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Asheville Man Uses Epic Snowstorm to Pop the Question, Uses 'Ice Pun'

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — You've got to hand it to Arun Rubenstein — the man knows how to ad lib. For a few months now he's known he was going to propose to his ...

News 13 Investigates: The invisible danger of radon in schools  WLOS

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Decades-old tests in several mountain counties revealed a possible health hazard in more than a dozen schools. A News 13 ...

N.C Soccer Coaches Association release all-region teams  Asheville Citizen-Times

The North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association has released its annual all-region teams after the conclusion of the boy's high school soccer season.

Traces of lead found in part of Asheville High School  WLOS

After of traces of lead were discovered at Asheville High School's Career and Technical Education building, more testing was performed and some classrooms ...

Family fights to keep teenager with special needs on Asheville High football team  WLOS

A local family is pushing back against the North Carolina High School Athletics Association's decision to deny a special needs player the opportunity to be on ...

Photos: Asheville High and SILSA graduation 2018  Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville High School seniors and seniors from the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville received diplomas on June 9, 2018. Here are photos from ...

Asheville High football mom fighting for autistic son's eligibility  Asheville Citizen-Times

Cheri Honeycutt is searching for options after the NCHSAA denied her autistic son another year of athletic eligibility at Asheville High.

Asheville High (N.C.) QB Three Hillier surprises biggest fan  USA TODAY High School Sports

A Clayton Elementary School student Thursday as he meets his athletic idol - Asheville High junior quarterback Three Hillier.

Asheville police investigating suspected gunmen situation near A-B Tech  Asheville Citizen-Times

APD is looking for two suspects in shooting at nearby Erskine Walton Apartments.

WNC and World War I: Heroes, prisoners in Hot Springs, healing at the end  Asheville Citizen-Times

This is the second part of a look back at Asheville's contributions during World War I, which ended 100 years ago with the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918. There are ...

Asheville (N.C.) football mom fighting for autistic son's eligibility  USA TODAY High School Sports

Autistic Asheville (N.C.) football player Noah Britton won't be allowed to play football next year because he has already completed eight semesters of high ...

Local nonprofits recruit and retain volunteers of the future  Mountain Xpress

As families deal with competing demands, organizations that use volunteers have learned that flexibility is key. By smoothing the process of participation, groups ...

Asheville City Schools to close on May 16 for Raleigh rally  WLOS

Asheville City Schools is joining in with a number of school in North Carolina that plan to shut down next week so educators can rally for better working ...

Local practitioners and organizations draw on the power of gratitude  Mountain Xpress

Deepening our awareness of what's going well in our lives is a simple practice that's also profound, say a variety of local wellness practitioners and helping ...

Asheville City Schools shares message after devastating shooting tragedy  WLOS

On Friday, Asheville City Schools shared a message in the wake of the terrible shooting tragedy that left two students dead. Two children killed in an Asheville ...

Crisis teams help Asheville students and staff cope with tragic shooting  WLOS

Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools activated resources in multiple schools Thursday to help students, teachers, and staff cope with the loss of two ...

Police say mother & 2 children killed, 3 other children injured, suspect dead in Asheville  WLOS

Asheville Police Department, 11:15 a.m. press conference Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper provided some new details after a shooting in West Asheville ...

See the scores: After all-time low grades, Buncombe schools improve on annual report card  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — Thirty-six of the Buncombe County school district's 44 schools met or exceeded academic growth expectations, including all of its middle schools, ...

Exploring Buncombe County's $459 million debt  Mountain Xpress

As of June 11, Buncombe County has $458.5 million in debt. Over half of that debt balance ― $270 million ― has paid for facilities for A-B Tech and the county's ...

On Columbine anniversary, local schools participate in National Walkout Day 2018  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE - On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, hundreds of students poured out of classrooms in Asheville to participate in a national school ...

Buncombe County may take on $65 million in new debt for school upgrades  Asheville Citizen-Times

Commissioners vote Tuesday on whether to issue bonds.

Asheville City Schools announce closure for statewide teacher rally, Buncombe undecided  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — The city school district will close May 16 to accommodate teachers planning to rally in Raleigh, where it's estimated thousands of educators will ...

Dream of going to Super Bowl comes true for Asheville High cancer survivor  WLOS

An Asheville teen and cancer survivor had one wish and it was granted by Make-A-Wish Foundation in late December 2017.Elijah Jones, 15, an Asheville High ...

WNC school districts share events and observances planned for National School Walkout Day  WLOS

Several mountain school districts are planning events to coincide with National School Walkout Day on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.Many schools and their ...

