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Julia Nunnally Duncan Featured at High Country Writers Meeting at Watauga County Public Library

June 14, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be the featured presenter at the High Country Writers Meeting on June 14, 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Watauga County Public Library in Boone. She will discuss her inspirations and the process of becoming a published author. She will present readings from her latest books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home and give a preview of her forthcoming poetry collection A Neighborhood Changes. A book signing will follow her presentation.See More
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A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain, NC. You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers Jane O Cunningham from Rome, GA; Gabriele Marewski from Black Mountain, NC; Christine Phillips Westfeldt - Fairview,…See More
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Writers Circle around the Table

We are located in Hayesville, NC. In April we begin our new season with outstanding Poet Mike James. Mike will read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA on Friday evening April 13. On Saturday, April 14, he will teach a class at my studio.Formally SpeakingThis class will focus on different types of traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the sestina, and will also include other verse forms such as erasures, found poems, prose poems, and last poems.Contact Glenda…See More
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Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Chautauqua History Alive at UNC Asheville, OLLI Reuters Center, Manheimer Room

April 15, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago Silent Spring inspired the Environmental Movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. But these aren’t just performances. They’re a chance to step into Living History – to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our…See More
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She was working on the "About the Authors" section of "Echoes Across the Blue Ridge" when I captured this one morning. Though you can't see it, her coffee cup was within gentle reach that morning. Roxie is at her feet.
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Bill Payne, 1930s Payne and Turner gang, series in High Point Enterprise

The High Point Enterprise has just finished a series of articles on the life and crimes of Bill Payne, quite a notorious outlaw along with partner Wash Turner in NC during the 1930s, culminating with…Continue

Tags: prison, robbery, escape, wanted, men

Started Jul 19, 2013

Brown Mountain Lights, Jim and Belinda Legend
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I ran across a reference to this story while doing some research on Brown Mountain Lights legends. Just recently got a copy of the original cited material and thought I might make it available here,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eva Nell Mull Wike, PhD Feb 29, 2016.

Hood girl gone bad, or Lord Douglas; the Dook meets his match!
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The Dook, local moniker of the man known variously as Charles Asquith, Lord Walter Beresford and, genuinely, Sidney Lascelles, came to Asheville and died in October of 1904. Within days it is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vance Pollock Feb 27, 2016.

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Doing some research on county executions (primarily hanging) before 1909, when the state called for such things to be done in the electric chair at Raleigh. I have found few web accounts of the Nash…Continue

Tags: omens, signs, violence, murder, execution

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Eva Nell Mull Wike, PhD replied to Vance Pollock's discussion Brown Mountain Lights, Jim and Belinda Legend
"Welsir, I'll tell you the truth! I hered this "Brown Mountain Lights" story from my Daddy. He was borned in 1900ad and he had a good memorey! This story alls skerd me and my brothers and sisters! We diden't have electricity so we…"
Feb 29, 2016
Vance Pollock replied to Vance Pollock's discussion Hood girl gone bad, or Lord Douglas; the Dook meets his match!
"I might know just the people to get that done! A friend has the mayor reading a proclamation for Zelda Fitzgerald Day next month... The Duke's story is fascinating enough to warrant public attention."
Feb 27, 2016
Scott Lunsford replied to Vance Pollock's discussion Hood girl gone bad, or Lord Douglas; the Dook meets his match!
"Lord love the Duke of Asheville.   RIP City should do a proclamation in his Honor. Not to glorify but teach his folly. "
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"I was able to locate some news papers articles.  I will try to post copies.  I thought I had found where his father worked at one time.  I was able to make contact with the "Castle and lands where I thought he was…"
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"Hey Scott, Good to see you here. I'm not very active, but occasionally when I feel the need to hammer away at some tedious history and put it in a good place for the search engines, this is the place! Have you done any more work on…"
Feb 26, 2016
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Bill Payne, 1930s Payne and Turner gang, series in High Point Enterprise

