The local newspaper has the story here.
Turns out that it’s Anne Ponder, an Asheville native who has been at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. As we know here in the mountains, there are two clans of Ponders – the teachin’ Ponders and the preachin’ Ponders.
Guess she’s one of the teachin’ kind. Here’s her bio.
From everything I’ve heard, people are looking forward to working with her.