Tag Archives: southern gothic

Caswell County heiress slain by serpent

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. — Miss Cordelia Arrington Pritchard, 82, went home to the Lord on Wednesday. Battling bravely to the very last, she fell prey to renal necrosis that resulted from a venomous bite. In a fluke accident, the departed had been repeatedly bitten by a cottonmouth that had been awakened from his hibernation by unseasonably warm weather- […]

Sunbury Press RELUCTANTLY signs southern gothic horror series

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — In his LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, in 1919, author Asa Pritchard commanded his executors that his series be published within their lifetimes —- lest a curse fall upon them. Initially dismissive, as one  after another met withTRAGIC END, the remaining descendents hastened their efforts to comply, though, every attempt was met with disregard, some […]