Corking the flow of whiskey

Full story: Asheville Citizen-Times

For years, a job in law enforcement in Western North Carolina meant tracking down moonshiners and trying to cork the flow of their illegal whiskey trade.

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“BEAT A PAIR OF JACK'S & A FOX ”

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#1
Feb 11, 2007
 
INTERESTING STORY.
I'LL DRINK TO THAT!!!!!
kathy

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Feb 11, 2007
 
Great article. More articles and pictures need to be in the Living section of the paper each week. From all sections of WNC. I bet if you ask people to write in about their memories they would or call you too. There is "too much of the past" that is not being preserved and written down. While it might mean extra work, I also think that you'd find people in each county that would be willing to do that work and help with preserving the past.

“A Normal Southern Girl”

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Feb 11, 2007
 
I'd rather go back to the old days than have it the way it is now. Between these damned yankee transplants and the chamber of commerce, we have liquor EVERYWHERE. It's even drunk on the streets on Fridays in the summer.

Bring back good old Southern Bible Belt decency!
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Feb 11, 2007
 
ban alcohol and let's bring back interbreeding.
Dunnin

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Feb 11, 2007
 
I sometimes think that is still alive, rickm.(eyeroll) The last sentence, I mean.
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Feb 12, 2007
 
great example

“Dimensions Beyond Left & Right”

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Feb 12, 2007
 
The "old Bible Belt decency" was full of drunkards, lynchings, prostitution and hate mongering covered over by a veneer of dressing up on Sunday and praying out loud in public. People weren't living the teachings of Jesus anymore then than they are now.

“A Normal Southern Girl”

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Feb 12, 2007
 
My, the new arrival yankee transplants just can't help dumpiong on their adopted home, huh? And they probably think the South is "improved" because of them. Well, I was in Walmart last night and the checkout gal was weary. She said this was the worst day she'd worked there. I said "I guess Sundays are pretty busy". She said "that wasn't the problem. It was all the rudness, all these transplant yankees and their NY attitude. That was the problem". Now this fine lady is a WNC native. And she is paying the price for the welcoming style we have here. Southern hospitality. These NYers take niceness as weakness, and try to run all over us. I say, don't build a fence just along the Mexican and Canadian borders, build a tall fence on the Mason-Dixon line to keep these rude yankees out.

Too much liquor in Asheville! The last thing we need here are a bunch of NY transplant walking around drunk. They are obnoxious enough when they are sober.:)

Many parts of the Bible are timeless. The types of people, for instance. The drunks, whoremongers, etc the person above refers to are represented today by the yankee transplants.

BRING BACK SANE, BIBLE-BELT LIQUOR LAWS!
Kendal McDevitt

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Feb 19, 2007
 
I'm curious to know if there is a high rate of alcoholism among those families whose ancestors were involved in the moonshine trade. Some of my family members were moonshiners, and we have alcoholism throughout that side of the family.

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

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Feb 19, 2007
 
Nora Jean,
Luv ya, Just luv ya. Been waitin' a while to "uncork" this on. Try to smile!

GREAT RELIGIOUS TRUTHS
1. Muslims do not recognize Judaism as a religion.
2. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
3. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.
4. Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store or at Hooters.

Smiley face. Smiley face. Smiley face

“Dimensions Beyond Left & Right”

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Feb 19, 2007
 
reasonable wrote:
GREAT RELIGIOUS TRUTHS
1. Muslims do not recognize Judaism as a religion.
2. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
3. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.
4. Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store or at Hooters.
Whoa, reasonable -- that is just too funny! Gotta remember that one for all my Baptist relatives and friends!

:-)

“Dimensions Beyond Left & Right”

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Feb 19, 2007
 
Kendal McDevitt wrote:
I'm curious to know if there is a high rate of alcoholism among those families whose ancestors were involved in the moonshine trade. Some of my family members were moonshiners, and we have alcoholism throughout that side of the family.
My great uncle was heavily involved in the moonshine trade in Buncombe County from the late 1800s to around the 1940s. He was rather infamous in his trade, but I have no reason to believe he was alcoholic.

I believe several uncles as well as my grandfather were, to a lesser degree, inclined to drink moonshine themselves, although they were not in the business. My grandmother kept it in the house for medicinal reasons (courtesy of her brother). I know of only one blood relative who was alcoholic -- a first cousin. Her mother (my aunt) married an alcoholic (a painter by trade) and the daughter took after the father, apparently. He died of alcoholism and she also died of complications from alcoholism.

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

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Feb 19, 2007
 
AshevilleNative,
Thanx. Maybe my all-time favorite!

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Feb 19, 2007
 
Kendal McDevitt wrote:
I'm curious to know if there is a high rate of alcoholism among those families whose ancestors were involved in the moonshine trade. Some of my family members were moonshiners, and we have alcoholism throughout that side of the family.
my gr. grandpappy and his brothers were big into shine. I never heard of them having any drinking problems. now their mother drank quite a bit, but as far as alcholism stemming from shine, I really don't know. I don't think I would be an alcholic if that was all there was to drink. Its fine when ya need it for medicine or maybe a little nerve tonic now and then. "Hic" or just to be a tad sociable.

my family line had bootleggers, Baptist preachers, revenuers, some more preachers and quite a few other undesirables. Thye would get drunk and shoot eachother or just kneal down and pray they didn't get shot and then what them was left would arrest them. Keeping it all in the family!! So I don't know if they were alcholics or not.'hic'

am trying to be a little silly here. so don't go a-pickin on me!!
Dunnin

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Feb 19, 2007
 
Jeez, Norajean, to see good old southern bible belt behaviors on Sunday, work in a restaurant as a server after they all leave church.(eyeroll).

I know there are good ones, but some of the holy rollers need to turn their butts right back around and go back thru the doors on their church building and pray for themselves.(eyeroll)

Reasonable, I loved that. And it is true.(wink)

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