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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

s\oiin£afa jLaurel wtwuiur »*<*-<•' • MONTHLY TOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE MARCH HONOR AND DISTINCTION The "MOUNTAIN LAUREL" will not keep you informed of world events. It will not be a substitute for your local newspaper. What it will be is a journey each month into "the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains", for an indepth look into the life and character of the people and the vast, natural beauty amid which, they live. We will report news items concerning Patrick, Floyd and Carroll Counties but our primary goal is to catch you up on whats been happening the last hundred years. We thought of many possible names for this publication before we decided on "MOUNTAIN LAUREL". None of the others seemed quite right, but like a flash, "MOUNTAIN LAUREL" appeared and we knew it was perfect. According to WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY, the word laurel means HONOR and DISTINCTION. Aside from being a beautiful flower which covers our hillsides, the word describes our people and place bett...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH,I933 Page 2 MOUNTAIN MEMORIES He stood in Parkway Exxon, looking across Highway 58 and told what Meadows of Dan looked like sixty years ago. For over seventy years he has lived in this conmunity. Listening to him talk is like traveling in a time machine backward to a simpler era. An era when "chestnut orchards" instead of restaurants and service stations covered the tiny mountain conmunity of Meadows of Dan. As he described Meadows of Dan circa 1920, you almost could see how this area looked then. Highway 5$ was not here then, neither was the Blue Ridge Parkway. "The road" was the old "Danville and Wytheville Turnpike" and it's still here, much like it's always been, a simple, little winding mountain road. (See our BACKROADS column on page 12.) Only one of the buildings on "58" today was here then. It's the CRAFT HOUSE now but then it was only a one story mountain heme. The old store with the "Oddfellows Hall" upstairs isn't here anymore and neither is the "old...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

There's some people who don't believe there's such a thing as good neighbors anymore, that everyone is too concerned with their own lives to care about anyone else. That might be true in some places but it's not true about this area. There are people here who exemplify the term, "good neighbor", who don't think twice about offering a helping hand where one is needed. One of the best examples of good neighbors I know occured on Christmas Eve 19&1. We were on our way home from a family Christmas party in North Carolina when it started snowing. By the time we started up the mountain, there was already six inches on the road and it was still snowing hard. Then, our car developed engine trouble. There we were, stranded, fifteen miles from home in a snow storm, at midnight on Christmas Eve. We managed to coast our car to the pay telephone at Howell's Store at the intersection of Hwy.s 8 and ss, west of Stuart Va. The Terry boys had just taken over Parkway Exxon and Car Care Ce...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH,I9B3 Page 4 COUNTY PROFILES MEET E.M. TURNER, Patrick County Administrator. Mr Turner is a quiet man, who by his own words, likes to keep a "low key profile". He plays down his own importance and stresses instead, the importance of the office he holds. His low profile disguises the long hours he works and how dilligent he is in coordinating federal, state and local services and funds. Many are the nights you can see a light burning in his office window as he gives extra time to the county's needs. He sees his first responsibility is to the residents and property owners of Patrick County and to give them first priority. His office, on Highway ss, across from the courthouse in Stuart is always open to their needs. Mr. Turner's dedication to the county is due to a love of this area. Mr. Turner has been the administrator for the past 13 years. Before that, he worked for the Farrn Bureau. He is a retired Air Force Major, with experience in World War II and Korea. He...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

