The Center for Cultural Preservation, a nonprofit, is trying to “preserve the wisdom of our elders.”

“My attitude toward elders in our community is not unlike archaeological sites: They are not a renewable resource,” says [volunteer Stephen] Fosberg.

Great. But what is wisdom?

Dan Pierce, professor of history at UNC Asheville and author of the recently released book “Corn From a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains,” led a discussion and was joined by several current and former moonshiners.

What does this have to do with seeking wise representatives through democratic elections? >HICCOUGH!<