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Motorcyclists participating in a Christmas toy parade.

2018 Henderson County Toy Run on Saturday, Nov. 17

The 2018 Henderson County Toy Run on Saturday, Nov. 17 will give participants the opportunity to provide toys and cash donations to make Christmas a truly joyous time for abused and neglected children in Henderson County.

Cast members Preston Dyar, Larry Daggett, and David Lind in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The Hound of the Baskervilles at Flat Rock Playhouse

The Hound of the Baskervilles promises audiences a thrilling, hilarious, and nimble retelling of the classic crime novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle starring the iconic Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Performances continue through Saturday, Nov. 17.

School psychologist Will Mansfield.

Meet School Psychologist Will Mansfield

In honor of National School Psychology Awareness Week, Henderson County Public Schools is introducing the public to each of their ten school psychologists, and letting them explain what their jobs in our schools look like.

A cooked turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

How to Safely Thaw a Turkey

While frozen, a turkey is safe indefinitely. As soon as it begins to thaw, bacteria that may have been present before freezing will begin to grow again.

Congested car traffic during Thanksgiving.

State Highway Patrol Encourages Motorists To Drive Safe This Holiday Season

With one of the busiest travel times of the year on North Carolina roadways approaching, the State Highway Patrol wants all motorists to focus on safety. AAA reports that approximately 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home, with 89 percent traveling by motor vehicle.

Mast General Store in Hendersonville.

Mast General Store Hosts Coat Collection Drive Through Nov. 30

You don’t have to be a fan of Game of Thrones to know that winter is coming. It’s in the air, fogging up the window panes and biting at noses and hands. And that means coats and warm accessories are needed in the community.

A decaying pumpkin ready for the compost bin.

Fall Pumpkin Collection and Canned Food Drive

Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, there will be plenty of jack-o-lanterns and fall squash leftover, so don’t let them meet a spooky end in the landfill; instead, compost them with Henderson County Solid Waste!

A tractor working on a farm field.

Vecinos Farmworker Health Program Receives $2,500 Grant

Farmworkers and their families in Western North Carolina received some relief from high prescription drug prices with a recent grant of $2,500 from the Jackson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.