Happy Johnson to kick off Issues and Artists series Thursday

Happy Johnson will speak on his journey from “Foster Care to First Responder” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Heiland Theatre in Boyd. Johnson spent his childhood shuffling around different foster care homes.  Despite a neglected upbringing, Johnson has used the strength of his faith and support from his “village” to become a powerful voice for the most vulnerable in society. Following Hurricane Katrina, Johnson drove an Emergency Response Vehicle in New Orleans.  At the conclusion of his service as a first responder, Johnson led a non-governmental organization (2005-09)…

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Theatre department to hold workshop, auditions

  The Wilmington College Theatre Department has announced that this year’s fall show will be the musical “Violet.” A workshop will be held in Heiland Theatre in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:15 p.m. for anyone interested in or planning to audition for the fall show. No advance preparation for the workshop is necessary; all music and movement used for the audition will be taught during this session. Scripts will be available for cold readings. Those auditioning are encouraged to attend the workshop to allow…

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Buckeye Livery opens uptown, features pizzeria, billiards and arcade

Victoria Burcham Staff Writer Nestled inside the local, uptown pizzeria, Cassano’s, is what some might call a ‘hidden gem.’ If you walk past the counter, you’ll encounter the unexpected—a palatial new pub called the Buckeye Livery. With an outside patio, expansive bar, arcade, pool tables, and live bands scheduled to play throughout the fall season, it’s not one to miss. “It is a real piece of history,” said Larry Reinsmith, co-owner of Cassano’s and the Buckeye Livery. “As soon as it was up for sale, I knew a pizza place…

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BuyLocalWC program creates student guide to all things local

Featuring the tagline “shop local, eat local, play local, live local,” the BuyLocalWC organization has launched its 2011-2012 campaign with a welcome-back note to new Wilmington College students. The organization models itself after the BuyLocalCC campaign, launched in 2010 and designed to encourage public investment in locally-owned businesses in Clinton County and the surrounding area. The BuyLocalWC campaign, however, targets students. As stated on its website, “This brand-new Buy Local Wilmington College site is exclusively dedicated to connecting you – the Wilmington College student – to the local community. Our goal is to provide you with up-to-date information, honest reviews, insider…

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Panel returns after 10 years for 9/11 discussion

The Wilmington College community is invited to gather for the 10th Anniversary Event of 9/11, on Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hugh Heiland Theatre. Nearly a decade ago, the day following the U.S. terrorist attacks, academic and community leaders held a public panel discussion to try to focus thoughts around the event’s impact. On September 12, 2011, that same panel will return for reflection and further discussion. The event panel will feature:  • Dr. Michael Snarr, Professor of Social and Political Studies at Wilmington College and just returned from a trip to Afghanistan.  • Dr. Dean…

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Theatre department holds open house

Come learn how to get into the act.  On Thursday, September 1, 7:15pm, the WC theatre department will host an open house for members of the campus community to meet theatre students and faculty, hear about the upcoming season of plays, and tour the Boyd Cultural Arts Center facility. “Whether you’ve been in hundreds of theatre productions, or you’ve never stepped on a stage but would like to, come to the theatre open house and see what we’re all about,” said Wynn Alexander, professor of theatre and fine arts area coordinator.

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‘Grow Food, Grow Hope’ hosts 9/11 events

September 11th is now a National Day of Service and Remembrance. As part of President Obama’s call to service, we at Grow Food, Grow Hope would like to give local veterans and their families our thanks. With the help of volunteers from the community, we will be putting together fresh produce and baked goods baskets for veterans and we would like to include words of thanks from k-12 students and members of the community. If you are interested in writing a thank you note to a service man or woman,…

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