In 1923, both the city and county questioned the fairness of certain policies in place at Mission Hospital. The scrutiny provoked the ire of The Asheville Citizen’s editorial section.
Jared Wheatley’s mural project seeks to stimulate conversations between Native and non-Native people.
For multiple days in August 1919, the city was without ice. During that time, the Asheville Ice Co. implored residents “to watch every possible source of waste and to make every pound of ice go as far as it can for the next two or three weeks.”
In 1909, Asheville launched Clean-up Day, which later evolved into Clean-up Week. Residents and city officials rallied behind it, going as far as to publish a poem about the advantages of the annual happening.
The Asheville-based author discusses the book he’s been working toward his entire career.
In 1916, the city of Asheville hired A.H. Vanderhoof as its first smoke inspector. Though an ordinance was quickly passed to reduce excess smoke, enforcement proved difficult.
Thirteen years after the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School’s fate was in jeopardy, individuals committed to its preservation have completed an extensive round of repairs.
The Beaufort-based author conducted in-depth research about the Vanderbilts for her contemporary historical novel.
“We try to bring a little soul, a little blues and jazz to the conversation,” says Darin Waters, co-host of “The Waters and Harvey Show,” on BPR. “We try to show that the life of a scholar doesn’t have to be, and isn’t, boring.”
To bring old buildings up to modern-day standards involves architectural assessments, electrical upgrades, plumbing revamps and structural repairs — challenges that many preservationists are now facing, and seeking to fund, as Asheville’s turn-of-the-century landmarks continue into their second hundred years.
Neighborhood residents had been asking for a new track as part of renovations to Memorial Stadium since 2017, after Asheville voters approved a $74 million bond issue in 2016.
On Thursday, March 24, 6-7 p.m., Western North Carolina Historical Association will host Katherine Cutshall for a live Zoom talk about her research, West End Women: Liquor, Labor and Love in New Deal Urban Appalachia.
Susan Abram’s live Zoom webinar for the Western North Carolina Historical Association takes place March 10.
In the summer of 1933, the Negro Welfare Council was established and quickly made a positive impact in Asheville’s Black neighborhoods.
For a few years in the 1940s, Asheville was home to one of the top Black professional baseball teams in the South. Here’s the story of the Asheville Blues.
The community building between Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians members and white residents of Franklin will be honored in the Spark! Places of Innovation traveling museum.
Plummer shares her thoughts on the Young Men’s Institute Cultural Center, which celebrated its 129th birthday Feb. 12.
Though known primarily as the sister of Asheville author Thomas Wolfe, Mabel Wolfe Wheaton had a story of her own that was published posthumously in 1961.
The Asheville native was instrumental in having the cemetery and St. John “A” Baptist Church added to the National Register of Historic Places.
In the waning days of 1922, over 200 West Asheville residents signed a petition to rename Haywood Road to Main Street. Outrage ensued.
In pursuit of truthful marketing, the Asheville Advertising Club formed in 1922. The group grabbed many headlines early on, but its contributions failed to draw attention as the years progresses