LTN Staff Report
The Crouse Community History and Photo Project, founded two years ago, will host North Carolina’s “First TV News Anchorman,” Doug Mayes, as a guest speaker during the group’s Tuesday evening meeting.
The event marks the two-year anniversary of the project, which was formed in June 2011 with the mission of accumulating, organizing, identifying, cataloging and archiving photos and documents pertaining to the history and families of the Crouse community, said group member Mona Ramsey.
“Over the past two years, we have amassed a digital collection of approximately 10,000 photographs and documents,” Ramsey added. “We also joined with the Lincoln County Historical Association in presenting an art exhibition featuring 60 works of Mr. Lem Nolen and a book featuring his life and exhibition catalog.”
Mayes, a resident of Denver whose storied career in radio and television has led some to call him the “Walter Cronkite of the Carolinas,” will speak after the brief digital photo presentation.
The meeting, beginning at 5 p.m. at Crouse United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall, is open to the public.