“Sylvia” at Hendersonville Little Theatre

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When Greg brings home a stray dog named Sylvia, his wife Kate, beginning to feel their long-time marriage is being neglected, resents her. Continue reading

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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Flat Rock Playhouse presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum through October 26th. Continue reading

The Haunted Farm Now Open

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Located in Hendersonville, the Haunted Farm is the scariest halloween attraction in Western North Carolina. Continue reading

Clear Creek Elementary and Etowah Elementary Named Title I Reward Schools

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Clear Creek Elementary and Etowah Elementary have been named Title I Reward Schools for the 2014-15 school year. Continue reading

The 2014 Golden Retriever Nationals

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The 2014 Golden Retriever Nationals takes place from October 24th to November 1st in Western North Carolina. Continue reading

Local Farms Offer Plenty of Family Activities this Fall

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From pumpkin patches and hayrides to apple picking and corn mazes, agritourism farms across the state are offering a bounty of fall fun for the whole family. Continue reading

Jazz Ensembles Present Fall Concert on October 30th

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The Brevard College Jazz Ensembles will present a fall concert on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Porter Center. Continue reading

Invoice Scam Targets Schools

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Crooks are using phony invoices to try to trick schools into paying for supplies they never ordered or received. Schools SCAMaround the country, including one in North Carolina, have reported the scam. Continue reading

A Halloween Hootenanny with Kindred Spirits

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On Wednesday, October 29th at the Mills River Library, 3:00 p.m. and at the Main Library in Hendersonville at 6:30 p.m., it’s back to the 60s for a Halloween Hootenanny with Kindred Spirits! Continue reading

Early Detection Saves Lives

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The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. We want people to know that a yearly checkup can save your life! Continue reading

Make Faster Work of Leaf Removal

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Raking leaves can be fun . . . for about 10 minutes, perhaps a bit longer for kids whose sole job is to jump into the piles their parents are making. Continue reading

Hendersonville Elementary Students Learn About Trees

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The students at Hendersonville Elementary joined the Hendersonville Tree Board in a community effort planting trees along Bearcat Loop (from U.S. 64 West). Continue reading

Halloween Safety Tips

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Healthy and Halloween are two words that do not usually go together. Halloween eating is usually about sugar-filled candy and how many sweets can fit into a pumpkin-shaped bucket. Continue reading

Get Local Gets in the Fall Spirit, Celebrates Apples This October

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Local apples are at the core of our region’s agricultural economy. So what a better way to celebrate fall in the Southern Appalachians than with local apples? Continue reading

USDA Funds New Residence Hall at Brevard College

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Brevard College received a $6.38 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to build a new residence hall. Continue reading

How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight

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Fruits and vegetables are part of a well-balanced and healthy eating plan. There are many different ways to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Continue reading

Fall Foliage in Western North Carolina

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Fall is a great time to visit the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests in western North Carolina to view leaves adorned in brilliant reds, oranges and yellows. Continue reading

Autumn Tips to Help Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy

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Autumn often requires us to make changes in our lifestyle or routine due to weather, school activities, and upcoming holidays. Create habits to help you and your children stay healthy and safe throughout your lives. Continue reading

NC DHHS Reports First Flu Death of the Season

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The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the state’s first flu death for the 2014-2015 flu season. An elementary school-aged child in the Triangle region of the State died last week because of complications from an influenza infection. Continue reading

Tips for Eating Right

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Small steps can help your family get on the road to maintaining a healthy weight. Choose a different tip each week for you and your family to try. Continue reading

Christmas at Biltmore

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Known as one of the Southeast’s most beloved and storied holiday vacation destinations, Christmas at Biltmore daytime tours begin on Nov. 7, 2014, and will run through Jan. 11, 2015. Continue reading

Music Majors Perform With Asheville Lyric Opera

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Several Brevard College music majors performed alongside nationally renowned singers for the Asheville Lyric Opera’s fall production of Die Fledermaus, presented at the Diana Wortham Theater. Continue reading

The Importance of Streams

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Streams, headwaters and streams that flow only part of the year provide many upstream and downstream benefits. They protect against floods, filter pollutants, recycle potentially-harmful nutrients, and provide food and habitat for many types of fish. Continue reading

Garden Chores for October

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This is a good time to core aerate compacted soils. If you have reseeded the lawn, it will be important to keep the tree leaves from accumulating. Continue reading

