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Welcome to our new Tribune Papers Weekly Digest. Still featuring some of our local stories but now with a bit more. Celebrating our community also means bringing our attention to our thriving local businesses, up to date job postings, and upcoming events that are sure to charm. Fall is on the way, so don’t forget to unpack your favorite sweaters and get your pumpkin kicks on!

Thank you for your continued support.

Katrina Morgan, Editor

In This Issue

Tryon Riding and Hunt Club member/volunteer, Megan Million, encourages brothers, Townes and Asher Stewart, over the jumps in the hobby horse competition in the club's Fall Festival Benefit, Saturday. Photo by Catherine Hunter.

Local Business Briefs

Fresh coffee beans now being roasted at Black Bear Coffee.

  • Hendersonville new tap house “Blue Ridge Beer Garden” ? located off Church St, Hendersonville, NC where you can find twenty five different kind of beers. It is walking distance from downtown, with outdoor sitting and pet friendly. This location is open from 2:00pm to 10:00pm every night other than Sunday closing time at 8:00pm.
  • In its seven manufacturing plants across the world, Emtelle, a maker of pre-connectorized, blown fiber cable, employs more than 700 employees. The business has revealed that Fletched, North Carolina will be the site of its first US location. You can learn more about the company’s large equipment and machinery investments and aggressive hiring strategy at
  • A leading provider of drivetrain, mobility, brakes, aftermarket, and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles, Cummins-Meritor recently announced plans to increase their investment in Henderson Country. The investment period for this company is 2022–2026. This business celebrates 40 years in Henderson County in October.
  • At 144 Hoopers Creek Road, the old site of Hoopers’ Creek Grocery, Black Bear Coffee Company is opening a new shop in Fletcher. This location will feature a bakery featuring freshly baked croissants, muffins, and danishes among other items. An official opening date will be revealed later.5. Nancy Harris, the custodian at East Henderson High School, departs after 46 years of service. She collaborated with nine various principals. On September 29, Nancy was appraised with a special retirement party that included staff and students. Nancy Harris’ husband claims that she never took a vacation or even sick days, which resulted in an additional 3 years of service.

Local Job Postings

Mountain Home Care – CNA in Hendersonville NC. Photo by Patty Brito.

  • Mountain Home Care – CNA in Hendersonville NC
  • Express Employment Professionals – Medical Posting Supervisor – Asheville NC 
  • Express Employment Professionals – Front Desk Coordinator/ Medical Office in Asheville NC
  • Givens Communities – Licensed Practical Nurse PRN in Asheville NC 
  • Life Guard YMCA,  Black Mountain- Part time
  • Early Literary Specialist, Buncombe County Schools- Part time
  • 4H Extension Agent, NC State University- Waynesville- Part time
  • Gallery Assistant, Asheville Art Museum – Part time


Saturday October 8th, Henderson County Tailgate Market – 100 N King St. From 8:00am to 12pm

  • Summer Slope Open at Black Bear Snow Tubing
  • October 4th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm enjoy a guided Trail Walk at the NC Arboretum. 1-2 miles in length. Leashed pets are welcome. Age 16+
  • On Wednesdays check out the Etowah Lions Club Farmers Market from 3:00pm to 6:00pm 
  • Enjoy the French Broad Valley Jam at the Oklawaha Brewing Company from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Free admission 
  • On Wednesdays West Coast Swing Night ? from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Continuum Art
  • Thursday October 6th, enjoy the movie ? “Downton Abbey: a New Era” at the Main Library Kaplan Auditorium. From 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Every Friday until November (weather permitting), enjoy the ? Hike and Sip Tour at Souther Williams Vineyard. Private tour guide which will share the history of the farm
  • Friday October 7th, the Adventure Center of Ashville presents the 10th ? Annual Haunted Trailed presented by Mellow Mushroom. Kids age 3-12. From 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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