Haywood County | The Case of a Stolen Car and a Ghost Lover

Working with the judicial system as an attorney, you get to see human nature on trial daily. Sometimes what happens in the courtroom is hilarious because you never know what someone will say or do. Recently I came upon a couple of tales from my native Haywood County that were from many years ago I… Continue reading Haywood County | The Case of a Stolen Car and a Ghost Lover

Branding Irons & Whipping Posts | North Carolina Punishment 1800s

Today’s Featured Image is a postcard created in 1880 by Arthur Livingston of Patton Ave in Asheville, NC. Special thank you to Western Carolina University Archives for their permission to use it. Before North Carolina revised its constitution in 1868, two instruments used in punishment for breaking the law were branding irons and whipping posts.… Continue reading Branding Irons & Whipping Posts | North Carolina Punishment 1800s