Hendersonville, NC and WNC News

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

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Waiting for a Ruling on Redrawn NC Legislative Maps

With the next election and potential control of the state House and Senate during a critical post-census session hanging in the balance, much of North Carolina’s political establishment is waiting nervously for the next ruling in this year’s redistricting legal fight.

Two corgi dogs playing near a pumpkin in front of fallen leaves.

Halloween Safety for Your Pets

Halloween is full of fun things for you and your family to enjoy, but it’s one of those holidays that is enjoyed more by people than by pets.

Students Mickelene Hoggard and Meghan Grandal work to identify a specimen from NIST’s cone snail group.

Students Take “Made in Henderson County” Tours on Manufacturing Day

An annual collaboration of local schools’ Career & Technical Education programs and workforce development initiatives, the 2019 Made in Henderson County Tours in early October introduced more than 375 middle and high school students to successful manufacturing careers in their own backyard.

An ArtScape banner hanging on a light post in downtown Hendersonville.

ArtScape Banner Project Seeks Volunteers

The colorful ArtScape show of outdoor artwork along the streets in downtown Hendersonville is still drawing attention, especially with the autumn leaf colors. Plans are underway now, however, for next year’s outstanding exhibit.

A child holding a painted pumpkin.

Sweet and Healthy Halloween Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner. Are you ready? As a parent, it’s hard not to think of candy this time of year, and your kids are probably eager to go trick or treating.

A dry piece of land cracked in two by drought.

Nine WNC Counties Enter Severe Drought

Severe drought has emerged in parts of Western North Carolina after months of record heat and below-average rainfall, according to a recently released federal drought map.

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Vampire Power Is Scary Year Round

Halloween is just around the corner. While trick or treaters are roaming the streets in search of screams and sweets, a hidden terror could already be lurking in your home.