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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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"The introduction of my new publication, Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock will be launched on Sept 14 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Henderson County Court House 500 Main Street. A talk and a brief slide show follows with refreshments afterward. …"
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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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Visiting Civil War sites in the Asheville area

Inside Guide to Civil War Sites by Rob Neufeld Though few battles took place in the Asheville area, it was of great significance. Many sold…

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0 May 22, 2009

What are the stories behind the story of "Cold Mountain" hero Inman?

The complexity of Civil War stories in Western North Carolina is exemplified by the story of what has become one of its most famous soldier…

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0 May 17, 2009

U.S. Army General Hospital No. 19 in Oteen

WWI exacerbated tuberculosis in soldiers. The U.S. Army built one of its major hospitals for this sickness in Oteen. It was a dramatic sett…

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1 May 16, 2009
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Civil War stories

"Visiting Our Past," Rob Neufeld's local history feature in the Asheville Citizen-Times, has featured many stories about the Civil War, bas…

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0 Apr 28, 2009

Ghosts of White Oak Road

White Oak Road had been the first road built in Biltmore Forest. It fostered a way of life that led to ghosts--both homeowners and servants…

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4 Apr 27, 2009
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Remember the Cut

Beaucatcher Cut: A Legend, a Lesson, a Legacy It is a mark of the legendary status of the Beaucatcher Cut--the huge rock-blasted segment…

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0 Mar 29, 2009

Lewis Remond, Legendary Moonshiner

Back over a century ago, when Reconstruction brought with it the Federal taxation of liquor, Lewis Redmond of Transylvania County became th…

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Another view of the 25th N.C. Troops

Carroll Jones has written a book about the WNC Civil War regiment, the 25th NC Troops, that chronicles their movements from Camp Patton to…

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0 Mar 3, 2009

Burton Street stories

The Burton Street community is the subject of a lot of attention lately because of its being threatened by Alt 3 of Section B of the I-26 C…

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0 Feb 13, 2009

Old Broad River cemetery--preserving ancestral sites

The Old Broad River Cemetery, also called Old Field Cemetery, is the first abandoned public cemetery adopted by Buncombe County under new l…

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2 Feb 3, 2009
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