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Story of Private Solomon Cunningham, 1861

Historic PhotoSolomon Cunningham, 1861On July 15, 1861, 35-year-old Solomon Cunningham (pictured here) enlisted in the Confederate Army at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher and became a private in Company H of the 25th N.C. Regiment.  He went north with General Robert Ransom’s Brigade in late June 1862, and saw…See More
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Gary Carden's Outlander--about Kephart--at UNCA July 31--with author

Is Carden's Kephart play controversial?Gary Carden's play, "Outlander," receives a "staged reading" in the Reuter Center, UNC Asheville, 2 p.m., Sun., July 31.  Carden will be on hand to discuss the play with the audience.  It is a controversial play in that it has been criticized by the descendants of Horace Kephart who felt that the play "demeaned" Kephart.  "Ironically," Carden says, "my original purpose in writing the play was to 'redeem' Kephart. who has often been denounced by the…See More
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Bring Back the Game

BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

August 6, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable historyby Rob NeufeldAn earlier time PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil, Sadie Louise, and Dan, c. 1936.  Photo courtesy Dan Taylor.            “We had hobos come to our house, and my mother would never turn them away,” Dan Taylor says of his experience…See More
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FDR and the Haywood farmer, 1937

New Deal boosted Haywood sharecropper’s familyby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Dan Cochran poses with his family—his wife, Ila; Howard, Pansy, and Chester; and Peggy’s and Kaye’s mother, Mabel Jean—dressed in clothes provided by the photographer, c.1927.            Franklin Delano Roosevelt started going to Warm…See More
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William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree Fundraising Concert at City Lights Bookstore

July 16, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree will perform a fundraising acoustic concert at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 16th at 6:30pm. Donations will be collected for a friend, Aaron Shapiro, to help raise money for a volunteer trip to Malawi to assist with the construction of a school. William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree have been playing traditional mountain music together in WNC for the past five years. Their self-titled CD is on sale in the bookstore and will be available during the…See More
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A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Metro Wines

June 18, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Connie Regan-Blake is a nationally celebrated storyteller and workshop leader. Join us in this intimate setting (with plenty of parking) for an evening of stories as her storytelling and coaching students "Take the Stage!" You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles with tellers Vixi Jil Glen, Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Martha Reed Johnson, Dottie Jean Kirk, Mikalena Zuckett, Lee Lyons and Hettie Barnes. Ticket price includes a glass of wine so 'come on down'! Tickets can be…See More
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Authors of Western North Carolina--A Gateway

Authors of Western North Carolina
A Gateway to Their Pages on The Read; Reviews & Interviews; and Websites

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Bahia Brenda Abrams
Website

Mary Adams
Commandment: Review.

Sherry Austin
Blog.

Byron Ballard
Blog.

Peter J. Barr

Marie Bartlett
Website

Michael Beadle
Website

Jean Boone Benfield
Feature review

Danny Bernstein

Jeff Biggers

Charles Blackburn Jr.

Christopher Blake
UNCA collection

Charles Blount

Cecil Bothwell

Cathy Smith Bowers
Website
Feature article

Bill Branyon

Kenneth Butcher

Kathryn Stripling Byer

Blog

Wayne Caldwell

Gary Carden

Catherine Carter

Jim Casada

Fred Chappell

Karen Chavez
Website

Thomas Rain Crowe

Jennifer Elizabeth Daigle

Nancy Dillingham

Wendy Dingwall

Angela Dove

Barbara Duncan

Julia Nunnally Duncan

Pamela Duncan

Tony Earley
Video, "About Town Myth"
Video, about My Antonia
Review of The Blue Star
Website

George Ellison

Marlon Ferguson

Charles C. Fletcher

Keith Flynn

Terrell Garren

Judith Geary

Gail Godwin

Judy Goldman
Website

Alan Gratz
See his blog.

Christine Hale

Tim Hall

Michael Hardy
Website

Tommy Hays
Website
Review
On inspiration
About Alzheimer's

Laura Hope-Gill
Website
Her blog

Michael Hopping

Gloria Houston

Holly Iglesias
Web page
Reading poem

George Ivey
Website
Book on Facebook

Dot Jackson

Bruce E. Johnson

Carroll Jones

Barbara Kingsolver

Brian Lee Knopp
Facebook for Mayhem in Mayberry

Elizabeth Kostova

Vicki

Lane

Simone

Lipscomb

Hal Littleton

Blog

David

Madden

Kathryn

Magendie

Sebastian Matthews

Dawn McCall

Suzan Tanner McCoury

Mindi Meltz

MariJo Moore

Robert Morgan

Stephanie Morris

Rob Neufeld

Scott Owens

Sharon Oxendine

Ann Pancake

Joe Perrone Jr.

Bob Plott

Jack Joseph Prather

Charles F. Price

Jack R. Pyle

Ron Rash

Glenis Redmond

Randy Russell

Rick Russell

Pat Riviere-Seel

Leanna Sain

Lynn Salsi

Rose Senehi
Website

Nancy Simpson

Ed Southern

Lin Stepp

Peggy Poe Stern
Feature
Website

Jerry Stubblefield

Lawrence Thackston

Dave Turner

Dave Waldrop

Betty Cloer Wallace

John D. Waterman

 

Website

Charles Dodd White
Website.

Hollis Williams

Lynn Wilson

Allan Wolf

Perry Deane Young

Diana S. Zimmerman

 

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