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Green River News

DAR honors Revolutionary War hero Matthew Maybin and his descendants

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The Abraham Kuykendall Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution marked the grave of Patriot Matthew Maybin and recognized his descendants on Nov. 12.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | History | Theron Maybin | Revolutionary War | Appalachian Culture | Homer Maybin

Dana News

Commissioners honor Bethel Wesleyan on church's 100th anniversary

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners honored Bethel Wesleyan Church this month for its 100th birthday.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | Dana | History | Churches | Tracy Grove

Henderson County News

BRCC’s scanners will be available to public

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The State Library of North Carolina has awarded the Blue Ridge Community College Library a Bright Ideas Grant to facilitate the creation of the Blue Ridge Local History Project.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | History

Henderson County News

Historical Society hosts 'Remembering Terry Ruscin'

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The Henderson County Genealogical & Historical Society will host a gathering “Remembering Terry Ruscin” from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | History | Terry Ruscin

Henderson County Life

Terry Ruscin, prolific author on local history, dies unexpectedly

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Terry Ruscin, a researcher, writer and photographer who wrote a half dozen books about his adopted home of Hendersonville, died unexpectedly last week after suffering a medical issue while walking his dog, Lucy, friends said in numerous Facebook posts. He was 70.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | History | Henderson County Historic Resources Commission | Southern Appalachian culture | Terry Ruscin

Henderson County News

LOCAL BRIEFS: Historic photos, library friends, Artscape kids contest

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Ruscin’s new book 
highlights county history   Terry Ruscin will present a slide show on his new book of early Henderson County images at the Historic Courthouse at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | History | Henderson County public library | Terry Ruscin | Friends of the Library

Henderson County News

Planners cool to historic property tax breaks

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After working for six years on a way to recognize historic landmarks, the Henderson County Historic Resources Commission sent to the Planning Board a draft ordinance that would allow the county to grant historic preservation tax breaks.     Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | Henderson County Historic Resources Commission | historic homes

Edneyville News

Yellow Jackets come home to honor EHS

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EDNEYVILLE — When the county school system closed Edneyville High School in 1993, Jamie Hill McMurray realized that a lot of important history was headed for the ash heap of history.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | History | Edneyville | Henderson County Education History Initiative

Henderson County News

Commissioners endorse historic landmark guide

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The Henderson County Historic Resources Commission finally got the stamp of approval that will allow it to go forward with plans to recognize historic landmarks.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | Henderson County Commissioners | Historic preservation | Henderson County Historic Resources Commission

Henderson County News

Dr. George Jones fills in 'Gaps'

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The first roads in Henderson County were made by the feet of Indians. Like road builders centuries later, they tried to find the easiest way up the mountain.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County History | Henderson County Historical and Genealogical Society | George Jones | Saluda | Howard Gap