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Mission Health offers whooping cough prevention online

Press release from Mission Health: Henderson County health officials have confirmed another case of whooping cough (pertussis), bringing the total to eight in the area. More than 1,000 people have come in contact with the students already diagnosed with the illness, and preventative measures can be taken. In response to news of this outbreak of […]

UPDATE: Hendersonville Police release names of suspect and officer in shooting

  Press release from the city of Hendersonville: HENDERSONVILLE — Around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, the Hendersonville Police Department responded to the scene of an undercover drug investigation at the Walmart Super Center. A suspect, who was being placed under arrest and attempted to escape, was shot. The officer involved reported that the […]

ARTeries Boutique opens an alterations and tailoring atelier in West Asheville

Press release from ARTeries Boutique: We are now O P E N for Alterations and Tailoring, Custom Clothing & Costumes, Sewing Classes & Workshops Our regular hours are Monday – Friday 9am-3pm. Additional evening and weekend hours by Appointment and or posted on our ARTeries Google Calendar . Grand Opening of ARTeries Mobile Boutique ‘s […]

Tryon school counselor gets prison term for Medicaid fraud

Press release from the Department of Justice, Western District of North Carolina: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Joseph Frank Korzelius, 47, of Tryon, N.C. was sentenced yesterday to 24 months in prison for fraudulently billing Medicaid for more than $450,000 in false claims for mental and behavioral health services he did not provide, announced R. Andrew Murray, […]

Crisis intervention and heating program funds available

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: BUNCOMBE COUNTY — The Crisis Intervention Program and Low Income Energy Assistance Program provides federal funds to low-income families in a heating or cooling crisis or to those who are in danger of experiencing a life-threatening or health-related emergency and sufficient, timely and appropriate assistance is […]

“Hidden Figures” NASA pioneer Christine Darden to speak in Asheville

Press release from the Asheville School: ASHEVILLE — The 2016 best-seller Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, which inspired the hit movie of the same name, features the lives of groundbreaking African-American women who overcame segregation and discrimination in the 1960s to play integral roles in the space program throughout their careers. Christine Darden is […]

Hendersonville Police release statement on fatal officer-involved shooting

Statement from Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake: HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Around 11 p.m. last night, Hendersonville Police Department responded to the scene of an undercover drug investigation at the Walmart Super Center, shot a suspect who was being placed under arrest and attempted to escape. The officer involved reported that the suspect appeared to be […]

A Swannanoa Solstice holiday concert tunes up Dec. 17

Press release from Diana Wortham Theatre: ASHEVILLE — Recording artists Al Petteway, Amy White and Robin Bullock lead the annual holiday concert “A Swannanoa Solstice,” Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. In this annual winter holiday celebration, now in its 15th year, musicians Petteway, White […]

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