The Society for Human Rights is founded by Henry Gerber in Chicago. The society is the first gay rights organization as well as the oldest documented in America. After receiving a charter from the state of Illinois, the society publishes the first American publication for homosexuals, Friendship and Freedom. Soon after its founding, the society disbands due to political pressure. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill made it easier for Sonya Ross to cover the White House. She set a great example, provided pointers, and boosted her confidence.
“She blazed a trail,” said Ross, a White House reporter at the Associated Press for nearly seven years who is now AP’s race and ethnicity editor. “She didn’t just teach me how to do it; she showed the world how to do it.”
Indeed, people around the world were stunned by reports of the 61-year-old Ifill’s death from cancer in mid-November—two days before she was to receive the 2016 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism at Columbia University. Everyone from President Obama to people on the street praised the way in which she protected “the public’s right to know” throughout her career, most recently as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week as well as co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour. Continue reading
More than 45 years ago, we — the founders of Our Bodies Ourselves — first met to talk about our lives, our health, and our bodies. We had never discussed these intimate issues publicly. We came to believe then, as we do now, that there is no substitute for a small group of women, in the spirit of mutual trust and respect, listening, speaking, and honoring the truth of our own lived experiences.
Like a tsunami, the highs and lows of the past rush over visitors to the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. It isn’t so much that the information is news to us, but we aren’t used to being hit with so much of it at once.
As one misty-eyed woman visitor put it, “They told it all”—from Black Power to #BlackLivesMatter.
They told the good, the bad, and the downright ugly, but it’s an inspiring kind of sensory overload that makes you want to come back for more. The curators start the story below ground, evoking the feeling of being in the bowels of slave ships that stole our ancestors from Africa. Through a glass wall of a descending elevator, time travels in reverse as the years roll back to the 1400s.
A wind that could tear off shingles
whips over the ridge all night,
leaving a sky clean and blue as an Alpine lake.
The last few leaves cling low to the maple trees,
the newly bare tree tops scraping the sky.
The sound of an ax chopping wood comes up the hollow.
My uncle’s spirit is chopping wood, a chore that’s never done.
The ancient and everyday repetitions of labor-
splitting firewood, canning fruit, patching clothes, knitting hats-
the ancestors nudge us, saying “listen to the wind!”,
reminding us to keep moving, prepare for winter.
No tender admonitions here!
Grossmutter comes flying over the trees in a vision,
braving vast expanses of the sea,
four children, one just a baby, wrapped in her skirts,
my father pushing out from her embrace
to gaze beyond the ship’s deck to the New World.
“Fly!”,she says to me. “What holds you back?
None of us know what that first step will bring.
It is your Grossmutter in the spirit world and I tell you-
the world changes shape with every step you take.
A russet maple leaf lets go, and spins out of sight.
She has thrown off her rose-colored apron
and put down her wooden spoon.
She is twenty-five, pin curled and all brand new,
eyes opened wide.
“Granddaughter, yes, go! With each step,
the world rearranges itself before you,
a Rubik’s Cube, a house of mirrors.
Take that step! As we live and breathe,
other souls live and breathe too,
and arrange their lives to respond to you.
Step into the dance! The music you call,
and the next, and the next under your gaze will fall.”
At this she spit-polishes her new red shoes,
steps on board the trolley car,
smiles wide at the driver,
and spins off into the skies.
Annelinde has three chapbooks of poetry: Isn’t It All of Us? featuring poetry of the world’s peoples; In Love with the Rooted Earth about her relationship with the natural world; and most recently This Most Huge Yes, including poetry of the Goddess and also world topics, written in 2012. Poetry, music, events and items by Annelinde available for sale can be found at her new blog, www.AnnelindesWorld.blogspot.com.
Washington, DC — Today EPA identified five chemicals that will receive “expedited action” under the new Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act. The provision of the law requiring this action was a priority for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families during the legislative debate. It applies only to a small number of the chemicals that are known to be Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (“PBT”). These chemicals pose unique threats to public health and the environment because they do not break down in the environment and they build up in the food chain, including in the human body.
