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Name: Dixon Winchester
Date: 12/21/09
While on my way to looking for something else, I discovered the Brevard Station (Stanley, NC) website. My name is Dixon Winchester. I spent most of my youth in Stanley and graduated Stanley High School in 1969.
I have spent a lifetime trying to figure out what it was about the little town of Stanley that was so important to my life and who I am. To date, I have not reached any firm conclusions. There was nothing exceptional about the town itself. The town is just a place, it is the people who helped make it exceptional.
There were many people in Stanley who helped guide me. The teachers at Stanley High School seemed to have a special control of even the rowdiest of students. I for one respected every one of them and, with the exception of Mrs. Bumgardner, did not like to disappoint them. She had a quick temper and I found it to be fun to rile her up. I agree with Chris Chaney. I hope you folks put some special pages on the site for the teachers at Stanley High School. They helped make us who we are.
The one person that guided me the most was Stanley Police Captain Emmett Canipe. I may have missed it on your site but I did not see a special page for Emmett. I sincerely hope you have plans to add one in the future. If you do I will happily relate what I know of that good man.
Thank you for the work you’ve put into the website. It was a joy to navigate and and pleasing to the eye. Job well done.

Name: Martha Johnson Winston
Date: 12/06/09
I grew up in Stanley. Spent 61 of my 63 yrs of life in Stanley. My granddaughter had to do a project on the history of Stanley. This is the first time I knew there was a web site. This is so very interesting to know all this history. I plan to go back and read it again. I have been to the old museum, where the old oil company was, but I haven't been to the new one. Think I will go check it out also. Great work and kudos to the folks who compiled this info.

Name: Chris Chaney
Date: 11/10/08
As I write this, I am sitting in my room in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine. Just moments before, I had been reflecting on the many people who have been important influences in my life through the years; there have been many. Naturally, I began to think of my hometown, Stanley, and my teachers and friends in Stanley. So, I fired up my laptop, went to the internet and keyed in "Stanley, North Carolina". I was delighted to find your site and to read the history of Stanley and see the photos of the people who were part of my everyday life from early childhood until graduation: Dr. Weathers Sr., who brought me into this world; Dr. Fesperman, who was not only a physician but a healer who came to my home numerous times and cared for me during childhood, seeing me through a case of double pneumonia; Chief Hansel, who always had a smile on his face and greeted the kids each day after school, all of whom adored and respected him (Chief Hansel...I'm the one who blew up the pumpkin on your front porch that Halloween; I'm sorry); and, Paul Shook who kept me in 'dungarees' for so my years (I still remember the wonderful smell of cloth that met me when I entered his store). And Dick Thompson who pushed me to "do another lap" when I thought I was going to drop dead from exhaustion. Thank you for letting me briefly relive those times with some of the people who meant so much to me during an important part of my life. Warmest wishes, Chris Chaney p.s. Have you given any thought to including brief portraits of some of the teachers at Stanley Elementary and High School throughout the years?

Name: Donna Kendall Sheppard
Date: 11/03/08
Hello, I have become so intrigued by the information found regarding Robert Fulton Craig. Mr. Craig is my great uncle. His brother Benjamin Harrison Craig of Lenoir, N.C. is my grandfather. Both of course are deceased. I am looking for photos of the mills and industrialization that “Uncle Bob” brought to your area. I understand that Hubert M. Craig was a great contributor to the development of Stanley N.C. as well as others in the family I may not know about. The elder Craig family members are almost all gone, and I am one of the few descendents that finds interest in family history. If you could be of assistance to me in any form or fashion it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Donna Kendall Sheppard Daughter of Mamie Craig Kendall

Name: Karen Beck Ringer
Date: 06/25/08
Hello ladies! This is my first time getting onto your website. Did not even know you had one! The last time I was at the museum, you were still in the old depot building, crammed into every nook and cranny! This is Karen Beck Ringer, daughter of Catherine Mason Carpenter Beck and niece of Mason Carpenter. My mother passed on January 1, 2004, and I did not get back to visit the new museum. I was looking for your new address and I thought I would go online to see if it was there, and viola! I am so proud of what a handful of people have done with the preserving of Stanley's history! I am sending you a couple of articles that I found in my mother's things, and will ask that you send one copy to the folks at Happy Home Plantation on Alexis-Lucia Road. I hope to have all the family history updated in a very little while, and I will stop in and update the notebook I left at the museum with information on John Graham Carpenter, son of Benjamin and Fannie Mason Carpenter. Hope everyone is well! Thank you for all your hard work. Karen Beck Ringer

