2018 Kids Issue

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Annabelle Yu (cover illustration)
Local kids and teens dazzled us again with their art, poetry and prose for our annual Kids Issue. On the cover: Asheville School 11th-grader Annabelle Yu raises awareness of domestic violence with her painting, “Contaminated Innocence,” which shows a young unicorn girl who has been scarred by witnessing domestic violence in her home.





  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    UNC Asheville hosts its 17th annual F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival, Michael Flanagan and other musicians live improvise a score to "House (Hausu)" at The Mothlight and more.


  • Asheville Archives: Mission Hospital’s early woes, 1885

    -by Thomas Calder
    On Jan. 29, 1886, The Asheville Citizen updated its readers about the facility’s progress. The report stated that Mission Hospital, "organized in Asheville for charitable purposes … will eventually be…
  • A tale of two women

    -by Thomas Calder
    On Wednesday, March 21, Esther Manheimer and Sheneika Smith will be the featured speakers at The Eclectic Lives of Two Asheville Women. The free community forum will take place in…
  • WNC faith communities, law enforcement collaborate on security

    -by Daniel Walton
    For faith leaders wondering what they can do to improve security, law enforcement agencies across Western North Carolina offer assessments and training to help places of worship ensure the safety…
  • Talk to celebrate options for gardening beneath the tree canopy

    -by Virginia Daffron
    On March 20, landscape architect Sieglinde Anderson and photographer Ruthie Rosauer will share advice for gardening beneath and appreciating this region's diverse and abundant tree canopy. Sponsored by the Hendersonville…
  • Conference to showcase Asheville as a global climate hub

    -by Jameson O'Hanlon
    ClimateCon, North Carolina’s first conference dedicated to the business of climate, runs March 16-25. The event is organized by The Collider, which plans a host of presentations, panels and business…
  • Community anger spills over during APD advisory committee meeting

    -by David Floyd
    The week after the release of body camera footage showing a white APD officer beating an African-American Asheville resident, members of the community attended a Citizens Police Advisory Committee meeting…
  • Morgan’s sheriff bid canceled in emergency meeting

    -by Able Allen
    The Buncombe County Board of Elections announced in a hearing that Michael Morgan, who had filed to run for Buncombe County sheriff, was disqualified due to his conviction on a…