• Education briefs

    WRN website created
    Individuals seeking the scoop on the best books in town typically read critics’ reviews. For those looking for something a little more exciting, visit www.bcswan.net/wrn for a creative book review experience known as Who’s Reading Now (WRN).
    WRN was an idea launched by Brunswick County media coordinators in partnership with Acacia Dixon, instructional technology coordinator.

  • Motorcycle skills course now offered at BCC

     SUPPLY—Have you ever wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle? Or are you looking to sharpen your motorcycle driving skills?

    Brunswick Community College will begin to teach motorcycle rider education and safety courses for beginners and experienced riders.

    “With all of the motorcycle enthusiasts in the county, we think the county has been needing this for a long time,” said Lori Summerlin, program coordinator. “In the last few years there has been an increase in the volume of people in this area on motorcycles.”

  • 4-H’ers find reading program helps students

    Beginning in October 2008, Brunswick County 4-H instituted “Reading Makes the Best Better” to celebrate National 4-H Week and to offer 4-H members the chance to do what 4-H’ers love to do best through community service, citizenship activities and education.

  • Education briefs

    Help Bolivia school win contest
    Bolivia Elementary School has been in heated competition with schools nationwide since July 15. The Paper Mate Company, through Facebook, is offering three schools throughout the country an opportunity to win $10,000.00 in Paper Mate supplies.

  • CIS gala provides scholarships

    Each year, Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at each of the county’s five high schools. Last year, 22 students received help with their tuition and nine were the first in their families to attend college. The total amount of scholarships awarded by CIS was more than $83,000.

  • Marjoram named Teacher of Year

    “What’s your favorite subject?” is a common question posed to children and most times the answer comes back resoundingly, “P.E!” We all know math, reading and science are all very important for developing life skills in children, but so is that favorite subject: health and physical education.

  • Walmart spearheads back-to-school supply drive

    Walmart stores in Leland, Shallotte and Southport are working with Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) to collect school supplies for students attending Brunswick County Schools. The Build-A-Backpack campaign runs through Aug. 21.

  • Ed and Dinah Gore honored with national award

    Ed and Dinah Gore of Sunset Beach recently received a national award for their philanthropy. They were honored in mid-June during the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association’s annual conference in Lubbock, Texas.

  • Registration for CIS after-school programs begins for nine local elementary schools

    Looking for a fun, safe and convenient place for your child to stay after the school day ends?

  • BCC to offer solar installation program

    Starting Aug. 6, Brunswick Community College will begin offering a NABCEP approved Solar Installer Training Program. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students will be eligible to sit for the NABCEP entry-level exam.