Monthly Archives: April 2011

Lost Paradise, Now Lindytown: Appalachia Fades to Black

Aaron Barlow posted the following article on his One Flew East blog on April 13, 2011. Barlow is an Assistant Professor of English, New York City College of Technology, and a native of western North Carolina. When I heard John Prine’s first album, way back in 1971, I was particularly struck by the song “Paradise.”  As […]

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Two Wise County places added to Virginia Landmarks Register

Two Wise County places are among the most recent additions to the Virginia Landmarks Register, the state’s official list of properties important to its history. At its quarterly meeting, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved the St. Paul Historic District and Sunnydale Farm near Pound (pictured above) for listing on the register, an honor […]

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How the Partridge Got his Whistle

In days long agone, when the world was new, the Terrapin had a very fine whistle, of which he was quite proud; but the Partridge had none. The Terrapin was constantly going about, whistling and showing his whistle to the other animals, until the Partridge became jealous; so one day when they met the Partridge […]

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Well known Southern potter passes away today

Lin Craven, well known southern potter, passed away this morning at her home near Cleveland, Georgia. Lin was well known the world over. Lin has been honored by the Library of Congress, was chosen to participate in the Bicentennial Local Legacies Project, and her works are displayed in several museums, including the Atlanta History Center […]

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