It's all cosmic theater: Tom Robbins in WNC
According to author Tom Robbins, he didn't hit his stride as a novelist until Jitterbug Perfume . It was his fourth novel, published in 1984; Robbins was 52. Not that there's a right age to hit one's stride as writer; nor do writers age out.
5 top reasons to put N.C. on your travel list this fall
From the mountains to the coastline, there is a lot to explore in North Carolina. With mild temperatures, autumn makes a great time to explore.
The Star Online
Shelby's own crowned Junior Miss North Carolina
"She is a very ambitious child," said her mother, Lisa Lilly, who is an advertising executive at The Star.
The Charlotte Observer
Fire in the City is Charlotte's hot ticket next week
Fire in the City Competition Dining dinners start at 6:30 p.m. at Bonterra, 1829 Cleveland Ave. Tickets range from $75 to $87 ; valet parking is free: www.competitiondining.com .
Jefferson Post Online Edition
Ashe County wreck report
The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County and are considered public record.
Wall Street Journal
Tom Robbins and Life in a Four-Wing Circus
Tom Robbins, 82, is the best-selling author of 11 books, including "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" and "Still Life With Woodpecker."
Discovering "creative voices" with artist Marsha Holmes
For local artist and art instructor, Marsha Holmes, it's not about fortune and fame, but about helping others "find their creative voice," she said, and discover hidden talents.