Dinner with a Doc – “Rotator Cuff Tears & Repairs”

Dinner with a Doc – “Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs”
Presented by Dr. Benjamin Debelak (Orthopedic Surgeon)

unnamedDr. Benjamin Debelak, an orthopedic surgeon with Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, will be presenting the Dinner with a Doc seminar “Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs” on Thursday August 18th, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center – Café. Dr. Debelak will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, he will circulate to visit with guests and answer questions. To attend this complimentary dinner, reservations are required – please call 800.424.DOCS (3627) to RSVP in advance.

Those who suffer from recurrent shoulder pain may have a rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff is a large tendon at the upper end of the arm that helps lift and rotate the arm and stabilize the ball of the shoulder within the joint. A rotator cuff tear can result from an acute injury such as a fall, or chronic wear & tear. Typically there is pain in the front of the shoulder that radiates down the side of the arm – present with overhead lifting or sleeping on the affected side. There may also be pain with routine activities such as combing one’s hair or reaching behind one’s back.

A tear can extend or get larger over time, so do see your orthopedic physician. Diagnosis may include an MRI. There are non-surgical and surgical options for treatment. Non-surgical options include medication, steroid injections and physical therapy. Surgical treatment may be arthroscopic or traditional depending on the extent of the repair needed.

Dr. Debelak completed his medical training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, his Internship and Residency at McLaren-Greater Lansing Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Hughston Orthopedic Hospital. Dr. Debelak is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists at 828.452.4131. The practice is located at 581 Leroy George Drive, Suite 300 in the Outpatient Care Center on the 3rd floor. Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists also features Dr. Paul Cutting, Dr. Gerald King and Kelly Klein, PA-C.

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals. Visit us at www.westerncarolinaortho.com or call 828.452.4131.

Watch for additional “Dinner with the Doc” seminars this year on topics including Senior Heath and Elder Care, Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer. Seminars typically occur on the 3rd Thursday of the month approximately 10 times a year. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and the seminar starts shortly after. Our programs feature a variety of healthcare providers speaking on health topics of interest to you! For more information about this seminar, visit www.myhaywoodregional.com/shoulder.

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This Weekend’s Haywood Happenings

Summer is coming to an end, which means wrapping up vacations & getting ready for going back to school. For those of you who are back home in Haywood County, or those who are here in the WNC Mountains for a last minute getaway, here are some events going on this weekend.

  • HART presents ‘All My Sons’
    The classic play, written by Arthur Miller, will continue it’s run at the HART Theatre in Waynesville this week. There will be performances this week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. For showtimes & tickets, visit their website here.
  • 2016 Annual Fines Creek Bluegrass and BBQ Festival If you like good music & good food, this is the event for you this week! This 2-night event will be held outdoors at the Old Fines Creek School this weekend, August 12 & 13, so bring some blankets & camping chairs and enjoy your weekend. The festivities will include music from local musicians, and performances from the Fines Creek Flatfooters & the Southern Appalachian Cloggers. For tickets & more info on the festival, check out their website here.
  • Inaugural Tri-County Shrine Club’s 4-Wheel Drive and Rat Rod
    Sponsored by Skyland Automotive & The Town of Canton, this event will be held at Camp Hope in Canton this Saturday, August 13, starting at 10am. There will be cars, music, clogging, food, & lots of good company. Tickets start at $10 with all proceeds going to Shriners Hospital. For more info, call 828-507-7695 or 828-736-1444.
  • ‘BBQ FUR You’ Fundraiser
    Head on down to Mad Anthony’s Bottle Shop & Beer Garden on Saturday evening to help raise money for FUR. FUR is an organization that rescues homeless cats and kittens and houses them in their 2,600 square foot sanctuary in Waynesville. There will be live music, BBQ, raffles, & fun for all ages from 5-8pm on August 13. Tickets start at $25 each and can be purchased at The Dog House, Mad Anthony’s or can be purchased online at www.facebook.com/furofwnc. Email Jamie Powell info@furofwnc.org for more info.

What’s Going on in WNC This Weekend

It’s another Thursday and we know that means you’re probably already dreaming about the weekend. Don’t worry, we are too. Some of you might be excited to spend some quality time with Netflix for a few days. Some of you might want to catch up on some much needed sleep. But for those of you who want to get out of the house, we’ve come up with some ideas to keep you busy over the weekend.

