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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Meet all 20 new bears

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Bears depicting everything from adoptable dogs to literacy to robotics made their debut on Main Street Friday, kicking off the 2019 edition of Bearfootin's Art Walk.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Lew Holloway | bears | Bearfootin\\\\\\\'

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Connet honored as a Main Street Champion

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Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street Advisory Committee | John Connet

Henderson County Business

Timeline of tall buildings

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Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | downtown hotel | Sunflower

Henderson County Business

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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City, Grey Mill developer finalize sale

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A developer and the city of Hendersonville finalized a deal on Friday that clears the way for redevelopment of the Grey Hosiery Mill as apartments. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, city officials said.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Grey Hosiery Mill

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Kalman Sherman's trees, 'Right to Know,' Days of Caring

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Tags: United Way | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Kalman Sherman | Sherman\\\'s

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Narnia Studios moving across Main to historic Ewbank building

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Tags: Historic preservation | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Chalk It Up! | Barbara Hughes | Ewbanks & Ewbanks

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Starring food and design, rooftop restaurant worth the wait

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The new Shine restaurant earns a lot of superlatives.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | Historic preservation | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Henderson County Business

Cask & Vine brings stylish pub fare (plus 40 bourbons) to Main Street

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Steve Bevins has cooked everything from fast food to high-end steaks to upscale Chinese. Until recently he ran his own kitchen, as the head chef at Carolina Bistro at Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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Developers propose multi-story hotel on Dogwood lot downtown

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Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | John Connet | hotels | Brian Pahle

Henderson County Business

French Broad: A Kitchen & Wine Bar opens next week downtown

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Just over 170 years ago, river partisans and road partisans fought over where to locate the town of Hendersonville, the seat of the newly formed Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | The French Broad: A Kitchen & Wine Bar

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County eyes new rules for Courthouse gatherings

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Activists gather more and more often on the Historic Courthouse plaza, exercising their right to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Historic Courthouse | First Amendment cases

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DOWNTOWN ROUNDUP: Blue Ridge Health to move offices to King Street

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Downtown will be home on weekdays to 50 administrators and office workers, thanks to a large nonprofit health care agency's need for more space.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Blue Ridge Community Health Services

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DOWNTOWN ROUNDUP: Work to start soon on public restrooms

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When it comes to downtown, parking and bathrooms are the complaints that downtown development director Lew Holloway hears the most. After years of talk about public rest rooms downtown and where they would go, the City Council finally acted, authorizing the project in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue West next to the Dandelion restaurant.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Lew Holloway

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DOWNTOWN ROUNDUP: Hands On! to expand

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Since it opened 11 years ago, Hands On! Children’s Museum has served more than 250,000 kids and their parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers. And it’s done so in somewhat a hidden location, in a back condo space of the old Rosdon Mall in the 300 block of North Main. That will change when the museum moves into newly acquired space that fronts on Main.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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DOWNTOWN ROUNDUP: Jonga Java, Lime Leaf close; new restaurant coming

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A popular coffee shop on South Main Street has closed. So has a Thai restaurant in the 300 block of North Main. That’s the downside. A new restaurant is in the works in the 300-block by a Hendersonville couple who operate restaurants in Greenville, S.C.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Henderson County Business

After sale of mill, City Council takes up development agreement

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Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Grey Hosiery Mill

Henderson County Life

Holiday skating returns this week for second year

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Holiday skating returns to downtown Hendersonville on Tuesday and continues through New Year’s Day.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Christmas | America In Bloom | New Years Eve

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Brooks Tavern is packed and getting rave reviews

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When he wasn't sweating in the kitchen to shore up the short-staffed cook staff, Mark Lowe was greeting customers and reveling in the apparent instant success of his new venture, Brooks Tavern.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Brooks Tavern to feature late night dining

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Vote for Hendersonville as South's Best City

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The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority is encouraging residents and fans of downtown to vote for Hendersonville as the South’s Best City in the annual South’s Best contest sponsored by Southern Living magazine.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

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City's 'Friends of Downtown' a model for volunteerism

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TDA announces top holiday storefronts

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Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Christmas

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Downtown getting ice skating for Christmas

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Let market decide

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The consultants’ report on a downtown hotel in Hendersonville should be regarded as good news even if the Grey Hosiery Mill is not ultimately the choice of a hotel developer.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Grey Hosiery Mill

