September 3, 2015

Final of Three “Meet Me in the Street” Events Scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2015

Henderson, NC – The final of three free “Meet Me in the Street” concerts is scheduled for Friday, September 18 featuring “Steve Owens & Summertime”. This popular band presents a mix of Carolina Beach Music, Southern Soul and Rock-n-Roll. Its no wonder that they have a faithful following with Cammy nominations for Male Vocalist of […]

Thursday Open Line

Football season is soon to be in full swing again. Many colleges begin playing their schedules today, and the National Football League season starts a week from now. For many years, it was believed the first professional game took place on this date in 1895 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. It was considered professional because one player […]

Wednesday Open Line

To highlight its importance, both as a crop and as part of the changing U.S. diet, this is National Rice Month. Globally, rice is the world’s most important cereal grain. Reflecting both our increasing cultural diversity and awareness of good nutrition, Americans have increased their annual consumption of rice from 1980’s 9½ pounds to today’s […]

Tuesday Open Line

“News is coming up next.” Such words are familiar to many of us, as Americans catch up on what’s happening around the world by listening to radio newscasts at home, at work, on their computers and in the car. One of the first daily news programs on the young medium launched on this date in […]

Monday Open Line

The 1950s may be recalled for many now-quaint things, but it was also a decade with antecedents for our current technological pursuits. On this date in 1955, William G. Cobb of the General Motors Corporation demonstrated the world’s first solar-powered car. This vehicle didn’t take the world by storm because it was a model a […]

N.C. Mountain State Fair offers ‘Mountain Fun’ for the whole family

FLETCHER – Fun-filled attractions, uplifting mountain music and deep-fried delicacies are all part of the entertainment planned for this year’s N.C. Mountain State Fair, which runs Sept. 11-20 at the WNC Agricultural Center. For some down-on-the-farm fun, visitors can enjoy the expanded Farmer Bill’s Ag-Ventures exhibit located near the main entrance. “This year, children will […]

Friday / Weekend Open Lines

Friday, August 28th. What is believed to be the nation’s first radio commercial was broadcast on the new medium on this date 93 years ago. Station WEAF in New York City carried that first ad — not for soap or automobiles — but for a group of apartment buildings in Queens. The cost was $100 […]

Thursday Open Line

The U.S. petroleum industry got its start on this date in 1859. That’s when blacksmith William Smith saw a dark film floating on the surface of the water in a hole he was boring near Titusville, Pennsylvania. Rising from a depth of just 69 feet, it was the oil he was seeking for his employer, […]

Meet Me In The Street Thursday August 27th, 2015

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Come on out join the Chamber and The Konnection Band as they play all the songs that you love to hear. There will be vendor booths, food and free entertainment for your enjoyment along Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson. The weather is looking good and it’s going to be a shaggin’ good time, so make […]

Wednesday Open Line

It is said that “every dog has its day,” and according to an animal welfare activist in the Pacific Northwest, today is the day for every dog. Now in its 11th year, this is National Dog Day, about five months after National Puppy Day. The occasion has two goals. One is to honor dogs, which […]

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