Residents of Mitchell and Yancey County express their concerns to the Independent Monitor

When members of SEARCH attended the Burnsville session of the Independent Monitor’s meeting to hear public comments about how things are going with our local hospital, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH), as well as Mission Hospital in Asheville and other Mission facilities in the region, we expected to hear concerns about access to the charity …

Public Vigil for Health, Saturday September 30th

The Candlelight Vigil to mark the closing and loss of Labor and Delivery services at BRRH will begin at 7:30pm this coming Saturday, September 30th at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine. All who are concerned about the availability of essential healthcare services in our mountain communities are encouraged to attend. Local businesses who wish to …