Flat Rock Playhouse is kicking off its 2016 mainstage season with the international hit musical Million Dollar Quartet – the story of four pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll.
A recent announcement by the National Park Service regarding the 2015 economic benefit of NPS sites across the country underscores the vibrant relationship between the Blue Ridge Parkway and its neighboring communities.
The Henderson County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension has announced a series of upcoming food preservation classes to be held in May at the at the Henderson County Center, 100 Jackson Park Road in Hendersonville.
Come visit the Bo Thomas Room at the Henderson County Heritage Museum to see the Saluda Grade diorama built by the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club.
Air quality officials have issued an advisory for air pollution in Western North Carolina on Thursday and Friday as smoke from a wildfire near Hot Springs drifts downwind.
Whether you’re using a landline or cell phone, there’s a good chance that the signal spends at least some time traveling over fiber-optic cables.
Rugby students are traditionally fans of the red, white and blue school colors found in the Raiders’ school mascot logo, but the school was recently awash in pink.
Grandfather Mountain is well known for its black bears. But if you think the mountain’s most abundant animal weighs 300 pounds and is covered in fur, think again.
About 53 million U.S. adults have arthritis. However, the number of men and women with arthritis is growing and expected to reach more than 78 million in 2040.
School children at Bruce Drysdale Elementary will invite Arbor Day officials and the public to this year’s Arbor Day celebration on Friday, May 6th, at 12:30 pm at the school on North Main Street, downtown Hendersonville.
With a variety of farm tours and open houses scheduled in April and May, now is a great time to plan a trip to a North Carolina agritourism farm.
For crew members aboard the International Space Station, the view doesn’t get any better than looking at the Earth from the station’s Cupola. The dome-shaped module’s seven panoramic windows offers them a unique view of our magnificent blue planet.
The “Georgia on My Mind Forever” blood drive, scheduled for April 30th at Mike’s on Main, is held in co-operation with The Blood Connection.
Current 5th-graders enrolled in elementary schools that feed into Flat Rock Middle learned about all that awaits them in August when they become middle schoolers.
N.C. strawberry growers expect to start the season early this year despite a recent cold snap. Many growers in the eastern part of the state are already picking berries nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.
Rhythm & Brews, downtown Hendersonville’s premier annual concert experience, returns on May 19th! This year’s headliners run the genre gamut and, as always you can count on us to deliver high quality across the board.
The French Broad Riverkeeper’s summer events and paddles just got a lot cooler with the Riverkeeper Beer Series: five unique local beers brewed to support the work of MountainTrue and the French Broad Riverkeeper.
Trees are the Rodney Dangerfields of our ecosystem: they get no respect. With cities across the United States losing 4 million trees a year, Earth Week, is a great occasion to show trees some love.
Demmel AG to Open First US Manufacturing Operation in Henderson County; $4 Million Investment and 50 New Jobs ExpectedPosted on Thursday, April 21, 2016
Demmel Inc., the US subsidiary of Demmel AG, a German-based leader in industrial design and identity technology, announced that they will locate and build their US manufacturing presence in East Flat Rock, NC.
Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands.
Your car’s bumper is probably made of a plastic called ABS, shorthand for its acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene components. Light, strong and tough, ABS is also used to make kitchen appliances, Lego bricks and many other consumer products.
The Garden Club of Hendersonville is sharing their love of plants and gardening through a grant program for elementary teachers in Henderson County Public Schools.
On Saturday, April 30th, the YMCA of Western North Carolina is holding two free community events to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active.
Hands On! the local children’s museum in the heart of downtown Hendersonville, reports that 414 kids attended Makerspace between February and March.
Mosquitoes breed in standing water and we have lots of that around due to regular rainfall. Making the small choice to “tip and toss” can lead to big health benefits.
The Southeast Tourism Society has named Hendersonville’s Garden Jubilee one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for May 2016.
The first weeks of outdoor markets reflect the newness of the season, characterized by tender greens and native wild plants.
The fifth annual Mad Mountain Mud Run is a muddy obstacle course adventure race held in Hendersonville benefiting the nonprofit Hands On! children’s museum.
The gates and barns of Appalachian Grown family farms will open to the public for ASAP’s highly anticipated Farm Tour on June 25th and 26th.
A genuine link with Hendersonville’s historic past has quietly kept its place in the hearts of Henderson County residents and visitors since 1924.
Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poets and their craft. Various events are held throughout the month by the Academy of American Poets and other poetry organizations.
Consider aerating the lawn with a core aerator as early as possible. This will allow spring rains to soak into the ground more readily.
To share music with the community beyond its summer festival season, Brevard Music Center is proud to continue its 2016 season of free community concerts.
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.
The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring fire season, which typically lasts from March to May.
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center presents the new exhibition Ray Spillenger: Rediscovery of a Black Mountain Painter until May 21st.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public assistance in reporting observations of wild turkeys this summer.
Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?
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 …
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 …
Home repairs that create even a small amount of lead dust are enough to poison your child and put your family at risk.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
Hurricane season is here and what that usually means in Western North Carolina is the possibility of flooding.
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. …
Specifically, there is an acute shortage of O and B negative blood types. The regional blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and Americaï¿½s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already critically low …
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.