WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — WB Surf Camp is pleased to announce the next session in their series of Aloha Charity Camps, this one designed for those affected by Alopecia & Cancer. The charity surf camp will take place on August 13, 2011 at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. and is open to 100 participants. The session is complimentary and geared toward building community, raising awareness, learning to surf and having fun!
SOUTHPORT, N..C – The 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 July 17 through August 21, 2011.
“Walmart strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of students in our communities,” says Jimmy Creech, manager of the Southport store. “This program will assist in ensuring that our students are prepared for school.”
SHALLOTTE, N.C. — ATMC has awarded Community Connections grant funds totaling $25,000 to 17 organizations serving Brunswick County. The cooperative recently honored its sixth annual community grant recipients with a reception at ATMC’s corporate headquarters in Shallotte. Representatives from each organization talked about the programs for which the grant funds were rewarded and how these grants will positively impact area residents.
Those receiving funding were:
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SHALLOTTE, N.C. — ATMC has presented $1000 scholarships to three Brunswick County high school seniors.
Taylor Hewett is the daughter of Heath and Becky Hewett of Ocean Isle Beach. Taylor plans to attend Clemson University, where she will major in Biology. Mackensie Pless is the daughter of Timothy and Susan Pless of Bolivia. She plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill and major in English Literature and History. Anna Zeng is the daughter of Ray and Meg Zeng of Shallotte and plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill, where she will major in Global Public Health.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Progress Energy issued its fifth corporate responsibility report today, reflecting the company’s commitment to transparent communication on environmental performance, financial management, community partnerships and other business issues. The 2011 report also mentions the planned merger with Duke Energy and how the combined company will be positioned for growth, enabling a continued commitment to serving its customers and communities.
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Cape Fear Community College Foundation raised over $185,000 for student scholarships during its seventh annual “Changing Lives through the Gift of Education” luncheon on May 19. This brings the CFCC Foundation’s yearly fundraising total to more than $1.2 million.
In his keynote address, Dr. Mike Wilkinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of PPD, outlined the merits of community college education to an audience of more than 600 businesspeople gathered at the Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington.
LELAND, N.C. — Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) awarded $1,000 scholarships to five graduating seniors at North Brunswick County High School during this year’s senior awards ceremony. Recipients were interviewed and scored based on academics, school activities, community involvement, financial need, and interview presentation.
CIS partners with local businesses, industries, civic clubs, agencies, communities of faith and individuals to provide these scholarships.
ATLANTA — The Verizon Foundation has awarded an $80,000 grant to the Salvation Army, southern territory to assist relief efforts in communities affected by recent tornados.
In addition, the Verizon Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar donations by U.S.-based Verizon employees, up to $1,000 per employee per year, through its disaster relief incentive program. The program will match donations to the American Red Cross, Save the Children and the Salvation Army.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Seeking to improve access to quality healthcare for underserved communities around the United States, the GE Foundation — the philanthropic organization of GE (NYSE: GE) — announced Thursday that it has selected New Hanover Community Health Center in Wilmington to receive a $250,000 grant over the next two years through its national GE Developing Health™ program.
New Hanover County has an uninsured rate of 24 percent (ages 19-64) and 18 percent of county children (under age 18) are in poverty.
LELAND, N.C. – The Leland Area Rotary Club’s inaugural “LA Classic” Golf Tournament, held Thursday, April 14 at Magnolia Greens Golf Course in Leland, raised nearly $3,900 in net proceeds that will benefit Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross and Rotary International’s $200 million challenge to eradicate polio worldwide.
“The new energy economy demands skills that were not attainable, or even known, a generation ago,” said Lloyd Yates, president and CEO of Progress Energy Carolinas. “To increase awareness and build the energy workforce of the future, we must introduce energy concepts and related skills to students early in their education. Supporting education in our local communities also helps to ensure that students are given the opportunity to succeed and continue their education beyond high school.”
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Progress Energy Foundation is contributing $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help local victims of the April 16 violent storms. The funds will be distributed among the affected counties in the utility’s service territory.
Progress Energy is also providing employees with time off to assist their communities with clean-up efforts over the next month as part of the company’s Give Where You Live volunteer program. The utility has set up collection boxes at many office facilities, power plants and operations centers to collect donated food, water, clothing and other items.
LELAND, N.C. – A breakfast held Feb. 22 in Leland raised approximately $6,500 for the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Leadership Breakfast, which is part of the Boy Scouts’ “Investment in Character” campaign, is only the second such event held in Leland. District Attorney Jon David was the keynote speaker.
Members of the Home Services Team of Coastal North Carolina (HSTNC), a group of southeastern North Carolina businesses that provide home services such as roofing and appliance repair, recently donated $3,000 to Step Up for Soldiers. The funds were raised through the group’s “Helping Heroes for the Holidays” campaign, during which they contributed $5 for each new customer to Step Up for Soldiers, a New Hanover County-based non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of disabled veterans and their families. HSTNC members presented a check to Tom Russell, founder of Step Up for Soldiers, in late January.
Members of the Home Services Team of Coastal North Carolina (HSTNC), a group of southeastern North Carolina businesses that provide home services such as roofing and appliance repair, are in the midst of a campaign entitled “Helping Heroes for the Holidays.” Between now and Christmas, each of the group’s member will contribute $5 for every new customer to Step Up For Soldiers, a New Hanover County-based non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of disabled veterans and their families. Step Up For Soldiers is an all-volunteer organization that places special emphasis on helping disabled veterans who were involved in Operation Enduring Freedom and subsequent combat operations. For more information about Step Up For Soldiers, visit http://www.stepupforsoldiers.org.
