Category: Communities

City of Asheville Seeks Public Input for Shiloh Recreation Center Complex Master Plan

The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department will host the second public meeting in a series of participation opportunities to gain public feedback in Read more »

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YMI Cultural Center Elects New Officers

On January 1, 2016, the YMICC’s newly elected officers assumed their roles. Elected were Stephanie Swepson-Twitty, Board Chair; Monique Taylor, Vice Chair, Leonard Jones, Secretary, Read more »

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Local NAACP News – January 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Dr. William H. Barber, president of the NC-NAACP, will return to Asheville January 25. Visit www.facebook.com/buncombecountynaacp for details. With primary elections Read more »

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Chestnut Hill Residents Fed Up With Traffic

Dealing with traffic gridlock, motorists are looking for shortcuts and alternate routes. In the historic Chestnut Hill community, between Charlotte Street and Merrimon Avenue just Read more »

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Rehabilitation of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School

by Paul Eggers, News Record & Sentinel, Marshall, NC – At first glance, an old boarded up building standing beside a narrow gravel road in Read more »

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Bridge Named After Murphy, NC Resident

Bridge #140 over the Valley River leading to the Texana Community was dedicated in memory of Roscoe W. Hall on November 23, 2015. Present at Read more »

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Eagle Market Place Asks City for Modifications

The Eagle Market Place housing development will ask Asheville City Council to modify city loans and conditions to help the project reach completion. The project, Read more »

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Local NAACP News – November 2015

The new president and officers of the Asheville-Buncombe Branch #5363 of the NAACP, installed on October 3, 2015, are busy building infrastructure and re-energizing the Read more »

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Piney Grove Church Cemetery Records Sought

A group of researchers are seeking help in recovering the lost history of Piney Grove Church Cemetery in Madison County, originally a slave cemetery that Read more »

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Community Rallies for Walton Street Park

Once again, rumors abound that Walton Street Park’s pool is closing, and once again those who have used the park and pool are unhappy. Southside Read more »

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