Buncombe County considers needle exchange program

Two local agencies, the Needle Exchange Program of Asheville and The Steady Collective, provide clean needles and other supplies to help reduce the negative health effects of habitual drug use in Western North Carolina. Now Buncombe County is considering starting a program of its own to combat an increase in diseases transmitted by reusing and sharing needles.

Eat (with) your heart out

Due to federal budget cuts and a consistent demand for its services, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project will have a full plate this year, according to its executive director, Jeff Bachar. And Bachar wants to see community members with full plates of their own during this year's Dining Out for Life fundraiser on Thursday, […]