W.C. Lanier dies, remembered for impact on community

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W.C. Lanier (Photo: Facebook)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man behind several festivals and expos in our area has died.

W.C. Lanier died Tuesday night. He brought the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo to Wilmington for several years. He was also the event coordinator for the North Carolina Rice Festival in Belville, and the organizer of the Cape Fear BBQ Festival.

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In previous interviews, Lanier said he liked bringing the community together and enjoyed showing off everything our area has to offer.

His funeral is set for Friday at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. Visitation is at 2 p.m. with a service at 3 p.m.