March 15, 2017

B&GH Good Friday Open House to feature The Sacrifice

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The 2017 Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Good Friday Open House will feature a presentation of The Sacrifice: Greater Love Has No One Than This… by Ocean View Baptist Church. This special performance will take place on Friday, April 14 from 7 – 8:15 p.m. in the Leamon E. Rogers Memorial Chapel. A light reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Admission is free. Read More

March 10, 2017

B&GH outdoor basketball court to receive new surface thanks to local grants

Lake Waccamaw, NC – After more than 30 years of use, the outdoor basketball court at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina will be receiving a new surface thanks to grants provided by the St. James Service Club and The Florence Rogers Charitable Trust. Read More

March 8, 2017

Lionel Todd Pastoral Study dedicated at B&GH

Lake Waccamaw, NC – “Love, trust, and integrity were the three things Daddy taught us by the very way he lived his life. His love ran deep not just for those with the blood of family running through their veins but for all those who came into his life. And that was especially true of those here at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.” These words, shared by Wallyce Todd about her father Lionel Todd, echoed many of the thoughts and feelings expressed during the dedication of the Lionel Todd Pastoral Study in the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel held Sunday morning. Read More

February 27, 2017

Whiteville native to be honored at B&GH

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina will dedicate the Lionel Todd Pastoral Study in the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel during the morning worship service this Sunday. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. and the public is warmly invited to attend. Members of the family will share memories during the service. Read More

February 20, 2017

International Paper Foundation grant to provide outdoor classroom for Thomas Academy 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The International Paper Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Thomas Academy for the construction of an outdoor classroom space. “The outdoor classroom will be vital in the effort to provide an alternative learning space to meet the needs of our unique students,” said Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and grant writer Jeremy Croom. “Our educational staff will use the space to improve class participation and increase literacy scores of students.” Read More

February 14, 2017

Fostering Hope: The Adoption and Foster Care Crisis in North Carolina

WWAY's Good Morning Carolina anchor Randy Aldridge shares the need for foster parents in North Carolina in a Valentine's Day feature. Watch Now

February 14, 2017

History of support the focus of 2017 Rotary Day at B&GH 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Bright sunlight filtered through the stained glass windows to shine on Whiteville’s Dr. Don Peacock as he spoke about his grandfather, A.D. Peacock, during the Rotary Day worship service held Sunday in the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. Read More

February 7, 2017

Health, Wellness, Recreation Therapy at B&GH benefit from State Walmart Grant 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Laughter and bold predictions filled the gym as the Thomas Academy students prepared for the latest round of fitness assessments. The assessments, facilitated by Academic Recreation Coordinator Joel Smith, utilize specialty measurement equipment purchased through a grant from the State Giving Program of Walmart Corporation. Provided for Health, Wellness and Recreation Therapy, the $25,000 grant is supporting wellness education and activities for both the Physical Education Program at Thomas Academy and the Recreation Therapy Department for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. Read More

January 30, 2017

Jimmy Hinson receives 2016 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award from B&GH

Lake Waccamaw, NC – “I just do what any decent human would do. It’s the greatest honor in my life to accept this.” Those were the words of Jimmy Hinson as he accepted the 2016 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award from Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina President Gary Faircloth. Read More

January 27, 2017

2016 Allie Grace Wilkins Foster Parent of the Year Award presented at B&GH 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Derrick and Lynn Creel sat quietly by the wall with a small child curled up on Lynn’s lap. It was a day they had never expected when they became licensed foster parents. “We are honored to present the 2016 Allie Grace Wilkins Foster Parent of the Year Award to Derrick and Lynn Creel,” said Boys and Girls Homes Vice President for Community Based Services Donna Yalch. Read More

January 25, 2017

January 2017 Communiqué Newsletter

Communiqué is the newsletter of Boys and Girls Homes and is published three times per year. The January issue celebrates Thomas Academy, the Janet Mitchell Winstead Lake Houses, the 2016 Distinguished Alumni of the Year, the holidays in photos, Founder's Trail and so much more! Check it out!

