December 6, 2017

Chance conversation leads to donation for B&GH children

On a recent afternoon, David and Grace Thomas were shopping at The Cottage Gate, a premier miniature department store near their home in Smith Mountain Lake, Va. The former Whiteville residents were shopping for Christmas gifts for some of the children of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina when storeowner Allen Tolley stopped them to ask a question. Read More


December 5, 2017

Columbus County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism provides grant to B&GH Farm and Exhibition Center

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The Columbus County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism recently presented a grant check to the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Farm and Exhibition Center for signage at the entrance of the facility. Read More

December 5, 2017

Annual B&GH Christmas Open House blesses audience

Lake Waccamaw, NC – “We are truly blessed to have so many here to enjoy this wonderful performance that brings alive the true, special meaning of Christmas.”Boys and Girls Homes President Gary Faricloth shared these words of welcome to a large gathering of individuals in attendance for the 2017 B&GH Christmas Open House held Sunday in the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel. Read More

 

November 14, 2017

Piano lab provides new opportunities at Thomas Academy

Lake Waccamaw, NC - It was a simple conversation at a social event that opened a new world of opportunity for the music program at Thomas Academy. Music teacher Patty Lyerly was enjoying one of the weekly summer dinners at John McNeill's pier to support the Depot Museum and chatting with an acquaintance who is also a professor at NC State. Read More

November 13, 2017 

Bradshaw's need to assist students leads her to Thomas Academy 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – When you walk into the director’s office in the Anthony J. Brill Middle School at Thomas Academy, the faint scent of lavender compliments the homey décor. Geraldine Bradshaw greets you with a smile as she talks about her vision for the students entrusted to her care since she came on staff in early October. Read More

November 10, 2017

Boys and Girls Homes of NC joins the global #GivingTuesday movement

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Read More

November 6, 2017

Annual B&GH Christmas Open House to feature How to Have the Best Christmas Ever!

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The 2017 Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Christmas Open House will feature a presentation of How to Have the Best Christmas Ever!, a dramatic Christmas musical performed by Ocean View Baptist Church.This special performance will take place Sunday, Dec. 3, from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Leamon E. Rogers Memorial Chapel. A light reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Admission is free and the public is warmly invited. No reservations are needed. Read More

November 6, 2017

Wilmington Celebration Choir performing at B&GH
Free admission to Nov. 12 concert

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The Wilmington Celebration Choir will hold a special concert in the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel on the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina campus at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12.Admission is free and the public is warmly invited to attend. Reservations are not necessary but seating is limited. Read More.

October 31, 2017

Rye Foundation provides warm ups for Thomas Academy Basketball Team

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina received a $1,000 grant from the Rye Foundation to fund the purchase of new athletic warm ups for the children at Thomas Academy. Read More

October 25, 2017 

Logsdon's light shines bright for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

There is a light that shines brightly in Brad Logsdon’s eyes when he starts talking about his involvement with the children at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.Logsdon, a resident of Southern Pines, has just started a new three-year term on the B&GH Board of Trustees after 12 previous years of service. He has served as a Civic Club Chair and as Chair of the Organizational Advancement Committee for the Lake Waccamaw based organization dedicated to providing services and care for abused and neglected children. Read More

October 13, 2017

B&GH Community Based Therapeutic Foster Care Services office dedicated

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The Community Based Therapeutic Foster Care Services office for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina held a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 11 for the public to see the newly expanded space in Lake Waccamaw. Part of the Hills Shopping Center, the location at 104 Sam Potts Highway now provides office and therapy space for eight members of the Therapeutic Foster Care team for B&GH. Read More

October 10, 2017

Tears, hugs, service highlight connection during 2017 B&GH Alumni Reunion

Lake Waccamaw, NC –  “The older you are the more you cry.”Ken Blackwell’s comments as he received one of the 2017 A Difference Maker Awards at the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Alumni Reunion Oct. 7 were reflective of the tears that flowed through the awards, recognitions, and stories shared at the special event. Read More

