From the press release: Paws on a Mission is calling all dogs, dog lovers, families and friends to the annual Paws on Parade Walk-A-Thon on Sat., April 28, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dozens of dogs and their people will be raising funds for the Paws on a Mission Pet Therapy Program at […]
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From UNC Asheville News Services: In conjunction with a statewide tornado drill, UNC Asheville will conduct an intermittent, full-volume test of its emergency siren system between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The campus community as well as neighborhoods adjacent to campus may hear intermittent warning tones and spoken announcements. The test is […]
PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Bev Perdue is requesting assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration for Cabarrus, Cherokee and Mecklenburg counties following the severe weather and tornadoes that struck over the weekend. “This is the second round of devastating storms already this year,” Gov. Perdue said. “We will do everything possible to ensure that those who […]
Festiva Hospitality Group has announced that it is making a donation of more than $7,000 to Pisgah Legal Services (PLS), a community-based nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people throughout Western North Carolina. Each year, PLS helps more than 12,000 low-income people meet their most basic needs for housing, safety, health […]
Are you a West Asheville homeowner concerned about water quality? Want to learn what you can do on your property to help with runoff? Or do you just want an excuse to come have a beer on Tuesday? Which ever category you are in, you are welcome to come to the Altamont Brewing Company, 1042 […]
Find out your district and more at ncelectionconnection.com. The newly redesigned site has taken some of the most frequently asked questions about voting and put them all in one place. You will also find downloadable resources and links to other useful websites to ensure all your voting questions will be answered.
Local art enthusiast Roya June writes, “Adrienne van Dooren won 1st place in Asheville’s 7th Annual Creative Arts Show and Competition last Thursday. Her entry will now go forward to the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Boston, MA October 8-15. Her winning entry, “A Ribbon of Hope,” is shown here. “The timing of the […]
Local vlogger digitaldigi is back with a short sketch about the internet. Unlike many of his posts, this one is perfectly safe for work.
From the press release: Mission Health Recognizes Patient Safety Week with Medicine Safety Tips Asheville, N.C. – March 5, 2012 – Today marks the beginning of National Patient Safety Awareness Week and Mission Health is participating with a campaign aimed at educating patients about medication safety and reducing medication errors. “Patient engagement is a top […]
From the McDowell News: The Corpening Memorial YMCA was recently awarded more than $225,000 in grant money to help address the serious health problem of diabetes in McDowell. The local YMCA got grants of $175,799 from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and $50,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to bring […]
From the press release: CLYDE – MedWest Health System will hold an open house for The Homestead inpatient hospice unit on the MedWest-Haywood campus from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18th. Everyone is welcome to attend. A dedication ceremony is planned for 2 p.m. with tours and refreshments to follow. The Homestead is the […]
From the press release: Hendersonville, N.C. (Date) – Park Ridge Geriatrics proudly announces the addition of two new physicians: Julie Iacono, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist and Benjamin Pusser, D.O., a board-certified family practitioner. For more information on scheduling either of these physicians in long-term care settings, please call 828.687.8670. Dr. Iacono completed her medical degree […]
The full release from the Asheville Police Department: ASHEVILLE – On Monday, 03-05-12 at approx. 10:02 am, Officers from the Asheville Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery call at the Bank of America located at 124 Hendersonville Rd. in Biltmore Village. A preliminary investigation reveals that a W/M or possibly H/M, “heavyset”, wearing a […]
As we near the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, there is a nationwide push to recognize veterans and their families. The North Carolina Department of Veteran’s Affairs will provide veterans and their families a certificate of recognition signed by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Just use the form at the link .
Meg Lowman, an N.C. State University professor and forest canopy expert who directs the Nature Research Center at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, writes in the Charlotte Observer: Saliva is essential to our health, serving an unglamorous role to clean our mouths, fight tooth decay and digest food. But doctors are now joining dentists […]
FROM THE STATE NEWS WIRE service: The International Trade Administration (ITA) recently announced new data that show North Carolina merchandise exports increased 8 percent in 2011 compared to 2010, growing from $24.9 billion to $27.0 billion. “North Carolina exporters continue to sell some of the most innovative products and services to world destinations, advancing President […]
From the press release: The Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS) and The Buncombe County Medical Society Alliance honors and thanks the physicians in the Buncombe County area at a special “DOCTORS’ DAY” event on Thursday, March 29 from 6am to 10am in the lobby of Mission Hospital in Asheville. “Doctor’s Day is a way of […]
From the McDowell News: A new law took effect Thursday that aims to help fight prescription drug fraud and abuse in North Carolina. Under Senate Bill 474, pharmacies are now required to check photo identification before filling prescriptions for certain drugs, including Oxycontin, morphine, methadone, fentanyl and Vicodin. The new requirement applies to all Schedule […]
The Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. North Carolinians are encouraged to attend to offer suggestions on the qualities and characteristics judges should possess. What: Judicial Nominating Commission Public Hearing Where: UNC-Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Conference Room #417 136 Campus Dr. Asheville […]
According to the Hendersonville Times-News, Christina McCray, who has been a Sunday vendor the past two decades at Smiley’s Flea Market, noticed a different feeling in the air this weekend — beyond the chilly winds that whipped through the market. Exactly one week after a vendor was shot to death during what authorities said was […]
According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, In another blow to local families’ food budgets, the price of lunch could be going up at Asheville City Schools’ cafeterias, thanks to a change in federal law. The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 says school systems can’t use federal dollars from the free or reduced lunch program […]