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A Pirate’s Exile: Tarheel Escapades
By June 24, 2014 Read More →

A Pirate’s Exile: Tarheel Escapades

San Pedro, CA, June, 23, 2014-I don’t like to fly. Something about the entire process just makes me want to scream out loud about how crazy we all must be in order to pack ourselves into what amounts to a pile of metal and hurl ourselves into the air. Despite my misgivings about defying gravity, I made the decision to buy a round trip ticket to NC from Denver after talking it out with several of my friends. I needed to downsize my bags and my guitar needed to be put in a closet after sustaining some road wear. I packed the things I wanted to leave, along with the essentials and flew to Jacksonville, where my friend Steve and […]

2nd Saturdays Events Across North Carolina June 14

2nd Saturdays Events Across North Carolina June 14

RALEIGH, NC June 12, 2014 – Families are sure to find lots of activities and fun at 2nd Saturdays programs at state historic sites and museums June 14. Many free and budget-friendly activities will be available on 2nd Saturdays in this summer and throughout the year at destinations within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Enjoy your staycation with local arts, culture and genuine North Carolina experiences. Amazing music, dramatic performances and artful experiences are among the wonderful possibilities. East   Somerset Place, Creswell. Days Gone By. A hands-on, fun filled day of historic games and activities, tours of the newly restored Collins house and other buildings, costumed interpreter demonstrations and samples of hearth-cooked food. Afternoon performances of slave narratives by the […]

Freedom Run – June 28th at 8am

Freedom Run – June 28th at 8am

The 36th NC 4th of July Freedom Run SOUTHPORT, NC June 10, 2014 – The NC 4th of July Festival will hold the 36th Annual Freedom Run on Saturday, June 28th at 8am, starting and finishing at the Southport Waterfront. The Festival is excited to announce that the run will include color gauntlets again this year, as well as a red and blue color outburst just before the run during the Opening Ceremony.  Participants of the Freedom Run who wish to participate in the Color Outburst will gather in a designated area in Waterfront Park before 7:45am and be given a bag of red or blue non-toxic powdered paint.  They are encouraged to wear white shirts and must wear sunglasses. […]

N.C. 4th of July Festival Issues Invitation to WW II Veterans

N.C. 4th of July Festival Issues Invitation to WW II Veterans

SOUTHPORT, NC June 8, 2014 –    The 70th Anniversary of D –Day has the world focusing on honoring those who served in World War II and the N.C. 4th of July Festival is no exception.   This year’s parade on Friday, July 4th will be marshaled by BMCS A. Mark Kannan, United States Coast Guard Station Oak Island with World War II veterans as Honorary Marshals on July 4th.   The Festival is issuing an invitation to any World War II veteran to ride on the Honorary Marshal float in this year’s parade.   If you are a WWII veteran and are interested in more details or would like to sign up to ride, please contact the Festival before June 27th at (910) […]

2013 – 2014 Leadership Brunswick County Paves the Way for Volunteer Service

2013 – 2014 Leadership Brunswick County Paves the Way for Volunteer Service

SOUTHPORT, NC June 6, 2014 – The 2013-14 class of Leadership Brunswick County (LBC) held their graduation ceremony on May 21, at South Brunswick Islands Center, a facility that is part of Brunswick Community College. The 13-14 class had eight members from Brunswick County who met monthly for the last nine months beginning in September 2013. LBC is an accelerated leadership training class for emerging leaders in the communities of Brunswick County. It is sponsored by Brunswick Community College, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, and Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Over the last nine months the class traveled to various parts of Brunswick County learning about the history of the county, the government structure, […]

Chowder Cook-Off March 9th to Support NC 4th of July Festival

Chowder Cook-Off March 9th to Support NC 4th of July Festival

SOUTHPORT, NC Feb. 21, 2014 – There are as many types of chowders as there will be those cooking at the Annual Chowder Cook-off on Sunday, March 9th from 1pm-4pm at the Oak Island Moose Lodge. In addition to the Chowder Tasting, there will be entertainment by “Party of Two”, a baked goods sale,  50/50 raffle, Door Prizes, and cash bar.  Advanced tickets are $8.00 and available at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, 4433 Long Beach Road.  Tickets at the door will be $10.00.  A limited number of tickets will be sold. Chowder Cook-off awards will be decided by People’s Choice Ballots from those tasting chowder. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place […]

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 […]

A Pirate’s Exile: Booty of Brunswick
By February 4, 2014 Read More →

A Pirate’s Exile: Booty of Brunswick

When I got home from the trip on the sailboat, I tried to make things work, I really did.  I wanted to get to a point where I could   I got a job and tried very hard to make it worth my time.  I worked 60-75 hour weeks so that I could take home less than 500$.  I didn’t complain but it was all because I was overcompensating.  I had enjoyed my time on the boat and on the water.  It was something that I felt bad about because all of my friends had been stuck in that seasonal town while I was off on an adventure and it seemed like maybe I had done something that was too […]

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 […]

Southern Cape Fear Bridal Expo – Sunday, February 16th

Southern Cape Fear Bridal Expo – Sunday, February 16th

SOUTHPORT, NC January 28, 2014 – Recently engaged and don’t know where to start?  Planning a wedding and need some ideas?   The Southern Cape Fear Bridal Expo is just the place to start planning for your perfect day.  Some 20 select vendors specializing in weddings will be at the St. James Community Center on Sunday, February 16th from 1pm-4pm.  There will be over many door prizes given away during Bridal Expo. Vendors include party rentals, event planners, caters, venues, florist, cakes, wine shop, disc jockey, accommodations, photographers, transportation and wedding officials. Every bride in attendance will receive the Chamber’s Southern Cape Fear Coast Wedding planner. The planner includes helpful hints, timelines, information on traditions and a list of vendors ready to work […]