Winding River Plantation Honors Veteran

A special congratulation to Retired Army Col. Troy “Gil” Gilleland, one of our own Winding River Plantation residents is the recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious civilian awards for extraordinary service to the state.

Joseph W. Koletar, president of the Winding River Veterans Association, presented the award to Col. Gilleland at their annual gala, which is held each year to support various military-related charities.

Col. Gilleland enjoyed a distinguished career as a member of the famed 82nd Airborne Division. After he retired retirement, he was a civilian senior executive for the Department of the Army, managing a $24 billion program to prepare Army soldiers for combat deployments. He has also been active in founding and supporting military charities to assist returning combat veterans.

Southport Memorial Day Observance

Date: May 30, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, Southport, NC

Southport will observe Memorial Day with several activities and events, including:

*Welcome by Mayor Jerry Dove
*Prayer led by Reverend Dr. Bryan Faggart of Trinity United Methodist Church
*Pledge of Allegiance led by local children
*National Anthem – Landis Bennett
*Presentation of Colors – SBHS JROTC Color Guard
*TAPS – Olivia Hood
*Firing of the Historical Society’s cannon, “Thor”.
*Apple pie and ice-cream social

Tour The Old Jail

Date:  June 1, 2016
Time:  12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost:   Free
Location:  Corner of Rhett and Nash Streets, Southport, NC

Explore the Old Brunswick County Jail on a self-guided tour.  The jail, built in 1904, has two cells and a runabout on the second floor, where prisoner drawn graffiti is still visible.