Archive for August 2006

It’s Time to Par-tay, Mon!

The YMI will host Asheville’s Goombay festival August 25-27 along Eagle and S. Market Streets, the traditional African American community known as The Block. The Read more »

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Harry Harrison Talks About Goombay, the YMICC, Education, & the Arts

Executive Director of the YMI, Harry Harrison. by Moe WhiteHarry Harrison has built his entire career around the arts, beginning with an 18-year stint with Read more »

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Goombay! ‘In the beginning…’

From Staff ReportsIt’s been 24 years since the first Goombay festival was held in Asheville. That August of 1982, no one imagined that a one-time Read more »

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School Days, School Daze The First Day of School

It’s the end of summer (sort of) so schools are starting back up for the fall semester. Madison County began its session August 3, and Read more »

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Preventable Childhood Illnesses and the Importance of Vaccinations

by Charles E. Taylor, MPH, MT (ASCP)As a new academic year begins this month, every family with children in school needs to check and update Read more »

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Closing the Achievement Gap

Under the “No Child Left Behind” program instituted by President Bush, performance for Buncombe County schools has improved nearly 10%, according to the 2006 Annual Read more »

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An Interview with Kenneth Mapp

Retired teacher and coach Kenneth Mapp. by Clare HubbardAs a result of the local and national changes in school curriculum and education assessment protocols, many Read more »

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Local Youth Wins State Elks Scholarship

From Staff Reports From left to right: Mrs. Irene Williams, grandmother, Shondra Bradley, and Rosalyn Valentine, Shondra’s sponsor. Shondra Bradley, a 2006 Honors graduate of Read more »

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Credit Card Debt: It happens to the smartest college students

Photo by Cathryn Shaffer Picture yourself in the not-too-distant future, after years of toiling away in classrooms and libraries, finally graduating from college. As you Read more »

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Local Group “Dirty Soul” to Perform at Goombay!

Aaron Griffin, bass player in the band “Dirty Soul” is also a keyboard artist. by Clare HubbardIt’s no surprise that local celebrity Aaron Mills, guitar Read more »

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