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New Products at The Market on Oak

The Market on Oak has welcomed several new product makers already this year. Our first new artist feature is Kimberly Gunter of Body Kneads.  Kimberly lives in Celo and makes cold-pressed handmade soaps, lip balms, body butters, healing balms as well as men's skin care and a new line of beard care. All of her soaps are made one small batch at a time. They are blended, poured into a (more)

Mike Brown Subaru Donation to MANNA FoodBank

26,000 Meals! That's how many people the MANNA FoodBank can feed locally with the $8639.00 check that Mike Brown Subaru gave to them Thursday.  This was part of Subaru's Share the Love Event held in December and January.

Tandus Centiva Donates Powerbond Carpeting

Mars Hill University has received a donation of Powerbond carpeting from Tandus Centiva for Bailey Mountain Apartments, a residential hall located on the Mars Hill campus. Professional installation services were donated by PBI Asheville. The donation was arranged by Padgett and Freeman architects of Asheville, NC, the firm which is designing Mars Hill's newest building project, Ferguson (more)

Mission Named Top 100 Hospital

Mission Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM,  a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.  This marks the seventh time Mission Hospital has been recognized with this honor. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and (more)

Pinewood Derby at Mike Brown Ford Subaru

The first Annual Toe River District Pinewood Derby was held  Saturday at Mike Brown Ford - Subaru in Spruce Pine.  The 5 races held on Saturday was the culmination of many hours work by Cub Scouts grade 1 - 5.  In addition to the (more)

Hospitalist Program Started at Blue Ridge Regional

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) recently initiated a hospitalist program to provide patients with a hospital-based physician to coordinate their care while in the facility. Hospitalist programs are a common fixture in many hospitals today, allowing specially trained physicians to treat patients in the inpatient setting. This allows primary care physicians the option to focus on treating (more)

Dellinger's Partners with Mayland

Dellinger’s Christian Book and Gift Shop in Spruce Pine is participating in Mayland Community College’s Adult Education/GED® program Partner-in Education and Employment Program.
The College appreciates the dedication and professional partnership developed between this business and Mayland. Each community partner assists Mayland in sharing the word regarding Adult (more)

AngioScreen Available at WMC February 24

On Tuesday, February 24th, Watauga Medical Center (WMC) will offer AngioScreen® - a simple, non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide men and women with information about heart rhythm, neck and leg artery blockage, blood pressure, and body mass index in addition to an overall fitness assessment. The cost of the screening is $20 and vouchers may be (more)

Premier Insurance Opens Spruce Pine Office

Premier Insurance Services held their official grand opening and ribbon cutting for their Spruce Pine office on Friday, November 7th. Premier Insurance is a local agency with 15 years experience to answer all your questions about health care. If you need someone to talk to about (more)