• Historic Burke Foundation’s annual Revolutionary War Days 9/30 – 10/1

    Corey Green
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  • Remembering the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill part 2

    Corey Green
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    The News Herald – Battle of Ramsour’s Mill Part 2 In part one of this article we discussed particulars of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill and how short and bitter sweet the battle was in favor of our Patriots against overwhelming odds being outnumbered three to one and overcoming those odds sending the Tories on […]

  • The Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

    Corey Green
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    The News Herald – Battle of Ramsour’s Mill Article These series of articles is brought to you monthly by the Catawba Valley Chapter of the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the welcome cooperation of your local newspaper to bring awareness of the service and sacrifices of our local Patriot […]

  • President’s Piece April 2017

    capefearadmin
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    My last month as President of the North Carolina SAR started off well when Julie and I travelled back to our USAF stomping grounds in Yorktown, VA on April 3 to participate in the Grand Opening of the Jamestown and American Revolution Settlement Museum at Yorktown.  With the help of Compatriots Dan Hopping and Jeff […]

  • Patriot spotlight: William Sharpe

    Corey Green
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    Patriot spotlight link: William Sharpe   Note: This series of articles is brought to you monthly by the Catawba Valley Chapter of the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution to bring awareness of the service and sacrifices of our local patriot ancestors and of area events that occurred during their fight […]

  • Mecklenburg Chapter’s 2017 Annual President’s Day Dinner in Charlotte

    Corey Green
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    On February 23, 2017, the Mecklenburg Chapter NCSSAR held its annual President’s Day Dinner at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park hotel. The speaker for this event was our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.   President’s Day Dinner Mecklenburg Chapter

  • South Carolina State SAR Educational Video Project

    Corey Green
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    South Carolina ETV, The National Park Service, The Self Family Foundation, The George Washington Endowment Fund of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, The South Carolina State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and The ETV Endowment of South Carolina collaborated to tell the stories of The Southern Campaign […]

  • President’s Piece – March 2017

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    March roared in like the proverbial Lion as Julie and I headed to Louisville for the semi-annual Leadership meeting.  As is our practice, we decided to make a two-day event of our arrival and stopped in Beckley, WV en route to the meeting.  As we travelled up the leeward side of the mountains, we ran […]

  • SAR Patriot Ancestors

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    Patriot spotlight: Joseph Sharpe volunteered in Salisbury district

  • Patriot Service

    catawbavalleyadmin
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    This link leads to a new effort to publish stories about our Patriot ancestors in our local newspapers. Compatriot Mark Lackey, the Registrar and Genealogist of the Catawba Valley Chapter and Webmaster of the Salisbury Chapter has started and promoted this through three local North Carolina newspapers, The Taylorsville Times in Alexander County, The Statesville […]

  • Patriot Grave Marking

    catawbavalleyadmin
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    PATRIOT grave marking scheduled for Saturday, 20 May 2017 at 11:00am for Patriot William McKee. Located in the Old Fourth Creek Burying Ground in Statesville, N.C.

  • President’s Piece February 2017

    capefearadmin
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    February was a blur for me!  I have travelled across the state several times and participated in multiple chapter meetings.  Reconciliation has been completed by State Secretary Jim Becker and all chapter secretaries/treasurers.  We completed the year with 1033 active members.  That is an increase of 56 from last year. My first stop was at […]

  • President’s Piece January 2017

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    WOW!  What a start for the New Year.  Americanism, Stark, Reconciliation, Board of Managers Reports all due at about the same time.  It does not get any more difficult than this month has been and yet we are still moving forward. While the dust was still flying, I managed to visit le Marquis de Lafayette […]

  • President’s Piece December 2016

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    As we begin the New Year, it is good to look back and rejoice in the many accomplishments completed at the chapter level.  I thank all of you who have renewed your membership in the SAR and helped to maintain a great organization with your support.  We continue to make the North Carolina SAR a […]

  • President’s Piece November 2016

    oldnorthstateadmin
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    It is evident that November is a month for giving thanks for all that our society does.  I spent the month travelling to participate in chapter meetings with the Halifax Resolves, The General George Washington and Lower Cape Fear chapters.  I presented awards to members of the Halifax Resolves including four Military Service Medals to […]

  • President’s Piece October 2016

    oldnorthstateadmin
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    Our activities in October were numerous. The first was a meeting of the South Atlantic District in Spartanburg, SC on 6 Oct. There was a candidates’ forum and the District supported all unopposed candidates for national office, Bruce Pickett for Registrar General and Mark Anthony for Historian General. The following day was spent at King’s […]

