Category: Our Town

Piecing Lives Back Together

Paula Blakely (center), a resident of the 21 Building, is helped by her mother Becky Hayes (right), and other friends to retrieve what is left of Read more »

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Disaster Relief: City Officials Get Involved

Gene Bell (left), Asheville Housing Authority Executive Director, and Mayor Terry Bellamy talk with Asheville Fire fighters about the Hillcrest Apartment explosion.  Photo: Connie Proctor Read more »

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Progress Energy Launches Neighborhood Energy Savers at Pisgah View

Pictured (L-R): John Smith, Western Regional VP for Progress-Carolinas, Martha Thompson, Progress Energy Community Relations Manager, Lloyd Yates, and Gene Bell, Executive Director of the Read more »

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Politics by Other Means

by Michael Hopping If the widely circulated photograph of last month’s anti-government demonstration in Washington, DC could be believed, protesters jammed the National Mall all Read more »

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Racism in Health Care Protests? Oh My!

by Monroe Gilmour Much has been made of former President Jimmy Carter’s analysis of a racist basis for the tone and level of anger recently Read more »

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UNCA and City of Asheville Set Stage for New Partnerships

North Carolina state, county, and city officials at the signing of the memorandum. Staff reports The long-standing partnership between UNC Asheville and City of Asheville Read more »

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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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