MADE X MTNS publishes Western North Carolina outdoor recreation participation survey and regional economic impacts report

Press release from MADE X MTNS: The MADE X MTNS (Made By Mountains) Partnership is proud to release the results of the Western North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Participation Survey, conducted in partnership with the Center for Economic Research & Policy Analysis at Appalachian State University and the Institute of Tourism and Recreation Research at the […]

CMS report on Mission Hospital details deaths of patients, significan­t delays in care

The 384-page document details why CMS placed the hospital in immediate jeopardy, the most serious sanction a hospital can face. It spotlights not only patient deaths and long delays in care but also a lack of available rooms, a lack of governing bodies “responsible for the conduct of the hospital,” and multiple leadership failures.

Pisgah Legal executive shares insights, guidance on Medicaid expansion

“It’s important for readers to know there are free resources across the state to understand their options and support them in going through the enrollment process,” says Jaclyn Kiger, Pisgah Legal’s COO. “I think the state of North Carolina has done an excellent job to roll this out as quickly as possible. Any delay puts people at risk of not having the coverage that they need. “

County community survey coming to selected mailboxes soon

Press release from Buncombe County: Beginning this week, a random sampling of Buncombe County community members will get the chance to provide feedback to the community, and it’s coming straight from your friendly postal worker. In just 15 minutes, survey recipients can share what’s on their minds, and that feedback will go directly into shaping […]

Twilight Job Fair today 3-7 p.m. in Fletcher

Press release from Mountain Area Workforce Development Board The Twilight Job Fair will be tomorrow, Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 3-7 p.m. at 761 Boylston Highway (NC 280), Fletcher, NC 28732 across from the Asheville Regional Airport.  This hiring event will continue until 7:00 pm to allow more job seekers to attend. Job opportunities will be […]

TDA board hears update on quarterly goals and initiative­s

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority board heard a quarterly progress report from Explore Asheville, the TDA’s marketing agency, regarding the authority’s strategic goals and initiatives at its Jan. 24 meeting. Highlights included the launch of a new Asheville-focused destination app, the upcoming redesign of the Explore Asheville website and the unveiling of the Asheville Black Cultural Heritage Trail, which was funded by a $500,000 Tourism Product Development Fund investment in 2018.

Cherokee museum awarded grants for main exhibit update

News release from the Museum of the Cherokee People: The Museum of the Cherokee People (MotCP), the tribal museum of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, has been awarded major grants that will support its endeavors to authentically share Cherokee history and culture, steward a place of connection and healing for the Cherokee community, and […]