• Restoration Workshop at City Cemetery

    Restoration Workshop at City Cemetery with Dean Ruedrich was hosted by RCCP. The workshop included a tour of a few of the restoration project we have completed thought the cemetery. Jane Thurman provided an overview of RCCP’s work and offered recommended reading for those interested in cemetery preservation.  David Brown spoke to the group about long-term […]

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  • Whitson Safley

      We were inspired to learn about a young man who is buried at City Cemetery because of his grave stone’s sad state of disrepair, and because of the poignant inscription on the stone. As best as we can tell it says “sacred to the memory of Whitson Safley who was born in Stanly County […]

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  • Tornado Damage

    On April 16, 2011 North Carolina experienced the greatest one-day tornado outbreak on record. All three of the city-owned cemeteries suffered damage.  The following article appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer.  

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