Sometimes, we need to get away from it all. But in North Carolina, you might not realize how hard of a proposition that is. A while back, Our State magazine’s Jeremy Markovich set out to find the most remote place in North Carolina. It was a long journey, and the trip did not turn out like he’d expected. Here’s his report from the backcountry of western North Carolina.
Few Charlotteans may remember Earle Village, the public housing community built in First Ward just outside uptown. It was a bustling community that stretched from 6th street to 10th street, roughly bordered by Myers Street and Caldwell Street. It was the place where 400 of the city's poorest families resided — until the village was condemned to demolition in the 1990s.