• 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.

  • Search for new BCC president begins

    BOLIVIA — The search is on for the next president of Brunswick Community College.
    “This is the most important job of the board, is to hire the new president,” president Dr. Susanne Adams, who will retire in January 2019, said during the board of trustees’ March 15 meeting.

  • 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.

  • BCC offers basic canine obedience classes

    Brunswick Community College will offer basic canine obedience and advanced canine obedience spring classes. Class dates are March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Shallotte Fire Department’s fire training grounds, 400 Forest St. Ext. NW in Shallotte.

    Basic canine obedience class

  • Benton appointed new headmaster of Charter Day School

    Laurie Benton of Leland has been appointed as headmaster of Charter Day School, effective Feb. 5, by its board.

    Benton graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. She taught fourth grade in Durham for three years before becoming a third-grade teacher at Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, eventually becoming lead teacher.

  • BCECHS informational forum Feb. 13

    Brunswick County Early College High School will host an informational forum to share information and answer questions about the school at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Brunswick Community College campus.

    Brunswick Early College High School is a North Carolina S.T.E.M. School of Distinction and a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. Students and parents of interested students must attend the meeting, which is for current eighth- or ninth-graders interested in learning more about the application process.

  • BCC board to decide Assembly Hall’s fate at Feb. 15 meeting

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees is expected to decide what to do with Assembly Hall, denoted as Building I on a campus map, at their next regular meeting Feb. 15.

    At their November meeting, chairman Alan Holden said plans for the grounds around the proposed allied health building call for the possible removal of the Assembly Hall building. During that same meeting, the board set a Jan. 4 meeting to discuss a schematic draft for a planned allied health building on campus.

  • VFW NC names Union’s Cumbee elementary school Teacher of the Year

    Union Elementary School teacher Tara Cumbee has been named as the VFW NC Teacher of the Year in the elementary school category.

    Cumbee will be joined at the official ceremony at the VFW NC Convention Banquet in Cary on Feb. 2 by Col. Joseph Calisto, who is a West Brunswick High School JROTC instructor. He brings home the award in the high school category.