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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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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

Renderings of what Asheville leaders hoped Thomas Wolfe Auditorium would look like one day have been on hand for years -- sitting, collecting dust. But after ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

All-WNC 2018 Boys Soccer Team  Asheville Citizen-Times

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

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 ...

Asheville High teacher Jacqueline Brown wins NC Hospitality Education Foundation grant  Mountain Xpress

The philanthropic arm of the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA), the North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation (NC HEF), has ...

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

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

Asheville City Schools shoots down Bailey's A-B Tech board appointment  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — K. Ray Bailey's appointment to A-B Tech's governing board has at least been stalled after Asheville City Schools shot down his nomination.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

'He can't give me my innocence back': Murdock's accuser Shelley Baldwin tells her story  Asheville Citizen-Times

Now 47, Baldwin says the Eblen Charities co-founder sexually abused her as a teen when Murdock was a high school teacher.

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.

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 ...

Preserving Asheville’s historic high school  Asheville Citizen-Times

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

#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.

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 ...

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 ...

Two students from the same North Carolina town injured in UNC Charlotte shooting  Greenville News

Sean DeHart, 20, and Drew Pescaro, 19, both of Apex, North Carolina, were injured in the shooting at UNC Charlotte Tuesday.

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.

The Kicker, Show 16 | Social determinants of health  Carolina Public Press

Welcome to The Kicker from Carolina Public Press, a North Carolina news show bringing you conversations with journalists, sources and newsmakers from ...

Asheville City Council member Julie Mayfield to run for NC Senate District 49  Mountain Xpress

Promising to change the “policies that make it hard to protect the environment and the people and communities we love,” Asheville City Council Member Julie ...

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 ...

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.

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.

NC Poor People's Campaign visits Asheville on April 27  Mountain Xpress

The North Carolina Poor People's Campaign will launch the state's leg of the National Emergency Poverty and Truth Bus Tour on Saturday, April 27, in Asheville, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Seeking Conviction Investigative Collaboration, Author at Carolina Public Press  Carolina Public Press

About the collaboration: Eleven news organizations across North Carolina participated in the reporting of this series, which was coordinated by Carolina Public ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Neill Caldwell, Author at Carolina Public Press  Carolina Public Press

Neill Caldwell is a contributing writer to Carolina Public Press. Email him at

NC lawmakers want to shut down future teacher rallies on school days  Winston-Salem Journal

RALEIGH — Some state lawmakers want to prevent North Carolina school districts from being able to cancel classes in the future to allow teachers to take off ...

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 ...

Duke Energy to appeal order to remove coal ash  Carolina Public Press

Duke Energy will appeal a state order to remove all coal ash from nine unlined storage sites across North Carolina, the company announced Thursday.

17 Students at Asheville High Suspended After Fights  WLOS

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

Hospital sale would create massive foundation if approved  Carolina Public Press

Mission Health's sale to HCA would create a foundation with more than a billion dollars in assets to boost social determinants for health in Western North ...

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.

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 ...

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