  • LEAF Festival in Downtown Asheville

    The 2nd annual LEAF Downtown AVL will take place this weekend, July 30 & 31, in Pack Square Park.

LEAF Downtown AVL will feature a wealth of community partner programming including the return of our Voices of Asheville tent, dozens of family adventures activities, three stages featuring local, regional & national talent, 80+ local culinary and craft arts vendors curated in part by Asheville Grown, roaming performers galore, a one-of-a-kind VIP experience and our second annual LEAF Art Dash 5K.

The event is FREE and will have tons of live music, art, and good food! You can find more info on the festival on their website here.


  • Slice of Life Comedy Showcase

    Head on down to The Social on Tunnel Road in Asheville on Friday night, July 29, for a night full of laughs! There will be two FREE comedy shows back-to-back, with the first show starting at 8pm. For more info on the event, check out their Facebook page here.

  • Folkmoot’s International Festival Day

    Main Street in Waynesville will be closed off to traffic on Saturday, July 30, for their annual Folkmoot International Festival Day! There will be 2 stages for performances & dance lessons, but don’t worry- there will be plenty of dancing in the street, as well.

    For the 2016 Festival groups will travel from China, the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Japan, Peru, Poland, Romania and a special U.S-Mexico collaboration. The 2016 Festival will also include performances by the Eastern Band of Cherokee and other local Appalachian groups.

International Festival is FREE and will run from 10am to 5pm. In addition to the entertainment, there will be all kinds of booths to check out and plenty of great food to enjoy. Go check it out!

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  • Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

    The Waynesville Public Library is hosting their annual book sale starting today, July 28, through Sunday, July 31. The sale opens at 9am each day and will have books priced as low as 50 cents a piece! Head on down to Haywood Street to get in on the great sales and support your local library!


Mountain Luxury at the Lake!

Nestled away in the mountains of Western North Carolina on Lake Junaluska, this spacious home offers an environment of luxury, while still feeling warm & welcoming.


The beautiful stone fireplace & hickory wood flooring give this home a rustic feel. The over-sized windows let you take in nature from almost every single room.

2 laundry rooms, equipped with built-in shelving, cabinets, & work areas | 4 spacious bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms

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The finished basement features an entertainment area with a wet bar & wine chiller.

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With a deck on each floor, this home is perfect for enjoying all the gorgeous views Lake Junaluska has to offer.

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Click here for more info on the property & to get in touch with an agent!

Haywood Happenings

It’s heating up over here in the WNC mountains! Whether you’re trying to find a way to cool off or itching to soak up all that summer sun, there’s an even perfect for you here in our little corner of North Carolina. Here are some “Haywood Happenings” to keep you busy this week:

  • Jesus Christ Superstar at HART

    The classic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar has made it’s way to Haywood County! Performances will be held at HART from now through the end of July. For tickets, show times, and more, visit: www.HartTheatre.org


  • Smokin’ in the Valley Barbecue Festival

    Head on down to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds this Friday & Saturday (7/22-7/23) and taste some of North Carolina’s best BBQ! Tickets are $6 a piece or $10 for a 2-day pass for adults ($1 for children) and get you 2 ounce samples of pork from each participant. Can you say YUM?? Cole slaw, baked beans and samples of local wines will also included with soda, water, and Budweiser products sold nearby. For the live music lineup, tickets, and more info, visit: www.WncBbqFestival.org


  • Happy Wanderer’s Hike to Devil’s Courthouse

    Spend your Thursday morning waking up with a beautiful hike to the top of Devil’s Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hike is short, only a 1 mile round trip, but a little strenuous for those who aren’t used to hiking at 5500 feet above sea level. This is a free event, open to whoever wants to join! Meet at the Senior Resource Center in Waynesville on 7/21 at 6:30am to get your daily dose of nature!


  • Folkmoot USA

    The Annual Folkmoot USA Festival starts this week! The 11-day long celebration has its official kick off Thursday, 7/21, at EagleNest Entertainment Center in Maggie Valley at 6pm with the Friends of Folkmoot Gala. It’s a little pricey, with its cheapest option being 2 tickets for $150, but that includes international food & drinks, 10 group performances with over 200 dancers, and more! For tickets to the event & a calendar of all the events to follow, check out their website at: www.Folkmoot.org


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Great Family Home in Candler! $267,000

Just west of Asheville, in Candler, North Carolina, this family home is move-in ready!


