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  1. First Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa was originally called Piney Church. The photo shows the church in 1913. Photo provided by Jane Hansel

    CELEBRATION AND SADNESS

    First Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa is closing with the celebration of its 220th anniversary. The church and adjacent cemetery, Piney Grove, date back to 1784, and are historically significant to the area.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Police solve business break-ins

    An early morning alarm at Hunters & Treasures on East State Street alerted the Black Mountain Police Department to several break-ins that occurred within close proximity of the business on October 10.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Stephanie Wilds won the viewers choice award in the annual Asheville Quilt Show with her quilt, 'Gatheringd.' The same quilt won first place in the special quilt techniques category. Photo provided by the Asheville Quilt Show

    Local winners in the annual Asheville Quilt Show

    Two Valley quilters earned accolades at the recent Asheville Quilt Show.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Jager Gardner runs through the open field by himself during a 192-yard performance against Madison. Photo by Fred McCormick

    RUNNING INTO HISTORY

    Jager Gardner is a lot of things to a lot of people.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Fall sunsets in the mountains are spectacular. Photo by Barbara Hootman

    Autumn is a season of transition

    Autumn has settled in, bringing plentiful rain this year. The rain is full of weary leaves and October chill.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Richard DuBose named president of Montreat Conference Center

    Montreat Conference Center's Board of Directors has named Richard T. DuBose the 15th president of the Mountain Retreat Association, succeeding the Rev. Dr. Albert G. 'Pete' Peery, Jr. , who announced his retirement on March 20.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Reliving four natural encounters

    Even though Bob and I are lovers of nature, quiet and camping, we don't experience such treasures as often as we'd like. Until recently, we had not been camping in our old Ford van for a couple of years.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    Letters to the editor

    Bounty & Soul, a local non-profit organization dedicated to ending food insecurity through distribution of nutritious food and health and wellness education, was honored to receive $300 to help with their operational costs raised by a charity event, Septe

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    This Week

    Hand in Hand will be offering smoked turkeys as a fundraiser for Hand in Hand. Smoking day is Tuesday, November 25. $35 each. Call Lois Nix to order 669-7868.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  2. Montreat Board approves town hall location

    By a vote of 4 - 1, the Town of Montreat Board of Commissioners approved three lots on Florida Terrace as the site for the construction of the new town hall.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    Travis Childs and John Knight look on as Bernice Roberts shreds the mortgage of the Kiwanis Thrift Shop building. The $350,000 note was paid off in four years, saving about $240,000, which can be passed along to the children of the Swannanoa Valley Photo By Barbara Hootman

    Kiwanis Club pays off mortgage early

    In 1969, Kiwanians Ernie DeWick and Clarence Frye started a thrift shop at a small store front on State Street as a money raiser for the medical center being built on Old U.S.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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    Recreation needs assessment presented

    In a presentation to the Black Mountain Board of Aldermen on Monday, Ananda Mitra, of Management Learning Laboratories (MLL), a data collection firm out of Winston-Salem, shared findings from a recent study of recreation needs in the Town.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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    The 2014 Owen High School Athletics Hall of Fame class is announced to fans during halftime of the Warhorses' victory over Mountain Heritage. (l-r) Harold Gragg (inductee), Al Ellis (inductee), John Knight (inductee), Jesse Gardner (inductee), Porky Spencer (Hall of Fame committee), Bill Mott (Hall of Fame committee) and Jim Lewis (school administrator). Photo by Fred McCormick

    CALL TO THE HALL

    Owen High School honored three former athletes and a longtime coach by inducting them into the school's athletic Hall of Fame.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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    An exhausted Peter Ripmaster (right) relaxes with his brother, Scott Ripmaster, while running the first Tahoe 200. Photo provided by Peter Ripmaster

    IN THE LONG RUN

    For the second time in a calendar year, local business owner and running enthusiast Peter Ripmaster completed a race that the average person would have trouble comprehending.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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    Technology misunderstandings

    My then four and two-year-old daughters often participated in video Skype chats with friends and relatives.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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    Shift into believing in people

    It was a gutsy move, the kind of move we make when our backs are up against the wall - when we know that if we don't do what we're being led to do, all will be lost.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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    Obituaries

    Charles Claude 'Charlie' Ardinger, 73, of Black Mountain, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the J.F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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    Letters to the Editor

    Dear Editor: Black Mountain Counseling Center wants to help pastors and associate pastors care for the hurting in their congregation and community.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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    Buckminster Fuller with a group of students at Black Mountain College. The students are working together to construct a geodesic dome, designed by 'Bucky' as he was affectionately known. His philosophy on education was that, 'a designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and evolutionary strategist.' Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum on Saturday, October 25, for the release of a new book by former director Anne Chesky Smith and archivist Heather South. There will be a presentation at 1:30 p.m. at the Museum followed by a book signing. For more information, visit swannanoavalleymuseum.org, email info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org, or call 669-9566. Photo Provided by the Swannanoa Valley Museum

    This Week

    Hand in Hand will be offering smoked turkeys as a fundraiser for Hand in Hand. Smoking day is Tuesday, November 25. $35 each. Call Lois Nix to order 669-7868.

    • Oct. 14, 2014

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