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The Homer Keever Collection

Homer Maxwell Keever (Feb. 16, 1905 – Sept. 12, 1979) was an Iredell County teacher and historian who wrote the most comprehensive history to date of Iredell County Iredell: Piedmont County, published in 1976. Mr. Keever was on the staff of the Statesville Record and Landmark writing his column “Out of Our Past” from 1950-1978.

The library houses copies of Mr. Keever's original papers, notes and an index of newspaper articles by Mr. Keever on Iredell County history.

For information on the Keever Archives, contact:

  • Joel Reese-Local History Librarian
  • 704-878-3093

Local History Articles Index

  • Agriculture
  • “Rocky Face offers surprises to botanists” Statesville Daily Record, 4/21/1952
  • “Copal survives times and taxes” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/1/1955
  • “Farmers are alerted to sturdy new weed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/5/1955
  • “Statesville had its fling with tobacco manufacturing” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/9/1955
  • “Cotton has played important role in Iredell County” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/6/1956
  • “Iredell reaches top in production of Hay” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/18/1956
  • “Herb trade was once vital industry here” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/21/1956
  • “Federal Agency makes variety of Farm Loans” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/27/1956
  • “Bermuda pastures may hold key to Problem” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/20/1956
  • “Federal Agency makes variety of Farm Loans” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/27/1956
  • “Night riders had rough techniques for cutting crop production in 1908” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/9/1958
  • “Fence law in Iredell Dates back to 1870’s” Statesville Record and Landmark, 4/6/1959
  • “Official record of old stock laws not found; bonds turn up.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/7/1960
  • “Agrarian revolt in Iredell began in the late 1880’s with the formation of Farmer’s Alliance” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/3/1960
  • “Farmer’s are alerted to sturdy new weed.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/4/1965
  • “Iredell man enjoys crops” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/19/1969
  • “Dredging days recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/30/1970
  • “Cotton gained spotlight as top Iredell product” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Statesville once known for wholesale liquor” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Flax industry existed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/8/1974
  • “Tobacco Industry held role on Iredell scene” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Textile dynasty is formed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Roots, medicinal herb center located in city” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Two aspects of herb business during boyhood remembered” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition,
  • “Old tax lists reveals many grain mills” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/2/1975
  • Airline
  • “Olin Township played safe when voting bonds for the long sought Statesville Airline Road” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/14/1957
  • “Statesville Airline Railroad: Brief life” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • Alcohol
  • “Iredell Whisky trade boomed here in 1880” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/13/1956
  • “Movement against liquor trade developed early in Old Iredell” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/15/1956
  • “Iredell Representative played important role in early State-Wide prohibition activity” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/7/1958
  • “Distiller’s problems don’t change” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/24/1959
  • “Smith opposed in 1928 pre-convention moves” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/22/1960
  • “Churchmen opened Smith on Liquor stand” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/26/1960
  • “Simmons defection helped anti-Smith bolt” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/27/1960
  • “Statesville once known for wholesale liquor” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • Arizona
  • “Arizona surprise to traveler” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/5/1964
  • “Water brings gold to area around Phoenix” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/13/1964
  • “Armfield, Joseph Franklin
  • “Armfield, Joseph Franklin” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed., Vol. I, pp. 41, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979).
  • “Armfield, Robert Franklin,” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell., ed., Vol. I pp. 41, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1979).
  • Astronomy
  • “Second Comet this summer seen here on 50th Anniversary of ‘LaF’ Discovery” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/16/1957
  • “Comet still providing show for early risers.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/2/1965
  • “Eclipse phenomena described in State” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/9/1970
  • Automobiles
  • “Early Auto ‘Run’ recalled here” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/20/1958
  • “Orient car had classic lines” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/11/1958
  • “Account of old trial [auto racing] brings back memories” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/28/1960
  • “First Ford sold here 50 years ago” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/24/1962
  • Authors
  • “Early Betts writing turns up in column” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/4/1958
  • “State’s published poetry began in Iredell” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/7/1962
  • “1916 ‘Freshet’ song preserved by student” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/13/1966
  • Baggerly
  • “Baggerly, Eagle Mills Dreamer, Was 50 years ahead of his time” 5/2/1950
  • “Baggerly Tried Hard to Have Railroad Stop at Eagle’s Mills” Statesville Daily Record, 5/11/1950
  • “Andrew Baggerly: Dreamer ahead of his time?” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/14/1975
  • Bahamas
  • “Keever describes Nassau trip” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/8/1969
  • Bailey, Andrew
  • “Andrew Bailey of Ft. Dobbs military staff was effective frontier soldier” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/12/1969
  • Bicycles
  • “Statesville suffered through bicycle decade” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/28/1959
  • Bingham, Lemuel
  • “Bingham, Lemuel” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed., vol. I, pp. 156, 157, (Chapel Hill: University of N.C. Press, 1979)
  • Birds—See Under Wildlife
  • Black History
  • “Old newspapers recall days when slave labor was used in Iredell” Statesville Daily Record, 12/14/1950
  • “Negroes of Statesville taught by Billingsleys” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/29, 1959
  • “Religious segregation beginning needs Study” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/20/1959
  • Bostian Train Wreck
  • “Editior J.P. Caldwell’s story of Bostian Bridge train wreck in 1891 is considered a classic.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/25/1966
  • “Cause of Bostian Bridge wreck is still controversial,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/26/1966
  • Bragging
  • “It isn’t bragging if it’s true” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/4/1969
  • Bridges
  • “Catawba bridging nothing new” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/16/1961
  • “Iredell’s covered bridges” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/16/1968
  • “Summers key figure behind area bridges” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/15/1969
  • “Dredging Days Recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/30/1970
  • Burke, Miss Bertha
  • “Miss Bertha Burke, Loray resident, again ‘Eating off her ancestors.” Unidentified Greensboro newspaper, 10/26/1952
  • Business
  • “Eupeptic Springs enjoyed wide popularity in the Old Days” Statesville Daily Record, 5/24/1950
  • “Old Store Records give interesting picture of Iredell 100 years ago” Statesville Daily Record, 10/21/1950
  • “Statesville Boasted many stores as long ago as 1830, Keever finds” Statesville Daily Record, 10/21/1950
  • “Land speculation was quick road to riches for pioneers” Statesville Daily Record, 5/25/1951
  • “Old St. Charles Hotel is symbolic of earlier era in Education” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/6/1955
  • “Iredell Innkeeper led rugged life” Statesville Record & Landmark, July 8, 1955
  • “Early history of Old St. Charles Hotel is now clouded in Obscurity” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/27/1955
  • “Merchant and Farmers Bank organized in Statesville in 1907” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/25/1955
  • “Statesville had its fling with Tobacco Manufacturing” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/9/1955
  • “Turnersburg pioneered industry in old Iredell” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/15/1955
  • “Turner manufacturing firm finishes cycle back to tractors” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/22/1955
  • “Local industry has interesting past” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/29/1955
  • “Southern Bell had a long, hard flight holding its beachhead in Statesville” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/5/1956
  • “Statesville’s early ‘Industrial Revolution’ saw banning of several local businesses” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/2/1956
  • “Development of Furniture Industry came early in Century” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/9/1956
  • “Iredell Whisky trade boomed here in 1880” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/13/1956
  • “Movement against liquor trade developed early in Old Iredell” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/15/1956
  • “Herb trade was once vital industry here” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/21/1956
  • “Big 1916 flood swept Old Monbo Mill away” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/4/1956
  • “The Bad Debt Collection Agency Stirred up Praise and Resentment in Fight against ‘Dead-Beats” Statesville Record & Landmark” 8/22/1957
  • “Telephones arrived with bang” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/22/1958
  • “Razing of Old Statesville [tobacco] warehouse brings end to era” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/7/1962
  • “Borrowing and carrying are outmoded” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/24/1965
  • “Auction marks passing of institution [Morrow Store]” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/21/1973
  • “Tobacco industry held role on Iredell scene” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Flax industry existed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Cotton gained spotlight as top Iredell product” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Statesville once known for wholesale liquor” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Roots, medicinal herb center located in city” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Textile dynasty is formed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Old tax list reveals many grain mills” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/2/1975
  • Caldwell, Joseph Pearson
  • “Caldwell, Joseph Pearson (Sr.).” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed., vol. I, pp. 304, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1979).
