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"The introduction of my new publication, Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock will be launched on Sept 14 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Henderson County Court House 500 Main Street. A talk and a brief slide show follows with refreshments afterward. …"
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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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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 trio covered the N.C. mountains, ending in Allegheny County. The second volume begins with a tour of Winston-Salem, a short leap. Seventeen more tours follow.

In High Point, an excerpt from Margaret Maron's murder mystery, Killer Market, surveys the bustle. A few pages later, Polecat Creek, O. Henry's birthplace, emerges. A photo shows a sculpture of Edward R. Murrow's head, part of a memorial in Polecat Creek, where, as a four-year old boy, he'd spoken a confession at the Centre Friends Meeting House.

It's that kind of fun, not as immersive as an anthology; but much more substantial than a traditional guidebook. The coated paper makes the book Smithsonian quality.

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