  • President’s Piece September 2016

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    Our month started out with a rousing success as we chartered our 27th chapter, the Patriot Isaac Carter Chapter in the North Harlowe are near Havelock, NC on 3 Sep 16.  The current President General, J. Michael Tomme, three former PGs, David Sympson, Joe Dooley and Lindsey Brock as well as South Atlantic VPG Larry […]

  • President’s Piece August 2016

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    I have had a lot of travel this month for both personal as well as North Carolina SAR activities.  The month started with a bang when the le Marquis de Lafayette chapter hosted a remembrance of the Battle of the House in the Horseshoe followed by a grave marking for Benjamin Williams.  SE District VP […]

  • President’s Piece July 2016

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    Our Independence Day weekend started with a jolt when the Lower Cape Fear Chapter held its annual 4th of July picnic in Hugh McRae Park in Wilmington.  Certificates of Appreciation were dispersed to community members including YouTube sensation Raymond Greene who regaled us with his rendition of multiple patriotic songs.  UNCW professor and compatriot Chris […]

  • President’s Piece – June 2016

    oldnorthstateadmin
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    The North Carolina SAR has been effective in getting the word out to the public about the SAR during this last month.  Many thanks to the compatriots from multiple chapters for conducting outstanding programs this month. Compatriot Fred Learned, Bethabara Chapter, led a well-attended (over 120) grave marking in Bethania on 4 June 2016.  The […]

  • President’s Piece 31 May 2016

    oldnorthstateadmin
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    It has been a month of travel that has been very rewarding.  I spent the first week after assuming the Leadership of the North Carolina SAR cleaning up actions that had been determined by the membership at the Annual Convention.  I worked to ensure the bylaws were properly amended and initiated paperwork for securing national […]

  • NC SAR Annual Meeting Acceptance Speech

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    I accept your election as the 63rd President of the North Carolina SAR with humility and optimism.  I thank Ben Franklin for providing us with many platitudes that I am sure we can all use in our daily lives.  I thank our current state senior leadership who have indulged my questions about what, why and […]

  • Leadership meeting at Louisville, KY 26-28 Feb 2016

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    The February Leadership Meeting in Louisville, KY is always a meteorological treat and this year was no exception.  My wife, Julie, and I travelled early and ran through a major storm running up the east coast.  We drove through some heavy squalls in Raleigh and Winston-Salem en route to Beckley, WV.  We arrived in Beckley […]

  • Forgotten Patriot Descendant Joins SAR

    Jay Joyce
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    America’s Revolutionary War included all types of Patriots with different ethnic backgrounds although the diversity of the first American Army has not been well publicized. Many of these early American heroes have been honored and remembered through gravesite markings, ceremonies and Patriotic remembrances. But there was a small group of Patriots in eastern North Carolina […]

  • 234th Anniversary of the House in the Horseshoe

    Jay Joyce
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    The Marquis de Lafayette chapter sponsored the 234th Anniversary of the House at the Horseshoe in Moore County, NC. Chapter members from across North Carolina participated in the combined North Carolina SAR Color Guard.

  • 2015 Annual Commemoration of the Signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

    NCSSAR
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    The annual commemoration of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was held today at Trade and Tryon Streets in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Chapter members Dave Alls, Chad Lloyd, NCSSAR State President Tim Berly and Mecklenburg chapter president Jay Joyce participated in the Combined Color Guard, along with NSSAR South Atlantic Vice […]

  • Colton Copeland Wins 1st Place in the NCSSAR Brochure Contest.

    NCSSAR
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    Halifax Academy 8th grade student Colton Copeland won 1st place in the NCSSAR Brochure contest. His entry, sponsored by the Halifax Resolves Chapter, discussed the aspects of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. For his efforts, Colton received a check for $250.00. His teacher, Ms. Tracey Lynch, received a check for $100.00 as the sponsoring […]

  • Ella Frances King Places 2nd in the NCSSAR Americanism Poster Contest

    NCSSAR
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    Ella Frances King, below middle in the photo, a 5th grade student at Cornerstone Christian School, placed 2nd in the NCSSAR Americanism Poster contest. Each student who entered had a choice to illustrate the Battles of Lexington and Concord or George Rogers Clark. Ella’s poster depicted the Battles of Lexington and Concord. For her efforts […]

  • 19th Annual Patriots’ Day Commemoration

    NCSSAR
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    The Alamance Battleground Chapter sponsored the 19th annual Patriots’ Day commemoration at Alamance Battleground State Park in Burlington, NC. The ceremony commemorated the three 1781 Revolutionary War battles in Alamance County: Pyle’s Defeat, Clapp’s Mill and Lindley’s Mill. The Pre-Revolutionary War Battle of Alamance, which occurred May 16, 1771, was also observed. Photos of the […]