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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 ***** for your up to date information and invite.
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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 ...

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 ...

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.

Haunted High returns to Asheville High School, Oct. 26-27  Mountain Xpress

Due to popular demand, the 5th annual Haunted High at Asheville High School has increased its opening hours. The 2018 event takes place on Friday, October ...

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 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 (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 ...

Fatal shooting of mother, children reverberates through Asheville High  Asheville Citizen-Times

A day after a fatal shooting that killed four people, including two teenagers, and wounded three other children, many Asheville High students grieved.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 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 ...

Exploring Buncombe County's $459 million debt  Mountain Xpress

MAKING THE GRADE: Deferred maintenance at Asheville High School gave way in the current school year to a massive $25 million campus renovation project.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

CALL TO ACTION: Around 200 African-American students walked out of the recently integrated Asheville High on Monday, September 29, 1969 with a list of ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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

ASHEVILLE — Buncombe County may borrow as much as $65 million to fund roofing projects, new equipment and other major renovations at area schools.

#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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Roberson students participate in national school walkout despite closures  Asheville Citizen-Times

A group of students from Roberson High School participated in the national school walkout despite school closures due to snow.

City schools listen as pupils speak up  Mountain Xpress

A SEAT AT THE TABLE: Asheville High School Principal Jesse Dingle discusses the listening project with student Ana Lechman, who has volunteered to ...

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.

All-WNC Girls Basketball Team  Asheville Citizen-Times

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

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 ...

Asheville High principal leaving school  Asheville Citizen-Times

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

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.

Group recommends funding for Asheville High renovations  Asheville Citizen-Times

New commission also plans to recommend funding for Community High project.

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.

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.

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 ...

Year in Review: Top 10 games of 2018  Asheville Citizen-Times

With 2019 quickly approaching, The Citizen Times has compiled its picks for the Top 10 games of 2018.

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Charges likely after senior prank at Asheville High  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE – A senior prank at Asheville High School that authorities said went too far likely will result in vandalism charges against some students but won't ...

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

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Former friends and teachers who knew an Asheville murder suspect are wondering, in recent years, what went so wrong. At Asheville High ...

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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.

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 teacher transferred after raising safety issue  Asheville Citizen-Times

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

17 suspended after Asheville High fights  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE - Seventeen Asheville High students were suspended after three fights broke out after school Wednesday, officials said. No one was seriously ...

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 ...

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

Walk-up music may seem trivial, but it's quickly become an integral part of the high school baseball and softball experience.

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 ...

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

Talon James, of AC Reynolds high school who plans on attending University of Richmond, poses for photos with his football teammates at the signing day ...

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 ...

A place to belong: LGBT students, supporters organize alliances  Asheville Citizen-Times

LGBT students and their allies organize throughout Western North Carolina.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

A tale of two women  Mountain Xpress

On Wednesday, March 21, Esther Manheimer and Sheneika Smith will be the featured speakers at The Eclectic Lives of Two Asheville Women. The free ...

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 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.

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 ...

Teaching youth the value of Gods creation

The Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina is sponsoring a couple of events in October aimed at helping young people and others find ways to ...

Autopsies ordered for 3 West Asheville murder-suicide victims; shooter death ruled suicide  Asheville Citizen-Times

Bodies of a mother and her two children will undergo autopsies following a Wednesday fatal shooting at their West Asheville home.

New Asheville Middle celebrates opening  WLOS

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A new middle school in the mountains celebrates its opening.The new Asheville school sits adjacent to the prior middle school on South ...

Gatsby-themed prom at Asheville High goes local  Mountain Xpress

With 50 pounds of ostrich feathers, dozens of ping-pong balls, lots of gold glitter, gallons of donated black paint and a big dose of school spirit, Asheville High ...

Council names 2 new Asheville school board members  Asheville Citizen-Times

Shaunda Sandford and Martha Geitner are newest Asheville school board members.

Haunted High is back at Asheville High  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — The Asheville High School Band Association is once again sponsoring “Haunted High” at Asheville High School. The event will take place 10 ...

PSABC Celebrates National Preservation Month – The Tribune Papers- Breaking News & Top Local Stories  Thetribunepapers

Jack Thomson, Executive Director, is presenting a Griffin Award in 2017. Fourteen new awards will be given on May 24th to honor local preservation efforts.

Visiting Our Past: Views of Asheville's black history  Asheville Citizen-Times

Tourism encouraged leaders to keep dissent down and maintain a favorable image.

Asheville's child care dilemma: Access, affordability issues loom large  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE – Marianne Martinez started touring child care centers and putting her name on wait lists six months before the birth of her first child. As it turns out, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Asheville and Buncombe County pay tribute to fallen veterans and emergency responders  Mountain Xpress

Despite gray skies and sporadic rain showers, a crowd of more than 200 gathered in Pack Square Park on May 29 to pay tribute to fallen veterans and local ...

Warren Wilson College free tuition initiative expands local higher education access  Mountain Xpress

Applications to Warren Wilson College from North Carolina residents have increased significantly this year, especially from the western part of the state. Warren ...

Asheville Citizen Times building, home to local journalists for 80 years, is sold  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — The historic home of the Asheville Citizen Times newspaper has been sold to a longtime local family of property investors. The building at 14 O.

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