In the mid-August afternoon pulled a sky blue Thunderbird. Hiram Stone, Tamara Adkins’s former neighbor, raced the engine once to announce himself. Ted and Bess, five-year old Adkins cousins, swooped to the side of the T-bird.
“Jump out, like you did last time
by Jennifer Riley
Oaks towered over Tucker Body Shop, the only body shop on U.S.Highway 99 in Tuckerville, North Carolina. In 1952, acorns covered the asphalt welcome mat spread in a remote corner of Fletcher County. Most drive-ins, diners, and body shops used gravel, but the body shop provided the first smooth asphalt finish in