Name: Susie Brobeck Merkel
Date: 2/19/08
My name is Susie Brobeck Merkel. I lived there most of my life. My brother James is still in Mt. Holly. I want to say the web site is INCREDIBLE! That town is like no other. One example. My mother Rosemary passed in 2003. When I came "home" to bury her with my dad Jim. I had been gone for about 20 years. I walked into the flower shop on Main. And the people behind the counter know who I was before I said anything. You can't get that just anyplace. I instantly felt like I was home. One more thing. I read where someone was talking about the "fruit stand". That place was Awsome. I remember my mom working there when I was little. I loved the saw dust floor. And the little bags of penny candy. Thank you for the walk, Susie

Name: Debbie Matthews Stinnett
Date: 11/05/07
My mother (Carolyn Griggs) grew up in Stanley. From the time I was old enough to remember, 1975-1980s, when my brother, sister and I were kids, we would visit my grandmother, Katherine Griggs, and it was always a special treat to go to the fruit stand (that’s what we called it anyway) and get bags full of penny candy. My brother would get a buzz cut by Mr. Mooney (?) at a little place on Main Street. Stanley holds such special memories for me. I am extremely happy with the website. Stanley should be very proud of the people that are responsible for such a great connection to Stanley history and memories.


Name: Sarah C. Cloninger
Date: 09/30/07
Just viewed this website and was thrilled beyond words.It has brought back so many memories not thought of in many years..I have an old photo I came across when cleaning out a deceased relatives home. It is  a group of students in front of an old school building and written at the top it says( Stanley Creek Graded & High School  I.M.) I sure would like to know what year it was made, and if any of the students are relatives of mine.I feel sure it was made in the early 1900s.. I went to school in Stanley during the 40s and 50s..Keep up the good work..and I will be visiting the museum real soon,and I will bring my old photo,you folks just may be able to help me identify some of the people..


Name: Barbara Rankin Brakebill
Date: 03/31/07
Just discovered the website. Incredible! Can't wait to visit the museum while I'm in NC next week.

Name: Donna Joy Johnson
City: Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina
        http://www.geocities.com/pawcreek.geo
Date: 03/04/07

The website is wonderful, and captures the history and spirit of Stanley and its people. I passed through a short time ago, and observed that a lot is going on in your little town. I'm glad that you are working to preserve the community's past. I'm a descendant of John Butch Rankin.

Name: Janet Cassidy
Date: 02/14/07
I have enjoyed visiting this website today. It was very interesting. Thank you, Joyce, for letting me know about it.


Name: CAPT Donald R. Price, US NAVY
Email: pricefam4@mindspring.com
City: Yokohama
Country: Japan
Date: 11/20/05

Comments: Thanks for allowimg me to view your web site. I grew up in Stanley during the years of 1954 - 1969. I have served in the US Navy since 1969 and will retire to Virginia Beach next year. Again, thanks for the walk down memory lane. Glad to see that "Pee Wee" football is still going strong. Keep smilin'! Don Price :)

Name: Glenda Robinson Loftin
Email: gleemascoop@yahoo.com
City: Denver
State: NC
Country: USA
Date: 10-19-05
Comments: What an incredible job you have done with this website! It is indeed a gift. I am the daughter of Shirley Thompson Robinson of Stanley. My Grandfather Conley Thompson and grandmother Florence Davis Thompson and my great grandparents had a farm over near Thompson Road. My Great Aunt Vera Shelton lived nearby. My first memories are of the farm, a magical place. I love Stanley. I would like to get copies of photos of any of my kin that I believe are in the Brevard Station Museum.

