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Yesteryear - Oct. 16, 2013

18 YEARS AGO -- Oct. 16-20, 1995

Posted: October 15, 2013 9:26 a.m.
Updated: October 16, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Field Days to re-create Revolution

Sept. 2, 1780 -- “You are hereby authorized to embody as many of His Majesty’s Loyal and Faithful subjects as you can assemble in the neighborhood for the purpose of arming, disarming, and securing the Rebels and protecting the country and friends of the gov’t.” – Order from Lord Charles Cornwallis to Capt. Duncan McRae.

Nov. 4-5, 1995 -- Lord Cornwallis orders His Majesty’s “Faithful Subjects” from as far away as Virginia, Florida and Tennessee to assemble and secure Fort Camden from the “Rebels” at Historic Camden’s annual Revolutionary War Field Days emcampment.

According to Historic Camden Director Joanna Craig, Cornwallis, portrayed by reenactor Tom Tucker, will be on hand to lead the King’s army into the battle skirmish scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4-5.  This year Historic Camden is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and Gen. Cornwallis was never one to turn down a good battle or celebration,” she said….

KCC to consider rezoning request

…Council will hold a first reading on the rezoning of 38 acres at U.S. 1 and Springdale Drive.  Merchants and citizens spoke out at council’s last meeting against the rezoning of this property, fearing a Wal-Mart supercenter would be put there.  However, developers have since announced Wal-Mart isn’t interested in the property….

Band entertains for seniors, but will the melody linger on?

For the past four years, the Melody Makers have performed their brand of strumming and picking for various groups -- from the children of Babcock Center to seniors in area retirement homes.

The group of musicians discovered each other’s abilities after most of them had retired, says guitarist Rosa Carol Boone…. 

“Here we are with one foot in the grave and just starting.” She says….

Mrs. Boone is a self-taught guitarist, who plays by ear.  She taught children to play guitar by chords at the Applied Technology Education Campus…

NC stork delivers sugar babies

Even though their pretend babies were “sweet,” about 20 local psychology students discovered they didn’t want real ones any time soon.

By toting infants, which were really 5-pound bags of sugar, a class of North Central High School seniors learned something about the responsibility, emotional attachment and commitment associated with being a parent.

“It’s to let them realize from an emotional standpoint what it’s like to be responsible for something 24 hours a day,” said teacher Celia Roberts.

Although most seniors thought the project was a good experience, they were quick to say they didn’t want a real child for a while.

“It was fun at first, but now it’s a little aggravating,” said Amanda DeLoach. “I have cheerleading every day, and I have to find people to watch (the baby).  And people are always looking at me like, ‘What are you doing with a baby?’”….

Staying in a ‘Plaza Suite’

You might call it a triple-threat comedy. Take three different couples occupying the same hotel suite at three different times, and you get three entirely different stories.

…Each act is a separate couple’s story set in the same suite of the Plaza Suite Hotel in New York City in 1969.  The play incorporates (Neil) Simon’s trademark of starting each act off seemingly normally and ending in an uproarious farce designed to keep the audience laughing.

Director of the play is Stacey Maxwell of Columbia….

…The cast…includes Steve LeVan and Liz Campbell, Buddy Clark and Carolyn Ham, and Bill DeWitt and Ms. Maxwell as the three couples.  Supporting roles are played by Margaret Ellis and Danny Mann….

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