FLOYD 00. LIBRARY REPORT The Floyd County Public Library, a branch of the Montgomery—Floyd regional Library System has a nimber ,of offerings for property owners who live in the county only part of the year. One can obtain a Library card by applying in the library, which is in the basement: of the courthouse in Floyd. In addition to books and magazines, the library has a large selection of records. Any materials which a patron cannot find in the library can be requested from the regional headquarters. Books not available through the regional system, can be requested f ram the state library.Hie state library also furnishes a catalog of films for use by small groups. Persons interested in informat ion on Floyd County and the surrounding area, and people of the area will find seme information in the reference room, along with the standard resource materials such as encyclopedias, atlases, phone books, and pamphlets. A copy machine is available for patron's use. Those who make infrequen...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH,I9B3 Page 6 UNSUNG HEROES It was a beautiful day in June. A young couple from Winston—Salem were enjoying a pleasant afternoon in the mountains. They had hiked to a waterfall in an extremely remote area. The waterfall was a breathtaking 200 feet high. The man had climbed down part of the way and his fiancee was wading in the shallow pool at the top. He heard her scream and looked up in time to see her falling. At every ledge she would hit and fall again. She had waded too close to the edge and her foot had slipped on the mossy rocks. Her companion hiked out and called the Vesta Rescue Squad for help. It took many squad members three hours of tying ropes to trees and their bodies and pulling a "stokes basket" inches at a time, up the rocky, overgrown terrain. Two members were at each side of the basket to steady it as their fellow workers pulled from above and others held the ropes steady behind them. She was lucky to have sustained as few injuries as she did. E...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

(An exerpt from the book, REMEMBERING OLD MAYBERRY by John H. Yeatts.) Of all my numerous aunts, I remember Aunt Julia best, perhaps bacause she almost constantly smoked a pipe- Actually, she had been married to my grandmother's brother, a Civil War soldier who had died before my memory, and she somehow wasn't regarded like the brothers and sisters of my Pa and Ma. But then, I guess great aunts never are, particularly aunts by marriage. But, I did have a kind of love for Aunt Jule that was something between affection, fascination and fondness, or maybe containing all three. When she made her infrequent visits to Mayberry Store the day became practically like a holiday. People would come but few, if any, would leave until Aunt Jule left. She would place herself cautiously atop a nail* keg, carfully lift her skirts from the floor to escape ambeer and other dirt, and lapse into a story that might take hours. There were rarely any interruptions; even Mr. Scott would cease his usual putt...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH,I9B3 Page 8 My first experience with bootleg came years ago,; on one of my first excursions into this area. I was traveling with a friend from North Carolina and we were concluding a business deal with an area "old timer" from down near Fairystone Park. After everything was taken care of, we were standing around talking and the fellow I was with (who tended to brag) threw back his shoulders and said "Burk",(not the old timers real name) "there isn't anything better than a good drink of moonshine". Old Burk looked George in the eye and said, come on in the house". I noticed George 1 s smile starting to fade but he held up well. Once in the house, Burk walked over to a closet, reached in among the clothes and withdrew a half gallon jar. Burk didn't talk much, just smiled, while George nervously rattled on about how much he loved moonshine . All the while Burk was slowly twisting the lid off the jar. He handed it over to George, who pretended to inspect it with a ...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PLUMBER AND ELECTRICIAN When you move into a new town or area, one of the first and most irnportant decisions to be made is locating a corrpetent plumber and electrician. There will normally be several in the area, but it will be up to you in a "buyer beware" market to determine if their conpetence is up to your standards. Many people have learned too late that they were better off before the serviceman got there than after he left. There are many factors that should be considered before a decision is made to contact a plumber or electrician. STATE LICENSKD First, he should be licensed and certified by the State of Virginia. This verifies he has consideralbe knowledge in the field and he has gone to the trouble of taking a state test to prove it. Same counties and cities require electricians and plumbers to pass this test before they are allowd to pratice their trade. This protects the homeowner from people who simply don't knew what they are doing. Hoover, some a...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH,I9B3 Page 10 PARK PROTECTION ACT (Editor*s Note: The following is a reprint of an article which appeared in the "National Inholders News". I interviewed Congressman Dan Damiels on this subject and he stated he is opposed to any additional federal control and will vote against it when it is reintroduced, as it most probably will, in the upcammirig session of Congress.) HR 5162 replaces HR5552. Congressmen John Seiberling and Douglas Bereuter are pushing this bill to counter what they and others consider significant threats to our National Parks. There is no doubt that threats such as acid rain, over use, sewage, water polution and others are very real. Some system to monitor these and other threats and focus attention on them needs to be developed. However, HR 5162 goes way too far. In 1980 the Park Service published its first STATE OF THE PARKS report. Most readers acknowledge that it was subjective and poorly documented. HR 5162 would make the STATE OF THE PAR...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