Know the Signs
Domestic violence is often more than just physical abuse. It encompasses sexual, emotional, economic and psychological violence. Initially, identifying the signs of an abusive relationship can be difficult, especially if the abuser uses subtle tactics to gain power and control. It is very common for survivors to recognize the beginning of the abuse as the first time the abusers hit them, but really the cycle of violence may have started early on in the relationship. Perpetrators tend to be charming and very convincing when exerting power and control tactics. However, understanding common occurrences or patterns in an unhealthy relationship and being able to begin an informed conversation is a major step to healing and helping others to join in understanding why and how domestic violence occurs.
WNC Birth Center is the first of its kind in our region to provide comprehensive primary and preventive care from adolescence through menopause and beyond to women seeking high-quality, personalized healthcare in a homelike environment. Complete maternity care, from pregnancy planning through childbirth, postpartum and breastfeeding, is an important component of our services and is available to all pregnant women with a low-risk pregnancy.
WNC Birth Center believes:
*Compassionate care for women of all ages is beneficial to the family and society
*Birth is a normal process that is enhanced by a safe, familiar and relaxing environment
*Education, knowledge and evidence-based practices form the foundation of optimal health
*Family participation is an important aspect of quality patient care
*Breastmilk is the optimal food for babies
*Raising awareness about midwifery, normal birth and birth center care is one of our priorities
*Education of medical residents and midwifery students results in better healthcare for many who never enter our birth center
*Everyone deserves respect regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation or marital status
*All women have the right to quality healthcare and the unique services offered at our center.
For more information visit our website WNC Birth Center
*WNC Birth Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Photo credit: Seana Berglund at Babymoon Birth Services
The voices of Urban Institute’s researchers and staff
The NBA recently announced that it was moving its 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina in protest of a state law requiring people to use public bathrooms that correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificates. With that decision, the NBA joined several organizations and corporations that have taken action in response to North Carolina’s House Bill 2. Opponents of the law have called for boycotts of the state, urging people not to travel to North Carolina for business or pleasure. And the federal government has threatened to withhold roughly $4.8 billion in federal grants and contracts.
This is a listing of books about Asheville and Western North Carolina. Please feel free to suggest additions or changes to the author:
[Southern railway company] [from old catalog]. The Land of the Sky, Western North Carolina. [New York,: American bank note co., 1914.
Adallis, Dio. Thirtieth Anniversary Historical Brochure of Asheville Greek-American Community. [Asheville? N.C.,, 1935.
Allen, Martha Norburn. Asheville and the Land of the Sky. Rev. and enl. ed. Charlotte,: Heritage House, 1960.
Allen, W. C. North Carolina History Stories. Richmond,: B.F. Johnson publishing company, 1901.
American agricultural and mineral land company. [from old catalog]. Letters and Reports on Western North Carolina. New York,: G. E. Sears, stationer and printer, 1868.
American institute of electrical engineers. [from old catalog]. Papers to Be Presented at 22d… Convention… Asheville, N.C., June, 1905. [n.p.], 1905.
Arnold, L. M., Anna Addams McDonald, and Robert Thomas Newcomb. History of the Origin of All Things, Given by the Lord Thy God through His Holy Medium, L. M. Arnold, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1851. 2 vols. Asheville, N.C.: Biltmore Press, 1936.
Arthur, John Preston. Western North Carolina; a History, 1730-1913. Spartanburg, S.C.,: Reprint Co., 1973.
Arthur, John Preston, and National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of North Carolina. Edward Buncombe Chapter Asheville. Western North Carolina; a History (1730-1913). Raleigh, N.C.,: Edwards & Broughton printing company, 1914.
Ashe, W. W. The Possibilities of a Maple Sugar Industry in Western North Carolina. Winston: M. I. and J. C. Stewart, public printers and binders, 1897.
Asheville N.C. Board of trade. [from old catalog]. Asheville, North Carolina, America’s Beauty Spot. Asheville,: Hackney & Moale co., 1915.
Association of State Floodplain Managers. Conference (14th : 1990 : Asheville N.C.). Challenges Ahead : Flood Loss Reduction Strategies for the 90’s : Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, June 11-15, 1990, Asheville, North Carolina. Boulder, CO
Madison, WI: Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, Institute of Behavioral Science
Association of State Floodplain Managers, 1991.
Bailey, Evelyn Hope. Parkway Playhouse : History of a Western North Carolina Summer Theatre. [Burnsville, N.C.]: E.H. Bailey, 1999.
