• 39°

Author to speak to Sons of Confederate Veterans

SALISBURY — Clint Johnson, a Civil War writer from Ashe County with more than a dozen books published on the war, will speak to the Rowan Rifles Camp No. 405 Sons of Confederate Veterans at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Stanback Room of the Rowan County Public Library.
The public is invited.
Johnson will show a 45-minute slide show based on his book “Touring the Carolinas’ Civil War Sites,” which he updated last year. The book covers 21 point-to-point driving tours in both Carolinas and includes information on how to find battlefields, historic houses and sites, and the graves of people who played major roles in the war. It covers both well-known and little-known historic sites in the Carolinas.
Johnson is a native Southerner whose Scots-Irish and Welsh ancestors first settled in North Carolina in the 1730s and 1760s. He is a native of Fish Branch, Fla., and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism.
Fascinated with the War for Southern Independence since the fourth grade, Johnson has written nine books on the war, one on the South, and one on the American Revolution. One of his favorite projects was helping Clarence “Big House” Gaines, one of the nation’s best basketball coaches, write his autobiography.
Johnson has also written two corporate biographies and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles on business, history and travel. He and his wife live in the mountains of North Carolina near where the Overmountain Men gathered to go fight the Tories at Kings Mountain in the American Revolution.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

City officials differ on how, what information should be released regarding viral K-9 officer video

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls are 3A champions

Lifestyle

High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later

Local

With jury trials set to resume, impact of COVID-19 on process looms

Legion baseball

Book explores life of Pfeiffer baseball coach Joe Ferebee

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education to receive update on competency-based education

Business

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis expects to see economic, housing growth continue in 2021

Business

A fixture of downtown Salisbury’s shopping scene, Caniche celebrates 15th anniversary this month

Local

Slate of new officers during local GOP convention; Rev. Jenkins becomes new chair

Landis

Landis officials narrow search for new manager to five candidates; expect decision within a month

Lifestyle

Together at last: High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools sorts out transportation logistics in preparation for full-time return to classes

High School

Photo gallery: Carson goes undefeated, wins 3A state championship

Nation/World

Europe staggers as infectious variants power virus surge

Nation/World

Biden, Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 trillion virus relief bill

Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

UPDATED: Eight new COVID-19 deaths, 203 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds