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Rich Cooke specializes primarily in Western North Carolina real estate, including the cities of Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Etowah, Horse Shoe, Mills River, Flat Rock, Lake Lure, Asheville, Tryon and Saluda.
The Henderson County chapter of the American Red Cross is holding its annual blood drive at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville on June 25th all day long (7am-6pm).  All donors will receive a free Operation Blood Drive T-shirt and will be eligible to win a cruise for two in a special drawing....
During the warm summer months, the Visitor's Information Center in Hendersonville (201 S Main Street) will be hosting its "Music on Main Street" event every Friday evening from 7-9pm for free starting this Friday, June 5th, and continuing through August 28th.  All you need to do is bring the fami...
The offices at the Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock are buzzing with excitement over new programs added to their curriculum as well as a brand new website unveiled just this week.  In addition to the regular programs offered to their students, BRCC will now provide degrees in office admi...
We all know that you won't get a second chance to make a first impression when you go to sell your home.  Curb appeal is the first introduction any buyer will have to your home.  That's why it's important to dress your nest to its fullest potential from the outside in.  Here are some quick ways t...
Thanks to $4.5 million provided by the government's stimulus package, Western North Carolina will be able to employ 135 people by the end of this month to aid in repairing and resurfacing a large portion of the Spartanburg Highway.  This is just part of the $6.1 billion that will be pumped into t...
If you are in the Hendersonville area this weekend, there will be some wonderful events going on that you may want to take your family to enjoy.  Mountain Lore Books & More will be hosting an Easter Party from 1-4pm on Saturday, April 11th, at their Main Street store in Hendersonville.  This is p...
On March 25th, I was "locked up" at our local Hendersonville Outback Steakhouse to help raise money for the Muscular Distrophy Association.  This was a fun event where about 120 local business-people were thrown in a makeshift jail, complete with striped uniform, shackles and even a mug shot (yo...
The Arts Council of Henderson County will be presenting "The Artists of Tomorrow" and "Elementary Art" exhibits through April 18th in its "The Art of Our Children" series in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  "The Art of Our Children" series is dedicated to all art teachers as well as the students ...
Are you ready to say "goodbye" to Winter blahs and "hello" to Spring?  Here are some quick, inexpensive ways to spruce up the interior of your home to welcome in the renewal Spring has to offer: 1. Rearrange: This means furniture, accessories, artwork, etc.  Try moving the furniture around in a r...
On Saturday, March 14th, come to historic downtown Hendersonville from 10am-9pm to watch the March of the Leprechauns St. Patrick's Day Festival.  There will be a parade at 10am, a fun costume contest at 1pm and there will be entertainment going on throughout the day.  I hope to see you there.

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