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Wilma Magazine: Teaching English, Building Community

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

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: Why Volunteer for a Nonprofit Board?

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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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Lessons in Success

Enjoy this GWBJ Insights article contributed by Yasmin Tomkinson, Executive Director, about the road to success taken by local business owner and former Literacy Council student, JP Saintard. Published in November 2017. Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Doing The Most Good: Use Heart And Head To Give A Charitable Gift

Enjoy this GWBJ Insights article contributed by Bill Sewell, treasurer and president-elect of the Cape Fear Literacy Council Board, about the importance of using both the head and heart when making charitable gifts. Published in October 2017. Click here to read the full...

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal – Insights: Parties with a Purpose

Enjoy this article by CFLC Executive Director, Yasmin Tomkinson, highlighting what it takes to make a profitable and fun charity event. Wilmington is a particularly vibrant place to be when it comes to nonprofit fundraisers; our community is caring, generous and social. Hopefully, for the guests, a gala feels like a special night out. But as anyone who has worked at a non-profit or volunteered on a board or committee knows, it takes a...

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StarNews: Wiley Cash signing is Saturday

Local author will have a pre-release signing event for his book “The Last Ballad” at Wilmington’s Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 30th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Click here to read the full...

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Star News: ‘Magic’ Gala marks StarNews’ birthday

The 32nd annual Cape Fear Literacy Council gala, co-sponsored by the StarNews, took a Harry Potter theme Saturday night. Hogwarts robes, witches’ and wizards’ pointed hats and all manner of mystical gear were the order of the day Saturday night at the Coastline Conference and Event Center. The Cape Fear Literacy Council took the Harry Potter novels as the theme for its 32nd annual gala, co-sponsored by StarNews Media, and most of the 500...

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WECT: Gala will take you to Hogwarts

Reading can take you on wonderful adventures, like to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. A benefit for the Cape Fear Literacy Council will also transport guests to Hogwarts on its upcoming “Night of Magic” on Saturday, September 23rd. Click here to view the...

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