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
Last fall, U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-Waynesville introduced the Secure America through Verification and Enforcement (SAVE) Act. If it becomes law, it would require employers to verify the legal status of their employees using the E-Verify program run by the Department of Homeland Security and uses Social Security and Homeland Security databases. It also would empower local police enforcement and increase incarceration capacities. The program would be phased in over four years. A more comprehensive bill that would have provided a path to legal residence for the 11 million to 12 million people in the United States illegally failed earlier in 2007. What do you think of Shuler's approach?
Not much. After all, just slightly more than half of the undocumented immigrants come across the border, and not all of them come across the U.S./Mexico border. It is my understanding that some of the Border Patrol offices along the U.S./Canadian border are open only during daylight hours. The rest are people who overstay their visa and no wall is going to solve this part of the problem. Having lived close to the border for a few years, I have some idea of the difficulty involved in building a fence--either real or virtual. Immigrants will still be able to go over, under or around. Finally, it simple ignore the constitutional rights. The Secretary of Homeland Security has been given the authority to waive such legislation as environmental protection and property rights if he perceives that the enforcement of such rights would interfere with the construction of the wall. The problem is in Washington, D. C. and that is where we should be looking for a solution.