Name: Dick Armstrong
Email: Dick.Armstrong@qwest.com
City: Albuquerque
State: N.M.
Country: USA
Date: 10-7-05

Comments: Just made aware of your website...What a great job...Lots of wonderful memories..

Name: earl abernathy
Email: earlfa@bellsouth.net
City: mt. holly
State: n.c.
Country: gaston
Date: 7 18 05

Comments: thank you I like stanley

Name: Carmen Mercedes Lineberger
Email: clineberger@snip.net
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Date: June 11, 2005

Comments: I am the daughter of James "Albert" Lineberger, who was born in 1930 and grew up in Stanley Creek. He is the son of Viola "Ola" Durham Lineberger and Archie Lineberger. We are from a line of African American Linebergers from the Stanley area (there aren't many of us left)

I have fond memories of spending summers in Stanley visiting my grandmothers cousins and many friends. Going through the website, I see the names of people that she spoke about through my childhood. She used to work for Dr. Taylor and George Derr. Her brother was Rossa Lee Hunter.

My father grew up knowing many of the folks mentioned in this site as well. He left Stanley in 1948 to join the US Army. He retired after 20 years of military service and then went to law school. He now is a Senior Judge (75 yrs old) for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Name: Truett Jones
truett64@bellsouth.net
Location: Mt.Holly_Hickory grove rd., nc usa
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 13:38:09
Comments:
I have injoyed living here for almost 70 years. I remember when everyone called it Stanley Creek. The name friendly place is right on the mark.

Name: Lisa
lisamariecarpenter@gmail.com
Date: Monday, May 16, 2005 at 15:17:46
Comments:

very nice site. i am a businesswoman who really enjoyed it

Name: spencer suze
Moistbutterfly@dcemail.com
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 19:34:01
Comments:

I have a friend in NC and when i go visit I would also like to visit your museum

Name: Ann Mungo Hoppe
Annsecho@verizon.net
Location: Uniontown, PA USA
Date: Monday, May 2, 2005 at 17:31:11
Comments:
I lived in Stanley Until I graduated from Stanley High School in 1948. I would love to hear from some of my classmates. We retired here in '96 and my husband (a minister) is on his fourth interim assignment. We have four children, 11 grandchildren.

Name: Charlie Rhyne
Email:crhyne@hotmail.com
Location: Marietta, GADate: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 12:06:52
Comments:

The museum and the history book are excellent. I grew up in Stanley and have many, many fond memories. I am related to the Rhyne, Rankin and Rutledge families that first settled in the Stanley area in the 1770's. A great job and I'm glad I found this site.

Name:mike
Email:inquirer23@hotmail.com
Location: Arvada, Colorado USA
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 13:26:02
Comments:
I really enjoyed your website. Good luck in your work.

Name: Jodee Sinclair
Location: Mt Holly, NC Gaston
Date: Monday, March 21, 2005 at 12:45:00
Comments:
So much info, this is great. Everything works (links)and is so informative. Thanks

Name: Beth Abrenathy Godwin
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 11:34:38
Comments:
Grandaughter of William (Bill) and Sally McGinnis Abernathy. Doyt Abernathy's daughter.

Name:mara higgins
Email:marahiggins@yahoo.com
Spanien
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 10:15:05
Comments:
Hello , just surfed in to say hello. You have a really nice Page!

Name: Lynn Jones
Email:lwj2001@hotmail.com
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2005 at 17:21:25
Comments:
Nice town page you have.. The slideshow of old pictures of the town was good.

Name: Henry Cliffton Walker
Email:hcw1170@bellsouth.net
Location: Darlington, S.C. USA
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 15:31:11
Comments:
I signed this guest book the evening of the last day of 2004. I have had computer oriented difficulties sence then and have had to change ny e-mail address. a lady named Sara Grissop contacted me. I would like for her to re-contact me if she can. Howdy to all in stanley!

Name:max
Email:max@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 08:59:59
Comments:
Your site looks great!!!!!!!!!!

Name:Mike Feyler
Email:mike@contact-lens-central.com
Location: USA, USA USA
Date: Monday, January 10, 2005 at 21:58:51
Comments:
I must admit that I found this site by mistake but this is a great site!!! I wish more people will invest their time to build sites like this one. Thank you.

