RSS The Lightning

  • Schools closed Friday February 20, 2020
    Henderson County schools are closed for a second day because of Thursday's snow and other events were called off or postponed.
  • Bee Mural to go up later this year February 20, 2020
    A larger-than-life mural on the exterior wall of Hands On! Children’s Museum facing the Azalea parking lot on Third Avenue East will become a reality thanks to a contract signed with the artist.
  • Democrats hope voter fervor flips 11th District February 20, 2020
    Democratic candidates for Congress hope the enthusiasm they’re seeing at campaign events translates into a big voter turnout that propels their party’s nominee to an upset win in November.
  • Here are the artists selected for this year's ArtScape banner exhibit February 20, 2020
    Forty artworks by adult artists and eight pieces by young artists were recently chosen by a distinguished juror for the upcoming 2020 ArtScape Banner Project. The current outdoor exhibit of art banners on light posts in downtown Hendersonville and the Historic Seventh Avenue District will come down next month to be replaced by the recently-chosen […]
  • Snow postpones League's 'All Things Voting' forum February 20, 2020
    The League of Women Voters of Henderson County postponed its “All Things Voting” program a week because of Thursday's snowstorm. The event is now scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Kaplan Auditorium at the Henderson County Library, 301 N. Washington St.​ Community members will have the opportunity to learn and ask about […]
  • N.C. Senate primary features rare diversity February 20, 2020
    Voters looking for diversity in a county bereft of diversity in its politics need look no further than the Democratic primary for state Senate.


  • Winter Weather Impacts NC February 20, 2020
    RALEIGH - As this year’s first blast of winter weather moves in to North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper is urging everyone to be prepared.
  • Governor Tours New Durham Plant February 20, 2020
    DURHAM -- Governor Roy Cooper joined officials from AveXis, a gene therapy manufacturer, for a ribbon cutting and tour of their new facility today. The 400 jobs that will be created with state support at the site were announced in 2018 and 2019. Production of gene therapy medicines will begin in the spring.
  • Eaker Named To Leadership Post February 17, 2020
    CARY -- Kerri Eaker of Asheville, NC, has been appointed as the Chair of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) by Governor Roy Cooper. She recently chaired her first meeting at the February 6-7 quarterly gathering of the 40-member Council in Cary, NC.
  • HPU Sanders, Biden, Trump lead primary races February 12, 2020
    HIGH POINT --  A new High Point University Poll finds that North Carolinians planning to vote in the 2020 Democratic primary for president prefer U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden to other candidates.

RSS Today in History

  • Washington Monument dedicated December 6, 2018
    The Washington Monument, built in honor of America’s revolutionary hero and first president, is dedicated in Washington, D.C. The 555-foot-high marble obelisk was first proposed in 1783, and Pierre L’Enfant left room for it in his designs for the new U.S. capital. After George Washington’s death in ...
  • Rockefeller imposter and convicted felon born June 20, 2011
    On February 21, 1961, Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a con man who went by the alias Clark Rockefeller and passed himself off as an American blueblood, is born in Germany. Gerhartsreiter gained the public spotlight in 2008, when he kidnapped his young daughter and became the target of an ...