UNCA geologist says earthquake­s are no real shock here

Office workers in the Public Service Building on Wall St. reported feeling a marked shaking as an earthquake rippled through the area just before 2:00 Tuesday afternoon; other folks didn’t notice the temblor. UNC-Asheville geologist Bill Miller explains—and says area residents needn’t be surprised if another earthquake moves this mountain metropolis.
Photo by Jonathan Welch.

One on One with D.G. Martin

Walking alongside the college campus on North Main Street in Davidson, N.C., following a little ridgeline that marks the border between the Catawba and the Yadkin/Pee Dee river basins, my mother would mark the clearest days by stopping at a high point near the college entrance. Then, pointing west with one hand, she would put […]