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Author Becca Stevens to Speak in Asheville

The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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Ministry & Mission Conference Featuring Author Becca Stevens at First Baptist Church, Asheville

May 3, 2014 from 8:30am to 4pm
The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire is an Appalachian novel. The author, William Roy Pipes, author of Darby, Hanging Dog, the sequel to Darby, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, puts his love and knowledge of the Appalachian Mountains and the people live there into an intriguing romantic murder mystery involving a three year old boy, the only witness to the murders of his family, murdered by a gang out of Mexico. This gang was searching for distant cousin suspected of stealing a large…See More
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Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

Poets Patrick Bahls and Rick Chess at West Asheville Library, Apr. 22

Personal Meaning-Making:  The Poetry of Patrick Bahls  Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., 250-4750West Asheville resident Dr. Patrick Bahls, Associate Professor of Math and Honors Program Director at UNC Asheville, and his colleague, Dr. Rick Chess, Professor of Language and Literature and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, present an evening of poetry. Dr. Bahls began writing poetry some years ago as “a means of reflection and…See More
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Apr 18
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Bobby Norfolk starts storytelling, June 28

Bobby Norfolk Throws First Pitch for Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversityat Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch 2014from press release June 28 eventBobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy Award-winner is the lead storyteller for the fifth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch--Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity, June 28 in the Rhino Courtyard of Pack Place.  The stories begin at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, and are free to the public.  Entrances to the Rhino Courtyard are from Biltmore Avenue under…See More
Apr 18
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Apr 18
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Inez and Annie Daugherty and African American history

The Daughertys of Black Mountain spanned racial historyby Rob Neufeld             “The children in Cragmont (an African American neighborhood in Black Mountain) and High Top Colony, where my family lived, walked to school in groups,” Daugherty recalled about her 1920s childhood in a talk she had with me in 2005.            “White children rode the bus,” she revealed.  “They sometimes threw things at us and called us ugly names, but my mother told me, ‘You know who you are.  Those names do not…See More
Apr 14
Sue Diehl posted an event

MONTREAT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LUNCHEON at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall, Montreat, NC

June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Pamela Duncan, author of Moon Women, Plant Life, and The Big Beautiful, will be the speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Gaither Fellowship Hall.See More
Apr 14
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Apr 11
Jerald Pope posted an event

It ain’t for wimps: readings on aging at Monte Vista Hotel

April 17, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Increased life expectancy brings with it increased opportunities, problems, and responsibilities. Both the aged and the pre-aged will find much to ponder at the Black Mountain Authors Guild’s reading at the Monte Vista this Thursday at 6 pm. Four local writers will share their thinking on the subject: Danielle Laverty will read her essay on aging that won the Black Mt. Public Library contest, Nancy Werking Poling will read from her current and published fiction, and James and Cannan Hyde will…See More
Apr 9
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Asheville Wordfest May 2-4, 2014

Asheville Wordfest 2014(Photo top right, Laurey Masterton from Asheville Chamber of Commerce; 2nd photo, Laura Hope-Gill from www.thehealingseed.com) A webpage in progress!Asheville Wordfest, an annual…See More
Apr 8
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Fiddler of the Mountains by Eva Nell Mull Wike

Fiddler and His FamilyFiddler of the Mountains: Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull by Eva Nell Mull Wike (Donning Company hardcover, Nov. 2013, 96 pages, $25)See other new WNC books Wike, author of the…See More
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Stories from Southside from before urban renewal

Stories of Southside, an African American community in Asheville by Rob Neufeld Also, read the feature about the Southside remapping projec…

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Q&A about Asheville water system and the current state initiative

Creating an information filter for water system history Photo caption: White Fawn Reservoir (now defunct), built by the city on Beaucatch…

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White Oak Road hosted parties and harbors ghosts

Biltmore Forest’s Downton Abbey spirits add a chapter by Rob Neufeld               “Ruth, I want to go back home,” 93-year-old Bessie Reeve…

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UNCA Huns vs Big Cove Cherokee in stickball melee 1972

The story behind the stickball photo is a wild one by Rob Neufeld               “We saw that picture of the Cherokee stickball game,” Bill…

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Inez and Annie Daugherty and African American history

The Daughertys of Black Mountain spanned racial history by Rob Neufeld               “The children in Cragmont (an African American neighbo…

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Evelyn Cordell Romeo of Black Mountain, nearly a century of achievement

From Black Mountain to Japanese war trials, one woman’s story by Rob Neufeld               The first social event in post-World War II Japa…

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Henry West, saved at the last minute from the noose, 1808

Innocence project, Asheville, 1808 by Rob Neufeld               “The narrow escape of this innocent man,” the “Raleigh Register” editoriali…

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Historic photo--Carl Sandburg and grandkids, 1952

Carl Sandburg and grandkids, 1952   In this 1952 photo by Citizen-Times photographer June Glenn, author Carl Sandburg, his foot propped on…

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0 Mar 22

Three Patton pioneers, deeds, and a ledger

New Patton papers enlarge on local epic by Rob Neufeld   Photo: Ralph Hammond (seated) lays out the Patton papers he has presented to the…

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0 Mar 17

Native Americans in Early North Carolina

Insights into Cherokee history come from documents by Rob Neufeld               A month ago, this column’s survey of Western North Carolina…

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The key stories in Western North Carolina, 1793

Surveying the year 1793, looking for the key story by Rob Neufeld               What was happening here in 1793?  A previous three-part ser…

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4 Mar 16
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WNC Winters and its survivors--counting back

Winter’s assaults repeat; our reactions vary by Rob Neufeld Photo: Snow, April 3, 1987, on Merrimon Ave, fr AC-T.  It would eventually accu…

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100 years ago in WNC

Looking back 100 years into the steam of history by Rob Neufeld Photo caption: Horace Kephart poses with pistol beside a mounted snake.  Ph…

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