Local News, History, and Events for Randolph County
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- Discovering Ramseur at Age 5By Jones Howell I never knew anything about the origin of the name, but Ramseur was certainly the origin of me. Nothing says childhood to me more than Ramseur. Ramseur. General Dodson Ramseur. I even wrote a book about it. Before I published my book, I visited Ramseur, to take pictures and reminisce. My teenage […]
- Bluegrass Saturday Night with Julie BrownBy WT Cox“The Baton is Passed.” On May 22, 2021, North Carolina Bluegrass fans were saddened to learn that Tommy Edwards had died. Tommy was a founding member of The Bluegrass Experience, a prolific songwriter and lightning-fast guitarist whose vigorous down strokes imbued his songs with power and tone, earning him World Champion Guitarist trophies […]
- Haunted Bed & Breakfast
Private TourStory and Photos by Mary Murkin Question: what do a Bugatti, a haunted bed-and-breakfast and eight extremely unique individuals have in common? Answer: One adventure-filled evening in Montgomery County, North Carolina! This outing was months in the planning stages. We set our sights on the Saturday evening of June 1, 2019, to make our way […]
- Where Is the Mirror?by Debra Vernon By the time you read this, Christmas 2021 will have come and gone. More than likely, the latest and greatest toy you bought for your child(ren) has already been cast aside, as they create imaginary forts and dungeons out of the cardboard boxes their gifts came in. I bet you spent a […]
- The Legend of the Wabash Cannonballby Mary Murkin PREFACE: One of the most famous train songs of our American folklore is that of the Wabash Cannonball. This song debuted in the late 19th century as anonymous hobos made up verses about this mythical train and shared them with all of their brethren. The geographic run of this train was from St. […]
- Growing up in Randolph County.By WT Cox Memories are precious things. They enable us to keep a part of our life experiences with us as we grow old. As I recall events from my youth growing up here in Randolph County, some events seem just as real today as they did many years ago. We have memories of life events […]
- Thy Will Be Doneby Debra Vernon Change – it is something everyone must deal with, often daily. We start to do one thing, then pivot in another direction to manage another task that has captured our attention. Other times, change comes knocking at the door in the form of good news or bad, and again we must adapt […]
- TEA TALK: Make Tea, Not Warby Mary Murkin Tea is here to stay! It has been an important part of our history; no less so in times of conflict. There was that little bit of business back in 1773 in the Boston Harbor that seemed to put our treatment of tea in a bad light. This was a key event […]
- Of Raw Eggs and SmashesBy Jimmy Moody Several years ago out third rock witnessed a partial eclipse. I happened to be visiting the Ramseur Library at the time and thought I’d stroll down the street and take it all in. I was raised on Main Street and it was my playground until we moved two miles away when I […]
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