Downtown,Stuart,Va. Building Materials - Feed And Seed 703-694-3111 Pittsburgh Paints Distributor Nationwide Homes Solar Heating Systems Carolina Water Stoves Patrick County's Oldest CONSTRUCTION FIRM SINCE 1885 (Free Estimates) M VIRGINIA WELL DRILLING ™ AND PUMP COMPANY Hwn Rt. 6, Box 46 Galax, Va. 818 1 Owner & Operated By Don Nelson HW \\ Water Guaranteed per No water-No Pay Over 30 Years nHPHI Phone MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH,I9B3 Page 11

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 March 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL MARCH,I9B3 Page 12 I^CKROAT)^^ BACKROADS "Never take the main roads, they're the future with their stores, offices, and service stations. Always travel the backroads. You can see the future tomorrow but backroads are the past and someday they may be gone. On backroads you can see old weathered barns with wagons and horse drawn hayrakes. There are meadows fenced with old chestnut rails and creeks that bubble and cascade over rocks that have never known pollution. There's a part of our heritage on our backroads that no pen or camera will ever capture. There are cows wading in a creek, sharing a "deep hole" with native trout. You may have to stop occasionally to let a mother grouse herd her little ones across the road or a deer might sto P grazing in a roadside meadow long enough to watch you go by. The old timer you'll pass will chrtx* up his hand and if you've got time, he'll stop and talk 'a spell'. You'll not get anywhere in a hurry on a backroad but only the future...

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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

s\oun£a?n Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life APRIL Glendon Boyd woodcarver A section of the Mountain Laurel will be dedicated each month to those people who do not believe there are any Americans left vrtx> still take pride in their workmanship. We will feature craft people in Patrick, Carroll and Floyd Counties each month wtw not only take pride in what they do but have brought their particular talent to a state of the art. These people are gifted and their products are the result of their dedication and effort to do something with pride. Glendon Boyd, as a small boy, tramped through the woods with his father, Turner Boyd hunting, "Just the right young white oak trees to make splits for chair bottoms. We would always look on the north bank of a creek because that 1 s where the straightest one's grew, with their branches reaching straight up for the sun. I went to help him carry the wood back but I spent most of the time running ahead, hunting small pieces of wood to carve ...

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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

Page 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 Charles Langhorne Spangler HaB Psr ■ % mM&SIe. Mm* 1 I y rnmmmm MraK," j|| IH W jsR h 1 itHnHHM I - jffij JjHHHH^^HHHH BBsfe' iis JMMMMBBBBWBHPIP This was the offical state photograph taken of Mr. Spangler in the early 1930's when he served in The Virginia General Assent)ly. It is never too late, they say, to mourn again the loss of a great individual . The fact that two months have elapsed since the kind and genteel heart of Charles Langhorne Spangler, "Tump" to all who knew him, stopped beating, does not make his passing a less somber event to be considered. Many people loved him for many different reasons. Some, perhaps, simply because his greatness was measured in so many dimensions that went far beyond the five productive terms he served in the Virginia House of Delegates. However, ' the fact that he served with so much dedication, integrity and humility, set him apart from many of his legislative associates, and endeared him to ma...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 Page 4 MOUNTAIN MEMORIES Tyson Sutphin was born February 10th, 1900. He has lived most of his 83 years near Buffalo Mountain in Carroll County, Virginia. A friend of mine, Trent Goad, had told me that Mr. Sutphin would be an interesting person to talk with about the changes this area has undergone in the last 50 years or so. Today I stopped by Mr. Sutphin's home introduced myself and explained that I work for the Mountain Laurel and asked if he would mind talking with me for awhile about old times. He opened the door wide as if I were an old friend and invited me into his hcxne. Mr. Sutphin is tall and straight, with a full head of white hair. His eyes sparkled as he told of past events and a wide friendly smile seemed natural on his face. He told me of the first car he ever saw. It was a 1913 Model T Ford. He saw it at the annual "Bridge Meeting" of the Primitive Baptist Association, held at the covered bridge near where U.S. 221 crosses the New River. H...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

