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Episode 16: Meeting Areas

Every community requires space to accommodate the gathering of a large group of neighbors. I have already mentioned that one of the first assemblies in Dysartsville grew out of the Muddy Creek Mission in the 1780’s, later becoming the Drucilla Presbyterian … Continue reading

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Episode 15: Cornelius Dysart: Fifth or Not?

Back in Dysartsville Episode 6 James Dysart of Dysartsville, I quoted a source Burke County Heritage, Vol 1, page 163. This article was written by Nell James Elmore quoting information reported by three historians in addition to the records of … Continue reading

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Episode 14: Dear Editor

One of my “informants” supplied me with the following letters published in 1880 in the local news section of The Blue Ridge Blade, the newspaper of Morganton, county seat of neighboring Burke County. Remember McDowell had only been a county … Continue reading

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William Brown (Pete) Gibbs II

On June 7, 2017, the line of mourners from the casket at the alter of the historic First Presbyterian Church ran along the right hand aisle and down the steep steps outside in Marion, NC. Hundreds showed up to show their … Continue reading

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Appalachian Authors at Carson House

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Clear Creek Fire Update with Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all. So sorry those who are northwest of Marion, NC, are suffering unhealthy air quality. The mountains are supposed to be the place to go for fresh air. The fire at Clear Creek, west of Lake Tahoma … Continue reading

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Episode 5: Burning Dysartsville

From my hilltop, I have been looking at hazy mountains to the north for two weeks. Some days, we are unable to see Grandfather Mtn, and never Mt. Mitchell. Where do they go? They are hidden by smoke. It all … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO MY NEIGHBORHOOD

    NEW RELEASE available at Amazon   https://www.amazon.com/author/georgiaruthwilson    https://www.books2read.com/u/bQBNre              An appropriate article by A.R. Williams appeared in the July 2017 issue of National Geographic regarding the colonization of the South Pacific. “Going farther, to remote Oceania, required a … Continue reading

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Does ART matter?

Art done by my five-year-old granddaughter definitely matters! I have a proudly framed mountain landscape she painted. I encourage her, but Daddy wants her to be a doctor. Some readers will remember gender-specific high school courses when the consensus of academic … Continue reading

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WORDS Matter

Civilization is a paradox. Too many examples show a dominant group inclined to crush the culture of the defeated. In ancient times, the world lost a brilliant treasure when the Phoenicians lost their country under the rise of Macedon in the mid … Continue reading

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