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Henderson County News

Salute to apples is on the street!

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Our salute to apples on the street.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 apple crop | 2020 Apple Festival

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don’t miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

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Edneyville Business

Freezes, hail and a pandemic pile up for apple growers

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Let us count the ways that 2020 has heaped a deluge of challenges upon the apple country:   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Farmers market, Main Street events, apple sales highlight Labor Day weekend

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Throngs of local folks and visitors on Main Street. Jammed up roads. $5 parking. A wait at restaurants. No vacancy at hotels. The All American small town King Apple Parade. That's the usual Labor Day weekend. This year, thanks to the coronavirus, is very different. But the star of the North Carolina Apple Festival, the crisp, sweet, delicious apple, is widely available close to where it's grown and downtown Hendersonville has plans for a festive day even with no festival.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 apple crop | 2020 Apple Festival

Henderson County Business

Orchard Trail Days set for Labor Day weekend

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Orchard Trail Days will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-7, to kick-off the 2020 apple season.   Read Story »

Tags: North Carolina Apple Festival | 2020 apple crop | 2020 Apple Festival

Henderson County News

N.C. Apple Festival announces 2020 ambassador

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Emma Elizabeth Gilliam, a rising senior at East Henderson High School and the daughter of Maggie and Bruce Gilliam, has been named the Apple Ambassador for 2020, the North Carolina Apple Festival announced.     Read Story »

Tags: NC Apple Festival | 2020 apple crop | 2020 Apple Festival

Henderson County Business

AgHC, Carolina Farm Credit give masks to farm industry workers

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MILLS RIVER — The greenhouses at VanWingerden International in Mills River are nearly empty, but it’s not because business has fallen off.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 apple crop | coronavirus agriculture | covid-19 farming

Edneyville Business

Cold front threatens apple, berry crops

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Apple, peach and berry growers faced a one-two punch of freezing weather as a cold front charged into the mountains bringing lows in the 30s and possibly the 20s.   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | Danny McConnell | 2020 apple crop | strawberries

Henderson County News

So far, growers surviving frost, punishing wind and torrential rain

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Apple growers appear to have escaped major damage from frosty weather Friday night and the heavy rain and high winds Sunday night into early Monday morning, Henderson County's extension director said.     Read Story »

Tags: apple farming | winter 2019-20 | 2020 apple crop

Henderson County News

Storm system could bring up to 4 inches of rain by Monday morning

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The Hendersonville area could get up to 4 inches of rain from a storm system moving through the area today through Monday morning, the National Weather Service said.     Read Story »

Tags: floods | rain | 2020 apple crop

Edneyville Business

Growers brace for frost damage

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EDNEYVILLE — Growers are bracing for potential crop damage tonight with a predicted low of 31 and the possibility of colder pockets in orchards, berry fields and vineyards.   Read Story »

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