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December 15, 2018 by Gloria Golden Golden-Rose (Register to contact)

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AHS Class Of 1979, 40th reunion, July 26-28,2019 will be at the DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville NC.please email me at *****@gmail.com for your up to date information and invite.
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Shelley Baldwin says schools, legal system failed her in Bill Murdock case  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — Walking through a grocery store a year and a half ago, Shelley Love Baldwin stopped in her tracks. She had taken an elderly neighbor for what ...



Community, students honor cadets, say goodbye to Asheville JROTC program  WLOS

Asheville High School and the community are saying farewell to the Marine Corps JROTC program. Dozens of people gathered in the school's gym Thursday to ...



Asheville, Roberson field WNC's first public school lacrosse teams  Asheville Citizen-Times

The country's fastest growing high school sport now has teams at Asheville and Roberson. But the teams face challenges getting established.



Alumni and local historians remember the faculty of Stephens-Lee  Mountain Xpress

On Tuesday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m., local historians and Stephens-Lee alumni will present A Tribute to the Faculty of Stephens-Lee.



Under fire, Bill Murdock leaves Eblen Charities, A-B Tech board  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — Eblen Charities Executive Director Bill Murdock is leaving the nonprofit he co-founded, the board announced days after the public heard from a ...



In tense meeting, A-B Tech confronts its handling of Bill Murdock  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — Former Eblen Charities head Bill Murdock sat on the A-B Tech board for more than a year with a sexual offense against a teenage girl on his ...



Investigation underway at Asheville High School after threats made on social media  WLOS

Asheville City Schools confirm they are investigating, along with the Asheville Police Department (APD), following threats made on social media. Asheville police ...



Race & Equity On Campus: Asheville High School & SILSA Students Speak Out  BPR / Blue Ridge Public Radio

Last month Asheville City Council members and school officials gathered to address the growing gap in discipline rates and academic achievement between.



Answer Man: Asheville High ROTC program going away? February thunderstorm?  Asheville Citizen-Times

Readers ask if the ROTC program at Asheville High is going away, and why we're having thunderstorms in February.



Clutch play from freshman leads Asheville High to win over Reynolds  Asheville Citizen-Times

Just two weeks after being moved up from junior varsity, freshman Theo Antinori went 3-for-3 from behind the arc as the Cougars handed the Rockets its first ...



As Junior ROTC programs decline in Buncombe, Asheville High's program folds  WLOS

Asheville High school's Junior ROTC program is coming to an end. School administrators say there's been declining interest, with only 17 students signed up ...



Asheville City Schools' worst-in-NC achievement, discipline gaps widen  Mountain Xpress

Numbers don't lie, but sometimes they can break your heart. Seated at long tables facing one another, Board of Education and City Council members confronted ...



Asheville High gave animator of Oscar-winning film the foundation for Hollywood success  WLOS

The roots of a Hollywood success story can be traced to Western North Carolina. Joshua Beveridge, head of character animation for the Oscar-winning ...



One Voice Project comes to Asheville April 14-20  Mountain Xpress

A group of extraordinary young musicians will be taking to the road for the 6th annual One Voice Project Empowerment Tour April 14-20. The One Voice Project ...



Two NC school districts with major racial achievement gaps seek solutions  Carolina Public Press

Two North Carolina school districts rank as having some of the largest achievement gaps between black and white students in the nation. Asheville City Schools ...



Buncombe County Democratic Party reelects Jeff Rose as chair  Mountain Xpress

Buncombe County Democrats held their annual convention on Saturday, March 23 at Asheville High School. Hundreds of participants from across the county ...



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.



Signs offer daily inspiration to Asheville students  WLOS

A positive change is in the works at one mountain high school. The principal there is using words of inspiration in a very unique way"If your actions inspire others ...



Monster Tree Service Awards Territory in Western North Carolina  Virtual-Strategy Magazine

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (PRWEB) March 25, 2019 Monster Tree *Service*, the nation's first and fastest-growing tree *service* franchise, has opened a new location near.



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.



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 schools, UNCA supported Eblen Charities' Bill Murdock despite 1988 guilty plea  Asheville Citizen-Times

An Asheville City Schools spokeswoman answered few questions related to its hiring of Murdock after his guilty plea.