  • “Caldwell, Joseph Pearson (Jr.).” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed., vol. I, pp. 304, 305, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1979).
  • Caves
  • “Cave-in adds chapter to Old Case” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/7/1957
  • Census Records
  • “Old Census Records Provide Interesting Iredell History” Statesville Daily Record, 4/12/1950
  • Charlotte, N.C
  • “Change in calendar may explain confusion over events in Charlotte in 1775” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/31/1973
  • Churches—See Religion
  • Circus
  • “Old fashioned traveling Circus Brought Excitement and Opposition to Statesville” Statesville Record and Landmark, 9/15/1954
  • Civil War
  • “Civil War failed to close two Iredell County Schools” Statesville Daily Record, 6/11/1951
  • “Fraley was Union Grove leader until Unionists drove him away” Statesville Daily Record, 9/20/1951
  • “Iredell men made gallant records fighting with Confederate Army” Statesville Daily Record, 5/27/1953
  • “Stoneman’s raid brought Civil War to Iredell after Lee’s surrender” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/3/1954
  • “Stoneman’s Raid closest Brush with Civil War” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/6/1957
  • “Civil War Camp Life Described in Letters” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/19/1957
  • “Guarding of Railroad Pictured in Letters” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/27/1957
  • “Letters Detail Richmond Fight” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/3/1957
  • “Ellis Letters tell of Camp life in Virginia” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/10/1957
  • “Religious Tendencies of the Civil War Soldiers are shown in Reid Ellis’ Letters home” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/17/1957
  • “Ellis Letters show war weariness Beginning During the High Water Mark of the Confederacy” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/24/1957
  • “The case of Jonathan Coffey” The State (magazine), 11/16/1957
  • “Civil War letters to Ellis Family Resumes [sic]” Statesville Record and Landmark, 8/1/1958
  • “Story of Ft. Hamby’s Capture” Statesville Record and Landmark, 8/12/1958
  • “Troops miss Stony Point soldier’s cooking” Statesville Record and Landmark,8/13/1958
  • Ellis letters describe Gettysburg fighting” Statesville Record and Landmark, 8/22/1958
  • “Helper’s Anti-slavery book inflamed South, but failed to help GOP in 1860 election” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/28/1959
  • “Series begins from Gaither Brother’s Civil War letters” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/22/1961
  • “Civil War soldiers often homesick” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/3/1961
  • “Iredell’s Johnny Rebs brought more things than Yankees during War” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/8/1961
  • “Gaither letters tell of Confederate action near Richmond” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/15/1961
  • “Iredell’s Johnny Rebs had it easy briefly after Seven Days Fighting” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/29/1961
  • “Letters reveal one Johnny Reb’s long battle with stubborn malady” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/5/1961
  • “Experience in Hospital helpful to Confederate” Statesville Record & Landmark 4/13/1961
  • “Letters describe Confederate Pickett Duty along Rapidan” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/20/1961
  • “Deep dissatisfaction of Iredell Confederate revealed prior to his death at Chancellorsville Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/27/1961
  • “Another letter series from Civil War begins” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/15/1961
  • “Letters describe 1863 foray into ‘Bumping” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/5/1961
  • “Home front life during Civil War” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/12/1961
  • “The Yankees called it ‘Bull Run” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/22/1961
  • “Branch’s Brigade First Iredell Unit in Civil War Action” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/11/1962
  • “Three Iredell Companies got Baptism of Blood May 31, 1862, in Army from Richmond” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/14/1962
  • “Confederates under Lee’s command devise plan for driving Federal Army from Richmond” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/14/1962
  • “Role of Army troops is recounted” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/27/1962
  • “Gaines’ Mill battle bitterly fought” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/6/1962
  • “1862 Virginia Campaign was gamble for Lee” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/31/1962
  • “Iredell, Alexander Units fought with Jackson” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/5/1962
  • Clock
  • “Statesville’s Clock gave alliance chance to flex political muscles” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/4/1960
  • “That town clock really caused a furor.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/17/1965
  • Comets—See Astronomy
  • Cool Springs
  • “Cool Springs or Cool Springs, It goes way back” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/4/1955
  • “Mitchell’s [Cool Springs] Academy ended era in Education” Statesville Record and Landmark, 5/6/1955
  • Courthouse
  • “When they tore Courthouse down” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/6/1956
  • “Minor matter saves courthouse lawn” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/25/1958
  • “Records of Tom Dula trial will help Latter-Day juries reach verdict” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/11/1958
  • “Bell, trees remain from 1859 Courthouse” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/24/1959
  • “Statesville was scene of famous civil suit” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/15/1960
  • “Construction of first courthouse is recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/22/1971
  • Cowles, William Henry Harrison
  • “Cowles, William Henry Harrison.” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell., ed. Vol. I, pp. 446, 447, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1979).
  • Crawford, Leonidas Wakefield
  • “Crawford, Leonidas Wakefield,” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed., vol. I. pp. 457, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1979).