December 29, 2016

20Time Project showcases student interests at Thomas Academy

Lake Waccamaw, NC – As English teacher Betty Hux prepared for the 2016 – 2017 academic year at Thomas Academy, she decided to take a different approach with her English 3 students for the term project. “The 20Time project is a simple idea,” Hux said. “Instead of assigning a project or paper from a topic of my choice, I allowed the students to choose any topic that they had interest in." Read More

December 28, 2016

B&GH Founders' Trail recognizes founder A.D. Peacock 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – On a warm December afternoon, a group of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina residents gathered to watch the trailhead sign be placed for the campus’ newly marked Founders’ Trail. The sign reads, in part, “Boys & Girls Homes of NC is pleased to offer this trail in honor of Boys & Girls Homes’ founder, Mr. A.D. Peacock and Director Rube McCray, who so often encouraged healthy living and physical activity as part of campus living…. We hope this trail and exercise stations will continue to encourage growth and change and promote brighter futures for the children we serve, as well as our employees who work daily to ensure our mission is accomplished.” Read More

December 20, 2016

Boys & Girls Homes of NC honors memory of area native

Lake Waccamaw, NC – On the afternoon of Dec. 20, 2016, two new signs were placed on the campus of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina to designate the Janet Mitchell Winstead Lake House I and Lake House II in memory of the area native. The houses are the residences for the teen mothers and babies served by B&GH. It was the wish of the Winstead family that this program benefit from their generosity in memory of the wife and mother who had overcome so much in her life. Read More

December 8, 2016

Commitment to education honored in naming Thomas Academy
The former Flemington Academy renamed  

Lake Waccamaw, NC – “By the Grace of God, the embedding of the importance of education in Grace and I by our parents, and the reverence they taught us to have for it, are why we have the opportunity to be able to support the Boys and Girls Homes. Both of us humbly thank you for allowing us to do this.” These words, spoken by David Thomas, were at the heart of his remarks during the Thomas Academy dedication ceremony held Dec. 5. The former Flemington Academy was renamed in honor of the Thomas family following a generous gift and years of support for the school led by David and his wife Grace. Read More

November 30, 2016

Academy renamed Thomas Academy 

The Board of Trustees of Boys and Girls Homes of NC, Inc. and David and Grace Thomas are pleased to announce the naming of the Academy at Boys and Girls Homes to "Thomas Academy". Read More

November 30, 2016

Excitement building for B&GH Christmas Open House

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Excitement continues to build for the 2016 Christmas Open House at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. The special event is Sunday, December 4 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Leamon E. Rogers Memorial Chapel and will feature a presentation of Shepherds and Kings: A Dramatic Musical for Christmas performed by Oceanview Baptist Church. A light reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Admission is free. Read More

November 29, 2016

Flemington Academy students rewarded with artistic excursion 

As Martha O’Neill walked around the art room, she was amazed by the work the 22 students had produced by painting on wood.  The Flemington Academy drama teacher never imagined the impact it would have when she arranged for the incentive trip to reward those students who have achieved and maintained the top behavioral levels in the school. Read More

November 2, 2016

Annual B&GH Christmas Open House to feature Shepherds and Kings 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The 2016 Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Christmas Open House will feature a presentation of Shepherds and Kings: A Dramatic Musical for Christmas performed by Oceanview Baptist Church. This special performance will take place Sunday, December 4 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Leamon E. Rogers Memorial Chapel. A light reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Admission is free. Read More

October 18, 2016

Sandhills Benefit Luncheon & Silent Auction raises more than $8,000 for B&GH

Pinehurst, NC – “For the children of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, we are because of them.” Emmy Award Winning News Anchor Ken Smith of WRAL-TV used these words to explain the Ubuntu philosophy, which encompassed the spirit of the 12th Annual Sandhills Benefit Luncheon and Silent Auction at the Country Club of North Carolina in early October. The event raised $8,218.16 to support the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina (B&GH). Read More

October 13, 2016

B&GH shows appreciation to First Responders

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Local First Responders and support staff were treated to a meal and fellowship at the Boys and Girls Homes Lake Waccamaw Emergency Services Personnel Appreciation Event held Oct. 4 at the campus pavilion. In attendance were Lake Waccamaw fire, rescue, police, town workers and administrative staff and EMTs from Station 30. They were treated to a cookout meal prepared by the B&GH Sanctuary® Core Team.  Read More

October 3, 2016

October 2016 Communiqué Newsletter

Communiqué is the newsletter of Boys and Girls Homes and is published three times per year. The October issue celebrates the Anthony J. Brill Middle School dedication, introduces the new Board officers, highlights campus visits, shares a legacy of caring and so much more!  Check it out!


