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Music On Main Street on July 29th

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Audiences are once again treated to one of Hendersonville’s favorite summertime events, the Music On Main Street concert series.

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Steps to Stay Safe in Extreme Heat

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016

When temperatures rise, it’s time to take action to protect against heat-related illnesses, which can be very serious and even fatal, especially for the elderly, young children and those who have chronic diseases.

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WNC Breweries and Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Team Up

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

If you live next door to the most visited park unit in the country, how do you celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service? In WNC, there is only one answer: with beer, of course.

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Adaptive Equipment Funded by Lions Club Grant

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

Many students tend to fidget while they’re studying, so Mandi Fletcher found a way to incorporate movement into focused learning at Mills River Elementary.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer is the quintessential time for outings of all kinds. Area farmers tailgate markets are great for an in-town, close-to-home excursion.

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Five Quick Ways to Save Energy on Home Cooling

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

It’s hot out there! With temperatures reaching nearly triple digits in many parts of the country, air conditioning systems are working extra hard to keep you cool.

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Federal Grants Supporting Local Libraries

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016

The State Library of North Carolina recently announced the 2016-2017 Library Services and Technology Act grant awards for local library branches across North Carolina.

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Staying Safe Around Bears

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

While seeing a bear is an exciting moment, it is important to remember that bears are wild and can be dangerous. Their behavior is sometimes unpredictable.

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Local Parks are Pokemon Go Hot Spots

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thousands of gaming enthusiasts armed with smartphones and tablets have been seen in local parks recently, enjoying the challenge of finding and catching Pokemon – all while rediscovering their local parks.

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Guided History Walks on Main Street in July

Posted on Monday, July 18, 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.

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“Read to Achieve” Campers Read to 4-H Animals

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2016

A Flemish Giant rabbit was perfectly content to lie out in the sun, as first-, second- and third-graders at Edneyville Elementary recently read aloud to him and stroked his soft fur.

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The Next Generation of Solar Panels

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2016

Scientists just got one step closer to the next generation of solar panels. Today’s solar panels convert sunlight to electricity using silicon crystal chemistry.

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Meals on Wheels Launches New Campaign

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2016

Meals on Wheels America is a national network of local community organizations that deliver meals, friendly visits and safety checks to our nation’s most vulnerable seniors.

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Monday Night Street Dances Return to Downtown Hendersonville

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016

The sounds of fiddles and banjos playing at the Street Dance have been a part of Henderson County’s heritage for several decades. People of all ages journey to downtown Hendersonville to enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing.

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Don’t Forget Your Garden Chores for July

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016

July is the time of year when mother nature can hand you a wheelbarrow of lawn and garden problems. Don’t worry, follow these tips and you’ll be in great shape!

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Walks and Talks Along the Greenway

Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A new section of Hendersonville’s Oklawaha Greenway was recently opened, creating a three-mile-long paved walkway meandering through meadows, wetlands, and forests and linking Jackson Park, Patton Park, and Berkley Park.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.