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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Senate bill orders expedited review of coal plant replacement

Taking quick action on Duke Energy's plans to replace its coal-fired plant at Lake Julian, the North Carolina Senate passed legislation Thursday that directsthe state Utilities Commission to expedite its review of the utility's construction application.The bill also extends a deadline to close coal ash impoundments at the site by three years, allowing sufficient time for the old plant to close and the new plant to be constructed.   Read Story »

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Arboretum showcases carnivorous plants

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the fascinating and complex world of carnivorous plants when the North Carolina Arboretum’s newest exhibit, Savage Gardens, opens on Saturday.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

Mainstay wins grant for child advocacy center

Mainstay has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the Community Foundation of Henderson County to bring Mainstay and the Healing Place together and to re-establish the Child Advocacy Center.   Read Story »

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Holiday weekend brings abundance of music

Music fans can enjoy a harvest of plenty on Memorial Day weekend, from Southern rock to acoustic to beach music to pure folk.   Read Story »

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Community to honor veterans Friday, Monday

The Henderson County Heritage Museum in conjunction with the Veterans Service Office will honor all Henderson County veterans past and present at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans Hall at the Veterans Service Office in the Henderson County Human Services Building on Spartanburg Highway.   Read Story »

Four Seasons Politics

Four Seasons Politics

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Senate bill orders expedited review of coal plant replacement

Commissioners endorse new charge for 'enhanced' sheriff's coverage

Laurel Park sets hearing on 4-cent tax increase

Proposed budget keeps tax rate level, trims nonprofits

County, Mills River at standoff in fight over fees

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Grand jury indicts Fletcher man on sexual exploitation charges

After an investigation by federal agents and detectives with the violent crimes unit of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, a Henderson County Grand Jury has issued bills of indictment charging a former Fletcher fire captain with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners endorse new charge for 'enhanced' sheriff's coverage

Plunging again into the question of who gets what services, who pays and how much, Henderson County commissioners today ordered county administrators to offer a price list of “enhanced” law enforcement coverage to the two towns in the county with no police department.   Read Story »

Councilwoman Dona Mennella and Mayor Carey O'Cain review a Laurel Park draft budget.

Laurel Park Four Seasons Politics

Laurel Park sets hearing on 4-cent tax increase

LAUREL PARK — Laurel Park residents will see their combined town and fire tax rate rise by 4 cents if Town Council adopts the $2.46 million budget it reviewed on Tuesday.   Read Story »

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$1 billion coal plant conversion to create 800 jobs

HMS girls win 3rd straight soccer title

Stop of wrong-way driver leads to felony arrests

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Pearson leaving D.A.'s office for private practice

Underhill Rose headlines Sandburg folk festival