Baseball In Hendersonville: Part II

by: Dan Gibbs • 03/08/2022

By: Dan Gibbs If you played baseball in Henderson County past Little League like Babe Ruth League or maybe American Legion baseball and I believe Hendersonville High School played a lot of their games there, then you probably played at what is now historic Berkeley Park.  I played there in the early 1980’s when I […]

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Baseball In Hendersonville: Part I

by: Dan Gibbs • 03/08/2022

By: Dan Gibbs Professional and Semi-Pro Baseball got its start in Hendersonville in 1948 with the formation of the Hendersonville Skylarks of the Class D Western Carolina League and the Berkeley Spinners of the Western North Carolina Industrial League. The Spinners were sponsored by Berkely Mills and the team was composed mostly of players that […]

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Birding In and Around Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 12/01/2021

By: Dan Gibbs I first became interested in the hobby known as Birding after my parents retired about 25 years ago. My father started building birdhouses for family and friends and they became interested in seeing how many different kinds of birds would visit the birdhouses and feeders he had made. I went out and […]

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Campbell’s Covered Bridge

by: Dan Gibbs • 11/01/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Campbell’s Covered Bridge is located near the town of Landrum, SC at 171 Campbell’s Covered Bridge Road in Landrum and about 35 minutes from Hendersonville. About four covered bridges were built in the area at this time and Campbell’s is the last covered bridge still in existence in South Carolina. It was […]

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Bullington Gardens

by: Dan Gibbs • 06/01/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Bullington Gardens is a public botanical garden in Hendersonville that has been around for about 30 years. It was originally started by retired New York City police officer Bob Bullington in 1979 as Flora Knoll Farms when he and his wife retired to Hendersonville.  When Mr. Bullington passed away in 1989 the […]

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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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Veterans Free Access to National Sites Across America

by: David Lawson • 11/23/2020

Veterans and Gold Star families traveling to Hendersonville for the holidays or throughout the year can take advantage of the free access program to over 2,000 federal recreational areas including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests, and the waters managed by the Corps of Engineers. This would include other sites managed by the Department of […]

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Hendersonville, NC: Thanksgiving and Christmas Events

by: Mandy Henderly • 11/16/2020

It’s no secret that the holidays this year will look quite a bit different than they usually do. While we may have to connect virtually with family this year instead of connecting face-to-face, we can still create a joyful holiday season for us and our families. Here’s a round-up of local events you can participate […]

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 […]