BOONE—Appalachian Journal has released a double issue (Vol. 41, No. 1-2) that includes reflections on Appalachian filmmaking and discussions of literature and Appalachian women’s literacy. It also contains new poems by Robert Morgan, John Thomas York, Gilbert Allen, Mark DeFoe, Emily Hancock, R.M. Kinder, David Holt, Hilda Downer and Rita Quillen. Current events and reviews of recent books and media complete the issue.
BOONE—Northwest North Carolina is the headwaters for eight major watersheds, supplying water to portions of five southern states. Despite droughts in Western North Carolina’s mountains in 2002 and 2007-08, the region’s water supply seemingly has been endless. That may be why so many water utility managers, elected officials, planners and even the public focus on the area’s supply-side management of water vs. demand-side management.
BOONE—When Olive Dame Campbell and her, husband John C. Campbell, traveled to the Appalachian Mountains in 1908, they opened a door into the world of the Southern Highlands region of Appalachia few had ever seen. Many of the couple’s books are modern day staples in the study of mountain communities, and are cited in scholarly writings on the subject. It is, however, the pages in the personal diary of Olive Dame Campbell that Elizabeth Williams brings to life for readers.
BOONE—The book “Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument” has been selected for the 2014 Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University.