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Mission Health announces intent to withdraw from BCBSNC network if negotiations fail

Press release from Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (July 5, 2017) – Today, Mission Health announced it has delivered  notice of intent to terminate its contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) if ongoing negotiations fail to reach an agreement.  The notice establishes a specific deadline for new contracts to be in […]

A champion liar comes to The Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center

Press release from Madison County Arts Council: Growing up in a family where it was always the responsibility of the listener to decide whether or not a story was true, Bil Lepp became adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances at an early age. Audiences all across the country have been delighted by Bil’s hilarious tales […]

Farrah’s Cherokee Casinos quarterly community giving report

Press release from Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos: The word volunteerism is described as the use or involvement of volunteer work and community service; a word that Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos proudly embodies. Devoted to the Caesars Code of Commitment, the employees of Harrah’s Cherokee strive to make the communities in which they live and work healthy and […]

Report shows Asheville’s home prices increased by 8.9 percent

Press release from COreLogic:  IRVINE, Calif., July 5, 2017 – CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI™) and HPI Forecast™ for May 2017 which shows home prices are up strongly both year over year and month over month. Home prices nationally increased year […]

Asheville Regional Airport unveils new gallery exhibit

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: (Asheville, N.C.) The Art Gallery at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) unveiled a new exhibit, Origin, on display through October 29, 2017. The exhibit features artwork from four artists whose work reflects the western North Carolina region. Acrylic paintings by Kim Rody Kopp welcome summer to the mountains with her […]

Asheville YMCA launches major renovation project

Press release from Asheville YMCA:  Asheville, N.C., July 5, 2017 – The YMCA of Western North Carolina has broken ground on a $2.5 million renovation of the Asheville Y. Facility upgrades include: 2,400-square-foot expansion of the Wellness Center, complete with additional fitness equipment and stretching space, plus new flooring, lights, and fans Higher ceiling to […]

Air quality forecast for Tuesday, July 4: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. For the ridge tops, it is a code green air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range.  WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, […]

New administrators named at three local schools

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools:  Henderson County Public Schools has named three new administrators for the 2017-2018 school year, effective July 1. These include Ashley Newcomer as the new Principal of Sugarloaf Elementary, Tammy Irish as Assistant Principal at Hendersonville High and Bruce Gilliam as Assistant Principal of Flat Rock Middle. Newcomer, succeeding […]

Jerry Jacover presents ‘Murdoch’s Curse’ to benefit the Barn Alliance, July 17

Press release: Good friend and member of the Appalachian Barn Alliance, Jerry Jacover, has offered to do a FREE Book Talk about his novel– Murdoch’s Curse—A Saga of western North Carolina—to benefit the ABA. Join us on Monday, July 17 at 7pm at The Depot in downtown Marshall. After hearing about Jerry’s process in writing […]

Storylady Gwenda Ledbetter performs with bluesman Scott Ainslie at Habitat Tavern, July 28

Press release: David Joe Miller presents an incredibly special and rare WORD show, planned for Friday July 28th at Habitat Brewing and Commons featuring Asheville’s own original Story Lady, Gwenda Ledbetter and acclaimed blues musician and music historian, Scott Ainslie from Vermont. The doors will open at Habitat Commons, 174 Broadway in downtown Asheville at […]

Park Ridge Health welcomes new psychologist to its behavioral health team

Press release: Cynthia King, PsyD, is joining Park Ridge Health’s expanding Behavioral Health Care team on July 17, 2017. Dr. King is a Clinical Psychologist with nearly a decade of experience in behavioral health research, patient assessment and care. Licensed by the North Carolina Psychology Board, Dr. King earned both her masters and doctorate degrees […]

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