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    Elizabeth Padgett

    All they want for CHRISTMAS is ...

    If you don't believe in Santa Claus any more, or your Christmas spirit is lagging, stop for a moment and talk to a six-year-old who is making a list for Santa, and anticipating the big day of his arrival with expectations fueled by boundless energy.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
  1. Owen High Principal Meg Turner looks over the SMART lunch schedule. The schedule allows for students to eat, socialize and get extra help in classes. Photo by Julie Ball/jball@citizen-times.com

    Owen lunch experience yielding tasty results

    It's lunchtime at Owen High, and students are grabbing their food from the cafeteria and heading into the hallways.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    Javan and Katlin Lewis, along with sons Jeremiah and Elijah, look on as they prepare to receive the ceremonial key to their new home, the Sweet Home Swannanoa House. Photo by Fred McCormick

    Community rallies around 'Sweet Home Swannanoa House'

    Community is an important aspect of Swannanoa's identity. With a rich history that includes deep ties to Beacon Manufacturing, Swannanoans have been helping one another since the Valley was settled more than 200 years ago.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    Tate Brown

    Despite defeat, 'Warhorse forever'

    To strap on a Warhorse jersey means everything to a small-town kid that loves the game of football. The thing about football is, it's not just a game. It's what you love; everything about the game of football makes the game so much sweeter.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    BREAKING NEWS: Valley families need 'adopting' for Christmas

    Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry still has 50 families that have not been 'adopted' to receive Christmas gifts this season. If you are interested in helping, the phone number is 669-9404.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Thanks go to Nathan Ramsey from thousands of us who appreciate his service to our N.C. District 115. He increased spending on education, contrary to ads that were proven false, and he wanted even more spending for teachers in the budget.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    Deck the hall, with a few variations

    My living space is a disaster. Christmas stuff clutters surfaces from one end to the other. Which is not to say the place is decorated.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    David Cody, who has helped many over the years, is being helped now through a fundraiser held in his name. SPECIAL TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS

    Friends rally for beloved local performer

    Friends and musicians are rallying around a local guitar player whose music and livelihood have been threatened by a catastrophic work accident.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    Warhorse wrestler Thomas Neal, left, escapes a Chance Watkins hold during drills at Owen. Photo by Fred McCormick

    Small numbers, big heart define Warhorse wrestling this season

    In past years, the wrestling program at Owen High School has gone into the season with a roster of 24 wrestlers or more. This year, head coach Jeff Foster looks to get the most out of the 10 dedicated wrestlers on his team.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    Fred McCormick fred@blackmountainnews.com

    Fred McCormick: Wishing the true meaning of sports for every girl and boy

    Sometimes I look at my 3-year-old daughter and have a hard time imagining who she will be in 10-15 years.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
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    A large crowd was in attendance to hear Montreat resident Tom Frist's proposal for a compromise on the location of the town hall. Photo by Fred McCormick

    Montreat commish reaffirm town hall

    A Montreat town councilman's move to suspend the new town hall process went nowhere last week.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
  2. Adopt-A-Family participants Tonya Robertson (left) and Katherine Madere (sitting in front) join with SVCM volunteers who make Christmas happen, including Lorraine Moore (right, in front row) who heads the Adopt-A-Family, Connie Jenkins (right, in back) and Amy Snyder (also in back). Photo by Barbara Hootman

    Adopt a family for Christmas

    If Katherine Madere hadn't asked to be part of Adopt-A-Family this year, there would be no Christmas for her 5-year-old son Henry.

    • Dec. 9, 2014
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    The scene of a murder-suicide Saturday on Alan Campos Circle in Swannanoa. Sabian Warren/swarren@citizen-times.com

    Murder-suicide found in Swannanoa

    Buncombe Sheriff's deputies have concluded the Saturday shooting deaths of two people in a Swannanoa home resulted from a murder-suicide.

    • Dec. 9, 2014
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    Monte, the cat that calls The Monte Vista Hotel home, gets an early start on selecting his favorite tree during Deck the Trees. SPECIAL TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS/Ray Mata

    'Monte' has fave Christmas trees

    The holiday season inspires many people to find unique ways to get the community involved in helping others in need.

    • Dec. 9, 2014
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    Betty Walker loves it when people tell her they remember her restaurant Lillibett's Country Basket on Montreat Road, a place of healthy food and warm conversation that went on for years and years. Photo by Paul Clark

    Lillibett's owner celebrates 100

    Betty Walker of Black Mountain is celebrating her 100th birthday with the warm memories of a life richly lived. The celebration has gone on for some time, as befitting a person who reaches the century mark.

    • Dec. 9, 2014
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    Ben Craig, starting point guard for the Warhorses, brings the ball up the court against Patton. Photo by Fred McCormick

    REACHING HIGHER

    Off to a slow start in 2014, Chuck Robinson understands that the basketball season is about more than winning early.

    • Dec. 9, 2014
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    When silence is golden, others can speak

    I remember my father telling me when I was small that if I didn't have anything to say that it was best to nothing at all. Which was hard for a little guy to do, especially one who had so much to say about everything.

    • Dec. 9, 2014
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    Letters to the editor

    There is an invisible, spiritual, still, yet flowing light/essense which prevades all and is omnipresent. Some call this the Christ Light.

    • Dec. 9, 2014
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    THIS WEEK

    Tabernacle United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Craft Day event from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 13 at the church, 385 Tabernacle Road, Black Mountain.

    • Dec. 9, 2014

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