Marion poet cradles the individuals in her lifeby Rob NeufeldReview of: Barefoot in the Snow by Julia Nunnally Duncan (World Audience trade paper, Apr. 2013, 67 pages) “The Loving Child” might be an alternate title for Julia Nunnally Duncan’s new book of poems, “Barefoot in the Snow.” Her title poem…See More
Asheville BookWorks Inaugurates Broadside & Reading Series: Vandercooked Poetry Nights Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, introduces Vandercooked Poetry Nights, a reading series that offers the public the opportunity to print letterpress broadsides at the series events. The first Vandercooked Poetry Night is Saturday, June 1, 2013. Printing begins at 7:00 p.m. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Asheville BookWorks will…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.