The life of an industrious Haywood County sharecropper, and the future of his family, was greatly affected by a New Deal program. Read the story..
Kephart play buzz
Is Gary Carden's play about Horace Kephart controversial? It's being staged Sun., July 31, 2 p.m. at UNCA; and Carden will be there to talk about it. Learn more.
Invention of Nature
Andrea Wulf's new book signals a sea change in society's thinking, reviving Alexander von Humboldt, the inventor of the concept of ecosystems, and showcasing a pantheon of natural history geniuses. Wulf's at Malaprop's, Sun., May 1. Read more.
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The father from Fletcher served in the NC 25th. Learn a little about him and his family.
An 1877 diary reveals what it was like to come to Asheville for early treatment at Dr. Gleitsmann's sanitarium. His pamphlet displayed the view of Asheville to the left. Read more.
Tornadoes in WNC
Since 1950, only a couple of tornadoes have caused injuries in this region; and one caused a shocking couple of deaths. Read about it.
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Stories on Asheville's Front Porch hosts Tom Chalmers, Pack Place's Rhino Courtyard, Jul. 23.
Clare Hanrahan (left) presents "The Half-Life of a Free Radical," Firestorm Café & Books,
Jeff and Ann VanderMeer (right) and
other Shared World authors read their works,
Malaprop's, Jul. 30.
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