Also, the One Buncombe emergency relief fund for Asheville and Buncombe County has topped $1 million in donations, and more.
At Masks of Love, a small dedicated band of doctors, home sewers, business owners, professional seamstresses and other volunteers are working around the clock to produce face masks.
Mission Hospital registered nurses will vote by secret ballot in the next 20 days or so on whether to join the National Nurses United union.
Word of the unionization effort at Mission Health follows a recent public outcry over deteriorating work conditions at the hospital, which was recently purchased by HCA Healthcare.
Also, Asheville has organized a chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and more.
Mission Health has more than 700 job openings in Western North Carolina. The number on staffing need: registered nurses.
Also, the Asheville Fringe Festival is in full swing, and much more.
Also, the Asheville Regional Airport is on track to break the 1 million passenger mark, and much more.
Also, the Continental Lounge restaurant opens on Friday, and more.
A $3.5 million operating budget deficit for the city of Asheville this coming fiscal year can be trimmed to $1.7 million, city staffers told Asheville City Council members Thursday.
HCA Healthcare operates about 300 hospitals and surgery centers across the U.S.