Two of 2010’s hottest news stories were written by frequent Mountain Xpress contributors Anne Fitten Glenn and Nelda Holder. Both women are longtime journalists: Glenn now writes our Edgy Mama and Brews News columns; before retiring late last year, Holder was our associate editor, in charge of the letters and commentary sections. Here are their […]
Editor’s note: Earlier this year, we reported on a Black Mountain family's experience after an unidentified source accused Lisa and Rodney Baldwin of medically neglecting Ryan, their only child (see "Home for the Holidays," Jan. 6, and "Home for Good?” Feb. 24 Xpress). Although he’d been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and declared medically disabled […]
Editor's note: Child-custody cases fall under a peculiar category of the law, with special restrictions meant to protect both the child and those charged with ensuring his/her welfare. Tracing Ryan’s history:Lisa Baldwin combs through the “medical library” she has compiled documenting her son Ryan’s illnesses. (Photos by Jonathan Welch) In January, we reported on an […]
The Mountain Xpress interviewed Angela Pittman of the Buncombe County Department of Social Services took place on Jan. 13, 2010, in her office. The interview was given with the express stipulation that individual DSS cases could not be discussed. Questions are by reporter Nelda Holder. The interview came as part of Holder’s reporting on a […]
Editor's note: Juvenile court is a hard place: hard benches, hard stories, hard decisions that must be made. Children may be torn from families — or saved from them — by judges, social workers and lawyers who must navigate complex social vectors to arrive at solutions that are often less than ideal. Field of dreams: […]
Crews continue to repair water damage after a storm pipe eroded over Memorail Day weekend and poured water into the offices of the Buncombe County Department of Social Services.