Christine Robinson

Looking for a Haystack in a Pile of Dirty Needles

The chances of encountering a used syringe in Asheville are going up, as reflected by the Buncombe County Health Department numbers, but the occurrence of finding needles is also spreading outside of the downtown area. One mother is calling out the mayor and city council to do something.

Can This Group Spare Us Some Change?

Concerned citizens, business owners, advocacy group leaders, and City Council Member gather to find solutions to the real problems we are facing in Asheville.

Ashevillians Address Rising Crime & Diminishing Tourism

Local business and nonprofit leaders gathered together to create a coalition on solving homelessness and crime issues in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Mayfel’s Restaurant Goes Back to its Cajun Creole Cuisine

Mayfel's Restaurant in downtown Asheville is "Bringin' the Bayou to the Blue Ridge" under new owners, Anthony and Sherrye Coggiola. The new menu is a sensory delight of Cajun and Creole flavors.

Medical Misdiagnosis Devastates Local Family

Diagnosing medical issues is very complicated, but misdiagnosis is devastating for the patient and their family, especially when the misdiagnosis is perpetuated.

Citizens Speak Out About Safety and Homelessness, Present Plans

Homelessness and crime in Asheville have been in the news a lot lately, especially since the Washington, DC-based National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) made its $73,000 recommendations to the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee (HIAC), Asheville City Council, and Buncombe County Commissioners on January 25th. The plan, called Within Reach, for all of its cost, […]

Local Spiritual Group Teaches of Divine Love and Spiritual Freedom

Learn how Soul achieves freedom from the limitations of mind, emotions, karma, and reincarnation. Divine Guidance—As Close As Your Heartbeat, an ECK Light and Sound Service, will be presented on Sunday, March 12th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 22 Westgate Parkway.

South College Asheville Launches First Physician Assistant Program

The South College Asheville Physician Assistant program officially launched on Jan. 23 with the first class of 84 students who are pursuing a Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Enrollment is now open for the next cohort, which starts in January 2024.

Record Numbers Attended ‘The Asheville Celtic Festival’

The Asheville Celtic Festival was the perfect family outing, with kids of all ages enjoying the music, food, athletics, historic lectures that included NC history, and sword fighting demonstrations.

Celebrate Scottish Heritage at the 2023 Asheville Celtic Festival

Haggis, whiskey, swords, and kilts at the WNC Ag Center Dress for the period if you wish, and come celebrate Scottish and Irish heritage.