Ringing in the New Year with a Bang

Ringing in the New Year with a Bang

As the New Year dawned in 1960, businesses and residents in Spruce Pine were cleaning up the damage from a New Year’s celebration gone wrong. The details are taken from a story in the January 2, 1960 edition of The Asheville Citizen: At 10:30 on the evening of...
Belk-Broome Store in Spruce Pine

Belk-Broome Store in Spruce Pine

The Belk store was a large part of the Spruce Pine community for nearly 75 years. Initially opening in 1928 in a building next to today’s Dellinger’s Christian Book Store, it was operated like many other Belk enterprises: the Charlotte-based company joined with...
McKinney Cove Baptist Church

McKinney Cove Baptist Church

McKinney Cove Baptist Church, constituted 25 February 1888, held services in the community schoolhouse until sufficient funds were raised to build a church.  The land for the church was donated by Samuel and Polly Pitman McKinney.  The first building was constructed...
Bakersville Cafes

Bakersville Cafes

Bakersville has had a fair share of eating establishments over the years. The first were probably the dining rooms of the two hotels in town. Among standalones in the 1940’s was Mike White’s Café, located where the Bakersville Town Hall is today. Wash Sparks’ Café was...
Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com