Local News

The exterior of The Blood Connection's Arden location.

Urgent Need for O-Negative Blood Donors

Spring is in the air and pollen is back with a vengeance. With many people feeling the effects of allergy season, The Blood Connection is asking those who feel well to donate blood now.

An aerial view of downtown Hendersonville's Main Street, with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.

Henderson County Real Estate Market Sees Decline in Activity in April

In Henderson County, year-over-year sales declined 6.4 percent in April 2019, with 160 properties sold compared to 171 sold in April of last year. The average sales price of $298,635 decreased 1.6 percent, while the median sales price (281,250) rose 6.1 percent compared to April 2018.

Mast General Store in Hendersonville.

Mast General Store Celebrates Land Trust Day, June 1

Mast General Store will celebrate this year’s Land Trust Day on June 1, marking the 16th year for this important event. Land conservancy partners will be in each location sharing news of their latest easements, upcoming hikes and outings, and how you can help save open spaces.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch initiates the Veg-PONDS-02 experiment on the International Space Station.

NASA Testing Method to Grow Bigger Plants in Space

In an effort to increase the ability to provide astronauts nutrients on long-duration missions as the agency plans to sustainably return to the Moon and move forward to Mars, the Veg-PONDS-02 experiment is currently underway aboard the International Space Station.

A crop of purple shiso growing in the wild.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Have you tried shiso? This herb, also called perilla, is in the mint family and is most familiar as the garnish on a sushi platter.