Katey Schultz is a resident of Burnsville and a writer. Or perhaps I should say she is a writer and a resident of Burnsville. "Flashes of War" by Katey Schultz is indeed about war, but not in any sort of conventional way. I likely would not have seen it at the bookstore and "jumped" on it as something to read for the pure pleasure of reading. But I know better now.
Blues guitarist Freddie King is what we at WNCW consider one of the 3 great Kings of the Blues (along with Albert and of course B.B.) Freddie rose to popularity in the early 60's with a string of tight, catchy instrumentals. This album from a 1974 concert in Atlanta includes some choice versions of standards like "Dust My Broom", "Key to the Highway", and "Sweet Home Chicago", and also includes some interesting interview snippets with him.
Grace Cathey is not just any sculptor. Grace is a metal and steel sculptor and she does most of her work from her studio in one half of her husband's service station in Waynesville, NC. If you have not had the pleasure of traveling there to see her studio/service station waiting room/sculpture garden, then reading 'Fire and Ice' by Cathey and Writer/historian Sara M. Evans will suffice until you canmake it to Waynesville to meet her.