All Events

Receive Society Cup for service in preservation of area history

April 30 Receive Society Cup for service in preservation of area history from Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Latimer House, Third & Orange Sts. 3:00 p.m.

Plantation Village independent living community

Plantation Village independent living community Oct 23

North Carolina Student Stores Assn.

North Carolina Student Stores Assn. Oct 24


AARP North Carolina Freedom Program

AARP North Carolina Freedom Program Nov 12

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Wilmington Chapter

Date: February 6 Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Wilmington chapter

Battleship North Carolina Reunion Crew Banquet

Date: May 29 Battleship North Carolina Reunion Crew Banquet


The Antique Group of Scene III (Wilmington Newcomers Club)

Date: March 4 The Antique Group of Scene III (Wilmington Newcomers Club)

Veterans Day Observance

When: November 11at 11:00am What: Keynote speaker, Veterans Day observance, Location: Wilmington National Cemetery

Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII

Date: September 25 Wilmington Senior Mens Club, “Rosie the Riveter: American Women in WWII.” Cameron Art Museum


Wartime USO Swing Dance

Date: November 4, 2015 Time: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. WWII Wilmington Home front Heritage Coalition wartime USO-swing dance at Hanah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

Motorcoach Tour of WWII Sites

Date: November 4, 2015 Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. to host motorcoach tour of area WWII sites, depart 8:30 a.m. from SteinMart parking lot, Hanover Center.

Allied Naval Forces in Operation Dragoon – World War II Remembered Group

Date: Oct. 28, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. “Allied Naval Forces in Operation Dragoon,” World War II Remembered Group, New Hanover County Senior Resource Center


Fall Into History

Date: Oct. 10 Time: 1:30 p.m. “Fall Into History” – Wilmington shipyard, Trinity United Methodist Church, Southport

V-E Day 70th Anniversary Coverage

Trip to London to cover the V-E Day (marking the Allied victory in Europe in 1945) 70th anniversary events on May 8 for the Wilmington StarNews. Then continued travel to Normandy and Paris as historian.

Photo Show coming to Wilmington’s Historic USO

World traveler’s photo show coming to Wilmington’s historic USO An exhibit of more than 300 photographs spanning seven decades by a globe-trotting Wilmington native will be on display from Feb. 25 through March 26, 2015, in the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington. Titled “Nagasaki to Normandy: Seven Global Decades of Images […]


United Daughters of the Confederacy on WWII Wilmington Speaking Engagement

Jan. 22 – Speak to United Daughters of the Confederacy on WWII Wilmington, Federal Point History Center, Carolina Beach – 7:15 p.m.

‘Inside President Ford’s White House’ Speaking Engagement

Jan. 16 – Speak to Wilmington Senior Men’s Club on Inside President Ford’s White House,Cameron Art Museum, 10:00 a.m.

WWII Wilmington Speaking Engagement

Jan. 5, 2015 – Speak to Wilmington East Rotary Club on WWII Wilmington, Bluewater Grill, 6:00 p.m.


Lunch with Author Wilbur D. Jones, Jr.

Lunch With an Author, City Club, Wilmington, Noon. Book signing

Interview with Bob Townsend on NBC

Interview with Bob Townsend, WECT TV-6/NBC, on USS North Carolina Battleship Commission. WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather

Pearl Harbor Speech

Speak on Pearl Harbor at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church Sunday School, Wilmington – 9:45 a.m.


Pearl Harbor 73rd Anniversary Commemoration

Emcee Pearl Harbor 73rd anniversary commemoration, Battleship Park, Wilmington – 1:25 p.m

General Electric Co. retirees luncheon

Nov. 20 – General Electric Co. retirees luncheon, New Hanover Senior Resource Center – Guest speaker on WWII, @11:30 a.m.

Re-dedication Ceremony for WWI Memorial

Nov. 11 – Emcee for re-dedication ceremony for installation of New Hanover County’s World War I Memorial in new location, Wilmington’s Riverwalk, @3:00 p.m.