Carol Motsinger, Asheville Citizen-Times
Gladys Knight's husband has purchased a historic school property in Canton.
We confirmed this with Canton officials after TMZ.com, a celebrity gossip website, reported she and her husband purchased the property and have plans to convert it into a recreation center.
Jason Burrell, interim town manager for Canton, confirmed that her husband, William McDowell's name was on the deed.
Knight, a legendary R&B soul singer, purchased a home in Fairview. We reported that purchase in 2005.