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Asheville is a city in and the county seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. It is the largest city in Western North Carolina, and the 11th largest city in North Carolina. The city's population was 83,393 according to the 2010 United States census. It is the principal city in the four-county Asheville metropolitan area, with a population of 424,858 in 2010. Asheville is home to the United States National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the world's largest active archive of weather data.

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Asheville slave owner names Patton, Merrimon, others could be stripped from streets

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 12:27:08 +0000

Asheville is looking at stripping names of slave owners from streets, including main roads such as Patton and Merrimon avenues.


Boyle column: Vance Monument ideas: A cairn? 'Center of the Universe' marker?

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:00:22 +0000

Columnist John Boyle asked readers for their ideas on what to do with the Vance Monument, and boy did they weigh in.


Buncombe has seen 'improvement' in COVID-19 trends, health official says

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 00:36:09 +0000

Buncombe health officials on Aug. 6 offered a rare bit of good news related to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the local community.


Over COVID-19 concerns, Mars Hill University postpones fall sports season

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:59:47 +0000

Mars Hill University announced Aug. 7 that all fall sports are postponed, with plans to compete during the spring semester


Longtime UNC baseball coach Mike Fox, from Asheville, retires

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:13:38 +0000

Mike Fox retired Friday after 22 seasons coaching his alma mater, ending an era that made him the winningest active coach on the highest level of college baseball, along with the most successful in the Tar Heels' baseball history while leading the program to seven College World Series appearances.


No spectators on the course, but ANA Inspiration will be played in September

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:33:10 +0000

The LPGA major championship becomes the latest sporting event to be played without fans since sports started to be played again in the county in June


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