Ballard, B. Vincent. Tatham Narrative, 1735-1983 : The Tatham Family of South-West Virginia and Western North Carolina. [Cary, N.C.]: B.V. Ballard, 1987.
Ballew, Bill. Baseball in Asheville. Images of Baseball. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.
—. A History of Professional Baseball in Asheville. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2007.
Barlowe, Texie Horton. The Hortons of Western North Carolina. [Lenoir, N.C.: T.H. Barlowe, 1934.
Barnes, Judy. Coasting the Mountains : A Guide to Western North Carolina. Gretna: Pelican Pub., 2001.
Barnett, John C., and Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress). Circular to the Freedmen of Western North Carolina and Adjoining Districts of South Carolina. [Charlotte, N.C.: Freedmen’s Bureau, 1865.
Bartlett, Richard A. Troubled Waters : Champion International and the Pigeon River Controversy. Outdoor Tennessee Series. 1st ed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995.
Battle, Kemp P. The Lord Proprietors of Carolina. [Raleigh,: E.M. Uzzell & Co., printers, 1904.
Bayley, William Shirley. Deposits of Brown Iron Ores (Brown Hematite) in Western North Carolina. Raleigh,: Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., 1925.
Bayley, William S. Magnetic Iron Ores of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Nashville,, 1923.
Bayley, William Shirley, and Tennessee. Division of Geology. Magnetic Iron Ores of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. [Chapel Hill]: North Carolina Geological and economic survey, 1923.
Bell, Lisa, Lynda McDaniel, and Tim Barnwell. Asheville, a View from the Top. 1st ed. Montgomery, Ala.: Community Communications, 1996.
Bennett, David Parker. “A Study in Fiddle Tunes from Western North Carolina.” Thesis (M A ). University of North Carolina., 1940.
Berkowitz, Steven J. On-Site Wastewater Treatment Problems and Alternatives for Western North Carolina. [Raleigh, N.C.]: Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina, 1981.
Beverley, Robert. The Western North Carolina Almanac and Book of Lists. 1st ed. Franklin, N.C.: Sanctuary Press, 1991.
—. The Western North Carolina Almanac and Book of Lists. 2nd ed. Franklin, N.C.: Sanctuary Press, 1993.
Bishir, Catherine W., Michael T. Southern, and Jennifer F. Martin. A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
Black, David R., and James Sumner. Historic Architectural Resources of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville, N.C.
Raleigh, N.C.: City of Asheville ;
Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources, 1979.
Blackmun, Ora. Western North Carolina, Its Mountains and Its People to 1880. Boone, N.C.: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1977.
Block, Frank E. “Dalton Family of Western Nc.” 2006. Frank E. Block.
—. Johnson, Dalton, Staton of Western North Carolina : Working Paper with Some Account of Arledge, Blackwell, Boone, Capps, Corn, Henderson, Holbert, Lankford, Stover, Walker, and Other Families of Western North Carolina. Atlanta, GA (32 Pointe Terrace, Atlanta 30339): F.E. Block, 1989.
Blue Ridge Bicycle Club (Asheville N.C.). Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina : Favorite Rides of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club. Almond, N.C.: WMC Pub., 1997.
Boyd, Brian. Waterfalls of the Southern Appalachians : A Viewer’s Guide to 40 Waterfalls of Northern Georgia, Western North Carolina & Western South Carolina. Conyers, GA: Ferncreek Press, 1990.
Boyd, William Kenneth, and Joseph Grégoire de Roulhac Hamilton. A Syllabus of North Carolina History, 1584-1876. Durham, N.C.,: The Seeman printery, 1913.
Brettell, Caroline. Constructing Borders/Crossing Boundaries : Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007.
Brookshire, William F. Genealogy: De[S]Cendants of Joel and Nancy Brookshire, Western North Carolina. Lenoir, N.C.,: Smith Print. Co., 1969.
Browder, Nathaniel C. The Cherokee Indians and Those Who Came After : Notes for a History of the People Who Settled Western North Carolina. Hayesville, NC: Browder, 1973.
Brown, W. Vance. A Plan for the General Property Tax as Advocated by the Asheville Board of Trade. [n.p.], 1916.
Brunk, Robert S. May We All Remember Well : A Journal of the History & Culture of Western North Carolina. Ashville, N.C.: Robert S. Brunk Auction Services, Inc., 2001.
