Mean Mr. Mustard Café

by: Dan Gibbs • 02/26/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Mean Mr. Mustard Café is a Beatles themed restaurant located at 605 Kanuga Road in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The restaurant takes their name from a Beatles song penned by John Lennon when the Beatles were in India in 1969 and the song was on their iconic album Abbey Road. Abbey Road was one of […]

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McFarlan Bake Shop

by: Dan Gibbs • 02/26/2021

By: Dan Gibbs McFarlan Bake Shop has been a fixture on Main Street in Hendersonville since 1930 when original owner Erle McFarlan opened its doors. It is one of those iconic restaurants that most towns have. Anytime a friend comes to Hendersonville for the first time, that is one of the first places I take […]

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Day Tripping in Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 02/15/2021

By Dan Gibbs We started out the day by going for breakfast at the Fireside Inn and Pancake Restaurant. It is one of the few true breakfast restaurants open in Hendersonville during these times of the pandemic. The food was good as was the service.  The next stop we made was at McFarlan Bake Shop […]

Notable Men of Henderson County: Erle Stillwell

by: Dan Gibbs • 01/29/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Some of the architecture in Henderson County dates back to the early 19th century and to the founding of Flat Rock and Hendersonville.  Chanteloupe, the Saluda Cottages, St. Johns in the Wilderness church were all built during this time period.  Architect Erle Stillwell did not appear in Hendersonville until 1913 but he […]

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Artist Spotlight: David Soileau

by: Dan Gibbs • 01/21/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Local artist David Soileau is a 1984 graduate of East Henderson High School and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting with honors from North Carolina-Asheville in 1990.  He relocated to Lexington, KY after graduation from college and became part of a group called the Artist’s Attic. […]

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The Carolina Theatre

by: Dan Gibbs • 01/19/2021

By Dan Gibbs Having grown up in Hendersonville in the 1970’s and ‘80’s, my friends and I spent many Saturday afternoons and as we got older, many weekend nights at the Carolina Theatre on North Main Street in Hendersonville.  Just about everyone that grew up here has a story about what movies they saw and […]

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Table Rock State Park

by: Dan Gibbs • 11/30/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Table Rock State Park is located in Pickens County, South Carolina and was started in 1935 when over 2800 acres was donated to Pickens County and the city of Greenville. Several companies employed by the Civilian Conservation, one of those companies being a group of World War I veterans. The CCC started […]

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Devil’s Fork State Park and Lake Jocassee

by: Dan Gibbs • 11/30/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Lake Jocassee in Devil’s Fork State Park is a 7500-acre man-made lake that covers parts of Oconee and Pickens counties near Salem, South Carolina. It was formed in 1973 when Duke Power flooded the Jocassee Valley. Devil’s Fork State Park was created in 1991 and is the only access points to Lake […]

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Hauntings In Hendersonville: Part II

by: Dan Gibbs • 10/29/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Chanteloupe is the name of a grand house located in Flat Rock that was built by the Count de Choiseul in the 1830’s. By 1840, his wife, son, and two daughters were permanent residents at Chanteloupe and he traveled back and forth between Flat Rock and Charleston, SC as his business interests […]

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Hauntings In Hendersonville: Part I

by: Dan Gibbs • 10/29/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Scary stories have been a part of America’s storytelling scene since before Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” was published early in the 19th century. Some scary stories are based on fact and others are just completely made up and every town has a ghost story of some kind.  Growing up in […]

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