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Mills River raises taxes to cover sheriff's contract

Sen. Apodaca accepts the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Senate Leader Phil Berger

Henderson County Politics

Apodaca awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

  Raleigh, N.C. – Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson) on Wednesday was honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, in recognition of his extraordinary service to the state of North Carolina.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

John Humphrey has spent much of his 100 years conserving nature

MILLS RIVER — John Humphrey had been talking a good 20 minutes about his latest battle. He tries to rid the woods surrounding his home of invasive vines and other threats that choke off the hardwoods.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

You won't want to miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning.    Read Story »

Mills River News

Mills River eyes property purchase

MILLS RIVER — The Mills River Town Council is considering buying seven acres that would allow it to expand the town park.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

Mills River leaders set to quadruple town tax rate

Mills River Town Council members say they’re resigned to quadrupling the town’s tax rate on Thursday night, calling a three-year contract for law enforcement coverage the best option available for meeting state law.   Read Story »

Four Seasons Politics

Four Seasons Politics

'Thank you for funding' news release splits School Board

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Suddenly they're big spenders

Whitmire optimistic about 'donut hole' development

PFLAG to host transgender panel

4 SEASONS POLITICS: Whitmire wants partisan School Board elections

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Henderson County News

Blue Ridge Bookfest shuts down

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South Depot Street near the Highland Hotel in Asheville is shown in the flood of 1916. PHOTO BY WILLIAM H. BARNHILL, Pack Memorial Library, Special Collections

Henderson County News

Film asks whether we learned lessons from flood of 1916

Jennie Jones Giles recalls family stories about her forebears fleeing for high ground as the flood 1916 threatened their cabin on Bright’s Creek in Polk County. Drew Brannon remembers his grandfather’s tales about chickens and livestock floating down the French Broad River near the family farm.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

Pardee's new MRI suite aims to make scan more peaceful

Pardee Hospital has opened a new MRI Caring Suite designed to ease stress and anxiety and make patients more comfortable and relaxed during their scan. The new suite has wide-screen TVs, surround-sound speakers and other features to make the experience more peaceful, the hospital said in a news release.   Read Story »

LIGHTNING REVIEW: Dance man energizes 'Music Man'

America In Bloom judges visit next week

Couple charged with armed robbery

School Board OKs new principal assignments

Disc golf course attracts enthusiastic following

Hendersonville has link to oldest person

Well Fargo grants $25,000 to combat homelessness

Dealer charged in heroin overdose deaths