Charlotte

Sandy on January 3rd, 2012

Inhabited about 800 to 1000 years ago the Town Creek Indian Mound near Mount Gilead, North Carolina, may be one of the oldest villages in the area and is one of the most popular State Historic Sites in North Carolina. It was once a bustling place that contained homes, work areas and ceremonial buildings, built […]

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In response to the tales of suffering from various encampments throughout the Civil War, sixty-five women of Charlotte formed an association of relief and aid called, “The Soldier’s Aid Society of Charlotte”. The meetings were held in a room given by a Mrs. J.H. Carson, and the very industrious women made over three hundred garments […]

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Sandy on March 27th, 2011

Dozens of graves have been found wedged between two northern Charlotte development areas and some residents wonder if the cemetery is the final resting place of slaves who worked in the areas farmland during the antebellum era. The grave markers are actually shaped rocks stuck in the ground have no inscriptions and they’re difficult to […]

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Sandy on February 22nd, 2011

On February 21, 1948, the National Association for Stock Car Racing–or NASCAR–was officially incorporated. The force behind NASCAR was William France Sr. (1909-1992). France,  a mechanic and auto-repair shop owner from Washington, D.C., moved to Daytona Beach, Florida in the mid-1930s. The Daytona area was a focal point for racing enthusiasts, and France became involved […]

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