Final Weekend of Performances for Flat Rock Playhouse’s Miss Saigon

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From the creators of last summer’s hit musical Les Misérables comes another epic production about love and revolution. Continue reading

Families in the Pisgah on August 23rd

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Are you looking to plan an adventure with your family in Transylvania County, but don’t know where to start? Continue reading

Here’s Hope 2014, a Fashion Show and Garden Party Benefit

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The Hope Chest for Women is hosting its second annual fashion show and fall garden party called, Here’s Hope 2014, at the Omni Grove Park Inn on September 13th, 2014. Continue reading

County Offices Closed for Labor Day

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All Henderson County local government offices and agencies, the transfer station and convenience center, the public library and its branches, and the Henderson County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. Continue reading

Ecology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains Course Begins Soon

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This fall, from Sept. 16 – Nov. 8, join Western North Carolina Alliance staffers and the College for Seniors (CFS) for a six-week course on the Ecology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Continue reading

Make Sure Vaccinations Are on Your Back to School To-Do List

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August not only marks the beginning of school in North Carolina, but it is also recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month. 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

Don’t Be Guilty of Falling For a Jury Duty Scam

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Serving on a jury is one of our most important responsibilities as citizens, but scammers try to use jury duty to steal from the innocent. Continue reading

Advance Tickets Now Available for N.C. Mountain State Fair

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The N.C. Mountain State Fair will return to the Western N.C. Agricultural Center for another run of family fun Sept. 5-14, and advance tickets are now available. Continue reading

Hendersonville Little Theatre Presents The Little Shop of Horrors

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The Little Shop of Horrors is a farce about an inadequate florist’s assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. Continue reading

EPA Awards $150,000 for the Clean up of Contaminated Brownfields Sites

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $150,000 in supplemental funding to help clean up contaminated Brownfields properties In North Carolina. Continue reading

The 2014 Pardee Apple Festival 8k

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce presents the Pardee Apple Festival 8K Road Race on Saturday, August 30th. Continue reading

ASAP’s Farm Tour on September 20 – 21

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Just what is the Farm Tour? On September 20-21, 2014, the gates and barns of WNC farms open to the public—even those farms that don’t normally allow visitors. Continue reading

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents the Mystery of Irma Vep

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Flat Rock Playhouse presents the zany and hysterical play, The Mystery of Irma Vep, through September 14th at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Continue reading

Farm to Table Dinner Benefits Local Organic Farmers

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A dream team of local food organizations are partnering to announce the September 29th benefit to fund a project bringing bulk organic animal feed to WNC. Continue reading

11 Facts About Recycling

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The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per 11 year. Continue reading

Headwaters Outfitters to Offer Tour Along the French Broad River

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On select Fridays in September, Headwaters Outfitters will offer their most popular guided canoe trip, “Discovery at Dusk.” Continue reading

It’s Hydrangea Time!

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August is a great time to visit local retail nurseries and garden centers to see the many new varieties of Hydrangeas that are on the market and a good time to make plans for new garden additions. Continue reading

Seat Belt Usage Tops 90 Percent In North Carolina

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According to the annual seat belt survey completed in June, North Carolina has now achieved the highest seat belt usage rate in state history. Continue reading

American Political Economist Robert Reich to Speak on Sept. 18

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The Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard College will welcome American Political Economist Robert Reich as its 7th Annual J.R. McDowell Speaker on Thursday, September 18. Continue reading

Get in Gear for the New School Year: Back-to-School Tips

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It’s almost that time of year again. Yes, school will be back in session soon. Is your child ready to succeed? Are you ready to help? Continue reading

Anthony Lord: Artist, Architect, Craftsman

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The North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library remembers the many talents of Asheville native Anthony Lord with an exhibit showcasing his paintings, architectural drawings and iron work. Continue reading

Versatility, Variety Help North Carolina Farm Stay Profitable

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First-generation farmer Jason Rhodes is not afraid to try something new. Continue reading

Recycling Bras

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Back in the day, undergarments were often called “unmentionables” in polite company. Continue reading

Henderson County EMS Saves Lives by Enhancing Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

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The Board of Commissioners commended the Henderson County EMS for the lives they’ve been saving with the cardiac arrest resuscitation procedure that was adopted in late 2012. Continue reading

Eat These, Weigh Less

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Maybe they’re called “magical fruit” in children’s rhymes for a reason . . . Continue reading

State Sets Fracking Hearing in WNC for September 12

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After requests from individuals, organizations and businesses in Western North Carolina, the Mining and Energy Commission has voted unanimously to hold a public hearing on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) rules in this part of the state. Continue reading

Too Much Zucchini & Summer Squash?

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Have you run out of ways to prepare the abundance of summer squash? Try freezing it to use later in the year. Continue reading

Most Americans Are Not Saving Enough for Retirement

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Until recently, the overall savings rate has been falling for more than 20 years. The truth is, even if they don’t know it, most people simply aren’t saving enough for retirement. Continue reading

Do You Always Use Your Turn Signal?

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Forget distracted driving. A new study says there’s a far more serious problem that’s responsible for as many as 2 million accidents annually. Continue reading

Country Malt Group Relocates SE Operations to Fletcher

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The Country Malt Group announced that it will be moving its Southeastern US base of operations from Hickory, North Carolina to Fletcher, North Carolina. 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

USDA Policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch Program Announced

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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction announced the 2014-15 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for free and reduced price meals for children enrolled in North Carolina’s schools. Continue reading

Urban/Suburban Black Bear Study

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If you are a homeowner experiencing black bear activity on your property, the Urban/Suburban Black Bear Study would like to speak with you! 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

ReadyNC App will Help Families Prepare for Emergencies

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There’s a new mobile app that helps North Carolinians prepare for everything from minor traffic emergencies to severe storms on a daily basis. Continue reading

N.C. Peach Season on Tap to Be a Good One

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Homemade ice cream, cobbler or sliced fresh, no matter what way you enjoy peaches, this season is looking good for the crop. Continue reading

North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Launches “Vet Tip Hotline” for USVA Allegations

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The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCVA) launched a “Vet Tip Hotline” to help veterans and improve services at US Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) medical facilities located in North Carolina. Continue reading

Summer Driving Tips for Safe Travel During The Holiday and Summer Months

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Memorial Day weekend typically marks the start of the summer vacation season. And, as warmer weather approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to take the proper precautions before and while driving on the roadway. 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