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The German experience settling WNC 1 Reply

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The history of Oakley

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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
Mar 11
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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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"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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Save the bonobos movement includes Asheville conservationist

Saving the bonobos author and Asheville bonobo activist   The new Book Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Ma…

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0 Oct 9, 2013

Parkway Playhouse presents “A History of Burnsville,” May 4

Parkway Playhouse, a WNC theater located in Burnsville, NC, launches the world premiere of a new historical play, “A History of Burnsville,…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Apr 13, 2013

Cherokee Indian Heritage program, April 6, 3 p.m.

Folklorist Dr. Barbara Reimensynder Duncan will present a program on Cherokee Indian heritage at the Haywood County Public Library in Wayne…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Apr 3, 2013

Swannanoa Valley Museum opens with new WNC music exhibit, 4/13

On Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m., the Swannanoa Valley Museum in Black Mountain will open for the season with several new exhibits, includin…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Mar 19, 2013

WNC Art Pottery Program at A-B Tech, April 4, 7 p.m.

The WNC Historical Association presents an evening with Rodney Leftwich, a popular WNC potter, on April 4, 7 p.m., in Ferguson Auditorium o…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Mar 19, 2013

“Unveiling Our Treasures” program at Mars Hill College, Feb. 27

On Feburary 27, 3 p.m., Mars Hill College’s Ramsey Center for Regional Studies will present “Pathways in Congregational Song, 1860-1960” as…

Started by Kristina Blackford

1 Feb 26, 2013
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4th annual {Re}HAPPENING event, April 6th

The Media Arts Project and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center present the 4th annual {Re}HAPPENING event, a celebration of Black M…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Feb 24, 2013

Documentary Premiere: The Day Carl Sandburg Died

From press release PBS and UNC-TV will proudly premiere a new documentary focused of the riveting life, death, and legacy of the self-proc…

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0 Sep 19, 2012


WARNING: October 28, 2011 4:55 pm. Somehow, there is hacker, or a virus on this site. I have an email that is dedicated only for The Read o…

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1 Oct 30, 2011
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Aiding Darfur and stopping genocide

Daoud Hari, a Darfur native and spokesperson, came to Mars Hill College (Aug. 31 and Sept. 1), and now he has gone, having made a big impac…

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0 Sep 5, 2009


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