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Henderson County News

Nicholson resigns over Juneteenth remark

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David Nicholson, the longtime executive director of the N.C. Apple Festival, resigned Thursday one day after news outlets reported his offensive Facebook post disparaging the new Juneteenth holiday and proposing instead an "Old Fat White Man Day."   Read Story »

Tags: race | North Carolina Apple Festival | David Nicholson | slavery | black lives matter | Juneteenth | black history

Henderson County News

First Avenue home listed in 'Negro Motorist Green Book' to get historic marker

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A residence on First Avenue West that welcomed African-American travelers during segregation will get a historic marker recognizing its significance in local black history.   Read Story »

Tags: African-American history | black history | Jim Crow

Henderson County Life

Community celebrates Juneteenth with folk tales and food

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Around 25 people listened to Ronnie Pepper dramatize an African-Caribbean fable about Anansi and the Snake Saturday while others enjoyed pork barbecue, barbecued chicken and hot dog plates in the first Juneteenth celebration since the historic freedom from slavery remembrance became a national holiday.   Read Story »

Tags: African-American history | Melinda Lowrance | Ronnie Pepper | Juneteenth | black history | Star Lite Chapter #510 Order of the Eastern Star

Henderson County News

Ninth Avenue School celebration is today

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Hendersonville Middle School is inviting Ninth Avenue School alumni and their families to a drop-in “Ninth Avenue School Day” Community Celebration from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the middle school.   Read Story »

Tags: Ninth Avenue School | African-American history | black history