Category: Our Town

2009: The Year in Review

by Moe White  The start of 2009 truly marked the dawn of a new era, though in reality that era began not on January 1st Read more »

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Farewell to an Outstanding Citizen: Dr. Carl Mumpwer

Carl Mumpower lost his seat on the City Council after serving two terms. by Moe white Dr. Mumpower was sometimes called “Dr. No” by those Read more »

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Jacquelyn Hallum Receives 2009 Dr. Charles Blair Building Bridges Award

On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Fred Simms of Building Bridges presented Jacquelyn Hallum with the 2009 Dr. Charles Blair Building Bridges Award.  Photo: Courtesy of Read more »

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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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