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Last Saturday, we were supposed to have a county-wide clean-up day from 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Mountain Sun Community School. In our neck of the woods, the clean-up area... — Updated 4/28/2021

 

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Thank you to the Rosenwald alumni who provided questions for what became a collaborative interview that follows. For background, the person that we are asking questions of was a... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

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The community seems to be enjoying the installation of historical markers depicting black history. I get comments, questions, requests and, most recently, a shared report with... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

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Last Sunday afternoon under an overcast sky, the Mary C. Jenkins Community Center property was blessed with its first Black History Poetry Awards Ceremony. There was a lovely... — Updated 3/17/2021

 

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I like when you bring news to my attention or when you reach out and suggest a story or an interview. It feels like a team effort and that delights me no end. This week, thanks go... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

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A recent post on Facebook caught my eye.  It was a photograph of the most delicious looking wings ever to grace a plate. One thing led to another and a couple days later I had a... — Updated 2/4/2021

 

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This is the first post from Rosenwald News in 2021, so Happy New Year to everyone, inside and outside of our Rosenwald community. This past weekend, if you were not aware of it,... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

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It has been a year, hasn’t it? Personally, I feel like I have lived a thousand lifetimes all squeezed into one unbelievable year. How has it been for you? Two of our Rosenwald residents, Judy Griffin and Malford Jeter Jr. share... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

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Community is like family and, as such, there will be members whose company you enjoy and others that have you wanting to head in the opposite direction. Either way, they are still y... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

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This month, amongst other things, I will introduce you to historic sign #16 – Ms. Mat's and Ms. Dot's store. We will take the scenic route, for, as always, there are added... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

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Historical sign #9, from The African American Storyline Project, is posted on the side of what once was "Mr. Jip's Store." It is a blue house off Mills Avenue in Brevard that is... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

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The Rise & Shine family is practicing the Rise & Shine motto: Harambee.  Harambee is a Swahili word that literally means, “all pull together.” Rise & Shine tutors are... — Updated 4/22/2020

 

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I am downsizing, packing, sorting, giving away and selling things. It feels a bit surreal to be doing this in the middle of a pandemic. At other times, it feels like the perfect... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

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This week Wednesday was April Fools' Day. I wish that everything that we are experiencing was some crazy, messed up April Fools' joke. In poor taste, but still, we'd know, as bad as... — Updated 4/1/2020

 

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This is week two of atypical news to report. From Rosenwald to Rosman, from Sapphire to Glade Creek, and the outer edges of Transylvania County and all of our many interior... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

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I almost wrote in to The Transylvania Times to say that I didn't have any Rosenwald News for the week. Something in me kept hesitating, though, and what I realized is the news and... — Updated 3/18/2020

 

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This is the first that I am writing here for 2020, so a Happy New Year to each and every one of you. I will begin with an invitation that comes via representatives from the NAACP,... — Updated 1/24/2020

 

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The DFR was hopping on Friday night, Dec. 20. The occasion was a "Black On White" dance party. If you don't know me well enough by now, one of the things that I enjoy creating, or... — Updated 1/2/2020

 

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A couple of weeks ago, we witnessed history in the making with the Mary C. Jenkins Community Center (MCJCC) receiving Brevard City Council's approval to move forward with a 2020... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

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I held my breath last Halloween Thursday, hoping that the rain would make way to deliver clear, or at least, cloudy skies, so trick or treaters could venture out. We certainly... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

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We are in countdown mode for the completion of the CLG Grant Survey of African American Communities in Transylvania County. The findings will be shared from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.,... — Updated 9/11/2019

 

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Sometimes, there is seemingly no news, although I know that it is happening all of the time, and other times, there is a wealth of news pouring in, including the photographs to... — Updated 7/3/2019

 

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Where does one start when you’ve spent a whole lifetime with someone and you are called upon to maybe pick a few standout moments? Wendell Johnstone did just that this week in rem... — Updated 6/12/2019

 

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Last week, there was a volunteer celebration at the Transylvania County Library, sponsored by United Way. The Rosenwald community was represented, along with many other wonderful... — Updated 5/9/2019

 

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We have a few items for the calendar, so grab a pen or pencil and jot these dates down. This morning, put on your walking shoes and join us for a stroll around the community. We... — Updated 5/1/2019

 

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