Name: Jim Glover
Email:Jim.glover@harrynorman.com
Location: Marietta, GA 30064
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 20:17:45
Comments:
Thank you for the write up of Brevard family history. I am a Brevard descendant through a daughter of John Brevard and Rebecca Davidson (Mary Isabella Brevard). Does anyone have any knowledge of a comprehensive Brevard family history? After visiting your site, I plan to visit your area. Regards, Jim Glover

Name: Henry Cliffton Walker
Email:h_walker10621170@bellsouth.net
Location: Darlington, S.C. good ol" USA
Date: Friday, December 31, 2004 at 14:27:55
Comments:
I dearly love Stanley. My childhood was in stanley. My grandfather was Henry Walker & my grandmother was Florence Boston Walker who both lived & died there. I hope to live there again some day. Please keep this web site going and up to date.

Name: Abby
Email:abbytaylor@amwaycafe.com
Location: Dallas, Tx USA
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 11:11:16
Comments:
~Happy Holidays~

Name: John Bird
Email:jbird19912000@yahoo.co.uk
Location: Stanley, Thorntree Terrace UK
Date: Monday, October 18, 2004 at 07:43:40
Comments:
Very interesting information. And good Diagrams (pictures).

Name: Christy Hartsell Williams
Email:jwcw5167@flex.net
Location: Conroe, TX USA
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 21:59:14
Comments:
Greetings from Conroe, Texas. Enjoyed the web site. I grew up in Stanley and attended Stanley Schools and have many wonderful memories of school friends.

Name: Elizabeth Campbell
Email:liznchrism97@bellsouth.net
Location: Stanley, NCDate: Friday, September 10, 2004 at 12:15:25
Comments:
I am doing a report in my college english class and this site really helped me out.I grew up in Stanley and only moved away for a short time.I just had to move back so my daughter could grow up here and have the same great childhood I did.I never knew so much about Stanley.I do know one thing.It is an awesome community where everyone is friendly and I love it here.

Name: Nancy Clemmer Dollar
Email:nancy@tdollar.net
Location: Lawrenceville, GaDate: Monday, August 23, 2004 at 12:25:17
Comments:
This is a wonderful website! My father, Ralph "Runt" Clemmer grew up in Stanley. This brings back many very happy memories.

Name:thomas griffin
Email:tjgriffi@swbell.net
Location: houston, txDate: Monday, July 5, 2004 at 10:27:55
Comments:
I found your site while searching for William Rankin. I was directed to your page titled Revolutionary War. I noticed several names at the bottom on your page that I am a decendant on. (Rankin, Weir, Moore) Hugh Weir had 5 sons that fought at the Battle of Kings Mountian. You refer to the Battle of Kings Mountian on your page. I was curious as to the relationship with Stanley Creek and the names listed on your great site.

Name: Ron Caulder
Email:rcaulder@fbcstanley.org
Location: Stanley, NC USA
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at 20:50:33
Comments:
I thoroughly enjoyed browsing the web site. As pastor of the First Baptist Church (Stanley) I am proud to live in such a wonderful town with such a rich heritage. Looking forward to visiting with you at your new location!

Name: Bill & Billie Taylor, Brian & Brent
Email:brtaylor@midwest.net
Location: Fairfield, ILDate: Monday, April 26, 2004 at 22:29:41
Comments:
What a great site. We lived in Stanley l987-l993. We lived on Ray-Ella Drive and Green Road. We hope to get back to Stanley this summer to see what has changed and what has remained the same.

Name: Mr Clyde Framis
Email:clydeframis419@yahoo.com
Switzerland
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 21:00:47
Comments:
Thanks. Interesting site.

Name: Ann Abernathy
Email:licorice14@juno.com
Location: Houston, TXDate: Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 18:13:38
Comments:
Went to school with Charlie Rhyne. Appreciate the website.

Name: Fred Sharpe
Email:sharpe46@bellsouth.net
Location: Stanley, NCDate: Sunday, March 28, 2004 at 08:09:42
Comments:
Great job! I didn't know Stanley had so much history. I recently came across the graves of Peter & Nancy Forney,decided to do a little research and I found this site. Keep up the good work.

