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Moral Monday organizers announce next steps, including local rallies

Full announcement from the Advancement Project: (Raleigh, NC) – Thousands of people from across the state rallied outside the North Carolina General Assembly yesterday for the 13th Moral Monday demonstration. The event culminated with a mass march to the State Capitol, flooding many blocks of downtown Raleigh with the movement’s largest crowds yet. And while […]

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital to build new medical office building in Spruce Pine

Press release From Mission Health: SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (July 30, 2013) – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Board of Trustees has approved a plan to build a new medical office building to be located on the hospital campus in Spruce Pine. The building will house several medical practice offices and an outpatient surgery suite. Design of […]

State GOP distances itself from WNCGOP twitter account, sexist remarks about Rep. Fisher

A spokesperson for the North Carolina Republican Party has distanced the organization from the WNCGOP twitter account, emphasizing that the anonymous user behind the account is not connected with the official party and that it doesn’t condone remarks last Thursday calling Asheville Rep. Susan Fisher a “shrew” and “an argument for eugenics.” From NBC Charlotte: […]

New physician Dr. Lindsay Herbert joins Mission Community Medicine Old Fort

Press release From Mission Health: OLD FORT, N.C. (July 29, 2013) – Mission Community Medicine Old Fort, an affiliate of McDowell Hospital, welcomes Lindsay Herbert, DO, as the newest physician at the practice. “We are delighted to have Dr. Herbert as part of the team at Community Medicine Old Fort,” said Lynn Boggs, President and […]

Asheville Assistant City Manager Jeff Richardson leaving to take Cleveland County post

The Shelby Star is reporting that Asheville Assistant City Manager Jeff Richardson is leaving to take the job of Cleveland County Manager. Richardson, who’s served in his post in Asheville since 2001, was made one of three senior staff directly under City Manager Gary Jackson in a reorganization earlier this year. Currently, Richardson oversees the […]

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