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Dash Lewis is a Wilmington-born, Durham-raised musician and writer. A graduate of UNC-Asheville with a degree in Literature, Lewis has worked in a wide range of fields, from synthesizer technician to mover to touring musician. Currently residing in Richmond, VA, Lewis spends his time writing, making music, and tending to the needs of his three pets

Lydia, The Vanishing Hitchhiker of Guilford County
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Lydia, The Vanishing Hitchhiker of Guilford County

According to legend, a young woman and her boyfriend were traveling back to Greensboro from Raleigh one December night in 1923. Because of the heavy rain, the young couple lost control of the car and crashed into the Southern Rail underpass bridge. Lydia's boyfriend died instantly, but Lydia limped across the road, only to collapse and perish.

The Pink Lady: The Friendly Ghost at the Grove Park Inn
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The Pink Lady: The Friendly Ghost at the Grove Park Inn

In the early 20th century, Asheville and its surrounding towns were home to a robust health tourism industry. Thousands upon thousands flocked to the mountains of Western North Carolina in hopes the fresh air would cure all sorts of ailments. One such health tourist, Edwin Wiley Grove, liked the area so much he decided to stay.