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  1. Recipient Hettie Brookens (right) looks over a box being packed for those who need help this Thanksgiving, along with Renae Brame, Swannanoa Valley Christian Minstry director (far left) and volunteer Lucy Flasher. Photo by Barbara Hootman

    'FEED A FAMILY' makes a difference

    haring a meal with someone is an act of hospitality not lost on the congregation at the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. For the past 13 years, the church has fed families at Thanksgiving who needed the hospitality of food.

    • Nov. 26, 2014
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    To the grateful ears of listeners, carolers sing up a storm at last year's Holly Jolly. THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS

    Holly Jolly kicks off the holidays

    The Town of Black Mountain opens the holiday season with 'Light up Black Mountain' at 6 p.m. Nov.

    • Nov. 26, 2014
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    RECOGNIZING WARHORSE GREATNESS

    Shouldn't we be asking the question: 'Are we witnessing one of the greatest teams to play football in the Swannanoa Valley?'

    • Nov. 26, 2014
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    Freshman point guard Ashley Valencia dribbles around a Tuscola defender as the Warlassies win on opening night at home. Photo by Fred McCormick

    FAST BREAK

    Opening night provided a good indication of the how the 2014 Owen Warlassies basketball team plans to win games this season.

    • Nov. 26, 2014
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    Paul Clark

    On celebrating the seasons and each other year-round

    There's nothing Holly Jolly about the funeral of a loved one, but the upcoming day of festivities in Black Mountain seems to have a lot in common with a day devoted to my daughter's mother last Sunday. But first the fun stuff.

    • Nov. 26, 2014
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    David Madden

    How not to miss the Civil War, now or ever

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving, proclaimed a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln, as we mark the 151st anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and as we approach the final year of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, I am mindful of the many wa

    • Nov. 26, 2014
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    Taylor

    Obituaries

    Billy Cleodas Hawkins, 83, of Leicester, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Brian Center in Brevard.

    • Nov. 26, 2014
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    Letters to the Editor

    They said it couldn't be done. They said nobody could do it. But ...

    • Nov. 26, 2014
  2. A crew from Warren Wilson College stops for a quick break while working to repair a house in War, W.Va., during a recent service trip. SPECIAL TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS/Warren Wilson C

    LOCAL STUDENTS BATTLE POVERTY

    Throughout its history, Warren Wilson College has developed a reputation for the unique education opportunities that it provides students that attend the Swannanoa school.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Transitional home for women fundraiser

    Ten Thousand Villages Montreat is inviting our community to help in an exciting fundraising event for the Swannanoa Valley Transitional Housing Committee (SVTHC) on Sunday, November 23, from 1-5 p.m.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    The Owen High School Marching Band was named Southern States 4-A Champions. SPECIAL TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS/Tracie Perkins

    Owen marching band named champ

    Owen High School's Marching Band took first place in Group 4-A on Nov. 1 at the annual Southern States Championships, hosted by USBands (a national circuit, formerly USSBA) at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Finley Stadium.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Parent volunteer Morgan David helps student John Lloyd David at the Swannanoa Valley Montessori School. Parents are encouraged to give a minimum of 20 hours a year volunteering at the school. SPECIAL TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS/Swannanoa Valle

    Volunteers needed in local schools

    By volunteering as little as one hour a week, a person can make a difference in a young student's academic life, or make the school a better place.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Coach Ford reflects on a perfect season as the final minutes tick off of the clock against Polk. SPECIAL TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS/Chris Maloney

    Q&A: Owen football head coach Kenny Ford

    Black Mountain News: What do you enjoy the most about coaching football?

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Debate lingers on Montreat's town hall

    In the Town of Montreat's first town council meeting since October, when commissioners voted 4-1 to proceed with building a new town hall on a controversial lot located on Florida Terrace, critics of the decision continued to be vocal on the subject.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Paul Clark

    Come on in, the door is open ....

    Be careful what you ask for. Someone told me that a long time, and ever since, it's proved true.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Obituaries

    Melissa Jackson Charleston, S.C. Jeremey Jackson, 2007 graduate of Owen High School, lost his wife, Melissa Jackson of El Paso Texas, on Nov.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Letters to the editor

    We would like to say thank you to some very fine people who have served our community in an outstanding manner for many many years.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    The two pieces of 'Cabin Fever,' Marianne Reninger's collage on barrel staves, are some of the unique items available at the Holiday Gift Market at the Red House. SPECIAL TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS

    This week

    Dr. Michael Lindow joins Mission Community Medicine Old Fort, a practice of Mission Medical Associates, from the University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics in Seattle, where he served as a clinical instructor.

    • Nov. 19, 2014

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