  • Crime
  • “Jailbreaks basis for campaigns waged by Mallard in Landmark” Statesville Daily Record, 2/18/1954
  • “Early Iredell had bigamy case” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/18/1955
  • “Time adds romance to sordid case of Tom Dula hanging” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/12/1956
  • “Iredell was struck by bizarre outbreak of 7, homicide cases in 1883” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/13/1956
  • “Reporter Foresees [Outlaw Otto] Wood’s Career” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/12/1957
  • “City’s First Speed Limit: 15 M.P.H.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/19/2003
  • “1906 murders led to Lynching” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/16/1958 [date on page mistakenly printed as 1957]
  • “Night riders had rough technique for cutting crop production in 1908” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/9/1958
  • “Account of old trial [auto racing] brings back memories” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/28/1960
  • “Statesville was scene of famous Civil Suit” Statesville Record & Record, 7/15/1960
  • “Tom Dula’s conviction, hanging involved Iredell” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • Davidson, N.C.
  • “[1839] Letter gives Insight [sic] to Early Davidson Days” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/11/1957
  • “Questions about Gen. William Davidson, role in war recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/20/1978
  • Deems, Charles Force
  • “Deems, Charles Force.” In Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed., vol. II, pp. 49, 50, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1986).
  • Desserts
  • “Nothingness is found in deserts” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/14/1969
  • Duke
  • “Institute that had hectic career almost became Duke University” Greensboro Daily News, 10/7/1951
  • “Kimball ‘Recruited’ for first Duke club” Statesville Record and Landmark, 1/24/1975
  • Dula, Tom
  • “Time adds romance to sordid tale of Tom Dula Hanging” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/12/1956
  • “Dula Ballad wowed long time ago” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/17/1958
  • “Records of Dula trial help latter-day juries reach verdict” Statesville Record & Landmark, Dec. 18, 1958. [date on paper mistakenly printed as 12/11/1958
  • “Supreme Court records reveal much of Dula’s trail” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/24/1958
  • “Witness describes Dula hanging” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/15/1959
  • “Nemesis of Tom Dula not in witness list” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/16/1959
  • “Historian holds Dula juries as competent” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/24/1959
  • “Account of Old Trial brings back memories” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/26/1960
  • “Tom Dula’s conviction, hanging involved Iredell” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • Eagle Mills
  • “Eagle Mills, South Troy in 1850 Termed South’s Greatest Section” Statesville Daily Record, 5/3/1950
  • “Baggerly Tried Hard to have Railroad stop at Eagle’s Mills” Statesville Daily Record, 5/11/1950
  • “Newspapers Campaigned Against Railroad through Eagle Mills” Statesville Daily Record 5/11/1950
  • “Famous deed to [Eagle City] voided by 1857 panic” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/28/1955
  • Education
  • “Early 1800’s saw rapid progress of Education in Iredell County” Statesville Daily Record, 9/11/1950
  • “Early settlers in this region had much interest in education” Statesville Daily Record, 6/4/1951
  • “Civil War failed to close two Iredell County Schools” Statesville Daily Record 6/11/1951
  • “Institute that had hectic career almost became Duke University” Greensboro Daily News, 10/7/1951
  • “300 attend teachers public relations event” Statesville Daily Record, 12/8/1951
  • “Report cards old and new” North Carolina Education, 2/1953, pp. 12-13, 30, 31, 32.
  • “Mitchell’s [Cool Springs] Academy ended era in Education” Statesville Record and Landmark, 5/6/1955
  • “Ante-Bellum Presbyterian Schools have given Iredell Rich Heritage” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/20/1955
  • “Iredell Teachers fill many types of vacation job” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/10/1955
  • “Set’ your mind to ‘New Math.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/19/1955
  • “Statesville voted its first city school tax in 1891” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/3/1955
  • “City’s first graded school in 1891” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/4/1955
  • “Numerous schools flourished here before Graded System was established in 1891” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/17/1955
  • “Local College ‘Saved’ in campaign nearly 75 years ago” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/19/1956
  • “Rural Iredell area sending over 130 students to College Campuses” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/29/1956
  • “Cage of Pet Snakes with Bat and Lizzard [sic] Thrown in Puts Class in Stew of Excitement” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/24/1956
  • “Discussion of Modern Schools brings nostalgia for “Good Old Days”, Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/3/1957
  • “One of North Carolina’s First Statewide Teachers’ meetings held here nearly Century ago” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/14/1957
  • “Public Schools Got Start Early in 1840’s” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/21/1957
  • “Pressly was first Superintendent of Schools” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/27/1957
  • “Consolidated School Set-up Started in 1924” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/4/1957
  • “Iredell Got first State High Schools in 1907” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/11/1957
  • “Tape Recorder sets off Fire Drill at Central” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/15/1957
  • “Commencement used to be Big Event of Year” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/7/1957
  • “Rural [Iredell] Schools sending 150 to College” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/27/1957
  • “Central High School Born in Depression” Statesville Record and Landmark, 4/24/1958
  • Eupeptic Springs
  • “Eupeptic Springs Enjoyed Wide Popularity in the Old Days” Statesville Daily Record, 5-24/1950
  • “Eupeptic Springs Healing Powers Spread Over State by Newspapers” Statesville Daily Record, 5/25/1950
  • “Institute that had hectic career almost became Duke University” Greensboro Daily Record, 10/7/1951
  • “Local School Bus system’s origin clouded” Statesville Record and Landmark, 12/17/1958
  • “Negroes of Statesville taught by Billingsleys” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/29/1959
  • “Brady’s Almanac lists 89 schools in county in 1902” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/11/1962
  • A“lmanac shows South Iredell School consolidation occurred slowly” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/17/1962
  • “Geography dictated consolidation [of Troutman-area schools]” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/31/1962
  • “Troutman school history is given” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/21/1962
  • “Lois Edinger wields firm gavel of NEA” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/8/1965
  • “Set your mind to ‘New Math.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/19/1965
  • “Let’s keep number and numeral straight.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/20/1965
  • “Borrowing and carrying are outmoded.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/24/1965
  • “Zero does not mean nothing.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/25/1965
  • “Number’s don’t have to be based on ten.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/26/1965
  • “1924 consolidation formed seven Iredell High Schools,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/18/1966
  • “Retired school teacher [F.B. Madison] passes in Review” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/4/1968
  • “Grandpa is learning to teach Grandson” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/25/1969
  • “Barium ‘Gymnasium’ being demolished” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/14/1972
  • “Academy formed by Methodists” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Early vote in Iredell County on Public School Act led to education system” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/20/1974
  • “Old Field Schools, Academies provided early education for students in Iredell” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/27/1974
  • “Iredell Academies with colorful histories include Clio, Crowfield, Ebenezer” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/3/1974
  • “Session Houses played key role in Female Academies” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/11/1974
  • “Old Olin school will be sold” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/18/1975
  • Entertainment
  • “Old fashioned traveling circus excitement and opposition to Statesville” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/15/1954
  • “Local movies now in 50th year” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/29/1957
  • “Fourth of July activities recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/3/1968
  • Farmers—See Agriculture
  • Fire
  • “Old journals recount fire disaster of 1854” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/13/1955
  • “City’s Fire Department had humble beginning” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/29/1956
  • “Memories prodded for date of old hotel fire” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/28/1956
  • “Tape Recorder sets off Fire Drill at Central” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/15/1957
  • “Flake Burke recalls Disastrous Fire here” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/1/1959
