UPDATE: Evangelist Billy Graham returns to Montreat home after two days at Mission Hospital

During the early morning of Aug. 12, evangelist Billy Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital for treatment and evaluation of bronchitis. Now, after his two-day stay at Mission Hospital, Graham has returned to his home in Montreat where he will continue his routine, according to a media statement from Mission Health. Graham is 93 years […]

Volunteers needed for French Broad River bacteria-monitoring project sponsored by Sierra Nevada

PRESS RELEASE FROM WNCA Bacteria pollution in the French Broad watershed is prevalent, but largely unmonitored and therefore unresolved. Bacteria impairment in area streams usually means sewage or animal waste is reaching the stream. This is a significant health concern as it can make humans very sick and seriously harm aquatic life. Despite the importance […]

North Carolina named 2012 State of the Year by Southern Business & Development publication

PRESS RELEASE (From the office of the North Carolina governor) Southern Business & Development, a leading publication covering and promoting economic development in the American South, announced that North Carolina has been named the “2012 State of the Year.” North Carolina is being honored as State of the Year based on its performance in 2011. […]

Park Ridge Health calendar: Symposium for student athletes next week

From the press release from Park Ridge Health: Presentations and Classes: Symposium for the Student Athlete Tuesday, August 21 6:30 p.m. FREE The Health Adventure (Biltmore Square Mall) High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 30,000 hospitalizations each year in the U.S. Join orthopedic surgeon Dr. Greg Motley and physical medicine […]

Asheville Integrative Medicine to offer breast thermograms Tuesday, Aug. 28

From the public service announcement: Cindy Sullivan, CCT, Clinical Thermographer nurse, will be offering screening breast thermograms at: Asheville Integrative Medicine 832 Hendersonville Rd Asheville NC 28803 Tel: 828-252-5545 On Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012, she will be performing screening breast thermograms and appointments are available from 9-2 pm. Thermography is a noninvasive, inexpensive test that […]

UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program Announces Fall Workshops

From UNC Asheville News Serivces: UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) has announced its fall lineup of workshops for local writers in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain, Burnsville and Hendersonville. 10-week courses for writers of various levels of experience: Tina Barr, a newcomer to GSWP, presents a poetry […]

Moffitt will hold Aug. 18 town hall event in Enka

Statehouse Rep. Tim Moffitt will hold a legislative tall hall meeting at the Enka/Candler Library on Saturday, August 18, from 1-3 p.m. Moffittt represents District 116, which covers the western part of Buncombe County. He faces Democrat Jane Whilden in the fall election. On Aug. 14, Moffitt posted the following message via Twitter: “Please join […]

11th District update: Parties release dueling statements over Ryan, medicare

On Aug. 13, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released the following statement: Candidate Mark Meadows Has New Running Mate: Paul Ryan’s Republican Budget That Massively Cuts Medicare Republican congressional candidate Mark Meadows (NC-11) has a new running mate: Congressman Paul Ryan’s Republican budget that makes massive cuts to seniors’ Medicare while protecting millionaires. Now that […]

Register of Deeds aims to protect citizens against identity theft

Here’s the press release from the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office: Register of Deeds Protects Citizens Against Identity Theft Asheville, N.C. (August 14, 2012) – The Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office consistently works to improve records accessibility, transparency and security. Drew Reisinger, Buncombe County Register of Deeds, and his staff deleted Social Security […]

Keever to kick-off general election push with Aug. 14 press conference

Patsy Keever to kick-off General Election push Asheville, NC—Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14, Rep. Patsy Keever will hold a press conference to clarify the choice voters have in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives in NC-10. Keever will present differences between her positions and the extreme positions held by Rep. Paul Ryan and Rep. […]

Dobra Tea and Daoist Traditions team up for tea tasting and lecture about Chinese medicine

From the press release: Learn about the ancient theory and practical application of Classical Chinese Medicine, experience the elusive ‘Qi’, and train your palate to distinguish the five flavors of tea that guide your body to health. Join Chinese Medical Interns from Daoist Traditions at a free lecture and tea tasting at Dobra Tea from […]

NCSFA names Asheville firefighter Jay Bettencourt as Firefighter of the Year

PRESS RELEASE from the Asheville Fire Department Each year an award is given to an outstanding individual who has distinguished himself or herself in the fire service. The North Carolina State Firemen’s Association accepts nominations from all across the state in search of just such an individual and, after receiving the applications a committee of […]

Asheville Anesthesia Associates to sign professional association agreement with Mission Health

From the press release from Mission Health: WHAT: Mission Hospital and Asheville Anesthesia Associates, P.A. Signing Ceremony WHO: Mission Health and Asheville Anesthesia Associates Leadership WHEN: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. WHERE: Mission Hospital Kittrell Conference Room 509 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 PARTICIPANTS: · Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of […]

Weather Channel names Asheville one of safest Southern towns

No tsunamis, no earthquakes (OK, some, but they’re barely measurable), not much to do about hurricanes (except for that flooding business, which happened with the remnants of Hurricanes Frances and Ivan), relatively mild winters and summers … what’s not to like? WLOS reports that the Weather Channel examined the weather stats and names Asheville as […]

Outside Magazine names New Belgium Brewing one of America’s ‘Best Places to Work’ in 2012

Here’s the press release from New Belgium Brewing, which plans to build a big new production facility in Asheville, eventually hiring about 150 local employees. New Belgium ranks fifth out of 100 selected companies Ft. Collins, CO, August 13, 2012 – Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list includes New Belgium Brewing once […]

WNC AgriVentures snags $815,000 federal grant

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, August 15, four senior Obama Administration officials will be in Candler to visit the local winners of the national Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, a multi-agency initiative to spur job creation and economic growth in rural regions across the country. One of the five winning Appalachian projects, WNC AgriVentures, was […]

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