Fourth of July Celebration in Brevard

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

The July 4th activities begin at 9:00 am in downtown Brevard and continue until 5:00 pm. We then move on over to Brevard College for a fantastic fireworks celebration at 9:30 pm.

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Variety of Methods Needed to Protect N.C. Hemlocks

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016

The hemlock woolly adelgid is responsible for the deaths of thousands of North Carolina hemlock trees over the past two decades, but an integrated approach to pest management is showing positive results for the trees’ long-term survival.

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Carolina Panthers’ Training Camp Returns to Spartanburg

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Carolina Panthers’ 2016 training camp opens Thursday, July 28th, with the Lowe’s Kickoff Party. The team will practice from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College.

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North Carolina Communities Receive Marks for High Performance

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The National Main Street Center has cited 44 North Carolina communities for economic vitality and fidelity in following the best-practice standards for historic preservation and community revitalization championed by the center.


Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016

Raspberries and peaches have made their debut at the Transylvania Farmers Market. Her Heartbeat Farm brought raspberries and Calee’s Coops has South Carolina grown peaches.

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Five Ways to Be a Summer Safety Superhero!

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer is here and perhaps you’re looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it’s taking a refreshing dip in a pool, riding a bike or simply opening a window to feel the warm breeze, safety should always come first.

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LEGO® Brick Sculpture Exhibit to Open at The N.C. Arboretum

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum will enjoy a fun-filled outdoor adventure this summer and fall at the Arboretum’s newest exhibit, Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks, on display throughout the Arboretum’s gardens beginning July 30th.


Brevard College Pioneers First Ag Ed Program in WNC

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thanks to a new grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation, Brevard College is moving forward with plans to become the only college in Western North Carolina to offer an agricultural education program.


North Carolina’s Wildflower Program is Blooming

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

In 1985, First Lady Dottie Martin worked to create a program to beautify the highways of North Carolina. This set the stage for the establishment of the Wildflower Program. Today, the program has more than 1,500 acres of flower beds across the state.

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How Maglev Works

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

What if you could travel from North Carolina to Los Angeles in just under seven hours without boarding a plane? It could be possible on a Maglev train.


Flat Rock Playhouse Debuts Two New Carl Sandburg Plays

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016

In celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial, Flat Rock Playhouse announces plans to debut two original works to be performed by Flat Rock Playhouse’s Apprentice Company during the Sandburg Summer Stage series.


Travel Safety Tips for Pets

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016

For some pet parents, a trip is no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come along. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your pets.


Guided History Walks on Main Street in July

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Guided walks along Hendersonville’s Main Street will reveal the history of the town and interesting architectural designs each Saturday morning in July at 10:00 am.


Grill Safety Includes Proper Propane Tank Storage

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016

The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up and swimming pools are beginning to fill. This means that another favorite summertime activity is heating up, too – it’s grilling season.


Mini-Golf at Boyd Park is Now Open

Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2016

The mini-golf course at Boyd Park, located in downtown Hendersonville, is now open. The park features two tennis courts and a putt-putt golf course with a unique motif.


Iconic Dirty Dancing Festival Under New, Local Management

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

While the iconic film “Dirty Dancing” is undergoing a greatly anticipated remake, the annual Dirty Dancing Festival in Lake Lure, N.C. is also experiencing an exciting reinvention as it enters its seventh year.


Henderson County Curb Market Open Year-Round

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A genuine link with Hendersonville’s historic past has quietly kept its place in the hearts of Henderson County residents and visitors since 1924.


New Henderson County Public Schools Superintendent Named

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bo Caldwell will succeed David Jones as Henderson County Public Schools’ superintendent, effective July 1st. Caldwell currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, and has a rich history in HCPS administration and in the classroom.


How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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

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Newcomer’s Guide to Henderson County, NC

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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.


Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Make zero-waste lunches this year: you could prevent 67 pounds of waste and save tons of money! Most parents pack lunch items in single-use plastic bags, aluminum foil, or wax paper, or they purchase single-serving items that come in their own disposable package. …

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Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013

For those looking for a invigorating, outdoors spot to spend the better part of a day away from their own particular brand of hustle and bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place.