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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Apr 7
William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Four Novels Are Now Available

I now have four Novels in print. A fifth Novel, True Love, is finished, but to date not yet published. The four available on-line are: Darby, my bestselling Appalachian novel; Hanging Dog, An Appalachian Community, is a sequel to Darby, Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire, an Appalachian novel beginning in 1940; and a novelette, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, a murder mystery full of intrigue, danger, and espionage. All four novels are available on Amazon.com and wherever books are…See More
Apr 7
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Brain Injury Recovery

Brain injury recovery is difficult and anything but certain. When I met Angela Leigh Tucker in late 2008, she was only four months into her battle. A sudden truck-on-car crash had killed her young husband and left her hanging on to life by a thread.For the next three years I researched the topic of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Angela and I travelled together to meeting of brain injury survivors and conferences on the subject. I interviewed countless doctors, therapists, co-workers, family…See More
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Asheville Wordfest May 2, 3, 4: Fiction, Poetry, Storytelling, more! at Asheville Lenoir-Rhyne University

May 2, 2014 at 5pm to May 4, 2014 at 5pm
Asheville Wordfest reaches its seventh year (lucky lucky!) with an expansion to include fiction, poetry, storytelling, songwriting, community conversation, poetry animation, and creative nonfiction. Coming of age with the help of North Carolina Arts Council, Katuah Market, Fine Arts Theater, Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe, and more than thirty writers, poets, musicians, and songwriters, Wordfest continues its commitment the Asheville and WNC communities, representing as many of our communities as the…See More
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My Interview With Fox 22 News

Here is my complete interview with Fox 22 News on changing laws to stop people from hiding behind their authority and bring justice to all.
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RhondaKay Brigman left a comment for Susan C Heath
"Hi Susan, accepted as friend and so glad you've joined me on here. Why not put a photo of your lovely face, etc. I have some of your NBC ones if you need a resent one. :-) "
Apr 1
RhondaKay Brigman posted a blog post

It's About Time...

Come on Spring... let your leaves burst from their stems, the flowers rise up to the sunshine, and your beauty come about. "Spring forth" is such an appropriate term!After this trying "'Ole Man Winter" finally etching its way out of our bones, we welcome "Miss Spring" in all her finery! Exciting, isn't it?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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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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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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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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4 Jan 31
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Beaverdam Road in North Asheville--a historical survey

Beginning a geography of the Beaverdam Valley by Rob Neufeld               “It is astonishing to look back and remember,” the late, great w…

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