The small community of Grahamtown is a community within a community - the traditional heart of the African American community in Rutherford County. Several world famous black Americans began their education in small black schools in the county from the end of the civil war to the end of segregation, not only in Rutherford County, but in thousands of small communities across the country.
WNCW will have booths at both the Asheville Wine and Food Festival this Saturday and Music on the Mountaintop over the weekend. Be sure to stop by our booth if you're at one of these festivals.
Dynamite Roasting will be joining WNCW at the Asheville Wine and Food Festival to give out samples of our very own WNCW Blend of coffee. If you haven't tried it yet, this will be a great opportunity for you to get a taste of this unique, organic coffee blend.
Asheville has grown to become known as a trailblazer in the making of beer, wine and distilled spirits, as well as the slow food movement and sustainability. On Saturday, August 25, Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2012 will showcase the best in food and drink offered in Asheville and surrounding areas.
Dr. David J. Boudreaux is a professor of economics and former chair of the Department of Economics at George Mason University. A regular columnist with The Wall Street Journal, Boudreaux reportedly writes about 400 letters to editors, journalists and producers at major media annually, disputing misreporting and intellectual dishonesty. Dr. Boudreaux also writes about the events of the day at his popular blog, Cafe' Hayek.
Those of us who live in Western North Carolina are very aware of the fact that one of the most amazing walking trails is right in our backyard. The Appalachian Trail is so convenient to the many devoted hikers in our region, that we tend to forget it isn't all just ours. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, however, is dedicated to the care of the Trail from one end to the other, in all of the states connected by it.
Disclaimer: Due to Adult Language, this book is not recommended for children.
Jenny Lawson has been known to millions online and on Twitter as "The Bloggess". But when she decides to break into "print" media, her chosen subject matter is her more-than-a-little strange upbringing. With a father Lawson describes as completely crazy, and a mother who she later discovered was also crazy - just not as crazy as her father - Lawson says nobody has as insane a family as she does.
There was a time was when riding a bicycle meant going outside, hitting the kickstand with the back of your foot, swinging your leg over and taking off. You didn't need to buy expensive gear; you didn't need a huge number of gears; and you didn't have to ride miles and miles, just as fast as you could.
The idea of being present at the uncovering of historical artifacts has always sounded so thrilling to me. So when I heard that a group of Wofford College students recently went on a dig near Galilee and were able to make a significant find, I had to contact them. Listen on Monday when I speak with James Ballard, one of the members of the trip. We will talk about the process, what they found, what it means and what's next.
Operation North State is less than two years old, but as an organization, it couldn't be much more popular if it tried. Everyone wants to get behind and help our military here at home and abroad. That's what made Operation North State founder and volunteer, Terry Snyder start the organization. Pam Bunch talks to Snyder about this military support group that only works for military in North Carolina, sending holiday packages full of North Carolina goods to our troops and how you can help in this wonderful endeavor.