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Terry Bellamy

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When Terry Bellamy was elected mayor of Asheville, North Carolina, in November of 2005, local observers were far from surprised. She was a familiar face in city politics, a six-year veteran of city council who first ran for mayor in 2001. more

Dec 1, 2008 12:00 AM Features

There’s scarcely a better time than the first weekend of October, when the “Once Upon a Times” fall like rain, the “Happily Ever Afters” follow suit, and the yarns, lies, and legends are all rippin’ good. more

Sep 1, 2008 12:00 AM Departments

Orange Peel

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When Rolling Stone magazine released its 2008 “Best of Rock” issue, Pat Whalen and his crew at the Orange Peel were in for a “very pleasant surprise.” The Peel was named by Rolling Stone as one of the five best rock clubs in the country. more

Jul 1, 2008 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Some I didn’t know. “Si-goggle” means crooked or out of line. But Mountain Talk is more history than dictionary; it is more interested in the evolution of the Southern Appalachian dialect than in gassing us with a bunch of funny words. more

Jul 1, 2008 12:00 AM Departments