Charles Hayes

ON AIR STAFF
Charles Hayes
full schedule

listen live
whkp-preferred
bringafriend
Current weather in Hendersonville, NC 39° Saturday's Weather
Lots of sunshine
HI: 53 LOW: 32
Your Forecast Ray's Weather
HENDERSONVILLEWEATHER.COM SAYS:  GOOD WEATHER THIS WEEKEND

HENDERSONVILLEWEATHER.COM SAYS: GOOD WEATHER THIS WEEKEND

Hendersonville , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:53AM

Chilly Today; Milder by Sunday

We close out the Thanksgiving period on a chilly note today with below normal highs this afternoon. Early clouds and flurries will clear out later this morning. It will be a bit breezy this morning as well. After today, a moderating trend begins, culminating in above normal temperatures by Sunday. Overall, a decent weekend, weather-wise, to close out November. 
Even Ray's Weather has a deal for Black Friday! Now through midnight we are offering a BOGO special on our 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar. Click here to give a gift that keeps on giving all year!
App up! Get the RaysWeather.Com mobile app for Android and Apple.

Friday Hi:  42 Lo: 26 Becoming mostly sunny after early clouds; Cool; NW wind 5-15 mph, then light tonight Saturday Hi:  53 Lo: 32 Lots of sunshine; Noticeably milder after a chilly start; Light wind early, then south 5-15 mph Sunday Hi:  62 Lo: 41 Scattered clouds; Pleasant; SW wind 5-15 mph Monday Hi:  60 Lo: 43 Partly to mostly cloudy; Mild for the start of December; Late-day & nighttime showers possible Tuesday Hi:  45 Lo: 38 Generally cloudy with areas fog (especially east); Cooler; Drizzle with a few light showers

Further Out

Wednesday - Mostly cloudy with a few daytime showers possible; Decreasing clouds Wed. night; High in the mid 50s; Low in the lower 30s Thursday - Scattered clouds; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

On the weather map, high pressure is building in behind yesterday’s clipper system. Lingering moisture with that system continues to produce some upslope cloudiness and even a few flurries this morning, especially across NW NC / SW VA. Clouds and any lingering flurries will taper off by lunchtime. A brief shot of colder air behind yesterday’s clipper will make for a colder day today with below normal highs.
Later tonight, a southerly wind will begin to develop above 4000’, signaling milder air is on the way. That southerly wind will lead to moderating temperatures all the way through the weekend with above normal temperatures on Sunday and Monday.
A slow-moving cold front will move across western NC / SW VA late Monday. Clouds will begin to increase through the day as the front approaches, but for now we expect most of the day to stay dry. Rain showers begin to move in late-afternoon or evening and continue into Tuesday. Mostly light rain, though. Areas of fog will develop Monday night and Tuesday as well, especially right along the Blue Ridge. Behind the front, temperatures will be noticeably cooler Tuesday.
Clouds linger into Wednesday and a few showers can’t be ruled out either. However, we expect conditions to gradually improve through Thursday with a slight moderation in temperatures.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS AT THE HERITAGE MUSEUM:  YOU'RE INVITED!

CHRISTMAS AT THE HERITAGE MUSEUM: YOU'RE INVITED!

Henderson County, NC 1905 Courthouse.jpg
 
 
Ye Old Christmas Gathering at the People’s House
 
The community is invited to the second annual “Ye Old Christmas Gathering at the People’s House” sponsored by the Heritage Museum, on Friday, December 5, from 5 to 7 pm, at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville.
 
This celebration is held in connection with the Historic Hendersonville “Olde Fashioned Christmas” event, when stores are open late and families are invited to “stroll down Main” and enjoy the holiday decorations and get a head start on their Christmas shopping.
 
The Museum will have Christmas storybook readings and hand crafts for the children and Christmas music and refreshments for all. The Museum will be open and staffed with knowledgeable docents to give insight to the history and culture of Henderson County. The Gift Shop will be open as well, offering a wide selection of books on local history and books by local authors along with other gift selections.
 
