Seeking former teachers at Asheville-Biltmore CollegeClark Adams, a member of the English faculty at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, is seeking information on the following list of faculty who are still living and may have taught when the college was "on the mountain" at Seely's Castle during the years 1949 - 1961. The college operated under that name from 1936 to 1969, when it was consolidated into the state university system. See UNCA Ramsey Library Special Collections'…See More
A nostalgic walk through 1930s Haw Creekby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Haw Creek School that replaced Bell’s church-funded school in the 1920s. I took a walk down Haw Creek Road the other day—in the year 1936—and I got to hear some folks talking. I wasn’t sure of my way around, so I…See More
Dr. Gordon McKinney and Dr. Steve Nash will describe and analyze the attempt to recreate the social, political and economic world after the Civil War in western North Carolina. Special emphasis will be placed on racial adjustment, improving transportation and the development of the Appalachian stereotype. Sponsored by the Western North Carolina Historical Association and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Open to the public, admission to members of WNCHA and OLLI is free. $5.00 for…See More
Connie Regan-Blake, renowned Appalachian storyteller, will perform “Taking a Leap: An Evening of Connie’s Stories” on Sunday June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Hawk and Ivy Bed and Breakfast in Barnardsville, NC, twenty minutes north of Asheville. Persons interested in learning or developing the craft of storytelling can also attend a workshop entitled “Opening Doors: A Storytelling Workshop Exploring Memories” at 3:00-5:30. Workshop fee is $40 before June 21 and $55 after. Fee includes both events.…See More
St. John's Episcopal Church Women in Marion will host a book signing and reception in celebration of Julia Nunnally Duncan's new book Barefoot in the Snow. The event will be held at St. John's Parish House in the great hall during Coffee Hour (approximately 11:30 a.m.) on Sunday, June 23,and the public is cordially invited. See More
"Thought you might like to know that the comments I "captured" from you about the importance of book reviews will appear in the new book Many Genres: One Craft, Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction. I wrote only one chapter, as it is a…"
"Lynn- the Pole Cat memory is a good example of someone not wasting anything!! Oh my I can't begin to imagine the smell-whew wee. I guess they became immune to the stench-although I don't see how. Thank you for sharing it-I can't wait…"
"Lynn-thank you for your thoughtful comment. I agree with you-it is troublesome that most of our heritage, folklore, and way of life is forgotten and overlooked instead of being celebrated and held on too.
There does seem to be a growing interest in…"
Lynn- the Pole Cat memory is a good example of someone not wasting anything!! Oh my I can't begin to imagine the smell-whew wee. I guess they became immune to the stench-although I don't see how. Thank you for sharing it-I can't wait to relate it to my husband and my dad, Pap-I know they'll get a kick out of it too.
Lynn-thank you for your thoughtful comment. I agree with you-it is troublesome that most of our heritage, folklore, and way of life is forgotten and overlooked instead of being celebrated and held on too.
There does seem to be a growing interest in the areas of gardening and heritage among my generation-probably as we grow closer to middle age we realize there is true worth in the ways of old. And I believe the economic downturn may cause a rebirth of the home vegtable garden much the same way WWII did.
The digital book issue is just sad-you're right who decides what books are available? And it so narrows the scope of knowledge that it would be bound to narrow the scope of learning. I hope more people will become aware of this trend-especially our educators. Sounds like you are on the right track-and I say "keep up the good work!"