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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)

Being There: Caregivers who look after their elderly parents or relatives often experience feelings of stress and guilt. A monthly support group, CAPES, run by Mission Hospital and the Council on Aging, provides a forum for caregivers to find solidarity. Photo by Julia Ritchey

The complexities of care

When Don and Betty decided to spend their golden years in Asheville, their eldest daughter Linda Hemstreet says her organized parents only overlooked one part of their retirement plan: their longevity. At 98, her father has vascular dementia and her 95-year-old mother suffers from osteoarthritis. Though the former nurse understands what it means to take […]

Never mind

Plans for a partnership between Rutherford Regional Health System and Mission Health no longer exist. The July 19 announcement came nearly six months after the two organizations entered into a memorandum of understanding — a nonbinding agreement that signaled the beginning of negotiations. The culmination of that process would have concluded with Rutherford Regional becoming […]

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Going to the dogs? Online petition, eviction scare creates confusion about dog park

An online petition that opposes the creation of a North Asheville dog park triggered confusion from both developers and community members, while amassing more than 200 signatures within the last 24 hours. Tonight, a community meeting about the proposed North Asheville dog park intends to address overall questions the public may have. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Flores)