Down by the Catawba River Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist Updated: Dec. 8, 2017, 1 a.m. COPY Driving north on U.S. 21 toward a “very small town,” I watch the land change. Hills rise into view. Large rocks protrude from the ground. ∞ views ∞ views Would you like to read this article and use one of your 0 remaining views? Read Enjoy great local journalism? Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in Log In To Read Subscribe to access more great content! Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in Latest Column: Go, Greta! Column: The back roads of the South Column: Deck the halls Column: Need a last-minute gift?