Link Mercedes Ioma Jones Newsome

It is with deep sadness that the Wilmington (NC) Chapter inform you of the passing of our dear member and past president, Link Mercedes Ioma Jones Newsome.  Link Newsome transitioned on Thursday, October 27, 2016.  Link Newsome was initiated into the Wilmington (NC) Chapter on May 13, 1995.  She leaves to cherish her memory, Connecting Link Carter W. Newsome, Heir-O-Link Paula Newsome, and granddaughter Ayanna Washington.  Celebration of Life Services were held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC.

The Wilmington, North Carolina Chapter of The Links, Incorporated presents the

45th Annual Fine Arts Brunch

"Building a Healthy Legacy: Our Prescription for the Future"

Link Dolly Deselle Adams, Ph.D., 8th National President of The Links, Inc. will be our speaker.

Wilmington Convention Center
515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Donation: $40.00 per person


The celebration included Anthony Williams as our guest artist .  Anthony is a junior at Isaac Bear Early College High School and he plays the cello.  The kids were excited to learn about the cello and had many questions for Anthony. We  were treated to several musical selections and enjoyed them all. . Refreshments were served and gift bags given to all the kids.


Link Carol E. Malloy

It is with a great deal of sadness that the Wilmington (NC) Chapter reports the passing of Link Carol E. Malloy. Memorial Services have been held (Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church (USA).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, Fund Development
1414 Physicians Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Condolences may be shared with Connecting Link Bill Malloy at: adkinsdrainfuneralservice.com

~ Message sent on behalf of President Dorothy DeShields.


Link Carol Mallory working with ROCAME students in New Hanover County Schools










In Haiti, as in most countries, children are required to have on a pair of shoes in order to attend school. Unfortunately, many children are not able to start or complete their education because they have no access to schools. The Wilmington Chapter of The Links, Inc. partnered with Sole 2 Soul to collect shoes (donated by our community) and send them to needy children in Haiti. Sandra Huth of Sole 2 Soul and her husband delivered the shoes this month and send us pictures of lots of kids with new shoes! We're glad to have helped get these children back into their classrooms! If you donated shoes, we thank you!

Link Yolanda Norwood

Link Yolanda Norwood

Our President, Link Yolanda Brewington Norwood, who passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 9, 2013. We will miss her kindness, her humor, her incredible capacity for work, her tact, her efficiency and her leadership. Our condolences are with those who love her, her friends and her family. She made a big difference in our lives, and in our worldwide community. Rest in peace, Link Yolanda.