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A2 2014 THE MOUNTAINS Mailing address: Box 2090 Asheville, NC 28802 hysical address: 14 O. Henry Ave. Asheville, NC 28801 Published every morning (USPS 0336-0000) SUBSCRIBE (800) 672-2472 Digital Access Only (excludes print dition delivery): $10 per month igital Access including Print Edition delivery: 32 per month Digital Access including Print Edition delivery: $25 per month Digital Access including Print Edition delivery: $25 per month Digital Access including Wed. and Sun. Print Edition delivery: $21per month Digital Access including Sun.

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A GANNETT COMPANY As controversy embroils the A sheville Police Department, some have suggested Chief race has affected coverage of the situation. not about race, about incompetence. Anyone in his position, regardless of race, who fails so many times needs to be fired, immediately. Andrew Plyler lose focus as to who is to blame for the problem. Chief Anderson has been consistent in the manner in which he leads.

the failure of city government to recognize their mistake of hiring him, and their continued support. Anderson is because of them. Conway been the exact same in every city he has worked hy would Asheville sign up for this? Jennifer Robinson RACE AND THE APD TURMOIL ometimes dreams do come true, especially when never really emerged from adolescence. Take the burning question below, which I truly did not make up myself. As usual, I offer a smart-aleck response and the real deal.

Question: I am a lifetime est Ashevillian and have known since childhood that the neighborhood around Malvern Hills swimming pool i referred to as You can imagine the un that my childhood bud- ies and I had, and still have, when referring to anyone or a nywhere in this eighborhood! hile perusing the real estate transactions in last paper, I noticed that a house was sold on Dorchester Avenue in the neighborhood, also i West Asheville. This was a ew one on me. My question is, years ago was there a prominent individual who owned these areas of est Asheville and left his egacy by naming these comm unities after him (or her) self? I suppose one could do worse! My answer: This is exactly he type of profligate home building that happens when a orney man spreads his development seeds around town. Real answer: there said Karen Loughmiller, aretired West Asheville branch librarian. (Answer an note here: I could not coax her into finishing the entence with a Horney name was J.T.

Horney, and he was a devel- per here, but he also had done some developments in Florida. He came to Asheville i the 1920s and developed a number of properties is West An application for the National Register of Historic Places notes that a J.T. Horney, described as Canton awyer and real estate bought the William Jennings Bryan House on velyn Place in 1920 for $30,000. In Florida, Horney gained some fame in the 1920s or co-writing a song, City of Hearts hat was designed to promote real estate, according to the Lakeland Ledger. The West Asheville branch library still has a great Horney file, including multiple stories and advertisements from the Asheville Citizen and Times newspapers.

West Ashe- Beauty one ad from May 1924 proclaims, going on to offer Ice Cream for those vis- i ting the site. Another from the same month notes that Horneyhurst is Most Beautiful Devel- loss which you sus- ained about five years ago when you did not take advantage of the low prices of certain Asheville real estate hich has since increased in alue from 300 to 500 percent, an now be it reads. good to see real estate advertising hyperbole has changed little in a century. A April 1925 article from he Citizen about the new orney Heights development states in a photo caption that J.T. Horney is youngest and largest resi- ential subdivision developer, inancing all his own projects.

A man of vision and daring, concentrating his energies in developing Western North Carolina and Florida proper- The flattering piece notes hat Horney Heights came first, followed by his new project, Horneyhurst. believes that persons in on the ground and buying Horneyhurst lots early hen they can get the choice sites will double their money ithin a Does any of this sound familiar to real estate devel- pers in say the 2006-08 time frame? they opened a devel- pment they would have a big band, free food, free trolley rides to see the properties, and there were drawings for door Loughmiller said. of the trends at that time of developments was for eople to name the developments after One of my favorite ads was rom the June 29, 1926, Asheville Citizen. It came with a picture of men around picnic ables and read, Old-fashioned Barbecue. The premier outhern Dish at Horney I then encouraged folks to attend the formal opening of he West Asheville Residential noting that 25 Cherokee India ns would stage an ball as well as an archery contest and India Loughmiller said Horney consummated least half a dozen subdivisions in West before the stock market crash of 1929.

Horney donated land for two parks in est Asheville before he was just plum worn out. Apparently having expend- himself, Horney, like a lot of real estate developers, took abeating in the crash of a nd essentially fell off the map. Question: Driving around town my wife and I spotted no ess than 20 election candidate signs uglying up our great ity. When are they supposed to have them removed before being penalized? My answer: You may be confused. These are signs for the 2016 races.

Enjoy. Real answer: Trena Parker, director of the Buncombe County Board of Elections, shared with me a memo regarding political signs, which cites state law. The signs must be removed within 10 days a fter the election, meaning Friday. This is the opinion of John Boyle. To submit a question, contact him at 232-5847 or Who was the Horney of SPECIAL TO THE CITIZEN-TIMES J.T.

Horney was a West Asheville real estate developer in the 1920s. John oyle ANSWER MAN.

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