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Cummins-Meritor Selects Henderson County for Second Expansion of its Largest North American Manufacturing Plant

Cummins-Meritor, a business unit within Cummins’ components segment, will add 40 new jobs in Henderson County. This latest expansion will invest $17 million to support the company’s automation expansion in its current manufacturing facility outside of Fletcher. “Cummins-Meritor has chosen to grow their company right here in Henderson...

With fall comes increased bear activity in Western North Carolina. Here's what to know

ASHEVILLE - With the arrival of fall, comes cooler temperatures, an influx of Halloween décor and more of Asheville's favorite residents: the black bear, which is ramping up its presence, experts say, as it prepares for denning in the winter. But wildlife biologist Johnny Wills with the Nantahala Ranger District said despite increased activity, early autumn is not a time of year where they see negative human-bear interactions around campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and elsewhere.

Blue Ridge Pride Festival makes a comeback following two-year hiatus

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — After a two-year hiatus, the Blue Ridge Pride Festival was back up and running Saturday in downtown Asheville. Pack Square Park was packed with pride on Saturday, Sept. 24. Festivities included live music, 200+ vendors, food and colorful costumes for as far as the eye could see.
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Miscues doom Polk hopes in setback at Hendersonville

Perhaps avoiding the mistakes that plagued Polk County throughout its 32-21 loss Friday at Hendersonville would not have changed the final outcome. Perhaps the Bearcats’ speed and big-play ability would have proved the difference in the matchup of Mountain Foothills 7 Conference rivals. But those miscues all happened, and...

Retired UNC coach Roy Williams to be keynote speaker at luncheon supporting healthcare screenings for uninsured

The Pardee Hospital Foundation has announced the return to its in-person, annual Women Helping Women luncheon for the first time since 2019 on Friday, Oct. 28. The event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Women Helping Women, honor the 2022 Women of Hope recipients and feature retired University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill basketball coach Roy Williams as keynote speaker.

Jan-Michael Vincent Net Worth: Biography, His Fate and Death

The fate of Jan Michael Vincent may have crossed your mind. In case you’re curious about the net worth of Jan Michael Vincent, you may read about it here. Michael Presently, Jan Vincent is no longer among the living. On February 10, 2019, in Asheville, North Carolina, he passed away from cardiac arrest. When he passed away, he was a patient at Mission Hospital.

George Fuchs awarded Quilt of Valor in Hendersonville for service to veterans

George Fuchs was awarded a Quilt of Valor by the Quilts of Valor Foundation on Sept. 17 at the Henderson County Public Library. The Joseph McDowell Chapter NSDAR nominated Fuchs for his service to the country as well as his continuing service to the veterans at the Charles George VA Hospital in Asheville, according to a news release. He is the husband of long-time DAR member, Judy Fuchs.

Homemade ice cream, authentic Mexican snacks come to south Hendersonville

A new restaurant in south Hendersonville offers ice cream and authentic Mexican snacks, all homemade, in a family-owned and family-friendly environment. La Vida Loca LLC held its grand opening on Sept. 6 with the dream of bringing authentic Mexican street snacks, called antojitos, to Western North Carolina. The restaurant, located at 825 Spartanburg Highway, makes almost all of its food and ice cream in-house, except for the tamales, which are made by co-owner Amy Anaya-Uriostegui's mother.

Falcons, Cats, Rockets Cruise in League Openers

Mills River – Hendersonville unveiled Lennard Benniefield as its new star quarterback Friday. West Henderson and A.C. Reynolds also won decisively, while T.C. Roberson and Erwin also won their conference football openers. West Henderson (4-0; 1-0 M7) led North Henderson (2-2; 0-1) by 20-0 after a quarter and 37-0...

Warhorses take top two spots in West Regional Preview meet

A mild fall morning in Swannanoa, Sept. 24, provided ideal weather for the 2A West Regional Preview Meet, which was held on the campus of Asheville Christian Academy and hosted by the Owen High School Cross Country teams. Warhorse senior Elijah Jones continued his impressive streak, picking up his sixth...