December 22, 2014

Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts and Educational Center, Inc.

The Stecoah Valley Center is a non-profit organization formed by a group of local citizens dedicated to the preservation and promotion of community life and mountain culture. The center provides local artisans with studio workspace, and it houses a library, family resource center, and a cooperative craft shop. Located in the old Stecoah school, built around 1927, the center is restoring its buildings and grounds. It … [Read more...]

Southern Appalachian English

The Southern Appalachian English website, compiled by Michael Montgomery of the University of South Carolina, contains audio clips and transcripts from 1939 interviews with elderly residents of the Smoky Mountains, including some who were born before the Civil War. This site also includes a thorough bibliography about Southern and Appalachian dialects, an extensive dictionary of mountain speech, the full text of … [Read more...]

WPAQ Mount Airy

"WPAQ of Mount Airy, NC is a radio station in the classic southern tradition. Since signing on in 1948, it has featured live local and touring professional artists performing old time, bluegrass, and traditional gospel music. With uncommon consistency, the station has reflected the musical values of its community for nearly sixty years. WPAQ continues to air the country's third oldest program of its type, the Merry … [Read more...]