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
As in years past, we revisit cartoonist Billy Borne‘s work as part of our latest Humor Issue. For over two decades, starting in 1907, Borne offered commentary on local, national and international matters through his illustrations, published in The Asheville Citizen. Our focus here, however, is exclusively on 1922. As readers will see, Borne’s cartoons from […]
In her latest book, Murder in the Mountains: Historic True Crime in Western North Carolina, local author Nadia Dean examines 10 deadly crimes from the region’s past.
In 1909, a fence disrupted a pathway in Stumptown, a Black neighborhood near Riverside Cemetery. Initial complaints eventually led to a lawsuit.
A troupe of visiting performers toured Asheville’s specialty shops as part of a promotional campaign in December 1917. Despite the group’s tireless effort, the production itself proved to be poorly attended by local residents.
An early beer craze hit Asheville, following the end of prohibition. But the new brews were produced with a lower alcohol content, which did not sit well with everyone.
“Prayer is an attitude. Thanksgiving is a mood,” The Asheville Citizen wrote in a Nov. 27, 1930, editorial reflecting on the season of gratitude at the onset of the Great Depression.
First established in London in 1865, the Salvation Army’s local branch formed in Asheville a quarter of a century later in 1890.
McDivitt shares his theories of the supernatural and his work as a guide for Haunted Asheville.
With the number of visitors expected to reach new highs, residents and local officials worried about housing issues for Asheville’s 1920 summer tourists.
In honor of our annual Women in Business issue, we explore professional women’s attire in the early 1910s.
“Too little has been written about the early Indians who peopled North Carolina,” The Asheville Citizen declared on July 19, 1903. Fortunately for the paper’s readers, a June 1903 booklet — North Carolina Cherokee Indians — offered a detailed account on the very topic.
In classrooms throughout North Carolina and Oklahoma, students are learning about the periodic table of elements or the origins of the Civil War. However, in some classrooms, the lessons are a bit more personal — Cherokee students are learning the history and language of their people. Cherokee speakers have made great efforts to keep their […]
On Aug. 22, 1900, Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt was born. The Asheville Citizen and other papers reported on the arrival of the newborn at the Biltmore Estate.
The N.C. Division of Employment Security announced the approval of Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits on Sept. 10. The move follows a federal major disaster declaration Sept. 8 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and White House at the request of Gov. Roy Cooper.
Local resident E.J. Armstrong began work on constructing a pavilion on Court Square (today’s Pack Square) in 1891. The initial project was met without resistance; but as the size of the structure became apparent, citizens called for its removal.
JP Chalarca discusses his new oral history project, which tells the stories of people who live and work in the West End Clingman Avenue Neighborhood.