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January 15, 2015, No comments

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 was more than 100 years ago.

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 ...

UNC Asheville, pictured on Jan. 8. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press

‘African Americans in WNC’ conference set for Oct. 23-24

October 14, 2014, Comments Off

Filling a gap in regional history – the missing story of African Americans in Western North Carolina – will be the aim of a new conference convene ...

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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 ...

  • Grandfather Mountain sign featured
    Wind topples Grandfather Mountain sign
    April 1, 2014, Comments Off

    The iconic Grandfather Mountain sign that served as a Linville landmark for nearly 60 years was leveled Sunday morning by high winds.