Staff Reports

Tree of Life Ceremony Goes Virtual This Year

The 2020 Tree of Life Ceremony to remember the loved ones lost this year will be held online on Thursday, November 12 at 6 p.m.

Highlighting HSO’s Mary Irwin

The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra (HSO), celebrates its 48th anniversary this fall. Due to COVID-19, all concerts have been canceled for 2020. Still, the Orchestral talent plays on, and concertmaster Mary C. Irwin is one to be celebrated.

Free Thanksgiving Meal is Still on at Blue Mountain Pizza

Blue Mountain Pizza (BMP) in Weaverville will hold their annual Thanksgiving dinner this year, and like everything during the pandemic, this year will be a little different.

Asheville Non-Partisan Citywide Race 2020

For eligible voters out there who have not yet voted for their choice of Asheville City Council members, here is what you can expect to see when you get to the polling booth. 

Hendersonville Rotary Club donating to Henderson County Education Foundation

The Hendersonville Rotary Club donated $10,000 to the Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) mini-grants program to support innovative learning in the virtual classroom.

Hendersonville’s 8th annual 5K Turkey Trot

The City of Hendersonville’s Wellness Committee will be hosting the 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving morning on November 26.

North Carolina Mountain Ride on for August

The Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride will take place in Forest City August 7th-9th, 2020, and the Mountains to Coast Tour is set to kick off on October 3rd, 2020.

Barn preservation benefit to help artists and historic group

The Appalachian Barn Alliance (ABA) is partnering with local artists for a benefit art exhibit in the Asheville River Arts District during the month of October.  

Local bank gets new director

HomeTrust Bank recently announced that the Company’s Board of Directors had appointed Rebekah M. Lowe as a director of the Company, effective September 1 of this year.

State has less poor road condition than the national average

Apart from being unpleasant to drive on, poor roads are linked to worse traffic, reduced safety, and increased vehicle ownership costs. 14% of North Carolina major roads are in poor condition.