Tag Archives: Round Hill Academy

Bluegrass Music and Arts Festival

Come to Union Mills, NC, this week on Friday night or on Saturday for great entertainment, art and concessions to support The Union Mills Learning Center in its efforts to keep alive the spirit of the community. See Chapters 34-37 for … Continue reading

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Chapter 37: What will Become of the Union Mills Historic School Bldg? Where’s the Love?

A book was printed with essays and memories of many students describing the happy times at Round Hill Academy. Elizabeth Rucker Castles wrote, “For some years after the school closed as Round Hill Academy in 1925 and the name was changed … Continue reading

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Chapter 35: Round Hill Transition

My last post introduced you to the exciting new educational opportunity at Round Hill Academy opened in 1899. Union Mills was a leader in NC college preparatory studies. In 1911 McDowell County followed their lead and offered instruction four years beyond the … Continue reading

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Chapter 34: Round Hill Academy

Alert: This is a long post. Grab a snack. In the late 1800’s there were several one-room school houses in North Carolina. According to my teacher/author friend Gretchen Griffith in Lessons Learned (the story of the history of Pilot Mountain … Continue reading

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Chapter 33: A TALE OF TWO CITIES

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,” wrote Charles Dickens in 1859 about London and Paris. This sentiment has broad application. Once upon … Continue reading

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