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Stanly-Spaight Duel

Stanly-Spaight Duel Interpretation Showcases Infamous New Bern History at New Bern Academy

New Bern, NC – Join Tryon Palace at the annual reenactment of the Stanly-Spaight Duel, an interpretation of an infamous moment in New Bern’s early history at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, at the New Bern Academy. On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, …

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HONOUR the Musical

Auditions for HONOUR, the Musical

HONOUR, the Musical is a presentation with scripts and lyrics by local historian and professional writer Bill Hand with music composed by local musician/historian and well-known local performer, Simon Spalding. It, first, tells the story of the 1802 duel between Richard Dobbs Spaight and John Stanly and, second, that of one of Spaight’s slaves, Sarah …

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Stanly Spaight Duel

Stanly-Spaight Duel Reenactment Set for Labor Day Weekend

Duel, Fife and Drum Concert to be held on Tryon Palace South Lawn Saturday, Sept. 5 Tryon Palace’s South Lawn will echo with gunfire and drumrolls during a live reenactment of the Stanly-Spaight Duel, held Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. More than two centuries ago, on Sept. 5, 1802, prominent …

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