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The German experience settling WNC 1 Reply

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The history of Oakley

Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History May 13, 2016.



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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by mountain life in North Carolin...
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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections.  Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
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Writers at Home at Malaprops at Malaprops

March 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
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Reading by Poet Bianca Spriggs at Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

March 30, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release info is at…See More
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HESTER      Growing up in Asheville,  N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “       My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike…See More
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Blind Man's Bluff

According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
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Bob Plott replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Hunters and Plott hounds
"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
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Cherokee Confederates by Terrell Garren

Cherokee Confederates by Terrell Garren (See Garren's Civil War blog.  See his member page.)   The following text was presented as a speech…

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Battle of Asheville, Apr. 6, 1865

Annual commemoration on Botanical Gardens site inspires continual research See also the historical insights of Col. J. H. Lovelace, Founder…

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2 May 21, 2015
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Cherokee Confederates by Terrell Garren

Cherokee Confederates by Terrell Garren (See Garren's Civil War blog.  See his member page.)   The following text was presented as a speech…

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0 Oct 7, 2012

On May 31, 1862, WNC boys were at the front of the battle for Richmond

Remember the dead and survivors at Seven Pines by Rob Neufeld             The 16th camped in swamps and fought at Seven Pines              …

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0 Feb 23, 2012

Deep Creek Civil War Battle Committee

I am pleased to announce the foramtion of an informal, ad hoc Committee to recognize and mark the Deep Creek Battle site. Ideas under consi…

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21 Jun 15, 2011
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Senior Reserves in the Civil War

Old men left farms to hold off the Union Army by Rob Neufeld               More North Carolina Civil War soldiers come to life as the Offic…

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0 Apr 26, 2011

Cherokee County boys got captured and released at Strawberry Plains

Cherokee County boys fought the bridge burners in the Civil War by Rob Neufeld See Terrell Garren's Civil War Research blog.              …

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3 Mar 16, 2011
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North Carolina Civil War fatalities

People lie but numbers don't.   The old saying applies more in some cases than in others. The quantification of Civil War deaths will demon…

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0 Aug 19, 2010

Battle of Asheville commemoration text

Col. J. H. Lovelace, Founder, Senior Field and Staff Officer and event organizer of the Battle of Asheville Commemorative Corps contributes…

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0 Apr 8, 2010

Tour of Civil War sites in WNC

This is a collection of the four articles that composed a series in the Asheville Citizen-Times "Visiting Our Past" column, Summer, 2009. S…

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17 Oct 8, 2009
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How do we teach Civil War history?

The history of the 25th NC Troops--a WNC regiment--exemplifies how staggeringly long their and others' odysseys had been. The episode--alon…

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14 Jun 3, 2009
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