The short line railroad between Taylorsville and Statesville in Alexander County was built in 1887 and became known as the June Bug line. This article presents the line’s history and how it has changed over the years.
In Valdese, North Carolina, the townsfolk are preparing to celebrate their 100th anniversary. The town was settled by a band of 29 Waldensian immigrants who spoke no English. The town grew with the founding of the Waldensian Hosiery Mill.
Bird watching is making a comeback on the shores of the Outer Banks. About 400 varieties of birds have been documented on the Outer Banks, and the Audubon Society’s Pine Island Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many of them.
In May 1791, George Washington visited Charlotte, North Carolina and found it to be an unimpressive and ‘trifling place.’ This article discusses why the President felt that way and how the city has since changed.