On the morning of June 20, 1780, during America's War for Independence, a battle between neighbors was fought near Ramsour's Mill in what is now a part of Lincolnton. In 1955, Charles Loveland wrote the script for "Thunder Over Carolina," a play memorializing the battle and related events. In 2017, the play was resurrected and performed at the Lincoln Cultural Center. It was reprised in 2018. Pete DeGregory, who was the director for the revival and is directing this year's presentation, says this year's play will be a bit different. It will highlight more of both sides in the conflict.
Like many other things, the play wasn't possible in 2020 because of the pandemic, but it is being performed again this year. Auditions are being held this weekend at Bricktree Brewing Company on E. Water St. You must have an appointment to audition. For more information, visit the "Thunder Over Carolina" Facebook page.
"Thunder Over Carolina" will be performed at WoodMill Winery off John Beam Road near Catsquare on June 16th, 17th & 18th.