From WRAL.COM A report in the September issue of Consumer Reports is taking a look at how nearly 2,500 hospitals in the United States rank when it comes to patient success after surgery. Based on nearly three years of Medicare billing claims, Consumer Reports looked at how patients fared after 27 kinds of common procedures, […]
From Smoky Mountain Times: MedWest, which operates three hospitals including one in Swain County, is already coping with a $600,000 loss in revenue due to federal sequestration.
From Tryon Daily Bulletin: Polk County Commissioners expressed their concern this month over repairs to the department of social service (DSS) meeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and generally being done correctly.
From The News Herald: Burke County Sheriff’s officers were treated to a story that sounded like something from a dramatic novel Thursday night when they were called to hear a young woman’s claim of being sold into slavery in Burke County. Heather Clarice Harvey Reyes, 25, of Zelda Court, Hendersonville, was at Frye Hospital in […]
From The Mountaineer: The fourth annual Popcorn Sutton Summer Jam, or “Hillbilly Woodstock,” will return to Maggie Valley this weekend.
Citizen-Times reports that a Mills River man has been charged with murder over 20 years after the incident.
From Hickory Record: An estimated 140,000 gallons of wastewater were spilled from the Burke County Sewer Collection system into the Catawba River basin on Saturday, according to a public notice issued by the county.
From The Associated Press via WLOS: A new North Carolina law allows hunters to install noise suppressors on their rifles and shotguns, making North Carolina the 40th state to legalize suppressors.
From The Sylva Herald: Western Carolina University psychology professor Harold Herzog recently received the 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations and the International Society for Anthrozoology.
From Smoky Mountain News: The recently signed state budget bill will fund the hiring of 19 toxicology analysts for a new western crime lab, expanding available evidence testing in Western North Carolina.
From Black Mountain News: A Sparks book and movie focusing on the college will remind the public of how the institution helped transform art and architecture, Alice Sebrell, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center program director, said.
From WNCN From WNCN staff reports: RALEIGH, N.C. -The State Health Director and Director of the Division of Public Health cited differences with Pat McCrory’s administration in announcing her resignation in an official letter dated July 30. Dr. Laura Gerald wrote, “I acknowledge that I have significant differences and disagreements with many of the policy […]
Press release From Southeast Wise Woman: (Black Mountain, NC) Focusing on herbal education, nourishing foods and women’s empowerment, women from across the Southeast gather for the 9th annual Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference October 11-13, at Lake Eden in scenic Black Mountain, NC. The conference, which has grown to over 1,000 participants will host special national […]
Press release From Park Ridge Health:
Press release From RiverLink: Sundance Power Systems is proud to partner with RiverLink in a summer SunLink benefit, donating 2 percent of residential solar sales to support RiverLink’s efforts protect the French Broad River and the vibrant community that has developed around it. This 2 percent donation will apply to local residential solar systems that […]
A press release from Gov. McCrory’s office: Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Expand in Henderson County Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. will expand its manufacturing facility in Henderson County. The company plans to create 40 jobs and invest more than $35 million over the […]
The Southern Highland Craft Guild has renovated a building in Biltmore Village and will open a gallery there on Friday, Aug. 2. Details here: The Southern Highland Craft Guild, with headquarters at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, has a rich heritage. The Guild was formed in 1930 to promote […]
A tractor-trailer jackknifed on Interstate 240 westbound off Patton Avenue, snarling traffic for Wednesday-morning commuters. WLOS reports there were no injuries and that lanes have now been cleared around Jackson’s curve, where the truck overturned. Below is a photo of the wreck.
From the U.S. Forest Service: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina has updated the recreation map of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. The map is posted online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5425097.pdf. The map identifies the locations of the many recreation sites in the two national forests, as well as the […]
Press release From Children First/Communities in Schools: (Asheville, NC) This past spring, The Cantina Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar in Historic Biltmore Village launched a ‘giveback’ on their new menu, where restaurant-goers could choose to donate one or both of their sides – with the cash value of the sides going to a local nonprofit […]
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Buncombe County. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. This means there are no health impacts expected when air quality is […]