Hendersonville, NC and WNC News

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

People walking through a shopping mall during the holidays.

Holiday Shoppers Plan to Spend 4 Percent More This Year

Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,047.83 this holiday season, up 4 percent from the $1,007.24 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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.

A carton of eggs on a table.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

An all-local Thanksgiving dinner is a lofty goal, but probably impractical (and would almost certainly add some additional stress to the holiday).

A statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Henderson Co. MLK Unity Breakfast on Jan. 20

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 celebration to be held on Monday, Jan. 20, at Blue Ridge Community College’s Technology Education & Development Center in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall.

A storyteller on stage with a tambourine and fife.

A Sandburg Story Slam on Jan. 6

Carl Sandburg Home will host a community storytelling slam on Carl Sandburg’s birthday, Monday, January 6, 2020.

Musicians in a symphony performance.

Hendersonville Symphony Launches Conductor Search

The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra has officially launched a search process for its next music director and conductor, who will lead the artistic future of the orchestra through its 50th anniversary and into the years ahead.

Cars in traffic producing smog.

NCDOT Announces New Emissions Inspections Exemptions

Beginning Dec. 1, North Carolina’s vehicle inspections requirement will exempt vehicles 20 years old from obtaining a yearly emissions test in the 22 counties which emissions testing is required.