Bumgarner, George William, and James Elwood Carroll. The Flowering of Methodism in Western North Carolina. An American Methodist bicentennial ed. Charlotte, N.C.: Commission on Archives and History of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1984.
Buncombe County bar Asheville N.C. [from old catalog], and John P. Arthur. Proceedings of the Bar of Asheville, July 28, 1902, Upon the Death of Honorable Thomas Dillard Johnston; Being the Resolutions Adopted and the Memorial Address. [Asheville? N.C.,, 1902.
Buttitta, Tony. After the Good Gay Times; Asheville, Summer of ’35, a Season with F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York,: Viking Press, 1974.
Camp, Cordelia. Fifty Years of Pioneering in Education : And Some Outstanding Personalities of the Period in Western North Carolina. Asheville, N.C.: A. S. McMillan, 1974.
Campbell, Robert F. Mission Work among the Mountain Whites in Asheville Presbytery, N.C. [n.p.], 1899.
Carter, Ted. Ted Carter’s Vest Pocket History of Asheville and Western North Carolina : For Tar Heels, Originals or Retreads. 2 vols. [s.l.]: T. Carter, 1978.
Caudle, Virginia, and United Methodist Church (U.S.). Western North Carolina Conference. Albemarle District. The History of Peachland United Methodist Church, 1880-1994 : Albemarle District, Western North Carolina Conference, the United Methodist Church. Peachland, N.C.: The Church, 1995.
Chait, William, and Ruth Warneke. A Survey of the Public Libraries of Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina. Chicago,: American Library Association, 1965.
Chapman, Reid, and Deborah Miles. Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 2006.
Chase, Nan K. Asheville : A History. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2007.
Chase, Richard, Herbert Halpert, and Berkeley Williams. The Jack Tales. [Boston]: Houghton Mifflin, 1943.
—. The Jack Tales. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Chen, David Y. The Seasonal Tourist Accommodation Industry in Western North Carolina : A Report to Resort Owner/Operators. Greensboro, N.C.: The University, 1976.
Chen, David Y., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University., and United States. Cooperative State Research Service. A Factor Analysis on Perceived Quality of Life in Western North Carolina. Greensboro, N.C.: The University, 1978.
Clark, Elmer Talmage, and Methodist Church (U.S.). Western North Carolina Conference. Methodism in Western North Carolina. [s.l.]: Western North Carolina Conference, Methodist Church, 1966.
Coker, Robert Ervin. New Genus of Darter from Western North Carolina. Washington,: Govt. print. off., 1926.
Collier, Robert. The Asheville Stake Story : One Hundred Fifty Years Growth O. Franklin, NC: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1997.
Colton, Henry E. Mountain Scenery. The Scenery of the Mountains of Western North Carolina and Northwestern South Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.,
Philadelphia,: W.L. Pomeroy;
Hayes & Zell, 1859.
Compton, Stephen C. Early Tourism in Western North Carolina. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.
Cooper, Susan Fenimore. William West Skiles; a Sketch of Missionary Life at Valle Crucis in Western North Carolina, 1842-1862. New York,: J. Pott & co., 1890.
Cornelius, Wayne L., and North Carolina. Ambient Monitoring Section. Air Quality in Western North Carolina and Surrounding Areas : Recent Annual Trends. [Raleigh, N.C.]: Ambient Monitoring Section, North Carolina Division of Air Quality, 1999.
Craine, Lloyd Bascombe. The First of the Roberts and Crane Families Who Settled in Western North Carolina and Some of Their Descendants. [St. Paul], 1955.
Creecy, Richard Benbury. Grandfather’s Tales of North Carolina History. Raleigh,: Edwards & Broughton, Printers, 1901.
—. Grandfather’s Tales of North Carolina History. North Carolina Heritage Series,. [Spartanburg, S.C.,: Reprint Co., 1965.
Crow, Jeffrey J., and Larry E. Tise. Writing North Carolina History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979.
Deweese, Charles W. The Power of Freedom : First Baptist Church, Asheville, North Carolina, 1829-1997. Franklin, Tenn.: Providence House, 1997.
Dodson, John Dudley, E. C. Pasour, and R. C. Wells. An Economic Adjustment Study of Dairy Farms in Western North Carolina. Economics Information Report. Raleigh,: Dept. of Economics, North Carolina State University, 1971.
