Notable Men of Henderson County: Charles Baring II

by: Dan Gibbs • 02/13/2020

Charles Baring II was born into the Barings Banking family in London, England in 1774 and was living in Charleston, SC when he wed Susan Heyward. The marriage was his first and Baring was her fifth husband. Susan inherited a substantial sum of money from her husband James Heyward when he died. Baring II started […]

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Valentine’s Day Events: No Reservation

by: Mandy Henderly • 02/05/2020

Maybe expensive wine and chocolate isn’t quite your style. Maybe you crave a Valentine’s Day that is more casual and affordable. Or, maybe you would rather spend Valentine’s Day surrounded by a group of friends rather than one special someone. If that’s the case, check out our roundup of local Valentine’s Day events that do […]

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Valentine’s Day Events That Require A Reservation

by: Mandy Henderly • 01/30/2020

Ah, Valentine’s Day. While the most cynical among us may eschew it as a made up holiday, Valentine’s Day offers the perfect chance for us to celebrate love in all of its forms. After the long duldrums of January, it gives us the perfect excuse to get out of the house and enjoy some time […]

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The Roaring Twenties Part V

by: Dan Gibbs • 01/29/2020

The Roaring Twenties in Hendersonville was a time of great growth and prosperity. North Carolina passed a Prohibition Amendment of their own in 1909 and the 18th Amendment turned the local blockade distillery into a lucrative and dangerous business. Local law enforcement and the federal government in the form of Revenue enforcement officers waged war […]

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The Roaring Twenties Part IV

by: Dan Gibbs • 01/23/2020

During the 1920’s there was a section on Main Street near 4th Avenue West existed below street level that became known as “Underground Hendersonville.” According to most local historians, Underground Hendersonville came into existence in the 1920’s. Some of the earliest “legitimate” businesses in Underground Hendersonville was a barber shop, a beauty salon, and a […]

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The Roaring ‘20’s Part III

by: Dan Gibbs • 01/17/2020

The turn of the 20th Century saw a lot of growth in Hendersonville. The Railroad was bringing tourists and summer residents to Hendersonville by the carload but with more tourists and population growth brought more issues to be dealt with. Automobiles were becoming commonplace and North Carolina enacted their own Prohibition law in 1909, ten […]

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