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Like many small towns in North Carolina, Shelby, located in Cleveland County, was a thriving mill town until the 1990s. What makes Shelby different, at least according to many current and former residents, is that the town's leaders immediately identified avenues for revitalization. Funding partnerships between private citizens and the local government have preserved old buildings, conserved the town's heritage, and developed museums like the Earl Scruggs Center.
The Bellwood Extension & Community Association is a 102-year old community organization in northern Cleveland County. Formerly known as the Warlick Tomato Club, the group was founded in 1915 by home demonstration agents to teach farm girls and young women how to grow and can food in their homes. The history of the club and movement across the state are detailed and the history of the Bellwood club is told by Mary Jane Seagle and Jean Ann Privett.
How can a person vanish? How can nobody know what happened? For a few families in the Charlotte region—including those of Denise Porch, Asha Degree, and Kyle Fleischmann—these are more than just hypothetical questions.