It’s taken a bit of time, but I’ve revamped the Locations page, placing things in chronological order rather than the jumble I had it in before. Also, two new locations- the Preaching Arbor and the White Pine Club have been added and I have a third larger one I’m working on.All this has been takingContinue reading “Couple updates.”
I know some of the history of this place, but because of it’s location and the vulnerability of it, I’m choosing to keep most of it to myself.However, what I can tell you is that this is an old preaching arbor that was active at least as early as 1932, but I have also foundContinue reading “The Preaching Arbor”
I can find scant little about this place in the newspaper archives or anywhere else. I have one original picture and a rough estimate of it’s construction date. Since I don’t know it’s history, I don’t know how many times it was closed, reopened, or renamed either, but I do know it became “Johnny Mac’sContinue reading “The White Pine Club”
September 30th, 1931. Randelman Road, six miles outside Greensboro, North Carolina.It’s about 9 AM in the morning, and a man passing by notices smoke coming from the Leonard farm. When he rushes to investigate the source of the blaze, he finds that the Leonard home is burning. It’s as he is attempting to save theContinue reading “Asbury Respus: North Carolina’s First Serial Killer?”
Not far down the road from Houstonville are the remains of this old home, which based on the chimneys, must have been very large.There was also a small store on the same property that sat along the road but it was demolished several years ago.
Trace Evidence, a podcast I have listened to for quite a while now has released an excellent episode about the disappearance of Angela Gray Hamby from Wilkes county. Steven Pacheco has done an excellent job organizing the information into a coherent narrative, as well as speculating on the possible reasons and people involved in theContinue reading “Trace Evidence Podcast Releases Episode About Angie Hamby.”
Houstonville, North Carolina is a little community on the north end of Iredell county. It hasn’t always been as small as it is now- today it’s most notable feature is a crossroads where a few buildings still sit on NC highway 21, but it’s history is much larger than what that modest little crossroads canContinue reading “Houstonville Moravian Church”
My grandparents lived here briefly in the late 80’s, and I vaguely remember the inside of the house. I don’t know when the owner or owners finally gave up on it, but it was sometime after they paid for a new roof.
I believe this farm was the former homeplace of a Myers family. It’s off the beaten path and these days is part of a cow field along with the barn that also sits on the property.
In a move which I am sure will shock many in the local community, Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville has announced it will be transitioning from a full service hospital to an “inpatient behavioral health hospital”. DRMC is of course the offshoot of the original Davis Community Hospital, an institution near and dear toContinue reading “Davis RMC ceases normal hospital operations.”