Category: Our Town

Bridging the Psychological Divide

by Dr. Darin J. Waters – Restructuring Our Collective Historical Memory Editor’s Note: Dr. Waters’s writings from previous years still resonate. For Black History Month Read more »

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Fifty Years After His Death, Dr. King’s Work is Still Unfinished

Oralene Simmons is known throughout western North Carolina as the founder of Asheville’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast. Many are also aware of Read more »

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The Year in Review: 2017

by Moe White – Local, state, national, and international news made 2017 a year to remember—and one that many of us would rather forget. Sadly, Read more »

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NC 2018 Heritage Commission Honors Asheville Native Henry Logan

The Heritage Calendar Celebrates the North Carolina African American Experience. Asheville native Henry Logan was among a select group of individuals chosen to represent North Read more »

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Buncombe County Stands to Lose Under Proposed Judicial Changes

By Nelda Holder – At a time when the state of North Carolina is under the judicial microscope for unconstitutional racial gerrymandering in its legislative Read more »

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History in Dispute

By Johnnie Grant – Are we in the throes of another Civil War? Across the United States conversations have ignited debate about the placement of Read more »

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Red-lining in the River Arts District?

The City of Asheville has been developing its River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) for several years. When complete, the project will entirely transform Read more »

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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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