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

“We found all in Fellowship” at Flat Creek: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

One of the resources hiding away in the North Carolina Room reference stacks are various church histories and minutes. Most of the time, these valuable records sit around on the shelf and do not see much use. If you think about it, it’s easy to understand why. On the surface, it may not seem like … Continue reading “We found all in Fellowship” at Flat Creek: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

A Couple of Folks from Five Points: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Hiding away in the Five Points neighborhood of Asheville are some of Asheville's stories of philanthropy and heroism. The neighborhood, though it was officially established and named only fairly recently, was developed much earlier. Most of the extant homes were constructed in the late 19th and early 20th century, the bulk of them in the … Continue reading A Couple of Folks from Five Points: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

“Sue Cow! Sukee, sukee, sukee! Sue cow!” Farm Hollering: Wednesday June 26th

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 2019 FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 PM “HOLLERING: FARM CALLS FROM RURAL NORTH CAROLINa" PRESENTED BY SARO LYNCH-THOMASON LORD AUDITORIUM, PACK MEMORIAL LIBRARY, LOWER LEVEL. ALL EVENTs ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Light Refreshments will be served Blanche Wells (Mrs. Buck Abrams) feeding chickens at Sandy Mush. July 3, 1923.   … Continue reading “Sue Cow! Sukee, sukee, sukee! Sue cow!” Farm Hollering: Wednesday June 26th

Farming Family connections in Fairview: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

One of my earliest childhood memories is in a big, old house full of people gathered for Christmas dinner. In a dining room with a large table and wood floors, the chandelier lit with candles dripped down onto the table. At just five years old or so, it was a method of lighting I had … Continue reading Farming Family connections in Fairview: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Welkom Bij Het Dorp Enka! 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

In the late 1920’s a group of Asheville investors, boosters, and executives (including Fred Seely, son in law of the late E.W Grove) hatched a plan to lure one of the world’s most progressive burgeoning industries to western North Carolina. Established in the early 1920s after the discovery of the scientific process for creating “artificial … Continue reading Welkom Bij Het Dorp Enka! 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

“A Tribute to the Stephens-Lee High School” is Now on Video

"A Tribute to the Stephens-Lee High School" as presented by the North Carolina Room on April 9, 2019 at the Stephens-Lee Center is now on video! Here's a call out to black Asheville. here's the goal: LET'S DOCUMENT EVERY FACULTY MEMBER WHO EVER TAUGHT AT STEPHENS-LEE! What better way to honor these people who gave … Continue reading “A Tribute to the Stephens-Lee High School” is Now on Video

Cousin Caney the Corrupt Commissioner and the Brand New Emma-Leicester Road: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Emma is a small community in western Buncombe County that sits nestled between Dryman Mountain and the French Broad River. If you wanted to put a pushpin on a map, you’d place it on the crossroads at North Louisiana and Emma Road (SR 1338). Today, the intersection maintains some character of the old and the … Continue reading Cousin Caney the Corrupt Commissioner and the Brand New Emma-Leicester Road: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Upcoming Program: Secrets from a Mountain Cove with Bob Brunk

Please join the North Carolina Room for our free monthly program tomorrow evening in Lord Auditorium from 6-7 pm. “SECRETS OF A MOUNTAIN COVE; A FAMILY’S LIFE WITH ARCHAEOLOGY” An Illustrated Essay by Bob Brunk Light Refreshments will be served. Bob, his wife Jan, and their two small children moved to a steep mountain farm … Continue reading Upcoming Program: Secrets from a Mountain Cove with Bob Brunk