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CHANGING HANDS: After 19 years in the compounding pharmacy business, Mike Robers, left, and Bill Cheek, right, sold the prescription part of their business so they can devote themselves full time to the supplement side of their business.

Nature’s Pharmacy sells compounding prescription business to Asheville Compounding Pharmacy

Nature’s Pharmacy sold the compounding prescription portion of its business to Asheville Compounding Pharmacy on March 16. It will continue to sell supplements, consisting of vitamins and minerals, homeopathic remedies and herbals, according to Bill Cheek, co-owner of the store with Mike Rogers for 19 years. It will remain at the same location at 752 […]

Duke Energy's Lake Julian facility (Carolina Public Press)

Public hearing on proposed renewal of Duke Energy’s Title V permit

A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 6 p.m. at the Clyde A. Erwin High School Auditorium (60 Lees Creek Road) in Asheville for individuals to comment on the announcement by the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) of its intent to renew a Title V permit for Duke Energy’s coal-burning electric plant […]

United Federal Credit Union to open Hendersonville branch this summer

United Federal Credit Union is opening a new branch in Hendersonville this summer. The 10,000-square-foot facility, the third UFCU branch in the state, will be located at 101 Jack Street, where renovations are currently underway. Here is the full release from UFCU: United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) is excited to announce it will open a […]


Discover your family roots with free online class

Ever wanted to know more about where and who you came from? Now’s your chance with RootsMOOC, a free online genealogy and family history class offered through the State Library of North Carolina. The class officially starts this week but enrollment is ongoing during the course’s March 23-June 1 duration. Every two weeks a new module will be available but late […]

Bloomberg: SEC Approves Less-Regulated Mini-IPOs Cheered by Hambrecht

The Security Exchange Commission unanimously approved a new rule to relax regulations on certain “mini initial public offerings.” The rule applies to companies raising up to $50 million from the general public and removes “certain regulatory hurdles, such as approval from every state where the firm has investors,” according to a report by Bloomberg’s Dave […]

Rebecca Mumpower joins Asheville Hospitalist Group

  From a press release:   Asheville Hospitalist Group, a Mission Health practice, is pleased to welcome Rebecca Mumpower, MD.  Dr. Mumpower is an experienced hospitalist who last worked with Wellmont Medical Associates at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. “It is our pleasure to welcome Dr. Mumpower to the strong group of physicians and caregivers […]

High schools take stand against substance abuse through “We Are Hope” campaign

From a press release: In partnership with HopeRx, students in Henderson County Public Schools’ six high schools are taking a public stand against substance abuse during the week-long “We Are Hope” campaign, recognized March 18 by Henderson County Commissioners. Through a campaign organized by high schools’ student government organizations and leaders, students at Balfour Education […]


Ladies Who Lunch archaeology lecture Set at UNC Asheville, April 2

Archaeologist Maura Heyn discusses ancient conceptions of the “ideal” woman in a lecture held at UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library on Thursday, April 2. Press release from UNCA: Archaeologist Maura Heyn will examine ancient conceptions of the “ideal” woman in her lecture, Ladies Who Lunch: Female Portraiture in Roman Palmyra, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April […]

Migrant farmworker mother with child. Photo courtesy of BRCHS

Blue Ridge Community Health Services honors Farmworker Awareness Week with shirt drive

Blue Ridge Community Health Services is one of several organizations participating in National Farmworker Awareness Week, which runs from March 24 through March 27. The national campaign was started by Student Action with Farmworkers to bring attention to the unsafe working conditions and low wages that face many agricultural workers.

Warren Wilson College artists in residence Kim and Reggie Harris perform April 8

Musicians/storytellers/teachers duo Kim and Reggie Harris will spend three days as artists in residence at Warren Wilson College. They’ll finish their stay with a free performance at the college chapel on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Press release from WWC: Kim and Reggie Harris – musicians, storytellers and teachers – conclude three days as […]