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Sarah Gudger. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
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February 10, 2015, Comments Off

A coalition of local groups are pushing for an “iconic” monument to be erected in Pack Square that recognizes the achievements, sacrifices and histories of Western North Carolina’s African Americans.

Pack Square 1904

Previously unknown photo album of Asheville in 1904 surfaces

January 15, 2015, Comments Off

A chance find at a junk shop in New York provides a windfall for local history, providing a rare look at Western North Carolina's largest town, as it ...

The S&W Building in downtown Asheville. James Harrison/Carolina Public Press

As NC lawmakers prep for a new session, will historic tax credits get a new life?

January 7, 2015, Comments Off

Once considered a leader in offering state-sponsored tax credits for historic rehabilitation, North Carolina will send its lawmakers back to Raleigh n ...

Representatives participate in the groundbreaking ceremony at the new Collections Preservation Center.

Smokies breaks ground on new Collections Preservation Center

November 18, 2014, Comments Off

The National Park Service facility will preserve 418,000 artifacts and 1.3 million archival records documenting the history of Great Smoky Mountains N ...

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    Competitors to make history at WCU’s 40th Mountain Heritage Day
    July 10, 2014, Comments Off

    This is the festival's 40th anniversary and will include a number of contests, from whisker-growing to old-fashioned costumes and home-canned goods contests, a chainsaw competition, antique auto show and the Mountain Heritage Day 5K.

  • 13th Amendment to the US Constitution
    VIDEO: Celebrating Juneteenth, 13th Amendment stops in WNC
    June 16, 2014, Comments Off

    North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment was at Vance Birthplace in Weaverville on June 12 during a statewide tour to celebrate “Juneteenth,” the date many African Americans observe as the day in 1865 that the last of the enslaved ...