Longtime Citizen-Times writer, columnist Nancy Marlowe dies

Known for her graceful writing and 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 and 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 assignment reporter, moving here from 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 from her full-time position with the paper in 2000 but continues to write a weekly 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. "Then she was very fair about not exposing everything about a person. She was such a graceful writer, and she had a great sense of humor she could inject into what she wrote." Marlowe seemed […]

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