Five Asheville City Schools students selected for Governor's School  Mountain Xpress

This summer, nearly 700 students from across the state will converge on college campuses for Governor's School of North Carolina. Asheville City Schools will ...

New administrators announced for three Asheville City Schools  Mountain Xpress

Following today's Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent Dr. Denise Patterson is pleased to announce three new Asheville City Schools administrative ...

Police: Text message puts Asheville High School on lockdown  WLOS

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) -- A lockdown was issued for students and faculty at Asheville High School (AHS) Wednesday morning at around 11:45 a.m.Asheville ...

Asheville woman accused of running over SRO's foot says she didn't do it  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — Police have charged a woman with assaulting a government official after they say she drove over the foot of an Asheville High school resource ...

Don't miss these 25 family-friendly Halloween events around Asheville  Asheville Citizen-Times

Family fun abounds through Oct. 31, with fall festivals, trick-or-treating and more in Asheville, Buncombe County and beyond.

City, county schools make progress on renovations, construction  Mountain Xpress

As students go back to school, construction projects will continue on some campuses of both the city and county school systems. At historic Asheville High ...

Asheville City Schools To Close Next Wednesday As Teachers Across NC Plan To Rally  BPR / Blue Ridge Public Radio

Asheville City schools will close next Wednesday May 16th, becoming the latest district in North Carolina to shut down as teachers plan to rally that day.

Tuesday History: Newspaper coverage of the Asheville High walkout, 1969  Mountain Xpress

On Monday, September 29, 1969 at 9:15 a.m., around 200 African-American students walked out of Asheville High School.

Officials investigating early morning bus fire at Vance Elementary  WLOS

A fire broke out on a bus at Vance Elementary School early Sunday morning.On Twitter, Asheville City Schools says the bus that sustained the most damage ...

Turner adds chapter to Asheville running legacy  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE – Senior Davis Turner, Asheville High School's record-breaking three-season runner, only began competing as a freshman, but almost immediately ...

Asheville High School hosts community debate about health care  Mountain Xpress

Nine local panelists recently debated a fundamental question about health care: Is it a right or a commodity?

Mumpower: GOP will try to counter liberal indoctrination by Asheville City Schools  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE – The chairman of the Buncombe County Republican Party says the party is looking for ways to end what he calls Asheville City Schools' "effort to ...

WNC high school football: Top college recruits  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Citizen-Times will keep tabs on local football recruits throughout the 2018 season.

City schools listen as pupils speak up  Mountain Xpress

Sometimes the best way to achieve innovation is a good brainstorming session. That's the premise behind The Listening Project at the city's two high schools, ...

Former Asheville High football player gets a shot at the NFL  WLOS

A former mountain prep football player is hoping to continue his career after a bit of a hiatus, but with a lot of hope.Antonio Koone played football at Asheville ...

Generations gather to honor legendary coach Charlie Metcalf  WLOS

More than four decades worth of players gathered at Erwin Hills Baptist Church to honor a man that meant so much in their lives.Charlie Metcalf has been an ...

Check out Asheville High School's Haunted High...If you dare  WLOS

WLOS — ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The third annual Haunted High takes place at Asheville High School on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29.

Y.E.S. Chef! Youth Culinary Program pairs teens with top Asheville chefs  Mountain Xpress

A new youth culinary training program pairs teens with top local chefs for training that culminates with a cooking competition.

WATCH: Asheville High's Andrew Leota headed to Northwestern in the spring  Asheville Citizen-Times

Andrew Leota receives cheers and applause from his family during a ceremony celebrating his signing with Northwestern University to play football at Asheville ...

6,000 call for change at Asheville's March For Our Lives  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE - As 16-year-old Anna Dittman took the stage Saturday during the March For Our Lives, tears were already streaming down the faces of teens ...

CFWNC awards $540000 in scholarships to area students  Mountain Xpress

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved scholarships totaling $540,000 to 103 students in Western North Carolina.

Theater review: 'Twelve Angry Jurors' by Different Strokes!  Mountain Xpress

Momentum is key to this play, and the ensemble works together well together, almost like a dance choreographed to represent the shifting points of view.

West Asheville shooting victims: Community steps up with financial, emotional support  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — The days following the shooting death of a 32-year-old mother and two of her children in their West Asheville home have yielded efforts geared ...

Western NC events honor the fallen, those in service on Memorial Day  Asheville Citizen-Times

A number of local events will honor U.S. military men and women and remember those who died in *service* to their country over Memorial Day weekend.

