Category: Our Town

The Southside Community Addresses Street Violence… Again

by Moe White – The Southside Asheville Community Advisory Board held a public meeting at the Arthur Edington Center on Livingston Street Tuesday, July 11, Read more »

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Recognizing and Celebrating Extraordinary Men

This month we take a look at seven men who have dedicated their lives to serving others.     Save Save

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My Story – My Journey

By Johnnie Grant – Meet Sandra Suber of Ianodell’s Hat Shop. “I love hats,” says Mrs. Sandra Suber, “and I’ve always pictured myself and other Read more »

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Buncombe County Commission Approves Isaac Coleman Community Initiative

Buncombe County Commissioners had big items on their agenda for the Feb. 21 meeting. One was a pair of proposals from the county’s Department of Read more »

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Community Responds to Walton Street and Grant Center Recreational Projects

By Johnnie Grant – Asheville Park and Recreation Director Roderick Simmons, along with city staff and community members, gathered at the Wesley Grant Southside Center Read more »

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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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