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Feral kitten with rabies triggers N.C. 191 alert

The 68th Annual North Carolina Apple Festival opened on Friday.

Hendersonville Life

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: 68th NC Apple Festival opens

Apple Festival director David Nicholson forecast good weather, big crowds and enthusiasm for new features at the 68th North Carolina Apple Festival, which opened Friday and continues through Labor Day.   Read Story »

Tags: Festivals | NC Apple Festival

Leslie and Pat Lancaster accept the United Community Bank Apple Farmer of the Year Award from Fair Nabers Waggoner, city president of the bank.

Henderson County News

Apple Festival names UCB Farmers of the Year

The North Carolina Apple Festival named the 2014 Apple Farmers of the Year today as the four-day festival opened under sunny skies on Hendersonville's Main Street.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Apple Festival | apple farming

GETTING READY: Hendersonville High School concert band members practice marching on the track at HHS on Thursday. Band Director Fran Shelton said she has 130 students in band this year. Concert and symphonic band members march in the parade.

Henderson County News

Apple Festival under way

The 68th North Carolina Apple Festival got under way today with big crowds at the traditional kickoff breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.   Read Story »

Mills River News

Mills River cautiously endorses NC 280 bikeway

MILLS RIVER — With as much doubt as enthusiasm, the Mills River Town Council gave a lukewarm blessing to a study for a proposed 15-mile bikeway along N.C. 280 that would cost $8 million.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | Sierra Nevada | Mills River Town Board | greenways | bicycling | NC 280 bikeway

Four Seasons Politics

Four Seasons Politics

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WCU invites questions for Meadows-Hill debate

Conservation League endorses McGrady, sits out Apodaca race

Kumor appointed to land conservation board

Griffin, Brown endorse Katz over McDonald

Libertarians rally for guns and pot, against taxes

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Children and Family Resource Center chair Steve Gwaltney and Executive Director Elisha Freeman toast the 15th anniversary of the center.

Henderson County News

Children's advocates toast agency's 15th birthday

If their first office was small — a spare storage room at First Citizens Bank — their vision was large. The new center would be a clearinghouse for services that help young children get as strong a start as possible.   Read Story »

Tags: Children and Family Resource Center

Kenny Barnwell, shown at a forum on immigration reform in 2012, was named Grand Marshal of the King Apple Parade on Labor Day.

Henderson County Business

Grand marshal 'surprised and honored' to be picked

Kenny Barnwell, an Edneyville apple farmer, will represent the apple industry as the Grand Marshal of the King Apple Parade on Labor Day.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Apple Festival

Henderson County News

Readers theater play celebrates library centennial

A Readers Theater play will portray the founding and history of the Henderson County Public Library as part of the library centennial celebration next month.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County public library

Henderson County Business

Apple Festival guide covers 2014 season

  This week's Hendersonville Lightning salutes Henderson County's apple farming tradition with an in-depth look at the 2014 apple season. We cover what goes into apple farming from early season pruning to picking and the market.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Lightning | apple farming | Agribusiness Henderson County | Tree to Table 2014 apple series

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