Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Author Emily Weil Releases Latest Book

The Brunswick Town Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its March 10th meeting at the Brunswick Senior Center in Southport, NC. The guest speaker for the meeting was Emily Weil, author of “Cornwallis’ Campaign: Wilmington to Yorktown.” The focus of the book is on the British General’s march through eastern NC during the Revolutionary War. Copies are $25 for the 153 page hardback edition published by the Wayne County Historical Association. Wayne Co. Museum, 116 N. William St. Goldsboro NC 27530 919-734-5023. The email is waynecountymuseu@bellsouth.net.Her last publication focused on the Civil War. This historical book is “After Sherman’s March.”

Weil has written 6 books and won 3 awards from the NC Society of Historians. She has also written 2 plays, 2 skits, 10 short stories and several video scripts. She is active in all phases of volunteer work – both locally and at the state level. She won the Governor’s Award in December 1999 and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in November 2005. This award is presented to individuals who have a proven record of exemplary service to the state for thirty years or more. Individuals are selected for contributions to community and career, among other qualifications. Weil resides in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

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