Category: Our Town

Teatro Latino de Asheville

Teatro Latino de Asheville showcases play with timely topic.Telash, Asheville’s Spanish-language theatre company, will stage the Argentinean play “Lejos de aqui” November 10-12 in Highsmith Read more »

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A Brief History of Voting Rights

by Cathy HoltAmerican blacks first voted in the 18th century. In 1784, voting rights for blacks were protected by the state constitutions of Delaware, Maryland, Read more »

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Five Voting Rights Activists Speak

Earline McQueen, Willie Mae Brown, Marvin Chambers, Al Whitesides, Ed Schellby Cathy HoltEarline McQueen has been a voting rights activist since 1940. That year, when Read more »

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September 11, 2006

Mayor Bellamy has proclaimed September 11, 2006 as PEACE ON EARTH, PEACE WITH EARTH DAY, encouraging citizens to reflect on peace and nonviolence and act Read more »

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Asheville Transit’s Free Fare Puts People on the Buses

Since Asheville launched free bus service two weeks ago, ridership has increased an average of 65 percent across the entire system. According to transit officials, Read more »

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It’s Time to Par-tay, Mon!

The YMI will host Asheville’s Goombay festival August 25-27 along Eagle and S. Market Streets, the traditional African American community known as The Block. The Read more »

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Harry Harrison Talks About Goombay, the YMICC, Education, & the Arts

Executive Director of the YMI, Harry Harrison. by Moe WhiteHarry Harrison has built his entire career around the arts, beginning with an 18-year stint with Read more »

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Goombay! ‘In the beginning…’

From Staff ReportsIt’s been 24 years since the first Goombay festival was held in Asheville. That August of 1982, no one imagined that a one-time Read more »

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Celebrate! Bele Chere

          Bele Chere has been around for a generation now, and it’s earned a reputation as the largest free outdoor street festival in the southeast.  From Read more »

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Community Bulletin Board

Concerts on the Quad:     June 12th, 19th, and 26th City Council Public Hearings:    June 13th Outdoor Adventure Opportunities for Summer:    June 13th-15th; June 16th; June Read more »

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