Oops! This story is not about the mountain nor its people, crafts or past. It is however, something we found humorous and thought you might enjoy reading about. It is a fine example of government efficiency at work. Recently Don Baker, owner of the Mountain House Restaurant at Meadows of Dan, requested from the Internal Revenue Service copies of IRS FORM 4070 A. This is a panplet which measures three inches wide by six inches long and contains 52 pages for waitresses to record their tips for tax reporting purposes. Don had called the: IRS and requested 20 of the partplets about a month ago. The IRS promptly sent him one. He then called the IRS back and asked for twenty copies again. The IRS promptly sent him one more. Thinking per- haps the nuriber twenty was jinxed, he called them back and this time requested fifteen copies. That was about a week ago. Don was at the Post Office this morning when I was and today he has all the copies of Form 407QA that he will ever need. In the morn...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 Page 6 "Gone Fishing" Trout season opens at twelve noon on April 2nd this year and to give you some idea of how important this event is in these parts, I'll tell you a story Woodrow W. "Woody" Dalton told me of opening day in 1941. The season opened on April 20th in 1941* a Sunday, and Woody had planned for over a month to spend the day fishing his favorite holes along the Dan River. Sometimes fate can wreck havoc with the best made plans and that was the case with Woody's for opening day. Woody arid his wife, Avis, were sharing a big old two story home near Mayberry with their friends, Coss and Violet Stanley and Woody and Coss had made their fishing plans together for opening day. They planned to get up about 4:00 am, eat breakfast, do their chores and head to the river. Avis and Woody were expiecting a baby about then and Violet had been teasing Woody for over a month that he better not plan to go fishing opening day because that was the day Avis would...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

Fishing Data The Virginia Department of Fish and Game in Richmond gave uS the following list of places in Patrick, Carroll and Floyd Counties where you may obtain a license for trout fishing as well as a list of streams stocked in these three counties. Two of the streams, Snake Creek in Carroll County and Little River in Floyd County, are stocked for trophy fishing. This means they are covered by special regulations and only fish over 12 inches may be kept. If you wish further information, you can pick up a booklet of the regulations where licenses are sold or phone the state office at Richmond at 804-257-1000. CARROLL COUNTY Stocked Creks and Rivers 1. Big Pauls Creek 2. Little Reed Island Creek 3• Stuarts Creek 4- Big Reed Island Creek 5. Crooked Creek 6. Burks Fork 7- Laurel Fork S. Snake Creek (This will be stocked once between April 25th and May 14th for Trophy Fishing, only fish over 12 inches are "keepers". License Agents 1. Circuit Court, Hillsville 2. Crooked Creek Fee Fish...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1983

MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1983 Page 8 Don't Call Me 'GrandpaP Now, don't you call me Grandpa; 'Taint no fittin* name for me; That's a tag for worn out folks Who's deef 'n barely see! The feeble kind that have no hair, An's been wrinkled for awhile; Just say that I'm the Daddy Of a girl that's got a child! And don't call my wife a Grandma; Though she surely fits the bill; 'Cause sleeping with a Granny Ain't my a thrill. I know she'd feel more comfortable If her title's left unproved; She has a "little darling" You can say, who's "once removed"! I know my chassis creaks a bit And shows a scrape or two, And sometimes I get winded Before the day is through, But I always snap right back By applying ice or heat; Just say my youngest daughter Has a kid across the street. So, don't you call me Grandpa; That's ag'in the Golden Rule; It'll prove you've had no fetchin' up, Or been to Sunday School. Just remember that this Fancy Dan Is on a long term lease; You can say my son's an uncle, And that ...

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