Name: Teresa Handsel Nardozzi
Email:tnardozz@tampabay.rr.com
Location: Largo, FL USA
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 21:01:31
Comments:
THANK YOU for the hard work and dedication to preserving our heritage! I am proud to be the granddaughter of Chief Ralph Handsel and enjoyed many summer vacations riding with him to "town" to spend my quarter on "penny candy"!

Name: Phalece Sharia Brevard
Email:PhaleceNavidad@yahoo.com
Location: Washington, DC USA
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 10:06:35
Comments:
I was very excited to see this page because I am a Brevard. My father is James, my grandmother is Nezzie and she was married to my grandfather David Brevard. I did know a little bit about the family history but this site provided me with ample information. I am a college student at Trinity College in Washington DC. I am freshman majoring in Mathematics.

Name: elise
Location: indy, IN USA
Date: Monday, March 8, 2004 at 13:42:20
Comments:
why can't you just put when the war was? there are so many dates I can't tell which is which. just to let you know

Name: Ricky
Date: Friday, March 5, 2004 at 00:08:57
Comments:
There is a purple ribbon project that was started in the heavens that is becoming highly commendable. Trees and churches are being decorated with these purple ribbons. The purple ribbons represent the glorious return of Jesus Christ. The second advent of Christ will be the most wonderful event the world has ever experienced. Please note that a similar purple ribbon campaign was started in Desert Storm which regard our American soldiers for their safety and safe return home. It would be great to implement both the Return of Christ and our American soldiers with the purple ribbon campaign!

Name: Charles Mauney
Email:ce_maune@bellsouth.net
Location: Fort Payne, Alabama DeKalb
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 09:12:42
Comments:
I commend you on your web site. It is well done and one can only imagine the research, time and effort to have done it so well. I was raised in South Gastonia and sometimes search for sites such as yours. Have found few that I would consider comparable to yours. Thank you for its availability on the internet. Should you know a similiar site covering past history of Gastonia I appreacite knowing about it. Have a great day. Thank you, Charles Mauney

Name: Ray Rikard
Email:RayRikard@hotmail.com
Location: Jacksonville, Florida USA
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 18:06:14
Comments:
Hi, I,M Ray and I love the way the website is coing together as I have been watch Charles Rhyne design it since it started. Thanks Charles..........

Name:Ray Campbell
Email:ke4vpo@bellsouth.net
Location: Mount Holly, NC USA
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 05:56:04
Comments:
Very good site

Name: Debbie Cannon Mackey
Email:mackeyd@nationwide.com
Location: Dallas, NCDate: Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 20:57:30
Comments:
I grew up in Stanley and always loved it! I stumbled onto the website and was very impressed with the hard work & research that has been put into getting this website together. Nice Work!

Name: Lane Cloninger Gillespie Cooke
Location: Chapel Hill, NCDate: Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 20:25:58
Comments:
Sara, I loved meeting you and talking with you yesterday. I have heard my mother (Margaret Cloninger Gillespie) talk about you, her high school classmate and friend, often. I spent a lot of time in Stanley with my grandparents, Robert Milton and Hattie Cloninger when I was a child. I hope to be able to visit the museum when I'm in Stanley again. Your web site is very impressive. P.S. I didn't give you enough money for mailing the cookbook to my parents. I owe you two dollars! My warmest wishes to you, Lane Cooke

Name: Raymond Fesperman
Email:fespe@cox.net
Location: Orange County, CA USA
Date: Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 16:17:36
Comments:
This is a fantastic website. A job well-done to all who helped create it. I especially enjoyed the old photo collection. The photo of the Eli Hoyle House, Stanley, NC, reminded me so much of my grandfather's house (now demolished) in the next County over, Rowan. Thanks for the memories. Raymond

Name: Eric
Email:wwaters@carolina.rr.com
Location: Stanley, NC USA
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at 15:35:35
Comments:
Hi, great website, I am looking for pictures of the Stanley Airport, if anyone has any please contact me at wwaters@carolina.rr.com, Thanks

Name: Leigh
Location: Stanley, NC USA
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 19:10:31
Comments:
I love this web site so much. My mom (Shelby Jean Reid was her maiden name) grew up in Stanley, and we moved back when I was 7 years old. My mom has told me some things over the years about her childhood in Stanley, like sitting in her friend Marcia Martin's front yard and counting the cars on the train as it went by for entertainment. She also was attending the school when it burned down. My dad also lived for a time in Stanley as a child - said he once snuck into the theater that still stands there on Parkwood Street. I can tell that my parents loved their childhood in Stanley, and I sure loved mine.

