Morganton, NC - A Best Place For Small Town Living
Relocating or Retiring to North Carolina? Take a drive through downtown Morganton, North Carolina. Who would believe music wafts through the air as you stop and admire the town square with its beautiful flowers, lush green trees and historic county courthouse. Come visit Morganton, NC and see why it makes it on our list of one of Best Places To Live!
Get to Know Morganton NC - Summer 2013 Part 1
Part 1 of my Summer 2013 driving tour of Morganton, NC. This segment takes us from Fiddler's Run shopping center on Enola Road to Broughton Hospital, Highway 18, and straight into down town Morganton. We end at the intersection of Union Street and Sterling Street.
Here's the link to Part 1 of this tour:
Here's the link to Part 2 of this tour:
Here's the link to Part 3 of this tour:
Some links to drives out to Valdese/Drexel area:
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Nikon D3200 Video Test and Review - Valdese, NC -
Early Spring Tour of Morganton from March 22, 2013
Valdese Childrens Park, Valdese North Carolina
Small park in Valdese North Carolina. Really hasn't changed in 40 some odd years.
OLD BOMB SHELTER EXPLODES, 5 KILLED.
Valdese, N.C. (UPI) -- A backyard bomb shelter built during the Cuban missile scare 10 years ago exploded Tuesday evening, killed five children who were playing on its steps.
A sixth child was injured in the blast which authorities speculate may have been caused by leaking gas from a butane gas tank or fumes from large quantities of gasoline stored in the shelter.
The powerful explosion blew the body of one child 300 feet onto a road and big pieces of the foot thick, steel reinforced concrete shelter were scattered over a wide area.
The children, police said, were playing kid's games on the steps leading down into the 15-by-25 foot shelter textile executive ED GARROU had sunk into the side of a steep hill about 70 feet to one side of his $40,000 brick home.
GARROU, during the shelter-building frenzy in the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, had stocked the shelter with large quantities of gasoline for an electric generator and also installed a butane tank.
Keither Seigall, 19, a member of the Valdese Rescue Squad, said the explosion shook his trailer home three quarters of a mile away, and when I got here, I smelled the gasoline fumes real strong.
The dead included GARROU'S daughter, JEAN ANITA, 12, DONALD ROBINSON, 13, his sister REGINA, 10, GLORIA HAMMOND, 12, and MIKE POWELL, 10. The only survivor among the neighborhood children playing at the shelter was BEA PICOU, the GARROU child's cousin, who lives next door.
The state bureau of investigation (SBI) was called in to look for the cause of the explosion that rocked this small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.
The force of the explosion went mostly downhill, through the door. The heavy roof caved in, burying the bodies of three of the victims under such a pile of rubble that authorities had to bring in heavy equipment to uncover them.
Seigall, one of the first on the scene, said when he arrived, the PICOU girl was in the grass, and she was alive.
Authorities said there were very few such shelters in Valdese, and GARROU'S was expensive to construct. Family friends said he kept it up and frequently changed the water and food stored inside.
However, Deputy Fire Marshal Sherrill Brittain said there were a good many bomb shelters in Valdese.
Quarry Park, Winston Salem North Carolina
This is a video slideshow of The Quarry Park in Winston Salem North Carolina. It is owned by the City Of Winston Salem Parks and Recreation Department. Photography by Keith Hall Photography Elkin NC
I 40 West in Burke & McDowell Counties in North Carolina
A time lapse road vide, set to music, of Interstate 40 west from mile 112 in Burke County, North Carolina through mile 85 in McDowell County, North Carolina.
Life on the River | New Bern, NC
North Carolina’s second oldest city, New Bern brims with historic character and is steeped in heroic stories. A place where two rivers meet like friends chasing out to sea, it lays claim to many of The Old North State’s firsts. Recognized as the first state capital, located in the majestic Tryon Palace, and to its first drink if you will, called “Brad’s Drink,” more popularly known as Pepsi-Cola. A place in love with cultural goods it was home to the first printing press, bookstore, and with reason, its first public academy - which bears the city’s name. It’s also welcomed a few famous guests - from George Washington to Elvis Presley - has on occasion played host to hollywood film crews (most chasing a famous clock), and is the childhood cradle to the noteworthy pen of Nicholas Sparks. With fashionable shops and great restaurants adorning its tree-lined downtown, New Bern is a place to put on top of your must do list.
From This Day Forward | NC Weekend | UNC-TV
Julia Carpenter profiles this outdoor drama that tells the story of the Waldensians, a people from Northern Italy who founded the community of Valdese, NC.
Carolina's Camping Trip March 2011
Ida and I tent camped for 8 nights split between Charlotte, NC and Greenville, SC, with hiking, site seeing, and random entertainment in between
Produced with CyberLink PowerDirector 9
Where Is the Best Barbeque In The Inland Northwest? Famous Willies BBQ, Post Falls, Idaho
If your looking for authentic BBQ, look no further. You can't miss out on this real southern BBQ place. Famous Willies is easy to get to and right off Interstate 90 in Post Falls, Idaho. Enjoy great southern hospitality Texas style. Check out some of these reviews from these folks.
Brisket, ribs, and a great red beans & rice w/sausage are highly recommended.
Best BBQ in the Inland N.W.
~Top Cat Reviews
Had the carrot cake for dessert, and can say it, like the potato salad, is the best I've ever had.
~Top Cat Reviews
Wonderful food and service.
We've finally got a real southern BBQ place, where the meat is smoked, not grilled.
Authentic and delicious
The chicken was good service good price was right
Probably the best brisket i've had in years
The best ribs in town
Most Haunted Places In North Carolina
These are the places I believe to be the most haunted in the picturesque state of North Carolina. If I missed any please leave them in the comments, thanks!
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Intro: Theme from Rosemary's Baby
Ending: We Drink Your Blood by Powerwolf