RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is investigating recent reports of severe lung disease after vaping, it said Aug. 16. Three patients have been hospitalized in North Carolina since late July, and similar cases have been reported from other states, includin…

BOONE — Stories of people who can’t afford their medication, having to choose between work and health and much more were discussed by a group of stakeholders representing Ashe and Watauga counties and agencies that cover northwest North Carolina during a meeting on the effects of the lack of…

ASHEVILLE — The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Appalachian Regional Commission and a matching $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. The new funding is designated to continue the…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett , GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees of what will become the largest U.S. newspaper company.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about a lawsuit against novelist Nicholas Sparks by the former headmaster of the school the author founded, The Associated Press, citing testimony from Sparks, reported that former headmaster Saul Hillel Benjamin accepted severance of $150,000 to resig…