Category: Our Town

Local Community Finds Reason for Black History

Discussing the Future of Walton Street Pool An engaged but skeptical group of several hundred area residents descended on the Arthur Edington Center on Tuesday, Read more »

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Patricia Russell-McCloud Speaks and Writes for Audiences Hungry for Inspiration

Asheville’s 36th annual Prayer Breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held January 14, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in West Asheville Read more »

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Candlelight Ceremony

For more than 30 years the Martin Luther King Jr. Association has held a Candlelight Ceremony to recognize individuals and organizations in our community who Read more »

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MLK Peace March and Rally

The Peace March and Rally is one of several weekend events sponsored by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County each Read more »

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Buncombe County Democrats Appoint First African American Commissioner

In a historic move, Buncombe County Democratic Party met to name a popular retired banker and long-time community activist to the Buncombe County Commission. Al Read more »

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Buncombe County Veteran’s Treatment Court

Making Community Partners and Reaching New Milestones Over the past eight years courts across the nation have begun developing and implementing veterans treatment courts to Read more »

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Decision 2016

by Johnnie Grant Making a Choice That Matters Voting is a fundamental process that keeps our system of government working. As with every election the Read more »

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Voting Gears Up in North Carolina

In early August, the Supreme Court refused to overturn the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that threw out most of the 2013 NC Voter Read more »

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A Nation in Crisis

by Johnnie Grant – The growing national wave of shooting deaths of black men has put our nation on high alert. As cities erupt in Read more »

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Reading Between the Legislative Lines

By Nelda Holder – Two mid-May bills in the NC General Assembly, House Bill 1086 and Senate Bill 873, serve as examples of what might Read more »

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