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Washington's Farewell Tour
It was about this time of the year in 1783 that George Washington announced his retirement and began his farewell tour.  Six years later, he would return, not as a general, but as the first President of the United States.
Saturday, December 3, 2022

"American Pickers" Returns To Carolinas
Members of the “American Pickers” television show are planning to return to the Carolinas in February.
Friday, December 2, 2022

It Wasn't About the Tea
On Sunday December 11th, the Vesuvius Furnace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host an event (2 - 4 pm) at Vesuvius Vineyards.  They'll be celebrating an often misunderstood event in American Revolution history--the Boston Tea Party.
Thursday, November 24, 2022

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants
Most of those who fought on the side of the colonies seeking independence during the Ameridan Revolution were volunteers.  Many of them had never trained as soldiers.  There were also mercenaries--some from France, others German and Spanish, who fought for pay.  When the war ended, some of those volunteers were rewarded with grants for land.
Saturday, November 12, 2022

More On Crouse Fire Department Barbecue
Last week, we told you about the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Chicken Dinner. It’s coming up Nov. 12, 4-7 p.m. and the $12-a-plate tickets must be purchased in advance. This week, we’d like to tell you a bit more about the glories of the CVFD’s barbecued chicken suppers past.
Sunday, November 6, 2022

Crouse Fire Dept's Big Barbecue, Nov. 12
It’s time to get in queue to get some ’cue. Yes, it’s time once again for the Crouse Fire Department Barbecue Chicken Dinner, coming up Nov. 12, 4-7 p.m.,
Thursday, November 3, 2022

John Paul Jones Sets Sail
On November 2nd, 1777, the USS Ranger, with a crew of 140 men under the command of John Paul Jones, left Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for the naval port at Brest, France, where it stopped before heading toward the Irish Sea to begin raids on British warships. This was the first mission of its kind during the Revolutionary War…and the legacy of John Paul Jones.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Third Annual Vets Day Event In Stanley
It’s about honoring the living and their service to this nation. If Memorial Day is about memorializing the fallen of America’s military, Veterans Day is about honoring those who are still with us: those currently serving, retired personnel or veterans of long-ago service.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

David Fanning, One of the Last Tories in North Carolina
Most of the articles in this series have been about the Patriots, the American rebels who sought to overthrow the British government control of the American colonies.  This week, we present the story of one of those who fought on the other side.  
Thursday, October 27, 2022

The World Turned Upside Down
One of the most important dates in American history passed this week with no fanfare.  It was on October 19th, 1781, that Cornwallis, the general who had taken Charleston in 1780 and begun a march northward hoping to crush the rebels in the Carolinas, surrendered in the last major land battle of the American Revolution, a loss that led to negotiations for peace and the signing of the Treaty of Paris  in 1783.
Saturday, October 22, 2022

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