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The Executive Committee of the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Board of Trustees has named Chief Mission Officer Ray Cockrell as temporary acting President/CEO of the nonprofit organization following the sudden, unexpected passing of President Ricky Creech.

More than 45 motorcycle enthusiasts made the 42-mile open ride from Pirateship Powersports in Wilmington to the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Lake Waccamaw campus on Saturday, July 9 as part of the inaugural Wilmington Optimist Benefit Ride for the nonprofit organization.

More than 90 golfers gathered at the MacGregor Downs Country Club Monday, June 6 for the 2022 Old Dominion Rotary Golf Tournament fundraising event for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina (BGHNC).

“I’ve been in the foster system for a long time. I wanted to thank you for investing in us when you barely know us.” These words were shared by a resident of the Jaycee Cottage on the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Lake Waccamaw campus during a 60th anniversary celebration of the building of the cottage. In attendance for the celebration were the Friends of the Jaycees.

The Lake Waccamaw Lions Club recognized the volunteer service provided by girls from Boys and Girls Homes of NC.

The Lake Waccamaw Lions Club honored four community organizations during their June 16 meeting held at the Morton Conference Center on the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Farm.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins considers awards season and long-term rewards.

The pavilion at the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina was filled with music, laughter, and conversation on Sunday, June 12, as the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Omicron Alpha Chapter, hosted a cookout and inspirational gathering for the BGHNC youth.

Lake Waccamaw, NC - On Saturday, June 11, the NAACP Columbus County Branch held a long awaited appreciation banquet for Whiteville native Amon Eugene McKenzie in the fellowship hall of the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel on the campus of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins explores how "awe-full" experiences can be appreciated.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins explores reflections through mirrors and youth.

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina will hold the 2022 Rodeo at the BGHNC Farm and Benton/BTS Arena & Exhibition Center August 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and August 21 at 4 p.m. Gates will open two hours prior each day.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins asks "Is invisibility always a superpower?"

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina is offering informational sessions every Tuesday at the various foster care satellite offices across the region in order to address a foster parent shortage.

Laughter and conversation filled the air around the pavilion on the campus of the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina on Saturday, May 21 as the nonprofit organization held a staff appreciation family fun day.

The Wilmington Optimist Club Benefit Ride for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 2022.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins compares a marketing concept to the BGHNC youth experience.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins shares how "Grendel" and "Beowulf" relate to the Waccamaw Way.

The engines of more than 20 motorcycles roared as they pulled onto the campus of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina for the 2022 Lake Waccamaw Benefit Ride on Saturday, May 7.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins explores how softball season compares to cottage life at BGHNC.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins shares how a popular internet meme relates to the consistency provided by the Waccamaw Way.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins focuses on the 2022 Thomas Academy Prom Experience.

On Tuesday evening, April 12, a group of nearly 40 walkers of all ages took to Flemington Drive for the Eighth Annual Light the Lake for Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness coordinated by Community Based Services at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

BGHNC President/CEO Ricky Creech requests help to support a child like Jamie.

Preparations are underway for the 2022 Lake Waccamaw Benefit Ride to support the children of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina scheduled for Saturday, May 7.

In this week's blog post, BGHNC Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins explores the questions and statements made while going through periods of challenge and struggle.

Rotarians from across the state gathered at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina on Saturday, March 26 for Rotary Day 2022.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins reflects on the importance of having the right set of directions for projects and in life.

The Eighth Annual Light the Lake Walk for Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness is set for Tuesday, April 12 at Lake Waccamaw. This special event, coordinated by the Community Based Services Department at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, will start at 5 p.m. at 160 Rube McCray Circle.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins explores how stereotypes and language create assigned patterns of behavior.

A group of nine volunteers from First Baptist Simpsonville spent a week building horse paddocks and shelters on the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina farm.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins shares her thoughts on finding an alternate version for our youth.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins explores how A.S.A.P. applies to child welfare services.

This week's blog post was inspired by a social media post shared by BGHNC's Amber Morgan and explored by Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins.

After more than five years working at the Columbus and Bladen County Departments of Social Services in Child Protective Services, Erika Brown was ready to make a change.

“I wanted to experience another side of helping children,” Brown said. “I feel like I have enough insight and experience through both professional experience with DSS and understanding the child welfare processes that I can help in a new way.”

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins shares how off-hand comments from her sister's high school friends relates to the experiences of youth at BGHNC.

To meet the expanding needs for the youth, Kelly Coughlin has joined Lauren Geiss as a member of the BGHNC therapeutic recreation team as a Recreation Therapist.

The Morton Conference Center on the Boys and Girls Homes Farm in Lake Waccamaw was transformed into a bridal boutique over the weekend of Feb. 12 and 13 for a bridal dress sale.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins shares how seeing a quote reflected the words of a song on the work done by BGHNC.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations & Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins shares the deeper story of four laundry baskets at the bottom of the closet.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins explores how a vehicle breakdown on the side of Old Prison Camp Road parallels the experience of youth entering BGHNC care.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins explores the unknown impacts the youth have on our staff, donors and volunteers.

A sale featuring boutique bridal dresses from designers like David Tutero and Maggie Sottero will take place Feb. 12 – 13 at the Morton Conference Center on the farm at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. All proceeds will benefit BGHNC.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins explores the importance of the source of information or guidance.

In response to rising cases of COVID-19, BGHNC offices opt to work from home.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins reflects on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.

Effective on January 10, Boys and Girls Homes is going to a work from home model as appropriate for office staff due to the rapid spread of COVID.

In this week's blog post, Public Relations & Marketing Specialist Melissa Hopkins shares how Therapeutic Recreation helps youth explore their interests in a new way.

In this week's blog post, Dr. Mason Fuller Smith shares a new wisdom related to the idea of teaching a child to fish.

Black's Tire & Auto Service's Ricky Benton helps inspire $5,000 donation to Boys & Girls Homes by Whiteville Rentals owner Ken Thomas.

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