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Engineer sees value in preservation, by Ann Brownlee, Special to the Post, Salisbury Post, July 23, 2010


  Wil-Cox Bridge to be preserved, by Ed Scannell, News 14 Carolina, July 9, 2010

  Surprising new life for an old bridge, by David Whisenant, WBTV, July 9, 2010

  Future of Wil-Cox Bridge in Davidson County, Bob Buckley, WGHP Fox 8, July 9, 2010

Bridge preservationist applauds efforts to save Wil-Cox, by David Bodenheimer, The Dispatch, July 9, 2010

Volunteer groups restore Revolutionary War monument, by Heather J. Smith, The Dispatch, December 29, 2009

Groups restore historic Trading Ford monument, Salisbury Post, December 21, 2009

Regional briefs:  Davidson to maintain '20s bridge, Journal staff and wire report, Winston-Salem Journal, April 30, 2009

Editorial:  Bridge could create a new attraction, The Dispatch, April 30, 2009

County to take over Wil-Cox bridge, by Heather J. Smith, The Dispatch, April 29, 2009

Letter:  DOT should save bridge, by Ann Brownlee, The Dispatch, April 28, 2009

County: DOT not answering bridge questions, by Seth Stratton, The Dispatch, April 14, 2009

Civil War battlefield in Spencer makes 'most endangered' list again, Staff reports, Salisbury Post, April 2, 2009

Yadkin Civil War battlefield again listed as one of nation's 25 most endangered, The Dispatch, March 25, 2009

Wil-Cox bridge decision delayed until next month, by Seth Stratton, The Dispatch, March 24, 2009

Three N.C. battle sites 'at risk', Journal staff and wire report, Winston-Salem Journal, March 21, 2009

Federal. state and county officials to discuss fate of Yadkin bridges, by Seth Stratton, The Dispatch, March 20, 2009

History  under Siege, Most Endangered Battlefields 2009 Civil War Preservation Trust

Letter:  Commissoners praised, by Mary C. Cridlebaugh, The Dispatch, April 8, 2009

Guest editorial: Build the bridge, protect surroundings, by Max Walser, Davidson County Commissioner, The Dispatch, January 14, 2009

Trading Ford in report prepared on historic war sites protection, Staff reports, Salisbury Post, July 4, 2008

Trading Ford recognized in report to Congress,  The Dispatch, June 16, 2008

Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States, American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service (Race to the Dan River, page 49)

Developer fined for violations at troubled track, by Jessie Burchette, Salisbury Post, May 23, 2008

Fight resumes at Civil War site, by David Perlmutt, Charlotte Observer, May 17, 2008 
  • reprinted in:  Asheville Citizen-Times, Burlington Times-News, Charleston Post and Courier, Fayetteville Observer, Hickory Daily Record, Raleigh News and Observer, 
    Winston-Salem Journal, Baltimore Sun,  Boston Herald, Chicago
    Tribune, Ft. Wayne IN Journal Gazette, Houston Chronicle, Newsday, South
    Florida Sun-Sentinel
Yadkin River bridge listed among endangered Civil War battlefields, by Steve Huffman, Salisbury Post, May 10, 2008

History Under Seige 2008, Civil War Preservation Trust

Race track project on hold again, staff report, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, February 15, 2008

Race track owner agrees to stop work, by Jessie Burchette, Salsibury Post, Salisbury, NC, October 9, 2007

Race track red flagged, by Jessie Burchette, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, September 27, 2007

Letter:  Risdon ignores rules, by Walt Wilson, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, September 2, 2007

Risdon: Critics have exaggerated raceway problems, by Frank DeLoache and Holly Lee, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, August 31, 2007

Stop-work order issued on racetrack in Town of Spencer, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, August 28, 2007

Racetrack again gets permit, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, August 10, 2007

One-way track: Spencer raceway issue to be debated by county public hearing, by Jessie Burchette, Salisbury Post, December 9, 2006

Letter: Preservation of history speaks to county's character, by Jim Forcum, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, October 15, 2006

Racetrack developers temporarily withdraw permit request, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, October 6, 2006

Application flaws stall raceway discussion, by Holly Fesperman Lee, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, October 6, 2006

Spencer zoning board will hold hearing on track permit again, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, October 3, 2006

Error sets back Spencer raceway progress, by Holly Fesperman Lee, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, September 21, 2006

Opponents challenge race-track permit in court, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, September 8, 2006

Group seeks to slow track's construction, staff report, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, September 7, 2006

Letter: History must be saved, by Judy Ludwig, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, August 28, 2006

Letter: More ammunition for debate over finishing company site, by Timothy A. Grubb, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, August 27, 2006

Letter: Space for history, by Doug Black, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, August 17, 2006

Letter: Trading Ford history is well established, by Walter Wilson, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, August 11, 2006

Racetrack gets key permit from Spencer, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, August 5, 2006

Letter: No benefits from track, by Rob Kluttz, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, August 3, 2006

Letter: Trading Ford holds historic treasures, by Kevin Carle, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, August 3, 2006

