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DUNHAM'S SPORTS ALREADY BUSY IN THE BLUE RIDGE MALL

DUNHAM'S SPORTS ALREADY BUSY IN THE BLUE RIDGE MALL

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THE PARKING LOT WAS FULL..AND THE STORE WAS BUSY SATURDAY...AFTER THEIR GRAND OPENING IN HENDERSONVILLE'S BLUE RIDGE MALL ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21...

Hull Storey Gibson Companies says they are pleased to introduce Duham's Sports to the Hendersonville area.  Dunham's Sports, one of the nation's largest retail sporting goods chains, set their grand opening in Hendersonville for Friday November 21st. The store will offer a full line of traditional sporting goods and athletic equipment as well as a variety of active and casual sports apparel and footwear.

 "Dunham's has a long standing record of success and we are thrilled to introduce this popular national sporting goods retailer to Hendersonville," said Ky Widener, Senior Vice President of Leasing for Hull Storey Gibson Companies. "We have worked hard to attract strong retailers to the Blue Ridge Mall that will draw shoppers from Hendersonville and the surrounding areas. Dunham's will be a strong anchor and we are excited for the future of the Mall."

Founded in 1937 in Waterford, MI, Dunham's Sports is one of the largest sporting good chains with over 200 stores across 17 states. Dunham's prides itself on providing customers with a wide variety of top-quality, value oriented, name-brand sporting goods and merchandise at everyday low prices. The new Dunham's store will occupy approximately 65,000 square feet in the anchor bay formerly occupied by Kmart.

 "We want to provide customers with a quality shopping experience every time they come to the Mall and a strong lineup of tenants is critical to achieving that goal. We are committed to the success of the Blue Ridge Mall and are looking forward to what Dunham's will bring to the area," said Jim Hull, Managing Principal of Hull Storey Gibson Companies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAST ROWAN BEATS WEST HIGH...27-21

EAST ROWAN BEATS WEST HIGH...27-21

Mascot photo for West Henderson high school.

In the second round of the 3-A division high school football play-offs Friday night at Johnson Field.

The Asheville Citizen-Times gave these details:

WEST HIGH'S JOHNSON FIELD---

 Sam Wyrick and Max Wall accounted for two touchdowns each as 15th-seeded East Rowan edged No. 7 seed West Henderson.

The Mustangs (7-6) built a 27-7 lead at halftime before the Falcons ( 8-5) rallied behind Dusty Fender's halftime option TD pass in the third period and a 4-yard run by Brendan Goings in the fourth quarter.

West drove to the East Rowan 20-yard line with 2:30 left but was held on downs.

East Rowan: 6 | 21 | 0 | 0 |27

West Henderson: 0 | 7 | 7 | 7 |21

First Quarter

ER-Seth Wyrick 38 pass from Sam Wyrick (kick failed), 10:49

Second Quarter

ER-Max Wall 6 run (pass failed), 10:43

WH-Cody Jackson 51 run (Gage Lapka kick), 8:19

ER-Sam Wyrick 1 run (Saul Sanchez kick), 6:18

ER-Wall 2 run (Connor Kyle pass from Sam Wyrick), 1:35

Third Quarter

WH-Taylor Geyer 33 pass from Dusty Fender (Lapka kick), 1:10

Fourth Quarter

WH-Brendan Goings 4 run (Lapka kick), 11:41

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—ER, Wall 27-161. WH, Jackson 17-148, Fender 16-127.

PASSING—ER, Sam Wyrick 12-22-0-177. WH, William Crouch 2-6-0-13.

Records: East Rowan 7-6, West Henderson 8-5.

 

 

FORMER RYAN'S PROPERTY ON SEVENTH AVENUE EAST TO BECOME NEW DIALYSIS CENTER

FORMER RYAN'S PROPERTY ON SEVENTH AVENUE EAST TO BECOME NEW DIALYSIS CENTER

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A very familiar restaurant building and property on Hendersonville’s Seventh Avenue East has gone through several evolutions since it was built on the banks of Bat Fork Creek well over a decade ago. And what was once the crowded parking lot and full and popular Ryan’s Steakhouse is now going through another transformation.

The photos show construction crews busily working almost every day remodeling that facility and preparing it to join a virtual flood of other local buildings that are becoming “medical” facilities. And by late 2015, that location will become the new home for DaVita Hendersonville Dialysis Center.

The former Ryan’s building later became the China Sea Chinese Restaurant (in fact their signs are still up in front of the building)i, but that didn’t last long. Out-pacing restaurants in development now in Hendersonville seems to be medical facilities. In fact, the new location for the dialysis center will be on property next door to the former Four Seasons Cinema property, once owned by the Boyd family, that was purchased last summer by Park Ridge Health for the planned future construction of a new multi-million dollar medical complex.

