Chang and Eng: The Bunker Twins

Grave of Chang and Eng Bunker, White Plains Baptist Cemetery Having left Wytheville, Virginia before the sun was up, I was headed to Winston-Salem to spend the day. It had been years since I had last visited the region and I wanted to make the best of the day at historic Old Salem. However, I … Continue reading Chang and Eng: The Bunker Twins

Along the Way: Betty Smith

Betty Smith, author “Do you have directions to the grave?” Zech asked as Jen drove their car onto the sacred grounds of Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. We had spent the morning at the Occoneechee Speedway and had decided to explore a couple of the regional cemeteries and the notable people buried there. Note: more about … Continue reading Along the Way: Betty Smith

Enos “Country” Slaughter

Grave of Enos Slaughter, Allensville Cemetery I had returned to Roxboro, North Carolina after being away for almost ten years. Having friends living in the area, my family had visited the region numerous times over the years. Entering town from the north on Route 501, there was a sign welcoming visitors and announcing the community … Continue reading Enos “Country” Slaughter

Along the Way: The Occoneechee Speedway

The Occoneechee Speedway from the start/finish line looking towards Turn One, the race track goes left, the entrance path goes to the right. “On your left,” I heard a voice call out. For a moment I felt like I was caught in a time loop as the young couple jogged past again. This had been … Continue reading Along the Way: The Occoneechee Speedway

Buried in Three Graves: The Murder of Charlie Silver

I was talking with a friend the other day and the conversation turned to some of my recent travels. “I really enjoy reading where you’ve been and what you’ve experienced. It is like a game trying to figure out why you visit the places you do and where you are headed to next.” I humbly … Continue reading Buried in Three Graves: The Murder of Charlie Silver