No reservations are required, and there is no admission charge. For more information about the Museum, call 694-1619 or visit HendersonCountyMuseum.com.
 
 

DOWNTOWN'S HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING IS THIS FRIDAY

DOWNTOWN'S HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING IS THIS FRIDAY

Holiday Tree Lighting 2014

Downtown Hendersonville, NC's photo.

 

   

HENDERSONVILLE, NC, November 1st, 2014 – As the day’s get shorter and the temperatures drop we begin to think about one of our favorite times of year here in downtown. Fancying ourselves as your hometown we look forward to the holidays each year because it engenders such a wonderful spirit of community throughout our community and downtown loves to be a part of that spirit. This year’s slate of holiday activities gives downtown the opportunity to thank our wonderful community for your year round support and gives you the opportunity to come out and show that support!

Kicking off the season will be downtown’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting event. Taking place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 28th, 2014, the event marks the beginning of the holiday season in downtown and this year we are pleased to welcome Fresh Market as an event sponsor. The evening includes the kindling of holiday lighting throughout the district with the exclamation point being the illumination of the two large spruce trees that adorned the Historic Courthouse Square. Join us for free carriage rides along Main Street, Fresh Market’s hot cider and coffee, extended store hours from merchants and the festive atmosphere throughout downtown. The event begins at 5:30 with a live holiday performance which will in concert with the crowd work to call Old Saint Nick to join the event. We need every voice we can muster to make sure he hears us, so be sure to bring along the whole family! The big man himself has the honor of flipping the switch on the downtown lighting shortly after dusk.

We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a fabulously fun evening, November 28th, 2014; music begins @ 5:30 pm and the lighting itself will take place shortly thereafter. Many stores and restaurants will be open following the lighting, so stick around and get some early Christmas shopping done, our downtown merchants greatly appreciate you considering them for your gift needs this year! Additional information about this event or others can be found by contacting Lew Holloway at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.233.3216.

 

THIS SATURDAY IS "SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY"

THIS SATURDAY IS "SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY"

Photo: DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ARE OFFERING THESE SALES, PROMOTIONS AND FUN ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

- All Nations Trading: 10% any single Item over $50.00. 514 N Main St

- Art MoB Studios & Marketplace: 10%-25% off select items. Each $25 purchase gets 1 chance at our Christmas raffle. Stop by for refreshments. Resting place for husbands!!! 124 4th Avenue East

- Emma’s Baby Boutique Our Entire Store on SALE, up to 75% off original prices!! 236 N Main Street

- The Fountainhead Bookstore Will have featured Guest Booksellers throughout the day. These authors are scheduled for 2-hour shifts, so come check out the schedule. There will be gifts with purchase. Also, a representative from Votivo Candles will be with us to explain to folks how Votivo candles are made. 408 N Main Street

- Four Seasons Christmas Garden Decor & More Will be serving coffee and refreshments, carte blanche service and some special sales for the day. 225 N Main Street

- Homestead Linens Stop by and see us for our 20 % off storewide sale. 110 N Main Street

- Lois’s Closet Will be offering 10% off all merchandise over $1.00, and we will be offering cookies and cider
during the day and wine and cheese after 4:00. 318 N Main Street

- Mia’s Marketplace of Antiques and More Will be offering refreshments. Stop by and register for our raffle. 241 N Main Street

- Mike’s on Main Did you make a purchase at a participating merchant today??? Show us your receipt and get a one complimentary cup of hot chocolate. 303 N Main Street

- Once Upon a Sign Be sure and stop by our shop and check out our 15% off store wide. 142 3rd Avenue West

- Shelly’s Jewelry Will be offering Lafonn Everlasting Desire all 30% off . Simulated Diamonds set in sterling silver bonded with platinum. Retail starting at $100. 429 N Main Street

Susan’s European Gifts A great 20% off storewide sale. Also serving hot cider and cookies. 423 N Main Street

- Swanson’s Piano Check out the Piano & Keyboard sale. $600.00 to $1300.00 off select models. Select jewelry 25% off. 425 N Main Street.