State reports on local schools in news in brief from our issue of Sept. 12, 2018  Mountain Xpress

Area school districts checked their state report cards, which indicated moderate gains at many local public schools. Henderson County Public Schools launched ...

#TBT: 9 Asheville buildings + their architectural designs  AVLtoday

Want to learn more about the buildings of Asheville, who built them and when? Here are 9 buildings with *really cool* architecture.

New principal named for Asheville High  Asheville Citizen-Times

School district made announcement Thursday following nationwide search.

Asheville Women's March looks to inspire: 'We must take the reins of power'  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Asheville Women's March drew a large crowd of women and supporters. Many spoke about the need for women and minorities to run for office.

WNC talent on display during National Signing Day  Asheville Citizen-Times

WNC had 26 athletes, including three Division I football players, sign on Wednesday.

North Henderson High School string quartet takes the stage at The Orange Peel  Mountain Xpress

When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to The Orange Peel on November 11, a quartet of Asheville high school students will ...

Asheville's Garcia-Perez's 'dream' of college soccer comes true  Asheville Citizen-Times

This week, Garcia-Perez was offered a scholarship to play Division I soccer at Clemson University. He scored 19 goals and had 22 assists for the Cougars ...

'My Daddy Taught Me That' program aims to help local young men succeed  WLOS

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Twice a week, young men from the Asheville area get together for a My Daddy Taught Me That meeting. It's a program that aims to ...

Asheville looking for long run in the state tournament  WLOS

WLOS - A postseason birth is nothing new around Asheville High School's soccer program. The senior class has been to the state playoffs each of their seasons ...

Teachers remember Asheville students killed in shooting: 'You hurt from so many angles'  Asheville Citizen-Times

The coaches of Harmony Smith and Keithan Whitmire talk about the potential that was lost after they, along with their mother, were shot and killed on ...

Conscious Party: WNC Dance Academy Benefit Showcase  Mountain Xpress

WNC Dance Academy's benefit showcase for MANNA FoodBank takes place Jan. 20 at the Asheville High School auditorium.

Asheville City Schools take aim at racial disparities  Mountain Xpress

State data show that the gap in academic achievement between white and black students in the Asheville City Schools is the largest in North Carolina.

Asheville native named James Beard Foundation 2018 Rising Star Chef of the Year  Mountain Xpress

A Philadelphia pastry chef with deep Asheville roots claimed one of the top honors this year in a competition that's widely considered to be the Oscars of the food ...

Answer Man: Why is church held at Asheville High?  Asheville Citizen-Times

Today's batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: I spotted a bunch of flags in front of Asheville High on a recent Sunday, ...

Weinkle named interim principal at Asheville High  Asheville Citizen-Times

City school officials have reopened the application process as they seek a new principal.

In Photos: Speakers at Asheville rally decry gun violence  Mountain Xpress

A rally against gun violence at Pack Square in Asheville on Feb. 18 drew upward of 250 participants. Speakers honored the victims of the Feb. 14 school ...

In Photos: Women's March on Asheville 2018  Mountain Xpress

Thousands turned out for the second Women's March on Asheville on Jan. 20. Organized this year by four high school students, the event featured speakers ...

All-WNC Girls Basketball Team  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Citizen-Times has released its picks for the All-WNC girls basketball teams.

Asheville council, police chief to visit Durham to hear about police searches  Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville council members, the police chief and other officials are hearing from Durham leaders about that city's experience limiting police searches.

A class act: The Gospel According to Jerry  Mountain Xpress

"When the members of this class were born, the nation and the entire world were in a panic — not because these particular little babies happened to arrive then, ...

Asheville Jewish Community Center shows off new pool  WLOS

Asheville Jewish Community Center members held the grand opening of their pool after about 10 months of construction.Swim lessons, practices, meets and ...

Rethinking the alternative program at Asheville High  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE - More than two years after mold forced students in the city school district's alternative program out of their temporary home, school leaders are ...

Cleveland County Jamboree returns to Shelby High School  Shelby Star

All Cleveland County gridiron rivalries will be put aside Friday night, all in an effort to welcome a new football season.

Buncombe County Schools Join Asheville In Closing On Day Of Teacher Rally  BPR / Blue Ridge Public Radio

Buncombe County schools on Friday announced they will be closed on Wednesday, the same day teachers from across North Carolina will rally at the state.

No violent incidents at Asheville High School last week, officials say  Mountain Xpress

There were no fights or altercations involving injuries at Asheville High School on the week that ended Aug. 28, according to school officials who have disputed ...

Christ School's Snyder dominates at Buncombe County track meet  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Christ School junior won four events, the 100-meter dash, the long jump, triple jump and 4x100-meter relay.