Name: shereena Della Perkins
Email:sperk2@students.pitt.k12.nc.us
Location: Greenville , N.C Pitt
Date: Monday, November 17, 2003 at 11:58:33
Comments:
very good web site has a lot to offer!!! I will visit again. Thanks

Name:ruthe fesperman
Email:babaru@webtv.net
Location: los angeles, calif usa
Date: Friday, November 14, 2003 at 00:35:27
Comments:
Iwas browsing...looking for Fesperman family.My husband, Ronald Gene, was born in Treece, Kansas in 1933. His Father was Guy Fesperman and Mom was Glenna Chapman. Anybody have any info??? Would appreciate very much Thanx in advance

Name: Susie
Email:sah28092@tntie.com
Location: Lincolnton, NC USA
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 22:17:26
Comments:
I really enjoyed your web site and have learned much about Stanley, our neighbor! Thanks for a great experience.

Name: norrene
Email:norrene@hotmail.com
Location: by death valley, nv the USA
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 05:08:31
Comments:
Wow, I love how your website goes between pages that is cool. I keep clicking on more pages to see more photos for that reason. Maybe I am just easy entertained lol. It cool to see all those old pictures sounds like a few places burned down in your town over the years, that is sad. Suprised so many. I have never been back east I have always have lived in the west but I love to come see your town now, when I back there one of these day. Have to read up on more infomation on your town, to learn more. Going to be a different in the east, compare to here but it should be fun. Thanks for the cool webpage. (here is as in near death valley).

Name: Brad Jenkins
Email:afd334@yahoo.com
Location: Albemarle, NC USA
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 08:58:23
Comments:
I love this town, I use to live thier. My grandparents still live in Stanley, NC. Harold Dale & Bonnie Dale. I moved to Albemarle, NC when I took a job as a Firefighter. I served on the Stanley Vol. F.D. Thats how I got my start in the fire service Regards, Brad Jenkins

Name: Regina Parker
Email:Strezzedmom@aol.com
Location: Greer, SC USA
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 16:02:14
Comments:
I found your site interesting. My great-grandmother was Ida Rankin Abernethy who is mentioned on your website as a teacher in 1920's. Thanks, Regina

Name:Katy Salter
Email:Scatken@aol.com
Location: Cairo, Georgia USA
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 21:34:06
Comments:
My name is Katy Salter I am 14 years old I like History.

Name:Katy Salter
Email:Scatken@aol.com
Location: Cairo, Ga United States
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 21:30:20
Comments:
My name is Katy Salter I am 14 years old I am in the 9th grade. I like History.

Name: Kensie
Email:THilton@carolina.rr.com
Location: Dallas, North Carolina U.S.A.
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 17:07:03
Comments:
I Like this website. Just to let anyone know I am one of the newspaper pictures and the coming back from Florida pictures on the site , because I was a cheerleader. Keep up the good work with the site and it'll be a great hit. Thanks, *~Kensie~* GO DEVILS

Name: Michelle Benskin
Email:CreativeMemMiche@aol.com
Location: Charlotte, NC USA
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 15:05:19
Comments:
This is a very informative look at one of my favorite towns in this area! I will have to check out the station again, whenever the Fall Festival is! I'll have to take pictures and add to my "showing collection"!! Hopefully I'll gain some business in this small community and be there more and more!

