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Local Book To Feature Historic Postcards From The Southport Times' Collection

April 12, 2012 - Southport, NC - The Southport Times is pleased to announce a retrospective, historical book entitled Southport, Oak Island and Bald Head Island by Kris Friend, featuring our collection of vintage Southport area postcards. The book will be published by Arcadia Publishing, Inc. The cooperative effort of Kris Friend, Arcadia Publishing and The Southport Times, will provide an historical look at Southport and its surrounding areas from the early 20th century until the present. Until now, the collection has only been available for viewing on The Southport Times' website. This new expanded version will allow the collection to be shared with a wider audience in print format with an historical perspective included.

Kris Friend, a local area resident, published author, and our current Southport Times Blogger, will provide the written narrative to accompany the postcards. The extensive collection dates back to 1906 and contains very rare historic views of places, structures and buildings no longer in existence.

Southport, Oak Island and Bald Head Island will be a part of Arcadia Publishing, Inc.'s "Postcard History Series." Arcadia publishes local and regional history books and has published over 7,500 titles. Based in Mount Pleasant, SC, near Charleston, Arcadia has an interest in promoting the various regions of the Southeastern coast. In addition to the Postcard Series, there is a more in depth history of various southern regions in the Heritage Series.

Arcadia has planned a publication date of spring 2013. "The publication will coincide with our summer season and our favorite historic celebration, the July 4th Festival and Parade," Ms. Friend announced. Books will be available through a variety of venues, our local bookstores, the Southport Historical Society, the Southport Visitor's Center and local real estate companies.

Promotional events, book signings, speaking engagements by the author can be scheduled by contacting Kris Friend at Arcadia Publishing, or her blog at The Southport Times. Look for further information from Kris and Arcadia to keep you up to date through the coming months.

An interest sign-up list is also available at The Southport Times' website:




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