September 29, 2016

B&GH greenhouse gets makeover through Eagle Scout project 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The sun was just beginning its ascent as local Eagle Scout Candidate Winston Shuman provided instructions to the assembly of scouts and volunteers joining him on the greenhouse project at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. The renovations to the space became his Eagle Scout project after he learned about the work being done to create a culinary program at B&GH to emphasize the farm to table concept. Read More

September 26, 2016

Black's Tire Service 2016 charity golf tournament produces record $125,618 for Boys and Girls Homes of NC

By Larry Hewett

In 2002, Black’s Tire Service owners Ricky & Dianne Benton held their first golf tournament for the benefit of Boys and Girls Homes of NC.  The tournament was part of a busy weekend for the Bentons who were also fielding an entry in the Hooter’s ProCup auto race, operating a hospitality tent for the race attendees, and serving as a major host/sponsor for the event at Myrtle Beach Speedway.  That first golf tournament netted $6,000 for Boys and Girls Homes! Read More

September 23, 2016

B&GH preparing for reunion weekend

UPDATE: DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW, THE REUNION HAS BEEN POSTPONED. LOOK FOR FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FOR UPDATES

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Preparations are underway for the 2016 Alumni Reunion Weekend at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. The events are scheduled from Oct. 7 – 9, representing an expansion from previous years. Read More

September 22, 2016

Annual golf tournament raises more than $29,000 

Pinehurst, NC – More than $29,000 was raised at the 12th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina in memory of Courtney Quentin Register. Begun when Roy and Carolyn Register combined the memory of their son with a passion for golf, the annual event has raised nearly $350,000 for B&GH over 12 years. Read More

September 22, 2016

Calm parenting emphasized at B&GH Foster Parent training 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – “Lead your child to a calm place. It often leads to a place of contrition.” These words from Celebrate Calm and Calm Parenting University’s Kirk Martin demonstrate the theme of his presentation at the 2016 Annual Fall Foster Parents Training Session held at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina in early September. Read More

September 20, 2016

Social workers attend open house at B&GH

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The afternoon sun shone brightly through the pecan trees as Senior Residential Director Steven Stewart led representatives from local Department of Social Services Offices on a tour of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. Read More

September 15, 2016

Anthony J. Brill Middle School Dedication Ceremony

Lake Waccamaw, NC – “Yes, this is a new building, but it is so much more.” These words, spoken by Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Board Chair Joey Boles, were echoed throughout the dedication ceremony held Tuesday evening for the Anthony J. Brill Middle School at Flemington Academy. Read More

September 6, 2016

Foster families supported by school supply drive at B&GH 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – There were smiles all around as the backpacks full of school supplies were carefully removed from the carrying bags. Brought to the Community Based Services Office at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, the supplies, collected and delivered by Miss Southport – Oak Island Whitney Walls, were the latest contributions to the School Supply Drive for Foster Families. Read More

August 31, 2016

Fayetteville Businessman Joey Boles named Board Chair of Boys and Girls Homes 

Fayetteville businessman Joey Boles became the Board Chair for the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina during the July Board of Trustees meeting on the Lake Waccamaw campus. Boles, president of Boles Heating & Air Conditioning Supply, has served on the B&GH Board since 2006, but his connection goes much further back. Read More

August 25, 2016

Anthony J. Brill Middle School dedication Sept. 13 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – A dedication ceremony celebrating the Anthony J. Brill Middle School at Flemington Academy will be held on Sept. 13 at 6 pm.  The public is warmly invited to attend this special ceremony. A light reception and tour of the building will follow the ceremony. Read More

