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Join us for a free and public conversation about the welfare of Western North Carolina’s children during the next Carolina Public Press Newsmakers forum, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville.

This will be your chance to hear from and talk with some of the state and region’s leading experts who both serve children and analyze their needs — from the courts to health care to public policy development — as we explore what issues are most impacting the well-being of children across Western North Carolina.

Panelists will be Jennifer Nehlsen, the district administrator at Guardian ad Litem for the 28th District, Glenda Weinert, chair of the N.C. Child Care Commission, Dr. Susan Mims, vice president for Children’s Services at Mission Hospital and executive medical director for Mission Children’s Hospital, and Natasha Adwaters, director of community supports at Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County. Journalists with Carolina Public Press will moderate the event, which includes networking, a panel discussion and audience Q&A. The event is sponsored by Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.

Seating is limited and RSVPs are required (tickets available below). Carolina Public Press will live-stream the forum for those who are unable to attend in person, so RSVP for details on how to connect remotely.

For more information, please call Carolina Public Press at 828-774-5290 or email us at

Carolina Public Press thanks the following event sponsors:

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College logo
Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studiens of Asheville logo

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Angie Newsome was the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at

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