Category: Communities

Black American Hero of the Battle of Kings Mountain

Painting of Ishmael Titus to debut – Blacks in America to be recognized. Staff Reports The third painting in the famed series of locals who Read more »

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New Legislation Leaves Asheville at Risk

by Melissa Williams Before Congress went on legislative break last week, the Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2012 was introduced in the Senate Read more »

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ABCCM Our Circle for Young Parents in Buncombe County

  Maria Taylor (R) is a young parent, while Jerri Sorrells, as mentor, encourages her to reach her goals. Maria’s son Zyheim Ponder looks forward Read more »

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Activists Work to Overturn Election Rulings

  Gastonia native Ms. George Friday, working as an advocate for MoveToAmend.org in Washington, speaks to a crowd at Asheville’s Unitarian Universalist Congregation.  Photo: Laura Read more »

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Juneteenth Celebration in Hillcrest

By Nicole Hinebaugh Juneteenth, which was held June 16 at the Hillcrest neighborhood, was a wonderful celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Read more »

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Community Brewing Hot Over Brewgrass Festival

Residents of East End (L-R): Renee White, Carmen Ramos-Kennedy, Bruce Kennedy, and Mandy Broderick.   Photo: Urban News Staff Reports As Brewgrass gears up for its Read more »

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Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation

This Sunday, May 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. the Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation (WWDF) will host its second annual “Mother’s Day at the Read more »

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Gwendolyn Robinson-Atkinson Fondly Remembers Asheville

Gwendolyn Robinson-Atkinson Staff Reports Gwendolyn Robinson-Atkinson is a native of Asheville, NC, and the sister of Robert Clifton Robinson Jr., a Tuskegee Airman. Ms. Atkinson Read more »

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Erskine Bowles to Deliver UNC Asheville Commencement Address at May 5 Ceremony

Erskine Bowles Staff reports Erskine Bowles, one of North Carolina’s best-known public servants, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Read more »

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Texana Community of Murphy Takes Devastating Blow

Texana, a small African American community located one mile north of downtown Murphy was hit by the recent tornados.  Photos: Urban News by Johnnie Grant Read more »

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