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by jamesharoldsmith
Mon May 15, 2017, 12:37 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Bread outlet store near old Hub Grill
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Bread outlet store near old Hub Grill

Does anyone know what happened to building. Thinking a car may have struck it as there is a section where the bricks are missing and plywood is covering the area where the bricks were. Stopped there Sat as wife wanted to buy a pecan pie and there was a sign posted that said closed until further noti...
by jamesharoldsmith
Tue January 3, 2017, 2:02 pm
Forum: Prayers & Obituaries
Topic: JimmyBarbour
Replies: 0
Views: 217

JimmyBarbour

James “Jim” Robert Barbour, III, age 74 of Kenansville, formerly of Hamlet passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Hamlet officiated by Rev. Belinda Rice. The family...
by jamesharoldsmith
Sat November 19, 2016, 7:28 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Purity Cafe ad 1936
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Purity Cafe ad 1936

Freddie, This man took a chance and would sell you beer after hours. He would bag it and give it to you when you left. There was a posting on here a few months ago and Malcolm M. knew the man's name and I think he was greek in terms of his ethnicity and probably in his mid to late 70's. ( This was i...
by jamesharoldsmith
Mon October 3, 2016, 5:15 pm
Forum: Hamlet Politics
Topic: First time voter
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: First time voter

Agree with Bruce and Linda. The US can't take another 4-8 yrs of current Democraits.

Jim
by jamesharoldsmith
Wed December 16, 2015, 3:17 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Hamlet High Tent at the 2016 Seaboard Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 2282

Re: Hamlet High Tent at the 2015 Seaboard Festival

unknown in picture 3 & 4 is Jerry Pait who is identified later. His wife Dee is facing the camera in picture #4

Jim Smith
HHS Class of "59
by jamesharoldsmith
Fri October 9, 2015, 8:06 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: graduated from HHS X 2 & attended 3 jr-sr.
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: graduated from HHS X 2 & attended 3 jr-sr.

Malcolm is right. I was surprised when my father told me that high school only had 11 grades when he attended. He would have graduated in 1923 or '24. Figured it would be an older person to know the answer.

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Fri October 9, 2015, 5:28 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: graduated from HHS X 2 & attended 3 jr-sr.
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: graduated from HHS X 2 & attended 3 jr-sr.

Nope-As per her statements, she has 2 diplomas from HHS as she graduated X 2- Hint, she is 96.

Jim Smith
by jamesharoldsmith
Thu October 8, 2015, 10:01 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: graduated from HHS X 2 & attended 3 jr-sr.
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

graduated from HHS X 2 & attended 3 jr-sr.

My aunt recently told me that she graduated from HHS twice and attended 3 jr-sr banquets. How did she do this?

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Sun March 1, 2015, 6:27 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Coach Mike Caskey
Replies: 11
Views: 1622

Re: Coach Mike Caskey

Last February when I had a knee replacement, a man delivered a cpm machine to my house to assist in restoring extension and flexion. In talking with him, I mentioned that I was a native of Hamlet and he asked if I knew Coach Caskey and then told me that Coach was his father. I saved the agreement th...
by jamesharoldsmith
Sun January 11, 2015, 7:37 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1942 - The Magnificent Eleven
Replies: 6
Views: 1952

Re: 1942 - The Magnificent Eleven

I think I can remember "Dusty" Carnes visiting Dianne Cox at that house if it is where we think it is. I can remember passing there several times and he and Dianne would be on the front porch. This would be after he got off work at the car shops and this would have been in the mid-fiftys. ...
by jamesharoldsmith
Sat January 10, 2015, 1:13 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1942 - The Magnificent Eleven
Replies: 6
Views: 1952

Re: 1942 - The Magnificent Eleven

Looks like the house on the corner of 177 & Spring St. If it is, I believe it would be directly behind the grounds of HHS. Looks like that apt complex wasn't built at that time.

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Tue August 12, 2014, 4:08 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Telephones 1965
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Re: Telephones 1965

Our PO Box # was 469 and was the same as our phone #.

