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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by mountain life in North Carolin...
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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections.  Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
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Writers at Home at Malaprops at Malaprops

March 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
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Reading by Poet Bianca Spriggs at Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

March 30, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release http://www.news.appstate.edu/2017/03/06/bianca-spriggs/Parking info is at parking.appstate.edu.…See More
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Hester

HESTER      Growing up in Asheville,  N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “       My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike…See More
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Blind Man's Bluff

According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
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Bob Plott replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Hunters and Plott hounds
"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
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February 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Opportunity to advance reading and heritage

Hello, book and heritage friends:



I thought you all might want to know about the continuing growth and usefulness of the Citizen-Times supported website, “The Read on WNC.” For example, now you have:



• A feature on all scheduled book discussions in the region.

• An archive of regional author profiles and interviews.

• One-stop directory of libraries, bookstores, colleges & universities, heritage sites, and community orgs.

• Major features and forums on… Continue

Added by The Read on February 24, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rev. Stephen Morgan , 1776-1859

I started doing family research on the Morgan Family about 13 years ago. Stephen Morgan was my grandmother Lillian Morgan Hare's great grandfather.

Since I did not live in Western North Carolina, I depended greatly on an ancestry software program. Later, while visiting my cousin Sally Warren, I found that her husband Bennett was a Morgan descendant. She and Bennett drove us out to visit Perminter Morgan's grave site. I…

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Added by Sallie on February 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

Mountain Folk



I'd like to introduce you to Hubert Kirkland. Hubert is a native Appalachian-born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I recently interviewed Hubert about his life in Appalachia.





What was life like when you were a child?



There was lots of work to be done and everybody had to help. Having a garden was a major chore-the whole family helped with it cause you… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 17, 2009 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

Habitual Words



Have you ever been around someone who used the same word or words in every sentence? Years ago, I was introduced to a man-who at the end of every sentence said "and what not". I remember being obsessed with listening to him-to see if just once-he would'nt say "and what not". Never happened-he said it at the end of every sentence just like clock work.



A few other habitual sayings I've heard:



* you know (one of The Deer… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 12, 2009 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Stephen Morgan's obituary

obituary of Brother Stephen Morgan

copied from Flat Creek Baptist Church Minutes..published by Norma Morgan

original spelling unchanged

who departed this life July 23rd 1896. Born Nov. 1st 1809 age eighty six

years eight months and 22 days professed faith in Christ the ninth year

of his age and joined the church at FLAT CREEK in the 22 year of his age

In the year 1832 and lived a faithful and devoted member of the same

until his death making him a member…
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Added by Sallie on February 10, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Being Frugal & Green By Planting Seeds In Newspaper Pots



My thoughts have been swirling around this summer's vegetable garden. For the past several years, we've purchased plants that need an extra jump on the growing season-like tomatoes and peppers.



Since money is tight this year-I decided to go back to germinating seeds indoors in an effort to save money. I've started seeds in all sorts of plastic containers before-and even tried the egg shell method one year. I liked the egg shell-because… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 10, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 4



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test!



1. Call On

2. Conniption

3. Captain

4. Care

5. Carry

6. Crick

7. Catamount

8. Catheads

9. Cheer

10. Chunk





1. Call On-to visit someone. "I believe I'll call on Uncle Tex, I hear he ain't been doing no good."

2. Conniption-a mad fit. "Granny had a conniption when she saw the mud… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 7, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Quilting Bee - Then And Now



Back in the day-quilts were a necessity of life-actually they still are to a degree. Quilts offer warmth for our bodies-a way to protect ourselves from the cold. Yet, when you look back to the days of living in an uninsulated house with only a fireplace or cookstove to supply heat, you realize what an important role quilts played in the days of old.



The ability to quilt stretched across all social classes-you needed warmth from the cold… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Memories Of Winter Months Spent In Appalachia



In the old days the long winter months following Christmas and New Years were a time to catch up on housework, sewing, quilting, barn work, hardware repair, and planning for spring and planting time. Certainly folks still had work to do-feeding/caring for the animals, and making sure the wood supply would make it till spring-but the weather conditions forced the late winter months to also be a time of rest (compared to the long work days of… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 1, 2009 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

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