The flood of 1916 broke every record in the book. The death and destruction it caused in Western North Carolina defined flooding for an entire generation of survivors, and their stories live on nearly 100 years later.
Posted in February 2013, Western N.C.
Tagged asheville, avery county, belmont, buncombe county, gaston county, heidi coryell williams, linville falls, mcdowell county, mount holly, old fort
In its textiles and deeply religious college, it is a town connected to the past. In its trendy downtown and new commuter resident base, it is clearly ready for the future.
Don’t miss the Whole Fried Flounder at Catfish Cove in Gaston County.
They faded away when the masses sought more comfortable confines inside air-conditioned movie theaters. But across North Carolina, six drive-in movie screens still hold on to the sentiment that outside is better.
Posted in History, July 2010, Small Towns, Travel
Tagged albemarle, belmont, bessemer city, bruce buchanan, cleveland county, eden, gaston county, henderson, movies, rockingham county, shelby, stanly county, vance county