The North Carolina Mason

Winter 2022

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For advertising, contact George Marut at or call 919-819-7020 04 From the Grand Master 08 250 Years of Masonary St. John's Lodge No.3 10 From the Scottish Rite 12 Jack of All Trades 14 The Grand Historian's Courier Case: Hewes, Hooper & Penn: Our Signers 18 Masonic Cornerstones: Symbols of Wisdom, Strength & Beauty 06 Opinions 20 Inner Light 22 Philanthropy: Our Masonic Children ON THE COVER: St. Johns #3 marks 250 years of making Masonic history. Story on page 8. USPS 598-260) is published bimonthly by The Grand Lodge of AF & AM of North Carolina, 2921 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608. Third class postage paid at Oxford, NC 27565. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The North Carolina Mason, School Of Graphic Arts, Masonic Home for Children, Oxford, NC 27565. Good quality pictures are essential for suitable reproduction. The right to reject any submission is reserved. Pictures will be returned to the sender only if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Email submissions are preferred: high resolution, unaltered JPGs and Rich Text Format documents only. Submissions and other correspondence should be sent to the editor at 2921 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27608 or Each North Carolina Mason is a subscriber to The North Carolina Mason. If you know a member who is not receiving the paper, please send us his full name, complete address, and the name and number of his lodge. Masonic widows receive The Mason free upon request. Subscriptions are available to others at a rate of $5 per year. Subscription inquiries and address changes only should be sent to the Mason team at Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of The North Carolina Mason, the Grand Lodge, or Board of Publications. Grand Master Larry B. Thompson Jr. Editorial Board Board of Publications Mike Register, Chairman Thomas Pope Tony Rathbone Alvin Billings Philip Miller Grand Master Larry B. Thompson Jr. Deputy Grand Master Kevan D. Frazier Senior Grand Warden Donald E. Kehler Junior Grand Warden Robert W. Rideout Grand Treasurer Lewis R. Ledford Grand Secretary Jonathan A. Underwood Senior Grand Deacon Steve M. Norris Junior Grand Deacon Gilbert D. Bailey Grand Marshal Michael A. Register Grand Steward Phillip R. Johnson Junior Grand Steward Clyde Alvin Billings Jr. Judge Advocate T. Marcus Browne III Grand Tyler Joel M. Howard Grand Chaplain James G. Jones Jr. Grand Historian Steven A. Campbell Grand Lecturer Randy Browning Grand Orator Worth Leon Rippy C O N T E N T S W I N T E R 2 0 2 2 F E AT U R E S D E PA R T M E N T S Official Publication of The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina

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