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COVID-19 ravages Asheville nursing home; 4 dead in 11 days

COVID-19 ravages Asheville nursing home; 4 dead in 11 days

Coronavirus is sweeping through North Carolina nursing homes, claiming an astonishing toll of more than 375 dead.

by May 22, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
The owners of Rise 'n Shine Cafe in Asheville defied local orders requiring restaurants to remain closed to dine-in customers this past weekend as the coronavirus crisis continues. Monday morning (May 18), two Asheville police officers visited the Merrimon Avenue restaurant to warm proprietors that they were violating the public health order./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville restaurant defies public health orders, opens for dine-in customers

Asheville police issued Rise ‘n Shine Cafe a citation Monday morning for defying local public health orders aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19.

by May 18, 2020 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville small biz owners promote wearing of masks with new public awareness campaign

Asheville small biz owners promote wearing of masks with new public awareness campaign

The group’s slogan: “Pro Mask = Pro Asheville.”

by May 15, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
The Asheville Regional Airport, which has seen airport activity drop by 95 percent, is considering making several changes to address concerns about the spread of COVID-19./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville Regional Airport considers new safety measures in wake of coronavirus

One change under consideration: pumping hydrogen peroxide molecules into the air of the airport terminal to act as a disinfectant.

by May 13, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Hannah Randall, CEO of Manna FoodBank in Asheville./ photo by Nick Peters

Asheville’s Manna FoodBank CEO: Food donation chain in near gridlock

For Manna FoodBank in Asheville, the pandemic has The pandemic has amplified the scope of the poverty and hunger it sees in Western North Carolina like nothing before.

by May 8, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville songstress Jane Kramer, the first guest of the Music on the Fly pop-up concert series at the Asheville Regional Airport back in 2016, will represent the airport in the JetStream Music Festival on Wednesday, May 6.

U.S. airport music programs, including Asheville Music on the Fly, featured in virtual JetStream Music Festival

The JetStream Music Festival will feature Asheville songstress Jane Kramer, the first musician featured in the four-year-old Music on the Fly program at the Asheville Regional Airport.

Asheville chef and restauranteur Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani

Asheville restaurant newcomers: Some of what’s still coming, and when

New Asheville restaurants still in the works include Tacos El Gallo, Pachamama5, Jettie Rae’s, Asheville Proper and more.

by May 6, 2020 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Courtroom essentials for Buncombe County Superior Court Judge Alan Thornburg now include gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, as well as masks for courtroom personnel./ Photo courtesy of Cindy Crawford, judicial assistant.

Pandemic speeds action on criminal justice reforms in Asheville

One of the biggest immediate impacts has been the release of about 200 people from the Buncombe County jail, a long-sought after goal by some local officials who want to convert the county jail from a holding pen for low-level, nonviolent, poor suspects to a lockup reserved for serious offenders.

by May 4, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Antony Chiang, CEO of Dogwood Health Trust, the foundation that was created out of the sale of Mission Health to HCA Healthcare.

Dogwood Health Trust CEO: We’re fighting to flatten the curve; stay home

Dogwood Health Trust’s investment to battle COVID-19 so far: $10 million.

by March 25, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville public health officials brace for possible measles outbreak

Asheville public health officials brace for possible measles outbreak

Measles spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing, and can live for up to two hours in the airspace where a person sick with measles has been.

by May 6, 2019 0 comments Asheville News

Hacked! Computer virus infects Asheville’s National Climatic Data Center

A virus attacked National Climatic Data Center computers recently and did serious damage to the machines rank as the world’s largest repository of climate data, according to word on the street. Data center officials aren’t saying much publicly, but I’m hearing that a computer worm got into center computers and brought its operating system down. I’ve heard the damage has[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 7 comments Asheville News