Name: Ms. Fox
Email:tjfe1231@aol.com
Location: Stanley, NC USA
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 17:14:42
Comments:
I teach second grade at Springfield Primary School in Stanley. Our class is penpaling with a second grade class from Alabama. I looked on this website to get some information to share with our new friends, but never knew that I would find so much information to share in our own classroom!! Would be great if any information in re: Stanley could be sent to our classroom at Springfield!

Name: claude irenius lewis
Email:clewis3001@aol.com
Location: greensboro, nc usa
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 16:04:10
Comments:
I am glad you told the story of how stanley got its name Stanley has always had good schools and friendly people Listen i am proof that the schools are good.I have a bs degree from duke and a phd from va tech in organic chemistry Had outstanding job performance at Texaco dupont and Loews corporation Retired with three pensions

Name: Stephanie (Mitchum) Green
Email:sgreen415@earthlink.net
Location: Stanley, NC U.S.A.
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 22:04:59
Comments:

Name: Jimmie Mitchell
Email:mitchell39@bigzoo.net
Location: Stanley, NC USA
Date: Monday, August 18, 2003 at 17:07:40
Comments:

Name: Beth Randall Williams
Email: brwilliams@sportsandpromotions.com
Location: Mooresville, NC USA
Date: Friday, July 18, 2003 at 12:46:58
Comments:
I really enjoyed visiting your museum this week. Thanks for all the help Joyce!!! I wish our town had some type of historical museum like yours.

Name:Alana Brevard
Email:brevardalanad@yahoo.com
Location: New Carrollton, MD USA
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at 10:26:21
Comments:
I think this is a wonderful site! I will show my fiance...I am a Brevard and he is a...you guesed it! He's a Stanley! Coincidence? I hope so!

Name: Carol Calvert Thompson
Email:carol.thompson@beasleyallen.com
Location: Prattville, AL U.S.
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 08:45:37
Comments:
Great website. I love reading about my "Papaw Armstrong" (Clarence) and others. Good job.

Name: Jim Forcum
Email:forcumjr@aol.com
Location: Beavercreek, OH USA
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 12:21:48
Comments:
The BEST County history website I have ever seen. Wish Davidson and Iredell Co. would follow your lead!

Name: Heath R. Jenkins
Email:hrjcountyc@carolina.rr.com
Location: Stanley, NC 28164
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 21:33:22
Comments:
I would like to commend the staff at Brevard Station Museum for their hard work and dedication. You two have truly blessed our community and kept our history alive. Thanks!

Name: Corrie Burch
Email:corrie_burch@hotmail.com
Location: columbus, in u.s
Date: Friday, April 18, 2003 at 14:47:53
Comments:
This is a very good site and full of good info! i appreciate all your efforts. im only 14 and have alot of fun so email me if ya wanna chat but anyways thanx for helping me with my project~!~!~!i~

Name: Marion Schneck
Email:Grandjam4@aol.com
Location: Hopewell Junction, NY USA
Date: Sunday, March 9, 2003 at 06:27:03
Comments:
I have been to Stanley many times.My children live on N Mauney.

Name: Jerri Morrison Howard
Email:jandahoward@msn.com
Location: Glencoe, AL USA
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 11:50:06
Comments:
You have a great website. I plan to visit your area in the near future. I am researching the Beatty, Armstrong, and Leeper families who lived there. I am anxious to find where Leepers Creek is located.

Name: Neil E. Cannon, Jr.
Email:necannon@bellsouth.net
Location: Charleston, SC US
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003 at 23:54:25
Comments:
I stumbled across this site while doing other research and was immediately bombarded with many warm memories of a bygone era, wonderful people, and a fine community. Whenever I visited relatives in Stanley, primarily in the 40's, 50's and 60's, I would always feel a smile begin to grow as I entered town on Hwy. 27. The smile would continue to take control of my face as I neared my grandmother's house. I caught myself displaying that same smile (interrupted by the news of the outcome of the movie theater) while enjoying this site. Thanks!

Name: daniel
Email:dad1100@aol.com
Location: Mcallen, Texas u.s.a.
Date: Friday, January 24, 2003 at 10:01:37
Comments:
very good web site

Name:Sam Moore
Email:sambo@bww.com
Location: Cramerton, NC USA
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at 13:27:30
Comments:
Great sight...Priceless, really, many childhood memories come back, would like to share with others...

