With the iconic, 118-year-old obelisk set to begin a restoration process this month (and renewed examination of the native son/former Civil War governor for which it is named), here are some suggestions for new uses of the reinvigorated Vance Monument.
As Asheville Fire Chief Scott Burnette stood speaking during a memorial dedication for Capt. Jeff Bowen at Mission Health on Thursday afternoon, he had to stop when nearby firetruck sirens rang out. (Photo of Scott Burnette by Caitlin Byrd)
Celebrating the life and contributions of those who died while homeless in the past year in Asheville. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Remembering Paxten: Asheville firefighter Rob Mitchell, front, lost his son to cancer four years ago. This year, fellow firefighters Mike Webb (right) and Mike Riley (left) may give up their hair in a Saturday, Sept. 22, St. Baldricks fundraising event.(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Firefighters. Empty boots. A good cause. Your donations (in the boots). Patton and Louisiana. Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Local activists hold memorial for 22 who died homeless in 2011.