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Belle McKenzie is obsessed with finding the best apple anyone ever bit into and determined to rekindle the love this obsession has nearly destroyed.        Woven throughout Carolina Belle is the fascinating history of Henderson County, North Carolina’s, apple orchards that endlessly unfold on the county’s horizons and still bear the same names as the early settlers to the area. Senehi, known for her historically accurate novels, sprinkles the book with stories of the development of the Southern…See More
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Chautauqua Alive! Becky Stone Presents Maya AngelouWednesday, May 24 at 6:30pmPack Memorial Library67 Haywood Street250-4700The Buncombe Chautauqua Committee and Pack Memorial Library will present a pre-Chautauqua special event in Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library at 6:30 Pm on May 24.  Renowned storyteller Becky Stone will present “Becoming Maya Angelou.”   Ms. Stone will be appearing as Maya Angelou in the opening program of the annual Chautauqua series that begins June 19.  On May 24,…See More
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Fundraiser for Literacy Council & Book Launch Marcus Sedgwick Tuesday April 25th 5:30-7:30 p.m., Twisted Laurel, downtown Asheville, 130 College Street COST: $45 per person (ticket includes hardcover book, food, and non-alcoholic beverage) All proceeds go to Literacy Council from press release Marcus Sedgwick, author of Saint Death Spellbound Children's Bookshop, Asheville's locally owned independent bookstore for kids and teens, presents a special event with one of the most critically…See More
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Dellinger Mill--sacred place east of Bakersville

A Mitchell County gristmill sifts through 150 yearsby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Book cover, “Dellinger Grist Mill on Cane Creek” by Jack Dellinger.             In 1861, when Bakersville got a post office, locals changed the town name from Bakersville to Davis, after Jefferson Davis, President of the…See More
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Reading by Poet Al Young at Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

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At 4:10am on August 23, 2009, Heywood Garth said…
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 We would like to get together sometime with you, Kacky, and Fred if possible. Please get back with me,
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At 12:10am on July 9, 2009, April McConnell Leland said…
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


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At 2:56pm on March 5, 2009, Tipper said…
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.

At 9:16am on January 25, 2009, Sherry Austin said…
Dot, you remember that story "Something Green That Grows" on graveyard cleanup day in Mariah?
At 2:38pm on December 24, 2008, Tipper said…
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.

I bet you have some interesting stories about the dams. I wrote a piece about the TVA lakes a while back. If you'd like to look at it here is the link I didn't realize Fontanna is one of the tallest Dams in the US until I researched for the post.

I'm glad I met up with you too! I talked with Aunt Hazel last night-and told her I'd be sending her your sweet comment about your own Christmas memory. She can hardly wait to read it.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

At 4:45pm on December 23, 2008, Tipper said…
Dot-I'm so glad you enjoyed Aunt Hazel's memory! I printed out your comment to mail to her. She lives in Gastonia.

I was born in Copperhill so I know what you mean about Ducktown. I haven't been through Hothouse in a long time though.

I hope you'll share more of your memories with me.


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