Dueling In Hendersonville: Part II

by: Luke Wherry • 06/27/2022

By Dan Gibbs No one seems to know the exact date of Hendersonville’s second duel between John Baxter and Marcus Erwin, but it probably occurred around 1857. This duel was fought over the politics of States Rights and Secessionists versus the supporters of the Union.  John Baxter was an attorney that lived in Hendersonville that […]

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Colken Realty: 2020 Real Estate Update

by: Luke Wherry • 07/31/2020

The sound of a cool summer breeze through the trees.  A waterfall plunging into a cool mountain stream—does you heart long for times like these?  It can be your reality in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.  Nestled in the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains lies a world of tranquility without sacrificing culture, innovation, and […]

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Historic Downtown Hendersonville earns National Main Street Accreditation

by: Luke Wherry • 07/08/2020

Historic Downtown Hendersonville has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program. Accredited status is the top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization […]

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Bobcats Stalking Prey In Hendersonville, NC

by: Luke Wherry • 06/05/2020

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Great Smoky Mountains Again Named Top National Park In US

by: Luke Wherry • 05/06/2020

Rocky Top still remains home, sweet home for tourists in the United States. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park again was named the top national park by the National Park Service, WZTV reported. The park, which is a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains and straddles eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, attracted 12.5 million visitors […]

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The Blue Ridge Mountains In North Carolina Were Named One Of The 50 Most Beautiful Places In The World

by: Luke Wherry • 03/04/2020

By Robin Jarvis, OnlyInYourState.com Have you heard the news? In a recent ranking of the world’s most beautiful places, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Blue Ridge Mountains among the 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World. We couldn’t agree more! Folks the world over visit North Carolina each year to experience the blue-hued […]

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Experience Winter Lights at the N.C. Arboretum

by: Luke Wherry • 12/01/2019

The North Carolina Arboretum features its annual Winter Lights every night from 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 4. The Arboretum’s gardens feature unique displays and landscapes of hundreds of thousands of holiday lights. Winter Lights features interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more. Proceeds from Winter Lights help […]

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Hendersonville Named Among 12 Charming Small Towns In the South

by: Luke Wherry • 11/25/2019

From the scenic peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico’s white sandy beaches, the South is brimming with natural beauty. And no matter where you go, one thing’s for sure: you can expect that classic Southern hospitality the area is so famous for. If you’re after the slower pace and relaxed […]

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Concert Choir Presents ‘Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest’

by: Luke Wherry • 11/14/2019

With Hendersonville full of Christmas spirit and joy, the Carolina Concert Choir joyfully presents Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest on December 6th at 7:30 pm and December 7th at 3:00 pm at the Grace Lutheran Church. The concert presents a collection of Hispanic America folk music lending the Christmas season a Southwest flare. […]

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7 Things to Do in Hendersonville During the Thanksgiving Weekend

by: Luke Wherry • 11/14/2019

Soon, Thanksgiving will pass. Some of the family have left to return home, but you decided to stay for the long weekend. The question now is what to do for the next 24 hours. Hendersonville and the immediate surrounding area is filled with attractions for the entire family. Below are a few of the many […]

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