New OB/GYN, Dr. Bryan Murphy, joins Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Press release From Mission Health: SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2013) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital introduces Bryan Murphy, MD, as the newest physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Murphy, a board-certified OB/GYN, is also certified in da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgery. He is the recipient of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist Award […]

Asheville WNC Community Health Services celebrates National Health Center Week

Press release From WNC Community Health Services Asheville: WNC Community Health Services is marking National Health Center Week 2013 as part of a weeklong campaign (August 11-17) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers as local solutions for affordable and accessible health care. One of the bright spots in America’s […]

Hedrick Industries CEO Jeff Goodman named to NC Railroad Board of Directors

Press release From the office of Gov. Pat McCrory: Raleigh, NC– Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today: North Carolina Railroad Board of Directors Mr. Bob Brown (Guilford Co.) – Brown is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B&C Associates, Inc., a management consulting marketing research and public relations firm headquartered in High Point, […]

NC DHHS expands its Office of Internal Audit from eight to 40 people

Press release From the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Raleigh, N.C. – N.C. Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Internal Audit will be expanded from eight people to 40 to increase accountability and efficiency. These positions will be […]

Mayoral candidate Martin Ramsey on Moral Monday: ‘We need to be prepared to fight for our future’

Press release From Asheville Mayoral candidate Martin Ramsey: Yesterday, an estimated crowd of eight to ten thousand citizens packed downtown Asheville responding to a call to rally in support of Moral Monday and the Forward Together movement. Diverse groups across constituencies such as women’s health advocates, the Campaign for Southern Equality, WNC Labor Council, Save […]

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Storify: Moral Monday protest comes to the mountains of WNC

The weekly protests that have condemned decisions made by the North Carolina General Assembly for almost three months at the state capital continue today with the arrival of the Moral Monday movement in Asheville. These are the tweets, photos and videos from before, during and after the Mountain Moral Monday event. (Photo courtesy of Twitter user @PlantyHamchuk)

McDowell Hospital names Patrick Kellum as new director of Food Services

Press release From Mission Health: MARION, N.C. (August 5, 2013) – McDowell Hospital cafeteria opens with a new look, new menu and new director. Patrick Kellum joined Mission Health in May as Director of Food Services at McDowell Hospital and has already implemented several noteworthy changes and programs to improve nutrition and increase patient and […]

WNCAP gears up for its second-largest fundraiser, Raise Your Hand Auction

Press release From the Western North Carolina AIDS Project: The Western North Carolina AIDS Project’s annual Raise Your Hand Auction will celebrate its silver anniversary this year at the Doubletree Hotel-Biltmore on Saturday, October 12th at 6pm. With 250 ballroom seats available and tickets on sale now, the agency hopes to raise the critical funds […]

Mission Hospital recognized for exceptional employee wellness programs

Press release From Mission Health: Asheville, N.C. (Aug. 1, 2013) – Mission Hospital has received the NC Prevention Partners 2013 Gold Medal, Gold Apple and Gold Star Awards in acknowledgement of its exceptional employee wellness programs. Mission Hospital met the NC Prevention Partners standards for all three of its gold awards, which include recognition for […]

Eblen Charities invites community to participate in Tools for Schools drive

Press release From Eblen Charities: Summer is winding down which means thousands of students will again be filing through the hallways of schools all across our community. Refreshed, students and teachers will be excited and anxious to embark on another school year. Many, however, may find their book bags, back packs and classroom supply closets […]

UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program announces fall 2013 workshops

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services: Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GWSP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain, Hendersonville and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested. 10-week courses for writers of […]