College High School 2018-19 calendar April 10.

    Brunswick County Schools associate superintendent Dr. Jerry Oates said that for the 2018-19 school year, classes will begin 10 minutes earlier and end 10 minutes later than the current schedule.

    Students will return to classes for the next semester Aug. 27 and end the school year May 30.

  • BCC resolves problem identified in state audit

    Brunswick Community College has resolved the problem identified in an Office of the State Auditorreport released April 6 that showed the college did not report in a timely manner changes to its number of students who receive federal financial assistance.

    BCC gave $2.2 million in federal aid to 670 of its students the year ending June 30, 2017, with the audit testing a sample of 120 students who changed enrollment while under the federal aid program.

    The report showed more than a third of the students weren’t reported properly.

  • Students write surprise cards for veterans preparing for Honor Flight

    SHALLOTTE — On April 14, Marine Duane Ruff and other veterans will fly first class to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight Network, a program that gives military veterans the chance to see monuments and landmarks in the Washington metropolitan area.

    They’ll have cards from Brunswick County students to read on the way and enjoy a celebration just for them when they fly back to Minnesota.