Parents concerned about planned changes to softball field at Vance Elementary  WLOS

Parents at one Asheville school are not happy. They said they just learned about plans to improve the softball field at Vance Elementary, and the plans take ...



WNC high school basketball: Local title contenders  Asheville Citizen-Times

It has been over a decade since a WNC public school program lifted a NCHSAA state basketball championship trophy. In 2007, the Smoky Mountain girls team ...



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, ...



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 ...



Friday Football Frenzy: Webb School vs Asheville High School  WLOS

Webb School: 10Asheville High School: 35FINAL.



High school teams compete for bragging rights in 7th Annual Playhouse Showdown  WLOS

The Asheville Home Builders Association's (AHBA) seventh Annual Playhouse Showdown Program returns to the 10th Annual Build & Remodel Expo, taking ...



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

Decades-old tests in several mountain counties revealed a possible health hazard in more than a dozen schools. A News 13 investigation uncovered that little ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



#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.



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.



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.



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: 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 ...



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

On Monday, Sept. 29, 1969 at 9:15 a.m., about 200 African-American students walked out of Asheville High School. The event occurred during the school's first ...



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 ...



Tuesday History: The 1969 Asheville High School walkout, as recalled by Roger Ball  Mountain Xpress

Last week's Tuesday History post looked at newspaper coverage of the 1969 Asheville High School walkout. This week we share an account recently offered to ...



Accuser speaks out about decades-old child sex crime involving Eblen Charities co-founder  WLOS

A congressman paid tribute to him, the county school system dedicated a library in his name and a state university awarded him an honorary degree, calling him ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



Q&A With 2019 Villanova Football TE Prospect, Marvin Pearson  247Sports

Marvin Pearson is an impact athlete. He plays for Asheville high school in Asheville, North Carolina. At 6-3, 238 pounds, he is an elite football player on both ...



Eblen Charities' Bill Murdock returns UNCA degree amid concern over criminal history  Asheville Citizen-Times

Murdock acknowledges pleading guilty in 1988 to taking indecent liberties with a child, but denies any kind of sexual relationship.



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.



Asheville man uses epic snowstorm to pop the question, employs 'ice pun'  Asheville Citizen-Times

An Asheville man had planned to propose to his girlfriend Sunday after a hike and gathering of friends, but he had to shift gears after the epic snow.



Amid soul searching over severe disparities, City Council weighs its latest school board appointments  Mountain Xpress

With James Lee opting out mid-term to take a job in another state, Asheville City Council will soon select at least one new member to serve on a board that will ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Candidates for Buncombe County Board of Education, 2018 general election voter guide  Mountain Xpress

Editor's note: All of the candidates for Buncombe County Board of Education are running in different districts and are unopposed. They are not running against ...



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.



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

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



New principal named for Asheville High  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE - A Virginia high school principal will take over as leader at Asheville High School starting next June, Asheville City Schools officials announced ...



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.



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 ...



New principal announced for Carolina Day School  Mountain Xpress

ASHEVILLE, NC, December 13, 2018 — Carolina Day School (CDS) announced that, after a national search, Dr. John Daves will become the new principal of ...



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 ...



Weinkle named interim principal at Asheville High  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE - City school officials have named an interim principal at Asheville High School, and they are reopening the application process as they seek a ...



Asheville sees third child killed in 2018, a record year for homicides  Asheville Citizen-Times

Firearms have claimed the lives of 10 of Asheville's 12 homicide in 2018. Derrick Lee Jr. was among three children killed.



A servant to the poor: Was he 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'?  CNN

He was a teacher charged with a sex crime involving a teenage girl. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge but says he's innocent. Now he leads a prominent ...



Asheville City and Buncombe County schools, AB Tech announce 2-hour delay for Monday, Sept. 17  Mountain Xpress

Please know that our Transportation and Maintenance Departments have been busy monitoring road conditions and weather throughout the weekend. Due to ...



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 ...



US News and World Report ranks SILSA as one of the nation's top high schools  Mountain Xpress

The School of Inquiry and Life Science at Asheville continues to rank as one of the Top 10 high schools in North Carolina, according to the U.S. News and World ...