  • “Razing of old Statesville [tobacco] warehouse brings end to era” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/7/1962
  • Flood
  • “Big 1916 flood swept Old Monbo Mill away” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/4/1956
  • “Rain and flood virtually washed away early loop” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/23/1962
  • Fort Dobbs
  • “Archaeologists want to dig at Ft. Dobbs” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/25/1968
  • “What did Fort Dobbs look like?” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/29/1968
  • “Soil provides clues to location of Ft. Dobbs” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/8/1968
  • “Fort Dobbs restoration plans are discussed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/16/1968
  • “Interest in old Fort grows” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/6/1968
  • “Diggers at Ft. Dobbs beginning to strike pay dirt” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/23/1969
  • “Archeological work is continuing at Ft. Dobbs site” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/23/1969
  • “Ft. Dobbs restoration plans are discussed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/24/1969
  • “Midden is found at Ft. Dobbs” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/12/1969
  • “Ft. Dobbs excavation work is completed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 09/1/1/1969
  • “Features of Ft. Dobbs located in diggings” Statesville Record & Landmark, 09/6/1969
  • “Governor’s instructions led to erection of frontier Fort” Statesville Record & Landmark, 09/6/1969
  • “Arthur Dobbs fussed with assembly” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/5/1969
  • “Old Fort builder talented young man” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/12/1969
  • “Fort builder was very busy man” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/19/1969
  • “Hugh Waddell, builder of Ft. Dobbs, led troops successfully in province” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/3/1969
  • “Andrew Bailey of Ft. Dobbs military staff was effective frontier soldier” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/12/1969
  • “Activities of Walter Lindsay stand out among soldiers in history of Ft. Dobbs” Statesville Record & Landmark, 02/19/1970
  • “Lindsay served as ‘Law North of Third Creek” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/26/1970
  • “Concept [of Ft. Dobb’s appearance] is developed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/2/1970
  • “Fort stood guard against attack from North” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/2/1970 Progress Edition
  • “Dr. Fergus was colorful soldier at Ft. Dobbs” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/12/1970
  • “DAR has owned Fort over 50 years” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/31/1971
  • “Artifacts from Ft. Dobbs are exhibited” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/2/1971
  • “Ft. Dobbs remains link with frontier” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Deeds provide Ft. Dobbs clues” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/12/1974
  • “Archeologist explores Ft. Dobbs Surroundings” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/24/1974
  • Fourth of July
  • “4th of July activities recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/3/1968
  • Gary, Kays
  • “Letters to Kays Gary.” Charlotte Observer, 7/8/1966
  • Ghosts
  • “Iredell ‘Ghosts’ threw rocks” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/30/1958
  • “Wild ‘Santer’ beast plagued area in 1890” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/4/1959
  • “Elmwood ghost stories revived,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/20/1965
  • “Tale of Santer revived by strange sightings” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/2/1972
  • Grand Canyon
  • “Keever is impressed by colorful canyon” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/22/1969
  • Great Britain
  • “’Liz’ proves to be unusual tour guide for group visiting British landmarks” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/12/1973
  • Granville
  • “Granville land warrant one of the early documents in Iredell’s history” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/8/1975
  • “Early settlement of Iredell area found in Lord Granville’s holdings around 1749” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/23/1973
  • Harmony
  • “Harmony Camp Meeting story told” Statesville Daily Record, 10/11/1951
  • “Meeting at Harmony deeply rooted in past” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/7/1955
  • Hawaii
  • “Down in Iredell: Hawaii – A blend,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/17/1964
  • Henkel, Paul
  • “Henkel, Paul.” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed. Vol. III, pp. 111, 112, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1988).
  • Hiddenite
  • “Hiddenite discovered by Adlai Stephenson, Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/24/1955
  • Historic Buildings
  • “Memories prodded for Date of old hotel fire” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/28, 1956
  • “When they tore the Courthouse down” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/6/1956
  • “Minor Matter’ saves courthouse lawn” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/25/1958
  • Hospitals—See Medical
  • Indians
  • “First Settlers here found Catawba tribe” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/20/1956
  • “Early settlers had trouble with Cherokee Tribe” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/24/1956
  • “Soapstone Indian pot is dug up by Benfield” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/25/1964 [no Keever by-line]
  • “Battle with Indians reported” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/29/1968
  • “Arrowheads,, numerous artifacts found in Iredell recalls presence of Indians” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/30/1973
  • Iredell County
  • “Efforts to Divide Iredell into New Counties Failed” Statesville Daily Record, 6/1/1950
  • “Iredell’s beginnings parallels that of U.S.” Statesville Daily Record, 7/19/1950
  • “Iredell’s early life filled with politics and intrigue in North Carolina Legislature” Statesville Daily Record, 7/25/1950
  • “Establishing historic facts is like working a jigsaw puzzle” Statesville Daily Record, 8/9/1950
  • “Old Store records give interesting picture of Iredell 100 years ago” Statesville Daily Record, 10/5/1950
  • “Good grazing land helped bring first settlers to Iredell County” Statesville Daily Record, 5/28/1952
  • “Early History of Iredell given in Record of First County Court” Statesville Daily Record, 8/30/1952
  • “Iredell early settlers wanted to leave no David Copperfields” Statesville Daily Record, 5/25/1953
  • “Iredell County created by close vote by General Assembly in 1788” Statesville Daily Record, 6/4/1953
  • “Rockwell notes descendants of Martyrs among early settlers in this community” Statesville Daily Record, 9/11/1953 (no Keever by-line)
  • “Iredell quashed numerous plans to dismember county” Statesville Record and Landmark, 10/18, 1956
  • “Clues shed new light on new puzzle in Iredell’s history” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/11/1958
  • “Telephones arrived with a bang” Statesville Record and Landmark, 10/14/1958
  • “Column will go back 100 years” Statesville Record and Landmark, 1/8/1959
  • “Fence law in Iredell dates back to 1870’s” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/6/1959
  • “Exact locations of Iredell County township boundary lines remain puzzle” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/6/1960
  • “Fine print on deeds reveal early history,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/18/1964
  • “Down in Iredell: Hawaii—A blend” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/17/1964
  • “Runaways, 50 years apart, Strikingly alike” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/19/1964
  • “Journal of Francis Asbury, pioneer Methodist bishop, describes only two trips to Iredell,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/15/1964
  • “Letter to Kays Gary” Charlotte Observer, 7/8/1966
  • “Battle with Indians reported” 6/29/1968
  • “Fertile lands drew settlers” Statesville Record & Landmark, 02/23/1970 [no Keever by-line]
  • “Lindsay served as ‘Law north of Third Creek” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/26/1970
  • “Iredell history story of progress” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/2/1970 Progress Edition [four and one-half page article]
  • “Iredell snared limelight” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/20/1972
  • “Early settlement of Iredell area found in Lord Granville’s holdings around 1749” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/23/1973
  • “Five Distinct periods found in Iredell’s Past” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/8/1974
  • “Iredell’s territory changed in 1847” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 8/8/1974
  • “Granville land warrant on of the early documents in Iredell’s history” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/8/1975
  • “Iredell: Piedmont County, (Statesville: Iredell County Bicentennial Commission, 1976)
  • “Williamsburg lost bid as county seat” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • Iredell, James
  • “Judge James Iredell figured prominently in coalition, decision” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • A“ugust 8, 1774: Rowan Resolves occupied prominent place in Tar Heel history” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/1/1974
  • Israel
  • “redell tourists find tough security measures during visit to Israel” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/28/1973
  • Ivey, Thomas Neal
  • “Ivey, Thomas Neal.” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed., vol. III, pp. 260, 261, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1988).
