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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)

Duke Energy Offers Helping Hand


Duke Energy is now offering energy makeovers for homes for income-qualified Duke Energy homeowners. The Helping Home Fund is a $20 million program approved by the NC Utilities Commission during the 2013 Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas rate cases. The program is administered by (more)

Cannon Memorial Honors Volunteers


Cannon Memorial Hospital volunteers were honored for their dedicated service at a luncheon recently. Eighteen volunteers were presented with hourly recognition pins to recognize each individual’s service to the hospital, ranging from 100 to 11,000 hours.  Special recognition was given to twelve volunteers for five years of service, five volunteers in recognition of ten years (more)

You Are Invited to Come In and Meet the New Owners of the Nu Wray Inn


          Western North Carolina’s oldest operating inn, a place that has hosted the likes of Mark Twain, Elvis Pressley and Jimmy Carter, is under new ownership. The Nu Wray Inn was purchased this fall by two couples from the Asheville area – Joey and Jill Farmer and Eric and Christy Wilson. (more)

30 Years of Small Business Support


The Small Business Center Network of the NC Community College System is celebrating 30 years of providing support and assistance to small businesses and start-ups across North Carolina. Small Business Centers (SBCs) are located at each of the state’s 58 community colleges, providing confidential business counseling and seminars to small business owners and entrepreneurs. (more)

Altec Ribbon Cutting for New Expansion


County and Town officials gathered at Altec on Thursday for a celebration ribbon cutting for the plant’s new addition to the design engineering department. The 8600 square foot addition will accommodate 45 employees and allow the company to keep expanding its work force that has (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)