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Asheville, NC, United States

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Recent articles by David:

2nd Maggie Valley Black Lives Matter protest strikes peaceful tone; plans for another underway

Protesters and counter-protesters avoided another clash Saturday as hundreds converged on Maggie Valley. → Read More

Shrine Bowl canceled in 2020 amid pandemic

The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas has cancelled its 2020 all-star football game amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Asheville, Buncombe County Schools will allow student-athletes to kneel during national anthem

Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools will allow students to kneel during the national anthem as a silent form of protest during athletic events. → Read More

Reynolds' Halle Skibo commits to Division I program

Halle Skibo, a rising junior forward for the Reynolds Rockets, has committed to play Division I soccer. → Read More

Select baseball: Does big business, recruiting despite pandemic put high school sports at risk?

"It feels like I'm running out of time to get recruited." → Read More

BREAKING: NCHSAA delays start of fall sports season

The N.C. High School Athletic Association notified its members July 15 that it will delay the start of the fall sports season → Read More

High school football in the spring? WMAC coaches: 'We need a plan of action.'

WMAC football coaches are trying to plan for an uncertain 2020 season while awaiting answers from Gov. Roy Cooper. → Read More

Gov. Cooper makes decision on N.C. schools reopening. What's next for high school sports?

Gov. Roy Cooper made his decision today on what capacity public schools will return Aug. 17. How will this decision impact high school sports? → Read More

Former Cherokee coach Chris Mintz hired in Tennessee

Former Cherokee basketball coach Chris Mintz was hired for the same position by a Tennessee high school. → Read More

Pisgah makes historic hire at athletic director position

Heidi Morgan has been hired as Pisgah's first female athletic director. → Read More

WNC high school coaches brace, plan for return of athletics

The green flag from the NCHSAA signals hope for fall sports in North Carolina, but the stakes have never been higher for high school coaches. → Read More

NASCAR: Black Mountain's Brad Daugherty speaks out in support of Confederate flag ban

NASCAR owner Brad Daugherty, a Black Mountain native and co-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing, released a statement Thursday afternoon in strong support of the sports recent ban of the Confederate flag from races. → Read More

Reynolds' Lori Ledford returns to coaching after successful cancer fight

Lori Ledford had to consider her health last time she was the head volleyball coach at Reynolds High School. → Read More

Swain County siblings persevere after simultaneously battling brain cancer, heart surgery

Swain County siblings Isaiah Collins and Taylor Collins simultaneously battled brain cancer and open-heart surgery. → Read More

Asheville Municipal Golf Course to reopen again with coronavirus-related restrictions

Less than a week after Asheville Municipal Golf Course closed, it will reopen on April 21. → Read More

Virtual Senior Night 2020: Celebrating spring sport athletes

To honor the accomplishments of athletes across WNC, the Citizen Times presents a virtual senior night. → Read More

Asheville Tourists: 'We will be back'

Tourists president Brian DeWine is confident that baseball will return to Asheville, even if it's not this season. → Read More

Ingles Athlete of the Week: Noah Sitton

Look for a new Ingles Athlete of the Week each week during the high school sports seasons. → Read More

WNC high school basketball: Fourth round scoreboard

WNC Fourth Round Playoff Schedule 1A West Girls No. 4 East Surry (20-5) 45 at No. 1 Murphy (28-0) 65 - Final No. 3 Mitchell (22-5) vs. No. 2 Alleghany (26-3) - PPD to 6 p.m. (March 4) 2A West No. 5 Mountain Heritage (26-1) 42 at No. 1 Forest Hills (28-0) 56 - Final 3A West Girls No. 5 Enka (24-4) 49 at No. 1 Freedom (28-0) 75 - Final David Thompson is an award-winning reporter for the Citizen… → Read More

WNC's Terry Van Duyn weighs runoff in Democratic lieutenant governor race

Van Duyn, WNC's only candidate for lieutenant governor, said she plans to "decide tomorrow" if she'll request a runoff → Read More