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Never Blue chef to compete in cooking Showdown

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Never Blue chef Jesse Roque heads to Raleigh next week to compete in the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association Chef Showdown.   Read Story »

Tags: Never Blue | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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Main Street Center recognizes city for vitality, preservation

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Hendersonville is one of 44 towns in North Carolina that the National Main Street Center recognized for economic vitality and adherence to best-practice standards for historic preservation and community revitalization.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Henderson County Life

Bearfootin' bears debut

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The Bearfootin’ Bears of 2016 made their debut Friday afternoon as an overflow crowd chuckled at and clapped for downtown’s best loved public art.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | public art | Bearfootin\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'

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Mike's on Main owner honored as 'Main Street Champion'

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Patty Adamic, owner of Mike’s On Main in downtown Hendersonville, was named a Main Street Champion at the 2016 North Carolina Main Street Conference in Goldsboro.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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City's new parking ambassador is on the beat

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Sporting a lime green polo shirt with the city of Hendersonville insignia on the front and “PARKING AMBASSADOR” on the back, Jeff Wilkins is ready to make life easier for tourists and other downtown visitor.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | downtown parking

Henderson County Business

Hendersonville, Brevard both make 'Best Small Towns' list

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Hendersonville and Brevard both made the list of the 100 Best Small Towns compiled by Livability.com, a website that ranks cities in a variety of categories.   Read Story »

Tags: Brevard | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Henderson County News

Bert Browning, businessman and downtown leader, dies in Saluda

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SALUDA —Albert S. "Bert" Browning III, who drove a milk truck in Hendersonville starting at age 14 and grew up to become a successful business leader in Hendersonville, died suddenly at his home in Saluda on Monday. He was 85.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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New bears debut May 8

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The 13th annual Bearfootin' Public Art Walkwill take place on May 8 with the Bear Reveal of this year's painted Main Street mascots.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Bearfootin\\\\\\\'

Henderson County Life

Loft tours showcase upstairs living downtown

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The creativity of seven interior designers will be on display during Historic Downtown Hendersonville’s Designer Showcase Saturday, April 18, through May 2.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | historic homes

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State honors city's Main Street rehab project

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Hendersonville's Main Street makeover was recognized as the Best Outdoor Space Improvement during the North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Ceremony at the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium in Morganton on Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Henderson County Business

'Small Business Saturday' counters Black Friday

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A counter movement to the big-box store and shopping mall oriented Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is gaining momentum as a holiday event to encourage shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | retail | Black Friday

Henderson County News

Ingles donates sweets for Trick or Treat Street

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The chocolate has arrived. Let the countdown begin. Nine days to go till Trick or Treat Street.   Read Story »

Tags: Festivals | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville Business

Rooftop restaurant inches toward opening

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Bobby Rogers knows that people want to know when his Main Street restaurant will open and what kind of food it will serve.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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Ask Matt ... about downtown wi-fi

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  The Lightning's intrepid researcher finds answers to readers' questions.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects | Main Street Advisory Committee | Henderson County Athletics & Activity Center | Ask Matt | Henderson County Youth Soccer Association

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'Picante' with Ruben Orengo kicks off new concert series

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The new Monday Night Live! concert series opens tonight with Picante! with Ruben Orengo.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

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"Chalk It Up!" registration opens Wednesday

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Tags: Festivals | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Chalk It Up!

Hendersonville Business

Main Street shop opens wine cellar

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Sage Gourmet owners Laurie Bakke and Chrissy Filka have opened a lower-level wine cellar stocked with wines from all over the world. Many of the bottles are from small vineyards and are not available at area supermarkets.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | retail

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Downtown Hendersonville honored as a 'Great Main Street'

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The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association has recognized downtown Hendersonville as a "Great Main Street" in the professionals' category of the 2014 Great Places in North Carolina awards program.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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'Our State' magazine features local attractions

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The Trolley Company and Hendersonville Curb Market will be featured in the June issue of Our State magazine.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Curb Market | Trolley Company

Hendersonville Life

Bears '14 to be unveiled Friday

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Twenty new bears for the 2014 season will be unveiled Friday at the First Citizens Bank Plaza on Main Street at Sixth Avenue.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Bearfootin'

