The worst crime in Stokes County history remains a source of fascination

Author's note: First shared in January 2019. The first thing you notice is how small the headline is. The publication date was New Year's Day 1930 in the primary weekly newspaper covering Stokes County in that particular time. It's from the now former Danbury Reporter, founded by the Pepper family in Danbury. Today it's known … Continue reading The worst crime in Stokes County history remains a source of fascination

Shame on display (Updated with more details)

My longtime friend Lisa Ashmore messaged me Sunday night with a question. She noted the recent opening of the new Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Incarceration as well as the National Memorial for Peace and Justice both in Montgomery, Alabama. While exploring the website for these two joined projects -- one marking the horrifying legacy … Continue reading Shame on display (Updated with more details)

Waterfalls freeze at Hanging Rock? Now that’s cold and unprecedented

I noticed the photos on Facebook over the weekend. And like most things I see on social media, I refused to believe it. Then again, one of the photo sources is among the most trustworthy people I know -- my longtime friend from high school and college, Tip Wood. Tip wouldn't lead me astray, would … Continue reading Waterfalls freeze at Hanging Rock? Now that’s cold and unprecedented