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Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival   Wilmington, NC July 9, 2014 – On July 25-27, blues fans are in for a special treat when the Cape Fear Blues Society welcomes blues harmonica master and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Lee Oskar to Wilmington during the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival. There’s no one in the music world quite like Lee Oskar. He is a founding member and former lead harmonica player for the 1970s funk/jazz band, WAR. His signature harp solos helped define the WAR sound (think “Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends”). In 1976 he earned Billboard’s title of #1 Instrumental Artist of the Year. In 1983 he […]

Join Weekly Turtle Talks at N.C. Coastal Federation Center

Join Weekly Turtle Talks at N.C. Coastal Federation Center

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC June 26, 2014 – The Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project will hold a sea turtle program every Tuesday evening in July and August at the N.C. Coastal Federation’s new Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center in Wrightsville Beach. Each week, the volunteer-based organization will provide an informative presentation about the biology of sea turtles, the current status and process of annual nesting behaviors, a summary of conservation practices and cultural significance.  Each talk begins at 7 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to see the carapace of a real loggerhead sea turtle. “The federation is excited to host an organization that is so dedicated to the conservation of our amazing sea turtles” said federation Coastal Scientist, […]

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 […]

New Hanover closes Noble shelter; opens Codington Elementary School

New Hanover closes Noble shelter; opens Codington Elementary School

WILMINGTON, NC Feb. 13, 2014 11:30 AM EST – New Hanover County Emergency Management announces a change to the emergency shelter location. As of noon Thursday, Codington Elementary School will open and become the primary emergency shelter location for New Hanover County residents. Codington Elementary School is located at 4321 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412. The relocation of this shelter is being coordinated with New Hanover County Schools to reduce the impact to their operations. For additional information, the public should contact the New Hanover County Emergency Public Information Center at (910) 798-6800. A Spanish translator is available for non-English speaking residents at (910) 798-6808.

American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

WILMINGTON, NC, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:45am – The following is a list of shelters that are opened and closed for those seeking assistance due to widespread power outages from the winter storm: Open: Brunswick West Brunswick High School – opened last night and remains open until further notice (this is a pet friendly shelter) 550 Whiteville Rd, Northwest Shallotte, NC Pender Burgaw Middle School – will reopen at 12:00pm today (this is a pet friendly shelter) 500 S Wright St, Burgaw, NC Columbus Edgewood Elementary School – will open at 1:00pm today (no pets allowed) 317 E Calhoun St, Whiteville New Hanover Codington Elementary School – open and will serve as the primary NHC shelter instead of Noble (no […]

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 […]

Singer, philanthropist, historian to perform at Wrightsville Beach

Singer, philanthropist, historian to perform at Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach, NC Feb. 7, 2014 – Milton Bullock, former member of The Platters, continues to perform the music of Motown and Doo-wop eras, while using his celebrity status to inspire at-risk youth. The Platters was the first Black Doo-wop group to have a number one “pop” record, captivating public attention with their satin smooth voices, simple romantic melodies and precision choreography. Bullock currently performs with Mary Logan Tate, formerly with The Golden Sounds of Motown. The duo’s Golden Platter/Motown showcase, rekindles the best musical memories of the 50′s and 60′s through the smooth R&B of the 80′s. North Carolina native Bullock is active with Do It For The Kids Foundation, currently committed to pediatric vision screenings for at-risk children […]

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 […]

Winter Weather Cancels 10 Blood Drives in Wilmington Area

Winter Weather Cancels 10 Blood Drives in Wilmington Area

WILMINGTON, NC, January 30, 2014 – Due to severe winter weather, the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region has lost dozens of blood drives since Tuesday, resulting in nearly 1,900 uncollected units of blood and platelets. In the Wilmington area, blood drives were cancelled at organizations including GE, UNCW, Ogden Elementary School and Coca-Cola in Leland.  A total of 10 blood drives in the greater Wilmington area have been cancelled since Tuesday resulting in a loss of more than 300 units of blood.   Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in more than 600 American Red Cross blood drive cancellations and 20,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations across the county. Overall, 26 states […]