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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 http://www.news.appstate.edu/2017/03/06/bianca-spriggs/Parking info is at parking.appstate.edu.…See More
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Toby Hill posted a blog post

Hester

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
Mar 11
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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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Bob Plott replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Hunters and Plott hounds
"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…"
Mar 6
Tipper posted a video

I'll Be All Smiles Tonight

old VHS film from 2002, a little distorted by the video conversion process... This song features a high lead by Pap and a harmony underneath. In the key of D...
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How Montford began, and a look at Asheville 1890

Excitement burst forth at Montford’s advent by Rob Neufeld               Let’s talk about the colonizing of Asheville.  You may be or may s…

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0 Dec 2, 2016

Green Fly Cafe at Transylvania Tannery

Memories of The Green Fly, a tanners’ cafe by Rob Neufeld    PHOTO CAPTION: Workers at the Rosman Tannery hold some of their tools, includi…

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0 Sep 20, 2016

A rare interview, a story about an acid plant

A worker’s view of tannery work in Rosman by Rob Neufeld               Haskell Luker was 11 when the Flood of 1916 caused his dad, Americ…

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0 Aug 15, 2016

South Buncombe 1795

South Buncombe’s early owner made an epic trek by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: A Conestoga wagon, like the one the Murrays travelled in down…

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0 Jul 30, 2016

Story of Private Solomon Cunningham, 1861

Historic Photo Solomon Cunningham, 1861 On July 15, 1861, 35-year-old Solomon Cunningham (pictured here) enlisted in the Confederate Army…

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0 Jul 29, 2016

Enka championship women's basketball, 1920s and '30s

The Basketball Girls of Candler by Rob Neufeld  PHOTO CAPTION: The 1931 Enka Rayonettes, from left to right.  Front row: Nora Roberts, Audr…

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0 Jul 18, 2016

FDR and the Haywood farmer, 1937

New Deal boosted Haywood sharecropper’s family by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Dan Cochran poses with his family—his wife, Ila; Howard, Pan…

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0 Jul 15, 2016

Interview with Isaac Coleman, 2011

A 2011 interview with the late activist, Isaac Coleman  by Rob Neufeld Civil rights activist and local civic leader Isaac Coleman, born No…

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0 May 22, 2016

The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable history by Rob Neufeld An earlier time   PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil…

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0 May 13, 2016

Jerry Steinberg--Asheville history, contrarian views, new book

The junkman cometh, and has a gospel by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Jerry Sternberg, 2008             “Bless the junk business,” Jerry Ste…

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