Hendersonville’s Other “Red Gold”

by: David Lawson • 09/09/2020

Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer! Hendersonville just had their annual Apple Festival showcasing its harvest of “Red Gold.” Apples of almost every variety are grown in the rolling hills taking advantage of the cool weather the Blue Ridge Mountains offer. Hendersonville’s streets are flooded with apples showing a glimpse of the area’s apple […]

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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.  […]

Categories: History

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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It’s Apple Season!

by: Mandy Henderly • 08/26/2020

It may be hard to believe, but apple season is upon us. Towards the end of August, apple season kicks off with Galas and Honey Crisps and lasts until the end of October or early November with Pink Lady apples and Arkansas Black apples. Here’s a round-up of five Hendersonville orchards to visit: Sky Top […]

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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 […]

Categories: History

Fall In Hendersonville

by: David Lawson • 08/11/2020

The sun is bright and welcoming in the day and casts lingering shadows as it sets over the mountains. The days are growing shorter and cooler in the mountains of Hendersonville. Long-sleeved shirts, jackets, and sweatshirts are being noticed around town. Fall is coming to Hendersonville. Fall is one the best times to enjoy Hendersonville’s […]

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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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