- Tribal Trends Will be doing sales, as well as a free world music cd with $50 purchase!! We will have readers on hand to-do mini Tarot readings, palm readings, and spirit readings for a reduced fee. 414 N Main Street

HENDERSONVILLE, NC, November 26th, 2014 – Black Friday is an American tradition, but a growing and in our minds more enjoyable shopping holiday is the emerging Small Business Saturday.First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively.

By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. We can’t think of a better description for the many businesses that lovingly call downtown Hendersonville home!

Join us on November 29th, 2014 to show your support for the variety of small local businesses that are part of your community. Many of downtown’s businesses will be offering in-store specials and welcoming visitors in other ways. Welcome to the neighborhood and Shop Small!

CHRISTMAS COMES TO THE SANDBURG HOME NOVEMBER 29

CHRISTMAS COMES TO THE SANDBURG HOME NOVEMBER 29

 
 
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will host Christmas at Connemara events on Saturday November 29th and Saturday December 27th.

 

This festive celebration will honor Carl Sandburg and highlight the family tradition of singing holiday music.  The holiday program features award winning musicians, storytellers and performers, who will share holiday traditions from Appalachian, Cherokee Indian, and African-American cultures.  Enjoy guided tours of the Sandburg home (small fee for tours) decorated in the simple style of the Sandburg’s with poinsettias and a traditionally decorated Christmas tree. Young visitors will find many opportunities for participation in storytelling and sing-a-longs and an activity station to make Christmas crafts.  Warm up with cookies and cider while you join us for Christmas at Connemara.

On Saturday November 29, the music begins at 10:30 am with Lucy Allen & Marshall Goers singing holiday music while performing on guitar, banjo and mandolin. At 11:30 am, Black Feather, dressed in her native Cherokee Indian attire, will share stories of Cherokee holiday traditions. The music and storytelling will be held in the house garage adjacent to the Sandburg Home.  Beginning at 10 am in the bookstore New Mountain Strings: Bill and Bonnie Lemke and Jan Schultz will play holiday tunes on mountain dulcimers.  Special guest Paula Steichen Polega, Carl Sandburg’s granddaughter, will autograph her book My Connemara in the bookstore from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Vintage holiday craft making will be ongoing from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm also in the bookstore.

On Saturday December 27, storytelling will begin at 11:00 am with professional storyteller Becky Stone.   She will share traditional African-American holiday stories and songs accompanied by guitar.  Ms. Stone is a member of 'Tell it in the Mountains' and has performed at numerous festivals across the state. At 12:00 pm, Pat Corn will sing and play holiday music. Pat is a finger style guitarist with smooth vocals; he has appeared with many top name artists including the Buddy Rich Orchestra, Doc Watson and David Holt.  Beginning at 10:00 am in the bookstore visitors will enjoy the sounds of Steve and Jean Smith playing holiday music on hammered and mountain dulcimers. Vintage holiday craft making will be ongoing from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm also in the bookstore.

This program is supported by the National Park Service, the park’s bookstore operated by Eastern National, Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara and Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.  Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, is located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 225 on Little River Road.  The park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.  For further information, please telephone 828-693-4178, or visit our website at:

www.nps.gov/carl

 

Photo: The Sandburg’s living room was a favorite family gathering place to share stories and holiday music by singing or playing the piano.  (Christmas piano.jpg)

 

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.

Read or Share this story: http://avlne.ws/1x2IU4k

 

 

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

Picture - Fall leaves with rake. Fotosearch - Search Stock Photos, Images, Print Photographs, and Photo Clip Art

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?

semicircle


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..