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Just as the Blue Ridge Mountains dot the landscape of this famed North Carolina county, so do the spirits of the residents who have long since passed. At the Hickory Ridge Museum, one cabin fills with the scent of pipe tobacco just before its otherworldly resident appears, and the ghost of a hanged Tory captain rides his steed along Riddle's Knob every misty midnight. From the story of the haunted spring near the Watauga River frequented by the ghost of a headless dog to the distant buzz of a phantom airplane flying high above Howard's Knob mountain in Boone, these tales are bound to chill even the bravest of readers. Noted journalist Tim Bullard delves into the eerie past of Watauga County as he recounts the stories of the souls doomed to forever roam the pine-covered hills.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Tim Bullard was born in 1955 in Laurinburg, North Carolina. His magazine work includes articles and photographs in Planning magazine, Army magazine, Sandlapper and Our State North Carolina, as well as on the John Blue Cotton Festival and others. Bullard's website can be found at www.timbullard.com. He has worked as a reporter and columnist for the North Myrtle Beach Times and also for the Hickory Daily Record, the Myrtle Beach Herald and the Watauga Democrat. He has won writing awards from the South Carolina Press Association and the North Carolina Press Association. The South Carolina Senate and the South Carolina House of Representatives both presented him with a plaque of appreciation and recognition for investigative reporting. The Village Voice also featured him in its "Press Clips" just before 9/11/2001. An Eagle Scout, he is married to Diane Carr Bullard, and their son is Conor Bullard. He enjoys technology and has written about hardware, software and tech issues for many years.