Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections. Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release http://www.news.appstate.edu/2017/03/06/bianca-spriggs/Parking info is at parking.appstate.edu.…See More
HESTER Growing up in Asheville, N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “ My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike…See More
According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
"Hey Dot, its Nelson (Heywood) Garth. Betty and I just saw your documentary "The Prince of Dark Corners" and were happy to see you!
Soory we lost touch, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to get together sometime with…"
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Hey Dot, its Nelson (Heywood) Garth. Betty and I just saw your documentary "The Prince of Dark Corners" and were happy to see you!
Soory we lost touch, please email me at email@example.com. We would like to get together sometime with you, Kacky, and Fred if possible. Please get back with me,
Mrs. Jackson~Hey there from Dacusville! I was thrilled to find you as a member on this website. I haven't been on here in forever...but, I did want to send you a quick comment to ask if you received the letter I had sent to you. I mailed it priority after meeting you at your house a couple of months ago with my aunt (Sandra McAlister). It meant so much to all of us that I just had to write to you as soon as I could. I wanted to make sure you got it, as I filled the envelope slap full of goodies:) You just let me know if I need to getta hold of the post office in the event that it did not arrive. I can't even imagine how busy you must be or how many letters you are getting...but if you get the chance, I would love to hear back from you. If you want to email me you can at PresentsotheLord@aol.com.
Hey Dot! Hope you are doing well today! I have a favor to ask you-remember back a few weeks ago we were discussing springs and water in the folklorist group-could I use part of your comment on my blog? I'm writing a post about spring water and wanted to add your thoughts to it. I will give you credit of course and link it back to something if you want me to. You can let me know if it's o.k. or not.
Dot-I guess I am quite a bit younger than you are-I'm 38. I don't remember hearing about the Doc from the mine. But I bet my mother's family knew him. She was raised in Ranger-and most of her brothers-uncles-and her father all worked at the mine back then. One brother worked there until it changed over to what it is today-some kinda chemical company. I wish there were more doctors like that now. A dollar-hard to imagine.