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Education

  • 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.

  • WBHS seeks a ‘mother’s touch’

    West Brunswick High School is looking for a few positive women with a motherly touch to participate in its “Mother’s Touch” mentoring program.

    If you would like to help some young ladies with that motherly touch, call Assistant Principal Caryl Fullwood at the school at 754-4338 as soon as possible, because there is a young lady who needs a “mother’s touch.”

  • Corning Inc., Orton foundations sponsor CIS Benefit Gala

    Corning Inc. Foundation has provided a $5,000 sponsorship of the 2017 CIS “Supporting Student Success” Benefit Gala being held Nov. 2 at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach.

    CIS also received a sponsorship from the Orton Foundation for the event.

  • Witness shares details of Friday school bus crash on N.C. 211

    SUPPLY — Taryn Clemmons of Shallotte had just picked up her son from South Brunswick Charter School on Friday and was heading back toward Shallotte on the only road that could get her there, N.C. 211, when she crested the hill and saw the immediate aftermath of a collision involving two buses and a truck.

  • School board approves personnel changes

    Brunswick County Board of Education approved these personnel changes after a closed session at their Oct. 3 meeting:

    • Joyce Beatty to serve as Supply Elementary School interim assistant principal from Oct. 2 through Jan. 22, 2018.

    • The resignation of Ashley Vickery as assistant principal at Town Creek Elementary School, effective Oct. 6.

    • Jennifer Faircloth’s transfer as assistant principal from Union Elementary School to Town Creek Elementary effective Oct. 9.

  • Women’s philanthropy organization recognizes BCC scholarship recipients

    BOLIVIA — When she was 1, Katie Evans lost her mother to breast cancer. She lost a woman she would never truly get to know and her maternal grandmother lost her only daughter, bringing the two together.

    “We became the center of each others’ world,” Evans told the audience at the Women in Philanthropy & Leadership of Brunswick annual membership meeting at the Virginia Williamson Event Center on Oct. 11.