Slave narrative links my ancestor to friend’s

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When my friend J. T. said he’d found a slave narrative involving his family, I had to know more. A former slave named Parker Pool recalled Yankee soldiers coming through Johnston County in 1865. Pool, J.T. explained, worked his ancestor’s farm in the Smithfield area. The slave account was part of the Federal Writers’ Project, a collection of narratives compiled …

2012 calendar filling up

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2011 was a banner year for me, but the coming year promises to be a busy one as well. January brings an appearance with award-winning poet John Lane at Poetry Hickory on Jan. 10 at Taste Full Beans coffee house. This monthly gathering in Hickory is arranged by Scott Owens who welcomes prose writers as well. I am honored to …