  • Lillington
  • “Birth of Lillington is blocked,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/28/1964
  • Lindsay, Walter
  • “Activities of Walter Lindsay stand out among soldiers in history of Ft. Dobbs” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/19/1870
  • “Lindsay served as ‘Law north of Third Creek” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/26/1970
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • “At which Aunt’s home did Jackson draw first breath?” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/16/1967
  • Jordan, H.H.
  • “Short news items colorful story of H.H. Jordan” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/13/1960
  • McElwee, John Harvey
  • “McElwee, John Harvey.” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed., vol. IV, pp. 146, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1991).
  • Maps
  • “Old Map’s Tryon Mountain Puzzler” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/29/1955
  • Math—See under Science
  • Mayhew
  • “Mayhew reunion is set Sunday” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/18/1959
  • Medical
  • “Eupeptic Springs: Good Digestion” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Landmark credited with causing location of Asylum in Morganton” Statesville Daily Record, 2/2/1954
  • “Writer does Research on Test for Phlebitis” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/8/1956
  • “Never in all the History of Dentistry did so many probe so long and carefully for so little” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/1/1957
  • “Crisis viewed from a ‘Containment’ angle” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/23/1958
  • “Landmark files tell of 1918 Flu epidemic” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/1/1959
  • “Statesville went all out to fight smallpox” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/24/1959
  • “Iredell surgery began in 1896” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/6/1959
  • “Billingsley Hospital had checkered career” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/13/1959
  • “Despite meager start, hospital growth evident” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • Mining and Minerals
  • “Iredell Gem Hunters try luck in Macon” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/9/1958
  • Morrow Store
  • “Auction marks passing of institution [Morrow Store]” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/21/1973
  • Mott, John James
  • “Mott, John James.” In Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed., vol. IV, pp. 335, 336, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1991).
  • Music
  • “1916 ‘Freshet’ song preserved by student.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/13/1966
  • Newspapers
  • “Old Newspapers recall days when slave labor was used in Iredell” Statesville Daily Record, 12/14/1950
  • C“ivil Rights hot political issue in days of Landmark’s founding” Statesville Daily Record, 1/11/1953
  • “Infant Landmark aided by change in political complexion of County” Statesville Daily Record, 1/18/1953
  • “Development of local news page strong point with early Landmark” Statesville Daily Record, 1/26/1953
  • “Landmark credited with causing location of Asylum in Morganton” Statesville Daily Record, 2/2/1953
  • “When Landmark was an upstart” Statesville Daily Record, 1/4/1954
  • “Development of local news page strong point with early Landmark” Statesville Daily Record’ 1/25/1954
  • “Landmark account debunks story of Nixon Curry’s Fine Exploits” Statesville Daily Record, 2/9/1954
  • “Jailbreaks basis for campaigns waged by Mallard in Landmark” Statesville Daily Record, 2/18/1954
  • “Statesville ‘Landmark’ gets new editorial punch; Newspaper was once powerful influence in State” Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel, 5/2/1954
  • “J.P. Caldwell’s ‘Landmark’ was Scripture in Iredell” Winston Salem Journal and Sentinel, 5-2-1955
  • “Landmark permitted itself to be scooped twice on development of Lookout Shoals” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/1/1955
  • “Young reporter wrote of Auto Mishap” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/17/1956
  • “Politics was main fare of early papers here” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/7/1956
  • “Reporter Foresees [Outlaw Otto] Wood’s career” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/12/1957
  • “Early Betts Writing turns up in Column” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/4/1958
  • “Landmark Editor Clark recognized value of Wrights’ early airplane” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/1/1958
  • “Column will go back 100 years” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/8/1959
  • “Editor Caldwell right about news.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/22/1965
  • “Close-Up Account” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/2/1965
  • “Editor J.P. Caldwell’s story of Bostian Bridge train wreck in 1891 is considered a classic.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/25/1966
  • “Cause of Bostian Bridge wreck is still controversial.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/26, 1966
  • “Information, Please” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/10/1968
  • “Landmark’s history long, colorful” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “First copy of Record published during 1931” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Publications remembered” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Daily Record top competitor for Landmark in Journalism Field” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, April 8, 1974
  • New Hope
  • “How New Hope got its name” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/21/1955
  • “New Hope township emerged in 1828” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • Ney
  • “Napoleon’s [sic] General’ Was a Controversial Figure” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/29/1954
  • “Ney Story has Sequel” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/31/1954
  • “They didn’t find Nye’s silver plate” Statesville Record and Landmark, 8/3/1954
  • Olin Township
  • “Olin at one time may have been larger than Statesville” Statesville Daily Record, 4/20/1950
  • “More History about Old Time Olin” Statesville Daily Record, 4/22/1950
  • “Olin almost replaced Trinity as Center of Methodist Learning”, Statesville Daily Record, 7/15/1950
  • “The Olin story…Methodists form educational association” Statesville Daily Record, 6/18/1951
  • “The Olin Story…New Institute gave area dreams of Grandeur” Statesville Daily Record, 6/23/1951
  • “Olin Story…School Falls Victim to Political Strife” Statesville Daily Record, 6-27-1951
  • “The Olin Story…New Institute Officials Continue with Program” Statesville Daily Record, 7-2-1951
  • “Tradition Analyzed that Olin could have become Trinity College” Statesville Daily Record, 7-5-1951
  • “The Olin Story…Methodist Switch to Trinity left Iredell School in Air” Statesville Daily Record, 7-11-1951
  • “Olin Continues Unsuccessful Battle for Church’s Support” Statesville Daily Record, 7-18-1951
  • “Olin gains upper hand in its flight for Methodist Support” Statesville Daily Record, 7-25-1951
  • “Southgate Barely misses support of Vanderbilt’s for Olin School” Statesville Daily Record, 8-1-1951
  • “Olin hits the skids.. Few traces are left of College” Statesville Daily Record, Aug. 13, 1951
  • “Institute that had hectic career almost became Duke University” Greensboro Daily News, 10/7/1951
  • “Olin Township played safe when Voting Bonds for the Long Sought Statesville Airline Road” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/14/1957
  • “Old Olin school will be sold” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/18/1975
  • Pacific Ocean
  • “Pacific‘s colors eye-catching,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/30/1964
  • People
  • “Local woman stakes claim to Florida Land” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/20/1957
  • “Iredell again claims York family member” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/11/1958
  • Philosophy
