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Museum of the Cape Fear to Offer Summer Camp on the War of 1812

Museum of the Cape Fear to Offer Summer Camp on the War of 1812

It’s time to think about summer camp. The Museum of the Cape Fear will host its fun-filled summer camp for ages 9 to 12 from Monday to Friday, June 18 to 22. From 9 a.m. to noon each day, the campers will participate in many engaging activities that lift history from the pages of textbooks and bring it to life. This year’s camp will commemorate the War of 1812 bicentennial. The War of 1812 is known for many famous battles that took place upon the seas. “Although we live inland,” saysLeisa Greathouse, Curator of Education, “we are located on the banks of theCape Fear Riverand this theme gives us a chance to focus on maritime history.” “Besides,” adds Greathouse, “the […]

State Capitol to Bring Civil War Home Front to Life   For Second Saturday Event

State Capitol to Bring Civil War Home Front to Life For Second Saturday Event

RALEIGH – The State Capitol will host a living history event to demonstrate what life was like for citizens of Raleigh living on the Civil War home front in the summer of 1862. The free event will take place Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visitors can visit a re-created Confederate post office, learn about Raleigh’s several hospitals from a re-enactor playing the part of a surgeon, or attend a soldiers’ benefit concert in the historic House Chamber performed by the Huckleberry Brothers string band. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate and help patrons try their hand at many of the skills women carried out to aid the war effort, including knitting, sewing, spinning, carding wool, bandage rolling and […]

Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” Named to the National Recording Registry by Library of Congress

Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” Named to the National Recording Registry by Library of Congress

Nashville, TN – Dolly Parton’s self-penned song “Coat of Many Colors” added to The Library of Congress National Recording Registry.   Each year the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings that are “historically”, “culturally”, or “aesthetically significant” and are at least 10 years old to be added to the National Recording Registry, with selections that are being added to the registry now bringing the total number of recordings to 350. The autobiographical song, “Coat of Many Colors,” affectionately recounts an impoverished childhood in the hills of Tennessee that was made rich by the love of her family. The song was instrumental in establishing Parton’s credibility as a songwriter. Her voice uplifts the song with emotion and tender remembrances of her close-knit […]

Dr. John Haley – Thursday, May 31, 6:30PM – The Plantation Economy

Dr. John Haley – Thursday, May 31, 6:30PM – The Plantation Economy

Wilmington, NC – The Bellamy Mansion Museum and the History Teaching Alliance present UNCW Professor Emeritus, Dr. John Haley. Thursday, May 31 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concluding our programming for National Historic Preservation Month 2012, Dr. Haley will discuss The Plantation Economy of the Lower Cape Fear Region. Reception to follow; RSVP appreciated. This event is $5 for general admission. Bellamy museum volunteers, members, HTA teachers, and students, are admitted free. Dr. Haley’s specialty is race relations in the American South, especially North Carolina. He was instrumental in preparing the community for the Centennial commemoration of the 1898 Wilmington racial violence. The N.C. Literary and Historical Association has awarded him their Christopher Crittenden Award for contributions to North Carolina history and […]

Red Cross Offers Tips on How to Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Red Cross Offers Tips on How to Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

WILMINGTON, NC, May 25, 2012- Memorial Day weekend is just ahead and for many it may mean taking to the highway for a quick vacation, breaking out the grill for some outdoor cooking, or taking that first dip in the pool. The American Red Cross offers some safety tips to help everyone have a great weekend. “The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and we want everyone to enjoy it,” said Victoria Kling, Emergency Services Director for the Cape Fear Chapter. “There are steps people can take to help stay safe while they have fun over the holiday weekend.”   DRIVE SAFELY With many people traveling over the holiday weekend, it’s more important than ever to drive […]

Southport Beat Begins June 15th

Southport Beat Begins June 15th

Southport, NC — A new version of last year’s “Shop to the Beat” has been planned by the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce for the summer of 2012 called “Southport Beat”. Southport Beat will transform the evenings in Southport to a festive & exciting atmosphere on the third Friday of the month, June through September. The goal of “Southport Beat” is to establish an evening of excitement & entertainment in Southport on a regular, on-going basis. Southport Beat will have a broad range of entertainment & music available for visitors and residents to enjoy in Franklin Square Park; with entertainment appealing to children will be located in Keziah Park from 5pm-8pm. This will provide easy access to the entertainment […]

Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update May 24, 2012

Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update May 24, 2012

Senator Harry Brown CONSTITUENT UPDATE Jones and Onslow Counties- 6th District 300-B Legislative Office Building 300 N. Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone (919)-715-3034 Fax (919)-715-7586 E-mail harry.brown@ncleg.net May 24, 2012 The short session has been moving along at a rapid pace. As of this afternoon, the House is still working on a budget that should be coming over to the Senate soon. When it does, we will carefully examine every line item before passing it through our chamber. Legislation Updates On Tuesday, I introduced Senate Bill 836, Improve Property Insurance Rate Making. I have brought together insurance companies, the North Carolina Rate Bureau and the Insurance Commissioner to begin hashing out ways to slow down increasing costs of wind […]

Newman Named ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Award Winner

Newman Named ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Award Winner

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – College of Charleston’s Caroline Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) has been named the national women’s winner of the prestigious 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)/Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship – the first national award ever bestowed on a male or female tennis student-athlete out of the Southern Conference.   Dating back to 1982, it is the highest award presented by the ITA annually to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO men’s and women’s players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. The national winners are honored during a special ceremony hosted by the USTA during Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day which will be held in conjunction with […]

Swansboro Rotary Club Memorial Day Bluewater Fishing Tournament has been Extended

Swansboro Rotary Club Memorial Day Bluewater Fishing Tournament has been Extended

Swansboro, NC – Because offshore weather is expected to be poor on Saturday, the annual Swansboro Rotary Club Memorial Day Bluewater Fishing Tournament has been extended from a two-day to a three-day/captain’s choice tournament. Captains can choose to fish any two days on May 26, 27 or 28. Awards will be presented on Monday instead of Sunday.

ECU Falls To Tulane In C-USA Championship Opener, 4-3

ECU Falls To Tulane In C-USA Championship Opener, 4-3

PEARL, Miss. May 24, 2012 – Right-hander Alex Byo pitched 8.0 solid innings and the Green Wave broke a two-all tie with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth as third-seeded Tulane defeated No. 6 seed East Carolina, 4-3, in day one of the 2012 Conference USA Baseball Championship on Wednesday at Trustmark Park. Box Score: Box Score l ECU Post-Game Interview Down 2-1 after five innings, the Pirates tied the score in the top of the sixth but gave the lead back to the Green Wave on back-to-back, two-out errors that led to what proved to be Tulane’s final runs of the ballgame. With the win, Tulane’s third of the year in four head-to-head match-ups […]

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