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
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at Little Switzerland Books and Beans on Friday, August 30, from 3-5. A book signing will follow. Julia will read from her latest books A Neighborhood Changes, A Part of Me, and A Place That Was Home.See More
"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. …"
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
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
Henry Mitchell's family has grown up in Oakley for four generations. Despite interstate-prompted development and the fate of Sayles-Biltmore Bleachery, his story and efforts speak for the vitality of a large surviving neighborhood.
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The eight neighborhoods within what is now Oakley on the c1927 map are: 1) Alta Vista (incl. Main St.), 2) Linwood Park (incl. Woodland Cemetery), 3) Oakley Park, 4) Biltmore Park (incl. Cedar St.), 5) Oaklyn (Oakley Rd. from the school to Wilmington Rd.); 6) Monta Vista (where Liberty St. forks); 7 & 8) Broad View Park; and Broad View Manor (both between Raleigh Rd. and Onteora Blvd.). North of Biltmore Park was Sayles Village, also a part of Oakley, for many Sayles employees lived in the other neighborhoods; and Village people used the Oakley school, store, and churches.