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Act 5, Scene 1: Irene's Twilight Zone

Act 5, Scene 1: Irene’s Twilight Zone See whole poem, "The Main Show," and index of scenes.  (Spotlight opens on the lobby of the theater.  Characters who remain in the lobby enter the theater, which remains dark.  Joan the nurse tells the tour guide to also go in, and the narrator hangs back awhile.) Joan: Go ahead in. I’ll stay with my patient.Anyway, this is a family…See More
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Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciation by Rob Neufeld IMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse…

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Dave Minneman and a sense of justice by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author…

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Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock road by Rob Neufeld               If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Fl…

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Hollywood Pictures Inc in Fairview

In the 1920's it seemed the whole country was caught up in excitement about films and Hollywood.    Asheville and Western North Carolina we…

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The Cherokee and the Colonists

The Epic of the Cherokee and the Colonists             Hernando De Soto stopped in Asheville in 1541             When the Spanish conquist…

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Bent Creek, the 4-part story

Bent Creek: The forest, the cemetery and the settlers previously published as 4 parts in Asheville Citizen-Times by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAP…

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Writer Olive Dargan rises from obscurity

The bag lady of Almond was a literary light by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Olive Tilford Dargan about the time she published her first accl…

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Burton Street students 1925

­HISTORIC PHOTO   Burton Street School students c. 1925 The Burton Street Community Center occupies a building that served as the second Bu…

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Zachariah Candler and Waightstill Avery were first land-buyers by Rob Neufeld               “In mid-2010, while compiling the descendant ch…

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After 25 years, these nature stories still percolate by Rob Neufeld, Dec. 2017 PHOTO CAPTION: Bob Gale and Ashby Gale in an old-growth oa…

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Akzona Building excavation 1978

­HISTORIC PHOTO   Akzona Building excavation 1978   On Sept. 30, 1970, American Enka, International Salt Company, and Organon, Inc. merged…

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African-American music in Asheville

Asheville's African-American music mecca by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, inclu…

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