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Henderson County Life

The Lightning's Apple tab is on the street!

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The Hendersonville Lightning's special Apple Festival section is on the street.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Picking a fresh apple is her dream come true

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Henderson County News

To get a head buff, register for Tour d'Apple by Wednesday

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Henderson County News

Apple Festival names parade grand marshal

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Henderson County News

Seventh grader helps design 2018 Apple Festival logo

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The North Carolina Apple Festival unveiled the logo for the 72nd annual festival on Tuesday, showcasing the work of a rising seventh grader.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Nominations open for Apple Farmer of the Year

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United Community Bank is accepting nominations for Apple Farmer of the Year, the annual award presented at the opening ceremony of the North Carolina Apple Festival to a grower who has made significant contributions to the apple industry.   Read Story »

Tags: North Carolina Apple Festival | 2018 apple crop | 2018 Apple Festival

Henderson County News

Moss column: Counting the blessings of Harvey

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The slow-motion catastrophe that Hurricane Harvey has wrought in Houston, a storm off the coast of North Carolina, Kim Jong-un’s decision to lob a missile over the heads of the Japanese people and the carnival sideshow that is the American presidency have made me thankful this week.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Beware of bicycles in today's Tour d'Apple

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Etowah News

Grand marshal has been important to apple industry

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Although this year’s Apple Festival Grand Marshal, J.D. Obermiller is known for his strawberries, he has been closely involved with that bigger red fruit for 40 years.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Apple Ambassador has missed lots of festivals

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A committee interviewing candidates for the North Carolina Apple Ambassador title stumped Kayce Lancaster when it asked, “What’s your favorite part of the Apple Festival?”   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Apple Festival fixes backwards note

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The North Carolina Apple Festival unveiled an updated 2015 festival logo that corrects backward facing musical notes. The Apple Festival logo had drawn some criticism for its emphasis on music rather than the apple crop.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Apple Festival unveils 2015 logo

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The North Carolina Apple Festival on Tuesday unveiled a 2015 logo that highlights the festival's music.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Apple Ambassador eager to represent industry

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Emily Rachel Holbert, who was named the 2014 Apple Ambassador by the North Carolina Apple Festival last week, says she looks forward to representing the apple industry.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Survey says Apple Festival generated $12.5 million

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The North Carolina Apple Festival said Monday this year's festival brought an economic impact of $12.5 million and contributed to the local economy beyond the festival itself.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: King Apple Parade 2013

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The North Carolina Apple Festival's King Apple Parade featured the usual lineup of fire trucks, bands and floats and this year a governor, which has not happened in a long, and a smattering of protesters holding signs about women's rights, voting rights and teacher pay.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

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 »

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Henderson County News

Rain chance back up to 60%

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The chance of showers and thunderstorms climbs to 60 percent through Monday as the North Carolina Apple Festival brings thousands of visitors to downtown Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Apple Festival opens

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Mildred Lyda was named the United Community Bank Apple Farmer of the Year, a drizzly morning gave way to a sunny afternoon and apple growers praised this year's crop as the 67th  annual North Carolina Apple Festival kicked off on Friday.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Gov. McCrory to ride in King Apple Parade

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Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to ride in the King Apple parade at the North Carolina Apple Festival Monday, the first time in 21 years that an incumbent governor has visited Hendersonville for the festival.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Apple Festival 2013: Bicyclists ready to tackle 100-miler

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The Four Seasons Rotary Club is launching the first Tour d'Apple event on Labor Day in conjunction with the North Carolina Apple Festival.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Apple Festival 2013: Festival dares to cross the street

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At 67, the North Carolina Apple Festival is old enough to cross the street.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Apple Festival 2013: Apple facts

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Henderson County News

Apple Festival 2013: Apple agent honored as grand marshal

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Marvin A. Owings Jr. has devoted his career to promoting the apple industry, honoring farmers for the job they do. This weekend the apple industry is honoring him.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Apple Festival 2013: Ambassador proud of her apple heritage

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As Labor Day approached, Madison Vaughn looked forward to her role as the 2013 Apple Ambassador of the 67th North Carolina Apple Festival.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Apple Festival 2013: Crop looks good

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A year ago, apple growers limped into Labor Day weekend with a very short crop after suffering the second spring freeze in five years. The April freeze followed by summer hailstorms wiped out about 60 percent of the county's signature farm commodity.   Read Story »

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Edneyville Business

Ronald Lamb, a well-known apple grower, dies

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Ronald Ray Lamb, a well-known apple grower and businessman, died Monday after a long battle with kidney cancer. He was 77.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Insider's guide to the Apple Festival

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Henderson County Life

Apple Festival adds bike ride to orchards

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The North Carolina Apple Festival and the Cooperative Extension have added a bike ride to apple orchards to the festival activities this year.   Read Story »

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