Aeroflow Healthcare Donates Respiratory Equipment to Treat Nicaraguan…

Aeroflow Healthcare Donates Respiratory Equipment to Treat Nicaraguan Children Aeroflow Healthcare, an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company, announced today a donation of four pediatric nebulizers and 30 inhaler spacers to treat Nicaraguan children suffering from respiratory disorders such as asthma or chronic bronchitis. Dr. Teresa Herbert of Park Ridge Hospital in Hendersonville, NC treating a Nicaraguan child. ASHEVILLE, N.C. (PRWEB) June 07, 2018 After learning that Dr. Teresa Herbert of Park Ridge Hospital in Hendersonville, NC was joining her daughter on a mission in Nicaragua and needs respiratory equipment, Aeroflow made the donation to extend its caring reach across the continent and improve the quality of life of Nicaraguan children… Read More

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Homebuyers stymied by Asheville’s high cost look beyond the city limits

BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: High housing prices in Asheville are pushing many homebuyers to outlying areas, where their dollars tend to stretch a bit farther. Images courtesy of Town and Mountain Realty It’s no news that Asheville-area housing costs keep climbing. In the last five years, the median sales price for site-built, single-family homes in Asheville jumped from $210,000 to $315,000, according to Multiple Listing Service data. That’s left many longtime city residents shaking their heads in wonder, and even some new arrivals may be surprised by what they find here these days. One strategy for homebuyers is simply to spend more. “People will call me all the time and… Read More

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NC officials assess damage from fatal mudslides

Stock photo SALUDA — Officials in one North Carolina county are assessing damage from floods and mudslides in hopes of qualifying for federal disaster aid. The Times-News of Hendersonville reports Polk County crews and engineers with the state Transportation Department were assessing damage to homes, roads and bridges. One person died in the storms, which dumped up to 6 inches of rain in three hours Friday night. Authorities say a couple was trying to escape their home when the mudslide occurred. The husband survived being swept away while the wife was trapped between the house and a carport. Her body was recovered Saturday morning. Officials haven’t released their names. Duke… Read More

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Democratic candidates differ on Balfour Parkway, NC 191

For the first time in many years, Democratic voters have a primary election choice for a seat on the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. Michelle Antalec and Patricia “Pat” Sheley, both residents of Flat Rock, are running for the nomination for the District 1 seat currently held by county commission Chairman Michael Edney, who has no opponent in the Republican primary. Antalec, a risk manager for a corporation, has a degree in political science from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., and a masters in finance from Louisiana State University. She has lived in Flat Rock since November 2015. Sheley is a retired psychiatric mental health nurse with 40 years of… Read More

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Stop the Balfour Parkway group issues response to NCDOT presentation

Press release from Stop the Balfour organization: Hendersonville, NC, – The Henderson County Commissioners meeting on April 18 included a workshop with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) on the Balfour Parkway project. The purpose of the workshop was to allow the Commissioners to question NCDOT about the Project. As an introduction, Lyuba Zuyeva, a representative of French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Office (FBRMPO) stated that the Balfour Parkway Project is in anticipation of 52,000 residents expected to move to this area in the coming years. Kristina Miller of NCDOT subcontractor RK&K led the NCDOT presentation of the Project status. She said that the Grimesdale neighborhood is being reviewed… Read More

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Oklahoma Teachers Declare End to Nine-Day Strike

Most Oklahoma teachers will return to school on Friday, putting an end to a nine-day strike that resulted in pay raises and boosted state funding for education. The demonstrations, which sent teachers by the tens of thousands to the state Capitol each day schools were closed, represented the strongest labor action the conservative state has seen in several decades.

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Full-service independent publishing company Lioness Press launches in Hendersonville

Press release from Lioness Press: Lioness Press is a new start-up publishing company and publishing services provider owned and operated by Hendersonville resident, Williamaye Jones. Lioness Press aims to release fiction and non-fiction that feeds the soul and makes us think about ourselves and how we live in the world around us. “I like books with meat,” Ms. Jones said, “something that helps me, educates me, makes me think, something that I can relate to.”

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