Glady Community: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Glady is in Upper (as opposed to Lower) Hominy Township up NC 151 on the scenic drive to Mount Pisgah. It's roughly 3.5 miles from Jugtown, Luther, or Turnpike! Yes, there are many communities in the Hominy Townships. The first news article about Glady that I found was from February 1886. Mr. J.E. McElrath placed … Continue reading Glady Community: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Event: Becky Stone Portrays Civil Rights Activist Pauli Murray

In Celebration of Women's History Month Becky Stone Portrays Civil Rights Activist Pauli Murray Thursday March 28, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:00 Lord Auditorium, Pack Memorial Library, Lower Level All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served I Pauli Murray was a published poet. An Episcopal Priest. An Attorney and … Continue reading Event: Becky Stone Portrays Civil Rights Activist Pauli Murray

“You Have to Start a Thing” a Quick Introduction to Some Self-Starting Ladies of Biltmore Village: 52 Weeks 52 Communities

March is Women's History Month, and I would never forgive myself if I didn't share some of the amazing photos we have in our collection of some of the incredible women who lived their lives, in whole or part, in the Biltmore Village community. Beyond the "Lady on the Hill" there are some fascinating stories … Continue reading “You Have to Start a Thing” a Quick Introduction to Some Self-Starting Ladies of Biltmore Village: 52 Weeks 52 Communities

Asheville’s Listings in The Green Book

  Victor H. Ring may not have coined the phrase "driving while black",  but he understood first-hand the various roadblocks and bumps in the road for black travelers 80 years ago. The first issue of The Negro Motorist Green Book was published in 1937. In fifteen pages, Mr. Green offered a guide to New York … Continue reading Asheville’s Listings in The Green Book

52 Weeks, 52 Communities: Alexander

Situated along the French Broad between Weaverville and Leicester is Alexander. The unincorporated community has a storied history connected directly to tourism, the Buncombe Turnpike, and the Zebulon Vance’s older brother, Robert. Today, Alexander remains one of the most rural sections of the county, characterized by steep terrain on either side of the French Broad … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Communities: Alexander

52 Weeks, 52 Communities : Albemarle Park

There is nothing like a memoir to learn the history of a place, and the Albemarle community is lucky that the children (of which there were 10) of William and Mary Wadley Raoul wrote about their family and the development of Albemarle. The Family of Raoul: A Memoir by Mary Raoul Millis, contains Mary’s writing … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Communities : Albemarle Park