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New Members, New Opportunities for Aquarium

Rhonda Bellamy.

Charlon Turner

David Morrison

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher welcomes three new members to its Citizens Advisory Committee. The new members bring leadership and guidance representing communities the Aquarium hopes to better serve.
• Rhonda Bellamy currently serves as Executive Director of the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County. Bellamy is also a veteran journalist with 22 years of experience in both print and broadcast. She offers a seasoned arts and media perspective.
• Charlon Turner currently serves as the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Outside The Walls mentoring program. Turner brings to the Aquarium a connection to youth audiences – especially downtown where the Aquarium’s presence continues to grow.
• David Morrison currently serves as the Chair of the Cape Fear Disability Commission. Morrison will assist the Aquarium in indentifying ways to better serve people with disabilities.
New members are nominated by the committee and appointed by the governor. The 13-person Advisory Committee meets once per quarter to assist the Aquarium in assessing the needs and interests of the community.
Additional committee members include: Dianne Avery; Jean Beasley, Bryan Bishop, , Carlos Braxton, Capt. Bert Felton, Dr. Jack Hall, Kim Hufham, Cathy Meyer (chair), Frank Popelars and Frances Rowe Shotwell. Anyone interested in serving on the advisory committee may contact Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cathy Meyer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located a short drive from Wilmington on US 421, south of Kure Beach. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). Normal admission: $8, adults ages 13-61; $7, ages 62 and older; $6, ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. General information: http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher .