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Storm Causes Damage At Historic Site - Brevard, NC


Last updated 9/27/2017 at 2:39pm

Matt McGregor

Karen Palmer inspects the damage at the historic Old King Cemetery in Brevard.

In the windy wake of Hurricane Irma, a felled oak tree shattered a piece of Brevard's history.

"I was fast asleep, and I heard an enormous crash," said Karen Palmer, who lives in a home behind St. Philip's Episcopal Church at the end of St. Philips Lane, beside a private cemetery, known as the Old King Cemetery.

The next morning, Palmer went outside to investigate and found the tree she suspected would, at some point, fall on Rice Street Community Garden adjacent to the cemetery, had instead fallen on one of the oldest and largest tombstones in the graveyard.

Palmer moved into the home b...

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