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National Seniors group to present award to Meadows

Here’s the press release from the Mark Meadows campaign. Meadows, a Republican, is running against Democrat Hayden Rogers, to represent the 11th Congressional District, which includes much of western and northern Buncombe County. HENDERSONVILLE, NC – The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s largest conservative seniors organization with over 7.2 million senior supporters, will be presenting […]

National Women’s Political Caucus endorses Keever

Here’s the press release from the Patsy Keever campaign. Keever, a Democrat, is running against Republican incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry in the 10th Congressional District, which includes most of Asheville. Asheville—The Patsy Keever for Congress campaign today announced the recent endorsement of her campaign by the National Women’s Political Caucus and released the following statement: […]

Park Ridge Health announces classes, support groups for Sept. 3-9

Press release From Park Ridge Health Upcoming Classes and Events To pre-register for any of these free events, please call 855.PRH.LIFE. CREATION Health Series Mondays, September 10 – October 29 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wellness Department at Park Ridge Health 50 Doctors Drive, Suite 2 FREE This class series addresses health from a Christian perspective […]

Mission’s Chief Nurse Officer expands role to become Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services

Press release From Mission Health Mission Health Chief Nursing Officer Expands Role to become Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services Leads Effort to Optimize Care Delivery Across the System ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 31, 2012) – Mission Health today announced that Kathy Guyette, RN, MSN, previously Chief Nursing Officer, will expand her role to become Senior […]

North Carolina begins using new food code starting this Saturday

From the Star News: North Carolina on Saturday will begin using the federal food code governing restaurants and other food establishments. “These new rules allow us to keep up with changes in food preparation techniques, while keeping public health and safety in mind,” said David Rice, New Hanover County health director. The N.C. General Assembly […]

Poor health ranking prompts Avery County to improve clinical care

From the Avery Journal: Avery County Health Department is working with Toe River Health District and Cannon Memorial Hospital to address the startling findings of a study that ranked Avery County as having the worst clinical care of any county in North Carolina. The county health rankings study was sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation […]

Join Friends of the Smokies for a waterfall hike on Big Creek, Thursday, Sept. 20

(Enjoy the clear cool waters at Midnight Hole while hiking with Friends of the Smokies along Big Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park — photo by Danny Bernstein) Press release from Friends of the Smokies Discover beautiful waterfalls and a choice swimming hole while hiking with Friends of the Smokies in Great Smoky Mountains […]

State Employees Association of N.C. won’t endorse candidate in governor’s race

From the News & Observer: RALEIGH, N.C. — The State Employees Association of North Carolina’s political committee isn’t endorsing anyone in the race for governor, a boost for Republican Pat McCrory after the group endorsed his Democratic rival four years ago and prompted a campaign cash injection. The 55,000-member union for state workers and retirees […]

Labor Day gas prices: North Carolinians, most states will see highest gas prices so far this year

Press release from For Labor Day weekend, American consumers in 45 states will likely see the highest fuel prices they’ve ever seen at this time of year. Only motorists in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming will be spared from record-high prices at the pump. “The average motorist will be laboring a bit […]

Rogers endorsed by sportsmen and animal owners group

Here’s the press release from the Hayden Rogers campaign. Rogers is facing a challenge from Republican Mark Meadows in the race for the 11th Congressional District of WNC. Brasstown, NC – Hayden Rogers, Democratic candidate in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, announced today that he has been endorsed by the bipartisan Sportsmen’s and Animal Owners’ […]

North Carolina Prosperity Project will hold Sept. 20 candidate forum

Full announcement from North Carolina Prosperity Project: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Nathan Babcock, political director at the North Carolina Chamber, a nonpartisan business advocacy organization, has announced that the organization’s political program, the North Carolina Prosperity Project, in collaboration with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, will host a candidate forum on Thursday, September 20 from […]

State’s numbers rise for residents lacking health insurance

U.S. Census Bureau figures show the numbers of uninsured residents in North Carolina has climbed to 19.1 percent, the highest in five years. Western North Carolina counties were predominantly higher than that average, with five counties above 24.1 percent (Graham, Macon, Jackson, Avery, Alleghany). Buncombe County fell into the second highest tier, with between 20.1 […]

‘No papers, no fear’ tour makes stop in West Asheville Aug. 30

Press release from No Papers, No Fear Over the last six years, immigrants and advocates in Western North Carolina have been organizing against racial profiling, deportations, and the use of police check points targeting Latinos and undocumented immigrants. These practices have eroded the trust between local police and Latino communities. Additionally, in November 2011, Immigration […]

Mission Health responds to state’s rejection of Fletcher endoscopy suite

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2012) – Mission Health’s application for a Certificate of Need (CON) for an endoscopy suite at the Mission Pardee Health Campus in Fletcher, N.C. was declined today following a 5 month application process. At present, Mission Health has no further information as to “why” the application […]

Box Creek Wilderness adds 1800 acres to natural heritage area

Press release from Unique Places Unique Places announces that the 3,300-acre Box Creek Wilderness on the Rutherford-McDowell county line has recently been expanded to a total of 5,100 acres through the acquisition of two additional parcels of 200 acres and 1,600 acres. With the greater than 50% expansion of the total contiguous parcel size, the […]

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