Hendersonville, NC and WNC News

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

A Great Camp in the Great Outdoors

In the late 1800s, it was fashionable for families like the Vanderbilts to have a getaway “great camp” or lodge in the Adirondacks so that they could enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and boating.

A variety of beans, including green and purple.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Baskets of beans are starting to crowd farmers tailgate market tables. Common green beans, yellow wax beans, or deep purple burgundy beans are all great, versatile ingredients, whether you’re sautéeing a side dish, adding them to a salad, or preserving for later use.

Coins representing the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

The North Carolina Blockchain Initiative

The newly formed North Carolina Blockchain Initiative has been directed to study the unique attributes and use-cases of blockchain technology, virtual assets, smart contracts, and digital tokens within the state.

Lightning over Lost Cove Cliffs, seen from Grandfather Mountain.

Grandfather Mountain Sets June Rainfall Record

At Grandfather Mountain, when it rains, it pours — and sets records. This past June, the mountain recorded 15.94 inches of rain at its National Weather Service reporting station, located near the Mile High Swinging Bridge.

A man cutting his lawn with a red riding lawnmower.

Don’t Forget Your Garden Chores for July

July is the time of year when mother nature can hand you a wheelbarrow of lawn and garden problems. Don’t worry, follow these tips and you’ll be in great shape!

Sun screen and other protection tools next to a pool.

The Patton Pool is Now Open!

Patton Pool, managed by the Hendersonville Family YMCA, is located at Patton Park on Highway 25 North. The pool is now open through Labor Day!