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On behalf of the brethren of North Carolina, welcome! Since the 18th century, the Freemasons of North Carolina have sought to unite good men of all backgrounds and make them better husbands, fathers, and citizens by encouraging and cultivating friendship, morality, and brotherly love. There is no singular definition of Freemasonry. Freemasonry is many different things to each man who joins the fraternity. For some it is a place to make friends and acquaintances. For others it is a place to engage in introspection or discuss philosophy. And, for others it is a place to practice charity and goodwill. Through each of these endeavors--and countless more--we strive to make our world a better place for all people. Read More

Grand Master's Statement concerning the attack on our Nation's Capitol

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Grand Master's Message

Read the Grand Master's latest message in the new NC Mason:

By Grand Master David Wicker

What came you here to do? The obvious sequel to my first article, Whence Came You? However, as I was finishing that article, the events of the day derailed where I was going. That having been addressed, we now return to our regularly scheduled program, already in progress. We all know that Freemasons cannot solicit, recruit, or even invite men to become members of our Fraternity. Every man must come to us of his own free will and accord. As such, we all knock at the door of Freemasonry for a variety of reasons.


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Interested in Becoming a Mason?

There is no singular definition of Freemasonry. Freemasonry is many different things to each man who joins the fraternity. For some it is a place to make friends and acquaintances. For others it is a place to engage in introspection or discuss philosophy. And, for others it is a place to practice charity and goodwill. Through each of these endeavors--and countless more--Freemasonry seeks to unite good men of all backgrounds and make them better husbands, fathers, and citizens by encouraging and cultivating friendship, morality, and brotherly love. Why will you join?

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