A spokesman for Hendersonville Dialysis told WHKP News the new facility will allow themn to better serve their growing number of patients. Much of the work that’s being done on the facility now, said the spokesman, will bring the property up to city codes and improve the driveways, entrances, and parking lot.

The DaVita spokesman confirmed...it will be September or October of 2015 before the remodeling is complete and Hendersonville Dialysis moves into that new location and begins serving patients there.

By WHKP News Director Larry Freeman

11/21/14

Updated 8:30am  

FM RADIO RETURNS TO HENDERSONVILLE

FM RADIO RETURNS TO HENDERSONVILLE

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FM RADIO RETURNS TO HENDERSONVILLE

After a twenty-nine year absence, FM radio returns to Hendersonville, with the awarding, by the Federal Communications Commission, of an FM frequency to Radio Hendersonville’s WHKP, according to President and General Manager Art Cooley.

WHKP was awarded an FM frequency (102.5) in 1957 which it maintained and grew into one of the area’s most-listened-to country music stations, WKIT, promoted as KIT KOUNTRY, until the station was sold in 1985 and moved to Greenville, SC and is now known as MY 102.

The new Hendersonville FM station will be what is commonly known in the industry as a translator and is limited, by the Federal Communications Commission, to re-broadcasting the signal of an existing low-power AM station. That process is known in the radio industry as simulcasting. The station will be heard at 107.7 on the FM dial.

According to Cooley, the FM translator will allow WHKP to reach areas in the county – both during daytime hours and at night time - with a top-grade, clear broadcast signal, which the AM station has difficulty doing at the present.

Now listeners will have the choice of listening to WHKP at 1450 as they have for the past 68 years on the AM dial or tune to the new frequency at 107.7 on the FM dial. The programs will be the same on both AM and FM.

The FM antenna will be located on the current WHKP broadcast tower on Signal Hill Road.

WHKP President and General Manager Cooley further stated that the programming will remain basically the same on the station, carrying a heavy schedule of local news under the direction of Larry Freeman, along with occasional editorials and programs from out of the past. FOX News Network; Rush Limbaugh; Clark Howard; several local financial and real estate shows; UNC along with Appalachian and Carolina Panthers Sports plus local high school sports will also be continued.

Music selections will include a broader mix of current and classic country hits.

WHKP will continue to be heard world-wide on the internet web site at www.whkp.com.

WHKP signed on the air in 1946 as the county’s first radio station and is currently beginning their 69th year of broadcasting in Hendersonville.

Cooley further stated that the FM translator at 107.7 will be on the air in early 2015.

Cooley said WHKP has a dozen full and part-time employees, the latest of which is Randy Houston, who is currently hosting the Good Morning, Morning Hendersonville Show on 1450 AM, from 5 til 9:00 AM Monday through Fridays. Houston is a well-known Western North Carolina broadcaster who has worked for a variety of stations, including ownership of several radio properties in the past.

Cooley thanks the thousands of listeners throughout Henderson County who have always kept WHKP RADIO in the ‘forefront’ of local listening and involvement in the ever-growing county population., and he promises the same kind of ‘continued community service’ as the new FM radio service is launched for Henderson County.

As one of North Carolina’s oldest ‘media companies’, WHKP in the past established WWIT in Canton in 1955 and in 1990, purchased WPNF in Brevard and WTYN in Tryon and established what was known as ‘trimulcasting’ between the three stations, which was acclaimed across the nation as a ‘new innovation’ in broadcasting.

 

 

 

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" NOV. 20 THRU DEC. 21 AT FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" NOV. 20 THRU DEC. 21 AT FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE

 

 

A Christmas Carol Kicks off the Holidays

Flat Rock Playhouse produces the classic tale for the entire family.

Flat Rock, NC ) – Flat Rock Playhouse and Executive Producer, Pardee Hospital will kick off the holiday season with the Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol on the Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage beginning November 20th and running through December 21st.  The perennial favorite literally comes to life on the stage in a spectacular new production featuring all the classic elements with a few new twists. It tells the story of bitter old miser Ebenezer Scroogeand his transformation resulting from supernatural visits byJacob Marleyand the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The industrial setting of 19th century England gives way to a story filled with hope and joy with original songs and amazing puppetry. All the well-known characters retell the magical and uplifting story from “Bah! Humbug!” to “God bless us, everyone!”

The cast is comprised of favorite Vagabonds from throughout the Playhouse 62 year history in partnership with 24 talented youngsters from the YouTheatre program learning alongside the professional actors. A Christmas Carol, a holiday tradition appropriate for all ages, is meant to be shared with your entire family with family accessible pricing and tickets starting as low as $10 each for children, 12 and under.

