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Rediscovering Montford’s Early History Part 2: Mr. Pearson’s Fourth of July 1890 Celebration and Montford

Richmond Pearson’s Little-Known Part in the Creation of Montford [Click here to read Rediscovering Montford’s Early History Part 1 post revealing the first newspaper article announcing the creation of Montford Park and the naming … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 3 Comments

Event: Jon Elliston: Sex, Lies and Snake Oil

Jon Elliston will explore the bizarre odyssey of John R. Brinkley,  one of Western North Carolina’s most infamous figures. From his humble mountain origins, Brinkley rose to national stature as a … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Discovering Montford’s Early History, Part 1

A couple of years ago I set out to see if I could find the origins of the name Montford. I pretty much figured I was in for a long … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 6 Comments

What Asheville Children Asked For From Santa in 1909

  Dear Santa Claus. how are you By this time am Just six years old and I am sick now But I think I will be well By Christmas and … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

HeardTell Blog Hits 100,279 Views!

We did it! The HeardTell blog hit 100,000 views on Monday, December 12, 2016, at 10:09 p.m. Thank you for making it happen! Thanks to our readers. Thanks to our staff … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Exhibit: Folk Art of Southern Appalachia

On exhibit at Pack Memorial Library: “Folk Art of Southern Appalachia.”   “Folk artists thrive in North Carolina, evolving through self-instruction and emulation of the work of others as well as … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Zoe Rhine, Influencing Local History

HeardTell followers will have a surprise when they pick up the Nov. 30, 2016  issue of Mountain Express.  The cover story trumpets the inclusion of the Influential Eight, “some of … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

HeardTell Blog Countdown to 100,000 Views!

HeardTell, the North Carolina Room blog was born on July 7, 2013 at Pack Memorial Library, Asheville, North Carolina. HeardTell‘s mother was Susan Toole and she was assisted in the delivery … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · 4 Comments

What’s in a Name?

Sometimes, everyone while driving down a street–like Haywood, Charlotte, Merrimon or Patton Avenue, names so common–stops and wonders about the name. “I wonder who Charlotte Street was named for? And … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

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