Category: Communities

Minority Enterprise Development Week Celebration Nets Local Winners

Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week is an annual celebration recognizing the contributions made by minority businesses to the nation’s economy. This year earmarks the 24th Read more »

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UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum Names Cindy Clarke Executive Director

Cindy Clarke UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum, the first program of its kind in the region, recently named Cindy Clarke executive director. Former Director Richard Read more »

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Asheville Branch NAACP to Host Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

The Asheville Branch NAACP and Empowerment Resources Center of Asheville/ Buncombe County will recognize and celebrate efforts in achieving equality for all people at the Read more »

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Quiñones Named NC Firefighter of the Year

from Staff reportsThe North Carolina State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA) has named Asheville Fire & Rescue Captain Mike Quiñones as the 2006 Firefighter of the Year. Read more »

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Love and Education: the Anti-Drug

The Ducker Road Community Involvement Council celebrated its 25-month anniversary with its second annual community walk and Drug-A-Thon. Participants displayed the event’s theme on T-shirts: Read more »

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Why Celebrate?

by Moe WhiteThe core of every culture is its stories: its history, myths, anecdotes, family sagas, oral traditions – what has sometimes been called the Read more »

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Rally for Unity and Security

The power of one can make a difference. Community activists and leaders gather in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park to speak out against racism.from staff Read more »

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Coming Home to a New Place

Anne Ponder, sixth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. by Tommy HaysWhether she’s been aware of it or not, Anne Ponder has Read more »

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Renaissance Woman: Irene ‘Jenny’ Pickens

Jenny poses with one of her original works.  Photo by Johnnie Grant Local artist gains recognition one stroke at a time.Picture taking a bare canvas, Read more »

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An Interview with Kenneth Mapp

Retired teacher and coach Kenneth Mapp. by Clare HubbardAs a result of the local and national changes in school curriculum and education assessment protocols, many Read more »

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