Mission Hospital named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2023

Press release from Mission Health: Mission Hospital is proud today to announce that it is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This achievement puts Mission Hospital in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the […]

Buncombe County asks residents to weigh in on opioid settlement

Press release from Buncombe County Opioid overdoses in Buncombe County are on the rise. In 2022 (January-November), the County experienced 279 opioid overdose visits, up nearly 13% from the previous year. Additionally, the County has experienced more than 2,500 911 calls dispatched as overdoses since November 2020. As Buncombe County continues to respond to the […]

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Businesses put humor to work along Asheville’­s ‘pun corridor’

One local transit corridor inspires daily grins — and groans — through its plethora of clever roadside signs and business names. Running roughly from Mostly Import Auto Repair on Biltmore Avenue to Thyme in the Garden on Weaverville Highway, this pun-sodden stretch is a welcome sight for wordplay fans and weary commuters alike.

Q&A: Sacred Fire Asheville fire keeper Patrick Hanaway

By day, Patrick Hanaway and his wife, Lisa Lichtig, are physicians at their integrative and functional medicine practice, Family to Family, in Weaverville. By night, the couple are stewards of a different type of healing practice: They are fire keepers with Sacred Fire Asheville, the local chapter of an international nonprofit. Since 2002, Hanaway says guests […]

New tuition-free public Montessori charter school approved for Asheville

Press release from Mountain City Public Montessori: After receiving unanimous approval by the N.C. Charter Schools Advisory Board in September 2022, Mountain City Public Montessori received unanimous approval by the N.C. State Board of Education at its December 1, 2022 meeting to open in August 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. Mountain City Public Montessori […]

New Air Traffic Control Tower coming to Asheville Regional Airport

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: To locals in western North Carolina, the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATC) at AVL is iconic. The tower, part of the airport terminal building, sits center stage. It has been in use for 61+ years, and is one of the oldest operating towers in the U.S. At their November meeting, the […]