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: The right move on Seventh Avenue

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The birth pains of a new governance for Historic Seventh Avenue District were on display Monday night when city leaders and the existing Seventh Avenue board met to talk about the future.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Historic Seventh Avenue

Hendersonville Business

Falderal wine shop to close

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Falderal Winery, a downtown wine shop at 131 Third Ave. West, is closing next week.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | retail | Henderson County wine industry

Hendersonville Life

Rhythm&Brews named top new downtown event

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A year ago, Hendersonville's Rhythm & Brews Concert Series seemed like something of a high-risk idea.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Rhythm & Brews concert series

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Ask Matt ... about Main Street mosaic

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Q. What's the story behind the Rosdon Mall mosaic?   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Hendersonville Christmas Parade

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Temperatures dropped from 70 degrees Friday to the 40s on Saturday for the annual Hendersonville Christmas parade. A brisk wind and nip in the air added to the Christmas spirit as bands, floats, military units, dance troupes, churches, businesses and organizations made their way along the parade route.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Christmas | Hendersonville Merchants and Business Association

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Council orders musicians to street corners

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The city won't outlaw downtown street musicians but it will restrict where they can play.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville Life

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Town celebrates tree lighting

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Hendersonville celebrated the official kickoff of the holiday season Friday night with the traditional Christmas tree lighting on the courthouse square and the debut of a new tradition.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Christmas

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: 1st Turkey Trot is a big hit

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More than 400 runners turned out for the first Hendersonville Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day under blue skies with the thermometer at 20 degrees.   Read Story »

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Ask Matt ... about Kellogg, fiberglass bears and auto parts

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Matt answers your questions.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | retail | Main Street Advisory Committee | Ask Matt | Kellogg Center | Bearfootin' | Asheville Highway

Henderson County News

City scraps ineffective Christmas parking promotion

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Hendersonville City Council members said "bah, humbug" to free parking for Christmas shoppers. Except they weren't being Scrooge. Free parking didn't work.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Christmas | downtown parking

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Halloween fun abounds this weekend

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From a Halloween Carnival in Fletcher to beer and brats Saturday night in Brevard to a haunted farm there's plenty of Halloween fun starting this weekend. Hendersonville's popular Trick or Treat Street is on Halloween night on Oct. 31.     Read Story »

Tags: Festivals | Brevard | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Halloween

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Bear auction set for Saturday

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The 11th annual Bearfootin' Art Auction at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Henderson County Courthouse plaza in downtown Hendersonville features the sale of the 2013 edition of the Main Street Bears.     Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | bears | Bearfootin'

Henderson County Business

Coming attractions: Rooftop dining, El Paso III, cafes

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Rooftop dining downtown, a bar and grill run by the owners of the El Paso Mexican restaurants, a café on Chadwick Avenue and a soup and sandwich shop in Saluda are all getting ready to open.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda | restaurants | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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City to dedicate fountain, Main Street makeover

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The city of Hendersonville has set a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the third segment of the Main Street makeover and dedicate the "Mountain Memory" fountain at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

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Click here to take city parking survey

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The city of Hendersonville has invited residents to take a survey about downtown parking.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | downtown parking

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Contractor lowers 'speed bump' crosswalks

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Crews on Tuesday took up the unintentional brick speed bumps on Main Street and replaced them with crosswalks at grade.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

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Apple Festival draws a crowd

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Though Labor Day weekend was at the mercy of Mother Nature, the 67th annual Apple Festival proved to be resilient enough to outlast showers.   Read Story »

Tags: Festivals | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | North Carolina Apple Festival | apple farming

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'H'ville lights new gateway sign

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Unnoticed amid the fuss over the fountain on the corner of Sixth and Main, the city moved ahead with two new gateway signs on westbound Seventh Avenue. One of the two signs was lighted for the first time on Thursday night, just in time for the 67th annual North Carolina Apple Festival.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville News

Mountain fountain pricetag comes in at $183,000

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The pricetag for Hendersonville's Main Street mountain fountain has come in at $183,284.59 — a $100,000 cost overrun attributable in part to an underground pump system that the artist had not anticipated.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

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Paving project completed in time for festival

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The 600 block of North Main Street and the repaving of Seventh Avenue (U.S. 64 west) were completed early today in time for Friday's opening of the North Carolina Apple Festival.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects | Trace Co. | Todd Trace

