“I see a potential for these girls not just to get educated and inspired and leave, but to take that inspiration and figure out how to instill it in their communities and create a better future,” says historian and baker Maia Surdam of the 10-year-old program.
A Smith-McDowell House exhibit and programming and a Swannanoa Valley Musuem & History Center event bring tea into the conversation about Western North Carolina history.
In the damp morning hours of Oct. 2, 1929, gunfire erupted between law enforcement and a crowd of picketing mill workers at the gates of the Marion Manufacturing plant in the quiet foothills of McDowell County, leaving six residents dead and a town torn apart in its wake. The “Marion Massacre,” as the conflict came […]
Xpress speaks with local railroad historian Steven Little ahead of his theatrical performance based on the life of the “railroad convict” Thursday evening at Mars Hill University.