Rootabaga! Live Performance at the Carl Sandburg Home

rootabaga285

A singing and dancing extravaganza from July 31st to August 9th – all set in Sandburg’s fairy tale land: Rootabaga Country. Continue reading

87th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Sept Shindig bq

The 87th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, a ticketed event at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, takes place nightly Thursday through Saturday, July 31 – August 2. Continue reading

Do You Always Use Your Turn Signal?

TurnSignal

Forget distracted driving. A new study says there’s a far more serious problem that’s responsible for as many as 2 million accidents annually. Continue reading

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Grand Opening on August 3rd

Sierra-Nevada-Logo5

More than two years after first breaking ground, Sierra Nevada’s new North Carolina brewery is almost ready to open in Mills River. Continue reading

Get in Gear for the New School Year: Back-to-School Tips

B2S-300x274

It’s almost that time of year again. Yes, in a few weeks school will be back in session. Is your child ready to succeed? Are you ready to help? Continue reading

WNCA Welcomes Creation Care Alliance of WNC as Newest Program

nokxlpic-300x163

WNCA is pleased to announce its newest program, the Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina (CCAWNC), focused on environmental advocacy. Continue reading

Country Malt Group Relocates SE Operations to Fletcher

download

The Country Malt Group announced that it will be moving its Southeastern US base of operations from Hickory, North Carolina to Fletcher, North Carolina. Continue reading

Music on Main Street on August 1st

musiconmainst

Audiences will once again be treated to one of Hendersonville’s favorite summertime events, the Music On Main Street concert series. Music On Main Street presents an outstanding concert every Friday evening through August 15 at the Visitor Information Center, located at 201 South … Continue reading

Razor Wit “For Love of Beer and Mountains” Partnership Hike

razormountainview

Enjoy an evening hike to the protected property adjacent to Razor Mountain. The 3-mile trail climbs approx. 1,300 feet for spectacular views of Buncombe, Madison, and Yancey Counties — and beyond. Continue reading

Gardening Tips for August

Colonial_Williamsburg_(2464331014)

Start plants for broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, and onions to set out in September. In southern areas, cool-season crops can be planted. Continue reading

Panthers’ 20th Training Camp in Spartanburg

Carolina_Panthers_logo.svg

Wofford College and the Spartanburg community are now celebrating the Carolina Panthers’ 20th summer training camp through August 12th. Continue reading

Child Labor in NC Photography Exhibit

HineExhibitAsheville

Peering from across a century, many children look older than their years in photographs captured by Lewis Hines in the mill villages of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan and other North Carolina counties. Continue reading

USDA Policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch Program Announced

download

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction announced the 2014-15 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for free and reduced price meals for children enrolled in North Carolina’s schools. Continue reading

Steely Dan at the Biltmore on July 31st

steely-dan_300

See this performance by award-winning artist Steely Dan at Biltmore on July 31st! Continue reading

Urban/Suburban Black Bear Study

BlackBearStudy2

If you are a homeowner experiencing black bear activity on your property, the Urban/Suburban Black Bear Study would like to speak with you! Continue reading

The Artwork of Carol MacAllister & Judith Duff

pic_45_1

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with local Brevard artists Carol MacAllister (painter) & Judith Duff (potter). MacAllister will unviel her new intuitive free-flowing abstract paintings while Duff will have her pottery on display. Continue reading

3 Foods That May Fend Off Diabetes

Spinach

These three simple diet tweaks may help you dodge diabetes. Continue reading

Hydroponic Lettuce Takes Root in NC

Lettuce1_web

Jedd Koehn is a young and innovative agricultural entrepreneur. Raised on an organic row-crop farm in western Kansas, he moved to North Carolina about nine years ago, wanting to live “where it was green.” Continue reading

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents Miss Saigon through August 24th

Miss-Saigon

From the creators of last summer’s hit musical Les Misérables comes another epic production about love and revolution. Continue reading

Kyocera Consolidates North American Cutting Tool Operations: Company will be Headquartered in Hendersonville, NC

kt_logo

Kyocera recently celebrated the creation of a new, wholly-owned subsidiary, Kyocera Precision Tools, Incorporated (KPTI). Continue reading

Don’t Let Travel Rip Offs Ruin Your Summer Vacation

Barnsdale_Hall_Hotel_timeshare_lodges._-_geograph.org.uk_-_1276498

Nothing ruins a trip faster than falling victim to a scam or bad deal. Read our tips to learn how to avoid travel scams such as phony offers for a free vacation or travel club memberships that don’t meet your expectation. Continue reading

Art in the Park…ing Lot

15e0a03487e315a19c18165b7f212c26_35eq

A unique opportunity is being created for regionally known artists, jewelers and craftsmen to sell their wares in downtown Hendersonville on a monthly basis. Continue reading

Seen a Wild Turkey? Wildlife Commission Wants to Know

TurkeyWild

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public assistance in reporting observations of wild turkeys this summer. Continue reading

Burlingame Country Club Art Exhibit at TC Arts

100015

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with the artists of Burlingame Country Club for this exhibit from July 18 – August 15. Continue reading

More Than 277,000 Books Collected for “Give Five – Read Five” Campaign

books-from-wikimedia-nuvola-apps-bookcase-250x231

Elementary students across North Carolina have plenty of new books to read this summer as a result of the successful second annual “Give Five – Read Five” campaign. Continue reading

Healthy Tip – You Say Tomato

Tomato

You’ve heard of ditching salt to help lower your blood pressure. But what about bumping up your tomato intake? Continue reading

Van Cliburn Competition Winner Takes Center Stage

unnamed

Internationally-acclaimed conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya makes his Brevard Music Center premiere with a weekend of unforgettable performances. Continue reading

BearWaters Brewing Co. Awarded Two Gold Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

logo

BearWaters Brewing Co., was awarded two gold medals at the US Open Beer Championship held in Atlanta, GA. Continue reading

Skin Cancer is the Most Common Cancer in the U.S.

