Archive for December 2008

‘Gold Nuggets’ Donated to YMI Community Archive

Ms. Gloria Free, retired educator, community civic leader, and visionary of the Goombay Project enjoys the fellowship at the “Snapshots” afternoon tea. “Snapshots” Archive Partnership Read more »

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Twilight of a Neighborhood: Asheville’s East End, 1970

from staff reports In 1963, James Baldwin famously summarized urban renewal: “Urban renewal means black removal.” It happened here, in the East End. What was Read more »

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Auto Bailout Gives Lawmakers Chance For Real Change

All three CEOs – Rick Wagoner of GM, Alan Mulally of Ford, and Robert Nardelli of Chrysler. Mulally’s corporate jet is a perk included for Read more »

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Asheville Police Conduct Craigslist Sting

Vice officers in the APD’s Drug Suppression Unit have made several arrests in a recent series of special operations targeting prostitution activity on the Craigslist Read more »

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Hate Crimes Surge After the Election

by Johnnie Grant Incidents of abuse or intimidation apparently motivated by racial hatred have been reported since the Nov. 4 election. Parts of the country Read more »

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Vanir Energy to Invest $14 Million in NC Solar Projects

Multi-national company acquires Appalachian Energy.’ from Staff Reports Appalachian Solar Energy announced today that it has been acquired by Vanir Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Read more »

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Asheville Couple Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Charlie and Claudia Morgan-Tucker, Jr. celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. by Johnnie Grant “These are two of the most wonderful and grateful people we know. Read more »

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Senator Edward Brooke Continues Lifelong Service to the Fraternity

Baltimore, MD – Brother Edward Brooke, the first elected African American senator since Reconstruction, recently donated $100,000 to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This was Read more »

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‘Street Corner Blues’ Receives Rave Reviews

by Don C. Locke W. LaVonne Griffin, Director of the W.C. Reid Center of Performing Arts, and producer of “Street Corner Blues.” The stage of Read more »

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Danny Ellis, Irish Musician Extraordinaire

Danny Ellis by Joy Smith Last weekend I attended the U.S. premiere of 800 Voices, My Life in an Irish Orphanage, a concert by Asheville Read more »

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