Was Confederate Gold found in Windblow?J.A. Bolton, StorytellerSome old records show, as the Civil War was winding down, a small shipment of gold was ...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Confederate gold in the Sandhills

Confederate gold in the Sandhills

Confederate gold refers to hidden caches of gold lost after the American Civil War. Supposedly, millions of dollars of gold were lost or unaccounted f...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Filling-station philosophy

Filling-station philosophy

There were four pickup trucks parked outside the old store building. Inside, three of their owners sat talking philosophy. The fourth stood behind the...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Living life on 2 wheels

Living life on 2 wheels

Back when I was a child, it seemed as if my brothers and I lived on our bicycles. We rode them to school and back and all around the neighborhood. Aft...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Name-calling: The hurt goes both ways

Name-calling: The hurt goes both ways

The best name calling I ever took was “Close, Mr. Smith, but you never hit the mark,” as I read the upside down D+ on my English paper. My...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


A salute to Anson County

A salute to Anson County

There is the story of a poet who came to Anson County to write poems and sing songs in the schools. He loved living here so much that he decided to mo...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Making memories at Robert’s pond

Making memories at Robert’s pond

I suppose a lot of people wouldn’t consider spending time fishing as a way of making memories with your family. If that’s true, then I sup...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Tales of a revenuer: Hunting down and catching bootleggers

Tales of a revenuer: Hunting down and catching bootleggers

ABC officers — or old-time revenuers — regard the secret making and selling of illegal whiskey not as a criminal offense, but as a tax vio...

September 19th, 2017 |  


4 books, 4 struggles for October reading

4 books, 4 struggles for October reading

Could a miracle hair straightening ignite a deadly epidemic? Can a scientist persuade you that the findings of his discipline show the existence of Go...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Celebrating 70 years

Celebrating 70 years

William Carol Bias of Alderson, West Virginia and Doris Ann Mattox of Kimball, West Virginia were married Aug. 31, 1947 at Houston Methodist Church in...

September 12th, 2017 |