Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Recycle old and unwanted cell phones with RiverLink

RiverLink is accepting old cell phones as part of a recycling program through the months of July and August. 

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates American consumers discarded 2.44 million tons of e-waste in 2016. That number continues to grow as more people own smart phones.

RiverLink offers a recycling program as an ongoing community service throughout the year to combat e-waste.  This recycling program also acts a fundraising event for our education and outreach programs. Through our partnership with GRC Wireless Recycling, we receive at least 50 cents for every phone recycled- even if the screen is cracked or the phone is outdated.

Starting Monday, July 18th, RiverLink will accept old phones regardless of condition or age.  The goal is to keep these phones out of landfills where dangerous chemicals can leach into the groundwater. We will accept phones until Wednesday, August 31.

The RiverLink office is located at 170 Lyman Street and is open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Should you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Justin Young at 828-252-8474 ext 17 or justin@riverlink.org

JPS shareholder Lawrence Byerly retires

Johnson Price Sprinkle PA (JPS) announces the retirement of Lawrence F. (Larry) Byerly and the JPS Boone office new location at 1675 Blowing Rock Road, Suite 301 ~ Boone, NC 28607. 

The public is invited to an Open House to celebrate Larry's retirement and see JPS' new office location in Boone on Tuesday, August 2nd, 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  All are welcome!

JPS Shareholder Lawrence F. Byerly:
JPS Larry ByerlyLarry grew up in Charlotte, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During his college years he began working in 1966 with a local CPA firm and later served his active duty time with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. After his graduation from UNC-Charlotte, Larry continued his public accounting career on a full-time basis, earning his CPA certificate in 1971.
Larry and his family moved to the NC mountains in 1973 where he briefly worked for a real estate developer. In 1975, he started his own CPA firm in Boone, which eventually went through a series of mergers, ultimately becoming the Boone office of Johnson Price Sprinkle PA in February 2009, when he became a JPS Shareholder.
For over forty years Larry has been dedicated to Boone’s clients, people, community and profession. He has logged many hours throughout the years providing taxation services and helping clients to Be Greater. He has been a strong community advocate and has served on many committees and boards of directors, most recently, Boone Chamber of Commerce, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute-Small Business Center, Church of the Holy Cross, and the Episcopal Church Diocese of WNC.
"I have had a very rewarding career in public accounting, working with many wonderful clients and co-workers, and with many opportunities to give of myself to others. I hope to continue doing that, even in retirement, through my community and church activities. To my clients, I say thank you." Larry Byerly.
In retirement, Larry looks forward to spending more time with family, staying active in the community, and, exploring new interests, activities, and ideas.
Benjamin C. Hamrick, JPS CEO and Shareholder, shares "Larry has provided tireless support to the firm’s clients and the Boone area throughout the years. His hand has touched many Watauga County efforts. On behalf of our entire firm, we thank and congratulate Larry and wish him the best in retirement."



VF Outlet partners with United Way for annual Back to School Supply Drive

VF Outlet is partnering with the United Way for their annual Back to School Supply Drive. 

Stop by VF Outlet, located in Asheville Outlets, and bring a new, empty backpack to donate. Everyone who makes a donation will receive 10% off a future purchase. Backpacks will also be available for purchase and donation at the register, while supplies last.

VF Outlet will be collecting backpacks until July 29th. They will then be taken to the United Way and stuffed full of loose school supplies. The full backpacks will benefit students of Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools.

Dr. Alyson Miletich joins Pardee OB/GYN Associates

Pardee Hospital announced today that obstetrician and gynecologist Alyson Miletich, M.D., has joined Pardee OB/GYN Associates effective Monday, July 18.

Dr. Miletich is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Pardee OB/GYN Associates. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Miletich earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville.

She is committed to helping her patients achieve optimal health and wellness. In addition to general obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Miletich's areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery for gynecological problems; treatment of menstrual disorders, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence; adolescent and adult female wellness; and prenatal care. To contact Pardee OB/GYN Associates, call 828-696-0897.