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    Will Burnette's former lodge was one of the properties deluged by creation of the city of Asheville watershed. SPECIAL TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS/SVM

    Swannanoa Valley Museum dives into diverging worlds

    Between 1920 and 1923 in Black Mountain, New York architect Frank E. Wallis oversaw contruction of the second largest private home in North Carolina.

    • Mar. 24, 2015
  1. Kenny Ford keeps a close eye on his players during one of his 230 victories as the head coach of the Owen Warhorses. Photo by Fred McCormick

    Kenny Ford ends legendary coaching career at Owen

    The small, dark confines of a high school weight room may not seem like the ideal backdrop to end a 35-year career. But for Black Mountain native Kenny Ford, it was not only suitable, but symbolic as well.

    • Mar. 24, 2015
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    Couple killed in Broad River cottage fire are identified

    Authorities have released the names of a Florida couple found dead in a summer cottage following an early March 16 fire in the Broad River community.

    • Mar. 24, 2015
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    Town employee Jarod McIntosh works on the dam at Lake Tomahawk, where the water level has been lowered to provided access to roots. Photo by Fred McCormick

    Lake Tomahawk work hinges on good weather, bad weather

    With any luck, Lake Tomahawk will be filled with water again by the first of April.

    • Mar. 24, 2015
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    Preparing to amend the soil, Ewok Smith pulls weeds in a friend's plot at the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden. Photo by Paul Clark

    Relationships grow in local community gardens

    A lot of people just can't wait to dig in the dirt at the first hint of spring. There is no better place than the local community garden to exercise a rite of spring -gardening. Today more people want to grow their own fresh food than ever before.

    • Mar. 24, 2015
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    Flossie Kennedy

    Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley

    Flossie R. Kennedy, age 99, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2015 surrounded by her family to be with the Lord.

    • Mar. 24, 2015
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    Members of the Black Mountain Beautification Committee take a break after picking up trash for the annual Litter Sweep in 2013. They are (from left) Susan Chabot, Susan Amato, Suzanne Money and Mary Werner. SPECIAL TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS

    Happening this week in the Swannanoa Valley

    The annual Swannanoa Sweep community cleanup, sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) is 9 a.m.-noon April 11.

    • Mar. 24, 2015
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    Letter: Emptying Lake Tomahawk creates opportunity

    I see that the town fathers decided to cut down all of the trees on the southern end of Lake Tomahawk and then posted a sign a week later why they did. But, what's done is done.

    • Mar. 24, 2015
  2. What the Warlassies lack in experience, they make up in enthusiam, as teammates cheer Grace Hunnicutt as she is introduced before a home game against Mitchell. Photo by Fred McCormick

    Warlassie soccer reboots under a successful system

    Graduating 14 seniors can have quite an impact on a high school athletic program, even one as dominant as the Owen Warlassies soccer team of recent years. But for head coach David Fiest, the turnover provides an opportunity.

    • Mar. 24, 2015
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    Everyone is welcome to come have a meal and enjoy fellowship with each other at The Black Mountain Open Table. SPECIAL TO THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS/Photo by Herb W

    Black Mountain Open Table open to all

    The Black Mountain Open Table is a new community outreach program offering food and friendship.

    • Mar. 24, 2015
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