Have You Visited “Lost Cove”?
Lost Cove, located along the Nolichucky River in Western North Carolina, took its name from its position near the Tennessee and North Carolina border when surveyors were not sure to which state the community belonged. Lost Cove was reportedly settled shortly before the War Between the States by Morgan Bailey. Lost Cove was a thriving Appalachian logging and farming community for about 100 years.
The railroad (known then as the Clinchfield Railroad but now as the CSX – Chessie, Seaboard Xpress – the C does not represent the Clinchfield!) meandered along the river as the gorge through the mountain is very steep and rugged. However, in the early days the train stopped at a point through the gorge and picked up or dropped off passengers going up to Lost Cove. This writer was told by the late Unicoi County, TN, Historian, Pat Alderman, that a crane or winch was installed on the mountain above the unloading stop to lift groceries and heavy commodities, including trucks and cars!
This is a slide show of pictures taken around the immediate area of the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.
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Snow on Mt. Mitchell
We have tried to give a composite view of the prominent scenery that we enjoy year around. You will see our Carolina hills nature-painted in all of her four seasons beauty and glory; winter, spring, summer and fall (one of our more spectacular sights, especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway that meanders through here).
So, sit back, enjoy and come on up, we have room for you!
(Except as marked, all photos copyright © Daniel M. True)
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Here’s a reminder regarding the checking of any new notices (scrolling messages displayed at the top right) for information on school closings, etc. If you have your Internet Browser (Firefox, Chrome, MS Edge or any other) displaying the school’s WEB site (like RIGHT NOW), be sure to occasionally “refresh” the site to see any changes in the notices, weather, or any recently added or modified postings.
To “refresh,” simply select Home on the menu bar at the top, click on the picture of the school (at the top), press F5 (on PC’s) OR close the site and re-open it. Any of these methods will display the latest iteration, showing all the up-to-date material.
We do NOT encourage you to power down and back up; doing so causes unnecessary voltage stress on the computer’s power supply, leading to early failure. A power-on reboot will usually correct a majority of technical problems. And, only shut down by using the menu-driven method; never by just pressing the power button! To do so will cause you to lose all recent software updates.
Each year we have new students as well as new viewers to our WEB site. To accommodate them and for the occasional visitors to the site, we would like to present a quick indoctrination or refresher as to what you may find on the site and how you can use it to “Stay In Touch ” with school activities.
You can contact the school administration, see the schedule of events, check the area weather as well as receive notification of Important or Urgent school events, like weather delays/closing, etc. On the next page we will go into detail about these & other features.
The Importance of a WEB Site
(from the senior WEB Master)
The world has had WEB sites for over 25 years – all kinds, featuring just about anything one can think of. In fact, there are billions of sites out there and the number is growing rapidly each year.
So, who makes use of these sites? Basically, people who are searching for information about: cars, cabins, cruises, Christ, candy, callouses – just about anything that sparks your interest.
When we began our TCCS WEB site over five years ago our main purpose was to provide an avenue into the activities of our school for parents, friends and others who are interested in what we do here. It’s also a good place for former students to “check out” their old stomping grounds and the current group of students.