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WRAL: Asheville’s Mission Hospital scores Consumer Report’s highest safety score in North Carolina

From WRAL.COM A report in the September issue of Consumer Reports is taking a look at how nearly 2,500 hospitals in the United States rank when it comes to patient success after surgery. Based on nearly three years of Medicare billing claims, Consumer Reports looked at how patients fared after 27 kinds of common procedures, […]

WNCN: State health director cites differences with McCroy administration for her resignation

From WNCN From WNCN staff reports: RALEIGH, N.C. -The State Health Director and Director of the Division of Public Health cited differences with Pat McCrory’s administration in announcing her resignation in an official letter dated July 30. Dr. Laura Gerald wrote, “I acknowledge that I have significant differences and disagreements with many of the policy […]

Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference scheduled for Oct. 11-13

Press release From Southeast Wise Woman: (Black Mountain, NC) Focusing on herbal education, nourishing foods and women’s empowerment, women from across the Southeast gather for the 9th annual Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference October 11-13, at Lake Eden in scenic Black Mountain, NC. The conference, which has grown to over 1,000 participants will host special national […]

Sundance Power Systems to donate 2 percent of solar sales to RiverLink

Press release From RiverLink: Sundance Power Systems is proud to partner with RiverLink in a summer SunLink benefit, donating 2 percent of residential solar sales to support RiverLink’s efforts protect the French Broad River and the vibrant community that has developed around it. This 2 percent donation will apply to local residential solar systems that […]

Auto parts manufacturer expanding facility in Fletcher

A press release from Gov. McCrory’s office: Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Expand in Henderson County Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. will expand its manufacturing facility in Henderson County. The company plans to create 40 jobs and invest more than $35 million over the […]

Forest Service updates recreation map of Nantahala, Pisgah Forests

From the U.S. Forest Service: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina has updated the recreation map of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. The map is posted online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5425097.pdf. The map identifies the locations of the many recreation sites in the two national forests, as well as the […]

Cantina Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar donates $5,000 to Children First/Communities in Schools

Press release From Children First/Communities in Schools: (Asheville, NC) This past spring, The Cantina Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar in Historic Biltmore Village launched a ‘giveback’ on their new menu, where restaurant-goers could choose to donate one or both of their sides – with the cash value of the sides going to a local nonprofit […]