Trading Ford's preservation at a crossroads, by Ann Brownlee, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, August 1, 2006

Editorial: Alcoa's land release will strengthen image of the Piedmont as a natural playground, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, July 29, 2006

Letter: Historic Site in Peril, by Eleanor Rayl, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, July 23, 2006 (also in The Dispatch)

Letter: Yadkin site should be protected, by Walt Wilson, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, July 19, 2006 (also in The Dispatch)

Spencer OKs zoning changes for racetrack, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, July 12, 2006

Spencer annexes proposed site for race course at Trading Ford, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, May 10, 2006

Spencer aldermen decide to annex acreage High Rock International Raceway could be built on , by Kirsten Valle, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, May 10, 2006

Letter: DOT in a rush, by Walter Wilson, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, January 25, 2006

Whether four Trading Ford properties qualify for National Register listing undetermined , by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, January 13, 2006

National historic group nixes four Rowan sites, by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, January 11, 2006 (see subsequent clarification:

Whether four Trading Ford properties qualify for National Register listing undetermined)

Alternate historic district is proposed for Trading Ford, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, December 17, 2005
Highway agencies propose historic district for Trading Ford, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, December 12, 2005

Letter: Praise for Keesler, by Paul Rush Mitchell, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, November 12, 2005

Editorial: Trading Ford preservationist shows that passionate people can make a difference, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, November 10, 2005

Letter: Popular misconceptions, by Ann Brownlee, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, November 10, 2005

Work suspended at I-85 interchange, Preservationist says contractors went too far, damaged sites, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, November 8, 2005

Historic concerns halt interstate work, by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC,  November 8, 2005

Additional threats to historic Trading Ford area cited, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, October 25, 2005

Letter: Boost cultural heritage, by Thad A. Burkhart, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, October 11, 2005

Engineer discusses covered bridge, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, September 30, 2005

Group hopes to rebuild historic covered bridge, by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, September 30, 2005

Covered Bridge Expert to Speak, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, September 24, 2005

Rebuilding Covered Bridge across the Yadkin proposed, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, September 21, 2005

Group files challenge to track's permit, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, September 17, 2005

Historic group takes steps to stop raceway construction, by Jessie Burchette, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, September 16, 2005

Track gets permit, But Chamberlain says project isn't proceeding in a professional manner, by Jessie Burchette, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC,  August 17, 2005

Developers of racetrack receive permit, lecture, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, August 16, 2005

Developers address permit concerns for racetrack, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, August 11, 2005

Letter: Race track, local history on collision course, by Ann Brownlee, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, July 17, 2005

Letter: Unlimited Potential, by Richard Lloyd, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, July 11, 2005

Editorial: Rowan Commissioners make bad choice on proposed road racetrack in Trading Ford, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, June 24, 2005

Rowan Board approves permit for road course, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, June 21, 2005

Historic concerns raised over site of proposed course, by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, June 5, 2005

Delay is good news for Trading Ford backers, by Rachel Leonard, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, April 4, 2005

Road race course is planned for Spencer, Location is the former North Carolina Finishing Co., by Bruce Wehrle, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, March 23, 2005

Bid opening for interstate project is delayed, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, December 9, 2004

Trouble with bridge over muddy waters: I-85 expansion across Yadkin River in Trading Ford area may be delayed, by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, November 23, 2004

More study sought for Trading Ford area, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, November 19, 2004

Activist criticizes Interstate decision, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, August 13, 2004

Trading Ford preservationists win call for review, by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, July 5, 2004

National agency to review sites at Trading Ford, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, July 2, 2004

Brownlee fights to save state's 'diminishing' heritage, by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, April 13, 2004

Preserve our past, Letter to the Editor by Kenneth Cupp, The Dispatch, Lexington NC, September 3, 2003

Trading Ford group adopts name, picks president, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington NC, August 26, 2003

Trading Ford added to National Register study list, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington NC, July 4, 2003

Rowan County Board of Commissioners pass Resolution Supporting Preservation of Historic Trading Ford District, June 16, 2003

Davidson County Board of Commissioners pass Resolution Supporting Preservation of Historic Trading Ford District, June 10, 2003

DOT may protect river site, by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury NC, May 20, 2003

DOT Archaeologists to Give Fort York Second Look, by William Keesler, The Dispatch, Lexington NC, May 9, 2003

Civil War Wrinkle Adds to Interest in Preservation, by William Keesler, The Dispatch , Lexington NC, April 29, 2003

Editorial - County Government Needs to Get Involved - Quickly - to Save the Yadkin Trading Ford, The Dispatch, Lexington NC, April 5, 2003 (Reprinted in the Salisbury Post April 17, 2003)

Effort Seeks to Preserve Historic Area, by William Keesler, The Dispatch , Lexington NC, March 27, 2003

Trading Ford: facing ‘death by 100 cuts’, by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury NC, March 23, 2003

Future of Trading Ford looks shaky, by Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Salisbury NC, October 21, 2001