CFLC in the News

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CFLC: Buzz-worthy News!!! The Spelling Bee is back and better than ever for an amazing 29th year!

CFLC: Buzz-worthy News!!! The Spelling Bee is back and better than ever for an amazing 29th year!

  Cape Fear Literacy Council proudly announces the 29th Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy! The Bee is on Thursday, September 15th at 7 PM at the Terraces on Sir Tyler. We invite the community to share in this fun evening devoted to words! Admission is FREE and there will be light refreshments, a cash bar, audience games and prizes, and fun for both audience and competitors. You can help your favorite team with the “Best Cheering Section” prize! Not the traditional spelling bee, this friendly competition fields teams of up to 4 adults who...

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CFLC: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Informational Workshop on Tuesday, May 24th

CFLC: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services  Informational Workshop on Tuesday, May 24th

YOU ARE INVITED On Tuesday, May 24th, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services representative, Lisa Wohlrab will hold two free information sessions at Cape Fear Literacy Council. This is a chance for you to learn more about citizenship and immigration.  These information sessions are open to the public. Do not miss this opportunity to have all your questions answered! WHERE: Cape Fear Literacy Council, Building B 1012 So. 17th Street, Wilmington DAY: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 TIME (CHOOSE ONE):  10:30 AM – 12 Noon 6:00 – 7:30 PM Call...

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Star News: Literacy Council luncheon worked, Spelling Bee up next

Star News: Literacy Council luncheon worked, Spelling Bee up next

Literacy Council luncheon worked, Spelling Bee up next Posted Jun 23, 2016 at 2:59 PM By Cheryl Whitaker StarNews Staff WILMINGTON — Cape Fear Literacy Council celebrates the success of its seventh annual Literacy Luncheon held June 2. The even raised more than $50,000 for the organization while educating nearly 300 community members about the importance of the nonprofit’s mission: to provide personalized education so adults can transform their lives and contribute to a stronger local community.  At the luncheon, the Literacy Council was also...

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CFLC: Please join us for the 7th Annual Literacy Luncheon on June 2nd and participate in the Live Oak Bank Challenge Grant!

CFLC: Please join us for the 7th Annual Literacy Luncheon on June 2nd and participate in the Live Oak Bank Challenge Grant!

Please join Cape Fear Literacy Council and our Presenting Sponsor, Live Oak Bank, in celebrating CFLC’s mission to provide personalized education so adults can transform their lives and contribute to a stronger local community. Mark your calendars to join Cape Fear Literacy Council on Thursday, June 2nd, at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, for the Cape Fear Literacy Council’s 7th Annual Literacy Luncheon featuring CFLC’s Readers’ Theater and special guest, celebrated author and philosopher, Tom Morris. For the 2016 Luncheon,...

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Port City Daily: Superhero, sci-fi fans unite for first Cape Fear Comic Con

Port City Daily:  Superhero, sci-fi fans unite for first Cape Fear Comic Con

Superhero, sci-fi fans unite for first Cape Fear Comic Con By Hilary Snow on April 8, 2016 Calling all cape-wearers and cosplayers, amateur superheroes and would-be zombies – the first Cape Fear Comic Con is nigh. Fanboys and girls of all ages can geek out to a host of cross-genre artists and notable personalities during the inaugural event, set for Saturday, April 16, at Wilmington Moose Lodge, 4610 Carolina Beach Road. A growing national trend anchored by longstanding conventions like the one in San Diego, comic cons are mass gatherings of...

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Start-News: Organizer hopes MGC Parade Mile encourages families to exercise

Start-News: Organizer hopes MGC Parade Mile encourages families to exercise

Organizer hopes MGC Parade Mile encourages families to exercise   By Tim Hower Published: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 1:56 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 1:56 p.m. The origin of the MGC Parade Mile is a pretty simple one. Local attorney Walt Rapp wanted to do something positive in the community that would help his children understand the importance of giving back. Rapp reached out to Tom Clifford of Without Limits and Colin Hackman of Go Time. The three came up with the idea of having a competitive 1-mile race with proceeds...

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NC Azalea Festival: Join CFLC for the MGC Parade Mile – April 9th at the Azalea Festival!

NC Azalea Festival: Join CFLC for the MGC Parade Mile – April 9th at the Azalea Festival!

The Parade Mile will take place at approximately 8:55a on April 9, 2016 immediately before the Azalea Festival Parade. According to the festival’s website, the parade brings approximately 100K people to downtown Wilmington each year.The race will be broken down into several heats, include and encourage the participation of children, and the final heat will be participants in Azalea Festival garb, a fun mile with people in southern belle dresses and seersucker suits. The course will be an out and back through a portion of the parade route on...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal: Payne Named To New Post With Literacy Council

Greater Wilmington Business Journal: Payne Named To New Post With Literacy Council

Payne Named To New Post With Literacy Council By Jenny Callison, Posted Jan 5, 2016 A member of the Cape Fear Literacy Council staff has taken a new position with the organization. Erin Payne, CFLC’s former community outreach coordinator, has been named the literacy council’s new director of fund development, and has successfully completed her first project in that capacity. Payne’s career has focused on the nonprofit sector, according to a news release from the organization. She has served as the executive director of several nonprofits and...

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Encore Magazine: The Cape Fear Literacy Council’s popular 12 Tastes of Christmas returns

Encore Magazine: The Cape Fear Literacy Council’s popular 12 Tastes of Christmas returns

Published: December 8, 2015 By:  Shannon Rae Gentry NOT TO MISS: The 12 Tastes of Christmas to benefit the Cape Fear Literacy Council likely will be another sold out event at the Brooklyn Arts Center (516 N. 4th St.) on Dec. 11 . Photo by EJM Photography U.S. Department of Education research shows low literacy is an underlying issue related to underemployment, poor health status and limited civic engagement. These and other social ills come at significant costs to individuals and society as a whole. “The effects of low literacy cost the...

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The 31st Annual CFLC Gala – Take Me To Neverland – Tickets on Sale!

The 31st Annual CFLC Gala – Take Me To Neverland – Tickets on Sale!

You’ll never want to grow up when you reach our Neverland!  Venture past the ‘second star to the right’ with hosts Cape Fear Literacy Council and Ashley Furniture Homestore to a Neverland evening of fun and fantasy, as we raise funds to make literacy a reality for hundreds of adults this year. CFLC provides small group classes and one-to-one tutoring to help the nearly 40% of adults in the Cape Fear Region who struggle to read this page. You’ll want to party ‘straight on til morning’ at our 31st Annual...

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