 August 16, 2016

B&GH Foster Parents Receive Mental Health First Aid Training

Lake Waccamaw, NC – First aid training is received by many people in the United States, but for 30 therapeutic foster parents and staff at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, the training held Aug. 6 focused on a different kind of first aid. “Mental health first aid is to help recognize when someone needs help and to stabilize them until they can get the resources they need,” said Lyn Keating, training coordinator with Trillium Health Resources. Read More

August 9, 2016

Walmart provides grant to Flemington Academy 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – When classes begin in the Anthony J. Brill Middle School at Flemington Academy this month, each of the seven classrooms will include a 32” Smart TV thanks to a grant provided by the Walmart Corporation. Read More

June 28, 2016

Old Dominion Rotary Golf Tournament raises $18,768 for B&GH 

Pinehurst, NC – A steady rain fell over the course as the participants completed the final holes of the 2016 Old Dominion Rotary Golf Tournament at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club earlier this month, but it did not dampen the spirits of the fundraising event for the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina (B&GH). The annual event led by Old Dominion Freight Line and Rotary clubs from throughout the state raised $18,768 to support B&GH. This event has raised more than $163,000 over 11 years. Read More

June 22, 2016

2016 Register Golf Tournament Scheduled

The 2016 Register Golf Tournament to support Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina is scheduled for Monday, August 22. If you are interested in joining the fun, visit http://www.bghncsandhills.org/golf-tournament/.

June 22, 2016

B&GH Launches Horsemanship Camp in 2016

Lake Waccamaw, NC - Mornings On Horseback is not just the title of a biography of Theodore Roosevelt.  For the month of July, it is a partial description of the daily routine of the horsemanship camp at the Boys and Girls Homes farm at Lake Waccamaw. Of course, it is more than just mornings.  The day program runs from nine in the morning until four in the afternoon.  In the course of each day, campers will learn to ride properly and safely, bathe and groom the horses and learn equine arts and crafts. A camper may ride their own horse or one provided for them. Read More

June 15, 2016

Focus on the Future at the 2016 Flemington Academy Graduation

Lake Waccamaw, NC – “Put yourself a decade from now, when a teenager comes up and asks you what was it like to graduate in 2016.”State Superintendent of the Public Schools of North Carolina Dr. June Atkinson proposed this scenario to the Flemington Academy Class of 2016 during the Commencement Ceremony held on Tuesday evening in the Kochtitzky Gymnasium at the Catherine V. Powell Education Center at Flemington Academy. Read More

June 6, 2016

June 2016 Communiqué Newsletter

Communiqué is the newsletter of Boys and Girls Homes and is published three times per year. The June issue celebrates Sanctuary Certification, highlights campus visits, welcomes back friends and introduces new staff. Check it out!

May 27, 2016

Accomplishments Celebrated at Flemington Academy Awards Banquet

Lake Waccamaw, NC – “Do you have greatness?” This was the question Campbell University Football Coach and former Carolina Panther Mike Minter posed at the 2016 Flemington Academy Awards Banquet Thursday evening. Minter promised the award winners, their families, teachers and guests he would share the keys to success in his keynote presentation. Read More

May 27, 2016

UPDATE: The Eagle Exchange Community Yard Sale Moved to June 11  

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The threat of inclement weather has moved The Eagle Exchange Yard Sale to June 11. The Flemington Academy Key Club will hold the event on the new date from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Sam Potts Highway and Flemington Drive. Space to sell items is $25. After that flat participation fee, the public participants would keep anything they made from the sale of items. Read More

May 26, 2016

Equine Therapy Program Established at B&GH Farm

By Bill Thompson, President Emeritus

Eric Tachau has always wanted to be in the “green industry”, tending to the land and helping nature create its marvels:  the flora and fauna of the planet.  Maybe the desire is in his genes since his grandfather, George Fehr, was a dairyman with a love of horses in upstate New York.  Eric’s summers working on the family farm must have instilled an attachment to the land that has carried on through his life: his work in a commercial greenhouse, even part-time work with a nursery during his Coast Guard service, all that eventually brought him to Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina at Lake Waccamaw.  As Director of Grounds and Farm Operations, he has the chance to use that background every day and, along the way, look for ways to expand and better utilize the beautiful asset with which he has been entrusted. Read More