Hendersonville Life

City shrinks seating area for last R&B concert

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Organizers of the popular Rhythm & Brews Concert series have asked patrons to leave their folding chairs at home for the final concert this week.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Rhythm & Brews concert series

Hendersonville Life

WTZQ kicks off music showcase at Moe's BBQ

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Moe's Original BBQ and WTZQ AM-1600 are launching a new singer/songwriter showcase the third Thursday of every month from 8 to 9 p.m. upstairs at Moe's in downtown Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | restaurants | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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Council chips in $1500 for clock repair

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Hendersonville City Council granted a $1,500 donation to help fund restorations to the McClintock Clock on Main Street at a meeting Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | McClintock clock

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SLIDESHOW: R&B III bigger than ever

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Nine weeks ago, nobody would have known that Hendersonville could pack an out-of-the-way parking lot with hundreds of people for a concert that didn't involve an oldies playlist or an Elvis set.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Rhythm & Brews concert series

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City braces for big crowd at Rhythm & Brews tonight

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Hendersonville Main Street director Lew Holloway said the "anecdotal evidence" he's gotten so far signals a big crowd will turn out for the third concert of the new Rhythm & Brews series, which has proved to be a popular Thursday night event.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Rhythm & Brews concert series

Hendersonville Opinion

Moss column: Crowded dance floor, parking are good problems to have

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Even in the summer of rain, tourists and local folks stroll up and down Main Street and diners wait 45 minutes for a table. Parking, I hear, is a crisis.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | downtown parking

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Clock club seeks $5,000 to repair Main Street timekeeper

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The Hendersonville City Council will take up a request to spend up to $5,000 to repair the historic McClintock clock on the side of the Trust Building on East Fourth Avenue at Main Street.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Fuss erupts over Music on Main

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Large crowds for Music on Main at the new stage at the Visitors Center have led to a big fuss.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | tourism | Music on Main | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Hendersonville Business

Parking solutions include signage, smart meters, employee spaces

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Wayfinding. Log it in. It's the newest buzzword to solve downtown parking problems.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | retail | downtown parking

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Frozen yogurt shop coming to Main Street

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Frozen yogurt is coming to Hendersonville's Main Street.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

SLIDESHOW: Big crowd enjoys R&B II

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The Rhythm & Brews concert in downtown Hendersonville drew a big crowd for the second time for an all-girl folk band from Asheville and the hot licks of the headliner, the Lefty Williams Band.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Rhythm & Brews concert series

Hendersonville News

COUNCIL PICKS WINGATE FOR OLD MILL SITE

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The Hendersonville City Council on a 3-2 vote Thursday chose a developer for the old Grey Hosiery Mill who plans to renovate the 98-year-old structure for an expanded Wingate University campus.     Read Story »

Tags: Historic preservation | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Grey Hosiery Mill

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Developers pitch Wingate campus, loft apartments, retail for old mill

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Developers have proposed a Wingate University campus, an upscale marketplace and event center and loft apartments in response to the Hendersonville City Council's request for ideas for a transformation of the 97-year-old Grey Hosiery Mill.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic preservation | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Grey Hosiery Mill | Historic Seventh Avenue

Hendersonville Life

Historic board to hold barbecue fundraiser

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The Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission will hold the Pork, Pickin' & Preservation event at the Killarney house at 6:30 p.m. on June 28.     Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Historic preservation | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville Business

Biz611 focuses on green, lean startups

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Although Jonathan Butler has what may be the most energy efficient elevator in the state of North Carolina, he still does not want people to use it.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

Tonight's R&B concert features bluegrass, bluesy rock and brews

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The second edition of the successful Rhythm and Brews concerts sponsored by the city of Hendersonville cranks up at 6 p.m. tonight with some organizational changes, an all-girl folk and bluegrass band and a bluesy rock band.   Read Story »

Tags: Music | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street Advisory Committee | Rhythm & Brews concert series | Lew Holloway

Henderson County News

Sidewalk antique show is Saturday

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More than 40 vendors will be on hand for the 22nd Annual Sidewalk Antique & Vintage show Saturday in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: Festivals | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville Business

Mother Butter's is '"Cheers" with meatloaf'

