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With the clock ticking on its very existence, Asheville’s Civic Center Task Force staged a Jan. 18 forum to gather public opinion on the timeworn structure’s fate. The eight-member panel, chartered in October, is slated to dissolve next month after presenting a final report to City Council. Chaired by Council member Jan Davis, the task […]

Weather or not

In the summer of 1587, somewhat more than 100 English settlers staggered ashore at Roanoke Island in the Outer Banks — and into the teeth of the worst drought to strike the region in more than 400 years. It was, patently, a bad time to relocate to the New World. Game was scarce; the surrounding […]

As far as the eye can see

photo by Jodi Ford The new view: Looking down from the Walnut Cove overlook, Parkway visitors now see the mansions and fairways of a gated community, the Cliffs at Walnut Cove. It’s an unseasonably warm November afternoon along the Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville, and car after car slows to a halt at the […]