Progressives Need to Stop Ignoring Rural Communities | The Nation


https://www.thenation.com/article/progressives-need-to-stop-ignoring-rural-communities/
Why have rural communities moved so far to the right? Why have farmers, miners, drillers, loggers, and a host of other working folks become so enthralled with the antigovernment, anti-environmentalist, and antilabor pundits and politicians?

Wolfe legacy lives on in film ‘Genius’ :: The Daily Tar Heel


UNC class of 1920 graduate and renowned author Thomas Wolfe’s life has been brought to the silver screen in the film “Genius”. The film, starring Colin Firth and Jude Law, was released to limited audiences in major cities on June 10, and will make its N.C. debut tonight in Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Memorial House.

Read more:http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/06/wolfe-legacy-lives-on-in-film-genius
Quoted from The Daily Tar Heel

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/06/wolfe-legacy-lives-on-in-film-genius

New members inducted into Blue Ridge Hall of Fame – News – Wilkes Journal-Patriot


http://m.journalpatriot.com/news/new-members-inducted-into-blue-ridge-hall-of-fame/article_45c4be44-3193-11e6-a004-33b5fc99a094.html?mode=jqm

Alice Gerrard was inducted in the Hall of Fame in the category of “promoter, organizer and special contributor.”

She was inducted by Art Menius, a major figure in bluegrass circles and formerly a major force behind MerleFest.