“I remember when the old passenger rail depot, now a restaurant, had a segregated waiting room.”
A city initiative is sending 100 percent of its members to college, including many first generation college students. The City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy’s goal is to provide real world experience and a professional network in order to facilitate entry to the city’s workforce.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love, which evolved out of those confusing years, was not meant to be motivational. But her newest work, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, was written with the intention of sharing knowledge and advice. Gilbert will present the book at the Asheville High auditorium Thursday, Oct. 22.
The Asheville Police Department and AB-Tech security are monitoring a bear sighting on the campuses of Asheville High School and AB-Tech. A lockdown of the school has ended, as the bears appear to have left the area. N.C. Wildlife Management has been notified.
About 30 Asheville High School students skipped class today to protest the U.S. invasion of Iraq — part of a national day of student action against the war. Students carried signs and chanted while marching from the school to Pritchard Park and along sidewalks through downtown.