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Smart bets: Barbara J. Taylor

Barbara J. Taylor’s debut novel, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, is “an evocative story of family tragedy and healing set in coal-mining Scranton, Pennsylvania.” As a native and current resident of the Electric City, where the story is set, Taylor draws inspiration from a haunting family story to blend real-life incidents with historical […]

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Smart bets: Mates of State

Husband-and-wife, indie-pop outfit Mates of State consistently challenge the perceived limitations of a two-piece with their effortless harmonies and minimal pop appeal. One reviewer describes the band as “two people playing complex songs that sound like five people playing a simple song.” Kori Gardner (keyboard/vocals) and Jason Hammel (drums/vocals) formed Mates of State in 1997 and have […]

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Smart bets: Bobby Bare Jr.

Bobby Bare Jr., son of Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, is touring in support of his latest release, Undefeated. The album is “10 songs of reality checks, clever wordplay and daring arrangement, the aural companion to that buddy who pulls up a barstool next to yours to help soak away your sorrows,” according […]

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Park Ridge Health enhances ICU care with advanced telemedicine Park Ridge Health is currently providing around-the-clock monitoring of intensive care unit (ICU) patients by physicians and critical care nurses through its new tele-ICU program. Using this technology, two-way video access in each patient’s room enables face-to-face consultations between the bedside and Advanced ICU Care team, and […]

Blue Ridge Community Health Services offers lunch and tour of medical building

Press release from Blue Ridge Community Health Services: BRCHS Offers Lunch and Tour of Medical Building  (Hendersonville, NC) Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) is offering a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, July 30th  to those interested in hearing about the history of the organization, learning about community health centers and touring the medical facility. The […]

Park Ridge Health announces events for July 21-27

Press release from Park Ridge Health: Event Summary for 7/21/14 – 7/27/14 Please call 855-PRH-LIFE to register for any Park Ridge Health events. Free Support Groups Asheville Oncology Educational Group Thursday, July 24 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Conference Room, Asheville Hematology/Oncology 20 Medical Park Drive, Asheville Offered by Asheville Hematology/Oncology, June’s session will focus on […]

Turning Point Services awarded CARF accreditation

Press release from Turning Point Services: Turning Point Services, Inc. awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation Morganton, NC — July 16, 2014 — CARF International announced today that Turning Point Services (TPS) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Supported Living, Respite Services, Personal Supports Services, Host Family/Shared Living Services, Community Integration, Community […]

Southeastern Sports Medicine hosts second annual WNC Concussion and Injury Prevention Symposium

Press release from Southeastern Sports Medicine: Southeastern Sports Medicine Hosts Second Annual WNC Concussion and Injury Prevention Symposium Asheville, N.C. (July 16, 2014) —  For the second year, Southeastern Sports Medicine will bring western North Carolina medical providers a concussion symposium based on the most current research and updates from North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association. […]

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Smart bets: Aaron Burdett and Tellico

It’s not too surprising that singer-songwriter Aaron Burdett won top honors from Our State magazine for his song “Going Home to Carolina.” Burdett’s thoughtful, acoustic-driven take on Southern Americana is a fitting soundtrack for life in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With the addition of his four-piece band, he creates music that is deeply rooted in the […]

Asheville National Organization for Women to hold ‘Bitter Pill’ rally Saturday, July 26

Press release from the Asheville National Organization for Women: Asheville National Organization for Women To Hold “Bitter Pill” Rally Saturday, July 26 Women see an Equal Rights Amendment as a means to stop legislative, legal and economic discrimination on the basis of gender, improve earnings, and increase quality of life ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Asheville […]

Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC: Wish encourages little girl to shoot for the stars

Press release from Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina: Wish Encourages Little Girl To Shoot For The Stars  Ashlyn’s wish to swing high on a tire swing comes true Ashlyn’s dream of being able to “swing high” anytime she wants is finally coming true. After being diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor, a rare form of kidney cancer, […]

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Smart bets: South Pacific

“Chosen not only for its easily recognized show tunes, [‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair’ and ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ among them] Asheville Lyric Opera hopes to introduce the Asheville audience to the classical stage genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein,” says a press release. The musical South Pacific is set on a remote […]

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Smart bets: Bulgogi

Asheville-based band Bulgogi describes itself as a “perfect storm of dancey punk rock gleeful nutty psychotherapy,” as well as “terrified child dance punk,” but there’s no need to fear frontman Tim Tsurutani, his death-defying vocals, tongue-in-cheek lyrics or the band’s danceable, hard-edged melodies. (That is, assuming the band isn’t trying to lull us into a […]

Public invited to comment on state rules for oil and gas development

Press release from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Public invited to comment on rules for oil and gas development RALEIGH – Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Written comments from the public will be […]