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DHHS names Streater and Krebs as co-acting directors for Broughton Hospital

From the press release from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: RALEIGH – Veteran Broughton Hospital leaders Vivian Streater and Dr. George Krebs have been appointed to serve as co-acting directors for Broughton Hospital while a search is underway for a new chief executive officer. Broughton CEO Tom Mahle is returning to his […]

Circus event planned to raise money for Western Carolina National Alliance on Mental Illness

From the press release: “THE GREATEST SHOW OF COURAGE” – CIRCUS/CARNIVAL/PARADE/FUNDRAISER to combat the stigma of mental illness will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 from Noon – 4 pm at Roger McGuire Green and Reuter Terrace at Pack Square. The event will feature the Runaway Circus, music, wandering performers, artists, a silent auction, raffle, […]

Local surgeon is part of national design team to build reverse shoulder prosthesis

From the press release: August 2012: As part of a nationwide four-member surgeon design team, local orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, M.D., has developed a redesigned humeral component for the reverse shoulder prosthesis, or RSP. The new RSP Monoblock™ shoulder system allows surgeons to use reverse shoulder replacement surgery to help more patients, including those […]

emma’s revolution benefit CD release concert on Sunday, Aug. 26

emma’s revolution, the project of activist musicians Pat Humphries & Sandy O., is all about creating “new standards in the art and culture of social justice.” The duo holds a benefit for National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s DREAM Act Solidarity Bus Trip to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, “to help keep the pressure […]

Keever: McHenry kowtows to special interests

Here’s the latest from Patsy Keever, via her campaign’s email newsletter: Dear friend, We are entering the final three months of the campaign, and Patsy Keever is poised to defeat a weak Republican incumbent in the newly redrawn, and more Democratic, 10th Congressional District. Our polling reveals that voters in the 10th Congressional District are […]

Orthopedics at Mission Hospital ranks among best in the country

From the press release from Mission Health: Becker’s Hospital Review, a leader for up-to-date business and legal information relating to hospitals and health systems, has named Mission Hospital to their list of “100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs.” The list recognizes hospitals that have orthopedic surgical departments that often participate in cutting-edge research, have outstanding […]

Open Hearts Arts Center holding Sept. 19 fundraiser and talent show

Student Talent Show and Fundraiser Wed, Sept. 19th, 6:30-10:00 PM Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803 A benefit to fund the Boundless Art Program Open Hearts Arts Center is a non-profit nationally accredited, community based art program located in West Asheville for differently abled adults. Artists of Open Hearts Art Center […]

Tomato, Tomahto: ASAP and the Market Place team up to host celebration

From the press release: Tomato lovers have, without exaggeration, nearly 1,000 varieties from which to choose a favorite—there are thought to be 600+ heirloom varieties alone. While every single one isn’t available locally, tomato month in ASAP’s Get Local initiative presents the opportunity to buy and taste an impressive number. Tomatoes will abound at tailgate […]

Celebration In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Appalachian Trail

Here’s the press release from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy: Asheville, NC (July 31, 2012) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) with a summer games competition on August 14, 2012 at the Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC. The event will run from […]

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