Amy Jones will return to Flat Rock Playhouse for her 16th consecutive season to direct the show. She has shared her talents at the Playhouse as an actor, director, and choreographer throughout her tenure. Dave Hart, YouTheatre Artistic Director will serve as Associate Director of A Christmas Carol working in partnership with the Mainstage productions thereby furthering our mission to celebrate our talented YT students with educationally valuable experiences.

The cast features Peter Thomasson as Scrooge, Willie Repoley as Bob Crachit and Landon Wells, Liam Teague and Oliver King in the role of Tiny Tim in rotating performances. The cast also includes Scott Pattison, Scott Cote, Preston Dyar, Steve Carlisle, Jarid Faubel, Stephanie Wahl, Jane Bushway, Maria Buchanan, Julian VanderVeen, and Beth Kuhn.

Music Director is Alex Shields. Scenic Designer is Dennis C. Maulden. Costume Designer is Ashli Arnold. Lighting Designer is Stephen Terry. Technical Director is Tony Lawrence. Sound Designer is Kurt Conway.

TICKETS AND SCHEDULE

Flat Rock Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol from November 20 to December 21 at the Playhouse Mainstage. Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm; matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $40, $25 for students with valid ID and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828/693-0731, toll-free at 866/ 732-8008 or online at www.FlatRockPlayhouse.org.

Discounts are available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students, kids and groups. The Flat

Rock Playhouse Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock, NC.

 

HISTORIC HOMES TOUR AND COOKIE CAPER SET FOR DECEMBER 14

Holiday Tour of

Historic Inns &

Cookie Caper

 

Hendersonville, North Carolina

 

December 14, 2014

1:00 - 5:00

$20 / per person

 

Tickets may be purchased at the

Visitor’s Center, 201   S. Main Street,

Hendersonville, or on-line at

www.hendersonvillehpc.org.

 

The Hendersonville Historic Preservation

Commission is pleased to sponsor the 2014 Holiday

Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper. This selfdriving

tour is sure to get you in the holiday mood

as you visit the decked halls of seven inns.

Each inn has been beautifully restored and delightfully

decorated to welcome visitors on this special day.

 

Enjoy our Cookie Caper part of the tour by picking up a Christmas treat

from each inn.

Historic Preservation Commission

145 Fifth Avenue East

Hendersonville, NC 28792 828-697-3088

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

SIERRA NEVADA NOW HIRING 150 MORE FOR RESTAURANT AND TAP ROOM

SIERRA NEVADA NOW HIRING 150 MORE FOR RESTAURANT AND TAP ROOM

 

 Sierra Nevada Brewing is hiring another 150 employees at its Mills River operation as it prepares to open a brewery restaurant and taproom in early 2015.

The hiring blitz, now underway, will “effectively double our staff” at Mills River, Sierra spokesman Bill Manley said Monday. Full- and part-time jobs listed on Sierra’s website include host, server, busser, bartender, line cook, prep cook and dishwasher.

Some of the jobs require previous restaurant experience, others do not. Hiring will continue through Nov. 19, according to the website. Applications should be submitted online at www.sierranevada.com/careers

Sierra looks to open the taproom and restaurant in January “if all goes according to plan,” Manley said. The restaurant and taproom building is “up,” and a 20-barrel German-made pilot brewery is being installed.

The small brewery will make specialty and one-off brews, some just for the taproom, which will have 16-20 taps, Manley said. “As soon as you are through the doors, you will be in the (pilot) brewery,” he said.

The restaurant will have 100 tables and specialize in American classic food with an organic and sustainable twist, he said. The restaurant will be similar to an operation at Sierra’s Chico, California, brewery, but with a North Carolina focus. Some of the produce will be grown at the Mills River brewery, he said.

The taproom will include an upstairs music room, but that will not open until the restaurant is running, he said. An amphitheater is also being built at the site for concerts when warmer weather returns in the spring.

Sierra’s tasting tours of the main brewery have become so popular that they are booked solid several weeks in advance. “We can’t accommodate walk up visitors” right now, Manley said. To reserve a tour, visit www.sierranevada.com/brewery/north-carolina/brewery-tour.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing is hiring another 150 employees at its Mills River operation as it prepares to open a brewery restaurant and taproom in early 2015.

The hiring blitz, now underway, will “effectively double our staff” at Mills River, Sierra spokesman Bill Manley said Monday. Full- and part-time jobs listed on Sierra’s website include host, server, busser, bartender, line cook, prep cook and dishwasher.

