Pardee Hospital Association announces physician and philanthropist of the year

Press Release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Hendersonville, N.C. – Pardee Hospital Foundation announced the 2017 Physician of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year at its annual gala, A Black Tie Affair, on Saturday, June 17 at the Technology Building at Blue Ridge Community College. Peter Goodfield, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist at Pardee UNC […]

Healthcare Action Team to host symposium, June 27

Press Release from Indivisible Asheville/WNC: ASHEVILLE — The Healthcare Action Team of Indivisible Asheville/WNC is sponsoring an educational symposium on June 27 at A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium to provide information leading to needed improvement in our nation’s failing healthcare system. Dr. Carol Paris, president of the national organization Physicians for a National Healthcare Program (PNHP), […]

Pardee Health recognized with award by American Heart Association

Press Release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award Hendersonville, N.C. — Pardee UNC Health Care has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring that stroke patients […]

Pardee UNC Health Care announces two new board members

Press Release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Hendersonville, N.C. — Pardee UNC Health Care announced today two new members of its 15-person board of directors: John Bryant, Ed.D., associate superintendent for administrative services of Henderson County Public Schools, and Chip Gould, president and owner of Cason Companies, Inc. Bryant and Gould will fill seats left […]

Local activists will protest Duke Energy on July 4

Press release from Community Roots: Asheville — This Independence Day, July 4, 2017, climate activists and concerned citizens will peacefully protest Duke Energy’s construction of a gas-fired power plant in Arden, NC. Local nonprofit, Community Roots are organizing the lake-based event to ask that the City of Asheville and Buncombe county be powered by 100% […]

Conscious Party: “Powering the People” benefit concert for Isaac Dickson Elementary

WHAT: A concert to benefit Isaac Dickson Elementary School WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 7-11 p.m. WHERE: Altamont Theatre WHY: Community members have come together to demand power over their power supply: Parents and community members will hold a benefit concert at the Altamont Theatre Saturday to raise money for Isaac Dickson Elementary School’s new solar […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation announces new 2017 projects

Press Release from Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation announces new projects for enhancements and programs on the Parkway Nonprofit celebrates 20 years of service and selects fresh initiatives at Craggy Gardens, Waterrock Knob, Sharp Top Shelter, and additional sites In 1997, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation started as a simple idea: Give […]

Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests designated treasured landscape

Press Release from the National Forest Foundation: National Forest Foundation Designates Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests as Treasured Landscape Designation will advance critical restoration projects aimed at improving forest health and recreational opportunities on National Forests. ASHEVILLE — As part of its national Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences conservation program, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) has […]

Attorney General Josh Stein discusses opioid crisis in WNC

State Attorney General Josh Stein visited Asheville on June 6 to discuss the region’s efforts to combat the far-reaching effects of the opioid crisis. While not alone among North Carolina counties in dealing with drug abuse, overdoses and drug-related deaths, Buncombe County’s problem is significant, local representatives and Stein said.

Volunteers needed for Ingles Independence Day celebration

Press Release from the Asheville Downtown Association: Asheville Downtown Association puts on free community events like Downtown After 5 and the Ingles Independence Day Celebration, a volunteer-powered, free community event, featuring live music, beer, food, air dog competitions, bouncy houses, fireworks and more. ADA seeks additional help on July 4, and volunteers can earn great perks […]

North Carolina sportsmen write letter, urging to keep public lands in public hands

Press Release from North Carolina News Service: CHARLOTTE, N.C. – More than 35 hunting, fishing and outdoor groups today sent a letter to the members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation calling on them to defend public lands in the state and the rest of the country. The demand from organizations representing more than 100,000 stakeholders […]

North Carolina National Guard conducts Operation Vigilant Catamount at Guion Farm

Press Release from North Carolina National Guard: HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – The North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) and state and federal public safety agencies will conduct a domestic and homeland security exercise on Thursday June 8, 2017, at Guion Farm. NCHART (North Carolina Helicopter and Aquatic Rescue Team) will conduct helicopter search and rescue training at […]