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)
Neither politics nor changes to state health regulations influenced either the timing of the recent survey of FemCare or the loss of the Asheville abortion clinic’s medical license, according to statements from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
After a routine survey of Asheville abortion clinic FemCare revealed multiple violations, the state Department of Health and Human Services suspended the medical license of the only clinic in the state that would currently meet the new requirements of an abortion bill signed into law earlier this week.
After nearly two years, the switchboard lights are glowing once again inside MAIN-FM’s studio on Haywood Street. And that’s good news for Western North Carolina, says Wally Bowen, who founded both the community radio station and the nonprofit Mountain Area Information Network, which operates the station. (Photo by Max Cooper)
After serving as State Health Director and Director of the Division of Public Health for 18 months, Dr. Laura Gerald has resigned from her position effective immediately, according to a statement from Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Aldona Wos. No reason for Gerald’s resignation has been given at this time.
After spending nearly two hours in a closed session, the 13 members of UNC Asheville’s Board of Trustees announced on Monday, July 29, that Chancellor Anne Ponder passed her job performance review without a hitch. The review occurs every four years, as mandated by state law.
Whether you mourned the loss or celebrated its final days, Bele Chere has now been packed up and laid to rest after 35 years. To help with the grieving process, Xpress asked the community to share how they felt about Bele Chere’s final chapter. These are some of the parting words, pictures, videos and more about the summer street festival’s last celebration.
It’s time to say goodbye (or good riddance) to Bele Chere, and Xpress wants you to help write the festival’s obituary. Use #RIPBeleChere to be part of the fun this weekend.
Buncombe County Schools Superintendent Tony Baldwin released a statement today, Friday, July 26, about the local impact of the state budget — particularly when it comes to teaching assistants.
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. As a result, like many Americans, she became a caregiver to her parents. (Photo by Julia Ritchey)
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 […]
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 […]
After the New York Times Editorial Board published a scathing criticism of the Tar Heel State’s General Assembly, a member of the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board has something different to say about North Carolina.
The only program of its kind in the area, Open Hearts Art Center will hold its annual talent show/fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 24. The local nonprofit provides creative adult day programs for adults with disabilities. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Local dermatologist Dr. Currie Custer explains how to stay safe from sun damage this summer and why it’s so important to slap on the sunscreen. (Photo courtesy of WCMS)
Plans for a partnership between Rutherford Regional Health System and Mission Health no longer exist as of today.
A bill that would both rename the Biltmore campus of the Mountain Area Education Center and honor former state representative and lifelong Asheville resident, Mary Nesbitt, was signed into law yesterday by Gov. Pat McCrory. (Photo of the bill signing courtesy of Sen. Martin Nesbitt’s Facebook page)
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)
A report released today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a D.C.-based nonprofit government watchdog group, names North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory as one of the “Worst Governors in America.” He is joined by 17 other governors, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
When the Grove Park Inn celebrated its centennial, the famous establishment didn’t hand out goodie bags at the end of its birthday party — it lit up the night sky with a fantastic fireworks display. Click this post to watch the highlights.
This afternoon, Gov. Pat McCrory released a statement saying he will sign the most recent abortion bill approved by the House.