Local schools prepare for a future built on code  Mountain Xpress

Once you learn the basics of coding, you're free to build whatever you want, says rising seventh-grader Samuel Feinberg — even a 20-foot robot. “But you ...



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.



Local teachers keep tabs on November elections  Mountain Xpress

Shortly before greeting students for the start of the 2018-19 school year, a small group of local educators rallied at the Buncombe County Courthouse on Aug.



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

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



UNC Board of Governors names two new trustees, two reappointments to WCU board  Mountain Xpress

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors appointed two new members to the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees and reappointed two ...



Updated map of Asheville City School district approved  Mountain Xpress

The Asheville City Schools district follows a different boundary line than the city limits — and in some areas, the line is very different indeed. The Buncombe ...



Asheville City Board of Education vacancies and expiring terms announced  Mountain Xpress

Press release from the city of Asheville: Seeking Advocates for the Asheville City Schools Serving on The Asheville City Board of Education. The Asheville City ...



YWCA Asheville to host open house to celebrate expansion of its Early Learning Child Care Program  Mountain Xpress

With the help of funding from Buncombe County Commissioners and the Community Foundation of WNC, YWCA Asheville's Early Learning Program renovated ...



'My Daddy Taught Me That' program aims to help local young men succeed  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 empower, uplift and support ...



News briefs: Media moves, upcoming local government meetings  Mountain Xpress

Five Citizen Times journalists were among dozens laid off across the company by Gannett Co. Radio station BPR announced a new development director, while ...



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 ...



Asheville chefs craft success at home and away  Mountain Xpress

Four young chefs who got their start in Asheville culinary programs have achieved early success on both the local and national level.



17 Students at Asheville High Suspended After Fights  WLOS

There were no serious injuries in the fights which occurred on Wednesday afternoon.



Candidates file for judicial and nonpartisan seats  Mountain Xpress

Buncombe County's judiciary is set to remain unchanged with none of the incumbent judges facing opposition in the polls. So far the board of education races ...



Children's musical explores opioid epidemic  Mountain Xpress

A new play for children, It's Just a Pill, premiered at A-B Tech's Ferguson Auditorium on March 8. The 55-minute musical confronts the opioid epidemic from 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 ...



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 ...



NC sex education is lacking in consent education  The Daily Tar Heel

While North Carolina may be one of the few states to have requirements about discussing consent, the execution of these requirements is lacking in many ...



City seeks candidates for board of education  Mountain Xpress

What is a board of education and why is it important? A local board of education serves a vital role in our community by helping steer the educational journeys of ...



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.



Small Bites: Plates popular downtown now made in Biltmore Village  Mountain Xpress

East Fork, the pottery studio whose simple plates and bowls are used by several Asheville restaurants, has opened a new factory in Biltmore Village that could ...



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 ...



Burned out: Preserving Asheville's teacher corps  Mountain Xpress

When seasoned teachers leave the classroom, everybody suffers. Students lose out on the benefits of the educators' experience, school systems struggle to find ...



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

Asheville High School will receive $25.2 million of renovations and roof repair that "should have been done yesterday," according to Buncombe County ...



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 City Schools reduce racial and economic segregation, new report finds  Mountain Xpress

A new report from the North Carolina Justice Center shows that Asheville City Schools have made progress in reducing school segregation over the last 10 ...



News briefs: Mayor Esther Manheimer to hold gerrymandering press conference  Mountain Xpress

As a legal case involving North Carolina's congressional districts heads to the U.S. Supreme Court, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer will hold a press ...



Azalea Mountain School receives national accreditation, expands to new campus  Mountain Xpress

Azalea Mountain School in Asheville, NC received national accreditation by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), the first official ...



Asheville School hosts Shakespeare-themed theatre workshops April 21  Mountain Xpress

Asheville School Hosts NC Stage, Montford Park Players for Dramatic Workshops Open to Local High School Students. ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2018) On ...



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

The weather is stifling hot, and every juror is on edge in a cramped jury room. Nearly everyone appears ready to render a guilty verdict and go home. Juror 8 ...



Visiting Our Past: Architect Ellington shaped Asheville  Asheville Citizen-Times

“Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are going to 'break' beautifully for you ...



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