The Historic Johnson Farm Festival Is April 26, 2014

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Henderson County Public Schools and Historic Johnson Farm invite you to the 24th annual Johnson Farm Festival, Saturday, April 26, from 10 am to 4 pm. Continue reading

Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk on April 25th

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Enjoy an evening stroll in downtown Brevard, NC as you explore the art galleries, art spots, retail stores and restaurants that are staying open late from 5-9 pm on the 4th Friday from April – November. Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 is April 23 – 27

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Moogfest is a five day festival located in Asheville, NC dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Continue reading

DSS to Create Pinwheel Garden for Child Abuse Prevention Month

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The Henderson County Department of Social Services (DSS) will join thousands of communities across North Carolina, and the nation, in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month with a pinwheel garden. Continue reading

Honor a Business That Helped Grow Our Local Economy

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The Blue Ridge Business Growth Awards (in business over 3 years) and Rising Star Awards (in business less than 3 years) are presented to Henderson County Chamber of Commerce member businesses that have experienced business success in 2013 and have helped grow our local economy. Continue reading

Hike the Appalachian Trail on April 26

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Join the Western North Carolina Alliance and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy on Saturday, April 26 for an outing that will mix work with pleasure. Continue reading

County Offices Closed in Observance of Good Friday

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All Henderson County local government offices and agencies and the Henderson County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, April 18th in observance of Good Friday. Continue reading

Highway Patrol Announces Operation Slow Down 2014

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The Highway Patrol announced that it is kicking off its annual Operation Slow Down 2014 campaign to catch excessive speeders on North Carolina’s highways. Continue reading

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Glenn Marlow Elementary’s guidance counselor, Lindsay Davis, and Academically or Intellectually Gifted teacher, Lynne Fender, worked together to create a program where fifth-grade girls studied core values and mapped out personal goals. Continue reading

Henderson County Chamber Presents Your Total Image

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You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Hear some simple tips and techniques from Tiffany to help you be “dressed for success” both personally and professionally. Continue reading

Portion of Oklawaha Greenway to be Closed During Construction

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The City of Hendersonville recently commenced construction of the Jackson Park Sewer Interceptor Project. The project extends from N Main Street to Jackson Park and parallels the Oklawaha Greenway in several locations. Continue reading

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

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Spring is in full swing, and so are area farmers tailgate markets! Continue reading

Celebrate National Park Week 2014 with Free Admission and Special Events

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The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation, announced that the nation’s 401 national parks will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27 with a free admission weekend and special events nationwide. Continue reading

Tick and Mosquito Borne Disease Awareness Month

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With summer fast approaching and people spending more time outdoors, it is important for everyone to take precautions against tick and mosquito bites. Continue reading

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents The Fantasticks Starting April 17th

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Flat Rock Playhouse will be performing The Fantasticks April 17 through May 11th at Playhouse Downtown. This musical tells the story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. Continue reading

A Look Back Into History

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Dana Elementary commemorated the historical events of the school in an assembly held earlier in April. Continue reading

Local Professor Receives Prestigious National Research Grant

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Brevard College Professor of Religious Studies, Mary Louise Bringle, has been awarded a prestigious Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers. Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 Daily Lineup Announced

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Moogfest, the five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music, which Mashable calls “No Ordinary Festival”, is happening the 23rd to the 27th of April. Continue reading

North Carolina Receives National Award for Clean Air Program

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North Carolina has received a national clean air award for an innovative program aimed at improving air quality at the state’s public schools during the past 18 years. Continue reading

Made in Henderson County Video

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The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, local industry, and Henderson County Public Schools have produced a short video that highlights some of the misconceptions and realities of today’s manufacturing career opportunities and work environment. Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities for Earth Day

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Earth Day is April 22! Looking for ways to celebrate and ensure our community is clean and green? Continue reading

French Broad Float 2014

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The trip will start on May 17th at Headwater Outfitters in Rosman, N.C., where the North and West Forks of the French Broad meet to form the very beginning of this ancient river. Continue reading

Musical Performances for National Library Week

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To celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19, the Henderson County library branches will treat patrons to a variety of musical performances. Continue reading

Innovative Partnership to Promote Health Sciences Education

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When Wingate University located a campus in downtown Hendersonville in 2011, Henderson County recognized the potential for something great, a “game changer” for the citizens of the county. Continue reading

“Let Freedom Ring” at the Henderson County Heritage Museum

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The Louise Bailey Room, named in honor of a well-known and respected local historian, houses that part of our inaugural exhibit “Let Freedom Ring” which focuses on World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the War on Terrorism. Continue reading

Industrial Executives Forum April 29th

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The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development invites members and manufacturers to the 2014 Industrial Executives Forum scheduled for Tuesday, April 29th at Blue Ridge Community College’s Technology Education and Development Center. Continue reading

