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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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
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…
“I’m Safe” feature lets people alert their loved ones with a push of a button Eastern NC, August 1, 2012 — The American Red Cross today launched its official Hurricane App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas. This free app is the second in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in emergency preparedness, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms. It gives instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes. Building on the Red Cross’ leadership in the social media space, the app also includes a number of features that allow […]
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. – The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission’s Management Plan is available for public review and comment through Aug. 17, 2012. Management plan copies can be viewed electronically at libraries throughout the Corridor. The long-awaited document is 272- pages, with a CD of appendices. It provides a description of Gullah Geechee people and culture and a brief historical overview. The plan highlights examples of important cultural resources throughout the corridor, summarizes its natural resources, discusses land ownership and land cover, and briefly touches on the socioeconomic conditions within the corridor. It provides a basic level of information about the corridor to facilitate a better understanding of the future implementation that is outlined in the management approach. The […]