Fall Leaf Collection

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The City of Hendersonville has begun their bulk fall leaf collection for City residents. Collection will continue until the end of December. 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

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

Henderson County Public Schools Sponsors

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Graham Fields, President of the Henderson County Education Foundation, presented $1000 checks to the principals of each of the 23 HCPS schools as part of the Schools Sponsorship Program. 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

Credit or Debit?

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When it comes to what’s in your wallet, consumers have choices. Here are some tips and information to help you understand the differences between credit and debit cards. Continue reading

Tornados Win Third Consecutive Cycling National Championship

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The Tornados won the title at the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships after one of the most dominant performances in recent memory at the event, notching eight individual national championships and a title in the team relay. Continue reading

Sundays with Brevard Music Center Continues November 2nd

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The Brevard Music Center, in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, presents its concert series on November 2, 2014 at 5:00pm in the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville. Continue reading

Mummy Cupcakes for Halloween

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Are you looking for a kid-friendly recipe for this coming Halloween? These mummy cupcakes are sure to please. Continue reading

The Day of the Dead Festival

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El Centro will celebrate, as part of Mexican tradition, the Day of the Dead with a fair which will be held on Friday, October 31 from 5:00 – 10:00 pm. Continue reading

Brevard College Opera Ensemble Presents Fantastic Tales

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Brevard College’s opera ensemble will present their Fantastic Tales scenes program on Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. in Dunham Music Building’s newly renovated Ingram Auditorium. Continue reading

Fall Wildfire Season is Here; Be Careful When Burning Yard Debris

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The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents to think safety and exercise caution during the fall fire season, which typically lasts from mid-October into December. Continue reading

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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