Caldwell County furniture factory ablaze

Caldwell County furniture factory ablaze

There are 19 comments on the The Charlotte Observer story from Jul 12, 2006, titled Caldwell County furniture factory ablaze. In it, The Charlotte Observer reports that:

A family-owned upholstery plant where less than a dozen people worked went up in flames this evening, with the heavy fire causing the roof to collapse amid a residential neighborhood.

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Down the road

Angier, NC

#1 Jul 13, 2006
Did the same people own the business 20 years ago when it burned?
raisingean

Tempe, AZ

#2 Jul 13, 2006
Down the road wrote:
Did the same people own the business 20 years ago when it burned?
The business Carolina Classic Ulpholstery isn't owned by same people who own the building.
raisingean

Tempe, AZ

#3 Jul 13, 2006
I don't know if the owners of the building now are the same owners of the building then.
Hearing things

United States

#4 Jul 13, 2006
raisingean wrote:
I don't know if the owners of the building now are the same owners of the building then.
I don't know if its true or not, someone told me Whitey McCall owned the building.
Boomer

North Wilkesboro, NC

#5 Jul 13, 2006
What is "Whitey" McCall's real first name?
HARRIS WINS

Angier, NC

#6 Jul 13, 2006
I THINK IT IS JERRY, I MAY BE WRONG
What you say

Atlanta, GA

#7 Jul 13, 2006
the building burnt about 1984 I believe when it was Mastercraft Furniture owned by Whitey and Larry McCall,lightening struck it real early one morning,I was a vol.fireman and a bad storm rolled through early one winter morning,it was snowing and lightening it was crazy.Then it was rebuilt and used by the Franklins,owners of Franklin Furn.they owned it for many years and I think the gentleman who lost his business the other day bought it from them,not sure,but its sad for any American to lose their job.
Boomer

North Wilkesboro, NC

#8 Jul 14, 2006
What you say: You are so right. It is sad to think that people literally lost all they had and have to start all over again. It isn't easy these days to do that. Jobs are scarce and creditors ferocious. My heart goes out to the Mitchums.
Harris will win

Angier, NC

#9 Jul 14, 2006
Which Mitchums are they. First names and family?
wally mitchum

Wilkesboro, NC

#10 Jul 16, 2006
Down the road wrote:
Did the same people own the business 20 years ago when it burned?
NO WE WERE ONLY IN THAT BUILDING 7 YEARS
wally mitchum

Wilkesboro, NC

#11 Jul 16, 2006
Harris will win wrote:
Which Mitchums are they. First names and family?
MY NAME IS WALLY MITCHUM I WAS THE OWNER OF CAROLINA CLASSIC MY SON WALLY JR.ALSO HELPED ME SO IF PEOPLE WILL PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM TO.I KNOW IT IS BAD WHAT HAPPEN BUT GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL AND HE WILL HELP US THROUGH IT
Boomer

Moore, SC

#12 Jul 17, 2006
Mr. Mitchum: My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I commend you for your attitude and faith. Your son is probably still in shock and will see eventually that good things can come from bad things happening. If we aren't too personally invasive, did you own the buillding or did someone else own it? May God bless you and keep you in his hand.
Elsie

United States

#13 Jul 17, 2006
wally mitchum wrote:
<quoted text>MY NAME IS WALLY MITCHUM I WAS THE OWNER OF CAROLINA CLASSIC MY SON WALLY JR.ALSO HELPED ME SO IF PEOPLE WILL PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM TO.I KNOW IT IS BAD WHAT HAPPEN BUT GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL AND HE WILL HELP US THROUGH IT
That is the truth.My prayers are with you.Is it known what started the fire?
wally mitchum

Wilkesboro, NC

#14 Jul 17, 2006
Boomer wrote:
Mr. Mitchum: My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I commend you for your attitude and faith. Your son is probably still in shock and will see eventually that good things can come from bad things happening. If we aren't too personally invasive, did you own the buillding or did someone else own it? May God bless you and keep you in his hand.
I DID OWN THE BUILDING I GOT IT FROM CHARLIE FRANKIN ABOUT 7 YEARS AGO,THEY THINK THE FIRE STARTED FROM A LIGHT,THEY ARE HAVING IT CHECKED.AS SOON AS I KNOW I WILL POST IT.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS
WALLY MITCHUM
Vote 4 Harris

Wake Forest, NC

#15 Jul 18, 2006
Thank you Mr. Mitchum for clearing that up for us. I hope that you will be able to set up business again very soon. This kind of thing should not happen to anyone.
MIKE MURPHY

United States

#16 Jul 18, 2006
HEY WALLY THIS IS MIKE! JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW ME AND MY FAMILY ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOURS! THE LORD WILL ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS HE HAS MINE! KEEP IN TOUCH! SINCIERLY THE MURPHY'S!
dudley

Simpsonville, SC

#17 Dec 21, 2008
Everyone please pray for the Mitchums! They are having a tough time again! PLEASE! They are and will always be in our prayers. They are a wonderful family! We all LOVE you guys!
Lori

Greer, SC

#18 Dec 21, 2008
They sure are :( I just cant imagine what they must be feeling right now. They are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Wally Mitchum

Walstonburg, NC

#19 Feb 11, 2012
On July 12,2006 I lost my factory Carolina Classic.It was a tough time.on Dec. 17 2008 I lost my middle son Brian Steven Mitchum,he was just 28,and had 2 little girls.I can;t express the pain and hurt I was going thru,Put I knew God had a plan for me.It has been over 3 years since Brian died,I still miss him.God has allowed me to help many familys who have lost loved ones,and also talk to people about loving their kids know matter what they are going thru,you just let them know you love them.Because when you lose someone close you always wich you would have done some things different.So love your kids and your family because you don;t relize what you have until its got.Let people know now what they mean to you.By the way God has been so good to me,we are getting our business going again and He is opening doors for us ,and I praise my Savior Jesus Christ every day for all he does.In closing God has giving me peace in my heart that one day I will see my son again.I can;t wait.To God be the glory great things He has done.

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