  • “25-hour day is all that is needed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/21/1973
  • Plants
  • “Rocky Face offers surprises to botanists” Statesville Daily Record, 4/21/1952
  • “Copal survives times and taxes” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/1/1955
  • “Farmers are alerted to sturdy new weed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/5/1955
  • “A lesson in genetics: silks, tassels, wind” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/28/1965
  • “Roots, medicinal herbs center located in city” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Two aspects of herb business during boyhood remembered” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • Poetry
  • “States published poetry began in Iredell” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/7/1962
  • Politics
  • “Iredell County has furnished State Two Lieutenant Governors” Statesville Record and Landmark, 11/11/1954
  • “Iredell took its politics seriously in 1908” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/25/1958
  • “Local woman [Mrs. Maggie Gillespie] Early Politician” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/6/1958
  • “Iredell Representative played important role in early State-Wide prohibition activity” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/7/1958
  • “Ties of friendship [with David Furches] stronger than Politics” Statesville Record and Lanmark, 8/15/1958
  • “No punches pulled in early Iredell Politics” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/28/1959
  • “Iredell Populists aroused political temper” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/3/1959
  • Ť“Iredell Republicans of 1880s had strong voice in State politics” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/17/1959
  • “Whig Iredell inflamed by secession talk” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/22/1959
  • “Helper’s anti-slavery book inflamed South, but failed to help GOP in 1860 election” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/28/1959
  • “Smith opposed in 1928 Pre-convention moves” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/22/1960
  • “Churchmen opposed Smith on liquor stand” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/26/1960
  • “Simons’ defection helped anti-Smith bolt” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/27/1960
  • “Statesville’s clock gave alliance chance to flex political muscle” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/4/1960
  • “Vice President Stevenson’s 1894 Statesville visit recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/11/1962
  • “GOP Vice President here in 1910” Statesville Record and Landmark, 10/15/1962
  • “1938 debate foreshadowed amendment” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/31/1963
  • “Birth of Lillington is blocked” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/28/1964
  • Poor House
  • “Iredell Poorhouse of 1848 won praise of Dorothea Dix” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/19/1963
  • Post Office
  • “Brady’s 1903 Almanac pinpoints location of 50 Post Offices in Iredell at that time” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/20/1961
  • “Stony Point Post Office has 135—year history” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/29/1961
  • Railroad
  • “Baggerly Tried Hard to have Railroad stop at Eagle’s Mills” Statesville Daily Record, 5/11/1950
  • “Newspapers Campaigned Against Railroad Through Eagle Mills” Statesville Daily Record, 5/11/1950
  • “Salisbury-Statesville Train Trip was Big Event for Editor in 1858” Statesville Daily Record 6/19/1950
  • “Arrival of Train Service Brought Great Celebration to Statesville” Statesville Daily Record, 6/28/1950
  • “Railroad come to Statesville despite some local opposition” Statesville Daily Record, 7/10/1950
  • Statesville Leaders suggested Railroad use as early as 1833” Statesville Daily Record, 8/22/1950
  • “Statesville began its agitation early to get railroad services” Statesville Daily Record, 11/24/1950
  • “Alexander waited patiently for the ‘Junebug” Statesville Record and Landmark, 8/12/1954
  • “A. T. & O made it as far as Statesville” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/15/1955
  • “Guarding of Railroad Pictured in Letters” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/27/1957
  • “June Bug’ Right of way raises problem” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/17/1958
  • “Railroad gave Statesville its biggest day” Statesville Record and Landmark, 10/14/1958
  • “Railroads factor in city growth” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/11/1959
  • “Editor J.P. Caldwell’s story of Bostian Bridge train wreck in 1891 is considered a classic.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/25/1966
  • “Cause of Bostian Bridge wreck is still controversial.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/26/1966
  • “Statesville Airline Railroads: brief life” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/8/1974
  • Religion
  • “North Iredell Methodism Centered at one time in Snow Creek Church” Statesville Daily Record, 8/17/1950
  • “Methodist Church has been vital force in Life of Iredell County” Statesville Daily Record, 8/23/1950
  • “Covering Methodist Circuit in 1834 took month’s travel by minister” Statesville Daily Record, 8/29/1950
  • “Historian traces development of Methodism in Statesville” Statesville Daily Record, 9/25/1950
  • “The Olin Story…Methodists form Educational Association” Statesville Daily Record,
  • “County Baptists got their start around Grassy Knob” Statesville Daily Record, 9-4-1951
  • “Methodist Protestants play key role in settling Union Grove” Statesville Daily Record, 9-14-1951 (date on newspaper page given incorrectly as Sept. 4, 1951)
  • “Harmony Camp meeting story told” Statesville Daily Record, 10/11/1951
  • “Snow Creek Church will mark 150th anniversary on Sunday” Statesville Daily Record, 8/13/1952
  • “Rocky Mount Methodist Church marking its 100th anniversary” Statesville Daily Record, 8/16/1952
  • “Rockwell notes descendants of Martyrs among early settlers in this community” Statesville Daily Record, 9/11/1953
  • “New Methodist District Parsonage Represents Latest in Six Moves” Statesville Daily Record, 4/1/1954
  • “New Prospect Church century old” Statesville Record & Landmark, Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/16/1955
  • “[Union Grove Methodist] church boasts colorful history” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/22/1955
  • “Historical Sketch” by Homer M. Keever and Rev. L. Baine Laye. (Stony Point Methodist Church) 1956
  • “Lutherans open Cornerstone Box” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/19/1956
  • “New Sterling Church founded before 1790” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/13/1956
  • Old First Methodist’s Church Destroyed by Flames during year 1907” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/9/1956
  • “Stony Point Church record date to 1823” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/23/1956
  • “Conference makes few changes in Ministerial Appointments for Churches in Iredell County” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/18/1957
  • “Religious Tendencies of the Civil War are shown in Reid Ellis’ Letters home, Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/17/1957
  • “Beginnings of Pisgah Church are clouded in Obscurity” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/18/1957
  • “[Broad Street Methodist] Church sets Homecoming Service Sept. 22” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/19/1957
  • “Conference makes new Salem Church single station: Rev. W. H. Pheagin to be Pastor” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/12/1958
  • “Preacher overcomes handicaps” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/18/1958
  • “York, Rev. Bascom Arlendo” Journal of the Western North Carolina Methodist Conference, 1959
  • “Troutman Methodist’ founding is recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/7/1959
  • “Gay’s Chapel has proud history” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/29/1959
  • “Dr. Pressly’s 1895 Sermon on New Woman ‘Took Legs’” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/29/1959
