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Happy Anniversary, Cape Fear Voices and The Teen Scene!

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One year already!! Hard to believe that in one year, we have gathered so many people in the Cape Fear area who submit articles and volunteer their time so freely to our mission. 

When we first started, we were afraid that we wouldn’t have enough articles to cover the 8-page, 200 copy production that was our first issue. To help take up space, Gerald started a highly condensed version of his 1968 Navy tour to Vietnam. By the time he finished it in January 2021, we had garnered over 50 writers. They weren’t just casual writers either. They included an octogenarian comedienne with more stories than a sailor and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Several of the writers are multi-published authors, and at least two of them are college professors. In addition, we welcomed writers from local civic and non-profit organizations and many stories from the VFW Post 12196 and American Legion Post 68. 

The Brunswick Arts Council has been a tremendous help. Without them, we would not have survived. We are also very thankful to our area high schools and middle schools who have taken time from their busy schedules to include us in their efforts to promote community outreach and improve student writing skills.

The May edition was our biggest yet. We are now at 5,250 readers of our hard copies and 3,000 email copies. Thanks to Dan Dodge, our friend and fellow veteran, every edition is now on our website and in color. Plans are underway to open our Writing Academy in July 2021. Initially, it will focus primarily on basic writing and study skills. 

Here’s to another year of enjoying the amazing creativity of our writers, both young and (hmm) old. Again, thanks to all who have made this possible!

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