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Skyline Memories

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By Kim Hasty

“I would go with friends on Friday and Saturday nights. It was nice to be up so high and see the city lights. That was the biggest attraction,” Debra Glascock Rickstrom, Seventy- First High School, Class of 1974.

“The Skyline was a fantastic place to go, meet new people, and dance. When you were at the Skyline, you felt like you were in a big city. It was very ahead of its time for Fayetteville. The music was great,” – Anna Fasul Finch, who added that even recording artist B.J. Thomas came into the club one night.

Wayne Carpenter said he had a blast working as a bartender at the Skyline. He remembers one evening when the elevator got stuck between floors, stranding people who were packed in like polyester-clad sardines for an hour. “That’s how they always used to come up and how they used to come down,” he said. “Max up and max down.”

“The disco ball at the top with the lights really set the tone,” Catharine Brown, Terry Sanford High School Class of 1976.

"It was kind f nice beign up high and being able to see the skyline of the city."

Linda Parrous Higgins, Terry Sanford High School Class of 1977

Martha Broadfoot Bock, a member of the Terry Sanford High School Class of 1977, who is now executive director of Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation’s Stanton Hospitality House, enjoyed the music and the dancing at the Skyline. But she wasn’t one of those around when the fluorescent lights would come on around 1:30 in the morning, signaling it was time to leave.
“I had a curfew,” she said. “I had to be home before it closed.”


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