June 15, 2013 Annual luncheon of the Montreat College Friends of the Library. Tommy Hays will be speaking about his novel The Pleasure Was Mine and previewing his upcoming What I Came to Tell You. Lunch at 12:00 noon in Gaither Fellowship Hall. $15.00 for lunch and speaker. Speaker only at 1:00 pm in adjacent Gaither Chapel $10.00. Annual dues: $15.00Reservations: 828-669-8012 Ext. 3502 or 3504See More
As the Twig is Bent, the original book in the Matt Davis Mystery Series by Joe Perrone Jr, is now available as an audio book from Audible.com and iTunes. Opening Day and Twice Bitten, the second…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.