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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 info is at…See More
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Toby Hill posted a blog post


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
Tipper posted a blog post

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...
Mar 5
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Asheville Cotton Mill--A 3-Part Story

The Asheville Cotton Mill, a big swath of history by Rob Neufeld   Part 1 of 3 Life at Asheville Cotton Mill drove some to drink   PHOTO C…

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0 Mar 28, 2016

CCC workers, Mar. 14 program

HISTORIC PHOTO   CCC workers   Over 75,000 men worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps in North Carolina from 1933 to 1942 as the federa…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Mar 13, 2016

The story of a hanging, 1835

The making of a horse thief, 1835 Parts 1 & 2 by Rob Neufeld Part 1: The news spread   PHOTO CAPTION: 16-year-old Allen Davidson stopp…

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3 Feb 28, 2016
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Hood girl gone bad, or Lord Douglas; the Dook meets his match!

The Dook, local moniker of the man known variously as Charles Asquith, Lord Walter Beresford and, genuinely, Sidney Lascelles, came to Ashe…

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3 Feb 27, 2016
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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


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