CFLC in the News

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WECT: Lemonade Stand Raises Money to Help Others Learn How to Read

One girl’s lemonade stand is helping others learn how to read. Clementine Koch set up a stand in her backyard in June, selling lemonade, water and cookies to golfers at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course. Her house backs up to the course. Koch set her price at $1 a glass and is saving the money for her college fund. When her mom, Angela Bossut, saw that she was making a good amount of money,...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal: Your Pie Gives Back

When Your Pie opened its doors in February, the eatery celebrated a soft opening by serving nearly 1,200 pizzas to guests who were asked to make a donation to the Cape Fear Literacy Council rather than paying for their pizza. Owner Jada O’Malley said she felt it was the best way to work out the kinks and kickstart her Dine and Donate initiative. The three-day event raised nearly $4,000 for the literacy council, O’Malley...

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StarNews: PinPoint supper to benefit Cape Fear Literacy Council

PinPoint restaurant will host a Sunday Supper to benefit the Cape Fear Literacy Council Sunday, July 29, 2018. Cocktail hour, which will include raffles, begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. A second seating will be held at 7 p.m. without a cocktail hour. Tickets are $33 with tax and gratuity. For reservations, call the restaurant at 910-769-2972. Published July 2018. Click here to read the full...

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WHQR Public Radio – Communique: Wiley Cash & Yasmin Tomkinson Contemplate The Value Of Literacy

Enjoy this public radio interview with New York Times best-selling author, Wiley Cash, and CFLC Executive Director, Yasmin Tomkinson, as they speak on the value of literacy and promote the 2018 Literacy Luncheon. Aired June 2018. Listen to the full interview...

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Star News – Editorial: Read all about it! Literacy Council needs your help

The StarNews Editorial Board speaks about how the Cape Fear Literacy Council’s annual fundraising luncheon was another sellout, and thank goodness. It didn’t take long to see the good this non-profit has been doing for nearly half a century. Published June 2018. Read the full article here...

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Wilma Magazine: Teaching English, Building Community

Cape Fear Literacy Council volunteer, Page Lowry, brings commitment to ESL program. She has been volunteering her time at CFLC for 20 years in its English as a Second Language (ESL) program, a companion to CFLC’s Adult Literacy program. Published June 2018.   Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Word Power

For 30 years, this community has been converging for a special event, the Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) Spelling Bee. Businesses, Rotary clubs, nonprofit groups and others who love words (logophiles) come together for a night of entertainment and intellectual challenge, a celebration of the power of words… Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Word Power

Please enjoy this article, contributed by CFLC Board Member, John Meehl, about the two main reasons to serve on nonprofit boards. Published in December 2017. Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Why Volunteer for a Nonprofit Board?

Please enjoy this article, contributed by CFLC Board Member, John Meehl, about the two main reasons to serve on nonprofit boards. Published in December 2017. Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: It’s Not A Piece of Cake: Idioms in the English Language

What makes English so hard to learn? Well, it’s the spelling, isn’t it? Or is it the prepositions, contractions and conjunctions? Or the words that have been borrowed and modified from so many other languages? Enjoy this article, contributed by Melanie Nelson, CFLC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Director. Published October 2017. Click here to read the full...

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