Dugger, Shepherd Monroe. The Balsam Groves of the Grandfather Mountain; a Tale of the Western North Carolina Mountains, Together with Information Relating to the Section and Its Hotels, Also a Vocabulary of Indian Names and a List of Altitudes of Important Mountains, Etc. Banner Elk [N.C.]: S.M. Dugger, 1907.
Easterby, James Harold. The Study of North Carolina History. Columbia.: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1951.
Eggleston. Asheville and Vicinity, a Handbook of Information. Atlanta,: Franklin print. & pub. co., 1897.
Ellison, George. Mountain Passages : Natural and Cultural History of Western North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2005.
Eubanks, Georgann, and Donna Campbell. Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains : A Guidebook. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Ferrell, Mallory Hope. Tweetsie Country : The East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad. 1st ed. Boulder, Colo.: Pruett Pub. Co., 1976.
Fields, Jay, and Brad Campbell. The Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina. Asheville, N.C.: HandMade in America, 1996.
Finley, William W. The Development of Western North Carolina. [n.p.], 1911.
Fitts, William Thrower. A History of Central Methodist Church, Asheville, North Carolina, 1837-1967. Asheville, N.C., 1968.
Fowler, T. M., and Charles Hart Litho. Asheville, Buncombe Co. N.C. 1912. Passaic, N.J.,, 1912.
Garren, Terrell T. Mountain Myth : Unionism in Western North Carolina. Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Co., Publishers, 2006.
—. The Secret of War : A Dramatic History of Civil War Crime in Western North Carolina. original ed. Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Co., 2004.
Gatchell, Horatio P. Western North Carolina ; Its Agricultural Resources, Mineral Wealth, Climate, Salubrity and Scenery. Milwaukee,, 1870.
Gatchell, H. P., and Edwin A. Gatchell. Western North Carolina; Its Resources, Climate, Scenery and Salubrity. New York,: A. L. Chatterton, 1885.
Gleitsmann, W. Western North Carolina as a Health Resort. Baltimore,: Sherwood & co., 1876.
Gleitsmann, William, and YA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress). Mountain Sanitarium for Pulmonary Diseases, Asheville, North Carolina. [Baltimore: W. Gleitsmann, 1875.
Goodloe, Daniel R. The North Carolina and Georgia Boundary. [Raleigh,: E.M. Uzzell & Co., printers, 1904.
Graham, Robert Lee, and Lois Parker Graham. The Keeper of the Parks : Parker Family of Western North Carolina. Morganton, N.C.: R. L. and L.P. Graham, 2007.
Gravatt, Andrea R. The Asheville Alphabet Book. Alexander, NC: WorldComm, 1995.
Gray, Idyl Dial, and Carolina Souvenir Booklet Association. Azure-Lure, a Romance of the Mountains; Souvenir of Asheville and Western North Carolina. Library ed. Asheville, N.C.: Advocate Publishing Co., 1924.
Green, Irv, and Andrea Gross. Handcrafted in the Blue Ridge : Discovering the Crafts, Artisans, and Studios of Western North Carolina. 1st ed. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 1997.
Greenberg, Sue, and Jan Kahn. Asheville : A Postcard History. Images of America. Dover, N.H.: Arcadia, 1997.
Griffin, Clarence W. Western North Carolina Sketches. Forest City, N.C.,: The Forest City courier, 1941.
Hagebak, Hawk. Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians : Asheville, Nc, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Nc Highcountry. Almond, NC: Milestone Press, 2002.
—. Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians : North Georgia, Western North Carolina, East Tennessee. Almond, NC: Milestone Press, 2001.
Hammond, Mary Ellen, and Jim Parham. Natural Adventures in the Mountains of Western North Carolina. Almond, NC: Milestone Press, 1999.
Harshaw, Lou. Asheville. Asheville, NC: Bright Mountain Books, 1980.
—. Asheville : Mountain Majesty. Fairview, N.C.: Bright Mountain Books, 2007.
Helper, Hinton A. [Western North Carolina … ]. [New York,, 1886.
—. Western North Carolina : Nature’s Trundle-Bed of Recuperation for Tourist and Health-Seeker. New York: South Pub., 1886.
Highsmith, William Edward. The University of North Carolina at Asheville : The First Sixty Years. [Asheville, N.C.]: University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1991.
