704 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 704 AREA CODE
704-251-5507
CHARLOTTE, NC
The Online, The OnLine BBS
(1989-1995)
Hugh Lambert
704-252-2145
STATESVILLE, NC
DARK SKULL
(1985)
Forem ST
704-255-0032
CHARLOTTE, NC
ACCESS, Access BBS, Asheville HUB
(1987-1988)
Bill Hines
704-262-1861
CONCORD, NC
Boone HUB, The BNC Connector
(1986-1990)
Bill Schreiber
704-264-7381
Boone, NC
Boone HUB, T-I-E TBBS
(1987-1990)
Blaise AndersonTBBS
"I just happened to search my name (Blaise Anderson) using MSN.COM's search engine and ran across your area code 704 list. To my delight I found my name next to my old BBS (Phil Becker's TBBS software (FIDONET)), T-I-E (The Information Exchange). I ran it on a Tandy 1000 with a 10MB HD, 24/7, on a dedicated phone line. I still talk about the "old days" every now and then. My first (dumb)modem was 300 baud ($300 appox), my second modem was a (smart)Hayes 1200 baud I got from a sysop promo deal($1000 retail)for about $400! Bill Schriber (search your area code 704 list)was my first BBS I connected to sucessfully and motivoted me to start my own. He past away at an early age of 34 in 1990 and so did his and my BBS that same year. This one's for you Bill! I'm 49 and repair PC's for over 20 years in Tennessee. Thanks for the memories sir... You done good!" - Blaise Anderson
704-294-2286
CHARLOTTE, NC
COSMOS TBBS
(1988-1992)
Bob Carswell
704-322-4854
Thek
(1988-1989)
John Bechert
704-332-5439
CHARLOTTE, NC
Apple, Charlotte RBBS
(1985-1988)
Bill Taylor
704-332-7511
CHARLOTTE, NC
The Grapevine
(1988)
Jim Oswell
704-334-4075
Charlotte, NC
Legal Eagle, The Legal Eagle BBS
(1987-1993)
Alan KaplanRBBS
"I ran RBBS and RBBSMail on the Legal Eagle BBS which was part of RBBSNet. It had two lines, with 9600 baud US Robotic HST modems. The board ran as two DOS instances on a 386 running OS/2. The Legal Eagle BBS catered to lawyers in Mecklenburg county, and was made an official method of obtaining court calendars. The attorneys liked to be able to search the WordPerfect files for their names. Like many SysOps in the area, I was a member of the Metrolina Sysops Association. The MSA shared information about abusive users, and if a user was banned on one board, we banned them from all. The group led to some lifelong friends -- I met Joe Venturelli of XLR8ed for the first time as a member of the group." - Alan Kaplan
704-364-3904
CHARLOTTE, NC
The Gamer's Domain
(1987)
GBBS Pro
704-364-5245
CHARLOTTE, NC
ABBS Charlotte
(1983)
704-364-5254
CHARLOTTE, NC
ABBS Charlotte
(1982-1983)
704-365-4311
Charlotte, NC
BBS IBM PC Carlotte, RBBS Charlotte, RBBS IBM PC Charlotte
(1983-1985)
Scott TotaroRBBS
704-373-7966
Charlotte, NC
ABBS WAP, WAPABBS
(1983-1985)
ABBS
704-392-6156
CHARLOTTE, NC
The Outer Marker BBS
(1989)
John Price
704-452-3357
CHARLOTTE, NC
High Tech Center
(1982-1998)
Bob Frady, Walter Bartoo
704-455-1374
Harrisburg, NC
The Total Perspective Vortex
(1987-1991)
Andy LittleWWIV
"I started this on an IBM PS/2 Model 30 (x286) running a 1200 baud modem and a 20MB hard disk. I registered the WWIV software for $50 I think, and started doing mods -- my first foray into C at 11 years old. I can't really remember what I hosted on the BBS, I think it was mostly games and ASCII graphics and a few message boards. Upgraded to Hayes 2400 baud modem after a year. Good times!" - Andy Little
704-455-6571
HARRISBURG, NC
Teacher's Pet Fido
(1987-1988)
Bo BarryFidoNet
704-456-4366
HARRISBURG, NC
PC - 8000 BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
704-482-8012
SHELBY, NC
Cleveland County BBS
(1989)
704-523-3257
CHARLOTTE, NC
Lord of the Rings
(1985)
Greg Livesay
704-527-3379
CHARLOTTE, NC
The Tholian Web, Tholian Web
(1988-1996)
Dave Harrison, David R. HarrisonPCBoard
704-527-6999
CHARLOTTE, NC
Apple User Group
(1989-1991)
Alex Popper
704-537-1304
CHARLOTTE, NC
PC-BBS Charlotte, NC
(1985)
704-537-6075
Charlotte, NC
Personal Touch, The Personal Touch
(1989-1993)
Paul Dedrick, Paul Spike DedrickTelegard/WildCat!
"The Personal Touch BBS was originally set up as a single line in early 1989 using the Telegard BBS software. With the help of a BBS member's MAC {YUK!} I was able to parse out the data of the user list to allow the site to evolve to WildCat! in 1991. Telegard had no export means, and WildCat! needed a certain format, which HyperCard could create.

