We moved to Fountain in 2001, with our infant son, Silas. Fountain has been a great place for him to grow up, and for us to become part of a special small town community of friends and neighbors. Alex retired from East Carolina University’s English department in 2018. Elizabeth continues work at Brody School of Medicine.
Silas is now grown & gone to college (at App State, he’s sports editor of The Appalachian).
We still very much enjoy the slow and quiet life that Fountain offers, as well as the contrast our busy weekends often brings to it, when sometimes, for a couple of hours, our downtown block is full of cars, and folks joke about the need for a parking deck.
Alex and Elizabeth received the 2012 Brown-Hudson Award from the NC Folklore Society, for their work preserving the music and folk cultures of the region.
Read Leanne Smith’s article about RAF’s proprietors in the North Carolina Folklore Journal
Click here to read more about Alex Albright.