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AHS football team, first year of integration

Asheville High integration played out on the football teamby Rob Neufeld Part 1 of 2             “We should have had a championship team,” Willie Ray, now a pastor, says about the 1969 Asheville High School football team for which he played on the offensive and defensive lines.            That was the…See More
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Feb 25
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Gary Neil Carden at A-B Tech

March 6, 2015 at 7pm to March 7, 2015 at 2pm
WNC Historical Association will sponsor a concert (staged) reading of Gary Carden's play, "The Raindrop Waltz" in the Ferguson Auditorium on March 6th at 7:00 and March 7th at 2:00pm. The playwright will attend the performances and will enter into a dialogue with the audience about the autobiographical content of the play. A-B Tech is on 340 Victoria Road in Asheville.See More
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Reading cancelled tonight at Black Mountain

February 19, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
The reading on Thursday, Feb 19 of David Madden's new book at the Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled. See More
Feb 19
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Madden Reads from Latest Collection of Short Stories at Monte Vista Hotel

February 19, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
The Black Mountain Authors Guild will present local author David Madden reading from his collection of short stories, The Last Bizarre Tale­, Thursday, February 19, 6pm, at the Monte Vista Hotel. With titles like “Who Killed Harpo Marx?” and “James Agee Never Lived in This House,” Maddens stories range wide over time, geography, and the human soul. In “The Last Bizarre Tale,” for example, a young man witnesses strange behavior involving a corpse that has hung on a hook in a funeral home garage…See More
Feb 9
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Feb 9
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Earth Week Celebration in Andrews NC at Andrews NC, various location throughout the town

April 22, 2015 to April 26, 2015
A special celebration honoring the local and regional talents of Andrews NC and Cherokee County, featuring author readings and book signings by Gary Carden, Wayne Caldwell, Anna Berenyi and hopefully more authors of Appalachia. Drummings, Native American crafts, Nature walks, Backyard remedies, Native Bees, Animals of the Forest, Country and Blue Grass Music and so much more.See More
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Jan 28
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award at Asheville Renaissance Hotel

February 7, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm
Honoring Author Robert Morgan for his selected work"The Road From Gap Creek". The presentation of the award includes a reading followed by a reception.For more informationSee More
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An Evening with Barbara Woodall at Splendor Mountain at Splendor Mountain

January 27, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Barbara Taylor Woodall was born and raised in Rabun County Georgia. This county touches both North Carolina and South Carolina, so you can already guess it was a special place to grow a child. Barbara wrote about her life as a child and the wonderful people God joined her to as she grew and learned. It's Not My Mountain Anymore tells some of these stories. Barbara will share from her book and from her life, June 6, 2015 at Splendor Mountain.See More
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David Joy Presents His Debut Novel at City Lights Bookstore

March 6, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Webster author, David Joy will present his new novel on Friday, March 6th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  Where All Light Tends to Go, a staff pick of both Chris and Eon, is set in Jackson County and tells the story of Jacob McNeely, a young man who is in a fight against his fate. “Expertly balancing beauty and brutality, David has written a novel that stays with the reader long after the final page has been read.  Where All Light Tends to Go, though very much an Appalachian tale, is…See More
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Sharyn McCrumb advent

October, Sharyn McCrumb reveals new ballad novel that plumbs mountain tradition in unsuspected ways. (See trailer.) She's at Belk Library, ASU, Oct. 6, with Charlotte Ross, inspiration for Nora Bonesteel.

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Cats consume Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell is at three locations with new book of poems in which cats command attention

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Former slaves recall slavery

Asheville, 1937: four former slaves recall a past that hurts. Click on photo for more info.

Historic photo

What kind of kid grew up to build the Jackson Building? Read background story, see larger image.

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Great Smokies Review

New issue of Great Smokies Review features Caralyn Davis, David Schulman, Cathy Argella, Tina Barr & others..

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Grant for Sandburg

The National Park Foundation gives grant to Sandburg site for Active Trails program

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Who's Reading What in WNC?

See what book discussion groups in the region are gathering to talk about in October. Click on the image to learn more.

New books from WNC

See about new books by WNC authors, including Bearwallow by Jeremy Jones; Firehammer by Ric Hunter; and Stones of Remembrance by 7 authors.

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Welcome readers to your world--your place, programs, and website--with a sponsored feature in this spot.

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Features

Gail Godwin on Publishing

The acclaimed Asheville-raised author tells about her writing life and the changing world of publishing through a half century of stories.  Read about it.

Ellison on Kephart, 3.0

In the 3rd expanded edition of Our Southern Hjghlanders, George Ellison has written a 60-page intro that brings new insight to the legacy.  Read more.

George Ella Lyon

The Kentucky author talks about her life, work, and causes.  Read the interview.

War vet bird artist

Michael Francis Reagan creates a fiction that stems from WNC mountains and contributes to war veterans' expressive efforts.  Read review.

Clear-cutting Year One

What year did the clear-cutting of our forests begin?  What myths have been spread about mountain people?  Read the logging story.

 

 

Integration on gridiron

Integration at Asheville High School in 1969 may have best realized on the football field. Read about it.

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Lumbermen in WNC

The lumber tycoons who logged WNC woods around 1900 were giants in the capitalist mode; and the temporary crews they hired were rough.  Read story.

History obsessions, 2015

Here's a list of some of the history stories I'll be dwelling on in 2015--I think they'll interest you all very much--Rob

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Community and Local History

Cherokee pottery survey by experts

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian presents “Cherokee Pottery: Three Thousand Years of Cherokee Science and Art,” Fri., Oct. 17, 2 pm. Read more.

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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Book and author features

See week's calendar of events.

Mac McClelland (right) presents her PTSD memoir, "Irritable Hearts," Malaprop's, Mar. 4.

Roger Meadows presents a new mystery novel, "A Chance Encounter," Haywood Co. Library, Mar. 11.

Keith Flynn (left) celebrates the Asheville
Poetry Review
's 20th anniversary, Malaprop's,
                                        Mar. 14.

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Blog Posts

Tribute to Ashley

Posted by Christine Lajewski on November 22, 2014 at 9:43am

Cherokee pottery survey Oct 17

Posted by Rob Neufeld on October 14, 2014 at 5:11pm

"Loy's Loonies," a new series of zany books

Posted by James D. Loy on October 2, 2014 at 2:52pm

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on September 23, 2014 at 4:08pm

Harnees Racing ( Poem )

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on September 21, 2014 at 6:53am

What will make you go to a history museum?

Posted by Rob Neufeld on September 9, 2014 at 2:30am

Kids Love For Animals

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 26, 2014 at 4:13pm

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 25, 2014 at 7:56am

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