"With WildCat!, the system was also expanded to 3 lines (3 USR SysOp program 19,200 Courier Dual Standard modems) and a local SysOp login window. It ran on a 286, and later 386SX25 under DOS 6.22 and DesqView for the virtual 'DOS window' nodes. I operated the BBS as a hobby and means of relaxation after my weeks on the road as a field engineer. Eventually I was laid off by my company in January of 1992 and experienced a year of continued unemployment. The only offers I had at the end of 1992 were one from a little company called Microsoft locally in Charlotte, and a company in the Caribbean who shall go un-named. Let's see, Microsoft Windows 95 development team - $17,500 and US taxes, or ?????? - $46,750 and NO TAXES!?!? Well, what would YOU have done?

"I moved to the Caribbean in Feb. 1993, which is when I transferred the BBS software and data backups to John Pierce. He ran the board supposedly until 1997, or thereabouts. I have lost touch with him in the intervening years. I still have the 386SX25 system that ran the personal touch and all the data thereon from the last day of operation. I miss those days, meeting weekly at The Mill on Woodlawn Road and seeing all the users and SysOps and enjoying the amateur talent show.

"I am still in contact with Eric Hasson (Snidely Whiplash of The Mounties BBS) and many of the former users of The Personal Touch BBS. Did I say I miss those days? Oh yeah, last paragraph! Well, I do miss them, and the comeraderie we shared in that fledgling technological period. I just emerged from under the rubble of Hurricane IVAN and have been doing genealogical research. The search truned up my name and I just had to take a look. Thanks for the memories!" - Paul "Spike" Dedrick - SysOp of The Personal Touch BBS (Nov 2, 2004)

704-541-3306
Charlotte, NC
AMIS Southeast, S.A.O.C.N.C., Southeast AMIS BBS, Southeastern AMIS
(1985-1989)
Trent CondelloneAMIS, Comet AMIS
"Southeast AMIS of Charlotte North Carolina, was an unusual boardthat catered to Timex, Atari (of course) and TRS-80's including CoCos... ran on a version of AMIS so modified that it didnt resemble AMIS... called COMET AMIS (home was Comet AMIS of Algonic, MI) written by Matt Pritchard and Tom Johnson with some heavy involvment of myself in certain features. Although there were various, odd, hardware configurations, the board itself always featured multiple message bases, private mail (user to user), a (then) popular BBS News Service that was called something soft News Net and was based out of Indianna and featured updated news and information. It maintained master lists of AMIS boards and one of the most accurate and updated lists of BBS systems in the US, and after BUG quite the "master" AMIS list Southeast carried on for a bit. Had callers from around the world, file downloads, was very progressive for its time and was working on a FIDO net type of thing when it went down. Had an ATR-8000, harddrive, worked on MPP and then later "regular" 3000/1200 baud modems. John Demar of New York State wrote the drivers (for MPP), however the COMET people made them work properly. Charles Marselett of Garland, Texas wrote the DOS (MYDOS I think) to make all the weird hardware work... at one point there was 8 DEC "oct" (as in 8x) drives runnning that used these damn expensive 5.25" special disks, very sensitive to dust,however I liked the Tandem drives. My father was fanatically opposed to my involvement in computers (or anything else), and would shut the system down in the summer the day I went out of town to my grandparents house in the Ozarks backwoods, and would sometimes even get rid of my equipment." - Trent Condollone

"One last thing about Southeast AMIS... most all of the AMIS programs that ran special features such as password protection, were Matt & Toms, although several people "claimed" to have written them, they were just copies of Comet. Comet was the original, and the other "similar" ones all had Matt's back door that was hidden only in his Comet software.... Comet was the finest Atari based system in its day, and deserves to be remembered." - Trent Condollone