SunscreenChild

Don’t become a statistic – in the United States skin cancer is the most common cancer with 1 in 5 Americans currently developing the disease. Continue reading

Agronomists Help North Carolina Produce Grower Expand

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Six years ago, Amy Douglas left a career in civil engineering so she and her husband could raise their children in a bucolic setting. Today, they grow about six acres of produce and sell it at their roadside stand, The Farmers’ Daughter, on … Continue reading

40th Anniversary – World of Carl Sandburg

rootabaga285

The World of Carl Sandburg is a 30-minute reprise of the 1960 Broadway play that will continue playing through August 9th. Continue reading

Brevard College Professor Explores Educational Methods at England’s Oxford University

images

Brevard College Assistant Professor of Business and Organizational Leadership Michael Oliphant recently traveled to England to explore the educational methods used at Oxford University. Continue reading

Henderson County Library Author Appreciation Dinner

Henderson County Logo

Come out on August 9th and appreciate featured authors Mark de Castrique, Ann B. Ross and Robert Inman. Continue reading

July is Got to Be NC Agriculture Month

gtb_agriculture

Farmers across North Carolina are in full swing, bringing their fresh fruits and vegetables to market. Those farmers are part of the state’s $78-billion agriculture industry. Continue reading

Garden Chores for July

Iris

If brown patch fungus disease has developed in the lawn, the best steps to reduce the spread of the disease are to avoid mowing or even walking on the lawn when it is wet, and do not irrigate. Continue reading

The 2014 Pardee Apple Festival 8k

Apple_Fest_8K_Logo

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce presents the Pardee Apple Festival 8K Road Race on Saturday, August 30th. Continue reading

ReadyNC App will Help Families Prepare for Emergencies

ReadyNC

There’s a new mobile app that helps North Carolinians prepare for everything from minor traffic emergencies to severe storms on a daily basis. Continue reading

N.C. Peach Season on Tap to Be a Good One

1600px-Autumn_Red_peaches

Homemade ice cream, cobbler or sliced fresh, no matter what way you enjoy peaches, this season is looking good for the crop. Continue reading

North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Launches “Vet Tip Hotline” for USVA Allegations

DVA-logo

The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCVA) launched a “Vet Tip Hotline” to help veterans and improve services at US Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) medical facilities located in North Carolina. Continue reading

Grants Available for Manufactured Home Removal

Henderson County Logo

Henderson County residents with an abandoned manufactured home on their property are invited to apply for a grant to have the home removed. Continue reading

Lightning Safety: Safe Shelters and Indoor Safety

LighteningBolt

As summer storms refresh long, hot days, it’s important to stay safe and out of harm’s way. Read on to brush up on lighning safety and ensure the well-being of you and your loved ones in the months ahead. Continue reading

NCDOI Offers New Life Insurance Policy Locator Service

download

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced that the N.C. Department of Insurance is now offering a lost life insurance and annuity inquiry service to help consumers locate benefits from life insurance policies or annuity contracts purchased in North Carolina. Continue reading

10 Cheap & Effective Mosquito Bite Solutions

mosquitoBest

While mosquito repellants reduce the chance of a bite from our pesky friends, once the weather gets warmer you’re still pretty much guaranteed a mosquito bite or two. Once you’re bit, the scratching begins. Continue reading

June Garden Chores

landscaping

Maintain the mowing height for fescue lawns at 3 inches. Try to mow frequently enough to remove no more than 1/3 of the blade at a time. Continue reading

Sloan Neuburger, The 2014-15 Henderson County Public Schools Teacher of the Year

Sloan-Neuburger-297x300

Sloan Neuburger, an Exceptional Children’s Teacher at North Henderson High School, is the 2014-15 Henderson County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Continue reading

Wildlife Commission Reduces Stockings in Trout Waters

download

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has reduced trout-stocking rates by 50 percent into public waters through August 2014 due to excessive predation by great blue herons at the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery in Pisgah National Forest. Continue reading

SBA & SCORE Programs for Your Small Business

Apple_Fest_8K_Logo

On May 30th discover the many programs and services offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE-WNC for startup as well as existing small businesses. Continue reading

Henderson County Solid Waste Department Uses Natural Alternative to Mowing

Henderson County Logo

The Henderson County Solid Waste Department has recently contracted with Wells Farm of Horseshoe, North Carolina to employ a herd of twenty-five goats to manage grasses on a steep slope at the Convenience Center located on Stoney Mountain Road. Continue reading

Summer Driving Tips for Safe Travel During The Holiday and Summer Months

Car on Interstate

Memorial Day weekend typically marks the start of the summer vacation season. And, as warmer weather approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to take the proper precautions before and while driving on the roadway. Continue reading