Family and friends gathered Tuesday to honor the service of the man Brunswick Community College president Stephen Greiner called “a true Brunswick County hero.”
Dr. Joseph A. Gore was honored Tuesday afternoon with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor given in North Carolina by the governor. Gore was unable to be present at the ceremony due to medical reasons.
It’s been 25 years of songs, rehearsals, makeup and lights for the various county residents who’ve been active in the Brunswick Little Theatre since its first production of the musical “Brigadoon” in 1983.
The founding members weren’t so sure it would last this long, but now, two of the most active theater participants are honoring the company’s roots with a special tribute—a free, outdoor musical revue, or as the directors call it, a “Silver Review.”
SHALLOTTE—They came. They walked. They helped raise a record amount of money for cancer.
When Brunswick County’s two-day, overnight 13th Annual Relay for Life concluded last Saturday afternoon at West Brunswick High School, a record amount of money had been raised for the American Cancer Society—$364,000.
Relay chairman Renee Adams said organizers are still counting as money continues to roll in.
Howie Franklin will be unable to present his lecture, “Stories from Air Force One,” at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach on May 13. Franklin will reschedule his talk at a later time.
Just in time, Fred David will present “History of Ocean Isle Beach: From 10,000 B.C. to Today.”
He will talk about his new CD, “The History of Ocean Isle Beach Driving Tour” and his upcoming book about Ocean Isle’s history. Learn true stories about men and women who lived at Ocean Isle Beach thousands of years ago.
At about 3 a.m. on March 23, Easter morning, the Alaska Ranger, a fishing vessel with 47 people on board, started to take on water. As they prepared to evacuate the ship, the U.S. Coast Guard ship stationed in Alaska, was sent to help.
Jon Smith, a 2007 West Brunswick High School graduate, was a member of the crew who helped rescue 42 people that day.
Smith, a 19-year-old Longwood native, was involved in JROTC at WBHS for three and a half years and knew he wanted to join the military right after graduation.
The Brunswick County Relay for Life kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, with the opening ceremonies and survivors’ lap around the track at West Brunswick High School.
The annual event is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser and is designed to honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost their lives to the disease. The relay is an all-night event that goes through until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3.
Relay teams set up tents around the track and try to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.