704-541-8626
CHARLOTTE, NC
Charlotte HUB, MetroLink, MetroLink Fido
(1986-1988)
Richard EpsonFidoNet
704-541-9909
Charlotte, NC
XLR8ed TBBS, XLR8ed BBS
(1987-1990)
Joe VenturelliTBBS Multiline
"The XLR8ed BBS started life as a 2 Line TBBS system running on a TRS80 Model 3 with a 10MG Hard drive. It was sold to me by Peter Paul who used it to run the Night Shift BBS in Staten Island NY. Around 1988 I upgraded TBBS to the IBM version for about $249 and put 4 Hayes 2400 Smart modems online. As time went on, added USR Courier 14.4 etc. to replace the Hayes. It was the only BBS in town that you could mail in $1 and get a fully printed user manual mailed to your house. XLR8ed was part of Fidonet and Usenet towards the latter part of 1990." - Joe Venturelli
704-542-5135
CHARLOTTE, NC
Scorpio, SCORPIO BBS
(1989-1994)
Wayne CookPCBoard
704-543-6641
CHARLOTTE, NC
Comstar, COMSTAR-1000
(1989-1996)
Todd FaulknerQuickBBS
704-547-4185
CHARLOTTE, NC
Teacher's Pet Fido
(1986)
Bo BarryFidoNet
704-552-6971
CHARLOTTE, NC
The Chatter Box
(1988-1989)
Dennis D'Annunzio
704-553-7420
Charlotte, NC
Syndicate
(1985)
AMIS
704-553-9534
CHARLOTTE, NC
Charlotte HUB, MetroLina Net, MetroLink, Metrolink of charlotte, NC Net
(1988-1991)
Richard Epson, Richard Epson-Nelms
704-554-1102
CHARLOTTE, NC
THE JOB LIST BBS
(1987)
704-563-9234
CHARLOTTE, NC
Shadowland II
(1987-1989)
Richard Cook
704-567-9513
CHARLOTTE, NC
Transporter Rm, Transporter Room Pod II, TranspRm
(1989-1996)
Ed MarquisQuickBBS
704-598-9611
Charlotte, NC
Christian Star, Christian Star TBBS, The Christian Star
(1985-1995)
Jace Carlson
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Charlotte, North Carolina since 01/85. Sysop: Jace Carlson. Using TBBS 2.2 with 6 lines on MS-DOS with 1200 MB storage. Hayes at 28800 bps. $50.00 Annual fee. Christian networking Galore! Online database, files, and message conferences devoted to Christian Apologetics, Cult Information & Research, Bible Studies, and much, much, more! Teen Help & Christian Singles sections, UltraChat, and Multi-Player Games.
704-637-6906
SALISBURY, NC
Emerg. Services, N.C. Emerg. Services, NC Emerg Svc , NC EMS (379/308), NC EMS BBS, North Carolina EMS BBS
(1988-1997)
Wayne AshworthRBBS
704-657-5415
CAROLEEN, NC
PC Users BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
704-667-8021
CHARLOTTE, NC
AFRBBS, Armed Forces , Armed Forces Reunion BBS
(1988-1996)
Herb ReithWildcat
704-685-7887
CHARLOTTE, NC
MountainSoft
(1988)
704-688-2472
CHARLOTTE, NC
The Holler BBS
(1982-1998)
Jim Nowak
704-784-8090
CONCORD, NC
The Concord RBBS
(1989)
Tim Smith
704-825-5968
BELMONT, NC
Charlotte Host BBS, MetroLina Net, Piedmont QuickBBS, Quickaccess, QuickAccess!
(1989-1994)
Cary Howell
704-825-6201
BELMONT, NC
Pontefex
(1988-1989)
Ron Millar
704-827-2778
MOUNT HOLLY, NC
OmniScope
(1989-1996)
Mark ComptonRBBS
704-873-5140
STATESVILLE, NC
RBBS IBM PC Statesville
(1984-1985)
704-889-8903
PINEVILLE, NC
B I Z N E T (tm), MetroLina Echomail
(1989)
Jim Oswell
704-937-7736
GROVER, NC
Futura
(1989-1994)
Jeff Ward
704-963-7772
CHARLOTTE, NC
The HomePlace QuickBBs
(1989-1990)
David Sargeant
39 Sysops currently listed.
52 BBSes Listed.