From AVL Watchdog: Board turmoil, employee complaints and lack of transparen­cy on display at Asheville Art Museum

The nonprofit museum has collected millions of dollars in donations, admissions, grants, and memberships, and includes among its supporters Buncombe County and the City of Asheville, courtesy of the taxpayers. In charge of it all is a board of trustees with full authority over the museum’s affairs, and one that operates out of public view, often yielding to the will of its long-time executive director, Pamela Myers.

Mars Hill University launches the Bobby McMillon Legacy Project

“Bobby [McMillon] had a completely disarming personality,” says Leila Weinstein, program coordinator at The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies at Mars Hill University. “He was very soft-spoken, but he had a dry wit. He could pull you in telling stories in his quiet, understated way. And before you knew it, you were rapt with attention and in his spell.”