The beautiful kitchen features granite counter tops, brand new appliances, a sky light,
& hardwood floors that cover most of the home


Lower level multi-functional family room has fireplace, with bonus room,
huge laundry & 1/2 bath- the perfect space for hosting guests!

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There is plenty of outdoor space for the kids & pets to play with a huge covered deck,
cemented fenced dog kennel, & an elevated playhouse in back yard!

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Perfect for entertaining & spending time with the ones you love, this family home is waiting on you!

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Maggie Valley Home with View, Waterfall, & Creek!

You can NOT get much closer to living on the Blue Ridge Parkway than you can with this private Maggie Valley home!


Private, corner lot with a rushing stream & picturesque waterfalls just outside Maggie Valley! Now only $250,000!


This Maggie Valley home offers a nice open floor plan, with an abundance of natural light, & vaulted ceilings.


There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor, 1 above with a bathroom, & a loft/bonus room. 2 car garage in unfinished basement & storage.


A beautiful partially covered deck where you can relax & listen to the river flow!


This Maggie Valley home has it all! And now priced at only $250,000!

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7 Things to Do in WNC This 4th of July Weekend

Summer is a busy time here in the mountains of WNC, especially around holidays. With more visitors, there are more activities, but sometimes it’s hard to decide which event is the best fit for you. Are you and your family visiting the mountains for the long 4th of July weekend? Do you live in the area, but don’t have any Independence Day plans yet? We’re here to help. Here are a few things to do in the area to keep you busy this weekend…


  • Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
    Come on down to the HART Theater parking lot (off Pigeon Street in Waynesville) and start off your weekend by checking out some local goods! This farmers market has been around since 2008 and offers a variety of vendors from butchers to florists. The market opens at 8am on Saturday, July 2nd and closes at noon. And don’t worry if you can’t make it to this one- they’re open every Wednesday and Saturday at the same time through November.

  • 32nd Annual Freedom Arts & Craft Show
    Come out and see wonderful local crafters works of art including baskets, chainsaw bears, purses, paintings, and much more! The show will be at the Haywood County Fair Grounds and runs from 9am-4pm on both Saturday & Sunday (July 2 & 3). Admission and parking are free, so bring the whole family and have a fun day learning all about local mountain art! And who knows, you might even end up winning one of the hourly door prizes…
  • Good Company, Good Food, Good Wine
    Looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day without the hassle of cooking for everyone? Do you and your spouse want a night away from the kids? This event might be perfect for you… Bring old friends and make new ones at this “Communal Seating” dinner featuring Chef Sandra. All-inclusive 4 course meal and wine to celebrate 4th of July- Italian Style! The dinner will be held at Grandview Lodge Bed & Breakfast on Saturday, July 2nd at 6pm. Tickets are $45 per person
  • Balsam Range Concert
    WNC’s very own award-winning bluegrass band, Balsam Range, will be performing as a part of the Lake Junaluska Independence Day Celebrations. The concert will be held at Stuart Theater on Saturday, July 2nd at 7:30pm, with tickets starting at $18 per person


  • Lake Junaluska Singers Concert
    Head on back to Stuart Theater on Sunday, July 3rd for a concert put on by the Lake Junaluska Singers. Directed by Dr. Melodie Galloway, the Singers are a 16-voice professional ensemble, which serves as the Ambassador choir for the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church and of the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. The show starts at 7:30pm with tickets starting at $18. If you can’t make it Sunday night, the Singers will also be performing the following night, on July 4th at the same time & place.
  • Waynesville’s Stars & Stripes Celebration
    Come celebrate the 4th of July in small town America, right here in WNC!  The restaurants and shops will be open with live music and entertainment located throughout the district and courthouse lawn from 11am to 3pm on Monday, July 4th. The “Kids on Main” children’s parade starts at the historic Haywood County Courthouse and proceeds down Main Street at 11:00 am. Parade registration begins at 10:00 am on the courthouse lawn. Then, the Haywood Community Band patriotic concert will be held on the courthouse lawn at 2:00pm. Great family fun for all ages!
    The grand finale of the weekend will be a fireworks show over Lake Junaluska on Monday, July 4th. The show will begin at 9:30pm, immediately after the Lake Junaluska Singers concert. The fireworks will be visible from pretty much anywhere around the lake, which is open to the public, but there will be reserved seating at the Lake Junaluska pool.