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Sleep Well, Button King (1930-2016)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Dalton Stevens, who said he never did get much sleep, now has gone to his eternal rest.

Hootie And The Blowfish, Immortal

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Flashback to the mid-1990s. Grunge music was in the air, unsettling the young. America needed a soothing aural balm, and a band out of Columbia, South Carolina provided it.

Twistee Tales – Ice Cream Cone Buildings

Friday, July 30th, 2010

If you’ve ever dreamed of making a smooth move in the real estate game, now may be the time to snatch up your very own soft serve structure. Two former Twistee Treat ice-cream-cone-shaped stands are currently up for sale. With interest rates low and interest in ice cream high, this could be an opportune time to acquire a highly desirable dairy destination.

Button King – Trapped Alive in the Button Coffin

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Dalton Stevens, a.k.a. The Button King, exhibits two button-encrusted caskets in his South Carolina Button King Museum, intended for his own eventual burial. There’s a story behind that.

Ruins Of PTL Face Further Ruination

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

The 21-story Heritage Grand Hotel — centerpiece of the abandoned Heritage USA conservative Christian theme park — may be torn down by July 2010. For years the hotel has been owned by MorningStar Ministries, which has promised to turn it into a “Refirement Center” — a retirement center that would “re-fire” the Christian zeal of […]

Roadside News: Feb. 9, 2010

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Boneyard Makeover – NV | Epic Eagle – MO | Jet Wreck Bonanza – NC | Rebel Yell or Big Girlyman? – SC

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