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Nanyehi

Nanyehi—Nancy Ward

Among hundreds of warriors in the Battle of Taliwa in 1755, a young woman and her husband waged this decades-old conflict together. Nanyehi, 17 years old, and her husband, Kingfisher, fought together for the Cherokee.

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Welcome back to the south

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Grasping my Southern identity is about as easy as grabbing a fistful of Smoky Mountain fog. The question “Where are you from?” always provoked hesitation growing up. more

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In August 1940, five days of thunderstorms and torrential rains brought massive flooding to large parts of Western North Carolina. more

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Gail Godwin

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Gail Godwin spent formative years of her childhood in Western North Carolina. A keynote speaker at the upcoming Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, she was kind enough to share some thoughts on her upbringing and childhood. more

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The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is a three-day celebration of writing and reading that takes place in early September each year in Burnsville, North Carolina. The event features presentations, public discussions, workshops and live music. more

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Retracing a Father’s Wartime Footsteps

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It’s a miracle that I even exist. My father, Fred Sauceman Sr., was a member of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. He survived the D-Day Invasion and the hedgerow warfare in Normandy. more

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Now that Summer is here, it’s easier to reflect a bit more kindly on treasonous Spring. From right after New Year until Mother’s Day, I bristle in a crystalline funk, softened momentarily by a couple of exciting events such as my sister’s birthday. more

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Sometimes a writer so imaginatively recreates a place and a people that the book becomes a time machine, sweeping us into the past so effectively that when we finish reading the last page we feel as if we have breathed the air of a different century. more

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