EPA Invites Public Comment on Interim Cleanup Plan for CTS October 13

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ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to address contamination beneath the former plant at the CTS of Asheville Inc. Superfund Read more »

Asheville Housing Fair – September 19 – 2015

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ASHEVILLE – The City of Asheville and Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS® invite members of the media to the 2015 Asheville Housing Fair, Read more »

UNC Asheville – Current Employment Opportunities

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Current Employment Opportunities:   Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement Operations Chemistry Laboratory Manager Client Support Technician Executive Assistant General Utility Worker HVAC Mechanic (time-limited) Maintenance Read more »

History of African Americans in Buncombe County

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The People, Places, and Events that Help Define Asheville By Johnnie N. Grant – In pre-Civil War North Carolina, and in Buncombe County, African slaves Read more »

Message to the Future: You Have a Right to Be Here!

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From Johnnie Nelson-Grant Growing up during the Civil Rights movement, I experienced the southern racial etiquette, along with the strange fringe benefits, of Jim Crow Read more »

Message to the Future: To People of African Descent

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From Wallace E. Bohanan Today is Labor Day, September 7, 2015. Our nation celebrates and acknowledges the working people of America by giving them the Read more »

Message to the Future: Thank You for Your Stewardship Over the Planet

Maceo Keeling

From Maceo Keeling In our zeal to advance technology and move civilization forward, we have overlooked a simple and profound truth: we need Mother Earth Read more »

Message to the Future: Liberty and Justice for All

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From A.D. Reed History is neither perfectly linear nor endlessly cyclical; rather, it spirals, moving inexorably forward despite regressive pressure from reactionary forces. Today, however, Read more »

Message to the Future: Legislative Policy, Public Education and Environmental Quality

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From Nelda Holder As a journalist covering state government in 2015, I am alarmed by current legislative policy changes that stand to profoundly, and negatively, Read more »

Message to the Future: What’s Really Important?

Drum circle, downtown Asheville.

From Joe Elliott To whoever may be reading this… This was written many years ago, and in those intervening years much has changed in the Read more »

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Lisa Fischer in 20 Feet from Stardom.

Enjoy the critically acclaimed film 20 Feet from Stardom at the Fine Arts Theatre, attend an opening night reception with food courtesy of Pack’s Tavern, Read more »

Asheville Symphony Welcomes Opera Star Angela Brown

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A star from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera will perform an evening of Italian and American classics, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Thomas Read more »

Can Police Officers Become Peace Officers?

Graduates of NAMI’s 2015 Crisis Intervention Team training.  Photo: Urban News

AKA Sorority Inc. & NAMI WC Answer the Question. By Tracey Turner, CIT Training Coordinator & NAMI Member The news has been filled with tragic Read more »

Increase in Solar Power Incentives and Employment

Solar Panel Farm

By Wallace Bohanan The solar industry is creating more jobs in North Carolina as the cost of equipment that converts sunlight to electrical energy falls Read more »

Historic African American Churches and Affiliates – Asheville, NC

St. Matthias Episcopal Church

By Johnnie N. Grant – (Not a complete list) Founded in 1832-1865 — Trinity Chapel, now St. Matthias Episcopal Church, stands at the top of Read more »

“Americans Who Tell the Truth” Exhibit at YMI

Rev. Dr. William Barber, II

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 the YMI Cultural Center will host a Gala Reception for the art exhibit “Americans Who Tell the Truth” (AWTT). The Read more »

The Shetterly Prize

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Together with the California-based My Hero Project, Americans Who Tell the Truth has created “The Shetterly Prize.” Anyone, from professional artists to students, is invited Read more »

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

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Highly regarded as one of the best live bands on the planet, Karl Denson’s Fantastic Fall Tour is coming to New Mountain Theatre on Saturday, Read more »

Songs, Movies & Moments: September 2015

Nicki Minaj

A Look at Entertainment by T.J. Moore Billboard magazine crowned Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Print Tour” the magazine’s latest weekly Hot Tour, based on $13 million Read more »

Grants Ensure Lavender Fund Continues

Jaherya Figueroa

A-B Tech Community College has received $110,200 in grants and private gifts to continue funding for the Lavender Fund Project at the College. The Lavender Read more »

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