Local News

Musicians playing at a busy Henderson County Tailgate Market event.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Spring has officially started, and that means outdoor farmers tailgate markets can’t be far off! Most area markets start their season during the months of April and May.

Participants and employers at a jobs fair.

North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released

The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from January’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.8 percent.

An blue-lit stage with actors during Mamma Mia at Flat Rock Playhouse.

Leiman Mainstage Improvements at Flat Rock Playhouse

The Flat Rock Playhouse audience will enjoy a historic season this year thanks to significant theatre upgrades to the Leiman Mainstage. Upgrades include brand new seating, floor lighting, new carpet, and a state-of-the-art hearing loop.

An illustration of Earth from outer space.

Area Nonprofits Join Forces for Earth Month

Local nonprofit organizations, universities, and businesses have teamed up to celebrate Earth Month this year through a collective effort named WNC for the Planet.

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Tax Time Guide: Protect Personal, Financial, and Tax Information

The Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to protect the security of their personal, financial, and tax information. Con artists use scams and schemes to steal personal information and money from unsuspecting victims, particularly during tax time.

The white exterior of the Carl Sandburg Home.

Sandburg Home and Friends of Carl Sandburg Host Public Meeting

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site managers and the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara’s board of directors will share park and fundraising updates at a public meeting on Wednesday, March 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce.

A photograph of a grassy hill by Curren Podlesny.

Local High School Senior Hosts Charity Art Show on Mar. 31

Curren Podlesny, a high school senior at West Henderson High, has chosen to exhibit his photographic art from all over the world as his senior project, raising the subject of art censorship and how it affects society.