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Local Government Officials Host Panel at HES

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016

Hendersonville Elementary third-graders had been learning about state and local government for about six weeks when elected officials and Henderson County representatives sat down with them and hosted an interactive panel.

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Smokies Telethon Tops $200,000 for 3rd Year

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016

Friends of the Smokies raised $205,562 at its 22nd annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon thanks to hundreds of callers, online donations and support from sponsors Mast General Store, The Lodge at Buckberry Creek and others.

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Back-to-School Shopping Tips From the FTC

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016

From crayons to clothing and computers, it’s back-to-school shopping time! Before you head to the mall or go online, the FTC has some tips to help you get the most for your money.

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Fiesta Hendersonville Debuts on September 25th

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fiesta Hendersonville, a one-day event on Main Street, will showcase the culture and contagious rhythms of Latin America through live music, dance, food, artisans, vendors and more on September 25th.

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NASA Monitors the ‘New Normal’ of Sea Ice

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May.

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Walks and Talks Along the Greenway Continue October 8th

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 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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What You Can Do to Help Reach for Zero Waste

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Have you ever wondered if there was a way that you could help the planet through your purchases and service choices? Well wonder no longer, sustainable consumption is the way to go!

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Website Aims to Help Cities Reduce Wood Waste

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

Across North Carolina, municipalities and arboriculture businesses are faced with the problem of what to do with urban trees that are removed due to age, pests, disease or damage.

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Six Tips for Using Your Credit Card

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

Your favorite store is having a sale. You’ve bought all your items on your shopping list, but you’re tempted to peek in the store to look for a few last minute gifts.

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Visitor Spending Rises Across North Carolina

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2016

New data from Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, shows that domestic visitor spending has increased in 91 of the state’s 100 counties.

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Brevard Philharmonic Season Begins Sept. 11th

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016

Presenting world class musicians offering inspiring performances in one of the best music venues in the southeast… that is the Brevard Philharmonic formula.

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Car Tips for Pet Passengers

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016

When the weather’s nice, there’s often no greater joy than hitting the road with your four-legged friend. But just because many pets love riding in cars doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily safe for animals.

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Brevard College Alumna Establishes Scholarship for Fine Arts Students

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Brevard College is pleased to announce a new scholarship for students pursuing a degree in the Fine Arts. Peggy Lewis Morris created the scholarship in memory of her husband Keith Morris, whom she met as a student at Brevard College in 1959.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The weather this year has not been kind to fruit. Late frosts in spring, hailstorms, and weeks of temporary drought followed by daily thunderstorms have left fruit altered in some cases, and limited their availability in others.

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Is Your Small Business Social Enough?

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Facing the task of building a social media following for your small business can feel like an uphill battle. What’s the use of wracking your brain to create engaging content when you have just a few dozen followers?

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Hillandale Adds New STEM Summer Camps

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016

Inside Hillandale Elementary, students in Catch the Beat summer camp recently practiced songs on their xylophones for an upcoming parent showcase, while their classmates in the Science of Superheroes camp talked about Batman and learned about echolocation.

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Convertibles Needed for 2016 Apple Festival Parade

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016

Do you have a classic, antique, or newer convertible? Do you know someone who does? Convertibles are needed for the Henderson County Apple Festival Parade on Monday, September 5th, 2016.

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Guided Tree Walk Along the Avenues

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016

A guided tree walk along Third and Fourth Avenues in Hendersonville’s West Side Historic District neighborhood will highlight two registered Heritage Trees and a variety of large, mature trees that complement the historic homes.

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Fall Plant Sale at Bullington Gardens

Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2016

Bullington Gardens, a horticultural education center and public gardens, will hold its annual fall plant sale on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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Tips for Smart Back-to-School Shopping

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Shop wisely for back-to-school needs, Attorney General Roy Cooper encourages North Carolina families as the traditional calendar school year begins once more.

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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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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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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.