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Tallyho! It’s the Mecklenburg Hounds Club

The Mecklenburg Hounds Club grounds were on Tom Short Road off Providence Road-West. According to news reports the group was active in the 1970s and 1980s, hosting competitions, galas, charity functions and fox hunts. (The Hounds “hunted” for fun -- no foxes were harmed.) Take a look at this 1980 Observer story - then jump over to the slideshow!

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Dikadee’s Front Porch is really gone now

Though the restaurant is long gone the green-roofed building on East Independence will always be Dikadee’s Front Porch to me. Their menu reminded me of the old White Horse*offerings: stuffed baked potatoes, salads, sandwiches and quiches. But bulldozers are making a meal of the building -- which has been home to a number of businesses -- and it will probably be gone in a few days. I don’t know if another building will take its place or if the demolition is part of the road widening project. Either way, I invite you to take a look at the slideshow and enjoy this excerpt from an Observer review. After hearing co-workers rave about Dikadee’s Dannye Romine wanted to see for herself, especially that peanut butter pie.

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Park n Shop letters come down

The letters are going to the Black Dog Salvage company and will be included in an upcoming episode.
mdavid@charlotteobserver.com
Park n Shop letters come down 2:18

Park n Shop letters come down

Brown Mountain Lights caught on camera? 0:38

Brown Mountain Lights caught on camera?

N.C. man unearths prehistoric spear points 2:09

N.C. man unearths prehistoric spear points

Mummy mystery 0:38

Mummy mystery