Holmes, J. S., and United States. Forest Service. Forest Conditions in Western North Carolina. Raleigh,: Edwards & Broughton printing company, 1911.
Horton, James H., et al. Our Mountain Heritage : Essays on the Natural and Cultural History of Western North Carolina. [Cullowhee? N.C.]: North Carolina Humanities Committee, Western Carolina University, 1979.
Hughson, Walter. The Church’s Mission to the Mountaineers of the South. Hartford, Conn.,: Church missions publishing company, 1908.
Hunter, Charles E., Lewis J. Hash, and North Carolina. Division of Mineral Resources. Halloysite Deposits of Western North Carolina. [Raleigh], 1949.
Hunter, C. L. Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical. Raleigh,: The Raleigh news steam job print, 1877.
—. Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical; Illustrating Principally the Revolutionary Period of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln, and Adjoining Counties, Accompanied with Miscellaneous Information. Baltimore,: Regional Pub. Co., 1970.
Ingram, C. Denise, Patrick B. Durst, and Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (Asheville N.C.). Marketing Nature-Oriented Tourism for Rural Development and Wildlands Management in Developing Countries : A Bibliography. Asheville, N.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, 1987.
Inscoe, John C. Mountain Masters, Slavery, and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina. 1st ed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1989.
Inscoe, John C., and Gordon B. McKinney. The Heart of Confederate Appalachia : Western North Carolina in the Civil War. Civil War America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
Jenkins, Mark. Historical Sketch of Calvary Episcopal Church : Organized 1857, Built 1859, Fletcher, North Carolina, Diocese of Western North Carolina. Fletcher, N.C.: The Parish, 1959.
John F. Blair Publisher. Boogers and Boo-Daddies : The Best of Blair’s Ghost Stories. Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, Publisher, 2004.
Jones, H. G. North Carolina History : An Annotated Bibliography. Bibliographies of the States of the United States,. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.
Jones, H. G., and North Carolina. State Dept. of Archives and History. For History’s Sake; the Preservation and Publication of North Carolina History, 1663-1903. Chapel Hill,: University of North Carolina Press, 1966.
Junior League of Asheville. Mountain Elegance : A Collection of Favorite Recipes. Asheville, NC: Bright Mountain Books, 1991.
Katz, Edward J. The Modern World. The Asheville Reader. Asheville, N.C.: Pegasus Press, 1999.
Kautz, Jim. Footprints across the South : Bartram’s Trail Revisited. Kennesaw, GA: Kennesaw State University Press, 2006.
Kelsey, S. T. The Blue Ridge Highlands in Western North Carolina. Greenville, S.C.,: Daily news press, 1876.
Kelsey, S. T., and C. C. Hutchinson. The Blue Ridge Highlands of Western North Carolina. [Atlanta,: J. P. Harrison & co.], 1878.
Kenilworth inn Asheville N. C. [from old catalog]. Kenilworth Inn, Biltmore, Asheville, N. C. [Philadelphia,, 1898.
Langley, Joan, and Wright Langley. Yesterday’s Asheville. Miami: E. A. Seemann Pub., 1975.
Lawler, Jerry, and Doug Asheville. It’s Good to Be the King– Sometimes. New York: Pocket Books, 2002.
Lee, George Winthrop, Stone & Webster., and YA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress). The Library and the Business Man. [Boston,: Stone & Webster, 1907.
Lefler, Hugh Talmage. A Guide to the Study and Reading of North Carolina History. 3d ed. Chapel Hill,: University of North Carolina Press, 1969.
—. A Guide to the Study and Reading of North Carolina History. Chapel Hill,: University of North Carolina Press, 1955.
—. North Carolina History Told by Contemporaries. [4th ed. Chapel Hill,: University of North Carolina Press, 1965.
—. North Carolina History Told by Contemporaries. [2d ed. Chapel Hill,: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1948.
Levin, Rob. Asheville : A Photographic Portrait. Atlanta, Ga.: Riverbend Books, 2007.
Lewis, Joseph Volney. Corundum and the Basic Magnesian Rocks of Western North Carolina. Winston,: M.I. & J.C. Stewart, public printers, 1896.
Limbert, Paul M. First Congregational United Church of Christ, Asheville, North Carolina : A History. Tryon, N.C.: M.A. Religious Designs, 1984.
