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Ann Miller Woodford at Gospel Singing program: Liberty Baptist Church, Sylva, NC & Exhibit; WCU Mountain Heritage Center

February 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
WCU's Mountain Heritage Center and curator, Ann Miller Woodford, will present an exhibit on African-American far western NC community, music, and history, based on Ann’s book, When All God's Children Get Together: A Celebration of the Lives and Music of African American People in Far Western North Carolina.The exhibit is based upon Woodford’s book of the same name, which examines musical traditions of the African-Americans as practiced at home, work, churches and schools.The exhibit examines…See More
Feb 16
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Feb 15
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Feb 15
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy Rytson

Tyson’s Emmett Till book probes darknessby Rob NeufeldEVENT: Timothy Tyson discusses his book, “The Blood of Emmett Till,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 6 p.m., Wed., Feb. 15.  828-254-6734.             The headline about the publication of Timothy Tyson’s new book, “The Blood of Emmett…See More
Feb 13
Tipper posted a video

Kudzu Kickers - Waltz Clog

In case you didn't know-we dance too! Our clogging team is called the Kudzu Kickers. In this video we were practicing for an upcoming festival. The Pressley ...
Feb 11
Tipper posted a blog post

Memories and Food

Each of us have memories that are connected to food. Typically those remembrances are directly related to our childhood, you know the things we ate around the family table like the chocolate gravy I told you about earlier this week.A few years ago I…See More
Feb 11
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Feb 8
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

Jewish Studies special events March 23-26

Center for Jewish Studies 35th Anniversary Events from press releaseUNC Asheville’s Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a series of special events on and off campus March 23-26. Rick Chess talk and readingUNC Asheville Professor of English Richard Chess has been director of the CJS for the past 25 years and will deliver the 2017 Phyllis Freed Sollod Memorial Lecture on the celebration’s opening night. A poet and essayist, Chess will offer a vision of Jewish…See More
Feb 7
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Feb 4
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David Joy Presents His Second Novel at Jackson County Public Library

March 3, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
The Jackson County Public Library and City Lights Bookstore are co-hosting an event with David Joy on Friday, March 3rd at 6:30 p.m. He will present his second novel, The Weight of This World, in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library. Set in the Little Canada community of Jackson County, The Weight of This World is a story of three people haunted by their past. A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can’t leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he…See More
Feb 4
Tipper posted a blog post

Hiccup Cures

Do you ever get the hiccups? Every once in a while I do. If I have them once during a day-I always have them again before the day is over. My record is 5 different times in one day.We've all heard drinking water or holding your breath is the remedy to stop hiccups. According to John Parris saying this tongue twister will cure them:Hickup, snicup, rise up, right up! Three drops in the cup are good for…See More
Feb 4
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

The German experience settling WNC

The German migration to Western North Carolinaby Rob Neufeld PICTURE CAPTION: An immigrant family comes down the Philadelphia Wagon Road in the mid-18th century, as had the George Schuck family done, and as this Scots-Irish family is doing in an 1872 “Harper’s Weekly” illustration, titled, “The…See More
Feb 3
Nancy Werking Poling posted an event

Nancy Werking Poling at Black Mountain Library

March 6, 2017 from 7pm to 8pm
The launch of Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).In an eleven-day interview Daniel and Anna Winters looked back with honesty on a marriage challenged by moving from Indiana to Mexico City. The book is about an independent white woman, a talented black man, and the times in which these two remarkable people lived.See More
Feb 3
Tipper posted a blog post

How About Some Chocolate Gravy?

A few weeks ago Granny called me one Saturday morning to tell me she had sausage, eggs, biscuits, and chocolate gravy ready if I wanted to come down and eat. It tickled her to death when I told her she was calling me too late - I had already made and eaten my own ham, eggs, biscuits, and chocolate gravy. I grew up eating chocolate gravy on Granny's biscuits. We didn't have chocolate…See More
Jan 30

Local History (233)

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Wolfe Auditorium, pre-Civic Center

HISTORIC PHOTO   Haywood and Page, late 1960s   The Asheville Auditorium, pictured here, opened in 1940, constructed with WPA funding to re…

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2 Feb 26, 2016
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Diary of TB patient, Asheville 1877

Pamphlets and a diary reveal sanitarium life by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: View of Asheville published in Dr. Gleitsmann’s 1870s advertis…

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0 Feb 15, 2016

Main Street had a TB sanitarium

Pamphlets and a diary reveal sanitarium life by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: View of Asheville published in Dr. Gleitsmann’s 1870s advertis…

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0 Jan 30, 2016

John Parris' home-grown prose

South of Sylva, back of yesterday: John Parris' inspiration               “For the life of me, I just can’t understand why folks stopped us…

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0 Jan 27, 2016

Hosts of Christmas Past

Traditions shall not expire say hosts of Christmas past by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Maria Parker Taylor Beale, courtesy Chase Ambler.…

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0 Dec 24, 2015

Tornadoes in WNC

HISTORIC PHOTO   Tornado drill, 1982   Claxton Elementary students prepared for tornadoes in March, 1982 (as in this Citizen-Times photo by…

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0 Dec 16, 2015

Spooks Branch, the 3-part story

Spooks Branch was a singular place in history by Rob Neufeld Part 1: Legacies and memories   PHOTO CAPTION: Jackie Palmer, 2d grade    …

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0 Dec 4, 2015

Vanderbilt Shirt Factory

HISTORIC PHOTO   Vanderbilt Shirt Factory   In the late 1960s, there had been a factory in downtown Asheville—the Vanderbilt Shirt Company,…

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0 Dec 4, 2015

Love, community, and a baptism of fire in Spooks Branch

Unheralded folks matter in Spooks Branch by Rob Neufeld   Part 2 of 3 in the Spooks Branch and Beaverdam story See Part 1   PHOTO CAPTION:…

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0 Dec 4, 2015

Shape note singers, Avery County c1905

HISTORIC PHOTO   Shaped note singers, c1905   Members of a shaped note singing school at the old Altamont Methodist Church, in Altamont, Av…

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0 Dec 4, 2015

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