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Beyond the Banks: Renaissance Woman

An entrepreneurial spirit sometimes manifests itself from an early age. Case in point: the Hendersonville tyke who charged admission to her playhouse and later blossomed into a successful businessperson and civic leader. Melinda Lowrance was born to Alexander and Sarah Louise Gash Pilgrim in 1951. 

Black Cemeteries Article

Black Cemeteries Article

Johnnie Washington looks at the gravestone of Mary Maxwell at a cemetery on Green Mountain in Fruitland. It is believed that the graves of slaves and the ancestors of many local blacks are buried in the cemetery, which contains more than 60 fieldstones. Jennie Giles/TIMES-NEWS 

Kwanzaa in Hendersonville Article

Kwanzaa in Hendersonville Article

Some African American families in Henderson county are starting to celebrate Kwanzaa, a unique African-American celebration that focuses on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/NC/20051230/News/606079887/HT