Veteran events cancelled, postponed, or hoping for a clear Saturday
By DEUCE NIVEN
Mother Nature smiled Nakina’s annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, but other events scheduled for later this week are facing the headwinds of Tropical Storm Nicole as it moved into the south Florida coast Wednesday afternoon.
Area events that have been cancelled, postponed, or are hoping for clear skies this Saturday, include:
- CANCELLED: A Veterans Appreciation Ceremony sponsored by Columbus County Commissioners was scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday on the steps of the historic county courthouse in Whiteville. With forecasts calling for a 90 percent rain chance Friday county officials made the decision to cancel Wednesday morning spokesperson Natalie Carroll said in an e-mail.
- POSTPONED: “Threatening and uncertain weather” prompted postponement of the 18th annual Salute to American Veterans planned for Friday night in Wheelwright Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University, a news release said. It has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. “Tickets issued for the event will be valid for the later date,” the news release said.
- HOPEFUL: An inaugural Columbus County Veterans Celebration Parade Scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 in downtown Whiteville remains on track, as forecasters say impacts from Nicole may move on from the area by then. A wreath laying ceremony at the former Lewis Smith Shopping Center is to follow the parade. Line-up begins at 10 a.m. at Lee and Smith Streets in Whiteville, Carroll said in an e-mail.
For parade details contact Gail Edwards at 910-640-6630, Kim Sellers at 910-640-6638, or Hal Lowder at 910-642-8046, Ext. 2004.
Updates will be posted here as warranted.