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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 Curb Market in Hendersonville has been in operation for 88 years.  From their humble beginnings as a place for the extra produce farmers in the outlying areas brought to the local "city folk", the market has become a local tradition with Hendersonville residents for the freshest in produce as...
The holidays are upon us.  Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and Christmas will soon follow.  Decorations are going up, holiday sales are already being advertised and it's almost time for Hendersonville's Gingerbread House Contest. The National Gingerbread House Contest will take place on Satur...
I know we literally just finished celebrating Halloween and Thanksgiving is still three weeks away, but it's already Christmas in Asheville.  This year, Christmas comes early to Asheville's Biltmore Estate.  Beginning this Saturday, November 3rd and continuing through to the new year, the histor...
Fall has definitely landed in Hendersonville.  The leaves are changing.  The air is coldly crisp.  Can you believe we're already in the middle of October?  That means that Hendersonville Fall Harvest Days are almost here. From October 25th through the 27th, the Apple Country Antique Engine & Trac...
The 10th Annual Bearfootin' Art Walk will come to an end with the Bearfootin' Auction in Hendersonville on Saturday, October 20th, 2012.  This is your chance to bid on the public bear art that has been on display in the downtown Hendersonville area since May of this year.  Festivities begin at 1p...
The seasons are a'changin' here in Hendersonville.  The leaves have begun to change color and will soon be parting ways with the trees they've resided on since Spring.  Let the raking begin! Fall leaf collection begins in Hendersonville on Monday, October 15, 2012.  This is a separate service fro...
The Carl Sandburg Home, a National Historic Site, will be celebrating Fall Into the Farm in Hendersonville this Saturday, September 22, 2012.  From 10am to 3pm, visitors will be treated to what life on the farm was like for the Sandburg family during the 1940s and 1950s.  This family-friendly eve...
Banks use your credit score (aka FICO score) to help determine whether you are a worthy risk for a Hendersonville home loan.  It's also one of the deciding factors regarding your interest rate on a mortgage loan.  Most likely, you already know WHAT a credit score is.  But have you ever asked your...
Water conservation is a subject many Hendersonville residents are well aware of.  Luckily, the City of Hendersonville has initiated a water efficiency rebate program to help make water conservation even more profitable.  When you upgrade your old toilet, clothes washer or irrigation system with a...
Every summer, the City of Hendersonville hosts a free music event every Friday in the historic downtown area.  Tomorrow, August 17, 2012, will mark Hendersonville's Music on Main season finale.  The big band stylings of Tuxedo Junction will close out this season in style.  The Hendersonville Anti...

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