Monthly Archives: February 2015

North Carolina SCV Camp agrees to remove sign.

A local group that celebrates the South’s Confederate past will take down a prominent sign that had greeted those traveling into North Carolina on U.S. 321 for the past several years.
Sons of Confederate Veterans had placed the sign, which includes the Confederate flag, along U.S. 321 North believing that it was on private property, said Bill Starnes, commander of the Maj. Charles Q. Petty Camp, the Gastonia-based group that erected the sign.
However, the Department of Transportation looked at the location of the sign this week and determined that the sign was on public land and within the highway’s right of way.
Transportation officials talked with leaders in the Sons of Confederate Veterans group who agreed to take the sign down, said Jordan-Ashley Walker, a spokeswoman for the Department of
Transportation, on Friday.
Starnes said his group does not want to violate any state policies.
Both transportation officials and leaders of the Sons of Confederate Veterans group said the sign has not drawn any criticism that they could readily recall.

SCV Camp 458 BS Session (informal mid-month meeting), Wednesday Feb. 18th!

Greetings Compatriots and Friends,
  SCV Camp 458 is restarting its informal mid month BS Sessions. The BS Session (Brain Storming or BSing) is a time for members and friends to get together and visit, talk politics, come up with ideas for the Camp and much more. Its not an official meeting, so we don’t follow the bylaws for these.
  We’ll be meeting at Izzy’s Restaurant at Eastport Plaza in SE Portland at 7pm. Izzy’s address is 3846 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266.
  Its a lot of fun, so don’t miss it! See ya Wednesday!
Erik Ernst
SCV Pacific NW Division

SCV Camp 458’s Lee and Jackson Day Dinner!

  On January 24th, SCV Camp 458 celebrated Lee and Jackson Day. It was very well attended and everyone seemed to have had a great time! I just wanted to say thank you to Jay Willis and my Dad (Norm Ernst) for doing two excellent presentations about Lee and Jackson!
  The Lee and Jackson Day Dinner will be the 1st of many Dinners and Social gatherings that Camp 458 will be holding in 2015. These gatherings are all part of Lt. Commander Jay Willis’ “Southern Hospitality Nights” plan. If you have any suggestions for potential events and dinners, please let us know.
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Thank You,
Erik Ernst
SCV Pacific NW Division