Q-munity Events

  1. Tails in Town

    July 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Strut Your Mutt

    July 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  3. Shriners Celebration for Children at Blue Ridge Community College

    July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RSS The Lightning

  • Ask Matt ... what's going up next to Fletcher park? July 20, 2018
  • I-26 in Polk to close for bridge work July 20, 2018
    COLUMBUS – N.C. Department of Transportation project work will require the closure of Interstate 26 West for two nights next week at mile marker 67 near Columbus in Polk County so crews can safely put a bridge girder in place over the highway.
  • ‘We the people’ tackle issues, form solutions July 20, 2018
    Eighty-five members of the Heart of Hendersonville project met recently at the City Operations Center to connect, brainstorm and identify next action steps in four issue groups.
  • MPO asks state to kill parkway July 20, 2018
    With no discussion, the French Broad River MPO voted last month to remove the Balfour Parkway from the state transportation improvement plan, dealing the penultimate blow to kill the project. The last step would take place when the state Board of Transportation as expected votes to eliminate the project from the STIP.
  • Dance studio nominated for national award July 20, 2018
    On the heels of their Walt Disney World Resort performances, staffers from Pat’s School of Dance will head to Hollywood, California for the 7th Annual Industry Dance Awards & Cancer Benefit Show on Aug. 15.
  • Intrepid explorer finds
 hundreds of waterfalls July 20, 2018
    On an overcast day, when the sky is threatening rain, I find myself deep in the Pisgah National Forest, completely off-trail, with no sense of how to get back on. Fortunately, I am not alone.


  • Governor Raises Concern About Tariffs July 19, 2018
    RALEIGH -- In a letter to President Trump, Gov. Roy Cooper described the damage being done to North Carolina’s farmers and manufacturers by the Trump Administration’s escalating trade war and urged the President to take action to prevent further damage to the economy.
  • Back-To-School Immunizations Advised July 19, 2018
    RALEIGH -- With back-to-school season approaching, health officials are reminding North Carolinians to ensure their preteens and teenagers are current on their vaccinations.
  • Constitution Commission To Write Ballot Summaries July 18, 2018
    RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 31st at 9:30 a.m. in Room 105 of Campbell Law School at 225 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. The Commission will prepare official summaries and captions for six proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution that will be put before voters in […]
  • Health Plan Rates Remain At Current Levels July 18, 2018
    RALEIGH -- The State Health Plan Board of Trustees and State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell announced that premiums for individual and family coverage under the State Health Plan will not increase in 2019. In addition, the plan will not use any reserves to cover the freeze.
  • Land Added To Morrow Mountain State Park July 17, 2018
    RALEIGH -- Morrow Mountain State Park added 45 acres of land south of Mountain Creek to its holdings this summer. The new property includes more than 3,000 linear feet of frontage on Mountain Creek, a pristine stream home to rare mussels.
  • Treasurer Recommends Freeze On State Employee Insurance Rates July 12, 2018
    RALEIGH --- State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA announced that he has recommended to the State Health Plan Board of Trustees that all premiums under the State Health Plan be frozen for 2019.

RSS Today in History

  • July 21, 1861: The First Battle of Bull Run July 21, 2018
    In the first major land battle of the Civil War, a large Union force under General Irvin McDowell is routed by a Confederate army under General Pierre G.T. Beauregard. Three months after the Civil War erupted at Fort Sumter, Union military command still believed that the Confederacy could be crushed quickly and with little loss […]