Before the turquoise water rose, submerging the towering walls of an old granite quarry near Ramseur, the secret swimming hole served as a lesson and a warning to a generation of kids growing up in the 1970s.
In the late 1960s, an Asheboro Scoutmaster had a dream: cut a mini Appalachian Trail through Uwharrie National Forest, in the center of the state. Today, a new group of trailblazers aims to finish the job.
On fall Friday nights, communities gather under stadium lights to root for our sons and grandsons, and cheer along with our daughters and neighbors. Win or lose, we celebrate the successes of the current generation, and revel in the glory of past gridiron stars.