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  • No charges in Christmas Day shooting death of 3-year-old, D.A. says August 16, 2022
    The Christmas Day shooting death of 3-year-old Aylee Gordon was a "catastrophic accident" resulting from the improper storage of a loaded gun in a pickup truck, not the result of criminal negligence under the law, District  Attorney Andrew Murray announced on Tuesday.
  • Miller's Dry Cleaning closing after 107 years August 16, 2022
    Miller’s Fine Dry Cleaning, a local mainstay for over 107 years, will officially cease operations on King Street on Saturday, Aug. 20, the company announced.
  • HHS class of '23 makes its Senior Steps mark August 15, 2022
    It’s tradition at Hendersonville High School for rising seniors to make their lasting (yearlong) mark on the campus by painting the Senior Steps that lead from the front lawn to Bearcat Boulevard at Oakland Street.
  • Big fish in U.S. acquires biggest fish in WNC real estate August 15, 2022
    Allen Tate Realtors, in partnership with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, has acquired Beverly-Hanks Realtors, the sprawling Asheville-based real estate brokerage that serves Western North Carolina.
  • Move more, junk food less to prevent Alzheimer's August 15, 2022
    With more than 6 million Americans and 180,000 North Carolinians living with Alzheimer's disease today, researchers are working tirelessly to advance science that will lead to earlier detection, preventions and additional new treatments for Alzheimer’s and all dementia.
  • Alexia Jones Helsley is guest speaker at Saluda Train Tales August 15, 2022
    SALUDA — Alexia Jones Helsley, historian, archivist and author, will be guest speaker at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Train Tales presented by the Saluda Historic Depot and Museum at the depot.


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RSS Today in History

  • Usain Bolt sets 100-meter dash world record August 10, 2021
    On August 16, 2009, under the lights of Berlin’s Olympic Stadium at the World Championships, 22-year-old Usain Bolt strikes a lightning-bolt pose and grins before taking his mark. Then the Jamaican, already the fastest man in the world, shatters his own world record in the 100-meter dash, ...
  • "Sports Illustrated" magazine debuts August 10, 2021
    On August 16, 1954, a new magazine dedicated to covering sports appears on American newsstands. Announcing itself with a striking cover photo of Milwaukee Braves third baseman Eddie Mathews, his swinging bat a blur against the dramatic backdrop of a crowded Milwaukee County Stadium, Sports ...