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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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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…See More
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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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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
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This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
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Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
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A meaningful tour of East Asheville   PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at…

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The German migration to Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld   PICTURE CAPTION: An immigrant family comes down the Philadelphia Wagon Road…

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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable history by Rob Neufeld An earlier time   PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil…

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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO   James Vester Miller   James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancip…

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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justice by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author…

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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic mill by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill,…

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Dellinger Mill--sacred place east of Bakersville

A Mitchell County gristmill sifts through 150 years by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Book cover, “Dellinger Grist Mill on Cane Creek” by Jac…

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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trial by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope,…

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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoods by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Ban…

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Hunters and Plott hounds

HISTORIC PHOTO   Hunters and Plott hounds, 1942   During bear-hunting season in 1942, the Asheville Citizen-Times celebrated the Plott ho…

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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville   PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at…

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The German experience settling WNC

The German migration to Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld   PICTURE CAPTION: An immigrant family comes down the Philadelphia Wagon Road…

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1 Feb 16
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A look into Asheville tourism past and future

Tourism’s booming and looming presence over time by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Bus tours were a focus of tourism funding in Asheville.  F…

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