Category: Local News

The Urban News Needs Your Help to Curtail Vandalism

Over the years The Urban News distribution boxes have experienced excessive vandalism. These incidents have occurred in the form of racial slurs, papers being destroyed, Read more »

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations at UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville will hold a week of special events dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., highlighted by the keynote lecture by Walter Read more »

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2016 – One for the Record Books

Whatever the past year has meant to each of us, 2016 has brought major changes to our local community, the state, and the nation. As Read more »

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Local Artist Introduces New Medium

Irene “Jenny” Pickens has launched a line of handmade dolls. Asheville, NC native Irene “Jenny” Pickens will have her new collection of handmade dolls showcased Read more »

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Gamma Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Hosted the Western Carolina Cluster

By Sarah Williams & Berta McCallum – Gamma Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., of Asheville, NC, and the undergraduate chapter, Kappa Read more »

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Zetas Welcome New Members

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Beta Lambda Zeta Chapter in Asheville, recently welcomed three new members: Doreen Wilburn-Smith, Priscilla Woods, and Sheba Blanks. The ladies Read more »

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2016 Buncombe County Early Voting Dates & Times

2016 General Election – October 20 through November 5, 2016 Week 1 Thursday, October 20 through Wednesday, October 26 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Read more »

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Local NAACP News – October 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Because last year’s election of Branch officers did not happen in an even year, and in order to get back on Read more »

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County Tax Reappraisal Has Begun

All counties in North Carolina are required to revalue property periodically. Buncombe County attempts to maintain a four-year reappraisal schedule. The last reappraisal in Buncombe Read more »

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Portions of Major North Carolina Highways Closed Due to Flooding, Downed Trees

Governor McCrory surveys road conditions at the NCDOT Statewide Operations Center. Parts of several major highways have been closed due to flooding and downed trees Read more »

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