May 25, 2016

State Superintendent June Atkinson to speak at the 2016 Flemington Academy Graduation

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Flemington Academy is pleased to announce that State Superintendent of Public Schools in North Carolina Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson will give the keynote address at the graduation ceremony on June 14. The public ceremony begins at 6 p.m. in the Kochtitzky Gymnasium at the Catherine V. Powell Educational Center at Flemington Academy. Read More

May 10, 2016

B&GH Celebrates Sanctuary® Certification 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – On Tuesday morning, the staff at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina gathered for a photo in matching white T-shirts emblazoned with a superhero emblem on the front to celebrate the recent Sanctuary® Certification. Read More

April 6, 2016

Southeastern District ECA provides supplies for B&GH

Lake Waccamaw, NC - The bags were overflowing with personal care and baby care supplies as Sandra Nobles carried them into Flemington Hall of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. The State ECA liaison for B&GH, Nobles delivered the gifts that were collected by the Southeastern District ECA leadership at a recent meeting. Read More

March 17, 2016

COA Reaccreditation Celebration at B&GH focuses on mission 

Lake Waccamaw, NC - “There are locks all around us. But let me tell you your kindness, your love, your strength, your courage will be the key that unlocks them. You hold the key that will crack them open so you can help them.” Pastor Bruce Sheeks provided this insight in closing his mission moment at the COA Reaccreditation Celebration at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina on March 8. While his focus was on sharing the mission of Caitlin Crosby and the Giving Keys project, he did take the time to acknowledge the work of B&GH. Read More

March 9, 2016

B&GH Celebrates Raleigh Office

Raleigh, NC – Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina celebrated the opening of the Raleigh Community Based Services office with an Open House on March 4. Read More

March 8, 2016

B&GH Easter Open House to feature  The Story: The Musical 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The 2016 Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Good Friday/Easter Open House will feature a presentation of The Story: The Musical performed by Oceanview Baptist Church. This special performance will take place on Friday, March 25 from 7 – 8:15 pm in the Leamon E. Rogers Memorial Chapel. A light reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Admission is free. Read More

March 2, 2016

50th Anniversary  of Rotary Cottage Celebrated

Lake Waccamaw, NC - "Dreams don’t usually burst into reality. They form over time, emerge from an amorphous thought, a wish that whispers, ‘It is possible.’ Then one day it appears, it is no longer an apparition but something real, something tangible: it’s a dream come true.” The dream Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina President Emeritus Bill Thompson referred to was that of the construction of Rotary Cottage on the Lake Waccamaw campus in 1966. The 50th anniversary of that dream fulfillment was celebrated as part of the annual Rotary Day on campus on Feb. 21. Read More

February 9, 2016

B&GH recognizes staff anniversaries 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – “We are only as good as our employees. Beside our children, our employees are our best asset. When we have staff members who have been loyal to us for such a long time, it is a true benefit to our children.” Read More

January 28, 2016

January 2016 Communiqué Newsletter

Communiqué is the newsletter of Boys and Girls Homes and is published three times per year. The January issue highlights Community Based Services, special holiday activities and construction on the Anthony J. Brill Middle School at Flemington Academy. Check it out!

January 15, 2016

Boys and Girls Homes of NC receives reaccreditation from COA 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina has received reaccreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA). “Reaccreditation is a tremendous achievement that demonstrates that your organization is recognized as a provider that continues to successfully implement high performance standards and, as such, is delivering the highest quality services to all of its stakeholders,” COA President and CEO Richard Klarberg wrote in a letter announcing the reaccreditation. “You should all take enormous delight in continuing to be part of COA’s Community of Excellence.” Read More

January 13, 2016

EVAAS scores highlight progress, growth at Flemington Academy

Lake Waccamaw, NC – As students moved through the hallways between classes at Flemington Academy following the winter break, Dr. Tom Simmons, academy director, watched them with a smile on his face. Read More