Archive for April 2010

News Analysis: What the… Health Care are They Doing?

by Moe White Senate Republicans responded to the passage of health care reform last month by saying 147 yeas. That is, they offered 147 amendments Read more »

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10 Things You Should Know About Health Care Reform

Staff Reports 1. Once reform is fully implemented, over 95 percent of Americans will have health insurance coverage, including 32 million who are currently uninsured. Read more »

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Nigerian ‘Sister City’ Delegation to Visit Asheville

Ataoja (King) of Osogbo and Olori will visit Asheville and the surrounding region. by Wallace Bohanan The King of Osogbo (O-showg-bo) in Nigeria will lead Read more »

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YMI Historic Marker Unveiling

On hand for the unveiling of the YMI Historical Marker are (L-R) Linda A. Carlisle, Secretary of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, Asheville Mayor Terry Read more »

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The Block in History

Staff reports Known as “The Block,” Asheville’s African American business district was one of the most prosperous African American commercial districts in the United States Read more »

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Local Forum Will Take a ‘Stand Against Racism’

Staff reports “Race in Black Mountain: Then and Now” is the topic of the Friday, April 30 public forum scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. Read more »

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The Right Weighs In On Healthcare

People across the nation are protesting against healthcare reform. Are their concerns legitimate?  Photo: Urban News By Michael Ackley The first line of Wilfred Owen’s Read more »

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Hagan Calls for Congress to Fund Pigford Settlement

Staff reports U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) today joined the National Black Farmers Association and several of her Congressional colleagues in calling for Congress Read more »

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Second Round of Assistance for Hardest-Hit Housing Markets

Staff reports Second HFA Hardest Hit Fund to help address urgent problems facing families in states with concentrated areas of economic distress, Building on the Read more »

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Capital Bank Honors Melissa Hill

Melissa Hill, Capital Bank Commercial Relationship Manager of the Year. Staff reports Capital Bank Corporation, headquartered in Raleigh, has honored Asheville employee Melissa Hill as Read more »

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