Category: Our Town

The President’s Plan to Extend the Middle-Class Tax Cuts

Impact for North Carolina White House Press “We should not hold the middle-class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy. We should at Read more »

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The MSD-Water Merger

Staff Reports Defend Our Water! Photos by Grace Curry and Valerie Hoh On Election Day, 86% of Asheville Voters voted NO to the selling or Read more »

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Race, Truth, and Fiction in Thomas Wolfe’s ‘The Child by Tiger’

Discussion Series at the YMI On a cold, snowy November evening in 1906, a black man called “Will Harris,” whose real identity was unknown, went Read more »

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Living Treasures Honored

Three more community elders were honored on Sunday, October 21 in the fifth semi-annual Asheville Living Treasures ceremony at UNC Asheville’s Osher Center for Lifelong Read more »

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Race Relations in Wolfe’s Asheville

Thomas Wolfe’s depictions of small-town Southern life offer a lively and revealing sense of the bigoted attitudes prevalent in the early 1900s; his short story Read more »

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Public Meeting: “ART” to Consider Additional Services

The City of Asheville’s Transit Division will hold a public input meeting November 1 to gather feedback about route enhancements to the ART (Asheville Redefines Read more »

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The Andersons, in Black and White: Oralene Simmons’s Story of a Slave Heritage

Staff Reports The history of Western North Carolina’s slave economy became a stark reality for Oralene Graves Simmons when she enrolled at Mars Hill College Read more »

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Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a national traveling exhibition, will open at UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library on October 15. The exhibit examines how Read more »

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Goombay! 2012

Staff reports; photos by Paul Howey It’s been 30 years since the first Goombay festival was held in Asheville in 1982, and on August 24, Read more »

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Free Labor Day Concert in Pack Square Park

by Steven R. Hageman On Monday, September 3 the Asheville Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Members Read more »

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