Hendersonville, NC and WNC News

Local news for Hendersonville, North Carolina and the surrounding Western North Carolina communities.

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.

Nat Zegree performing the keyboard with style.

Nat Zegree Wows West Henderson High

Trained classically on the piano from age 3 to 18, Flat Rock Playhouse player, pianist, singer, actor, and composer Nat Zegree started his childhood mornings with Mozart at the crack of dawn.

A table full of Thanksgiving desserts.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and local turkeys are on the minds of head chefs of the home kitchen. Unfortunately, there is a very limited availability of local turkeys this year.

Turkey Trot participants in the annual 5k event.

6th Annual 5K Turkey Trot

The City of Hendersonville’s Wellness Committee will host the annual Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. The Trot is a run-walk event open to all ages, all fitness levels, and all family members!