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JERE BRTTAIN: Reflecting on the life of Wilma Dykeman

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In 1970, Joanne and I were visiting our favorite elementary teacher at old Mills River School, Miss Ruth Corpening. Miss Ruth, aware of our involvement in efforts to preserve French Broad River tributaries, gave us a copy of Wilma Dykeman’s The French Broad.   Read Story »

Tags: French Broad River | Appalachian Mountains. Appalachian culture | Jere Brittain | Wilma Dykeman | Appalachian Culture

Henderson County News

JERE BRTTAIN: Katie plays role of a doe in the meadow

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The annual fawn season is a major event in upper Mills River.   Read Story »

Tags: wildlife | flora and fauna | Jere Brittain | deer

Henderson County News

JERE BRITTAIN: Who was Mac McGough?

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Travelers along future I-26 from I-240 to the Buncombe-Madison County line may have noticed the designation, Morris L. McGough Freeway.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | History | WNC Ag Center | Jere Brittain | Community Clubs

Henderson County News

Jere Brittain: Culture clash puts tranquility in crossfire

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Guns are part of the DNA in upper South Mills River community.   Read Story »

Tags: Jere Brittain | Second Amendment | shooting ranges

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Advice to a young congressman

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Dear Congressman Cawthorn:   Read Story »

Tags: Jere Brittain | Madison Cawthorn

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Dear Mr. Brittain ...

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Dear Congressman Madison Cawthorn and Mr. Jere Brittain,   Read Story »

Tags: Jere Brittain | Madison Cawthorn

Henderson County News

Jere Brittain: Maytag repairman busier than ad version

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Remember the Maytag appliance ads showing the repairman sitting around waiting for a phone call? The old Maytags were actually that reliable.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | Jere Brittain | appliances

Henderson County News

Jere Brittain: A treasure that tastes great

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What makes the Mills River Town Center and Park so popular, despite the partial closure due to the virus pandemic?   Read Story »

Tags: Jere Brittain | Johnston family | Bradley Johnston

Henderson County News

Jere Brittain: Sgt. Watkins was a WWII hero

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A few months ago, I was introduced to the story of Staff Sgt. Robert Joseph Watkins by his daughter, Eileen Watkins-Navarro.   Read Story »

Tags: West of the French Broad | Jere Brittain

Henderson County Life

Jere Brittain: Shipwrecked in Upper Mills River

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The big storm Sunday before last left us on auxiliary electric power and without landline phone service.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | Jere Brittain | thunderstorms | power outages

Etowah News

Tale of Two Brave Women

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Tags: History | Civil War Henderson County | West of the French Broad | Jere Brittain