BLOWING ROCK — Virginia “Ginny” Stevens, the founder and former president of the Blowing Rock Historical Society who served the town of Blowing Rock for over 30 years, died this past week.

RALEIGH – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have announced the changes to Medicare Parts A and B for 2018. Each year, Medicare costs are reexamined to determine if changes need to be made to deductibles, co-pays and out-of-pocket maximums.

ASHEVILLE — Leaders of three managed care organizations, including Vaya Health, that cover more than 50 counties in Eastern and Western North Carolina have formed a new partnership that looks to help propel the Medicaid reform plan proposed by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

As I’ve noted in previous iterations of this column, I have been a “fan of long standing” of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. One of my earliest memories involves watching the Braves win 13 straight games to open the 1982 season on TV on Superstation WTBS, listening to the insights of broad…

The holiday season is here, and so is one of the unhealthiest times of the year for many of us: weight gain, added stress, unhealthy eating and little to no time for exercise, which results in strain on our cardiovascular system. Studies suggest increased cardiovascular disease risk during w…

Obituaries

Wanda Emch Veh passed away in the presence of her loving famil…

Robert F. Veh, 87, of Columbus, N.C., died on Saturday, Novemb…

John “Jack” Porth, 81, of Blowing Rock, N.C., passed away on N…

George F. Regan, 70, of Blowing Rock, N.C., passed away Novemb…