Want to have a true spooky story to read? In Godwin, (near Erwin), North Carolina on a dirt road past the Chicora Civil War Cemetery, sits the antebellum mansion for Oak Grove Plantation. After many years of neglect, much work and money have gone into preserving and furnishing this landmark and museum.. The Lewis family … More My Spooky Story For Halloween
The old Dushee Shaw Half-Way House has become known as a place of history and of ghost stories. This building, hidden by weeds and trees for many years, is located near Coats, in Harnett County, NC; the area was once known as Averasborough, a river town on the Cape Fear River. The old house was … More Is The Old Dushee Shaw Half-Way House Haunted?
You never know how an act of loving kindness will affect someone’s day–or even their life. It was an uncharacteristically warm Halloween night several years ago. All of the trick or treaters had finished their “candy quests.” Since my husband had passed away two months before and my son had moved out of the house … More Sweet Child Surprises Widow Neighbor
A dark shadow in the night, Shining black hair, reflecting light. Armed for defense with sharp claws, Sheathed in padded jet black paws. She watches me with golden eyes. Then runs away with tail held high. While playing she prepares to jump, But only attacks my blanket’s lumps. Always listening with both ears cocked, For … More My Halloween Cat
I wrote this article which was first published on the recently closed site, Candid Slice. “Need some old-timey remedies for headaches, stomach aches, liver pain, cold and cough, muscle aches, or even a drinking husband?” ” How about an electric fez that regrows your hair? ” “We have the miracle cure for what ails you!” … More Dangerous “Cures”of the Past
Some country cures and natural remedies are better than chemicals and medicine, but some are downright scary. For generations, mountain and country folk have passed down old-time cures and home remedies. Isolated rural areas, farms, and even small towns had very little access to hospitals and medicine. Local Native American tribes passed along their knowledge of healing, and … More 10 Strangest Country Cures And Natural Remedies
Fuquay-Varina is now a growing town, actually two small towns that merged to make one larger, small town, in North Carolina. When the name “Fuquay-Varina” is spoken, the first thing everyone wonders is “how do I pronounce that?” Let’s answer that right now: “Few-kway Va-ree-na.” The name was created by the joining of two small … More Love Letters And Healing Springs: The Story Of Fuquay-Varina