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North Carolina Business

Entegra to merge with Knoxville-based Smartbank

SmartFinancial Inc., the parent company of SmartBank, and Entegra Financial Corp., the parent company of Entegra Bank, have signed a merger agreement under which Entegra will combine with SmartFinancial in a strategic merger of equals.   Read Story »

Robert Griffin poses with wife Kim after being named WNC fire chief of the year.

Henderson County News

Edneyville's Griffin named WNC fire chief of the year

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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: What to watch in 2019

Elections in the cities, development in downtown Hendersonville, the next steps in the pursuit of high-speed internet service, the new sheriff’s policy changes and popular uprisings against road improvements and development highlight the forecast for 2019.   Read Story »

Christopher Hall

Mills River News

Mills River man charged with abuse of Doberman pincer

Henderson County sheriff's deputies charged a Mills River man with cruelty animals after they found a malnourished Doberman pincer at his home.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

Schools to train pre-K teachers in 'mental health first aid'

Through a state Community Partners Safety Grant secured by Henderson County Public Schools and the Western Region Education Service Alliance, certified student services staff will be providing training to child- and family-focused organizations to support young children and their families in Henderson County.   Read Story »

Four Seasons Politics

Four Seasons Politics

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: What to watch in 2019

Cost gap (again) provokes conflict (again) on HHS

School Board sends county costlier — by $7 million — HHS construction plan

New HHS plan wins applause

The Top 10, No. 2: Voters oust sheriff

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Asheville Business

Stein blesses Mission sale after negotiating sustained rural coverage

After negotiating changes to ensure sustained hospital facilities in rural counties and greater geographic representation of a new health care trust, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced Wednesday that he would not object to HCA’s acquisition of Mission Health System’s assets.   Read Story »

HHS principal Bobby Wilkins answers a question about the construction plan as architect Maggie Carnavale looks on.

Henderson County News

Boards to hold joint meeting to review details of HHS plan

Henderson County commissioners asked questions about a $59.2 million renovation-new construction plan for Hendersonville High School but otherwise reacted positively to the plan.   Read Story »

Hendersonville News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

You won't want to miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning. Only the Lightning has the scoop on a possible delay in the Phillip Michael Stroupe II murder trial, a feature on a new staging company that has announced more than 50 performances in Hendersonville and the first inside look at Shine, the long-awaited rooftop restaurant.   Read Story »

Citing shutdown, defense seeks delay of Stroupe murder trial

Two Pardee physicians named 'America's Best'

Cost gap (again) provokes conflict (again) on HHS

IAM offers to help furloughed federal employees

AVL celebrates 1 million passengers in '18

School Board sends county costlier — by $7 million — HHS construction plan

City may reduce buffer between dog kennels and homes

El Paso owner opens Mariscos seafood restaurant

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