Slower, quiet life in rural eastern NC
I have lived in the area of Fountain for many years. Its one of those small, old country towns with one lighted intersection - intersection of Highway NC 222 and US 258. There is a working post office, had a BB&T bank (it is gone now--go figure), two small country stores, town admin bldg, and a water tower. It is reminiscent of the many small eastern NC towns in that there are a handful of old, closed businesses on main street. Quite often owned by older individuals with money, which are unwilling to sale to younger entrepreneurs. So the handful of stores just sit there locked-up, without life and decaying. Most of the time they just become storage for the owner's junk of the yesteryear.
Although there are a couple nice homes and a handful (and I mean only a handful) of larger homes in the town, many of the houses are a touch over 1,000 ft^2 and in need of maintenance, paint and just a little TLC.
The older individuals which live in or near Fountain Read More