Archive for May 2015

Living in the Shadow of Slavery

Faustine Wilson, daughter of the late Victoria Casey McDonald, will present Victoria’s last novel, Living in the Shadow of Slavery, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.  Read more »

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NAACP Statement on the Grand Jury Indictment of 6 Baltimore Police Officers

BALTIMORE, MD. — A Baltimore grand jury has indicted six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and subsequent death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. In Read more »

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Mission Hospital Ranked among Nation’s Best for Quality of Care

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (May 22, 2015) – Mission Hospital has been recognized as one of the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report Read more »

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A History Intertwined

By Johnnie Grant – How does a community move forward with racial histories that are so intertwined? In our current progressive dispensation of life, dreams Read more »

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A Place in Time

By Johnnie Grant – Contents of the 1897 Vance Monument time capsule are revealed, with a surprising twist. According to archivist Heather South of the Read more »

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State Legislature Narrows the Field

By Nelda Holder – The last day of April was also the last day for perhaps 1,000 bills in the North Carolina Statehouse. Out of Read more »

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Moral Monday Collides with Legislative Crossover

By Nelda Holder – While the North Carolina General Assembly was in overdrive, pushing bills across the April 30 crossover, the Statehouse was visited by Read more »

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Bellamy Working to Solve Issues at Asheville Housing Authority

Terry M. Bellamy, former Mayor of Asheville, has been hired as the Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator/Communication Specialist for the Asheville Housing Authority. Mrs. Bellamy comes to Read more »

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UNCA and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Sign Agreement

Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will have new opportunities to attend UNC Asheville as part of an instructional credit agreement that Read more »

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Communities of Color: The Unbanked and Underbanked

The YMI hosted a Town Hall Forum, “Communities of Color,” on Thursday, April 30, 2015 to focus attention on exclusionary housing and North Carolina’s Extra-Territorial Read more »

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