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Reward offered for unsolved arson of Thomas Wolfe house

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

An unsolved arson from nearly 15 years ago now has a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest, according to the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office.

The arson of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville happened on July 24, 1998, just shy of 15 years ago. The home, known as the Old Kentucky Home boarding house, was made famous in Wolfe's autobiographical novel Look Homeward, Angel.

"I'm so happy to be working with Crime Stoppers this year," said Jim MacKenzie, Asheville resident and Thomas Wolfe enthusiast. "The amount of the reward is meaningful. We are offering $1,500 for the 15th anniversary of the arson. If anyone has information regarding the fire at the Thomas Wolfe Home, please call Crime Stoppers. Someone out there knows what happened. Hopefully, they've wanted to come forward before. Maybe this reward will provide a little incentive to finally do so and help solve this mystery."

Contact Asheville Buncombe Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050 if you have any information regarding the Thomas Wolfe Memorial arson.

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