If you are going to immerse yourself in a Deep South small town, in 1960, follow the lead of Chris Brookhouse in his new novel, “Finn,” which begins with a funeral procession....Brookhouse presents his novel at Captain's Bookshelf, 5:30. May 26.
Miss Julia's social comedy
Ann B. Ross' 16th Miss Julia novel is a comedy of manners as a comedy of errors in small-town, fictional Abbottsville. Read review. See about upcoming appearances
Monumental reflections on Pack Square
Talk about the Vance Monument and a corresponding African-American Heritage monument raises questions about the purposes monuments serve. Read more.
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Read about the working class history of the region; and about Dr. David Whisnant's talk on the subject, Thurs., Mar 26, at the Mars Hill College.
McKinney family legacy of joy
Through several generations in Mitchell County, the McKinneys have passed on a legacy. Read story.
Hogs on our mind
Story about how hogs shaped WNC culture refers to John Weaver, Robert Morgan, & Tipper Pressley.
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Susan Boyer (left) presents "Lowcountry Barnyard," Fountainhead Bookstore, May 22.
Poets Alice Osborn, Luke Hankins, Katherine Soniat (right), Erik Ekstrand read their works, Black Mountain College Museum, May 23. $8.
Mary Alice Monroe presents "The Summer's
End," Malaprop's, May 26; Blue Ridge Books,
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