The Apparent Ghost of Warren Bridge

Tucked away on a rural road at the very northernmost extent of Iredell county is a small, nondescript bridge over the dark waters of Hunting Creek. While the bridge is in Iredell county, crossing over it heading northbound means entering Wilkes on the other side.It’s a rural area, and always has been, with a smatteringContinue reading “The Apparent Ghost of Warren Bridge”

Alexander County’s Healing Springs Hotels

If you go searching for info about sulfur (or “sulphur” as you’ll see it spelled most commonly in the past) springs resorts in NC you’ll have tons of information to wade through. About the turn of the century, there was a definite fad for bathing in sulfur saturated water for apparent health benefits, and resortsContinue reading “Alexander County’s Healing Springs Hotels”

Numerous Updates Today

The Troutman trailer park has been reuploaded, as has Absher Farm and the Private School. Marquee Cinemas, which was never on the original site has also been uploaded.Marquee was demolished this year after less than 20 years in Statesville. The city now has no movie theater left save for the abandoned Newtowne Theater. There wasContinue reading “Numerous Updates Today”

The Ore Knob Mine Murders of Ashe County

Ashe might seem like a sleepy, rural county on the west end of the state, but back in the early 80’s there was some big city style intrigue going on there. It’s a tale of dirty cops, drug running, motorcycle gangs, and mafia style hits that culminated in a flashy stuntman from Nashville being loweredContinue reading “The Ore Knob Mine Murders of Ashe County”

Alexander County Hospital

The story of the Alexander County Hospital is a fascinating one. While many hospitals are dreamed up by individual doctors or else corporations, the Taylorsville hospital was something different. And the best people to tell that story are the ones who lived it, the ones who made it. The residents of Alexander county: The hospitalContinue reading “Alexander County Hospital”