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Karen Cowan cheers and sings along to “My God is Awesome,” which was led by Dr. Lamar Hylton during Monday's service at St. James AME Church in Asheville. The service was the start of the Annual Peace March and Rally held by the Martin Luther King Association of Asheville and Buncombe County. The association organized many events during the weekend in celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
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January 22, 2014, 1 Comment

Over the past several days, communities and residents across Western North Carolina celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with breakfasts, speeches, rallies, marches, prayer services and more. Here, a photo gallery from Asheville and Buncombe County’s celebrations.

Lucas Phillips, a third grader, walks past a bear and honey painting in the lunchroom at Bee Log Elementary, in Yancey County. The school's motto is "If you believe it you can achieve it." Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press

At state’s smallest elementary school, a new school year begins

August 26, 2013, 1 Comment

Western North Carolina's smallest public school -- located in Yancey County -- is also said to be the state's smallest elementary school. We explore w ...

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Mountain Moral Monday, in photographs

August 7, 2013, No comments

Thought to be the largest public protest held recently in Asheville, Mountain Moral Monday drew thousands of attendees.

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Photo essay: In a secluded WNC valley, a herd of elk live in the limelight

July 3, 2013, No comments

The story of the elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's Cataloochee Valley -- and the story of the valley itself -- has nearly come full cir ...

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    We are WNC: John Belleme on how to be a father
    June 17, 2012, No comments

    In honor of Father’s Day, we present this portrait of Saluda resident John Belleme. A son in a traditional Italian family, Belleme shares how he struggled to find connections with his father, and how he worked to change that type of relat ...