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.
This church was founded in 1879 and closed down by it’s presbyter in 2011. If you would like to know more about it and the former community of Clio it was a part of, see my article on Clio, NC, and the sources I used for it. This church is now private property, with theContinue reading “Clio Presbyterian Church”
It’s only fitting that this story is about a place called “Clio”. If any of you reading this are students of or familiar with Greek mythology, you might know Clio as the muse of history, with the responsibility of calling to remembrance things past. In this case, the muse strikes in a rather crafty manner,Continue reading “Clio, North Carolina”
A grim anniversary today, as 130 years ago one of Statesville’s worst disasters was playing out. Early in the morning of August 27th, 1891, just outside of Statesville proper, a train derailed and fell off a railway bridge. To this day, no one really knows the cause, but when the dust settled and everything wasContinue reading “The 130th Anniversary of the Bostian Bridge Train Wreck.”
When looking at the past, it’s easy to see things through the filter of nostalgia- sometimes even if we’re looking at a time period when we weren’t alive. Surely I’ve been guilty of this myself.Whether you explain this by “rose-colored glasses”, “grass is always greener” or some other idiom, saying, or metaphor, it’s rarely aContinue reading “Rosy Retrospection”
During the winter of 1989, one of the hospitals most notable post-mortem identities was taking shape, and it became the set for a small horror movie. While at least one other location in Statesville would be used, the bulk of the movie would be filmed inside the empty hospital. The story starts with James ThomasContinue reading “The Boneyard – The Movie Filmed At Davis Hospital”
Although out of print now, the book “We Well Remember“, which was published in 1997 by Sarah Brawley Cheek is available online in several places and is a gold mine of stories relating to the local communities.Tucked away in a section about health care are several useful passages about Dr. Trivette, including a story orContinue reading ““We Well Remember” and the Trivette Clinic”
First, I have recently found a little bit of information about the Whites-Davis and All Healing Springs of Alexander county that I hadn’t previously come across. These scans are from a publication called “Mining Industry in North Carolina in 1908”, which has a special focus on mineral springs in the state. Included in the listContinue reading “Small update to Alexander County’s sulphur springs article plus an upcoming event by the Iredell County Historical Society!”