The High Point Enterprise has just finished a series of articles on the life and crimes of Bill Payne, quite a notorious outlaw along with partner Wash Turner in NC during the 1930s, culminating with the shooting death of State Trooper George Penn in Fairview. While the press of their day was filled with articles, there has been little in the way of a compiled account of their deeds made available online. This is a great start. I shared a number of articles from my collection with the author…See More
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"Hello! Hope you're enjoying your time on The Read. The amount of talent and information here is amazing. When you have a moment, come on over and visit my blog at Mattie's Mysteries. Hope to see you soon! Mary"
Jun 10, 2011
Vance Pollock replied to Vance Pollock's discussion Brown Mountain Lights, Jim and Belinda Legend
"Leota's Visit with Granny Clark; A Creative Supplement to her Brown Mountain story. "Wash Lay weren't no father to me," Granny Clark said, "He mighta been blood, but he never lifted one finger toward raisin'…"
May 11, 2011
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Brown Mountain Lights, Jim and Belinda Legend

I ran across a reference to this story while doing some research on Brown Mountain Lights legends. Just recently got a copy of the original cited material and thought I might make it available here, since it is apparently not readily in digital format elsewhere. After reading this essay I took up the author's 40-year-old challenge to sleuths and attempted to find some substance to these events, at least some record of the characters as real life people. I soon found Mrs. Ira Vance, nee Clark,…See More
May 11, 2011
Vance Pollock replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Young Arthur Murray in dancetown Asheville
"I notice one of the local ladies who danced with Mr. Murray was Doris Davenport. I would assume this is the same lady who went on to marry Chester Pierce Munroe and lived for years on Edgemont Rd in Grove Park. Pack Library just received a…"
Feb 22, 2011
Rick Russell replied to Vance Pollock's discussion Hood girl gone bad, or Lord Douglas; the Dook meets his match!
"Vance, this is a fascinating story and sounds like a hollywood movie! Great research!"
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Hood girl gone bad, or Lord Douglas; the Dook meets his match!

The Dook, local moniker of the man known variously as Charles Asquith, Lord Walter Beresford and, genuinely, Sidney Lascelles, came to Asheville and died in October of 1904. Within days it is discovered that he had arrived here under a fictitious name and for months his true identity is unknown. During the time that he remained unidentified, there was speculation. Naturally, people wondered if he were any of several well-known imposters, con-men and bigamists still at large. One guess was that…See More
Feb 18, 2011
Gary Carden replied to Vance Pollock's discussion Strange Rain
"I suspect that your memory of frogs and fish falling from the sky come from Charles Fort's wonderful Book of the Damned. Fort has been much on my mind lately in view of the recent fall of birds from the sky. There are a few earthquakes that…"
Jan 17, 2011
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Strange Rain

Doing some research on county executions (primarily hanging) before 1909, when the state called for such things to be done in the electric chair at Raleigh. I have found few web accounts of the Nash County double hanging of 1900. The condemned men were John Henry Taylor and Robert Fortune for the murder of Robert Hester, though one of the pair had confessed they had murdered at least one other man. What I found more curious was the following result: Rained Ink on day of Nash County hangings,…See More
Jan 15, 2011

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At 12:15am on February 27, 2016, Scott Lunsford said…

I was able to locate some news papers articles.  I will try to post copies.  I thought I had found where his father worked at one time.  I was able to make contact with the "Castle and lands where I thought he was from'  They still had records going back that far on file.  It ended up being a dead end as far as records are concerned. The current descendant of the land owner was so intrigued by the dukes story he called me from England and we had a good conversation.   He filed the information on the inquires in the castles archives.  Thought that was pretty cool.  I do have some information we should get together and update the Dukes History.

At 11:56am on June 10, 2011, Mary A. Berger said…

Hello! Hope you're enjoying your time on The Read. The amount of talent and information here is amazing. When you have a moment, come on over and visit my blog at Mattie's Mysteries. Hope to see you soon!

Mary
 
 
 

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