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REAL ID Express Day is May 4 in Hendersonville

This May, Henderson County residents will have a chance to streamline the Division of Motor Vehicles process for getting REAL IDs, with an all-day Saturday Express Day. According to an announcement from the NCDMV, the REAL ID Express Days have drawn more than 700 customers in Fayetteville, Jacksonvi


Henderson County woman spearheads first Black Art and Craft Exhibition

Henderson County’s Crystal Cauley felt there was something missing in her hometown and she had a vision to rectify that. On Saturday, Cauley hosted the first Black Art and Craft Exhibition at Emanuel’s Corner on First Avenue West.


Man accused of walking into North Carolina Barnes and Noble store and firing pellet gun

CARY, N.C. — An 18-year-old man is accused of walking into a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary and firing a pellet gun. WTVD reported that Jonathan Kyle Courtney, 18, of Cary, was charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon and one count of discharging a barreled weapon into an o


New search warrants reveal at least 60 guns seized from North Carolina home after Diana Keel’s disappearance

NASHVILLE, N.C. — New search warrants show at least 60 guns and three knives were seized from the Keel home after Diana’s disappearance, according to WTVD. The search warrants were tracked down by ABC11 the same day Rexford Lynn Keel was returned from Arizona to face a murder charge in his wife’s de


Gov. Cooper declares April ‘NC Beer Month' to celebrate 300+ local breweries

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation Thursday declaring April as “NC Beer Month” to celebrate the state’s craft breweries and their economic impact.


Tulip Extravaganza: Photos, shopping, dining in downtown Hendersonville

After the rough winter comes spring, and the first signs of the season are popping up through the ground as a prelude to the 17th Tulip Extravaganza in downtown Hendersonville.


Community invited to annual Crosswalk in Hendersonville with First United Methodist

First United Methodist Church will lead its traditional one-mile community walk with the cross through downtown Hendersonville at 1 p.m. on Good Friday, April 19 starting in the church parking lot on Buncombe Street.


Top 10 North Carolina Homes Literally “On The Water” You Can Rent For The Weekend

What better place to plan that relaxing get-a-way than on the water – literally. We recently discovered some daily/weekly vacation homes in North Carolina where you can just open up the back door and go fishing or dive off into the cool water.


Bill would change NC littering laws to include grass clippings, leaves on streets

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Motorcycle riders are backing a change to the state’s littering law, saying some people are creating a safety hazard by leaving large amounts of grass clippings and leaves on streets.


Volunteer Scott Hricsina inspires with attitude, skills at Salvation Army

If a staffer or volunteer at the Salvation Army of Hendersonville happens to be in a sour mood, it is likely to fade if they cross paths with Scott Hricsina. “If you’re in a grouchy mood, spend one to two minutes around Scott and all of a sudden you’re not anymore,” said Social Services Director Car


Hyde to Henderson County Democrats: 'Good people' will take back government

Henderson County Democrats gathered at the City Operations Center on Saturday for their annual convention, and keynote speaker Luke Hyde discussed the importance of reaching out to independent voters as he bemoaned the state of political discourse.


UPDATE: Missing North Carolina couple that hitchhiked to Middletown went to son’s home

An older couple reported missing from North Carolina traveled to Middletown to the home of their son, Middletown police say. — Ethel Mae Puckett, 62, and Leroy Puckett, 72, left Orange County, N.C. on Wednesday, and family members were concerned for their welfare. A Silver Alert was issued by offici


LOCAL BRIEFS: 'Looking at Appalachia,' new Playhouse seats, Stand TALL

Roger May, whose photographic portraits of Appalachia and its people have been featured in national and international media, will display some of his work and discuss the issues involved in depicting Appalachia, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. The progr


Harrah's to bid on naming rights for Asheville arena

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The city of Asheville is taking bids for the naming rights of the venue formerly known as the Civic Center, and there's a new player in the game. Naming rights licensed to U.S. Cellular Inc. as the U.S. Cellular Center expire on Dec. 31, 2019.


Charity leader retires days after CNN reveals details of sex crime charge

Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) — The executive director of a prominent North Carolina charity is leaving his post after a CNN investigation this week detailed the account of a 47-year-old woman who says he sexually abused her when she was his teenage student.


5400 in Transylvania, Jackson to be affected by planned outage Saturday night

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Haywood Electric Membership Corporation planned power outage will affect large portions of Transylvania County on Saturday and into Sunday.


Carl Sandburg Home welcomes triplet baby goats

FLAT ROCK, N.C. (WLOS) — The Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock welcomes the first kids of the season. The triplets goats were born Tuesday. The mama goat is named Babs, and the baby goats are Brennan, Brady and Breck.


Vets show solidarity with McCain

Members of the Carolina Vets Peace Coalition gathered in Hendersonville Friday to show support for the late Sen. John McCain, a veteran who has been the subject of several disparaging remarks from President Donald Trump recently.


Historic Johnson Farm Festival set for April 27 in Hendersonville

Come celebrate spring in the mountains at the annual festival at Historic Johnson Farm Saturday April 27. Enjoy the farm while listening to live music, visiting farm animals, touring the 1880s farmhouse, watching heritage demonstrations, buying homemade crafts and more.


Tap Root housing development fails to pass planning board

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A proposed housing development in Henderson County has hit another stumbling block. A vote Thursday to approve the request failed at the county planning board hearing, the county planning director said.