First Ever Brevard Blues Festival Announced for June

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The Brevard Music Center (BMC) and 185 King Street are excited to announce the first annual Brevard Blues Festival. This family-friendly event will include eight hours of blues, barbecue and brews with on-site food from Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue. Continue reading

Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Open April 5

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 5. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2015. Continue reading

RiverLink Celebrates Earth Month

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This is the 44th year that communities come together to celebrate Earth Day.  We’ve decided that one day simply isn’t enough to show our love for our planet, so we’re celebrating the entire month! Continue reading

Light the Historic Courthouse Blue for Autism Awareness Month

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The Historic Courthouse is  now lit blue in recognition of April as National Autism Awareness Month. The Henderson County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution formally designating April as Autism Awareness Month in Henderson County, and gave permission for the Historic Courthouse to … Continue reading

NCDA&CS Offers Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

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The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits and government agencies through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Continue reading

Garden Chores for April

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Consider aerating the lawn with a core aerator as early as possible. This will allow spring rains to soak into the ground more readily. Continue reading

Elkamet Announces Growth & New Jobs; $2.35 Million Investment and 20 New Jobs Expected

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Germany-based Elkamet, announced plans for an expansion which would allow for the addition of a new plastics-related product to support existing and new business in the automotive sector. Continue reading

Inaugural Presidential Medallion Speakers Series Features Connell Stafford

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Successful Georgia businessman Connell Stafford will reflect on lessons learned during a 35-year career in corporations, government and politics as Brevard College’s inaugural Presidential Medallion speaker on Wednesday, April 16. Continue reading

8 Million Pills Turned in During State’s Operation Medicine Drop

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More than 8 million doses of old prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected across North Carolina during Operation Medicine Drop, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced.  Continue reading

NCDA&CS Announces Funding for Hemlock Restoration

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NCDA&CS announced the allocation of seed funding for a new effort to restore North Carolina’s hemlock trees to long-term health. Continue reading

Call for Artists, Open Studio Tour of Henderson County 2014

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Registration is now open for the 2014 Open Studio Tour of Henderson County.  The Open Studio Tour of Henderson County will be held on the weekend of September 20-21, 10am to 5pm daily. This free self-guided tour features fine art and craft studios throughout Henderson … 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

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents Laughter on the 23rd Floor

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Following the popular production of The Odd Couple, Flat Rock Playhouse brings you another classic Neil Simon comedy. Continue reading

Warm Weather Brings out Driveway Scams

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Warm weather is just around the corner, and seasonal driveway scammers are already at work. These hit-and-run crooks knock on doors, usually saying they just finished a job nearby and have leftover materials. Continue reading

Sponsors Wanted for N.C. Summer Food Service Program

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Childhood hunger is a problem that affects almost every community in North Carolina. In 2013, over 806,000 low-income children received meals through the National School Lunch Program. Continue reading

Book-to-Movie Club Set to Show 100th Selection

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The Henderson County Public Library is celebrating its centennial this year and has another centenary event to celebrate. Continue reading

Students Encouraged to Enter Stop Rx Abuse Contest

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North Carolina high school students can help fight prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths by entering a video contest sponsored by Attorney General Roy Cooper and the NC Department of Justice. Continue reading

5th Annual Camp Field Day

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and United Community Bank will host the 5th Annual Camp Field Day at Camp Ton-A-Wandah from 11:30 am -5:30 pm on Thursday, May 8th. Continue reading

Biltmore Blooms in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Running through May 23, 2014, Biltmore Blooms offers a variety of activities for all ages in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Flowers take center stage with lavish orchid displays and spring bulbs blooming in magnificent gardens designed at the turn of the century by … Continue reading

Opportunity House Extends Pottery Studio Time

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Opportunity House, an Arts & Crafts Cultural Center in Hendersonville, NC is very proud to announce that they will now be extending their Pottery Studio Time. Continue reading

Fletcher Valley Market and Bakery Expands

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Fletcher Valley Market and Bakery is celebrating their grand expansion. The market is open with double the amount of dry goods, over triple the amount of bulk grains, seeds, 70 other new items, and four times as much produce that is locally grown … Continue reading

Water Troubles & Water Solutions: WNC Water in Context

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Western North Carolina is one of the world’s richest areas in natural water resources. Ten rivers begin their flow in our mountains – five on the east side of the Eastern Continental Divide, five on the west side. Continue reading

Save the French Broad Float 2014

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There’s no better deal around! Leave the shuttle and logistics to others and enjoy the rivers beauty from the water. This guided trip will take participants from the headwaters on French Broad River over 115 miles into Tennessee, camping out along the French Broad River … Continue reading

Watch Out for “Sweetheart Swindles” When it Comes to Investing in 2014

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With spring just around the corner, many a North Carolinian’s thoughts turn to investing. But how can an investor make sure that very attractive sounding deal being offered is really “the one” versus a sweetheart of a swindle? Continue reading