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Bob Orr. Photo courtesy of Poyner Spruill.
April 9, 2014, No comments

Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Justice Bob Orr, a former member of the N.C. Court of Appeals and former Justice on the N.C. Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy in the district attorney’s office in the 24th Prosecutorial District created by the retirement of Jerry Wilson. The 24th Prosecutorial District serves Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey counties.

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Hugh Morton’s photos to go on exhibit at WCU

March 19, 2014, No comments

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a reception and talk Thursday, March 27, celebrating the opening of the exhibit “ ...


Honoring, remembering Sen. Martin Nesbitt

March 10, 2014, No comments

State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, a mainstay in the Democratic Party and longtime representative of Buncombe County, died Thursday after battling stomach can ...

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

UNC Asheville begins new chancellor search

February 4, 2014, No comments

On Monday, UNC Asheville’s board of trustees began the process of searching for the university's seventh chancellor by announcing its search committ ...

  • 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
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day in photographs
    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 ...

  • Chancellor Anne Ponder, UNC Asheville. Photo by Matt Rose, courtesy of UNC Asheville.
    Ponder to retire as UNC Asheville chancellor
    January 16, 2014, No comments

    UNC Asheville Chancellor Anne Ponder announced today that she plans to retire from university service on July 31, 2014. By that time, she will have served in this role for nine years, longer than any UNC Asheville chancellor since the unive ...

  • Dawn Porter
    Asheville, Buncombe MLK Day events schedule
    January 16, 2014, No comments

    The MLK Association of Asheville and Buncombe County has scheduled several events in the Asheville area, including its 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, a peace march and rally and a candle-lighting ceremony.