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Interview with Isaac Coleman, 2011

A 2011 interview with the late activist, Isaac Coleman by Rob NeufeldCivil rights activist and local civic leader Isaac Coleman, born Nov. 6, 1943 in Lexington, Ky., lived his last 44 years in Asheville, and died on May 10, 2016,.We talked in 2011 about his career, starting with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. Q:  Was the SNCC your first involvement in civil rights? A:   I was a student at Knoxville College, an African-American College in Knoxville, Tennessee, and…See More
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Stories by the River Benefit for Girls Rock Asheville at Ole Shakeys 790 Riverside Drive in AVL

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Sip a drink by the river and enjoy stories and songs on a warm spring day!All donations benefit Girls Rock Asheville!Stories read by:Lori Horvitz  Melanie McGee Bianchi  Kim Winter Mako  Ky Delaney  and Lockie Huntermusical guests Leo+VirgoSee More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall

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Author Susan S. Kelly will the speaker at Montreat College Friends of the Library annual luncheon at noon on Saturday, June 4, 2016.  She is the author of five novels and a major contributing author to Our State Magazine.Call 828-669-8012 Ext. 3502 for Reservations.  $16.00See More
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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable historyby Rob NeufeldAn earlier time PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil, Sadie Louise, and Dan, c. 1936.  Photo courtesy Dan Taylor.            “We had hobos come to our house, and my mother would never turn them away,” Dan Taylor says of his experience…See More
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Juniper Bends quarterly poetry and prose reading at Downtown Books and News

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Join your fellow literature-craving citizens at the next upcoming Juniper Bends reading on Friday May 6th at 7PM. We will be luxuriating in sound, soaking up nutritious poetry & prose after the dark winter. Our series aims to bring together both established and emerging writers, and we are honored to bring together Gary Hawkins, Catherine Campbell, Stephanie Johnson and Michael Pittard's collective word-magic for this lovely spring evening. As usual, our generous host site is Downtown Books…See More
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Military Writers Society of America

Joe Epley recently was elected to Board of Directors of the Military Writers Society of America.  The MWSA has around 700 members around the country. Details on the website: http://www.mwsadispatches.com.  ; The organization's purpose is to help military service members, veterans, their families, supporters of the military,and historians record history and the complexities of military life--and encourage writing as therapy. The…See More
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The Invention of Nature, an inspiring book--author Andrea Wulf at Malaprop's May 1

Author of key book of our times comes to AshevilleAndrea Wulf makes Malaprop's Bookstore one her stops, Sun., May 1, 5 p.m., in talking about her thrilling work of non-fiction, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von…See More
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Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
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POW Camp - Hendersonville, NC

For a book that I'm writing, I'm trying to track down information (stories, photos, data--anything) about the POW camp located in Henderson County for nearly a year during World War II.I'm especially…Continue

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Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland

Book Trailer for Bearwallow by Jeremy B. Jones Learn more about the book here: http://thejeremybjones.com/ CORRECTION: Closing Music: "Walking in the Parlor,...
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JR Brinkley, Goat Gonads and Fiddle Music

My short essay, "Goat Gonads: Vigor Before Viagra," about western North Carolina's very own JR Brinkley (and his bizarrely enduring legacy) appears in the newest issue of Defunct Magazine. Find it here.Brinkley, as you may know, became famous in the early twentieth century for his procedures of inserting goat glands into men's testicles to improve virility. He got rich (by carrying out some 16,000…See More
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POW Camp - Hendersonville, NC

For a book that I'm writing, I'm trying to track down information (stories, photos, data--anything) about the POW camp located in Henderson County for nearly a year during World War II.I'm especially interested in personal connections to the camp--family members who formed relationships with the prisoners, memories of seeing the men at work, etc.Rumors fly around about prisoners who stayed on in the mountains after the war ended, so I'm hoping to find any evidence to prove that as well.Thanks…See More
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"I'm glad Brinkley's absurdly exciting life is getting some attention. On October 1st, a short essay of mine on his odd life and lasting impact will appear in the online magazine, Defunct ()"
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"Hello Jeremy, Yes, there is some documented evidence regarding Palmer and the 15th Penn. Cav. staying at Hickory Nut Gap. Keep in mind, I have not looked at this in several years so some of it is not that fresh in my mind. There are a number of…"
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"Hi Terrell, I'm a fellow Henderson-County product, and I'm working on a book about the area, largely centering on Bearwallow Mountain. I'm trying to track down information about Colonel Palmer's trip up the mountain during his…"
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JR Brinkley, Goat Gonads and Fiddle Music

My short essay, "Goat Gonads: Vigor Before Viagra," about western North Carolina's very own JR Brinkley (and his bizarrely enduring legacy) appears in the newest issue of Defunct Magazine. Find it here.


Brinkley, as you may know, became famous in the early twentieth century for his procedures of inserting goat glands into men's testicles to improve virility. He got rich (by…
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At 8:04am on September 22, 2010, terrell garren said…
Hello Jeremy,

Yes, there is some documented evidence regarding Palmer and the 15th Penn. Cav. staying at Hickory Nut Gap.

Keep in mind, I have not looked at this in several years so some of it is not that fresh in my mind. There are a number of places in the record that indicate Palmer was there. He sent dispatches back to Tennessee that indicated they were sent from "Hickory Nut Gap." I'd have to dig a little to find a couple of those.

When the Civil War Trails people asked me about it I pointed them to the writing of Capt. Weand of the 15th Penn. It's on page 508 of Weand's account of the war called Our last Campaign, He leaves no doubt that they were at Hickory Nut Gap and that the highlands he referes to are the meadows at Berarwallow Mountain. I do not think there is any other highland location that would provide forage for 1,300 horses. If you would like to read the whole thing it is on the Civil War Trails marker on Highway 74 just accross the road from Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Back then it was called Sherrill''s Inn.


Best of luck with your project.

Terrell Garren
feel free to write me at terrellgarren@bellsouth.net
 
 
 

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