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In 1945 Indiana prohibited marriage between a white person and anyone with more than one-eighth "Negro blood." Yet Daniel (black) and Anna (white) gave up family, friends, and eventually even country to create a life together. Their 42-year marriage…
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Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, The Bang Bang Brokers tells the story of a hedge fund manager (based on a composite of real life traders) who got rich off of predicting the subprime fallout. His guilt and suicidal impulses lead him to a chance meeting with a Latino Gang, headed by small time weed dealer Ramon (Erik Michael Estrada). In hopes that Ramon will kill him in exchange for the favor, Rolley (played by Donihue) robs a rival Black Gang, earning the pair a ton of…See More
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Zachariah Candler and Waightstill Avery were first land-buyersby Rob Neufeld             “In mid-2010, while compiling the descendant chart for the Zachariah Candler family,” Charles Haller writes in “Pushing the Indians Out,” his book about first developers, “I became interested in Zachariah’s obsession with accumulating land grants issued by the State of North Carolina.”            Zachariah was one of the resident landowners who jumped on the big post-Revolutionary War land sale.            …See More
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Best-selling “Nightingale” author comes with new saga Rave“I’m thrilled to put into your hands the most honest exploration of both human frailty and resilience that I have ever read,” St. Martin’s Executive V-P and Publisher, Jennifer Enderlin says about Kristin Hannah’s novel, “The Great Alone.”  The publisher is betting the bank on this one. What aboutHannah writes evocative woman’s sagas, and her previous novel, “The Nightingale,” about two sisters surviving Nazi-occupied France, was No. 4…See More
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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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A meaningful tour of East Asheville   PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at…

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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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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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How're 1990s nature issues faring now?

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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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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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