In memoriam: Roger Gant Jr.

July 27, 2010

Former Glen Raven president Roger Gant Jr. has died at the age of 86. Gant served Glen Raven Inc. for 55 years in a variety of management positions and as president and board member. He also led the Glen Raven team that created Glen Raven’s Sunbrella® brand of performance fabrics in the early 1960s. “It …

Tent collapse injures six

July 16, 2010

A tent and stage being prepared for a concert that was to feature Peter Frampton and the group Yes collapsed on July 7 when a storm produced a sudden downburst with winds over 50 miles per hour, according the National Weather Service. About 15 crew members preparing for the show at the Lucky Star Casino …