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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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Asheville High School names new athletic directors  Mountain Xpress

Despite an impressive 27 years' worth of accolades, a strong resume and more than a handful of opportunities, Sonita Warren-Dixon had never before held the ...

Sonita Warren-Dixon continues to break racial, gender barriers in coaching career  USA TODAY High School Sports

Hired as the Asheville High School athletic director, Sonita Warren-Dixon is the first female African-American AD in the area's history.

Asheville City Schools names first female African-American athletic director, first-ever assistant athletic director  FOX Carolina

ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) - Asheville City Schools says they're making history with the naming of their new athletic director and first-ever assistant athletic ...

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 ...

Court records: Creighton told investigators about bribery scheme, requests probation  Asheville Citizen-Times

"Jon Creighton regretted what he did and turned himself in," his attorney said in a 34-page document that details the ex-administrator's cooperation.

Rodney Workman named new band director at Asheville High School and the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville  Mountain Xpress

Rodney Workman has been named the new Band Director for Asheville High School and the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville. “Asheville City ...

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.

Out of the shadow: Christ School's Navy Shuler earns his own spotlight  Asheville Citizen-Times

Christ School's quarterback is out to prove he's more than just the son of former NFL player Heath Shuler. He could be just as good, maybe better.

Mike Wilson named interim band director for Asheville High School  Mountain Xpress

Mike Wilson has been named the Interim Band Director for Asheville High School and the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville. He will meet with high ...

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 ...

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

National study places two NC school districts among nation's five worst for the difference in academic performance by black and white students.

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 ...

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.

Schools defend work to close racial achievement gap, unsure of cause  Carolina Public Press

Asheville City Schools superintendent touts efforts to combat one of nation's biggest racial achievement gaps, but doesn't know why it's happening.

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 ...

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 ...

Teachers rally in Asheville in solidarity with 'day of action' in Raleigh  Asheville Citizen-Times

More than 100 people, many of them teachers, converged in Pack Square on May 1 to rally for pay hikes, Medicaid expansions and increased staffing to support ...

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.

Asheville High track team sending five to national competition  WLOS

WLOS - The Asheville Cougars sprint medley relay team will be competing for a national title next month at the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet, ...

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.

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.

2020 election campaigns already stirring in WNC  Mountain Xpress

We used to talk about presidents and members of Congress having permanent campaigns, meaning they never really stop campaigning, and I think the same ...

All-WNC 2018 Boys Soccer Team  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Citizen Times has released its All-WNC boys soccer team for 2018.

Asheville City Schools Superintendent Denise Patterson resigns, cites medical reasons  Asheville Citizen-Times

Patterson cited medical reasons for her departure. Her tenure as ACS superintendent was roughly two years.

City names Asheville High grad as new assistant city manager  WLOS

The City of Asheville announces that it has named Richard J. White III the city's assistant city manager. White is an Asheville native and a graduate of Asheville ...

Sarah Duffer shifts student consciousness on climate change  Mountain Xpress

Last year saw Duffer lead Asheville High School against 765 other teams from across the globe in the Drawdown EcoChallenge. The students achieved victory ...

UPDATED: Doubts about closed-session deal with Asheville superintendent  Carolina Public Press

Schools claim confidentiality required closed session, but CPP attorney issues letter noting the need for financial vote to be public, seeks records.

Copland Rudolph selected as next leader of Asheville City Schools Foundation  Mountain Xpress

(Asheville, NC) – The Board of Directors of the Asheville City Schools Foundation is proud to announce that Copland Arnold Rudolph has been hired to lead the ...

Asheville City Schools names three new directors  Mountain Xpress

The Asheville City Board of Education unanimously appointed three experienced teachers to new roles as directors during its June 3, 2019 regular board ...

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 ...

NC soccer player leaves high school to join MLS developmental team  USA TODAY High School Sports

North Carolina high school soccer player Michael Wilkerson left Asheville as a junior to pursue his soccer dream with the Atlanta United FC.

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

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Parents at one Asheville school are not happy. They said they just learned about plans to improve the softball field at Vance ...

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 ...

Goals, timeline lacking in program to narrow racial achievement gap  Mountain Xpress

While awareness of Asheville's worst-in-state racial academic achievement and discipline disparities seems to be on the rise, agreement on specific goals for ...

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 ...

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 ...

Asheville BOE Outlines Process To Pick Next Schools Superintendent  BPR / Blue Ridge Public Radio

The Asheville city board of education says it will hold six public forums in August as it searches for a new superintendent. Current superintendent Denise.

Generations of failure: A plea to reform Asheville City Schools  Mountain Xpress

"Oversight in this kind of system — where the board is appointed by a body with no regulatory authority, in a process closed to school employees, families and ...

WNC standouts named to all-state baseball team  Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville High junior Three Hillier, Reynolds junior Cooper Ingle and West Henderson senior catcher Zack Edwards were named to the North Carolina Baseball ...

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

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (CNN) — A congressman paid tribute to him, the county school system dedicated a library in his name and a state university awarded him an ...

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 ...

Federal grand jury indicts former Buncombe commissioner on 11 counts  Carolina Public Press

As ex-county manager cooperates after guilty plea, feds won't say Tuesday's indictment of Ellen Frost will be the last in ongoing investigation.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Answer Man: Teacher pay really that low locally?  Asheville Citizen-Times

A reader asks if teacher pay is really lower that low.

