Hendersonville, NC and WNC News

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

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Childhood Hunger Rampant in Parts of Western North Carolina

A 3-year-old boy with long raven hair cried inside the Living Waters Food Pantry and Resource Center, which seeks to combat hunger in Cherokee. He squirmed on the hip of his mother, stretching for a toy as she reached for a can of vegetables.

A honey bee in a bright yellow sunflower.

National Honey Bee Day 2019 is Saturday, August 17

The National Honey Bee Day program started with a single concept: to bring together beekeepers, bee associations, as well as other interested groups to connect with communities to advance beekeeping.

A shaded crate filled with peaches.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Farmers tailgate markets are reaching their summertime heights! You’ll find a panoply of produce, including tomatoes, summer squash, beans, spring onions, cucumbers, new potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, greens of all sorts, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, and much, much more.

Music on Main Street concert in downtown Hendersonville.

Music on Main Street 2019

Music on Main Street, the increasingly popular concert series, has returned to downtown Hendersonville! Concerts take place every Friday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, now through August 23.

Maddie Franke, Sarah Stevens, and Maria Buchannan on stage during South Pacific at Flat Rock Playhouse.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse continues its 2019 season with South Pacific, a summer blockbuster musical and Broadway classic. Known for its glorious score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, the show transports audiences to the Pacific Islands in World War II as young couples struggle with the dynamics of love, war, and faith.

A person being served beer at D.D. Bullwinkel.

D.D. Bullwinkel’s Celebrates 25 Years in Brevard

In the summer of 1994, Lion King and Forest Gump dominated at the box office; the All-4-One hit “I Swear” was at the top of the Billboard Charts; and OJ Simpson had us riveted to our television screens.

Protestors in downtown Asheville opposing deportation and immigration policies.

CIMA Reports ICE Activity in Hendersonville

Two arrests were made and reports recently came in to CIMA’s hotline regarding ICE agents following community members and being present in neighborhoods.

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16 Ways to Save Money in the Laundry Room

Laundry is no one’s favorite chore, and it doesn’t help that washers and dryers are among the costliest appliances to operate. Since most of us do at least a few loads of laundry each week, it’s worth taking steps to reduce energy use.