Rock solid: Fred Seely— son-in-law to E.W. Grove of Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade fame — built Overlook Castle in 1914-15 with rock quarried nearby. Today, we know the 20,000-square-foot structure as Seely’s Castle. photo courtesy of the E.M. Ball Collection at UNCA’s Ramsey Library

The Gospel According to Jerry

Everybody dreams of being king for a day, but I became a king for several years. Not really, though I did get to live in a real castle, which was certainly a very special life experience. High above Asheville, right off Town Mountain Road, sits an imposing stone castle offering spectacular panoramic views. The 20,000-square-foot […]

The people of this state know better

Preamble to the North Carolina State Constitution: We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for the preservation of the American Union and the existence of our civil, political and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those blessings to […]

The gospel according to Jerry

I’ve been having a hard time getting my head around the Occupy Asheville movement. After reading many news reports, I’m still bewildered. I may be classified as a member of the 1 per cent, but I strongly believe that many in the 99 percent are getting the short end of the economic stick. Over the […]