Lindsey, Thomas H. Lindsey’s Guide to Western North Carolina. Asheville,: The Randolph-Kerr printing co., 1890.
Lombard, Frances Baumgarner. From the Hills of Home in Western North Carolina. [United States: s.n.
Lord, William George. The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide. Asheville, N.C.,: Stephens Press, 1959.
—. Blue Ridge Parkway Guide. 4 vols. New York: Eastern Acorn Press, 1982.
Love, Robert Abner. General Thomas Love of Western North Carolina. 2d ed. [St. Petersburg? Fla.,.
MacRae, James C. The Highland-Scotch Settlement in North Carolina. [Raleigh,: E.M. Uzzell & Co., printers, 1905.
Mathews, Jane Gianvito, Richard A. Mathews, and Charles A. Birnbaum. The Manor and Cottages, Albemarle Park, Asheville, North Carolina : A Historic Planned Residential Community. 1st ed. Asheville, N.C.: Albemarle Park-Manor Grounds Association, 1991.
McCoy, George William. Battle of Asheville. [Asheville, N.C.,: Buncombe County Confederate Centennial Committee, 1964.
McDaniel, Douglas Stuart. Asheville. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.
McKelway, Alexander Jeffrey. The Scotch-Irish of North Carolina. [Raleigh,: W.S. Sherman, printer, 1905.
Mead, Martha Elizabeth Norburn. Asheville, in Land of the Sky. Richmond, Va.,: The Dietz press, 1942.
Miller, Georgia Ingram. Ingram, Street, and Allied Families of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Westminster, MD: Village Print., 2003.
Moseley-Edington, Helen. Angels Unaware : Asheville Women of Color. Asheville, NC: Home Press, 1996.
Mosseller, Lillian Mills. The Red Coats of the Blue Ridge : A Saga of the Mills Family and Early Settlement of Western North Carolina and Upper South Carolina. 1st ed. [Tryon, N.C.?]: Fulton Publications, 1981.
Murrill, William A. Boleti from Western North Carolina. New York: New York Botanical Garden, 1908.
Namco Publishing Company. City of Asheville-Buncombe County, North Carolina. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,, 1972.
Neufeld, Rob. A Popular History of Western North Carolina : Mountains, Heroes, and Hootnoggers. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2007.
Newnan, Georgia. Asheville, N. C., Piedmont Directory Company (Incorporated). [n.p.].
Nixon, Joseph R. The German Settlers in Lincoln County and Western North Carolina.
Norris, Don. Abraham Enloe of Western North Carolina. New York, NY: Vantage Press, Inc., 2008.
North Carolina Board of Higher Education. Report on Proposal of University of North Carolina to Add Campuses at Asheville and Wilmington. [Raleigh], 1969.
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On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, representatives from the Racial Justice Coalition (RJC), Asheville-Buncombe Branch of the NAACP, Stop the Violence Coalition, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) Baptist Ministers’ Union, Christians for a United Community (CUC), and the Residents Council of Asheville Housing Authority met with Asheville Police Department Chief Tammy Hooper and members of APD to discuss the tragedy that took place at the Deaverview Apartments, July 2, 2016, resulting in the death of Jai Lateef Soleig Williams. Continue reading
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There is agreement among voters that social media followed by cable news and broadcast news are the top places that they see the most sexist treatment of women candidates and elected officials, according to research conducted during the final days of the U.S. presidential election. Continue reading
An online university is offering 500 refugees from Syria’s civil war free places on its degree courses. The University of the People, based in California, is a fast-growing, non-profit project designed to provide higher education for those with the academic ability to study, but without the ability to pay or without any practical access to a traditional university.
Leonard Pitts Jr. won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his twice-weekly syndicated Miami Herald column, which appears in more than 200 newspapers, and has won numerous other journalism awards. Pitts has a readership in the multi-millions across the country, and his columns generate an average of 2,500 email responses per week.
When it comes to wealth and education levels in Western North Carolina, the region is sharply divided in ways that could have substantial political implications.
Morning sickness does not have a stellar reputation. You’d be hard-pressed to find a woman who recalls nausea or vomiting during pregnancy (morning sickness) with fondness. Yet a new study finds that there may be an “upside” to these symptoms: a lower risk of miscarriage and stillbirth.
Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD) studied a group of approximately 800 women, all of whom had experienced at least one or two prior pregnancy losses, and found that those who experienced nausea (with or without vomiting) had fewer pregnancy losses. Continue reading
Laura Buxenbaum is a registered dietitian and the assistant director of Nutrition Affairs for the Southeast Dairy Association with experience in clinical dietetics and nutrition education. She is responsible for developing and conducting nutrition education programs for health professionals and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and in print interviews throughout North Carolina and Virginia. Laura received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Guilford College and a master’s degree in public health and nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Greensboro District Dietetic Association board member and an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Group.
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THE FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER (FJC) IS A SAFE PLACE WHERE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ELDER ABUSE CAN COME FOR HELP. AT THE BUNCOMBE COUNTY FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER SURVIVORS CAN ACCESS MANY DIFFERENT SERVICES IN ONE LOCATION AND BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY TOWARDS STRENGTH, SAFETY, AND HOPE.
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A city is only as strong as the people who live in it. When residents struggle to make ends meet, cities can too.
Over the course of a year, roughly one in four American families at all income levels will lose a job, experience a sharp drop in income, or suffer an injury or illness that limits the ability to work.
“This isn’t just a low-income issue, it’s a middle-income issue, and to some extent, it’s also a high-income issue,” said Caroline Ratcliffe, senior fellow at the Urban Institute.
For families, these income disruptions mean being more likely to miss housing or utility payments, receive public benefits, and, worst-case scenario, be evicted from their homes. Evictions in particular can have long-term effects on families, especially children.
My mother and my sister, who was like a mother to me in the early years of my life, were both wonderful cooks and were especially talented at making delicious, tempting sweets that would curl any sweet tooth. I am sharing this particular recipe in honor of my sister who recently left this world of existence. I will share other recipes in the future that belong to my mother, my sister, and/or me.
This is the best chocolate pie I have ever eaten. In fact, once you eat a piece of this pie, the taste of all other chocolate pies will pale in comparison, to the point that you may opt out of eating a piece of any other chocolate pie. All of this is to say, be careful if you choose to prepare and eat a piece of this pie because it may well spoil all others for you. Caution — my mother and my sister both measured amounts by eye and hand, seldom by measuring spoon or cup. When it says an amount below it means heaping, e.g. 1 Tab. is 1 heaping tablespoon.
Mix together in a 4 quart pan:
1 cup sugar
4 Tabs. cocoa and add 2 cups pet milk*
2 Tabs. flour 1 tsp. salt
Mix the above together thoroughly, then begin heating the mixture, stirring to keep the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Better yet, use a double boiler for cooking.
Once the pan mixture has warmed, put 3 egg yolks (save the egg whites for the meringue) in a dish and lightly whip them; then gradually add several spoonfuls of the above warmed mixture and mix well with the yolks. Then add the dish mixture to the pan mixture very gradually, stirring constantly in order to keep the mixture from clumping (you have to be very vigilant with this and even then you may get some clumps). Cook until it bubbles, then quickly add 1 large Tab. butter and 1 tsp. vanilla; stir in, and then pour into a baked, slightly browned pie shell.
Take the 3 saved egg whites and beat until they peak when you spoon at it; add 1 cup sugar (or Splenda) and, if desired ¼ tsp. cream of tartar. Ice the top of the pie with this meringue mixture and brown lightly in a 425 degree F. oven.
Save the cooking pan for someone to “lick.” As kids we would lick the pan so clean that it almost didn’t need to be washed!
*You can substitute fat free or 2% milk, but it is not nearly as good.
As for the pie shell, the best pie shell is a homemade pie shell, but the ones from the grocery store will do. Home made pie shells are best because you can make them very short, flaky and tender (yum, yum). Here is a recipe for such a pie shell:
2 cups un-sifted flour or 2 ½ cups sifted flour
1 tsp. salt
¼ cup cold water
2/3 cup Crisco or those healthier substitutes that are now available
You can cut in the Crisco using 2 knives or mix with a pastry blender.
You may want to chill the dough for 10 to 15 minutes; it is so short that it is a little hard to work with, so chilling helps sometimes.
Roll out on a floured surface and fit into the pie pan. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Start crust out at 425 then within 3 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. and bake until lightly browned; this allows the crust to set and then be browned.
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