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..
Erik Larson & suspense
Larson, author of such non-fiction narratives as Devil in the White City, comes to Asheville, March 23, to talk about Dead Wake, his Lusitania story, now out in trade paper. Read interview and see about event.
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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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.
Vanderbilt Shirt Company
There was a factory in downtown Asheville, 1946-1968. It employed many women. Read about it.
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Jeff and Ann VanderMeer (right) and other Shared World authors read their works, Malaprop's, Jul. 30.
Stories on Asheville's Front Porch
hosts Kathi Littlejohn, Pack Place's
Rhino Courtyard, Jul. 23.
The Autumn Players perform Gary Carden's
(left) production on Horace Kephart,
"Outlander," UNC:A's Reuter Center, Jul. 31. $6.
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