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Hendersonville Business

Lightning publishes record 72-page issue

Don't miss this week's issue of Hendersonville Lightning, a record 72 pages.   Read Story »

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Tracy Rubianes updates the countdown on a sign announcing the closing of Cypress Cellar.

Hendersonville Business

Cypress Cellar closing; burgers, subs coming to Harris-Teeter strip

Cypress Cellar, the Southern Louisiana restaurant that has been serving jambalaya, crawfish etouffee and gumbo below Main Street for 18 years, is closing next week.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants

The Asheville City Council debated a revised water agreement on Tuesday, April 22.

Henderson County News

Asheville City Council ratifies water agreement

ASHEVILLE —Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer fastened a pin depicting the Henderson County Historic Courthouse on her lapel "right over my Asheville pin," a symbolic gesture that could signal the end of a bitter 20-year dispute between the city and Henderson County over a controversial water rights swap.   Read Story »

Tags: water issues | 2014 Board of Commissioners election

Mayor Bob Staton talks about the new park.

Flat Rock News

Flat Rock celebrates park; foundation hires director

FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock residents and others marked the completion of a 1.3-mile walking trail and heard about the next park improvements during an Earth Day celebration of the new park.   Read Story »

Tags: parks and recreation | Park at Flat Rock

Four Seasons Politics

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County Commission Dct. 4: Should county contribute to the Flat Rock Playhouse?

County Commission: Who should pay for a new Fletcher library?

County Commission: Do you support the Ecusta Trail?

County Commission: Do you support a teacher pay raise?

Register of Deeds forum is a sedate affair

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Henderson County News

Local news briefs

Gene Carman and Ed Nielsen will discuss their book "Assault at Avignon, Eleven Days Running" at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the courtroom of the Historic Courthouse on Main Street.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

McGee to retire as Wingate president

Dr. Jerry E. McGee, who led Wingate University's creation of a Hendersonville campus and was a key figure in the multi-party agreement to build a large health sciences building here, announced today his retirement as the college's president in May 2015.   Read Story »

Tags: Wingate University | Jerry McGee | Wingate-Pardee-BRCC campus

Ken Grossman at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Henderson County News

Brewery founder headlines Blue Ridge Bookfest

Ken Grossman, founder and president of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and author of Beyond the Pale, and novelist Cassandra King, author of the Highlands, N.C.-set Moonrise and four other Southern novels, headline the sixth annual Blue Ridge Bookfest at Blue Ridge Community College on Friday and Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: Sierra Nevada | Blue Ridge Bookfest

Henderson County News

ECO names interim director

Mary Jo Padgett, a co-founder and past executive director of ECO, has been hired as interim executive director of the organization.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment

County Commission Dct. 4: Should county contribute to the Flat Rock Playhouse?

County Commission: Who should pay for a new Fletcher library?

County Commission: Do you support the Ecusta Trail?

Flat Rock delays park driveway for a year

County Commission: Do you support a teacher pay raise?

LIGHTNING REVIEW: Long-playing 'Fantasticks' is a fresh treat

'Crosswalk' commemorates crucifixion

Village to dedicate park trail on Tuesday