Have Your Say About the Future of the Nanthala-Pisgah National Forests

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The Forest Service will hold the next round of public meetings this October and November to share information about the proposed Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest Plan. Continue reading

N.C. Museum of History Accepting Entries for Film Festival

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The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is accepting entries for its inaugural Longleaf Film Festival to be held Saturday, May 2, 2015. Continue reading

Biltmore Begins Construction Planning on Estate’s Second Hotel

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The Biltmore Company, which operates the National Historic Landmark Biltmore House, has begun construction planning for Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, the company’s second lodging property on the estate. Continue reading

The Origins of Halloween

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Each year on October 31st, as the ghosts and goblins of Halloween parade the streets and doorsteps of our neighborhoods, we re-enact remnants of ancient folk customs that pay homage to departed ancestors as well as to the souls of our loved ones … Continue reading

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

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While you were playing in the hot sun during summer the trees on the streets, in the parks, and in the forests were working hard to keep you cool. Continue reading

ASAP’s 2014 Farm to School Conference

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Farm to school programming connects classrooms, the cafeteria, and the community—helping children develop healthy relationships with food and enriching the overall educational experience for children and adults alike. Continue reading

Can You Eat Your Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin?

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It’s fall and thoughts turn to pumpkin pie and to Halloween jack-o-lanterns. But, can you use a pumpkin for BOTH a jack-o-lantern AND for eating? Continue reading

Peak-season Soil Fee Period Announced for 2014-2015

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Growers and home gardeners or landscapers are reminded to send in their soil samples to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Agronomic Services Lab by Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. to avoid upcoming peak-season fees. Continue reading

Leaf-peeping and Wine Go Together at Biltmore this Fall

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A mix of colorful outdoor beauty, wine appreciation and sumptuous culinary offerings populate Biltmore’s fall calendar, starting in September. Continue reading

Beekeeping Tips for Beginners

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Two bee colonies are the ideal number for a beginning apiarist. Expand in a couple of years after your experience and confidence grow. Continue reading

“Downton Abbey” Costumes on View at Biltmore through May 2015

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Biltmore’s exhibition “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” will continue to be on display through May 25, 2015. Continue reading

Seen a Wild Turkey? Wildlife Commission Wants to Know

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

What Is Smart911?

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Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Continue reading

N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Provides Grants to 14 Local Governments

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State officials announced the award of $4.4 million in grants from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to 14 local governments for parks and recreation projects. Continue reading

Giving Blood Saves Lives

Give the gift of life – Donate blood!  The nation’s blood banks are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already low blood supplies. Continue reading

Prevent Lead Poisoning

There are ten simple steps can help you save children from environmental hazards around the home. Continue reading

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

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Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them? Continue reading

A Recycling Truck Made from Recyclables

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Green Toys is a California company turning milk jugs into children’s toys. One of their popular items is a big, green recycling truck. The truck has a movable bed and an open and shut rear door. Plus, it has no metal axles, so … Continue reading

Henderson County Library Mobile App Now Available

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The Henderson County Public Library is now mobile. With our new mobile app, you can browse or search for titles, place holds, access your account, and contact any of our branches with just a few taps. Using Boopsie technology, the library’s app is … Continue reading

EPA’s Lead-Safe Certification Program Important for Consumers

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Home repairs that create even a small amount of lead dust are enough to poison your child and put your family at risk. Continue reading

Receive 2-week Start Kit from QuitlineNC!

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We would like to make you aware of an exciting initiative sponsored by QuitlineNC. Continue reading

Are You a Good Leader?

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Maybe, maybe not. It depends, are you kind? Did you know that to be a successful leader you need to be kind? Continue reading

Identity Theft and Scam Alert

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Increasingly in the state of North Carolina, as well as nationally, the reported incidents of Identity Theft and of citizens being scammed are on the rise. Continue reading

2013 Newcomer’s Guide to Henderson County, NC

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Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Henderson County is both beautiful and breathtaking. Hendersonville is known as the “City of Four Seasons,” an ideal community for young families, retirees and all those in between. Continue reading

Tips To Staying Safe And Warm During Ice Storm Recovery

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A heavy buildup of ice from the winter storms can take a toll on trees and power lines causing widespread outages, and the damage could take several days to repair. Continue reading

Grove Park Inn Celebrates Centennial with Yearlong Festivities

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The Grove Park Inn has maintained its status as one of the nation’s most acclaimed resorts since opening its doors in 1913. Continue reading