Category: Our Town

Pulling the Plug on Grandma: Hijacking the Healthcare Reform Debate

by Michael Hopping Republican Senator Charles Grassley was supposed to be negotiating a bipartisan solution to our nation’s healthcare crisis.  That was before he aligned Read more »

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The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Local Providers

Staff Reports Every week millions of people fall through the cracks of our healthcare delivery system. Private charity, public hospitals, and local governments try to Read more »

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$250,000 for Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation

Staff reports Gov. Bev Perdue signed the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget that includes $250,000 towards creating the Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation. The foundation establishes Read more »

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The YMI Cultural Center presents the 28th Annual Goombay! Festival

The YMI Cultural Center, located in the heart of Asheville’s historic African American district, The Block, will host the traditional Goombay Festival on Friday, August Read more »

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School Mentoring Program Recognizes Greenlee

Tyrone Greenlee, TIPS Mentor, Asheville City Schools. Photo: Urban News From staff reports Tyrone Greenlee is one of 10 academic coaches working with AVID (Advancement Read more »

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‘Chere’ the Fun! Bele Chere 2009

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Civil Liberties Union Recognizes VanEman

Former chapter president Karen VanEman receives the Evan Mahaney Champion of Civil Liberties Award from board member Alan Robinson. By Moe White The Western North Read more »

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For the Love of the Game

by Johnnie Grant It was 1945 at age 11 that Billy Gardenheight, Sr. first developed an interest in the game of golf.  Money was scarce Read more »

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Bellamy Kicks Off Mayoral Re-Election Campaign

Mayor Terry M. Bellamy campaigns for second term.  Photo: Renato Rotolo As supporters and interested citizens gathered in the main corridors of the Grove Arcade, Read more »

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You Had to Go There?

Back wall of the ABC Board on Broadway. Photo: Urban News Graffiti has ‘reached new heights,’ if you know what I mean! Staff reports While Read more »

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