Some of the jobs require previous restaurant experience, others do not. Hiring will continue through Nov. 19, according to the website. Applications should be submitted online at www.sierranevada.com/careers

Sierra looks to open the taproom and restaurant in January “if all goes according to plan,” Manley said. The restaurant and taproom building is “up,” and a 20-barrel German-made pilot brewery is being installed.

The small brewery will make specialty and one-off brews, some just for the taproom, which will have 16-20 taps, Manley said. “As soon as you are through the doors, you will be in the (pilot) brewery,” he said.

The restaurant will have 100 tables and specialize in American classic food with an organic and sustainable twist, he said. The restaurant will be similar to an operation at Sierra’s Chico, California, brewery, but with a North Carolina focus. Some of the produce will be grown at the Mills River brewery, he said.

The taproom will include an upstairs music room, but that will not open until the restaurant is running, he said. An amphitheater is also being built at the site for concerts when warmer weather returns in the spring.

Sierra’s tasting tours of the main brewery have become so popular that they are booked solid several weeks in advance. “We can’t accommodate walk up visitors” right now, Manley said. To reserve a tour, visit www.sierranevada.com/brewery/north-carolina/brewery-tour.

From The Asheville Citizen-Times

 

 

CITY FALL LEAF COLLECTION CONTINUES

CITY FALL LEAF COLLECTION CONTINUES

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On Monday November 3, 2014, the City of Hendersonville will be finishing up our second round of bulk leaf collection for City Residents.  Collection

will continue until the end of December.  Residents are asked to rake their leaves as close to the street, curb, or sidewalk as possible.  Please do not place the leaves in the road or on the sidewalk. Residents do not need to call for this service because our staff will continue collecting leaves until the end of December.  Leaf piles are picked up from homes about every 10 to 14 days although depending on the volume of leaves placed out for collection, the piles could be picked up sooner or later than that time.

In addition, this collection process is separate from our brush collection crews so residents will need to keep the brush and leaves in separate piles.  Residents are asked to not bag their leaves.

For questions about this program, please call the Public Works Department at (828) 697-3084.

 

 

THOSE SEMI-CIRCLES ON SEVENTH AVENUE EAST?

THOSE SEMI-CIRCLES ON SEVENTH AVENUE EAST?

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IF YOU THINK THOSE NEW SEMI-CIRCLES PAINTED ONTO THE PAVEMENT ON HENDERSONVILLE'S SEVENTH AVENUE EAST ARE PARKING SPACES, YOU'RE DEAD WONG!

Even though those new semi-circles are located where legal pakring spaces used to be, Hendersonville City Manager John Connet tells WHKP News they are NOT parking spaces.

Connet says this "streetscape" is something new to encourage pedestrians on Seventh Avenue East.  He implies this is an "experiment", to see how it works, and he points out this is not permanent.  Yet.

The sem-circles have been painted onto the asphalt in what used to be parking spaces, mainly between Maple Street at the railroad tracks and Grove Street to the west.  The semi-circles are taking up former spaces for legal on-street parking, and are leaving only a handful of legal parking spaces on the street in front of businesses in those blocks.

Connet says this is an atrempt to make Seventh Avene East more "pedestrian friendly" like Main Street, but at this time, he says the city is not anticipating tearing the street up to make the structural changes that were made on Main Street in the recent downtown "make over".  He points out that at least one of the sem-circles will be used for outdoor dining in the future at Underground Baking. 

Historic Seventh Avenue East was for many years supported and promoted years as it's own "special tax disrict".  That special district was merged with the city's promotion of "downtown Hendersonville" effectibe July 1 this year.   

By WHKP News Director Larry Freeman

Updated 5pm 10/30/14

 

 

 

 

CITY TO HOLD SHRED DAY TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH AT PATTON PARK

CITY TO HOLD SHRED DAY TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH AT PATTON PARK

 

 

 

The City of Hendersonville will sponsor a secure, Shred Day for City residents on Tuesday November 4.

Shredding will b, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in the parking lot of Patton Park, 59 E. Clairmont Drive. American Security Shredding, Inc, will have their shredding truck in the parking lot to allow residents to dispose of sensitive materials. Residents of Hendersonville are invited to bring up to two boxes (or 50 lbs.) of paper items to be shredded. Suggested items to shred are financial statements, cancelled checks, credit card statements, payroll stubs, insurance forms, old tax returns, forms from doctor's offices, etc. This is not for businesses. The public can simply drop their documents off or stay and watch their documents destroyed. The event will happen rain or shine. If the shredding truck fills up before 10:30, the event will be over.

To make this part of a community outreach effort, the City is asking that residents coming to the event to bring items to donate to IAM. Suggested items are canned fruits & vegetables, canned chili & beef stew, stuffing mix, and canned hams.

For more information, contact Lu Ann Welter, City Planning, 828-697-3088 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..