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Ella May Wiggins To Be Commemorated Sept. 14
Sept. 14 will mark the 90th anniversary of the murder of Ella May Wiggins. A famous labor organizer, mill worker and key figure in Gastonia’s Loray Mill Strike of 1929, Wiggins––known by all who knew her simply as Ella May––was gunned down by thugs commonly believed to have been hired by a mill owner or owners. It was an event that reverberated down through local, regional and national history for generations.
Sunday, August 18, 2019

Hardy Presents His New Book At July SCV Meeting
Michael C. Hardy, an award-winning author, gave his first presentation ever on his new book “Lee's Body Guards: The 39th Virginia Cavalry” at the July meeting of the Gen. R.F. Hoke/Col. W.J. Hoke Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1616.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

East Coast Knappers Share Ancient Craftsmanship
The 30th annual gathering of East Coast Knappers was held at The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia August 3-4. The 2019 Focus for the gathering was “Petroglyphs” which are symbols within rocks.
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Catawba County Celebrates 130th Soldiers Reunion Aug. 11-15
“We Remember” will be the theme of Soldiers Reunion 2019, Catawba County’s historic patriotic festival, when for a week in mid-August its war veterans are honored. The 130th Soldiers Reunion returns to downtown Newton with family-oriented activities.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Costner Family Reunion Is This Saturday
The annual Costner family reunion will be held this Saturday, Aug. 10, the all-day event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Philadelphia Lutheran Church, located at 1910 Philadelphia Church Road in Dallas.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Denver In The Roaring Twenties, Depression, WWII & 1960s
Join us at The Arbor in the center of the Rock Springs Camp Ground on Monday, August 5 at 5 p.m. for the next meeting of the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society. The Mariners Quartet from Unity Presbyterian Church will perform and Tanner Howard will present The History of Denver: Part II.
Friday, August 2, 2019

Melungeon Heritage Talk
Three siblings grew up hearing their grandmother suggest that the family had Cherokee ancestors. They have since discovered that they are members of a little-known ethnic group called Melungeons that developed in the Appalachian area of Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia. The three will share their story at the Gastonia Main Public Library on Saturday, August 3 at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hoke SCV Camp Honors Ancestors, Educates About Dixie
Preserving the past and honoring one’s ancestors are mighty important things. And since 1896, that’s just what the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization has done. A heritage-based historical honor society, the SCV seeks to educate the public about the true history of the South and the War Between the States.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Restored F-105 Thunderchief Unveiled At Aviation Museum
The Hickory Aviation Museum unveiled the newly restored Republic F-105 Thunderchief to a group of museum volunteers on Sunday, July 21. These volunteers, led by retired Navy Chief Mike Deacon, spent almost three years on the restoration project.
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Mid-Year Pottery Market Completes Its 7th Year
There were all colors, shapes, and sizes of pottery as many local and well-known potters showed off their creativity and talent at the 7th Annual Mid-Year Pottery Market at the Lincoln Cultural Center July 12-13.
Sunday, July 21, 2019


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