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Laurence Benapapers Inc.
P.O. Box 1015
Puquay Varlna, N. C. 27506
Thursday, May 19, 1983, Volume 31, Number 20 Mem her of the NCPA 25*
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At old site of Black Mountain College
Gray Eagle and Friends
Spring Festival of
Music and Dance
A Spring Festival of folk dance and
traditional music will be held on the site
of the historic Black Mountain College
(now Camp Rockmont) on Friday and
Saturday, May 20 and 21. TTiis will be
the first annual celebration to be
sponsored by Gray Eagle and Friends, a
creative co-op based on Cherry Street in
Because the Black Mountain area has
long been noted for its music and the
arts, the group felt that the festival
would be a way of perpetuating this
heritage. Musicians who have per
formed in Black Mountain were invited
to come back and share their consider
able talent at this festival.
The audience, which will be limited to
2,000 by ticket sales, will enjoy five
groups who will perform and play for
the dances. The music of Norman and
Nancy Blake, Trapezoid, Kevin Burke
and Michael O’Domhnaill, Hie Red
Clay Ramblers, and Touchstone will be
heard. While people will come from all
over the Southeast to take part in the
two day festival, ticket sales have been
heaviest in Pennsylvania. Out-of-state
sales out-number local ones three to
Ix>cal folk artist David Holt will serve
as the master of ceremonies and Fred
Park will be the dance caller.
Tent camping will be permitted, but
there will not be recreational vehicle or
truck camping facilities available. Food
will be provided by the Stone Soup
Restaurant of Asheville.
Crafters will also attend the festival.
Among them wiH be Tom Fellenbaum of
Black Mountain, Bo Ball Kites of
Asheville, Nick Blanton of Williams
burg, Va., and Maggie and Freeman
Jones of Etowah.
Dances that will be performed are
Southern squares, circle dances, con
tras and couple dances.
In case of rain, all of the festivities
will be held in the gym.
Gray Eagle and Friends is a non
profit, tax-exempt organization founded
Its purpose is to encourage, support
and develop programs that will enhance
the community’s knowledge and ap
preciation of music and the arts.
For additional information, or tickets,
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School Band and Choral Concert to be Sunday
A spring Music Festival will be held
in the Owen High School auditorium on
Sunday. May 22, at 2 p.m. Perform
ances will be given by band and choral
groups from Owen High School, Black
Mountain Middle School and Swan
nanoa Middle School.
The Owen Band will play a Gospel
medley and “Elvira.” The Intermediate
Band, composed of seventh and eighth
graders from both middle schools, will
play “The Best of George M. Cohen”
and “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”
The Beginning Band, made up of sixth
graders from both middle schools, will
play Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and
“When the Saints Go Marching In.”
The Owen Ensemble will sing a
Beatles medley. The Owen Advanced
Owen High School Band in rehearsed
Chorus will sing “Take a Chance on
Me.” The Black Mountain Middle
School Chorus will sing selections they
performed at the Caro winds competi
tion. The Swannanoa Middle School
Chorus will sing “Brighten My Soul
with Sunshine” an another song they
performed in the Carowinds competi
The concert bands will be under the
direction of Judy Henson Sturgill. The
choral groups will be directed by Dale
The Owen High School Band will also
give a concert at the Swannanoa Middle
School on Thursday; May 19.
The public is invited to attend the
concert on Sunday. Admission will be $1
for adults and $.50 for students.
At Owen High School
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A two car collision happened at 9:12 a. m. at the intersection of U.S. 70 and
Cragmont Roads near Black Mountain on Monday, May 16.
A 1981 Dodge Omni driven by Karen Chase of Black Mountain was headed
west towards Asheville on U.S. 70 when a 1979 Oldsmobile driven by Gloria
Ballard of Black Mountain entered the highway from Cragmont Road. The
Omni struck the Oldsmobile broadside, crushing the driver’s door. After the
collision, the Oldsmobile was in the intersection headed east as seen in the
Rescue and fire units responded from Black Mountain and Riceville.
Trooper J.B. Howard of the North Carolina Highway Patrol was the
investigating officer. He praised the rescue personnel for their handling of the
Both women were transported to Memorial Mission Hospital where they
were treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Seniors tell of their plans for summer, schooling and careers
With graduation for the Owen High
School Class of 1983 less than two
weeks away, the News decided to chat
with a few of the seniors about their
plans for the future.
The five were asked about their plans
for the summer, further schooling and
careers. Then, just for fun, they were
asked what they would like to have as
their dream graduation gift if money
were not an object.
Can you guess what they said? Read
on and see.
An error occurred in the cutline of
the picture of Mary Garland and
Keitha Matter using an automated
teller in the May 12 edition of the
Black Mountain News.
Mrs. Garland is the manager of
♦he Asheville Federal Savings and
l Loan, as indicated by the headline
and article, not the Black Mountain
Savings and Loan as stated in the
cutline. The Editor apologizes for
m i w m w
Wanda Grant has been taking busi
ness courses at Owen. She has been
taking part in the work release program
through the Office Occupation classes.
She has been getting on-the-job ex
perience at Blue Ridge Electronics.
She has been offered a permanent
position there and will begin work as a
secretary as soon as school is over.
Wanda says that slie will miss seeing
all her friends at Owen. She would like
to receive money as graduation gifts.
Allen Blizard will go to Appalachian
this fall. He plans to transfer to
Clemson’s Forestry program in a couple
This summer he hopes to work either
at Ingle’s warehouse in the Valley or at
Assembly Inn as a busboy. If he works
at Montreat, he will get to do some
landscaping work that would be in
teresting to him.
After careful consideration, he said
that he would like a good 35 mm camera
as a graduation gift.
FYed Newton has not made up his
mind whether or not he will attend Elon
or Lees-McCrae, but he thinks he will
probably major in business.
He plans to spend the summer
working as a busboy at Grosvenors
Restaurant in Asheville.
Fred thought and thought and
thought about what he would like for an
ideal graduation gift and finally decided
on a cruise on a ship as similar to the
Lnveboat as possible!
Kim Hensley plans to work for awhile
before attending A-B Tech to take
courses in computer programming.
When she is 21, she plans to go to
Meanwhile, she’s working at the Deli
at the Black Mountain Ingle’s. She said
she wants a car...but she would settle
for a trip to the Bahamas.
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Robin Kalogerakis is already woridng
at Graphic Associates and at the Black
Mountain Ingle’s as a cashier.
She plans to go to school somewhere
and study business, but she’s not sure
where or when yet. She’ll continue to
work for awhile first.
Robin says that she would gladly
settle for a trip to the Bahamas with