Month: September 2017

Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development

Transylvania Together Podcast of the Transylvania NAACP

Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development

Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development. Mark shares his stories about the history of the area, some of the goals for the county and the wonderful character of our people. With this...

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Mountain maternity wards closing, WNC women’s lives on the line

All of which means that delivering babies is a money loser for small hospitals already struggling to stay afloat. Aside from the substantial inconvenience of significant travel to medical providers, these closures have rural residents concerned that they’ll be put in dangerous situations, including giving birth on the side of the road, at home or with lesser-qualified emergency providers.

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Coverage gap now unavoidable for customers of Mission and Blue Cross

Blue Cross NC has around 70 percent of the state’s private health insurance market, insuring about 3.5 million people in the state. In 16 WNC counties, about 260,000 people have Blue Cross NC health insurance. Without an agreement with Mission, many of the insurer’s customers could find themselves searching for new doctors – or even driving out of state for care. Mission gave Blue Cross NC notice July 5 that it was terminating its contract with the insurer, effective in three months.

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    Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (07/16/2019 legislative day)
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    Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3494) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes; relating to the consideration of House Report 116-125 and an accompanying resolution; relating […]

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