History is not just about birthdays and deaths.  If that were the case then every cemetery in Lawrence County could speak volumes of that history.  Unfortunately, tombstones have never been adept in telling stories.

Without the Archives we would not know the heroes, the villains, and the mischief makers who made Lawrence County what it is today.  Every Lawrence County family has a story to tell.  Unfortunately families forget those legends or just forget to pass them down from generation to generation, but the Archives does just that for them.  Eliminating the Archives would take away every Lawrence County citizen’s family understanding of how it contributed to making Lawrence County what it is today.

On several occasions we have traveled 600 miles from Fayetteville, NC to Lawrence County to visit family and to add to our search for family history.  The historical information found in the Archives continues to be very beneficial to us.  Thank you for your continued financial and community support to enable the Archives to be available to everyone.

Byron and Carolyn (Sparks) Owens

Fayetteville, NC

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