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Wed July 30, 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Fairview Heights 1954
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: Fairview Heights 1954

Got my certificate for finishing the 8 th grade during 1955. I lived on the opposite side on Madison so it was an easy walk.

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Tue July 29, 2014, 1:48 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: "Crystal Ball"
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: "Crystal Ball"

How about a triple concur.

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Fri July 11, 2014, 6:13 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Pender Store in Hamlet
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: Pender Store in Hamlet

Malcolm, I worked for Bruce Sellers, Class of '56 or rather in his place during 1956 when all of Luther's help ( most were from the class of'56 ) had taken off for the beach following the Jr-Sr @ HHS. This was in the location before they moved. I believe that the new location opened during 1962. Jim...
by jamesharoldsmith
Fri February 28, 2014, 3:24 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Film of baldhead Island and Hamlet-1916
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: Film of baldhead Island and Hamlet-1916

Opps- Jerry said it was made by T. F. Boyd and only recently discovered.

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Fri February 28, 2014, 3:21 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Film of baldhead Island and Hamlet-1916
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Film of baldhead Island and Hamlet-1916

This was sent to me by my cousin, Jerry Pait While the length says 15 min it only runs about 7 min.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7LfMQQI3cQ

Jim Smith
HHS Class of "59
by jamesharoldsmith
Tue February 11, 2014, 10:24 am
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: 1966 Train Wreck
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Re: 1966 Train Wreck

Yes to Jerry-HHS Class of '64
by jamesharoldsmith
Mon January 27, 2014, 1:18 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Frank Wetzel, 90, N.C.'s oldest prisoner, dies
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

Re: Frank Wetzel, 90, N.C.'s oldest prisoner, dies

Like Jean I remember this. Never could understand why he didn't get the "chamber". If memory serves correctly, Lee County tried him and the prosecutor In Lee Co. wanted to give him the death penalty and this was after he got life in Richmond Co but somehow he was spared again. Never did un...
by jamesharoldsmith
Thu January 23, 2014, 9:27 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: OUR SQUIRREL PROOF FEEDER AT WORK
Replies: 15
Views: 3934

Re: OUR SQUIRREL PROOF FEEDER AT WORK

Sigmore speachless! Wow that is a first. LOL

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Thu January 23, 2014, 7:17 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: OUR SQUIRREL PROOF FEEDER AT WORK
Replies: 15
Views: 3934

Re: OUR SQUIRREL PROOF FEEDER AT WORK

Bill-add another piece of iron-that will get them

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Fri January 3, 2014, 6:01 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: John Brittingham - Bicycle
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Re: John Brittingham - Bicycle

When I was having my hair cut, Taylor-that is what he wanted to be called-would cut my flattop also. Like you Lynn, wish I still had my hair!! When I was going there, it was only Taylor and another barber.

Jim Smith
HHS CLass of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Sat December 28, 2013, 7:20 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: HHS 1952 Locker room
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: HHS 1952 Locker room

Pa Pa Hayes # 15, Bobby Rea # 19 and Leeman Ormsby ( on right-front to back 3rd-holding helmet ) were all members of the class of '56

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Tue July 30, 2013, 10:51 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Hamlet City Lake Walking Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: Hamlet City Lake Walking Bridge

If i understood my Aunt correctly, I think I remember her talking about my grandfather,JB Smith Sr walking across a creek that was later to become the City lake. He walked across a bridge and up the hill to go to work at the roundhouse and it was almost a straight line from his house to the "ro...
by jamesharoldsmith
Thu December 20, 2012, 5:22 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Dink
Replies: 22
Views: 6577

last name-Brigman?

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Wed December 19, 2012, 9:31 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Dink
Replies: 22
Views: 6577

Is this the man who worked for what was CP&L as an electrician?

Jim Smith
HHS Class of "59
by jamesharoldsmith
Mon December 3, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Pink elephant in Mary Love Cemetary
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Thanks Malcolm. Didn't know it had been in a a local paper.

