The Evolution of Bakersville’s Blevins Building

The modest, but well-constructed building known by various names, beginning with “the Blevins Building,” has served the Town of Bakersville and its people for decades.  The name by which locals often call the structure comes from original owner Ed Blevins, who grew up...
Veterans of the Great War

Veterans of the Great War

The Great War, which was referred to as World War I only after the Second World War, ended on November 11, 1918, when an armistice was arranged at the Western Front in France.   The cessation of hostilities between the Allied Forces and Germany took effect at 11:00 AM...
School in Mitchell County

School in Mitchell County

School started up again this week.  North Carolina state law mandates 180 days of school today, but Mitchell County’s student population a century ago didn’t get that many days of instruction.  Like other rural children, they were likely to attend school in the winter...
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