Category: Our Town

Message to the Future: Legislative Policy, Public Education and Environmental Quality

From Nelda Holder As a journalist covering state government in 2015, I am alarmed by current legislative policy changes that stand to profoundly, and negatively, Read more »

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Message to the Future: What’s Really Important?

From Joe Elliott To whoever may be reading this… This was written many years ago, and in those intervening years much has changed in the Read more »

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Historic African American Churches and Affiliates – Asheville, NC

By Johnnie N. Grant – (Not a complete list) Founded in 1832-1865 — Trinity Chapel, now St. Matthias Episcopal Church, stands at the top of Read more »


Goombay! 2015

Asheville’s historic YMI Cultural Center will host the 35th Goombay Festival September 11-13, 2015 at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. The festival will feature Read more »

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A History Intertwined

By Johnnie Grant – How does a community move forward with racial histories that are so intertwined? In our current progressive dispensation of life, dreams Read more »

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Everybody’s Environment Family Fun Spring Festival

A Block Party with an Environmental Twist – Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 2 to 5 p.m. In honor of Earth Day and the YWCA’s Read more »

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Dr. Pamela Baldwin Day Proclaimed in Asheville

The City of Asheville and the County of Buncombe proclaimed March 29, 2015 Dr. Pamela Baldwin Day. On hand to present the proclamation was Buncombe Read more »

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Interview with Chief William Anderson

By Johnnie Grant and Moe White As anyone who follows the news on local television or the daily newspapers knows, Chief William Anderson of the Read more »

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Fiesta Latina The 17th Annual Fiesta Latina will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from noon to 8 p.m. at Roger McGuire Green in Read more »

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Mountain Moral Monday: The People Speak Out

by Moe White When Reverend Dr. William Barber, president of the NAACP of North Carolina, came to town for the second annual Mountain Moral Monday, Read more »

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