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Frying Pan Goes to War

AUTHOR:  Shari Holden (edited by Cheri Todd Molter) An Oral Tradition: The story I have been told was that when my great-great-grandfather, Wiley B. Matthews (Mathis) left with his brother to join the Confederate Army, he carried his own iron frying pan with him...

Samuel A’Court Ashe

SUBMITTED BY:  JC Knowles (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) Samuel A’Court Ashe was born on September 13, 1840 at Wrightsville Sound, near Wilmington, North Carolina. His parents were William Shepperd Ashe and Sarah Ann Green. During his youth, Ashe lived on...

George Lauder: Set in Stone

AUTHOR:  Daniel Whiting (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) On January 24, 1810, George Lauder was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. While reliable records have not been discovered to confirm who Lauder’s parents were, it is believed he was born to John L. and...

The Story Behind the Stone

AUTHOR:  Paul Peeples (edited by Cheri Todd Molter) The U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum at Fayetteville, North Carolina, has many monuments and memorial paver stones on its grounds. Each one has a story behind it, and one is of a hometown hero named...

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