Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Brenda Kay Ledford and Blanche L. Ledford of Hayesville, North Carolina, received the 2011 Paul Green Multi-Media Award from North Carolina Society of Historians for their book, SIMPLICITY.

The awards ceremony was held Saturday, October 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mooresville, NC. Elizabeth Sherrill, president of the society, presented the award.

This is the fifth time Brenda has received the Paul Green Award. She won it for her poetry books, PATCHWORK MEMORIES, SHEWBIRD MOUNTAIN, SACRED FIRE, and for collecting oral history on Velma Beam Moore, a prominent citizen of Clay County, NC.

SIMPLICITY is a collection of prose and poetry about the history of Clay County.

It coincides with the Sesquicentennial celebration of this county.

Visit the website: www.ncsocietyofhistorians.org.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Historical Hayesville

Hayesville is the town seat of Clay County, North Carolina. This year (2011) we have observed the Sesquicentennial of our county. I've worked on the committe to preserve the rich history of my county. I want to post articles, photos, and stories on this blog to tell about the wonderful people and places that made our place possible.