from the Asheville Citizen-Times, Oct. 12, 2010. Staff reports
The Anderson School in the Long Ridge Community of Mars Hill doesn’t look like much these days. It stands proud but silent against the onslaught of time, as vines and saplings crowd against its weathered board walls. Through broken windows, the remains of the old school piano are visible, with a smattering of brown leaves that give evidence to its use as a tobacco barn.
The ragged appearance of the Anderson School belies a historical significance to the South, to the community of Mars Hill, and especially to the young people who were educated within its walls.