Known for her grace­ful writ­ing dry wit, long­time Cit­i­zen-Times colum­nist Nan­cy Mar­lowe died June 28, 2017. John Boyle/​Citizen-​Times (Pho­to: Cit­i­zen-Times file pho­to) Nan­cy Mar­lowe, whose grace­ful, humor­ous columns won her numer­ous writ­ing awards legions of fans over a three-decade career at the Cit­i­zen-Times, has died. Mar­lowe began work for the Asheville Times in 1971 as a gen­er­al , mov­ing here Flori­da, where she had worked for the State of Flori­da News Bureau and as a speech­writer for the gov­er­nor. Mar­lowe retired in Jan­u­ary 1997 as an asso­ciate edi­tor and reg­u­lar colum­nist for the merged Asheville Cit­i­zen-Times. Long­time Cit­i­zen-Times colum­nist Car­ole Cur­rie, who retired her full-time posi­tion the paper in 2000 but con­tin­ues to write a  col­umn, sat next to Mar­lowe for years in the Fea­tures depart­ment. “She had such a charm­ing per­son­al­i­ty that when peo­ple came in to sit down for an inter­view with her, she could get them to tell her every­thing about them­selves,” Cur­rie said. “ she was fair about not expos­ing every­thing about a per­son. She was such a grace­ful writer, and she had a great of humor she could inject into what she wrote.” Mar­lowe seemed […]