Sometimes, the old buildings survive and prosper. This is one example from Union Grove, NC. This particular little store/gas station sat empty for a number of years but was revitalized and reopened around 2007. So far, the passing of time has been kind to it. https://uniongrovegeneralstore.com/
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The Grange Courts A Doctor
Windsor’s Crossroads is a community in the southwest corner of Yadkin county, NC and you’ll be forgiven if you haven’t heard if it. It’s a small, rural area centered on the meeting of Buck Shoals Road, Hunting Creek Church Road, and Windsor Road.It doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry or any sort of written history asContinue reading “The Grange Courts A Doctor”
Photo of the Day +
Today’s photo of the day is really several. On a quick trip through the county I made a stop at Hunting Creek Friend’s Meeting in Hamptonville, a small church that I’ve found some old pictures of researching another story.It’s a fascinating little church with an interesting style to it’s steeple that I haven’t seen inContinue reading “Photo of the Day +”
Photo of The Day: Templeton House
This old beauty has sit empty for a number of years. More recently, the property behind it was cut for timber. The house still remains, but it’s future is uncertain.
The Unsolved Murder of Ethel Weaver
When unsolved cases “go cold” it doesn’t always mean they are forgotten by the local law enforcement officers who have worked and still work those cases, but it means there are no leads left to follow.What it also sometimes means is that the public forgets those cases as well, and so local police and sheriffsContinue reading “The Unsolved Murder of Ethel Weaver”
Sarah Anderson Heinzerling: Statesville’s Forgotten Poetess
Sometimes the assault of time against the collective memory of a place can obscure names and stories that were once meaningful to it. Much of what I do in researching local events and people is the attempt to rediscover these lost entities and tell their story as best I can with what remains. This storyContinue reading “Sarah Anderson Heinzerling: Statesville’s Forgotten Poetess”
YouTube version of TE podcast’s Angela Hamby episode.
As is their custom, in addition to the original audio episode, Trace Evidence’s podcast about the disappearance of Angela Hamby Has released a YouTube version.
Where Are The Houstonville Moravian Graves?
When exploring the history of the Houstonville Moravian Church, it quickly became evident there was an unresolved mystery concerning it’s graveyard.To simplify the content of the full post on that church into relevant data, here is the history of the graveyard I have been able to discover. The first recorded death in the church isContinue reading “Where Are The Houstonville Moravian Graves?”
The Triangle House
This modest little home seems to have been given up on some time in the late 70’s or early 80’s. All of the magazines, newspapers, catalogues, and other ephemera that litters the floor of the place are from that time period.It almost seems like there might have been a fire or else a very inefficientContinue reading “The Triangle House”
Foretelling The Weather Like The Oldtimers.
Long range forecasting of the weather today is still not an exact science, but we have a plethora of sources we can go to in order to determine what the coming winter might be like.But in the days before internet, television, and radio, this was done without the help of meteorologists by the common manContinue reading “Foretelling The Weather Like The Oldtimers.”