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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…See More
Nov 6
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
Oct 7
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
Oct 6
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
Oct 5
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
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Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee More
Oct 3
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Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
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January 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Wesley and Mary's Answered Prayer



Some years ago our daughter went to visit an ancestral grave in Campground Cemetery

in the Qualla Boundary, While there she noticed the grave of our grandfathers brother Wesley Vance Miller and his wife Mary. She noticed that Wesley died on September 4th 1921 and Mary died on September 5, 1921.

I discussed this with a cousin who does genealogy and found out there was quite a story.

Wesley and Mary always prayed that one would not… Continue

Added by Sallie on January 27, 2009 at 1:20am — No Comments

Memories of Uncle Bill

I have listed my impressions of William J Miller..who I am proud to say was my uncle.

Uncle Bill left his native Asheville when he was almost 18, immediately after his graduation from Lee Edwards High School. He went to live with a brother in Cleveland Ohio, and Louis Selzer gave him a job at the Cleveland Press.



William J. Miller was at one time the Editor of The New York Herald Tribune. He occupied Horace Greeley's old office.… Continue

Added by Sallie on January 26, 2009 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Medicinal Remedies From Appalachia



As far as sickness goes-last winter was the worst we've had since the girls started school. Illnesses started before Christmas and lasted clean till May. Chitter and Chatter had strep throat about 5 times between them-of course they never had it simultaneously-you know when just one of those expensive tests would have been enough to prescribe medication for both of them-no they had it individually, usually a few weeks to a month… Continue

Added by Tipper on January 22, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Film rights/options available to "IVORY JOINS THE REAPING WORLD WIND"

I posted a press release on PRWEB.COM



http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/01/prweb1812854.htm



Film Rights and Options Available to

"Ivory Joins The Reaping World Wind or

Who Caused The Best End Of Earth Ever?"




H. R. Williams announces film rights and options to his debut Speculative Spiritual Fantasy novel entitled "Ivory Joins The Reaping World Wind or Who Caused The Best End Of Earth Ever?" (ISBN 0-7414-4283-3) are being made available to… Continue

Added by HOLLIS WILLIAMS on January 17, 2009 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Cold As Whiz



Bitter cold has made it's way to the southern Appalachian Mountains. Tonight is forecast to be the coldest night of the year. The temp this morning was a frigid 3 degrees-in my opinion thats just about cold enough.





When describing just how cold it is, folks can get pretty imaginative like:



* Cold as whiz (I always say this when it's cold-I have no clue what it means.)

*… Continue

Added by Tipper on January 16, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

LOL In Appalachia

Some laughter by way of Pap and an old friend Ollie.





Horace was well known for being a prankster-never one to pass up a chance to poke some fun at someone. He had a new tool in is arsenal-a dog whistle. One afternoon Horace went up the road to visit Ollie. After arriving on the porch to sit a spell, Horace told Ollie to call his dogs-he wanted to see if they were any good. Ollie called to his dogs and one came bounding up the steps just… Continue

Added by Tipper on January 13, 2009 at 9:28am — No Comments

Mary Of The Wild Moor



This week's Pickin' & Grinnin' In The Kitchen Spot at the Blind Pig & The Acorn features a song of old Mary Of The Wild Moor. Like most songs-this one has a neat history. The song tells the sad lonesome story of a mother and child freezing to death because her father couldn't hear her cries for help-doesn't get much sadder than that.



It's hard to imagine a world where information… Continue

Added by Tipper on January 10, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 3



Time for another Appalachian Vocabulary Test.



Blackberry winter

Blow

Blue john

Boot

Brought on

Budget

Bumfuzzle

Buss

Bust a gut

Branch






Blackberry winter-the last cold spell in the spring "I was all ready to go barefoot for the summer and then blackberry winter showed up."



Blow-to brag or one who brags… Continue

Added by Tipper on January 6, 2009 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

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