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"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell

"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him." -- Martin Luther King Jr

"A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others. - Robert E. Lee

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Death of "Stonewall" Jackson: The View from the Museum's Collections

Thursday, August 21, 2014

News Release:  NCSCV Camp 794, “The Columbus County Volunteers,” Sons of Confederate Veterans – North Carolina Division:

NCSCV Camp 794 Press Release…  Thursday, August 28, 2014
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For Immediate Release:


Billy Yeargin
The NC Sons of Confederate Veterans Columbus County Volunteers, will meet on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM at the North Carolina Forestry Museum at the corner of Columbus and Madison Streets in Whiteville, NC.  The meeting is open to the public.  There is no admission charge. 

The guest speaker will be Mr. Billy Yeargin, a Road Scholar with the NC Humanities Council. Billy Yeargin is a professor for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University where he teaches American Southern Culture for Osher Lifelong Learning program. Mr. Yeargin is a former headmaster at Oak Ridge Military Academy in Oak Ridge, NC.   He has published two books on North Carolina tobacco culture: North Carolina Tobacco, a History and Remembering North Carolina Tobacco.

Mr Yeargin's topic:

General Robert E. Lee: The Autumn of His Life 
By Mr. Billy Yeargin

While the greater part of Robert E. Lee’s adult life was spent in military pursuits, Lee chose to spend his final years developing the minds, character, and strength of young students as President of Washington College, a small campus in Lexington, Virginia.  The dedication he displayed as the leader of a growing collection of aspiring students, from both north and south, spoke louder, stronger, and certainly much longer, toward assuring a proud future for a wounded American society.  “Robert E Lee: The Autumn of His Life” will take the audience on a personal journey with Lee, a man of character and spiritual dedication, as he took his place in American culture and history, a place where he was afforded the opportunity to address his passion of nurturing the reconciliation and growth of others. Source: http://nchumanities.org



This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.








   

Michael "Mike" Hollingsworth,
Communications and Information Officer
NCSCV Camp 794 “The Columbus County Volunteers”
North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans    
ncscvcamp794@outlook.com




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Sun Shines Bright 1953 John Ford (Full Length Movie)




I couldn't say it better!  Mike Hollingsworth
What a great movie... John Ford was far ahead of his time when it comes to depicting race relations on a good light. Like he did with the movie [Sargent Rutledge] starring Jeffery Hunter and Woody Strode. This great film had me in tears on so many fronts.
First... A white women that was cast out of her family by a stubborn and unforgiving father due to his religious beliefs.
Second... A black boy accused falsely by the family of the rape their white daughter he never committed.
Third... The return of a man who was in love with a woman who came from an illegitimate birth.
Fourth... A woman that ran a prostitution house, and who in the end was more benevolent then all the so called good women of the town. 
Fifth... How it all fell on the town judge who presided over each case with grace, dignity, patience and  understanding.
Brilliant!  And bravo John Ford who in my humble opinion was the greatest director of his era.
As one of the legends of films said about the great John Ford. " The 3 greatest directors in the history of film is: John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford." - Orson Wells.
I recommend this movie, and find it to be one of John Ford's best! -- Mr54nomore2 months ago (edited)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Press Release from NCSCV Camp 794, "The Columbus County Volunteers"

News Release:  NCSCV Camp 794, “The Columbus County Volunteers,” Sons of Confederate Veterans – North Carolina Division:


NCSCV Camp 794 Press Release…  Thursday, July 31, 2014
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For Immediate Release:

Michael C. Hardy, Author, Historian, Civil War,ConfederateThe North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 794, “The Columbus County Volunteers,” will sponsor a program by  Michael C Hardy, Award-winning author and historian, at Camp 794's August meeting. His topic will be “Civil War Charlotte: Last Capital of the Confederacy”.

Michael C. Hardy has been interested in military history for over thirty years. He's penned nineteen books, and his articles have appeared in America's Civil War, Civil War Times, Gettysburg Magazine, and the Tar Heel Junior Historians.

Michael's works have won numerous awards, and in 2010, he was named the North Carolina Historian of the Year by the NC Society of Historians. In 2013, he became a Road Scholar for the NC Humanities Council. Since 2014, Michael has served as historian for the North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

He lives in western North Carolina with his wife Elizabeth and their children, Nathaniel and Isabella.

The Columbus County Volunteers, will meet on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM at the North Carolina Forestry Museum at the corner of Columbus and Madison Streets in Whiteville, NC.

The meeting is open to the public.  There is no admission charge. 

   

Michael "Mike" Hollingsworth,
Communications and Information Officer
NCSCV Camp 794 “The Columbus County Volunteers”
North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans    
ncscvcamp794@outlook.com




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pink Slips to Cut Military Expenditures - Smart or Stupid (SOS)?

Support Our Troops,Army,Air Force,Marines,Navy Coast Guard
Okay, let's see if I can wrap my mind around this.  We have military officers on active duty performing their jobs/missions, many in hot-spots and war zones, and we are giving them pink slips. Informing them that we must scale-down.  Even though they are highly skilled and performing very well, their service, including their family, is no longer wanted.  Notice I wrote “wanted” not “needed” because it seems to me they are needed as much now as ever.  Government spending is out of control so they think the solution is to cut defense...a scale-down of military expenditures!  

Meanwhile, Obama set free terrorist prisoners at a time of war when they can return to the battlefield to kill our troops.  

Huh?  What's up with all of this?

On the other hand, IRS targeted Obama's political opponents for harassment purposes, lies to Congress, and destroys evidence all the while Obama denies any corruption – not a smidgen. Anyone getting pink slips and messages that they are no longer wanted at the agency?  
I could go on and on but enough here to make my point.

Obama,stupid is,Born Ignorant, and working hard at remaining stupid.
To cite one of Forrest Gump's quotes "stupid is as stupid does" but this incredible move by Obama and his administration is more than just stupid.  I think Allen West says it best, “Leave it to the Obama administration to do something so amazingly dumb it takes your breath away”.  

Well folks, I'll have to admit.  I can't wrap my mind around this one and I'm absolutely breathless!



Read more at http://allenbwest.com/2014/07/abject-disdain-military-troops-get-pink-slips-combat/#ZbgfIhQ6Dd3bmEM1.99

Sunday, June 29, 2014

IRS Lois Lerner Email Lies are so Blatant

Michael Hollingsworth, Author TheGlobalPosition.com,blog,blogger,
Mike
Hollingsworth
This IRS-lost-email-explanation stuff does not pass the smell test.    I believe there's criminality involved and  I hope this matter is not allowed to just fade away.  We must know the truth and hold all those embroiled in this corrupt behavior responsible. 

Americans are sick and tired of all the deluge of lies coming from our oversize colossal government.  The lies are so blatant!

When I was a boy there was an old proverb used while seeking the truth - "Call a spade a spade".  Now-a-days some have tried to make this innocuous phrase into a raciest thing relating it to the black spade in a deck of cards.  The truth is "spade" refers to a shovel.  Soooo, I guess, to be politically correct Mr Orwell suggest that we should "Call a shovel a shovel".  


Anyway...his quote, "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act",  certainly suits these ages! --Mike Hollingsworth



Scandal: The IRS canceled a contract with an email storage contractor weeks after Lois Lerner reported lost personal files and before other IRS officials had their hard drives crash as Tea Party-targeting investigations began.

Timing is everything, the saying goes, and sometimes the timing of events is also very curious, as in the case of the lost emails of Lerner and at least six other officials at the very same time the IRS canceled its contract to back up and preserve those emails as required by federal law.