Western Carolina Medical Society receives $150,000 grant for its PACT program

Press release From the Western Carolina Medical Society The Western Carolina Medical Society’s PACT (Project Access(r) Community Transitions) program was awarded a $150,000.00 grant from the Community Benefit Program of Mission Hospital for the 2013 fiscal year, beginning October 1, 2012. “WCMS is responding to the challenge of an uncertain healthcare environment by recalibrating the […]

Director of U.S. Special Envoy Office to speak at UNCA, will provide update on Sudan crisis

Press release From UNC Asheville News Services Larry Andre, director of the U.S. Special Envoy Office to Sudan, just returned from that country, will provide an update on ongoing crisis there which has caused the displacement of 900,000 people in the past year. His talk is sponsored by the World Affairs Council, the UNC Asheville […]

2012 Inaugural Social Thinking in the Mountains Conference begins today

Press release From Buncombe County Schools The Autism and Behavior Outreach Services staff at Buncombe County Schools will be hosting the 2012 Inaugural Social Thinking in the Mountains Conference on Friday, November 2 and Saturday November 3 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Alumni Hall in the Highsmith Student Union at UNC Asheville. […]

Mission Health appoints Sonya B. Greck as senior vice president of operations

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2012) – Today Mission Health announced the appointment of Sonya B. Greck, RN, as Senior Vice President of Operations. In this capacity, Greck will be responsible for integrating Mission Health’s patient care activities and other operational matters on a systemwide basis. Ms. Greck has previously served […]

Asheville High School band invited to perform at Presidential Inaugural Festival

Press release From Janet Everson Under the tutelage of William Talley III AHS Band Director, the award winning Asheville High School Band has been invited to perform at the Presidential Inaugural Festival in January 2012. They are one of few bands from across the country to receive such a prestigious invitation. Last fall the Cougar […]

McDowell County child abuse investigation: child remains in critical condition at Mission

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2012) Mission Hospital confirmed today that Lily Kerr, a twenty-month old baby girl, was admitted to Mission Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. “Prior to arrival, Lily had sustained traumatic brain injury and appeared to be brain dead […]

Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Mike’s Side Pocket killing

From WLOS: A Buncombe County man pleads guilty in connection with a deadly stabbing rampage in West Asheville. 53-year-old Stevie Davis pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Davis stabbed and killed Steven Wike after police say Wike stabbed Davis’s brother, Phillip, and another person to death. The stabbings happened at Mike’s Tavern in April 2012. Stevie […]

Mills River awarded federal grant for water quality improvement

Here’s the press release from the N.C. Division of Water Quality: More than $1 million awarded statewide for water quality improvement projects RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Water Quality has awarded $1,360,436 in federal grants for implementation of projects to improve water quality statewide. The awards are funded through the federal Clean Water Act, […]

Do you compost? The NC state government wants to hear from you!

Help the state learn more about composting at urban farms and community gardens taking the survey. Here are the details from the press release: The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Assistance & Outreach is requesting feedback from all urban farms and community gardens (UF/CG) in NC through this survey. […]

Race, Truth, and Fiction in Thomas Wolfe’s “The Child by Tiger”

Buncombe County Public Libraries, The Wolfe Memorial and The YMI Cultural Center collaborate on discussion series, “Race, Truth, and Fiction in Thomas Wolfe’s The Child by Tiger.” The two-part series asks questions like, “Is Asheville still segregated? Are race relations in Asheville different from those in other parts of North Carolina? Does the 1906 Will […]

Different Strokes performs “Romeo Loves Juliet,” a new take on Shakespeare’s classic

“In ‘Romeo Loves Juliet,’ the titular star-crossed lovers are both women, and the genders of several other characters have been flipped as well,” says a press release for upcoming performance by Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective. “However, aside from the changing of a few pronouns, Shakespeare’s script has been kept intact, lending the ageless power […]

McHenry: Keever will bring more gridlock

Here’s the press release from the campaign of 10th Congressional District Republican incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry, who’s facing a challenge this year from Democrat Patsy Keever: Gastonia, NC – Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement regarding Representative Patsy Keever’s repeated failure to identify a single area she would be willing to compromise and […]

Rainbow Recycling hosts collection day Saturday, Nov. 10, for all your hard-to-recycle items

Press release From Rainbow Recycling Rainbow Recycling is collaborating with Curbside Management, Asheville GreenWorks, E-cycleUs and Trash, Inc. Creative Reuse Center to sponsor a special recycling collection on Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kmart, 1830 Hendersonville Road in Asheville. This is the largest collection yet with 15 categories of hard-to-recycle items […]

Cherokee Indian Hospital receives $2 million donation from Caesar’s Entertainment

Press release From Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (Cherokee, NC, October 25, 2012) – The Cherokee Indian Hospital accepted a two million dollar donation from Caesar’s Entertainment at a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The event commemorated the addition of a new modular facility located at the hospital to house a new MRI […]

Buncombe County Democrats to host election night watch party

Here’s the press release from the Buncombe County Democratic Party: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (November 6, 2012) – The Buncombe County Democratic Party will host an election night party with Democratic candidates to watch the results of the 2012 general elections. The event will be held in the Century Room at Pack’s Tavern in downtown Asheville at […]

Times-News: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy receives $200,000 state grant

From the Times-News Article by Nathaniel Axtell A nonprofit group devoted to protecting the Mills River watershed has won a $200,000 state grant that will allow it to continue helping landowners in their efforts to preserve water quality downstream. The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy applied for the grant from the N.C. Division of Water Quality […]

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