GOOD expo on black history
The Brunswick County Black History Symposium returns to the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, this weekend with a three-day lineup of events to help cultivate awareness and appreciation of the GOOD and significant contributions of African Americans in our history.
Storyteller Carolyn Evans kicks off the three-day event Friday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. with a presentation titled “Sojourner Truth” that details the history of an African American evangelist, abolitionist, activist and author who was born into slavery before escaping to freedom in 1826. After gaining independence, Truth preached about abolitionism and equal rights for all.
Evans is an accomplished actress, dancer, educator, storyteller, motivational speaker and author. Her resume includes performances at PENN Center Inc., the Apollo and La Mama theaters, as well as in North Buxton, Canada and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She has appeared on PBS TV and CNN.
Saturday’s schedule begins with an 11 a.m. opening program. From noon to 1 p.m., N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport manager John Moseley will present a program on the “The 54th Coast Artillery Regiment.” It was one of three African American units to train at Camp Davis during World War II.
Judge Pauline Hankins will follow from 2 to 3 p.m. with a presentation on “Law and Justice.” From 4 to 5 p.m., Judy Smith Fowler will present a program on “Quilting in the African American Community.
The symposium wraps up Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. with “The Gospel Fest” hosted by Gwen Wearren.
Proceeds from the event will benefit a GOOD cause – the Cedar Hill/West Bank Heritage Foundation and restoration of the Reaves Chapel Church. The symposium is sponsored by the City of Southport, Brunswick Arts Council and Southport Historical Society.
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SLAM DUNK Two brothers, Moe and Joe Stanley, raise $55,000 for Brunswick Community College Foundation, to support the Dolphins basketball team.
MAYOR TERMS Southport Aldermen table action to make the mayor’s term four years instead of two, but a final decision may be left to city voters.
GOLDEN LEAF Brunswick Community College receives a $1-million grant to help build a new public safety training center for area emergency responders.
FERRY FIGHT Bald Head Island Limited appeals the Utilities Commission’s ruling to regulate the island’s barge and parking services.
FIRESTARTER Orton Plantation begins annual prescribed burns March 1 on more than 6,000 acres to improve forest health and restore longleaf pine habitat.
SOUTH SPORTS South Brunswick wrestlers travel to the state championships; spring sports season gets underway.
The State Port Pilot’s long-running column, Not Exactly News, was a weekly assemblage of various local-interest items. They’re GOOD reminders of what life was like in our corner of the world and we’re excited to re-present them here. Enjoy!
From The State Port Pilot – issues dated February 1957
We once lived at Harre1s (Store), and so it is with a feeling of civic pride that we report that this community, through which you pass enroute to Raleigh, now has street lights.
Figuring that U. S. Highway No. 17 runs East and West through Shallotte, you might be interested to know that it is the buildings on the South side of the road that are being affected by the widening of the right-of-way through the business district. If you haven’t been there lately, you’ll see that some major changes have been made during recent weeks.
With weather like this, azaleas may soon be in full bloom for one of their earliest shows in history. Ten days ago Mr. John Ramseur had a bush in full bloom in his yard here in Southport. One show of color already is the blooming of bulbs, particularly in yards where there are a lot of jonquils and narcissus.
The dictionary we use here in the office is one we had when we were in the sixth grade. (We stand by for someone to tell us the reason it has lasted so long is that we haven’t used it enough!)
Monday night Manager Breman Furpless said that unless he had good crowds for “The Proud and the Profane” – which incidentally was a jam-up good show– he was not planning to have a movie Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The attendance must have proved disappointing, for last night he came by to say that he was cutting out these two nights. As we have said before, it is a poor commentary upon life and activity in our community when we cannot support one moving picture theatre... So far as we know, a regular schedule will be followed next week, and on Wednesday and Thursday of next week the feature will be “The Opposite Sex," starring June Allyson and Ann Sheridan. That should bring them out.
When we trade in our present radio, we hope somebody in Cuba gets it, because it really is a honey for picking up stations in that country. We are impressed every time we try to listen to a basketball broadcast from WPTF, Raleigh.
The Brunswick County Training School Band has received an invitation to appear in the Azalea Festival parade again this year. They received their uniforms just in time to make last year’s event. Incidentally, this organization played at the last meeting of the Southport Lions Club and made a big hit.
Work has begun on the project lo convert the second floor of the Southport City Hall into recreation headquarters for the kids. They are doing most of the work themselves, and they’ll have a good place. But there is one important thing to remember: cooperation of the parents will be necessary to insure the success of this undertaking.
Chief of Police Louis Clark of Southport is one of a family of 11 children.
During the fogs of the past few days there was an almost constant sound of ships’ whistles and fog bells.