  • “Religious Segregation beginning needs study” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/20/1959
  • “Troutman [Methodist] Church sets Centennial” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/11/1959
  • “Bethel Baptist Church will mark 100 years of Progress at Celebration on Sunday” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/14/1960
  • “Short-lived Cambridge Associate Presbyterian Church of 1820s faced problems like today’s” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/20/1960
  • “Churchmen opposed Smith on Liquor stand” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/26/1960
  • “Liberty Methodist Church pushed to completion by Gem Collector [sic]” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/28/1960
  • “Richard King, Presbyterian, played major role in establishing Methodism along Snow Creek” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/22/1963
  • “Circuit rider Ellis is credited with beginning Methodism around 1813 in Stony Point” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/3/1963
  • “Journal of Francis Asbury, pioneer Methodist Bishop, describes only two trips to Iredell,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/15/1964
  • “New Macedonia Methodist church finished,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/23/1964
  • “New steps taken in long history of Pisgah Methodist church, harking back to 1801.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/17/1965
  • “Pattern of moving early Methodist churches ‘From isolation to mainstream’ is cited.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/1/1965
  • “Bishop’s failure to reach ordination service in 1808 affects Snow Creek church history.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/13/1965
  • “Moss” Chapel Methodist Church has its roots in 1802 Camp Meeting on Trumpet Branch.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/8/1965
  • “A Lutheran preacher’s account of the 1801-02 revival in North Carolina” Statesville Record & Landmark, October 1968
  • “Methodist work undergoing many changes” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/23/1969
  • “Our Church History. Statesville: Broad Street United Methodist Church” 1973
  • “Church growth in city reviewed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Early settlers no surprise in Presbyterian background” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Baptist Congregation organized during 1789” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Camp’ Ground is listed” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Lutherans organized about 1815 in area” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “Methodist movement traced back to 1780” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th
  • “Academy formed by Methodists” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • “The New Methodist Story and Background of Area Churches” in The Heritage of Iredell County. Mildred J. Miller, ed., (Statesville: Genealogical Society of Iredell County, 1980).
  • “Rocky Mount United Methodist Church” in The Heritage of Iredell County. Mildred J. Miller, ed. (Statesville: Genealogical Society of Iredell County, 1980).
  • Revolutionary War
  • “Iredell County was stronghold for Whigs prior to Civil War” Statesville Daily Record, 11/4/1950
  • “Adam Lawrence story illustrates Big Revolutionary War Scandal” Statesville Daily Record, 8-23-1951
  • “Iredell Whigs at Ramseur’s Mill” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/30/1955
  • “Whig Iredell inflamed by secession talk” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/22/1959
  • “August 8, 1774: Rowan Resolves occupied prominent place in Tar Heel history” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/1/1974
  • Roads
  • “Plank roads historically important though they never succeeded here” Statesville Daily Record, 1/4/1951
  • “Olin Township played safe when voting bonds for the long sought Statesville Airline Road” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/14/1957
  • “Street name changes proved too puzzling” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/16/1957
  • “Iredell quickly leaped to front in good roads movement in 1911” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/8/1974
  • Rockwell
  • “Rockwell notes descendants of Martyrs Early Settlers in this Community” Statesville Daily Record, 9/11/1953
  • Rowan County
  • “August 8, 1774: Rowan Resolves occupied prominent place in Tar Heel history” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/1/1974
  • Runaways
  • “Runaways, 50 years apart, strikingly alike” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/10/1964
  • Santer
  • “Wild Santer’ beast plagued area in 1890” Statesville Record and Landmark, 2/4/1959
  • “Tale of Santer revived by strange sightings” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/2/1972
  • Science
  • “Rocky Face offers surprises to botanists” Statesville Daily Record, 4/21/1952
  • “Scientists say varied woodland hues all due to chemistry” Statesville Record and Landmark, 10/25/1956
  • “Second Comet this summer seen here on 50th Anniversary of ‘LaF’ Discovery” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/16/1957
  • “A lesson in genetics: silks, tassels, wind.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/28/1965
  • “Set your mind to ‘New Math.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/19/1965
  • “Let’s keep number and numeral straight.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/20/1965
  • “Borrowing & carrying are outmoded.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/24/1965
  • “Zero does not mean nothing.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/25/1965
  • “Numbers don’t have to be based on ten.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/26/1965
  • Spanish American War
  • “[Spanish-American War hero Richmond Pearson] Hobson extended big welcome at Statesville” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/22/1959
  • Sports
  • “County Basketball teams begin second half of season’s card” Statesville Daily Record, 1/29/1951
  • “League leaders refuse to be ousted in county cage race” Statesville Daily Record, 2/5/1951
  • “Scotts, Cool Springs defend [basketball] crowns at Mid-Piedmont tourney” Statesville Daily Record, 2/12/1951
  • “County basketball teams vie for position as race nears end” Statesville Daily Record, 2/26/1951
  • “Cool Springs Six beats Harmony” Statesville Daily Record, 9-29-1951
  • “Troutman spotted as top [basketball] team, boys of District Weaker” Statesville Daily Record, 11-30-1951
  • “Girls show strength: Cool Springs, Scotts to pace teams of Loop” Statesville Daily Record, 12/1/1951
  • “Celeste Boys, Scotts girls are loop’s surprise teams” Statesville Daily Record, 1/21/1952
  • “Springers risk clean slate, Hiddenite, Scotts Aim for leaders” Statesville Daily Record, 1/28/1952
  • “Troutman faces two though games during week in district” Statesville Daily Record, 2/4/1952
  • “Iredell [basketball] teams end season Friday” Statesville Daily Record, 2/25/1952
  • “Gilreath paces Iredell All-Conference [basketball] team, Troutman puts Whitener, Matheson on Mythical Six” Statesville Daily Record, 3/20/1952
  • “Thomas sweeps boys votes” Statesville Daily Record, 3/21/1952
  • “Harmony surprises team in Boys’ Loop: Action to end for holidays” Statesville Daily Record, 12/15/1952
  • “Landmark story tells of Beginnings of Baseball in Iredell County Seat” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/10/1954
  • “Statesville and Charlotte papers hailed scoring punch of Osceolas” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/16/1954
  • “Landmark found pace too furious” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/18/1954
  • “Early basketball games played by Lantern Light” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/22/1955
  • “Rain and Flood virtually washed away early [basketball] hoop” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/23/1962
  • “Barium ‘Gymnasium’ being demolished” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/14/1972
  • “Iredell snared [basketball] limelight” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/20/1972
