Sunset River Studio – Calabash, North Carolina
Waterway Art Association
The 2008 Communities in Schools Gala Auction will be held Thursday, October 16, 2008 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Sea Trail Resort.
Founded in the 1970s on the belief that “programs don’t save children, relationships do”, Communities In Schools (CIS) has become the nation’s most effective and widely respected community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life. CIS of Brunswick County is part of a National Network.
CIS of Brunswick County proudly reflects the dedication and commitment of volunteers, businesses, civic groups, communities of faith, and agencies working in partnership with Brunswick County Schools to enhance the quality of education.
CIS Benefit Gala for Children
See the Auction Items Donated by AzioMedia.com
A little more history:
AzioMedia.com opened the doors to it’s used bookstore August 2004. Since we had been selling books on the internet for several years we decided to open a small used bookstore in the space next door. There was not a bookshop or music store for miles around and we thought it would be nice to open a small shop with the overflow of books we always have in our warehouse.
We buy books, vinyl records, old photographs, original movie posters, lobby cards, prints, paintings, small antiques, sculpture, letters, magazines, old fishing lures and maps and anything really interesting we may find desirable.
Located in Shallotte, N.C. we offer the biggest selection of books, records, posters, and vintage magazines in the region.
Plus vinyl LP records, 45 rpm and 78 rpm records, comic books, and other collectibles are all available Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 5:30 pm or by appointment. Stop by and see us today.
Independent – Wide Selection – Fast Delivery
Fine Books, Literature, Letters, Maps, Art and Antiques
Azio Media was recently a sponsor for the annual Waterway Art Association Art Show in Calabash, NC.
The Waterway Art Association held their 17th annual art show at Sunset River Studio May 22-26, to raise funds for art scholarship for students to study fine arts in college. Azio Media acquired this oil painting by Lynn Jerr at the show. The art show was so successful that the Association was able to award two scholarships rather than the one planned.
Here a copy of the Wilmington Post announces the Rearming of Fort Caswell on the front page.
In 1825 Congress authorized the construction of a fort on Oak Island.
The fort was an outstanding engineering accomplishment. It was a pentagonal structure with a two-story citadel and surrounded by a dry moat and a wet moat. Located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, Smith Island, (Bald Head Island), and the eastern tip of Oak Island, Fort Caswell was a strategic Civil War fortification.
During World War II the fort was re-purposed into a US Naval base. America was preparing south eastern North Carolina for war. Anti-aircraft artillery and sailors swarmed to Oak Island, while civilians worked as enemy aircraft and submarine spotters patrolling the beaches and barrier islands on the lookout for German soldiers and spies.
On January 31, 1946, Fort Caswell was designated as war surplus and assigned for disposal. The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina purchased the 250 acre fort from the Government on Sept. 29, 1949 for $86,000. Fort Caswell is now the home of the North Carolina Baptist Assembly.
Azio Media attracts a fair traffic of browsers for its hardcovers, paperbacks, vintage vinyl LPs and assorted ephemera, but don’t let the book-lined showroom fool you. Its main business is in cyberspace.
Founded in 1998, the used-book dealership easily does 80 percent of its business online. It sells titles through Barnes & Noble.com, Borders.com, Amazon.com – which gives it a 5-star rating for customer satisfaction – and its own Web site, www.aziomedia.com.