Julie Ball, CITIZEN-TIMES.com

Julie Ball


Asheville, NC, United States

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Past articles by Julie:

Schools, families remember children killed last year

The community came together to dedicate a memorial bench for two children killed while crossing a busy road in Asheville last year. → Read More

'Voice' of Asheville schools to retire

Charlie Glazener, longtime spokesman for Asheville City Schools, is retiring at the end of the month. → Read More

Buncombe school surveying parents about uniforms

Koontz Intermediate School is seeking feedback on two-year pilot program. → Read More

Can WNC colleges compete with $500 tuition?

The loss of even a few students can be tough for small, independent colleges that rely heavily on tuition to pay the bills. → Read More

Man charged with assaulting Asheville officer

An Asheville man has been charged with using a claw hammer to assault an officer. → Read More

Asheville school board names new superintendent

Denise Patterson is the new superintendent of Asheville City Schools. → Read More

WNC hit by strong storms; chance of storms Monday

Power crews were working to restore power following overnight storms. → Read More

Man charged with assaulting officer

An Asheville man was charged with assaulting a government official. → Read More

NC School Under Fire For 'Lunch Shaming' Students

A Buncombe County principal is getting criticized online for his efforts to get families to pay school lunch debt accumulated during the school year. → Read More

Reports of flash flooding in Marion

Authorities say they are assessing to determine damage following heavy rains. → Read More

Buncombe mom criticizes ‘lunch shaming’ at school

Mom says principal threatened to keep students from taking part in the school’s field day if the debt wasn’t paid. → Read More

Warren Wilson College announces layoffs

The college is cutting a total of 20 full-time positions, and laying off seven full-time employees. → Read More

WNC under a flash flood watch

More rain is expected Sunday as much of the region remains under a flash flood watch. → Read More

Mission considers moving labor and delivery from Blue Ridge

Mission Health may consolidate labor and delivery services offered at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital with the program at McDowell Hospital. → Read More

WNC parents urge district not to close school

Cherokee County school officials are considering closing a school and moving students to a nearby elementary school. Families say they want to keep the small school. → Read More

Robbery suspect faces kidnapping charge

Weaverville man was charged with robbery at Wells Fargo last week. → Read More

Another WNC district considers closing a school

Cherokee County school officials will consider closing a small elementary school. → Read More

Pregnant women latest victims of rural health care shortage

Angel Medical Center is just the latest hospital in North Carolina to drop the services. → Read More

North Carolina first-graders push bill for state spider

There's an official dog, an official flower and even an official beverage. But students in a first-grade class in North Carolina think a spider should be in the group of special state symbols. → Read More

After chilly weekend, warmer temps return

Mount Mitchell, Newfound Gap see snow over the weekend. → Read More