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The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer

The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer

WILMINGTON, NC July 16, 2014 — The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant. As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red […]

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

WILMINGTON, NC April 15th, 2014 – Bruce Hemmingway was riding home on his motorcycle on April 12, 2013.  The driver of a van was Texting while driving and did not yield the right of way.  Despite the fact that Bruce was wearing his helmet, he suffered spinal cord injuries and is currently a quadriplegic with his life forever changed. Bikers for Bruce, A Fundraising Festival will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  100% of the proceeds will go to Bruce and Vicki Hemmingway to help with physical therapy and rehabilitation so that Bruce may walk again. The day will begin with registration at Logan’s Roadhouse located in Jacksonville, NC from 11-12 and at Fat Tony’s Pub in Wilmington, NC […]

Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, 1776

Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, 1776

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 27, 2014 – On February 27, 1776, Loyalist forces commanded by Colonel Donald McDonald discovered a Patriot encampment near Moores Creek that, unbeknownst to them, had been abandoned. They were confused because the campfires were left burning. A Loyalist force of almost 2,000, many of whom were former Scottish Highlanders, prepared to pursue an army believed to be retreating across the narrow bridge over Moores Creek. At the same time, a Patriot force of more than 1,000 men commanded by Colonels James Moore, Richard Caswell and Alexander Lillington greased planks along the bridge and built platforms above the creek to ambush the enemy. Just after sunrise, the Loyalists, led by Lieutenant Colonel Donald McLeod, stormed the bridge. In […]

Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross Shelter Update

Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross Shelter Update

WILMINGTON, NC, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 11:30am – Red Cross workers continue to help people without power due to the winter storm providing shelter, food and comfort to those affected.   The following is an updated shelter list:   Open: Columbus Edgewood Elementary School – open (no pets allowed) 317 E Calhoun St, Whiteville New Hanover Cape Fear Presbyterian Church – open (no pets allowed) 2606 Newkirk Avenue, Wilmington Closed: Codington Elementary School – closed Burgaw Holiness Church – closed Hampstead United Methodist – closed West Brunswick High School – closed Burgaw Middle School – closed Noble Middle School – closed Dorothy B Johnson Elementary School – closed Topsail Elementary School – closed last night – closed   About the […]

Red Cross Continues to Support Residents Affected by Power Outages

Red Cross Continues to Support Residents Affected by Power Outages

WILMINGTON, NC, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5:20pm – The Red Cross is continuing to assist residents affected by power outages caused by the winter storm.  Shelter numbers have been steadily increasing since last night. In addition to opening and supporting shelters the Red Cross is beginning mobile feeding and distribution of supplies for vulnerable communities that remain without power.  Tomorrow morning, Red Cross volunteers will feed breakfast to an elderly and special needs community at Glover Plaza in Wilmington who do not have power.  And, the Red Cross is also working with emergency management in Columbus County to deliver pallets of water and heater meals for the residents in that community affected by the outages.   Below is an updated […]

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Tips to Stay Safe during Winter Weather EASTERN, NC, Feb. 11, 2014 – As the southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.  Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina and Onslow County Chapter areas in the event that shelters need to be opened.   Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) crews are also on standby to drive Red Cross disaster relief vehicles located in Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Elizabeth City.  These vehicles can be mobilized to transport and distribute food, drinks, and supplies into disaster affected areas when travel becomes safe. With several inches of snow […]

Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations after severe winter weather impacts collections

Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations after severe winter weather impacts collections

Urgent need for blood donors with types O, A negative and B negative & platelet donors WILMINGTON, NC  January 31, 2014 — As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in more than 600 Red Cross blood drive cancellations and nearly 20,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. In the Carolinas Blood Services Region, severe winter weather forced the cancellation of more than 50 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in more than 2,000 fewer than expected blood and platelet donations last week. “It’s the blood products already on the shelves […]

1st Annual Holly Day

1st Annual Holly Day

HOLLY RIDGE, NC December 4, 2013 – Make plans to attend the 1st Annual Holly-Day at Holly Ridge Municipal Park on Sunday, December 8, 2013 between 1:00pm and 5:00pm for live entertainment including Christmas carols, Polar Express Train rides and more! For more information, please visit the Onslow County Parks & Recreation website http://www.onslowcountync.gov/parks or the Town of Holly Ridge website http://www.townofhollyridge.net.

Pender County Humane Society Spaghetti Dinner

Pender County Humane Society Spaghetti Dinner

PENDER COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY SPONSORING SPAGHETTI DINNER FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2013 5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM “EAT IN OR TAKE OUT” HAMPSTEAD COMMUNITY BUILDING 14435 US HWY 17 N HAMPSTEAD NC 28443 TICKETS ARE $8.00 PER TICKET OR $15 FOR TWO FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE OR CALL HAMPSTEAD CONTACT Bernie: 270-9240 Judith: 270-2473 Ronnie: 270-3044 WILMINGTON CONTACT Gloria: 799-5401 Norma: 512-3123 BURGAW CONTACT Deb: 604-1973

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission Meeting in Wilmington

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission Meeting in Wilmington

RALEIGH — The four state Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor Commission will meet on Friday, Aug. 17, in Wilmington.  The 10 a.m. meeting will convene at the International Longshoreman’s Association 1426 Hall, 1305 South Fifth St.  The publ…

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