Woman fatally struck by vehicle while crossing US 64 in Henderson County, officials say
North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed a pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday night, Sept. 26, in Henderson County. Henderson County Sheriff's deputies were called at 8:15 to US-64 near Woodside View Drive where callers said a woman had been struck by a passing vehicle. Officials said Doris Ponder, 72,...
The new COVID-19 vaccine rolls into WNC, still free with some planning
The new COVID-19 vaccines are available at local pharmacies in Western North Carolina and at some health departments, including Buncombe County. “Across the nation we are seeing a continued COVID-19 spread. People who receive COVID-19 vaccines are better protected against severe COVID-19 illness, so we encourage everyone to protect themselves with the newest version of the vaccine,” Buncombe County Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Mullendore said. "We are encouraged by the high volume of clients coming to the Immunization Clinic and we’re doing our best to keep up with the demand. “
Farmers face growing challenges as latest Farm Bill set to expire
As the possibility of a government shutdown continues, one piece of legislation tied up in the delay impacts local farmers. The 2018 Farm Bill is set to expire on Sept. 30, but there's little hope of a new bill being ready to pass by then. News 13 learned these bills...
Samuel J. Childs House receives Local Historic Landmark Designation
After five years of restoring the Samuel J. Childs House in Hendersonville, the dream of owners Michael and Aleda Coppola came true earlier this month, thanks to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. At its Sept. 5 meeting, the board approved the house to have a Local Historic Landmark Designation,...
Western North Carolina's Apple Farms Boost Local Economy Amid Pandemic
Tourism is on the rise at apple farms in Western North Carolina, particularly during the apple picking season from August to November. The Covid-19 pandemic is believed to be behind the unexpected increase in this form of tourism, contributing roughly $90 million annually to Henderson County’s economy.
2024 HENDERSON COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION HALL OF FAME NOMINATION
The Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) is. delighted to announce the opening of the nomination window for the prestigious 2024 Education. Hall of Fame. The nomination window will be open from September 11, 2023 to January 5, 2024. The Education Hall of Fame honors outstanding individuals who have demonstrated measurable...
Faye Bryant Yates
ASHEVILLE — Bertha “Faye” Yates, age 73, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Mission Hospital. A native of Henderson County, Faye was the daughter of Annie Fay Worley and Bobby R. Worley. She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby R. Worley; her two infant sons, Matthew Lane Grooms and Charles Tony Grooms; and her brother, Tony Bryant.
Champion Credit Union and Ecusta Credit Union Announce Merger
Champion Credit Union announced that Ecusta Credit Union, which has served Transylvania and Henderson counties since 1976, will formally merge into Champion Credit Union later this year, in a move a press release noted is aimed at enhancing financial services and member experience. “This strategic move solidifies Champion Credit Union’s...
Miller's vision of flights honoring veterans reaches Puerto Rico, Hawaii
The Honor Flight Network started in 2006 as HonorAir in Hendersonville by longtime businessman Jeff Miller, who said when he first had the idea of chartering commercial jet flights for veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the war memorials, he wasn't sure if it would become a reality. It did...
New pickleball courts to open in Henderson Co.
New pickleball courts and a new basketball court are expected to open Tuesday in Henderson County.
When's the right time for a COVID booster? Expert advice amid rising cases in the region
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — As COVID-19 cases steadily increase in Western North Carolina, families could be wondering, ‘should I get a COVID booster now, or wait?’. News 13 reached out to AdventHealth Chief Medical Officer Dr. Teresa Herbert asking when might be the best time to boost your immunity to the current virus that's circulating.
Henderson County home prices fell 0.3% in August, with houses listed at a median of $595,000
The median home in Henderson County was listed for $595,000 in August, down 0.3% from the previous month's $596,750, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows. Compared to August 2022, the median home list price increased 19.1% from $522,500. Henderson County's median home was 2,351 square feet, listed at $273...
WNC orchard voted among top 10 apple orchards in the country in USA Today readers poll
North Carolinians looking to keep the doctor away don't need to go any farther than Henderson County. Growing more apples than any other county in North Carolina, there are currently 150 known orchards in the area. One orchard ranked No. 4 in the top 10 best apple orchards in the...
Samuel J. Childs house receives historic landmark designation in Henderson County
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Henderson County is now home to two historic landmarks. On Sept. 5, 2023, Henderson County Board of Commissioners approved the Local Historic Landmark designation for the Samuel J. Childs House on Turley Falls Road. The home, built in 1923 for Childs, is a bungalow-craftsmen-style house...
Henderson County man sentenced to 14 years in prison for meth trafficking
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A man from Hendersonville will spend the next several years behind bars for trafficking methamphetamine in Western North Carolina. A press release from the office of United States Attorney Dena J. King says Brandon Lee Nalley, 48, of Hendersonville, N.C. was sentenced on Sept. 14, 2023 to serve 168 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for trafficking methamphetamine.
JENNIFER LANGDON IS THE HCPS 2023 EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN'S EDUCATOR OF EXCELLENCE
Jennifer Langdon, an Exceptional Children’s teacher at Upward Elementary School has been named the district representative for North Carolina’s Exceptional Children’s Educator of Excellence. She will represent Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) at the statewide annual conference this October in Greensboro. “Ms. Langdon does a great job...
Henderson County Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking
Asheville -- September 18, 2023; A Henderson County man was sentenced for methamphetamine trafficking Thursday. Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina made the announcement in a press release. Brandon Lee Nalley, 48, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, was sentenced to 168 months in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking methamphetamine.