The Santer

In 1890, near Statesville and in the surrounding counties, residents started noticing chickens, cats, dogs, calves, and if the reports are to believed, even “negro children” going missing.Eyewitness accounts claimed some sort of mystery beast was carrying them away, and newspapers quickly jumped on the story. The “beast” became known as the Santer, and itContinue reading “The Santer”

Is Marshal Ney of France Buried in North Carolina?

Sitting out of place among the modest headstones of Third Creek Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, NC is a grave that has been enclosed by a brick structure. No one is quite sure who the man buried beneath truly is. However, locals believed he was a famous French soldier. Michel Ney was Napoleon’s “Marshal of theContinue reading “Is Marshal Ney of France Buried in North Carolina?”

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”