Mission Health announces collaboration with Hope Women’s Cancer Centers

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 11, 2012) Mission Health is pleased to announce a collaboration with Hope Women’s Cancer Centers (Hope), which has specialized in gynecologic and breast cancer treatment for women throughout the Southeast for more than 20 years. This new collaboration will enhance patients‚ access to a broader network of […]

Local group organizes Dec. 22 ‘planetary birth event’

Here’s the press release from organizers: ASHEVILLE GROUP COORDINATES PLANETARY BIRTH EVENT WITH GLOBAL UNITY DAY – DECEMBER 22, 2012 Asheville, NC – Forget the Doomsday prophets and end of the Mayan Calendar. One local group is coordinating an event tied into a Global 24-hour Celebration called “Birth 2012: A New Beginning”, with activities now […]

Asheville Art Museum recruiting travelers for art excursion to New York

Here’s the info from the Asheville Art Museum via its email newsletter: The time to register for this one-of-a-kind Museum experience is now! Deadline: January 6, 2013 The Asheville Art Museum offers a variety of art excursions domestically and abroad, as well as local and regional day trips designed to enhance Museum members’ and visitors’ […]

Victorian Candlelight Christmas at Thomas Wolfe Memorial on Dec. 15

“Have you ever wondered when Christmas traditions like kissing under the mistletoe, Santa Claus and exchanging gifts began?” asks a press release from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. “All of these customs started over 100 years ago during the Victorian Era when Christmas wasn’t quite as commercialized and glamorous as it is today.” […]

Mission Health limits visitations for patients as a flu precaution

Press release From Mission Health Asheville, N.C. (Dec. 10, 2012) – Due to an increase in influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina, Mission Health is asking that family and friends limit their visitations to patients in the hospital. In particular, Mission Health is asking children under age 12 and people who do not feel well, […]

Part of Davis Creek Road in Nantahala National Forest will be closed until Sept. 1, 2013

Press release from National Forests in North Carolina (U.S. Forest Service) The USDA Forest Service today announced that a portion of Davis Creek Road on the Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, will remain closed to thru traffic until Sept. 1, 2013 to complete road improvement work. Residents of the Tipton Creek Community will be […]

Local partners release Buncombe County, WNC ‘Community Health Assessments’

A new partnership has brought several local agencies together to collect and analyze data to establish priorities, create local plans, and align investments to improve health. While Mission Hospital, Buncombe and Madison have partnered in the past in a variety of ways, this is the first time that these three agencies have worked together on […]

Sen. Apodaca reappointed as Rules and Operation Committee chairman

Press release From the office of Sen. Phil Berger (President Pro Tempore, N.C. Legislature) Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced Tuesday he plans to reappoint Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson) as the Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate when the legislature convenes early next year. The Rules Committee is […]

Judge finds “Choose Life” plates unconstitutional

WLOS reports: A federal judge says North Carolina’s plan to offer an anti-abortion license plate is unconstitutional. Judge James Fox says the state can’t offer that viewpoint without also offering similar plates supporting abortion rights. North Carolina lawmakers authorized the “choose life” plate in 2011, but defeated amendments would have also authorized plates saying “respect […]

HUD report: Homelessness increases in North Carolina despite slight nationwide decline

Media release From U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development GREENSBORO – On a single night last January, 633,782 people were homeless in the United States, largely unchanged from the year before. In releasing HUD’s latest national estimate of homelessness, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan noted that even during a historic housing […]

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