“With so many kids in the GAL program, our office is overwhelmed with cases, and we have a critical need for volunteers to represent children’s best interests in court.”
The Children’s Center of Transylvania County will hold its “Ride for a Child” motorcycle rally on Saturday, Sept. 21. The fundraiser will raise money and awareness for the center’s programs to combat child abuse and neglect.
In truth, I’d rather not write about child abuse, even from a prevention point of view, because it’s something I’d rather not think about. But not wanting to think or talk about a thing, unfortunately, doesn’t make it go away.
A story in the Nov. 17 News and Observer, “N.C. shifts school crimes law,” makes me wonder if we have lost our collective minds in North Carolina (read the article at http://avl.mx/prot). Our legislators and governor signed into law the decriminalization of school principals reporting suspected crimes, including sex offenses. It should not only be […]
Former Buncombe County Republican Party chair Chad Nesbitt announced today on WWNC radio’s “The Matt Mittan Show” that he’s planning an Aug. 28 rally in downtown Asheville to protest the Aug. 21 GoTopless rally. He said the demonstration will be held at 2 p.m. in Pack Square Park and invited the public to attend.
Our VOINCAs the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan grind on, another threat is growing here at home. And though it’s invisible, it has the same potential to spawn abuse, maiming and death. This threat targets the families and loved ones of untreated or poorly treated soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and other emotional conditions […]