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In the News – August 2017


The Fort Caswell Rifle Range was featured in several publications this month.

South Brunswick Magazine published a wonderful overview of the accomplishments and goals of the Friends, including many photographs.

Read: Caswell Rifle Range Target Pit and Storage Area is Almost 100 Years Old.

The State Port Pilot included information about Historic Wilmington Foundation’s traveling exhibit of the 2017 most threatened historic places, which features Brunswick County’s John N. Smith Cemetery in Southport and the Fort Caswell Rifle Range.

Read: Traveling historic exhibit goes on display.

And finally, the Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range Club Profile was published in the Brunswick Beacon.

As always, The Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range appreciates the support of the local media!

Note that these and all published articles about the Fort Caswell Rifle Range can be found by clicking the NEWS selection at the top of the website.

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In the News – July 2017

Star News recently interviewed Norma and Ron Eckard about the Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range and the stabilization efforts. Read the July 16 article and view the photo gallery: Couple leads effort to save Fort Caswell Rifle Range

To read a detailed history of the stabilization effort, click the STABILIZATION selection at the top of the website. The stabilization journal begins in 2011, then flows into the more recent developments that are continuously updated on this blog.

The State Port Pilot featured the two Brunswick County historical sites included in the Most Threatened Historic Places List for 2017. Read the article from July 12: Cemetery, rifle pit among endangered sites

Note that these and all published articles about the Fort Caswell Rifle Range can be found by clicking the NEWS selection at the top of the website.


The Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range appreciates the support of the local media!

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In the News – May 2017

The Fort Caswell Rifle Range Derby Day fundraiser and Commemoration of US Involvement in World War I were recently featured in several publications. More links will be added soon.

 

The National Centennial flag is admired by some of the valuable volunteers that recently worked at the Derby fundraiser. Pictured are: (Left to right) Helen Radcliffe, Betsy Hamer, Jayne Rankin, Norma Eckard, Connie Hendrix and Dianna Suttle. The centennial flag will continue to be used at future events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War 1.

 

The North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution newsletter for the month of May, (courtesy of The Tar Heel Patriot, Patricia Poe, Editor), included four pages dedicated to the recent commemoration and a feature on the rifle range. Read the pages here.

A reprint of the story in the DAR newsletter about the commemoration was also printed in the Brunswick Beacon last week. (http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/ A subscriber login is required to read archived issues.)

Norman Sprinthall’s letter to the editor to Star News was published on Thursday, May 11. It’s the second letter on this page.

Thank you, Norman and the DAR for supporting the stabilization of our rare and valuable piece of World War I history!

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In the News – February 2017

The Fort Caswell Rifle Range was recently featured in local newspapers. The photo above shows the tilted center wall that is the focus of fundraising efforts.

The collection of World War I photographs of family members continues in preparation for this year’s Derby Day fundraiser in May.

Read The State Port Pilot’s Effort aimed at saving rifle pit for additional details along with a photograph of the presentation of the $500 check from Dave Kesterson, senior vice-president at First Bank.

The Brunswick Beacon’s feature includes a photograph of Norman Sprinthall against the backdrop of the World War I Wall of Honor.

Thank you to our valuable local media for continuing to publicize and support our efforts.

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