Fall Bucket List: Hendersonville, NC

by: Mandy Henderly • 10/15/2020

Take a walk on Main Street and treat yourself to a pumpkin square from McFarlan’s Bakery. Hike to Triple Falls in DuPont State Forest. Take a nature walk at the Park at Flat Rock. Visit the Hendersonville Farmer’s Market on Seventh Avenue to buy some fall veggies and maybe a bretzel from the Underground Baking […]

President George H.W. Bush in Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 09/29/2020

By: Dan Gibbs The 41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush paid a historic visit to Hendersonville on September 5, 1992. He was the first sitting President to visit Hendersonville. He gave a speech at the 46th Annual Apple Festival at the Henderson County Courthouse to a crowd of 18,000 people.  There […]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald In Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 09/16/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Iconic writer F. Scott Fitzgerald spent time in several towns in western North Carolina in 1935-36 including a few months in Hendersonville. Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be one of the greatest American novels ever written. It was published in 1925. By the end of 1935, Fitzgerald had fallen […]

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The Appalachian Pinball Museum

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/31/2020

By: Dan Gibbs The Appalachian Pinball Museum at 538 North Main Street in Hendersonville is one of Main Street’s best kept secrets. Tucked away on the far end of the street past the Skyland Barber Shop and through a set of doors, the Museum is a hands on playland that is full of nostalgia, history, […]

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Thomas Alva Edison in Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/31/2020

By Dan Gibbs Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman and lays claim to well over 1,000 patents during his long career. He was a frequent visitor to the mountains of western North Carolina and it was his experiments with the electric light bulb that brought him to Hendersonville in early June 1906.  […]

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The Sunshine Lady of Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 08/31/2020

By: Dan Gibbs Lelia Maud Davidson Hansell was born June 25, 1861 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She and her husband Judge C.P. Hansell, had moved to Hendersonville from Thomasville, Georgia a little over a year before her death. Although she only lived in Hendersonville about 18 months, she brought national attention to Hendersonville because of […]

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Have You Ever Wondered How the Blue Ridge Mountains Got Their Name?

by: David Lawson • 08/26/2020

The Blue Ridge Mountains wind over 500-miles through southern Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas southward into Georgia. The mountains are named for their long, cool, and comforting shadows of soft blue hues. The blue shadows of the mountains can be seen along the entire length of the mountains and are especially […]

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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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The Need for Kindness in the Time of COVID-19

by: Mandy Henderly • 07/20/2020

What started out as a lesson in the Great Depression and the stock market has turned into a real-world lesson about COVID-19 and the economic recession that has happened as a result.  In 2019, Tyler Cannon, a local 13 year old who homeschools, received a lesson from his grandmother on the Great Depression. When she […]

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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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