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Friday, May 18, 2018


American Legion Post 543 will host the community's annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 28, 2018 inside the St. James Community Center on Route 211, NC All local communities are invited to attend. Colors will be presented; the National Anthem will be sung and a memorial wreath will be placed followed by Taps. Ms. Lois Moore will sing.

The guest speaker will be Secretary Larry Hall, of the North Carolina Department of Military and Veteran Affairs. Larry D. Hall is currently serving as the Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs.

Born and raised in Durham County, Secretary Hall earned a B.S. with Honors in Political Science and Business from Johnson C. Smith University and a J.D. from the School of Law at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Secretary Hall formerly represented Durham County, North Carolina's 29th District in the House of Representatives, since 2006. Secretary Hall served 16 years in the United States Marines and Marine Corps Reserves and served in support of Operations in the Middle East in Lebanon and Iran. Secretary Hall has been awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, the Marine Corps Reserve Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and a Meritorious Unit Citation.

Posted by John Muuss
St. James Plantation
Southport, NC

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Lord Craven, CDXVIII Will Hold Their Next Meeting on Saturday, May 19th

The next Lord Craven, CDXVIII meeting will be Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Carolina BBQ on 1602 S. College Road, in Wilmington, NC. You may begin arriving at 11:00 (when they open). The meeting will be a 11:30. The guest speaker will be Phil Edge, a retired lockmaster on the Cape Fear River.

Any questions contact Linda Rivenbark at

Monday, April 23, 2018

Photos taken at the Colonial Dames XVIIC State Conference in Raleigh, NC on March 9 & 10, 2018.

                                      State President Brenda Hamilton with Gwen Causey
 Lord Craven Chapter members at State Conference: L to R: Pat Johnson; Ruth-Anne bolz; Pat Gooding; Carole Weiss and Carol Jutte
                                                          Capital down town Raleigh
                                                           Church in down town Raleigh
                                                    Chapter members at state conference

Highlights from the February Lord Craven Meeting

Registrar Carol Jutte introduced new members Dale Spencer, Laura Spence and Mary Ann Grant. Welcome to the Lord Craven Chapter.

Heraldry and Coats of Arms Chairman Carol Jutte informed the members the workshop on filling out COA applications has been canceled.  It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Veterans Chairman Fran Carlsen thanked members for the items that were sent to the veterans.  She also informed members that the V. A. would prefer colored t-shirts instead of white ones.

Wreaths Across America Chairman Fran Carlsen informed the society if you have any old order forms to please recycle them.  There have been some changes on the order form and they have issued new forms.

Vice-President Rivenbark reminded everyone about State Conference March 9-10 in Raleigh, N. C.  She also said she had yearbooks for sale at $10.00 each.

Drawing for a scarf that was donated by Vice-President Linda Rivenbark was held.  Anne Boone was the winner.
Information provided by:
Patricia Johnson, Recording Secretary

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Judy Elkins, a Tea Connoisseur, Explained, "Tea and Tea Etiquette of the Colonial Era" at the February 17th Lord Craven Meeting.

                                   Vice-President, Linda Rivenbark and guest speaker, Judy Elkins

 Lord Craven, CDXVII held their February 17, 2018 meeting at Carolina BBQ on College Rd., Wilmington. The guest speaker Judy Elkins, a tea connoisseur, explained "Teas and Tea Etiquette of the Colonial Era". It was quite interesting and informative. She gave everyone a sample of tea to try.

Anne Boone had the winning ticket and won this beautiful scarf, but was kind and gave it to Diane Kuebert, so she could give it to her mother who loves poppies and the meaning behind the flower of WWI. Diane will give it to her on Mother’s Day.  That was so thoughtful of Anne to give this beautiful give up.  Linda Rivenbark purchased this beautiful scarf when she was on vacation with her husband, Mo. They were on a river cruise in France. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Welcome to Jane Johnson Our First New Member to Lord Craven for 2018

Our first member for the Lord Craven Chapter, NSCDXVII in 2018 is Jane Johnson. Jane became a member on February 15, 2018. Jane researched back to the 10th generation for her ancestor, William Griffith, b. ca 1667 Wales, England, d. ca 1699, Anne Arundel Co. Maryland: Wife, Sarah MacCubbin/MacKubin. He was a land owner. Welcome Jane.

Monday, February 12, 2018

252nd Anniversary of the Stamp Act Resistance on February 17, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

THINGS TO DO- Local History: Brunswick Town 252nd Anniversary of the Stamp Act Resistance - What began on the banks of the Cape Fear River helped paved the Road Revolution. Travel back to the winter of 1766 at Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson. Learn how the events that occurred in the Colonial Cape Fear helped sow the seeds of discontent and pave the way for the American Revolution as living history interpreters demonstrate trades and how the dreaded Stamp Act affected their livelihood. Talk with sailors, learn the blacksmith's trade, and listen to lectures on how the events of the 1760s paved the way to revolution. Hands on activities for kids and interactives for the entire family. This special event is free, and open to the public. Visit the website for more details. Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Brunswick Town Fort Anderson Historic Site, Winnabow ADDRESS: 8884St. Philip's Road, SE , Winnabow, NC 28479 PHONE: (910) 371-6613