Archive for February 2015

“Zak and Niki,” By Regional Writer Cynthia Yancey

A first look at rising above racism. Zak and Niki: A first look at rising above racism is a children’s picture book that tells the Read more »

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Middle-Class Economics for the 21st Century

White House Report President Obama’s vision for middle class economics is a straightforward reiteration of the traditional American Dream. His plan is to restore the Read more »

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Governor McCrory Outlines Ambitious Agenda to Continue Economic Revival

2015 priorities include jobs, education, transportation and health care. Governor Pat McCrory presented a broad set of reforms and policies in his 2015 agenda. The Read more »

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Governor’s Grand View May Be Obscured by Legislature

By Nelda Holder – On the heels of an enthusiastic state-of-the-state address by Gov. Pat McCrory on February 4, the North Carolina General Assembly is Read more »

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UNC Asheville and Asheville City Schools Announce Dual-Enrollment Agreement

Beginning next fall, students at Asheville High School and SILSA (School of Inquiry & Life Sciences at Asheville) will be able to take courses at Read more »

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Jacquelyn Hallum Receives MLK Community Humanitarian Award

MAHEC executive Jacquelyn Hallum was honored at the 34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast January 17, 2015. The Community Humanitarian Award is presented Read more »

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Black History Month 2015 Events and Services

Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church Sunday, February 15 – 87th Church Anniversary. All day event. 11 a.m. Service, Rev. Dwayne Harris. 4 p.m. Service, Rev. Read more »

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Room in the Inn

By Sarah Williams – Room in the Inn is Homeward Bound’s most community-driven program. Homeward Bound was founded in 1998 as Hospitality House, and its Read more »

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Larry “Go-Go” Grant’s Number ‘23’ Jersey Retired

By Johnnie Grant – Larry “Go-Go” Grant has retired his jersey, #23. Grant was a standout player at Lee H. Edwards High School (now Asheville Read more »

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Minnie Lynch Owens Celebrates 100th Birthday

By Johnnie Grant Minnie Belle (Mudda) Gilliland Lynch Owens, born February 7, 1915, celebrated her 100th birthday recently, surrounded by a host of family, friends, Read more »

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