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Mission Health COO and Mission Hospital President Jill Hoggard Green named a top health care leader

Press release from Mission Health:   Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, Chief Operating Officer of Mission Health and President of Mission Hospital, earned a place on the 2017 Becker’s Healthcare list of the country’s 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.  Becker’s Healthcare, a prominent provider of industry and legal news for healthcare […]

Pardee UNC Health Care hospitalist Dr. Lorraine Neilson receives Wingate University Preceptor of the Year award    

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care hospitalist Lorraine Neilson, D.O., has been selected as the winner of Wingate University’s inaugural Hendersonville Physician Assistant Studies Preceptor of the Year award. Third-year physician assistant students nominate a medical provider who trains them on clinical rotations for this award, then the faculty chooses the […]

Four Seasons receives grant to expand palliative care

Press release from Four Seasons: Four Seasons Compassion for Life was recently awarded $750,000 from the Duke Endowment for a grant titled, “Project ECHO to Expand Palliative Care Access Across the Carolinas.” In collaboration with Duke University Medical Center, Delta Care Rx and the ECHO Institute, Four Seasons will use the Project ECHO (Extension for […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Monday, Dec. 18: Moderate (YELLOW)

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on particulate matter in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South […]

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Swannanoa Valley Museum holds interest meetings for hiking series, Jan. 9-11

Press release from Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center: Make a new year’s resolution for adventure when the Swannanoa Valley Museum’s annual hiking series resume in 2018. The museum offers two hiking programs, the challenging Swannanoa Rim Hike Series and the more moderate Valley History Explorer Series. The Rim Hike Series explores the peaks of the […]

Hendersonville PFLAG to hold 2018 kickoff

Press release from Hendersonville PFLAG: HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Come celebrate 2018 with PFLAG’s first fundraiser of 2018 at the 1898 Waverly Inn at 783 N. Main St. in Hendersonville on Jan. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. PFLAG will be celebrating another year of working for equality for all. Come join us and enjoy great barbecue with friends and […]

  Pertussis outbreak situation report

Press release from Henderson County Health Department: I.            Status A.              Number of Cases: 51 – Cases are throughout the community, not only in schools. B.               Numerous individuals in schools and the community have been identified as having close contact with someone who has pertussis. II.          What is Pertussis? A.               Pertussis (whooping cough) is a serious […]

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Asheville bus service to expand on Sundays, evenings

  Press release from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE — In 2018, many of city of Asheville ART buses will run later into the evening. And Sunday/holiday service will extend to all routes. On Jan. 1, eight Asheville Redefines Transit bus routes will add hours to their routes, thanks to additional funding approved by Asheville City […]

4th annual Resolution Run 5k returns to Asheville with new 10 mile event New Year’s Day

From event organizers: New Year’s Resolution Run 5k adds a 10 Mile Distance Running Event and Gets the Ball Rolling for the Entire Family Asheville, NC – What drops faster than a Ball in Times Square? Personal records of course! Runners from all across Western North Carolina and visitors from all around are preparing to […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Saturday, Dec. 16: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on particulate matter in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South […]

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Compete in Fletcher’s 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off, Jan. 27

Press release from Fletcher Parks and Recreation: The Town of Fletcher will host its 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m.-2p.m. at Veritas Christian Academy. The Parks and Recreation department is currently seeking chefs interested in fighting for the 2018 title of best chili in Fletcher! Awards will be given in the […]

Asheville firefighters deliver winter coats to local kids Dec. 18

From the Asheville Fire Fighters Association: Asheville Fire Fighters Association gives coats to local children Asheville Fire Fighters Association – IAFF Local 332 will be handing out coats to local children once again this winter season. Asheville Fire Fighters Association, in partnership with the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina, will be participating […]

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Asheville Outlets offers free pet photos with Santa through Dec. 24

From Asheville Outlets: Your four-legged, furry friends (dogs & cats only please) will have the chance to meet with Santa at Asheville Outlets to share their wish list and have their photos taken during the holidays. The next event occurs Thursday, December 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the Food Court. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will be […]

Dr. Elizabeth Burpee. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Compassion for Life

Four Seasons receives grant to expand palliative care access in WNC

From Four Seasons Compassion for Life: Project ECHO to Expand Palliative Care Access Across the Carolinas Four Seasons Compassion for Life was recently awarded $750,000 from The Duke Endowment for a grant entitled “Project ECHO to Expand Palliative Care Access Across the Carolinas.” In collaboration with Duke University Medical Center, Delta Care Rx and the […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville: Friday, Dec. 15: Moderate (YELLOW)

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on particulate matter in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South […]

Diagnostic Imaging Radiology Technologist, Wendy Miller demonstrates the advanced CT scanning technology available to patients at Park Ridge Health.

Park Ridge Health Diagnostic Imaging earns accreditation for new CT scanner

Press release from Park Ridge Health:   Park Ridge Health is excited to announce its Diagnostic Imaging Center, located at the Main Campus Hospital, has earned the American College of Radiology Accreditation for a new 128-slice CT Scanner.  Park Ridge Health Diagnostic Imaging met the criteria required for this three-year accreditation. This center brings convenient […]

The Collider hosts ClimateCon, March 16-25

Press release from The Collider: Business leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists from across the country will converge this spring on Western North Carolina at a new conference focused on the business challenges and opportunities posed by climate change. ClimateCon 2018 is a project of The Collider, a nonprofit innovation center in Asheville, N.C., focused on catalyzing […]

Registration open for 26th Annual Frostbite Run on Feb. 18 in Fletcher

Press release from iDaph Events: As the mercury drops and Old Man Winter comes sneaking in, we’re ready for all those awesome winter activities that turn cold weather into cool weather: hot chocolate, snowball fights and sledding included! In addition to these almost universal ways to chill when it’s cold, Henderson County has its own unique […]

Vote in RiverLink’s Name That Creek poll by Jan. 1

Press release from RiverLink: If you have ever visited West Asheville Park off Vermont Avenue, you may have walked the wooded trail along Rhododendron Creek. This section of Rhododendron Creek was the site of a stream restoration that RiverLink spearheaded in 2011. Our work continues in this urban watershed through a Name that Creek campaign […]

New Asheville ‘Festivals & Events’ guide connects small businesses to vending opportunities

Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville hosts a wide variety of special events and festivals across the City’s outdoor public spaces. A new booklet, “City of Asheville Outdoor Public Space 2018 Festivals & Events,” serves as a guide to 70 of the 200 or so of them. But it’s more than a listing of what […]

Senators Burr and Tillis introduce Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act

Press release from the office of Richard Burr: On Thursday, Dec. 14, North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis released the following statements regarding the introduction of S. 2225, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act of 2017: “I’m excited today to take a critical step forward in extending the authorization for the Blue […]

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