Sunny days: Sunflowers in season

Temperatures may likely push 90 degrees today, as Western North Carolina remains hot and, overall, a bit dry (Buncombe joins much of the state in the lowest level drought conditions, “abnormally dry,” but some counties — including nearby Jackson, Swain and Macon — have dried out enough to be in level two, Moderate Drought). But a West Asheville sunflower brings a little morning cheer. Look for afternoon showers and muggy conditions later today, however.  photo by Margaret Williams

Asheville’s black history honored on Burton Street

Last year, Leicester resident Valeria Watson-Doost submitted a letter to Mountain Xpress about an historic building in West Asheville’s Burton Street neighborhood that was slated for demolition (see “Wrecking Ball Swings Toward Asheville Black History,” Letters, May 15, 2007). “I did research on the building … and found out that it was built in 1924 […]