Benefit for family of slain bar bouncer to be held in Havelock

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Todd North is shown in this file photo. A concert to benefit the family of the slain bar bouncer is scheduled for Saturday at Flyers in Havelock.

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Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 05:32 PM.

Guitars will be screaming Saturday at a special music festival and fundraiser in honor of slain Havelock bar bouncer Todd North.

Eight bands are in the lineup for more than 12 hours of music beginning at 1 p.m. and running well past midnight at Flyers in Havelock.

North, 39, a retired Marine and well-known bouncer at area night clubs, died on April 14 after being shot at the entrance to the bar at 400 Fontana Blvd., as he sought to protect customers inside.

"Everybody was his friend," said Flyers owner John Bruns, who organized the benefit for North’s wife and their 2-year-old son.

A huge turnout is expected for the event.

To say that North was "big-chested" would be an understatement, Bruns said.

"He was solid. There’s no if, ands or buts about it," he said. "Todd was a big man. He was extremely large, like a weightlifter."

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