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The history of Oakley

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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 info is at…See More
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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
Mar 11
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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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October 2010 Blog Posts (27)

Think about it

Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much...J. Wayne

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 30, 2010 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Think about it

I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and with a strong radical bias...T. Benn
What did he say???

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 28, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Do You Believe In Haunted Houses?

Last weekend-Chatter and Chitter played the role of 'Alice' in The Learning Center!'s annual Monster Mash Maze. It was a little spooky-but mostly lots of fun for kids and adults.

As you go through Halloween mazes or haunted houses-part of the fun is knowing you're going to be scared-knowing someone may touch your arm, grab at your leg or jump out and…


Added by Tipper on October 28, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

Haunting Songs

Music is huge part of my life-that's no surprise to anyone who reads the Blind Pig on a regular basis. My Spooky October wouldn't be complete without a post about scary songs. Halloween parties often play songs like Monster Mash, Ghostbusters, and Thriller but I'm talking about songs…


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Think about it

He makes no friends who never made a foe...Tennyson

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 27, 2010 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Georgia Eubank publishes 2d Literary Trails guide--this time, NC's Piedmont

The new book is: Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook by Georgann Eubanks (UNC Press, Oct. 15, 2010, 465 pages, many color photos, maps, hardcover $37.50, paperback $19.95).

"The focus of the book is writing about place," Eubanks says. Sites were chosen because of what writers have written about them.

Eubanks' first volume in her… Continue

Added by Rob Neufeld on October 26, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

UNC Prof lays out picture of Latinos in N.C.

The new book is: The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina: New Roots in the Old North State by Hannah Gill (UNC Press, Nov. 1, 2010, 224 pages, hardcover, $49.95; trade paper, $18.95)

As befits the press, it's scholarly--"mapping the issues"; measuring impacts; devoting sections to case studies (e.g., Alamance County); providing historical background;… Continue

Added by Rob Neufeld on October 26, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Think about it

And lest I should be exalted above measure... there was given to me a thorn in the buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure...2 Corinthians 12:7 KJV

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 24, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments

Buster- A Man and his Dog

I wrote this story several years ago, 1998, or '99. It is non-fiction. I still miss my buddy, Buster.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 23, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments

Think about it

Even God cannot change the past...Agathon 446-400 BC

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 23, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments


This story is non-fiction. Blaze was my first horse.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 18, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

Think about it

Look at those they call unfortunate, and at a closer view, you'll find that many of them are unwise...A. Young

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 17, 2010 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Think about it

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, happy attitudes...Norman V. Peale

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 16, 2010 at 11:29am — No Comments

World famous ceramic artist at UNCA, Nov. 16

WNC is a ceramics mecca, and its ceramics work a regional culture keynote.

Great artists are sponsored and drawn here for the interaction.

Arnie Zimmerman, famous for his ceramic figures in large, teeming scenarios, discusses his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in UNC…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 15, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Think about it

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government. Alexander Hamilton..1755-1804.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 15, 2010 at 8:56am — No Comments

Upcoming book of short stories, "A bunch of Wiregrass", Growing up in Wiregrass country.

Elic Randall is the name of this character. This is just one of the stories about this memorable character.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 14, 2010 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Think about it

By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. M. Twain

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 14, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Think about it

He that is good with a hammer, tends to think everything is a nail. A. Maslow..

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 13, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

More of the book, WISH YOU LIVED CLOST

I am attaching some of the handwritten letters from Bonnie to Cathy Continue

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 12, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.
Aeschylus 525-426 BC

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 12, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments

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