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Downtown manager is chosen for Appalachian Leadership Institute

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Jamie Carpenter, downtown manager for the city of Hendersonville since 2020, has been selected by the Appalachian Regional Commission to participate in the 2022-2023 class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Appalachian Mountains. Appalachian culture | Appalachian Regional Commission

Henderson County News

Weintraub's Appalachian films to get wider audience

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David Weintraub, the Hendersonville-based filmmaker of more than 40 documentary films, has signed a deal with PBS to distribute four of his feature length films to public television stations around the country.   Read Story »

Tags: movies | David Weintraub | Center for Cultural Preservation | Appalachian Mountains. Appalachian culture | Appalachian Culture | documentary films

Henderson County Life

JERE BRTTAIN: Reflecting on the life of Wilma Dykeman

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In 1970, Joanne and I were visiting our favorite elementary teacher at old Mills River School, Miss Ruth Corpening. Miss Ruth, aware of our involvement in efforts to preserve French Broad River tributaries, gave us a copy of Wilma Dykeman’s The French Broad.   Read Story »

Tags: French Broad River | Appalachian Mountains. Appalachian culture | Jere Brittain | Wilma Dykeman | Appalachian Culture

Henderson County Life

Local foundation wins grant for Appalachian roots music show

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The Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the Community Foundation of Henderson County to help fund Season 4 of David Holt’s State of Music, an Emmy-nominated public television series distributed nationally by PBS.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | bluegrass | mountain culture | Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation | Appalachian Mountains. Appalachian culture | old-time music