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OPINION

Golden Hill Riot

While the American War for Independence didn't start until the mid-1770s, there were earlier clashes that forebode what was to come. Another in the series of articles from the SAR & DAR.

Common Sense

This is another in the series of articles from the SAR & DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.

Ready Or Not, Here Come The Mid-20s

I’m trying to absorb the fact that today’s 18-year-olds were born in 2006. They have no memory of life before the iPhone or Facebook or any president before Barack Obama.

Benedict Arnold and the Battle of Quebec

There are many similarities between Canada and the United States. Early in our history, there were occasions when a union of the two as a single nation seemed possible. One Revoutionary War battle was just the first 'attempt' at making what is now Canada a part of the US.

Life Is A Gift

The greatest gift that we have is our lives. A gift does not have meaning unless it is used. With our lives, we can make a difference and also make a mark in the world.
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Crossing the Delaware

This is another in a series of articles from the SAR & DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday celebration in 2026.

Editorial: What To Do About Libraries

A special meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners & County Library Board Monday afternoon (Dec. 18th) ended with only one decision: the next library to be built will be a new East Lincoln Library.

Elvis The Pink Christmas Tree Lit At Last

I am happy to report that what was essentially five tries, Elvis is now fully clothed with proper lights and ornaments.

Winter Quarters at Valley Forge

The American Revolution--our country's war for independence--had its high points and low ones. The Winter of 1777-1778 certainly marked one of the lowest. In this, another in the series of articles from the SAR & DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday celebration in 2026, we read about that winter …

Favors Are Priceless

Today Judge Rembert's poem is about helping thouse in need from surgery, in nursing homes, etc. as she was one of those who needed extra care.
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Tracing History; 250 Years Ago, Events Were Leading Up to War

The Catawba Valley SAR & Jacob Forney Chapter DAR held an event Saturday in Lincolnton and the Vesuvius Furnace Chapter DAR holds its annual commemorative tea Sunday (Dec. 10th) recalling the Boston Tea Party. It was one of the events of 250 years ago that were leading up to the …

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

Two local events this weekend (Dec. 9th & 10th) will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, which happened on Dec. 16, 1772. That may cause some to ask, what does the Boston Tea Party have to do with North Carolina?

Celebrate the mythis, but remember the true meaning of Christmas

In this season of parades and parties and other holiday season activities, it is my hope that you will take time to remember--and share--the true meaning of Christmas.

Decorating For Christmas No Simple Matter

I follow my mother’s rule: no Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, that red-haired stepchild of a holiday, is squeezed ever tighter between jack-o-lanterns and Santa Claus.

First Thanksgiving In Florida, Not Massachusetts

According to the late historian, Michael Gannon (1927-2017), the first Thanksgiving actually occurred in St. Augustine, Fla., in 1565.
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