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 […]

Categories: Eat & Drink | Things To Do

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 […]

Categories: History

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. […]

Categories: History | Things To Do

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 […]

Categories: Things To Do

Hendersonville in Lights!

by: David Lawson • 11/30/2020

The Christmas season comes to life as Hendersonville with glorious and festive lights! The downtown lights up and the houses of the community come to life with creative light displays to help create the joy and peace of the Christmas season. Families can take a stroll through the downtown to enjoy the merchants’ lights and […]

Shopping Main Street in Hendersonville

by: David Lawson • 11/30/2020

Shopping in the downtown business district in historic Hendersonville is a unique way to pick up many unusual gifts and to take in the local flavor and culture of the mountains. The merchants of the Main Street district are an eclectic group of businesses that have long served Hendersonville through the years and have expanded […]

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 […]

Categories: Family | Outdoor | Things To Do

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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Holiday Bucket List: Hendersonville, NC

by: • 11/25/2020

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, which will officially kick-off the holiday season. Before we know it, the clock will strike midnight on December 31st, and the holiday season (and 2020!) will be over. So, don’t be a Grinch! This year has been brutal, and we should all celebrate the season. Here is a […]