A new exhibit at Mars Hill University’s Rural Heritage Museum, titled “How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western North Carolina, 1880-1937,” documents the engineering achievements and mortal sacrifices that marked the coming of the railroad to the area.
While many people wear multiple proverbial hats and dabble in more than one career, Madison County-born Bascom Lamar Lunsford epitomized that concept. A lawyer and a folklorist, the Mars Hill native campaigned against hillbilly stereotypes while preserving Appalachian mountain music traditions. A performer himself — his recordings are included in the Archive of American Folk […]
A record number of students have enrolled this fall at both Mars Hill College and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
As we approach the May 8 North Carolina primary, I strongly encourage people to vote against Amendment One. While people are free to their own thinking about gay/lesbian relationships, they should not be free to impose this thinking on others, especially when what is at stake has much broader implications than gay marriage. While proponents […]
Poet Ekere Tallie is not afraid of sensitive topics, from her family’s experiences in the Jim Crow South to her life as an African American in a post-September 11 age.
With New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, on display through Nov. 6 and the 43rd annual Lunsford Festival slated for Saturday, Oct. 2, Mars Hill College invites the community to an ongoing celebration of American and Southern Appalachian music.
In 2006, Maya Angelou—poet, playwright, author and more—spoke at Mars Hill College to a full house of 1,500 people. She returns to the small WNC campus April 16, just a few days after marking her 81st birthday (April 4). An evening with Maya Angelou: Eminent poet, playwright, best-selling author, professor and more returns to the […]