The cooperative honored the recipients with a reception on November 9th at ATMC’s corporate headquarters in Shallotte. Representatives from each school talked about the programs for which the grant funds are earmarked and how these grants will positively impact area students.
Those receiving funding were:
LELAND, N.C. – Pioneer Strategies, a Brunswick County-based public relations agency, has signed on as a Bronze Sponsor of Communities in Schools of Brunswick County’s Ninth Annual Benefit Gala for Children, which is set for Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Sea Trail Conference Center in Sunset Beach. Tickets are available for the gala. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.cisbrunswick.org/gala.html.
SHALLOTTE, NC — ATMC has presented $1000 scholarships to three Brunswick County high school seniors.
Nicolas Merritt is the son of Jay and Diane Merritt of Leland. Nicolas plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill, where he will major in Bio-chemistry. Kaili Adloo of Oak Island is the daughter of Lona Kolb of Oak Island. She plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill as well and major in Medicinal Chemistry. Shanae Frink is the daughter of Andrea and Lyndon Frink of Ash and plans to attend North Carolina State University, where she will major in Political Science.
SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Communities in Schools of Brunswick County will hold its 3rd annual “Stuff The Bus” event on tax free weekend. The event, which is sponsored by the Leland, Shallotte and Southport Wal Marts, will take place on Aug. 7, 2010 and runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Work on Wilmington 2011, an annual community service event in which hundreds of volunteers complete in just four hours projects that make Wilmington a better place to live, has been scheduled for April 16, 2011. On this day, volunteers will gather at various locations throughout New Hanover County and work from 8:00 a.m. to noon on projects of lasting value to the community.
SHALLOTTE, N.C. — Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) announced the two winners of the 2010 Scholarship Highway Program, Anna Fairfax of Chadbourn and Rebecca Sidelinger of Shallotte. The BEMC Scholarship Highway Program awards two (2) scholarships of $5,000 to high school seniors, one each from Brunswick and Columbus Counties. Scholarship applicants were judged on a combination of academic achievement, participation in the community and school-related activities, SAT scores, letters of reference and submission of a 1,500 word essay on “Renewable Energy: The Realities.” Educators from Brunswick Community College and Southeastern Community College judged the competition.
LELAND, N.C. – The Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) held its first Leadership Breakfast in Leland on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. The Cape Fear Council has held similar events in Wilmington and other nearby communities. The event raised nearly $4,000 in pledges and contributions for the Cape Fear Council. The Boy Scouts of America celebrated its 100th Anniversary in February.
Sponsors are needed for the Closer to Home Golf Classic on Thursday, May 6 at Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest. Tournament sponsorship opportunities are available from $150 hole sponsor to $10,000 title sponsor. Proceeds benefit the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home Capital Campaign to build a hospice care center in Brunswick County. To become a sponsor, contact Kelly Gaggin 910-796-7962.
Supply, NC – Local businessman Louie Lewis donated 7.35 acres to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter for a new 20,000 square-foot inpatient hospice facility just off Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia, North Carolina.
“I’ve been blessed and it is nice to share our blessings with others. Lower Cape Fear Hospice has been great to the community and this brings me great joy to be able to do this,” said Louie Lewis.
HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. – The Town of Holden Beach is hosting a bike ride to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society on Saturday, May 1, 2010. The event begins at 8 a.m. at Holden Beach Pavilion. Registration is $25 before Feb. 15, $30 between Feb. 16 through Mar. 15 and $35 thereafter. Participants may choose between a 35-mile route, a 55-mile route and a 100-mile route. The event also includes a short, free family ride. Route details will be posted at a later date. This event will include activities for families and riders both during and after the ride.
Shallotte, NC – ATMC has begun accepting applications for its 2010 community grant program, Community Connections. This program addresses the needs of Brunswick County residents in a variety of areas including: emergency and disaster relief, arts and culture, civic service, and health and human services.
Brunswick County – Communities In Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) will award a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors at each of the county’s three high schools as well as the Brunswick County Academy and Early College High School.
Applicants will be interviewed and scored based on financial need, academics, school activities, community involvement, and interview presentation.
Shallotte, NC – The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and Rourk Woods invite you to keep warm this January with a cup of Brunswick Stew! The 2nd Annual Brunswick Stew Cook-off will kickoff January 30th 10:00am-4:00pm at Rourk Woods in Shallotte. This event is perfect for the entire family and will feature Brunswick stew tastings, a kid’s area, a beer garden, live music by Jaded Mayberry, local crafters, super bowl party giveaway, food vendors and much more!
Miller High Life, the beer that surprised America last year with its one-second ad, will once again call a time-out for common sense during the Big Game – this year giving air-time to four deserving small businesses from around the country.
The 30-second spot will feature the owners of Del’s Barber Shop in Escondido, Calif., Tim’s Baseball Card Shop in Chicago, Ill., Loretta’s Authentic Pralines in New Orleans, La., Bizarre Guitar & Drum in Phoenix, Ariz. as well as Miller High Life’s very own no-nonsense deliveryman. It will air in major markets during the Big Game on February 7, 2010.
“We are deeply concerned about the people suffering from the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti”
.“We are deeply concerned about the people suffering from the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti,” said John Hess, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Hess Corporation. “To help provide medical care, shelter, water and other essential supplies, we are donating $1 million to the following outstanding organizations that are on the ground in Haiti providing critical aid: $500,000 to the International Medical Corps; $250,000 to UNICEF; and $250,000 to the International Rescue Committee.”