Asheville recreation center renamed in honor of Montford midwife

  At its Oct. 24 meeting, Asheville City Council unanimously approved a resolution to rename the Montford Recreation Center to the Tempie Avery Montford Center. Tempie Avery worked as a nurse and midwife in both the black and white communities of Asheville’s Montford neighborhood, after her emancipation. A former slave of the Nicholas Woodfin family, she became well [...]