“I believe that if you refuse to wear a mask, and/or refuse to social distance, you should not be allowed to enter a hospital and place our valuable health care workers at risk and use medical resources.”
The Asheville gallery’s new online exhibition doubles as a fundraiser for nonprofits fighting for justice and equality.
Throughout his adult life, Gary Ray has been visually impaired. COVID-19, he says, has created new obstacles for himself as well as others in the blind community.
On July 14, Waynesville resident and former Western Carolina University instructor, Leah Hampton, will celebrate the release of her debut book, “F*ckface: And Other Stories.” Several of the book’s tales take place in and around the Asheville area.
The owners of the Asheville music venue are taking their taco business to Haywood County.
North Carolina’s COVID-19 trends continue to move in the wrong direction, according to a July 2 update by Dr. Mandy Cohen, the state’s secretary of health and human services. But in addition to tracking lab-confirmed cases of the disease, NCDHHS is also tracking COVID-like illnesses reported at health care facilities, which can give early warning of subsequent COVID-19 numbers.
“Appropriate remembrance of its ravages through the centuries should evoke reflection on human evil, not honor its perpetrators.”
Even before the coronavirus pandemic began, both LGBTQ youths and adults faced obstacles that others never had to think about. And COVID-19 has only exacerbated those disparities.
“This would be a huge asset to the people of the surrounding communities.”
In August 1948, the Polio Prevention Club formed. The youth-led organization worked to raise funds for the Asheville Orthopedic Home, which treated the majority of the region’s polio cases during the summer outbreak.
“Perhaps our Confederate monuments need to be replaced with monuments representing the horror and evil of slavery while also honoring the Black families.”
New research, published in the journal Science of The Total Environment, suggests that humidity plays a greater role than does the temperature in the spread of the novel coronavirus. “Weather is just another factor that we need to be incorporating in our infectious disease modeling,” says lead author Jennifer Runkle, an environmental epidemiologist with the Asheville-based North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies at N.C. State University.
The Asheville guitarist/vocalist performs a trio of songs from throughout his career.
“Freedom does not give one the right to take away or risk another person’s life in an act of a grossly irresponsible extremism.”