October 4, 2017 

Black's Tire & Auto Service crosses $1 million support level

During the Sept. 22 Black’s Tire & Auto Service Charity Golf Tournament to support the children at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina it was announced that total support had gone over the $1 million mark.The record breaking 2017 total of $161,010.50 moves the total beyond $1 million since the tournament started in 2002. Read More

October 4, 2017

B&GH Country Store serving customers, supporting mission

Lake Waccamaw, NC – As you drive down Chauncey Town Road in Lake Waccamaw, you will see a sign on the corner of Top Tobacco Road pointing you in the direction of the Boys and Girls Homes’ Country Store.“The Country Store is a unique thrift shop started as an outlet for donated goods that cannot be used directly by our children,” said President Gary Faircloth. “The goal of providing an additional revenue stream to support the children has remained the same since day one.” Read More

October 2, 2017

B&GH recognizes local pharmacist

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Vice President for Residential Services David Passmore presented a cutting board made by children in the B&GH woodshop to Village Prescription Center Pharmacist Benjamin Sauls in appreciation for his work with the campus. Read More

October 1, 2017

October Communiqué Newsletter

The Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina October Communiqué focuses on eduction and continuing care support. Check it out!

September 28, 2017

Foster Care Services expand at B&GH

Ribbon cutting set for Oct. 11

Lake Waccamaw, NC – The Community Based Therapeutic Foster Care Services office for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina will hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 11 for the public to see the newly expanded space in Lake Waccamaw. Read More

September 12, 2017 

Annual Register Benefit Golf Tournament raises more than $27,000 for B&GH 

Pinehurst, NC – The 13th Annual Register Benefit Golf Tournament for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina brought 80 golfers to Pinehurst #8 Centennial Golf Course on Aug. 30. The event raised more than $27,000 for B&GH, an organization based in Lake Waccamaw that has served more than 7,500 children from across the state, including many from Moore and surrounding counties. Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $375,000. Read More

September 5, 2017

AT&T reaching out to help children, youth

Lake Waccamaw, NC - Best known for its technology, AT&T is showing its caring by helping Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina bring hope to children and youth who have been abused or neglected. Sen. Danny Britt recently joined John Lyon, AT&T regional director for external affairs, in delivering a $1,000 contribution to B&GH's campus in Lake Waccamaw. Read More

September 5, 2017

PNG Foundation awards $7000 grant to Boys and Girls Homes

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina recently received a $7000 grant from Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation for two furniture projects. Read More

August 11, 2017

For the Love of Kids Raffle to benefit Boys and Girls Homes

Civic clubs from across the state are holding the For the Love of Kids raffle to support the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. “Our civic club supporters have played an important role in supporting our children since our founding in 1954,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “This statewide raffle is the latest effort that allows all of our civic club supporters to come together to provide for our children.” The winner will receive a seven-night stay at the Courtyard Carolina Beach Marriott. Read More

July 18, 2017 

Charity golf event to benefit Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

Pinehurst, NC - The Register Benefit Golf Tournament for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina was created through the merger of two dreams.The 13th Annual Tournament will be held on Wednesday, August 30 at Pinehurst #8 Centennial Golf Course and represents the dream of Roy and Carolyn Register of Pinehurst to combine the memory of their son, Courtney Quentin Register, with a passion for golf.This dream included supporting a charity that provides for vulnerable children, and B&GH fit that description, having also begun with a dream. Read More

July 7, 2017

Ania Freeman honored with Anthony J. Brill Valedictorian Scholarship 

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Thomas Academy’s Anthony J. Brill Valedictorian Scholarship was created to recognize the school’s highest-ranking scholar with the inaugural award presented during the 2017 graduation ceremony in June. 

“Anthony J. Brill, the namesake for our middle school at Thomas Academy, continues to make a tremendous impact on the campus education of our students as well as on our students following graduation as they pursue their college degrees,” said Boys and Girls Homes President Gary Faircloth. “This year, we are pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship by the Anthony J. Brill Foundation. This scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $5,000 and is to be awarded each year to the Thomas Academy Valedictorian. Please join me in congratulating the Thomas Academy Class Valedictorian for 2017 Ania Louise Freeman.” Read More