Editor’s Note: David McKnight, a frequent letter-writer to the DTH, died on Tuesday. His passion for writing about the North Carolina he loved will be missed. In his memory, we are reprinting one of his recent letters.
TO THE EDITOR:
Two counties of Western North Carolina made for a wonderful experience on learning about part of that end of the Tar Heel state during my times of youth as an early lifelong resident of a family growing up in Charlotte.
One experience in the summer after the fifth grade at Charlotte’s Midwood Election School in 1959 was at the Western Carolina summer school in Cullowhee, in the Western N.C. mountain county of Jackson.
Then four years later, right after my ninth grade school year at Eastway Junior High School in the summer of 1963, came a summer camp at the Brevard Music Center in the county of Transylvania in the Western N.C. county south of Asheville.