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Suni McMath says everyone has a memory of meals their grandmother made "and you knew she loved you.""We're trying to bring that menu back for people," she says.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Mo' space: Smokin' hot Moe's expanding upstairs and outside

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Dave Rice and his partner, Erik Chandler, had long known that a weekend festival was likely to bring a big flock of diners into their new Main Street restaurant, Moe's Original Bar-B-Que.   Read Story »

Tags: Festivals | restaurants | Garden Jubilee | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Henderson County News

Garden Jubilee attracts happy planters

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In near perfect weather, a throng of gardeners and browers filled Main Street on Saturday for the 20th annual Garden Jubilee.   Read Story »

Tags: Festivals | Gardening | Garden Jubilee | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Henderson County News

SLIDESHOW: Model railroad stars in 'Golden Age' exhibit

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Larry Morton pointed to a tiny pond beside the railroad tracks between Saluda and East Flat Rock, where an even tinier figure was perched on a rock.   Read Story »

Tags: History | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Historic Courthouse | transportation | Henderson County Heritage Museum

Hendersonville Business

Got Q? Yes we do!

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Hendersonville's barbecue options are expanding.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Downtown shops announce 'Love our Locals' promotion

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Historic Downtown Hendersonville merchants are launching a new program aimed at encouraging local residents to shop downtown.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | retail

Henderson County News

Rebranded Green Room adds music, dinner

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Ben and Sue Green decided they could not wait until the work on the 500 and 600 block of North Main Street is done. They have announced the renaming — and rebranding — of the former Living Room Coffee House and Café.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville Life

Playhouse revives Creedence next week

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Flat Rock Playhouse will present "A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival," the next '"Music on the Rock" series concert, opening April 9 at the Playhouse Downtown, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

Mountain fountain taking shape downtown

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Crews placed the copper mountaintop on the new fountain at the First Citizens Plaza on Wednesday, giving a clear picture for the first time of what the downtown piece will look like.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

Stonewalling art proposals, council settles on welcome sign

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Grand visions of a soaring piece of public art on Main Street gave way to a clock tower and now a stone welcome sign.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

City to improve web access downtown

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Web surfers from here and afar should be able to catch free Wi-Fi on Main Street by May.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Henderson County Business

Creditor fight blocks restaurant plan for Neill's Flight property

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A Miami architect and builder wants to open an upscale Italian restaurant in the former Flight Wood Grill property if a sale of the property is approved in bankruptcy court.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Sam Neill | Tom Fazio | TJF Enterprises

Hendersonville News

Cycles and beers and bears, oh my

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If it's March, it must be time to plan the many outdoor events in festival-rich Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: Festivals | tourism | Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Rhythm & Brews concert series

Henderson County Business

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Booze now the toast of the town

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A year ago, if you walked into a convenience store in Horse Shoe, Tuxedo or Edneyville, you couldn't buy a six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | economic development | Sierra Nevada | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Burntshirt Vineyards

Flat Rock News

YouTheatre hosts event for young playwrights

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Flat Rock Playhouse's YouTheatre will host a playwriting workshop for middle and high school age students at the at the Playhouse Downtown from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | YouTheatre | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Playhouse Downtown

Hendersonville News

Main Street Wi-Fi likely to be fixed by summer

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Downtown Hendersonville's wireless Internet service, which has been unreliable since the Main Street makeover moved electric lines underground, may get fixed.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Henderson County Business

Rhythm and Brews concert series on tap downtown

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is teaming up with the city of Hendersonville and the Friends of Ecusta Trail to bring a summer concert series downtown.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Sierra Nevada | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority | Main Street Advisory Committee

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Five things to watch in 2013

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Five things to watch in 2013:   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Mills River | Fletcher | Sierra Nevada | Hendersonville Lightning | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | parks and recreation

Hendersonville Business

Biz611 signs first tenant

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Biz 611, the business incubator and living example of a sustainable work environment at 611 N. Church St., has its first tenant.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Jonathan Butler | Biz611 | Ken Gaylord | Black Hawk Construction

Flat Rock News

Dolly Parton tribute opens 2013 Music on the Rock season

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The Flat Rock Playhouse Music on the Rock concert series returns to Playhouse Downtown on Feb. 6 with A Tribute to Dolly Parton.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Music on the Rock

