Reynolds High School (Asheville, NC) 2019 tackle CJ Elmonus announced his commitment to Wake Forest Tuesday night on Twitter. I am very excited to announce that I am verbally committing to continue playing football and furthering my education at Wake Forest University‼ I thank god for all my blessings🙏🏽 #GoDeacs pic.twitter.com/UzP573Sp5g
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A former North Carolina police officer facing criminal charges after body camera footage appears to show him beating a man suspected of jaywalking was arraigned in Buncombe County court Friday, reports CBS affiliate WSPA. Ex-Asheville Police Department officer Christopher William Hickman was charged late Thursday with assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury,
COMING DOWN THE ROAD: As Asheville continues to wrangle with its latest growth spurt, an increasing number of residents are calling for public transit and multimodal transportation options in the city. But financial and strategic planning obstacles make for a complex path to increased multimodal transportation, similar to the challenges faced over 100 years ago, when the city featured one of the largest electric trolley systems in the country. Photo courtesy of the City of Asheville
From the City of Asheville: Asheville Mayor Manheimer issues statement on the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham As Mayor of the City of Asheville, I would like to express my deep condolences to the Graham family on the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham, at age 99.
Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Museum officials in Asheville say a large emerald has gone missing from their collection. The Asheville Museum of Science says an emerald specimen from their gem and mineral collection with “immeasurable historical significance” has gone missing.
Instead of widening Merrimon Avenue, Asheville wants to trim the number of car lanes and add space for walking and biking. Image: City of Asheville/Streetmix North Carolina DOT was doing what the agency has always done when it came into Asheville and started making plans to widen Merrimon Avenue.
Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville, an academic anchor institution and one of the top 20 employers in the Asheville area, raised local economic output by almost half a billion dollars in fiscal year 2017, according to an economic impact study conducted by Tom Tveidt of SYNEVA Economics LLC.
BRING ON THE TOURISTS: The Langren Hotel opened on July 4, 1912. The Asheville Gazette News called it “the most important achievement in the way of provision for the tourist business, in western North Carolina in a decade.” Excitement lined the pages of the June 15, 1912, issue of The Asheville Gazette News.
(Photo: Courtesy photo) PattI Strelec, who co-owns Crooked Oak Mountain Inn in Asheville with her husband, Bear, says she gets the same question almost daily: “Do you have a cookbook?” About a year ago, she took action on that question by chairing a cookbook committee for the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association, which represents 15 area bed and breakfast inns.
PRAISEWORTHY: Programming around author Ann Miller Woodford’s book ‘When All God’s Children Get Together’ included a traveling exhibit and gospel music program, such as this one in February at the Liberty Baptist Church in Sylva, co-sponsored by the Waynesville Missionary Baptist Association. In Part 1 of this series, we looked at a history of discrimination and policies, such as urban renewal, that marginalized the voices of nonwhite writers in Asheville and throughout Appalachia. Educational institutions — or lack thereof — impacted that suppression of diverse literature, including the Asheville area’s lack of a historically black college or university. And, while efforts are now being made to address diversity in education, there are still shortfalls. Asheville High School was integrated in 1969 — nearly 50 years ago — but local author, poet and playwright Monica McDaniel says she only remembers having four black teachers when she was a student, and her…