  • “Basketball sees shift to offense in decade” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/24/1951
  • Statesville
  • “Statesville Didn’t Make Much News in 1851, History Shows” Statesville Daily Record 6/7/1950
  • “Statesville Began coming out of Doldrums in late 1850’s” Statesville Daily Record, 6/13/1950
  • “Panic wrought much havoc on North Iredell in 1857” Statesville Daily Record, 7/6/1950
  • “Beginnings of Statesville traced: First streets Named, Laid out” Statesville Daily Record, 8/9/1950
  • “Williamsburg was earliest attempt to establish town in North Iredell” Statesville Daily Record, 10/25/1950
  • “Levying tax on income not new to city of Statesville” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/7/1955
  • “City’s water problem dates to Village Era” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/6/1955
  • “Statesville voted its first city school tax in 1891” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/3/1955
  • “Old record book covers history of Statesville’s City government from 1855 to 1893” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/19/1956
  • “City’s first speed limit: 15 M.P.H.” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/19/1957
  • “Street name change proved too puzzling” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/16/1957
  • “Telephone’s arrived with a bang” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/22/1958
  • “Railroad gave Statesville its biggest day” Statesville Record and Landmark, 10/14/1958
  • “Where did Statesville get its name?” Statesville Record & Landmark, 6/17/1959
  • “Hobson extended big welcome at Statesville” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/22/1959
  • “Statesville suffered through bicycle decade” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/28/1959
  • “Exact locations of Iredell County township boundary lines remain puzzle” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/6/1960
  • “City’s changing face was evident by 1890” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/13/1960
  • “Chamber of Commerce began to bolster town’s progress” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/13/1960
  • “Razing of old Statesville Warehouse brings end to era” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/7/1962
  • “Tennessee’s Statesville is very small village” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/27/1964
  • “Dredging days recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/30/1970
  • “Naming of Statesville Explained” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/8/1974
  • Stevenson
  • “Stevenson is rooted deeply in Old Iredell” Statesville Daily Record, 7/26/1952
  • “Adlai Stevenson’s ancestor left Iredell for Kentucky at age of 75” Statesville Daily Record, 10/22/1952
  • “Hiddenite Discovered by Adlai Stephenson, Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/24/1955
  • “Vice President Stevenson’s 1894 Statesville visit recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/11/1962
  • Stony Point
  • “Stony Point post office has 135—year history” Statesville Record & Landmark, 11/29/1961
  • Taylorsville
  • “Taylorsville Marker slow coming” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/10/1959
  • Tennessee
  • “Tennessee’s Statesville is very small village,” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/27/1964
  • Theatre
  • “Horn in West much improved” Statesville Record & Landmark, July 11, 1955
  • “Local Movies now in 50th year” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/29/1957
  • Thompson, David Matthew
  • “Thompson, David Matthew” in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, ed., vol. VI, pp. 27, (Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press, 1996).
  • Trees
  • “Scientists say varied woodland hues all due to chemistry” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/25/1956
  • Troutman
  • “Troutman Methodists’ founding is recalled” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/7/1959
  • “Troutman [Methodist] Church sets centennial” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/11/1959
  • “History of Troutman needs flesh on bones” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/2/1960
  • “Geography dictated consolidated [of Troutman—area schools]” Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/31/1962
  • “Troutman school history is given” Statesville Record & Landmark, 2/21/1962
  • “Address to 64th annual Troutman family reunion” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/24/1968
  • Turnersburg
  • “Turnersburg pioneered industry in Old Iredell” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/15/1955
  • Stony Point
  • “Stony Point still around despite critics during its Earlier Days” Statesville Record And Landmark, 8/27/1954
  • Union Grove
  • “Fraley was Union Grove leader until Unionists drove him away” Statesville Daily Record, 9-20-1951
  • “Methodist Protestants play key role in Settling Union Grove” Statesville Daily Record, 9/14/1951 (date on newspaper page given incorrectly as Sept. 4, 1951)
  • Veterans
  • “Hobson extended big welcome at Statesville” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/22/1959
  • Waddell, Hugh
  • “Hugh Waddell, builder of Ft. Dobbs, led troops successfully in province” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/3/1969
  • Weather
  • “Forecasting or frost was big news in 1881” Statesville Record and Landmark, 10/12/1957
  • “July 2nd is crucial day to weather prophets” Statesville Record and Landmark, 7/2/1959
  • “Bermuda High villain in recurring snows” Statesville Record & Landmark, 3/12/1960
  • “Rain and Floods virtually washed away early [basketball] loop” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/23/1962
  • Wildlife
  • “Unusual flowers grace Iredell” Statesville Daily Record, 6/5/1951
  • “A county flower: Magnolia would be apt for Iredell” Statesville Daily Record, 6/16/1951
  • “Praying mantis’s origin, habits prey on mind of our professors” Statesville Daily Record, 10/4/1951
  • “Rocky Face offers surprises to Botanists” Statesville Daily Record, 4/21/1952
  • “Preying Mantis lives down bad reputation” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/4/1955
  • “Unusual Xyrus found in local bog” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/13/1955 [Note: correct spelling of plant name is Xyris.]
  • “Copal [tree] survives times and taxes” Statesville Record & Landmark, 09/1/1955
  • “Statesville area, once prairie, boasts variety of trees” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/26/1956
  • “Clues indicate local area was once prairie” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/2/1956
  • “Cage of Pet Snakes with Bat and Lizzard [sic] Thrown in puts class in Stew of Excitement” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/24/1956
  • “Scientists say varied Woodland Hues all due to Chemistry” Statesville Record & Landmark, 10/25/1956
  • “Keever Discusses Unique Blossoms” Statesville Record & Landmark, 4/16/1957
  • “Boys watch spiders in battle to death” Statesville Record & Landmark, 5/23/1957
  • “Hardwood Forestry 3-way Project” Statesville Record & Landmark, 7/8/1957
  • “Mantis threatens small snake” Statesville Record & Landmark, 9/19, 1957
  • “Here’s the tale of the Short, Unhappy lives of Two Snakes, Held Captive with a Mantis.” “Statesville Record and Landmark, 10/3/1957
  • “Beetle disrupts calm of Offices” Statesville Record and Landmark, 6/19/1958
  • “Millions of Starlings are attracted to Statesville area” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/9/1961
  • Williamsburg
  • “Williamsburg was earliest attempt to establish town in North Iredell” Statesville Daily Record, 10/25/1950
  • “Williamsburg lost bid as county seat” Statesville Record & Landmark, 100th Anniversary Edition, 4/8/1974
  • Women
  • “Local woman [Mrs. Maggie Gillespie] early politician” Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/6/1958
  • York Family
  • “Iredell again claims York family member” Statesville Record & Landmark, 12/11/1958
  • “York, Rev. Bascom Arlendo” Journal of the Western North Carolina Methodist Conference, 1959