Hendersonville Tree Board Will Plant 50 Trees on Bearcat Loop Parkway

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Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 10, over 50 trees will be planted along Bearcat Loop Parkway by the City of Hendersonville for a project coordinated by Hendersonville Tree Board. Continue reading

29th Antique Engine and Tractor Show

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The 29th Antique Engine and Tractor Show features antique tractors, hit n’ miss engines of all sizes, tractor pulls and lots of vendors selling parts. 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

Polka Kings to Perform on October 1st

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Polka Kings is an Oktoberfest specialty band offering a great mix of polkas and other traditional German music for listening and dancing. 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

Can You Eat Your Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin?

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It’s fall and thoughts turn to pumpkin pie and to Halloween jack-o-lanterns. But, can you use a pumpkin for BOTH a jack-o-lantern AND for eating? Continue reading

Join Flat Rock Playhouse for a Sip ‘n Stroll

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Join us on the magical grounds of Flat Rock Playhouse on October 2nd for an enchanting evening of sipping fine wines. Continue reading

WNC Semi-Finalists Announced for the 2014 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award

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For the first time in the history of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, the Western North Carolina Historical Association announces the selection of ten semifinalists for the 2014 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Continue reading

Field Trips to the Park!

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Have you taken a field trip to a national park? Many students will participate in the National Park Foundation’s Ticket to Ride program this year. Continue reading

Learning About Community

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Second graders from Dana Elementary are learning about their community. Among the places they visited were the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson County Public Schools central administrative offices. 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

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips

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Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the winter. Continue reading

Brevard Theatre Presents a Comedy Double Feature

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Brevard College Theatre presents a Comedy Double Feature, including two one-act plays entitled The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang and The Actor Wakes by Brevard College faculty member Brandon Smith. Continue reading

Weathering the Storms: Improving North Carolina’s Ability to Respond

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Sixty years ago, the United States was on the verge of entering the conflict in Vietnam. Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio. Godzilla premiered in Tokyo. And North Carolina experienced one of the worst weather-related disasters in its history. Continue reading

Energy Efficiency Tips for Renters and Homeowners

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Renting housing from a landlord or even owning a home can be an expensive ordeal. And without taking energy efficiency precautions, your utility bills can make paying rent or a mortgage even worse. Continue reading

Movie in the Park and Halloween Carnival on September 25th

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Movie in the Park will show “Frankenweenie” on October 25th at 8:00 pm at Jackson Park on field nine. Prior to the movie will be the carnival, on field eight, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 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

Call for Nominations for North Carolina’s Next Poet Laureate Underway

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Nominations for the state’s next poet laureate, the ambassador of North Carolina literature, will be accepted now through October 14th, online at www.NCDCR.gov/PoetLaureate. Continue reading

Project BIG Start

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Henderson County is pleased to announce Project BIG Start, a collaboration with Henderson County Public Schools to provide mentors for struggling 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. Continue reading

New Fees Go into Effect Oct. 1 for NC Poultry Growers

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North Carolina poultry growers who want to join the National Poultry Improvement Plan and receive a registration number will have to pay a $50 registration fee plus 10 cents per bird tested beginning Oct. 1. 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

September is NC Wine and Grape Month

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In recognition of the state’s growing wine and grape industry, September 2014 was proclaimed as North Carolina’s Wine and Grape Month. Continue reading

Child Labor in NC Photography Exhibit

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Peering from across a century, many children look older than their years in photographs captured by Lewis Hines in the mill villages of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan and other North Carolina counties. 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

Blue Ridge Metals Announces Expansion

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Blue Ridge Metals Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of Central Yoshida Corporation, headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, is pleased to announce the expansion of the company’s North American manufacturing facility located in Fletcher, NC. Continue reading

Be Prepared with Key Facts About Flood Readiness

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Hurricane season is here and what that usually means in Western North Carolina is the possibility of flooding. Continue reading

Visitor Spending Rises in All North Carolina Counties in 2011

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All of the state’s 100 counties saw increases in visitor spending in 2011, including seven counties that had double-digit increases. Continue reading

Tips for Saving Energy this Fall and Winter

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With winter setting in across the nation, the Environmental Protection Agency encourages Americans to continue to take action to save energy and cut heating costs this winter: Maintain heating equipment: Dirt and neglect are the main causes of heating system failure, so be sure … Continue reading

Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

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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. … Continue reading

Regional Blood Supply Low, O & B Negative are Urgently Needed

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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 America�s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already critically low … Continue reading

Mountain Biking Trails Abound in Pisgah Ranger District in Pisgah National Forest

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The Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest contains hundreds of miles of fabulous trails that seem almost specifically designed for a mountain bike, and this is the best time of the year to discover them. Whether it’s your first time on a … Continue reading

Henderson County Curb Market Open Year-Round

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

Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

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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. Continue reading