All posts in We are WNC

John Belleme getting acupuncture
June 17, 2012, No comments

In honor of Father’s Day, we present this portrait of Saluda resident John Belleme. A son in a traditional Italian family, Belleme shares how he struggled to find connections with his father, and how he worked to change that type of relationship with his own sons.


We are WNC: Harold Gibson on food and home

March 21, 2012, 1 Comment

After years of drug-dealing and homelessness, Harold Gibson now lives in an apartment in Asheville, N.C., with his fiance, Rhonda Lytle. Both Harold a ...

Portrait of Maxine Wilkerson by Mike Belleme for Carolina Public Press.

We are WNC: Maxine Wilkerson on service

January 9, 2012, 3 Comments

We are WNC is a new multimedia feature from Carolina Public Press profiling interesting mountain residents. Saluda resident and pastor Maxine Wilkerso ...