Robert Ruark Bed and Breakfast Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-27

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Merry Christmas From the Robert Ruark Inn

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Its my pleasure to wish you all a very happy and Merry Christmas!!!

Cheers,

Your friends at the Robert Ruark Inn

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Robert Ruark Bed and Breakfast Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-20

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Robert Ruark Historical Marker – Southport North Carolina

In honor of Robert Ruark, I thought I would provide some details around the Robert Ruark historical marker in Southport, North Carolina – also the location of Robert Ruark bed and breakfast.

Robert Ruark Historical Marker

Robert Ruark Historical Marker

Long Description:
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

City: Southport

County: Brunswick

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!

Be sure to become a Robert Ruark fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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Become a Facebook Fan of the Robert Ruark Inn

become_a_facebook_fanAs 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:

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:)

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DOT Needs to Prioritize Projects – Robert Ruark Drive

brunswick-county-dotWhile the Robert Ruark bed and breakfast is not located on Robert Ruark Drive, I came across an interesting article on Star News Online. It was written by a member of the Brunswick County community and, as an active member of the community myself, I thought it was of benefit to everyone in generating awareness of the issue at hand.

The premise behind the article is this: why should DOT waste millions on unproven projects with insufficient evidence that the intended results will be realized. Priorities should be placed on areas like the intersection of Hwy 211 and Hwy 87 (Robert Ruark Drive), at the entrance to Southport.

The DOT, from what I hear plans to place left turn arrows on the entrances to this intersection on the Hwy. 211 corridor. However, the more dangerous approaches to this intersection are from Hwy. 87 and coming from Robert Ruark Drive, for which the DOT, to my knowledge has not pledged relief (left turn arrows). Why would the DOT not place left turn arrows at all four entrances to this intersection?

What are your thoughts? Have you witnessed a close call at this intersection?

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How Does Robert Ruark’s Writing Relate to Taking Photos?

Tamia Nelson writes a great post on photography and creates an amazing parallel between Robert Ruark’s thoughts on big game hunting and photography hunting. For instance:

  • equipment is important but its not all-important.
  • don’t give up photography just because you don’t own a ‘professional’ camera
  • match your camera to your intended target

The best avice taken from the post is simply this – you won’t know how well your camera captures an image until you try! So, try!

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Robert Ruark Bed and Breakfast Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-22

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Oprah ending her talk show – a…

Oprah ending her talk show – announcing date on tomorrow’s show! http://twurl.nl/4126hd

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Robert Ruark Inn Twitter Retweets

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