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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
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Flat Rock history via a road

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
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The history of the 25th NC Troops--a WNC regiment--exemplifies how staggeringly long their and others' odysseys had been. The episode--along with others of the Civil War in the Southern mountains--stands out among other chapters in history. Rarely are so many so tested, and with such a great variety of responses, and such a multitude of impacts. To not recreate, relive, and reconsider the experiences is to claim human experience irrelevant.

But how is the subject being taught? Might we make it part of a national ritual?

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Celia, I see you're from Costa Rica. Welcome! This is a website concerned with Western North Carolina heritage and history, and this particular forum pertains to the Civil War. We here in WNC are of course greatly affected by and concerned about all wars, including and especially the Vietnam War. If you want to be participating in the WNC website, could you move your discussion to another forum--perhaps Book & Culture Issues? Or, if you wish, I can start, a World History forum. /Rob
Today's story (6/3/09) about Major McDowell by Rob Neufeld in the Citizen Times caught my attention. I've been looking into the slavery issue and some McDowell's were very involved. My research on Madison County indicates that a J. A. McDowell was the largest slave holder in that county. Does anyone know if he was related to the Asheville McDowells?
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