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Dividing Ridge: The Unsolved Murder of Elva Brannock
by Stacy N. Hawks
Publication Date: March 1, 2021
Dividing Ridge Books
Paperback & eBook; 180 pages
Genre: Historical Mystery
Dividing Ridge is based on a true story of an unsolved crime that took place along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Alleghany, N.C. in 1937. After a young woman goes missing on her way to school a community is left on edge. With news spreading quickly of her disappearance and gossip swirling, it is up to local law enforcement to restore a sense of safety and one determined Sheriff to bring justice to her family.
About the Author
Stacy Hawks is a resident of Alleghany County, North Carolina located in the Blue Ridge mountains. After graduating Alleghany High School as an NC Scholar, Stacy received her Associate of Arts Degree from Wilkes Community College, NC, a Bachelor of Arts in History Cum Laude from Brevard College, NC and a Masters of Education from Lynchburg, VA. In her spare time Stacy enjoys researching local history, writing poetry, and is an avid reader about the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. She also enjoys photography and has sat on local boards in either secretarial or leadership roles. In 2008 Stacy completed a research paper while attending Brevard College. The focused Stacy’s interest in the creation of the Blue Ridge Parkway and how it shaped Northwestern NC. She is also an Author in Residence for Appalachian Memory Keepers and her articles will be featured on their site in January 2019 discussing the history of places, events, and people of the rural mountain community she calls home. Stacy is the author of Dividing Ridge: The Unsolved Murder of Elva Brannock, a historical fiction novel based on a true crime that took place in Alleghany County, NC in 1937.