Each Spring the Robert Ruark Society of Chapel Hill www.robertruarksociety.org and the Creative Writing Department of the University of North Carolina English Department sponsor an essay contest open to all University of North Carolina undergraduates. This will mark the fifth year of the writing award.
The winning essay writer will receive a $1,000.00 prize! Robert Ruark originally envisioned the writers award when he visited The University of North Carolina in the 1950’s.
You can view the entry form below. While you’re at it, if you are a Ruark fan, why not join the Robert Ruark Society of Chapel Hill! There is NO charge to join and NO dues!
Its my pleasure to wish you all a very happy and Merry Christmas!!!
Your friends at the Robert Ruark Inn
1915–1965. Columnist and author. His 1957 novel The Old Man and the Boy based on childhood visits with grandparents 1 block W.
Marker Name: Robert Ruark
Marker Type: City
Related Web Link: http://ncmarkers.com/Markers.aspx?sp=map&sv=D-93
Location: NC 211 (Howe Street) at Nash Street in Southport
N 33° 55.167 W 078° 01.196
17S E 775509 N 3757225
The marker is located in Southport, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. You can find it at the intersection of Howe Street (North Carolina Route 211) and Nash Street. Look for the marker on the right when traveling south on Howe Street.
Have you taken a vacation to enjoy our bed and breakfast and taken a picture at the marker? Leave a comment and e-mail us (robertruarkinn (at) gmail.com) the photo! We’ll post it in our next blog post!
As you can see from our newest blog widget on the right, the Robert Ruark Inn has been busy getting into the social networking scene. Why you might ask? Well, we’ve been finding some great things online from the folks who have visited our Southport, North Carolina bed and breakfast and we want to make sure we are connecting with them and giving them a chance to stay up to date on promotions and discounts.
Here are just a few examples of what we’ve found from our most recent visitors:
- On Flickr we found this photo of our menu and food and also this beautiful photo of the Robert Ruark Inn.
- Trip Advisor has provided us with some great feedback from recent guests
- We’ve also gotten some great comments, feedback and discussions going on our Facebook page.
We’ve already grown to 28 fans in just a short period of time! We’d love to connect with you as well! Simply click on “Become a fan” and technology will take care of the rest:)