The CWPP team has recently ﬁnished up two more counties – Columbus and Carteret, which we revisited to complete 12 more districts. In Columbus, we met up with two of the assistant county rangers, Jeremy and Rex, who were incredibly helpful in both scheduling meetings and assisting us with our database. We met with Acme-Delco-Riegelwood, Brunswick, North Whiteville, Old Dock, and Williams Township ﬁre departments. Rather than meet at the county ranger oﬃce or ﬁre departments like we have in the past, we were able to conduct our meetings at the Lake Waccamaw State...Read more
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With less than two months remaining, the CWPP team has recently completed Brunswick and New Hanover counties! Brunswick is west of Wilmington, near the southeastern edge of the state where it meets the South Carolina border. The Brunswick county CWPP meetings were completed primarily by team members Ada and Jake, with the help from the entire group for the Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, and Shallotte Point ﬁre districts, and the help of Meghan for Calabash and Southport. In addition to these districts, Navassa and Northwest were also completed, making seven total ﬁre district...Read more
Recently, the CWPP team ﬁnished conducting their interviews and creating maps for Craven County. The whole team worked together on Craven with Ada leading the whole crew. We tackled CWPPs at the Cherry Point, Harlowe, Havelock City, Little Swift Creek, New Bern City, Rhems, Township Six, Township Seven, Tri-Community, and West of New Bern ﬁre districts....Read more
The CWPP is getting ready to print the ﬁnal plotter maps for Carteret County this week. Alison and Meghan teamed up to interview ﬁre chiefs from ten ﬁre districts in Carteret: Atlantic, Cedar Island, Davis, North River, Otway, Sea Level, South River, Stacy, Stella, and Western Carteret....Read more
Pender county was a delight. We covered seven ﬁre districts, and we ended up ﬂying through them due to the excellent and timely scheduling done by the charming county ranger, Mr. Hagan.
Again, we beneﬁted from the close relationship that the county ranger and the ﬁre departments share, helping us manage the scheduling, understanding and cooperation to complete the CWPP go very smoothly....Read more
The CWPP Team has ﬁnally ﬁnished Onslow County! This was our largest County, with 15 ﬁre districts for us to do, so we’re feeling quite a sense of accomplishment to have it completed. Onslow is also our home County, at least until our time with the SCA is over in November, so we were excited for the chance to get to know it a little bit better....Read more
We have just completely ﬁnished the ﬁrst of our 11 counties, Greene County – a milestone for the CWPP Team! Greene County was one of our fastest counties to ﬁnish because there were only ﬁve ﬁre districts – Bull Head, Castoria, Fort Run, Scuﬄeton/Little Creek, and Shine – and because we conducted all ﬁve interviews simultaneously....Read more
ASHEBORO — A crew of military veterans recently spent about a month in Randolph County preserving history.The men and women replaced the roof, repaired windows and tackled other renovations at a 19th-century farmhouse at the Thornburg Trailhead on the northwestern edge of the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness — a 5,160-acre section of the Uwharrie National Forest in Randolph and Montgomery counties.Th
The CWPP team has been working incredibly hard in three different counties to ﬁnish up the wildﬁre protection plans. After several weeks, we are ﬁnally wrapping up our protection plan for Wayne County, which was the ﬁrst county we visited....Read more
The past two weeks of the Veteran’s Historicorps project has been very exciting for us here at Thornburg Farm. When we ﬁrst arrived, the team only had ﬁve SCA members and two Historicorps members, but we managed to set up our tents pretty quickly in back and front of the site, respectively....Read more