There Is still talk of a new post office for Southport, and a representative from the post office department is due in town today to discuss the situation.
They are tearing down the big tin garage building on West street near the corner of Howe. It has been used for many purposes, including a place to vote in both the city and county elections, and at one time housed a recreation center, complete with bowling alleys, skating rink, dance floor and badminton court. We know, because we helped back that ill-fated venture.
February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day. Sometimes it’s the smallest act that makes the biggest impact – something as simple as saying please or thank you can turn a day around and make life seem that much better.
February 18: Pluto Day. Pluto Day celebrates the discovery of Pluto in 1930, when it was designated as a planet.
February 19: World Whale Day. Whales inhabit all of the earth’s oceans and, sadly, the oceans are not as healthy today as they once were. Paying heed to the biggest animals on the planet is what World Whale Day is all about.
February 20: Presidents’ Day. The holiday was originally established to honor Washington, but over time it has come to be a day to recognize all of the nation’s presidents.
February 21: National Pancake Day. Always observed on the day before the religious holiday, Ash Wednesday, Pancake Day is associated with some other names, such as Shrove Tuesday (in the UK), Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday.
February 22: National Walking the Dog Day. Walking can help to relieve anxiety and stress in both pets and people. It’s also great in terms of bonding with your pet.
February 23: National Play Tennis Day. The origins of the sport of tennis can be traced back to twelfth century France, where it was played by hitting the ball with the hands instead of a racket. In fact, King Louis X was a big fan of the game that was then called jeu de paume (“game of the palm”), and is considered the world’s first tennis player known by name.
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Reader Photo Showcase
This week’s reader photo was so lovely, at first glance we thought it may be a watercolor painting. But no, it’s another GOOD reader sending in another GREAT shot. Thank you, Vanessa Davison, for taking a moment to share your work with us. If you’re constantly snapping photos or if you have a backlog of cool shots, why not share them with us? Our files are running low and we’d love to see what you’ve got. It’s easy, just hit the submit button below!
Early morning, Alexander NC, as my brother and I were settling in to turkey hunt. By Vanessa Davison.
Do you have some GOOD photos? We’re encouraging all our readers to send in their interesting photos – new, old, whatever you have. We look forward to seeing them – and thank you for sharing your creativity with us.
Recipe of the week
Cherry pie, always GOOD…
Monday is national Cherry pie day! Now while pie is one of my favorite desserts I am not a baker ( I may have told you all that before ). However, I can bake this pie! Y'all give it a try… I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
• 1 box refrigerated pie crusts (2 Count), softened as directed on box
• 2 cans (21 oz. each) cherry pie filling
• 1 teaspoon milk
• 1 teaspoon sugar
1. Heat oven to 425°F. Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie, using 9-inch glass pie plate.
2. Spoon pie filling into crust-lined plate. Top with second crust; seal edge and flute. Brush top crust with milk; sprinkle with sugar. Cut slits in several places on top crust.
3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. After 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Cool at least 1 hour before serving.
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Recipe of the Week
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Our newest Pet of the Week is the adorable Hannah!
She’s a rescue from BSAA and appearances aren’t deceiving – Carol Rinke tells us Hannah’s a real sweetheart. Thanks, Carol, for sharing her with us.
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The Pet of the Week Showcase
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Before you go, why not take a few more minutes, refill your coffee and take on our "Spot the Differences" challenge?
This week we’re pulling from our Fourth of July archives. One of the celebration’s most popular events is always the Firefighters Freedom Competition. The photos are also a blast and ripe for our weekly challenge.
We’ve made SEVEN alterations to the original photo. Test your observational skills and see if you can spot the differences between the two images. Click to get a closer look and check your guesses with the key at the end of the newsletter. And GOOD luck!
It’s Friday! Presented by Up Your Arts, here’s the weekend line-up, full of music and activities for everyone.
Friday, February 17
Scott Riley @ The Joyce (Leland)
Chris Cary @ Mavericks Pointe (Sunset Beach)
Brisa Del Mar Trio @ Ports of Call
Wayward Saints @ Oak Island Moose Lodge
David Condon @ The Pub of Southport
Saturday, February 18
Live music (TBD) @ The Grape and Ale
KasCie @ Ocean Crest Pier
Jeremy Matthews @ The Joyce (Leland)
JT @ Mavericks Pointe (Sunset Beach)
The Conspiracy @ Locals Tavern (Leland)
Signal Fire @ The Pub of Southport
The Fossil Rockers @ Second Wind
Sunday, February 19
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Spot the Differences Answer Key
1. removed suspender 2. number on helmet changed 3. removed stripes on pants 4. Heisenberg! 5. tattoos are different 6. removed shirt graphic 7. mesh fencing color changed
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