From WLOS: Officials say both Lake Powhatan and the beach there will stay closed as long as bacterial levels stay high in the lake.
From Carolina Public Press: An Asheville-based program that for 30 years has offered women alternatives to incarceration is under new management. Funding for the Women at Risk program, which provides a range of services to women caught up in the criminal-justice system, has gradually been eliminated over the past few years, threatening to end a […]
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 […]
From WRAL: The families originally sued over North Carolina law that bans both partners of a same-sex couple from adopting a child. In an amendment to that complaint, the couples say that North Carolina’s gay marriage ban not only deprives them of rights as a couple, but hurts their children’s well-being.
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 […]
From Citizen-Times: Montreat College would give up its name in a merger planned with Point University, college officials said. Montreat officials announced Monday they were pursuing a merger with the West Point, Ga., university.
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: […]
From WLOS: Allegiant Air is adding its Punta Gorda/Fort Myers route from Asheville Regional Airport.
Press release From Angel Medical Center: (Franklin, NC) An upcoming benefit for Angel Hospice will provide an unforgettable afternoon of relaxation. High Tea with Champagne will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Bloemsma Barn on Patton Road in Franklin. “We have assembled all the makings for just a wonderful afternoon event,” said Bonnie […]
From Black Mountain News: A Toyota 4runner and Sgt. Mike McClanahan’s cruiser were traveling northbound Monday night on Hendersonville Road near the Mountain Energy gas station when the wreck happened, Sgt. Greg Dills said.
From McDowell News: Around 20 people spoke out on various state issues at a Moral Monday protest on the lawn of the McDowell County Courthouse Monday.
From Hickory Daily Record: A Norfolk Southern train derailed Monday afternoon at a railroad crossing on East 2nd Street.
From Tryon Daily Bulletin: Rich Rauschenbach of Saluda and almost 40 other members of the Carolina Brotherhood plan to cycle their way from the Greenville watershed through our area Thursday, Aug. 15. Rauschenbach helped organize the local portion of the charity bicycle ride. This is the second year Lt. Richard Rauschenbach of the Asheville City […]
From Times-News: The annual North Carolina sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 2 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 4.
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 […]
From the Office of the Governor: Raleigh, NC– Governor Pat McCrory signed 18 bills today, including: SB 353 (Sen. Harrington) Health and Safety Law Changes – This bill will enhance the medical and safety standards for North Carolina’s abortion clinics and directs the Department of Health and Human Services to write new safety and professional […]
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Press release from the North Carolina State Fair: Tickets for State Fair concerts go on sale this week, with tickets for Scotty McCreery’s two concerts and Florida Georgia Line expected to be highly sought after. In addition to concert tickets, discounted admission and ride tickets will also go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. […]
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 […]
Here’s the press release from RiverLink: Asheville, NC – Looking for a way to make your beer dollar go farther? Love craft beer and conservation along the French Broad River watershed? Here’s the perfect event for you. RiverLink is thrilled to be the featured nonprofit of the Oskar Blues/Tasty Weasel Making A Difference Monday program. […]
Here’s the press release from the U.S. Forest Service: ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina is urging visitors to the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests to avoid swimming in the creeks, rivers and streams until water levels recede. Water levels are more than a foot above normal in some […]