AM clouds & fog, then decreasing clouds in the afternoon
HI: 74 LOW: 53
Check out the APPLE FESTIVAL STORY in Dave Cooley's BLOG article.... go to www.thenandnowinhendersonville.blogspot.com
Look out in any open field this time of the year…on any bank, near any side ditch, in most any patch of ground that isn’t mowed or cared for…and you’ll likely see an abundance of a much maligned, mis-understood and under appreciated mountain wildflower known as Queen Anne’s Lace. Link to Full Story
WHKP RADIO has started a NEW COLUMN in our BLOG LINK which will be updated from time to time and will feature information pertaining to the WNC area. We'll be calling it FACT OR FICTION, borrowed from a long time ago when community leaders sat around a table for a MERCHANTS MEETING....and after all official business had been conducted, those in attendance each contributed to the meeting what they were HEARING ON THE STREET about rumors from various contacts.
Watching the cows all clustered together walking up through the field and down over the bank into a wide spot in Powder Creek that forms a cool and comfortable pool, we’re reminded that even animals that live outdoors almost 24/7 get hot in the heat of the summer and need to cool down. And there is no better “cool down” than mountain creek water that flows FROM the foothills around big Pisgah and toward the French Broad River. Link to Full Story
By WHKP News Director Larry Freeman
Once upon a time, vacation Bible school was almost mandatory. At least for old fashioned southern Protestant kids who grew up out in the “country”.
Here in what’s known as the “Bible Belt”, many of the churches, especially the larger ones who have enough staff and volunteers to do the work, are thankfully carrying on the tradition of offering Vacation Bible School. Link to Full Story
If you’ve been hoping a butterfly would land on your nose and pass along good luck this summer, your chances are slim. Much of North Carolina’s butterfly population has been depleted because of a tough end of winter. Link to Full Story
PICTURES AND STORY ABOUT OLD TIMEY DAY AT HENDERSON COUNTY CURB MARKET.
If the hot and humid weather hasn’t told you, the calendar will…we are now in the full blown “Dog Days” of summer. It is generally agreed that “Dog Days” begin on July 3rd and end on August 11th. Link to Full Story
A GOOD QUICK HISTORY OF THE NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL BY DAVE COOLEY AT THIS LINK:
It’s one of those warm weather “summer” things that happens most every year here in the mountain of Western North Carolina, and in other places too…and it doesn’t last long…usually only about a month, or maybe a little longer. It’s time now for the lightning bugs or fire flies to make their nocturnal rise out of the corn, the rye, and the tall grass, or drop down from the poplars and the oaks and light up the early summer evenings with their silent flickering. Link to Full Story
A brief pictorial history of the Flat Rock Playhouse....by Dave Cooley.
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