Archive for June 2008

Silent Thunder: Men Changing Our Community

  The Block Gazette, June, 2008 

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A Soldiers’ Story: The Veterans Restoration Quarters and Inn

Enjoying the new Vet’s Place facility are (from left to right): Jim Blackmon, Case Manager, Ron Abraham, Randy Byrd (holding “Izzy” the puppy), Gary McCluney, Read more »

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A Distinguished Gentleman

Otha Sherrill, retired educator and community activist. Photo: Urban News archives by Sarah Williams Otha Sherrill, known throughout the region as O.L., can be described Read more »

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From NY to Baltimore to Asheville

Wallace Bohanan, civil servant, educator, author, and community activist. Photo: Urban News archives Staff Reports Wallace Bohanan was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. His Read more »

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Sherman Harris’s Legacy

Roy Harris, country gentleman, deacon, mentor, and storyteller. The legacy that he passed on to his descendants was: a thirst for knowledge, and a love Read more »

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An Exceptional Educator

  Dr. Gordon Grant, Principal, Randolph Learning Center. Staff reports Dr. Gordon Grant is the principal of Asheville City School’s Randolph Learning Center. He is Read more »

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You Can Recover With Dignity

James Boone, Executive Director of Asheville Recovery Center. by Johnnie Grant James Boone’s life hasn’t been what his parents expected. Raised in a suburban Long Read more »

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15 Seconds That Could Save Your Life!

Participants listen as information on prostate cancer statistics are given. African American men have the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world and the Read more »

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A Beautiful Spirit

  Al Summey retired Educator and Natural Sciences Major. by Sarah Williams Knowing a person who owns a beautiful spirit is one of the joys Read more »

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Each Day in North Carolina 49 Teens Become Pregnant!

Project EMPOWER participants Statricia Bethea (left) and Tamela Collins were among the EMPOWER students visiting NC State University with anticipation of fall enrollment. Staff Reports Read more »

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