Zebulon Vance Asheville City Schools Will Rename Vance Elementary By Matt Bush • Jul 3, 2020 Asheville City schools will rename Vance Elementary School in West Asheville. Superintendent Gene Freeman made the announcement Tuesday at a board of education meeting. CMS To Rename All Schools With Ties To Slavery Or Racism By Ann Doss Helms • Jun 24, 2020 Listen Listening... / 1:27 Superintendent Earnest Winston said Tuesday that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will get rid of all school names "that many in our community say glorify a racist, hateful and painful past." Name Will Change, But Charlotte's Vance High Has Roots In Racial History Of CMS By Ann Doss Helms • Jun 23, 2020 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Listen Listening... / 4:44 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Zebulon Vance High isn't likely to have that name much longer. But the name and the school are deeply entangled with the history of race and education in Charlotte. CMS Will Strip Segregationist Governor's Name From Vance High By Ann Doss Helms • Jun 17, 2020 CMS Zebulon Vance was a Confederate general, a slaveholder, a North Carolina governor and a U.S. senator -- but he won't be the namesake for a Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school much longer.