Name: BRAIN WILSON
Email:LIBRARY
Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL USA
Date: Friday, January 3, 2003 at 11:44:41
Comments:
WONDERFUL PLACE..STANLEY...THE WEBSITE IS OUTSTANDING..I PLAN TO VISIT YOUR WOuNERFUL CITY ON THE NEAR FUTURE...WHAT A PLEASENT SURPRISE TO READ ABOUT THIS FINE COMMUNITY!!!!! MR BEST TO ALL IN STANLEY!!!!

Name: Mary Louise Abernethy Jones
Email:faithjoy2@hotmail.com
Location: Richmond, VA USA
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at 18:15:00
Comments:
Wonderful Link!! My mother, Mary Louise Abernethy Jones, 86, has talked about Stanley for years and how very happy she was when she used to stay at Aunt Alva & Uncle Fred's house in the country as a child. Thanks for all of the wonderful memories and we will purchase the book "Echoes and Shadows of Two Centuries". God Bless you all, Catherine Parker & my Wonderful Mom, Louise

Name: Darrell Harkey
Email:hiscord@charter.net
Location: Lincolnton, NC USA
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 02:13:09
Comments:
Great site by 2 great ladies. Keep up your fine work. My best regards, Darrell

Name: Martin Babington-Heina
Email:mheina@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 01:10:33
Comments:
Was seeking Mclurd and Babington geneology when I found you. Great site and I plan on getting the book. Any info on these two names would be helpful...they were my great grandparents.

Name: Ashley
Email:CaramelAngel335@cs.com
Location: Williston, FloridaDate: Sunday, December 1, 2002 at 23:26:48
Comments:
It helped me out a lot with my school prject

Name: Toby Maxwell
Email:tobym@blueridge.net
Location: rutherfordton, nc usa
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 16:56:53
Comments:

Name: mike hoffman
Email:mnvhoffman@aol.com
Location: stanley, nc usa
Date: Friday, June 14, 2002 at 20:48:54
Comments:
the museum takes me to a place in time that i haven't been able to visit in a very long time. it is nice to know that when i think of those times, that it was real and not just a dream. keep up the good work. i love the photos of the houses.

Name: Robert
Location: Stanley, NCDate: Thursday, December 6, 2001 at 10:36:20
Comments:
I have checked the Brevard Station web site you created. I have never seen one I thought was better or more high quality. Specifically, the gradual transitions from one screen to another is unique in my experience. I am awed that someone has taken the time to create such a unique Stanley resource. You make us look good!

Name: George
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:31:49
Comments:
Seems interesting

Name: Marsha
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:31:23
Comments:
You have a site to be proud of! Thanks for a job well done!

Name: Ray
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:30:56
Comments:
I find the site to be really outstanding,very informative as I have lived in stanley for over 25 years. I would like to see somethings about our young people, and times than the public town council meetings are held... I really love the site as I am famil

Name: Sherry
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:30:21
Comments:
Very well done. I moved here a year ago from Louisville, KY. This really helped me know about "my town". Thanks.

Name: Glenn
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:29:38
Comments:
VERY GOOD

Name: Ray
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:29:13
Comments:
Wow, I lived in Stanley most of my life and I couldn,t belive there was so much history there.This is a really great site and has made me appreciate the roots I had there very much....Ray

Name: Renee
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:28:50
Comments:
I enjoyed reading the history of Stanley. It was interesting reading about the different people and knowing my grandmother use to talk about them and even had visted a few of the doctors. It has been many years ago and I wished I could have those conversa

Name: Kevin
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:28:11
Comments:
I'm a resident of Stanley, Alfred Rhyne's younger son. I found the site to be well done and very interesting. I'd heard a lot of the history from my grandparents, Fred & Allie Rhyne and our Rhyne kin plus Dad's memories throughout his 82 years. But many o

Name: Daniel
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:27:13
Comments:
good job

Name: Linda
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:26:34
Comments:
Very nice site, Charles!

Name: Charles
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 19:05:29
Comments:
Interested in Stanley history!



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