Friends of the Smokies Telethon Funds Youth Leadership Program in National Park  WLOS

There are so many lessons about nature and life you can learn from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.This year, thanks in large part to donations, many ...

Walk-up music plays important role in high school baseball, softball  Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville High's Matias Marchesini-Diaz was looking for a way to break his hitting slump. The solution happened to be on his iPod. While driving in his car with a ...

Buncombe funding new roof for Asheville High, $44M total  Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville High School will receive a $25.2 million roof repair that "should have been done yesterday"

Asheville High team ended integration year on high note  Asheville Citizen-Times

When black and white players merged in 1969, race was not the main issue on the gridiron.

Asheville community mourns after 2 children die in wreck  WLOS

Community members are coming together to support the family involved in a wreck that left two children deadon Tuesday evening.William Edward Gibbs and ...

Unhappy trails: Haunted tours and treks for Halloween in and around Asheville  Asheville Citizen-Times

A preview of Halloween weekend in Asheville, with haunted tours, trails and other events to creep out you and the kids - or just make you giggle.

Asheville teacher transferred after raising safety issue  Asheville Citizen-Times

Teacher says she believes she was moved after she raised safety concerns at high school.

Asheville High student chosen to work with United Nations  WLOS

A local student has earned the honor of working with the United Nations.Sawyer Taylor-Arnold of Asheville High School is among 20 students worldwide chosen ...

High school baseball, softball schedules wrecked by wintry weather  Asheville Citizen-Times

Cold and wintry weather in March has done a number on baseball and softball schedules for WNC high schools.

Asheville Women's March organizers motivated by 'woman wave' of civic engagement  Asheville Citizen-Times

The second annual Asheville Women's March is expected to draw thousands Jan. 20 in the wake of months of sexual assault revelations.

Asheville High hosts speech and debate event  Asheville Citizen-Times

Nearly 300 students will participate in district championships.

Teachers Say Asheville Murder Suspect Was 'Student of Promise'  WLOS

One teacher too upset with the recent news said Griffin was brilliant.

BVA to host annual volleyball tournament  Asheville Citizen-Times

Biltmore Volleyball Academy will host the 22nd Annual Jr. Hi Neighbor Volleyball Tournament throughout Asheville this weekend.

Leaps of faith, hope for homeless Asheville High athlete  Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville High track standout Mekhi McGuyver working to overcome challenging issues.

Preserving Asheville’s historic high school  Asheville Citizen-Times

City school officials say Asheville High building has some critical needs.

GALLERY | The 2018 Women's March on Asheville in pictures  WLOS

Viewers sent us these photos of the 2018 Women's March on Asheville.Thanks to everyone who shared your images and experiences with us.You can submit ...

Claxton Elementary teacher named Asheville City Schools' Teacher of the Year  WLOS

Rebecca Wertheim, a second-grade teacher at Claxton Elementary School, has been named Asheville City Schools' 2017 Teacher of the Year.She was ...

Quentin Miller offers support for medical marijuana in sheriff's race  Mountain Xpress

Quentin Miller, the Democratic candidate for Buncombe County Sheriff, is speaking out about his position on medical marijuana. “If people are suffering because ...

What's next for common core?  Asheville Citizen-Times

Commission is expected to make recommendations for changes to math and English standards.

School Board chooses PFA Architects for new Hendersonville High

The Henderson County School Board will go with a new architect to take a *fresh* look at Hendersonville High, hoping to keep costs down and renovate the ...

Guest columnist: Costs of our achievement gap are too high to ignore  Asheville Citizen-Times

Fake news this is not: The achievement gap between black and white students in Asheville City Schools is worse than in any of North Carolina's other 114 ...

Asheville High principal leaving school  Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville High Principal Joyce Best is leaving at the end of the current school year.

So long, Coach Wilkins: Winningest football coach in Asheville retires  WLOS

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The winningest football coach in Asheville has retired.Danny Wilkins leaves with 162 victories under his belt after coaching for 37 years.

'Voice' of Asheville schools to retire  Asheville Citizen-Times

Charlie Glazener, longtime spokesman for Asheville City Schools, is retiring at the end of the month.

Visiting Our Past: The Allen School in Asheville  Asheville Citizen-Times

History columnist Rob Neufeld looks at the legacy of Allen School for African-Americans.

Asheville sergeant to run as Democrat for Buncombe County sheriff  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — Quentin Miller, an Asheville Police Department sergeant and political newcomer, announced Monday that he will run for Buncombe County ...

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