Category: Our Town

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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Urban Values, Urban Needs

By David L. Swain When the initial issue of the Urban News & Observer came into my hands I almost leaped for joy. It is Read more »

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A Collection of Villages

photo by Cathryn Shaffer   Many great cities are described as a collection of villages, but at their heart they are made up of small Read more »

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Stumptown: A Different Time, A Different Place

By Clare Hubbard This historically black community has maintained its community spirit despite urban renewal. Nestled away in the growing community of Montford, the historically Read more »

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Urban Asheville

By Sam Powers Asheville is considered an urban place by the US Census Bureau, but it is much more than that statistical designation.

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Living On The Edge

by Clare Hubbard photo by Cathryn Shaffer According to the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina, the state\’s current unemployment rate has dropped to 4.3%, Read more »

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Affordable Housing

photo by Cathryn Shaffer  by Elsa Enstrom As more people relocate to Asheville, raising the demand and prices for homes, the lack of affordable housing Read more »

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