Leslie walked into the Asheville Humane Society July 24 with a question and a request: “Which two dogs have been here the longest, with the most special needs? I’m here to take them both home with me.”
Lifeguards and aquatic center members saved the life of a 5-year-old boy who slipped under the water and lost consciousness at a swimming pool last month. Those lifeguards were honored at the Monroe City Council meeting July 16.
Atrium’s Levine Children’s Hospital is working to make medical procedures less stressful for kids by distracting them with engaging virtual reality. Children pop on goggles and are suddenly in another head space.
An Iredell County deputy attempting to pick up a pre-purchased engagement ring from a Kay Jewelers Tuesday was turned away because his uniform, which contained a service weapon, didn’t meet store policy, officials say.
Jellyfish blooms happen throughout the summer along the east coast. The jelly’s tentacles can reach more than 49 feet, health officials say, so getting stung is possible even if you don’t spot a jellyfish.
Crystal Mosteller Hopson, the director of Hartman’s Haven Dog Rescue in Hickory, was headed to a longtime-volunteer’s wedding rehearsal Friday when she noticed a brown box with big bold letters that read, “FREE PUPPIES.”
The Greg Olsen Foundation gifted a $2.5 million donation to help build “The HEARTest Yard Pediatric Center,” a pediatric cardiovascular and congenital heart outpatient clinic at Levine Children’s Hospital, according to Atrium Health.