I it has been several years since I have seen it. Hope it has not been vandalized.
Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Sun December 2, 2012, 1:35 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Pink elephant in Mary Love Cemetary
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

oops Jim Smith HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Sun December 2, 2012, 1:32 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Pink elephant in Mary Love Cemetary
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Pink elephant in Mary Love Cemetary

I do not know the answer to this but thought i would post this question to help keep this section alive. Perhaps someone does.

Why did this person have an elephant carved from pink granite on his grave? I can't remember his name but am fairly sure it was a man.
by jamesharoldsmith
Sat November 3, 2012, 8:38 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Old Hamlet Building:
Replies: 20
Views: 8411

I think it was Louie the Greek who would sell beer after 11:45pm at the Purity. He would bag it for you on the sly and give it to you when you were ready to leave. This was in the early 60s and if memory serves me correctly, he must have been in his 70s. Thanks for posting Bruce. Jim Smith HHS Class...
by jamesharoldsmith
Thu October 25, 2012, 3:02 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: relationship between David Lee Smith & Kent Hicks
Replies: 7
Views: 2876

You got it. I did not know until we had our 50 th class reunion that Kent was David's uncle. Didn't Chief Hicks first wife die? For some reason, I can't remember that. I am thinking he had 2 wives. Thanks for answering. I would like to see this keep going. Can someone else post some Hamlet trivia? J...
by jamesharoldsmith
Wed October 24, 2012, 11:50 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: relationship between David Lee Smith & Kent Hicks
Replies: 7
Views: 2876

Hint-They are blood relatives and one is the son of the late Chief Hicks-HPD

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Tue October 23, 2012, 4:09 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Chewing tobacco for Allan Gaddy
Replies: 8
Views: 2890

Thanks for posting to both of you.

Does anyone have a trivia ? they want to ask?

When I suggested this to David, I did not think to ask him if it could be done w/o a moderator and I do not think he minds who post what.

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Tue October 23, 2012, 2:56 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Chewing tobacco for Allan Gaddy
Replies: 8
Views: 2890

O dear. He must have switched. I remember his chewing beechnut tobacco during the time I was in high school. The reason I remember it being beechnut was that it was the second kind of smokeless tobacco I tried and it was loose and not in a formed "cake". So Bruce, I guess you are right in ...
by jamesharoldsmith
Tue October 23, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: relationship between David Lee Smith & Kent Hicks
Replies: 7
Views: 2876

They are blood kin

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Tue October 23, 2012, 10:59 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: relationship between David Lee Smith & Kent Hicks
Replies: 7
Views: 2876

Sorry, no

Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Mon October 22, 2012, 7:21 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: relationship between David Lee Smith & Kent Hicks
Replies: 7
Views: 2876

relationship between David Lee Smith & Kent Hicks

How are David Lee Smith ( whose picture was recently posted ) and Kent Hicks , both of whom graduated from HHS, Class of ' 59, related.


Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Mon October 22, 2012, 7:12 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Chewing tobacco for Allan Gaddy
Replies: 8
Views: 2890

Chewing tobacco for Allan Gaddy

What kind of chewing tobacco did Mr Gaddy chew? (mentioned in recent post)


Jim Smith
HHS Class of '59
by jamesharoldsmith
Thu November 17, 2011, 4:13 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Red & White 1963
Replies: 16
Views: 5708

Gosh Freddie, you're bringing old memories. Seems like just yesterday, that Dobber (sp) would leave the Hub and leave a streak of rubber on the hwy and every time he left the Hub in that 55 chevy, he would scratch-off. ( least I think it was a "55 chevy. This would have been in the early 60s. J...
by jamesharoldsmith
Thu November 4, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Christmas Parade 1955 or 1956
Replies: 10
Views: 3660

There was a 5&10 store on Main Street. As to who opened it, I do not remember. At one time, it was run by the father of siblings, Gloria and David Cade. I am thinking it was sold to A Harrington couple ( I think that is the name). I can't remember when it closed or went out of business But Mr Ca...

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