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.

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 ...

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 Citizen Times names 2019 All-WNC Softball Team  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Citizen Times has released its All-WNC softball team.

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 ...

Preserving Asheville’s historic high school  Asheville Citizen-Times

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

Marti Sullivan named ACS's 2020 Teacher of the Year  Mountain Xpress

Press release from Asheville City schools: The teachers of Asheville City Schools go home with more on their minds than just lesson plans; their compassion ...

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.

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 ...

$40 million plan in the works to overhaul Thomas Wolfe Auditorium  WLOS

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Renderings of what Asheville leaders hoped Thomas Wolfe Auditorium would look like one day have been on hand for years ...

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, ...

Two WNC standouts included on All-Star game roster  Asheville Citizen-Times

The North Carolina Coaches Association released the rosters for the 2019 East-West All-Star Boys Basketball Game, including two players from WNC.

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

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A local family is pushing back against the North Carolina High School Athletics Association's decision to deny a special needs ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Schools on lockdown following gunshots in Asheville, North Carolina neighborhood  WJLA

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) An Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College official confirms that the Asheville campus is on lockdown after reports of ...

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 ...

Local students, organizations work to fight youth vaping  Mountain Xpress

From 2011-17, the use of e-cigarettes by North Carolina students has increased 894% for high schoolers and 430% among middle schoolers, according to the ...

News 13 exclusive: Harrah's releases logos for US Cellular Center naming rights bid  WLOS

News 13 has obtained four logos Harrah's Cherokee Casino is submitting to Asheville leaders for its $5. 7 million bid to win the naming rights of the US Cellular ...

Region's students win honors at 48th annual Mathematics Contest  Western Carolina University News

Western Carolina University hosted its 48th annual Mathematics Contest on Thursday, March 21, with approximately 400 of the region's top high school and ...

Teachers rally in Raleigh: Why educators are marching in capital — and Asheville  Asheville Citizen-Times

RALEIGH - North Carolina teachers didn't win the pay hikes and other changes they sought last year, despite a rally that brought 20,000 people to the capital, ...

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.

DEQ: City didn't follow communication protocols during water problems  Carolina Public Press

Lack of communication about two water system problems confused Asheville residents, businesses and schools -- and was out of step with NC guidelines.

Buncombe County Schools to rescind media center dedication to Bill Murdock  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — Buncombe County Schools will remove Bill Murdock's name from the media center that was dedicated in his honor nearly four months ago.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

What's supposed to happen when schools receive threats?  Carolina Public Press

Law enforcement wasn't alerted when an Orange County school received threats in May. The sheriff and others say that's not how it should work in NC.

Lockdown costs remain unclear to NC school officials  Carolina Public Press

School administrators and first responders know that lockdowns due to false alarms or real emergencies create costs, but are uncertain of how they add up.

Independent monitor for HCA, Mission Health deal may soon be in place  Carolina Public Press

NC Department of Justice evaluating finalist for independent monitor. Individual or firm will ensure compliance with stipulations in major hospital deal.

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 ...

Federal count showing drop in NC homelessness, but not everywhere  Carolina Public Press

Official numbers are still coming in, but homelessness in North Carolina appears to be decreasing overall, with a few exceptions, based on counts conducted ...

Computer issue affects school grading systems in every part of NC  Carolina Public Press

Computer issue and poor communications about the problem led to report cards with errors or delayed report cards in school districts across the state.

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 ...

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

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

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 Names New Police Chief  BPR / Blue Ridge Public Radio

After a national search with input from the community, Asheville has named Chris Bailey as the city's new Police Chief.

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.

Do all North Carolina teachers get a work-free lunch break?  Carolina Public Press

Fact-checking a state representative's claim that all public school teachers in North Carolina do not currently get a duty free lunch break.

Attorney general places stipulations on major NC hospital deal  Carolina Public Press

NC Department of Justice approval for HCA/Mission Health deal comes only after extended commitments to rural hospitals, changes in Dogwood Health Trust ...

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

Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) A congressman paid tribute to him, the county school system dedicated a library in his name and a state university awarded him ...

Passion project drums up a different high school experience  The Blue Banner

The sinking evening sun drips into High Five coffee shop on Broadway in North Asheville as alternative rock glides through the speakers and weaves between ...

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 ...

Former Reynolds standout gets title shot with Christ School  Asheville Citizen-Times

Kaedin Robinson transferred from Reynolds to Christ School to save his eligibility after an injury. He'll play for a state title on Friday.

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.

'A beautiful heart': What we know about Asheville shooting victim  Asheville Citizen-Times

WEST ASHEVILLE — The next few months should have been full of milestones for the vibrant young mother to be, Tiyquasha Simuel, whose baby was due in ...

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 ...

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, ...

NC teachers' group to rally again at General Assembly to seek higher salaries and more school funding  Winston-Salem Journal

RALEIGH — North Carolina's largest teacher-lobbying group will organize another march and rally this spring to seek higher school salaries and funding from ...

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

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

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 ...

Cooper calls attention to aging North Carolina schools  Carolina Public Press

Governor claims 4 in 10 schools are more than 50 years old. A fact check finds he's likely close, but data doesn't tell the entire story.

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