Hendersonville News

City seeks developer for historic mill

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The city of Hendersonville is taking another stab at recruiting a development partner for the historic Grey Hosiery Mill.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Hendersonville City Councilman Jeff Collis | Grey Hosiery Mill

Hendersonville Business

Downtown merchants report uptick in holiday shopping

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Downtown Hendersonville businesses were encouraged by the foot traffic and buying over the Christmas holidays.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | retail | Main Street makeover projects | Main Street Advisory Committee

Hendersonville News

Artist withdraws Main Street gateway project

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Rejecting direction from the Hendersonville City Council to redesign his proposed public art piece for the corner of Main Street and Seventh Avenue, an Illinois sculptor has withdrawn his work from consideration.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville Business

Coca-Cola sign gets fresh coat of paint

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Andy Thompson has painted more signs than he can count. On trips to the mountains from his home in Charlotte he had seen the Coca-Cola sign on the side of the old Justus Pharmacy "beaucoups of times." Over the past week the veteran sign painter got to apply his craft to the faded sign.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

Yes to mountains, no to abstract cascade, council says

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Downtown Hendersonville will get a mountain-themed fountain, but not a 24-foot abstract gateway sculpture, the City Council decided Thursday night as it struggled again with what the city manager described as the "horrific task" of choosing public art.   Read Story »

Tags: Art on Main | Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Henderson County News

Tree lighting kicks off Hendersonville Christmas

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It's official.It's Christmas in Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Christmas

Hendersonville News

Community Foundation launches fund to support public art downtown

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The Community Foundation of Henderson County has established the temporary Main Street Enhancement Fund to support the public art work planned for downtown.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville News

City Council cuts the volume downtown

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Turn it down, Hendersonville City Council members ordered Thursday night.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

Council knows what it likes, sort of, in public art choices

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Hendersonville City Council members moved Thursday night from choosing the design of two prominent pieces of public art to designing the art themselves.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

Though T's is gone, noise probe still on

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When Hendersonville City Council members meet at a downtown condo tonight to hear what nightclub noise sounds like, they will have to make their own.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

Reality TV show to film on Main Street Sunday

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Hendersonville and Henderson County could be seen on television as the setting of a new reality TV show.A television crew won permission from the city to film in the 400 block of Main Street on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Mike's on Main

Hendersonville News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Give art a chance

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The trouble with public art is that it's so ... public.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects | Ron Stephens

Hendersonville News

Main Street art models on web for comment

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Models of the proposed public art pieces at two prominent Main Street corners are now on the city's website for the public's viewing and comment.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

City Council delays public art decision

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Hendersonville City Council members did what elected leaders often do when faced with a decision that carries the risk of a big public blowback. They booted it.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville Business

Chef brings unique background to new Square Root

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You can't blame the Wilson family for thinking that opening a second Square Root was meant to be.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

Advisory panel picks public art finalists

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Downtown advisers have chosen finalists for two public art displays that will be part of the city's makeover of the 500 and 600 blocks of North Main Street.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville Business

THORNS & ROSES: Let's not stop the music

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Thorn — To the Hendersonville City Council, for traveling down a risky road that could set back impressive progress toward downtown vitality.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Boys & Girls Club | tourism | Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Henderson County Commissioner Larry Young

Hendersonville Life

News show challenges locals to celebrate Hendersonville

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Hendersonville is the only North Carolina town chosen to be featured in FOX Carolina's "Town Takeover" series in July, taking center stage Monday, July 16.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

City PD assigns beat cop to downtown

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Hendersonville now has a fulltime downtown beat cop.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Hendersonville Police Department

Hendersonville Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Find a way to green-light project

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The city of Hendersonville, property owner Bub Hyder and the CVS drugstore chain should work out a design that will allow a promising redevelopment on the South Main Street strip of land.   Read Story »

Tags: Bub Hyder | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | NC Department of Transportation | CVS South Main project

Henderson County News

Downtown to become morning star

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Hendersonville is set to get its 15 minutes of fame. Well, four hours of fame, actually.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville Business

Easy to be green at Garden Jubilee

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Gardeners, vendors and shop owners pronounced Garden Jubilee 2012 one of the best ever, with large crowds, good weather and a bountiful selection of flowers, herbs and garden accessories.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Garden Jubilee | Historic Downtown Hendersonville