Saturday, December 1st, 2007
Just in time for the holidays, a batch of Christmas-related found items!
 
Monday, November 5th, 2007
Put up a new location- the Highway house.
 
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
A new article about the Santer from 1890, complete with a "picture" of the beast. Links page also updated.
 
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
New finds in the Found section, including photos from an India missions trip, a racer, and a Victorian girl.
 
Monday, May 28th, 2007
New location today- an abandoned private school in Rowan County.
 
Saturday, April 7th 07
I'm trying to get with the times.
 
                                               Music by Sigur Ros.
 
Saturday, March 31st, 2007
A long overdue update. The last pictures from the Troutman trailer park.
Also, a bit of news about the Vance Hotel. The forthcoming George Clooney movie "Leatherheads" is going to be using the insides of the old hotel for shooting. The pool was renovated for that purpose.
Also, another note on the pool. It has been rumored the pool was shut down due to a girl drowning there. A prevalent myth suggests that her ghost haunts the pool. Most people in the local area take this as fact, but in truth, I have discovered the pool was shut down because of racism.
When it came time to allow non-whites into the pool, the owners thought that people would stop coming, and instead closed the pool and created the dance floor on top of it, but apparently not before throwing old asbestos and debris into the pool. Part of the restoration of the pool for the movie involved cleaning out all that old garbage.
 
Sunday, September 3rd, 2006
A new addition to the found section: numerous photos found in a spelling dictionary.
 
Saturday, May 27th, 2006
Added a Ghost Town in western NC. Because of it's condition I'm not saying exactly where in western NC.
 
Sunday, May 14th, 2006
Photo added to the tale of Bostian's Bridge.
 
Friday, April 28th, 2006
Just a small update today; a new photo in the found section.
 
Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
Two new locations: the Troutman Family Cemetery, and the Shinville Graveyard. Also updated info on the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge because of  a post in the guestbook. Apparently the bits of history I heard about it were wrong, since it was actually built after the Civil War, and was not used during it.
 
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
New in the found section: an entire roll of undeveloped film I discovered at the Goodwill and had processed.
Links page updated.
Created a digital version of a front page article that recently ran in the Statesville Record & Landmark about this site. Also included are the pictures that were printed with the story. That is on the info page for now.
Currently working on a gallery of "one-off's"; that being single photos of abandoned and/or neglected places and things. As soon as I figure out an efficient way to organize them they will be uploaded.
 
Monday, April 10th, 2006
Added 4 new photos to the Found section. Also, the story of Bostian Bridge to the folklore section.
Also, just a note- Abandoned NC turns 3 years old on April the 19th.
I've been doing this a little longer than that, but the site it's self is 3.
I'd like to thank our gracious host who gives us this space for free (I certainly couldn't afford to pay for one myself right now), all the people I've met and explored with through the years, and everyone whose shown an interest in what I do. I explore for myself but I post these pictures for everyone else, so that they can share in my adventures. I hope you've all enjoyed it.
 
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
Added Absher Farm today.
 
Friday, March 24th, 2006
I recently explored and abandoned trailer park and the empty house adjacent to it. A developer has bought the land they are on and is going to demolish everything sometime in the near future.
 
Wednesday, February 26th, 2006
Added an article I found about obstetrician Richard Boyd floating around on the internet. Dr. Boyd was a long time employee at Davis Hospital and delivered somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 babies during his time there, including yours truly.
Also, an article about The Santer from FATE Magazine in the Folklore Section.
 
Thursday, January 26th, 2006
It is finished! All locations have been restored! Plus, there's a new one! Munchkin Land. Also, I have decided to expand Abandoned NC a bit. I already had the beginnings of the Found page, but I'm also going to be adding local folklore in the next couple months. A couple trips to the James Iredell Room at the Statesville library has convinced me that there are lots of interesting stories in this areas history which are left untold. I aim to be (I'm guessing) one of the only internet sources for this information. First up: the Santer. What is a Santer you ask? Stick around, when I get the information together I'll let you know.
There's new stuff on the Found page for now, go take a look.
Hopefully this is me getting back in the swing of things after that many months absence.
 
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
Finally another update. 5 locations re-upped.
 
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
Over a month since the last update. Unfortunately with no money and a job that takes up most of my free time, I haven't had much opportunity to explore in the last couple months.
In fact I probably wouldn't even have updated for another week if I hadn't been driving by and seen construction crews leveling Sullivan Mill. That prompted me to upload those pictures as well as a few other minor sets.
You may also notice I haven't included much commentary about the sets I did upload; one reason it takes so long to recreate the old pages (besides having to dig through and resize all the pictures) is that it takes a while to write about the places I have photographed and explored, and what's more, I don't remember every single detail about them so I probably wont be doing it much anymore and instead just letting the pictures speak for themselves.
 
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
So admittedly I have been neglecting this site, but with good reason. I recently found myself in a new job which takes a good amount of my time and this unfortunately has lead to fewer chances to get out and explore and fewer chances to finish reconstructing the locations page. I will try to get back in the swing of things within the next week or so when my schedule becomes more stable.
As for today, I have re-added a handful of the old locations, including the Battleship North Carolina (by request from the guestbook) , and my personal favorite, The Accountant's House
 
Thursday, March 10th 2005
Re-added Burlington Industries and the house at China Grove to the locations page.
 
Wednesday, March 2nd 2005
Re-added Francis Garrou High School today. more on the way.
 
Friday, February 25th, 2005
Today is the first day for the new site design. I tried to go with something clean and simple with neutral colors, so if things seem a little bland, I apologize, but the photos are really the main part of the site.
With that in mind I am slowly going through each location and adding pictures from the original copies, resizing them to larger sizes than the ones I had previously- this way details are more easily seen, etc. etc.

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