Being older and somewhat wiser you can look back at exploring indiscretions and see all the bad choices you’ve made and unnecessary risks you’ve taken.Today I want to give a few tips about minimizing risk. I believe these tips will be useful for old houses, industrial areas, and even rural hikes to distant forgotten spots.Continue reading “A quick word on safety while exploring.”
Time has a way of erasing things we used to think of as important. As the world becomes bigger, the size of human history and existence further obscures our knowledge of what once was. Today, we’ll try to push the shadows away ever so slightly to see what can still be known about a majorContinue reading “Zephyr School”
The last vestige of Dr. Robertson’s life and legacy was removed from the crossroads at Harmony today. His former office, which had been various things over the years since his death, was demolished, and with it Harmony loses a piece of it’s history. Thankfully, the monument which had been erected in the parking area inContinue reading “Doctor Robertson’s office demolished today.”
December 9th, 1976. Howards Bridge road in northern Iredell county.Just after lunch time, a local resident named Claude Howard discovers the nude body of a deceased female on the edge of a farm field just off the main road, and near the bridge the road is named for. How and why she was there andContinue reading “The Unresolved Death of Daria Wade”
It always pays to notice your surroundings.On a trip through the back roads of Iredell county while dropping off a family member at a friends house, I happened to spot what I thought to be either a school or church hidden in brush and brambles. What became confusing was the interior of the building. DespiteContinue reading “Zion School”
It took me hours, but I’ve finally finished uploading a collection of over 3600 jpegs, being a large group of Signal Corp photos from WWII with their original descriptions to my archive.org profile.These consist of pictures of people, places, battles, equipment, and anything else you can think of. They really open a window into theContinue reading “WWII Signal Corp Photos”
If the governor signs the current budget that both the NC house and senate approved this week, it cold mean millions of dollars set aside for the restoration of the North Wilkesboro Speedway- an old NASCAR track that has been largely abandoned since 2011.While I think the chance of ever having any actual NASCAR raceContinue reading “Speedway Possibilities.”
October 29th, 1982 is now 39 years removed from us. Next year it will be 4 decades since Angela Gray Hamby disappeared from Wilkesboro, NC. I feel like Angie’s case has never gotten the attention outside of the local area that it should have or that other missing person cases have in the past andContinue reading “A Somber Anniversary.”
The new health sciences building Mitchell Community College has been constructing on part of the land that was once Davis Hospital has finally opened. If you look through the pictures included with the article, you might notice portraits of Miss Hill and Miss Norket adorn the walls.
I’ll try to include as much as I can relating to my search for Clio here. These will be in no particular order. Also, see O.C Stonestreet’s column “The demise of a church” for information about the church’s end.