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MossColumn: Growth anxiety blows up primary

Commissioners discuss the 2045 comp plan before adopting it on Wednesday.

Etowah News

'We can't stop the growth but we can manage it,' board chair declares

The chair of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners sought to ensure residents angry over the adoption of what they regard as a weak 20-year comprehensive plan that land-use classifications and zoning plus "some tweaks" are still to come.   Read Story »

Speakers celebrating the start of construction of the Ecusta Trail included, clockwise from top left, John Mitchell,  Carey O’Cain, Laura McNichol, Kieran Roe, Maureen Copelof and   Rebecca McCall.

Etowah News

No longer a question of 'if,' trail is a question of 'when'

HORSE SHOE — In all 365 days of North Carolina’s “Year of the Trail” it would be hard to imagine a more exemplary day of celebration than Saturday, when more than 500 people gathered in a farm field to mark the start of the Ecusta Trail, the 19-mile Hendersonville-to-Brevard greenway that a stubborn band of dreamers first envisioned 15 years ago.   Read Story »

Etowah News

Etowah Valley responds to 'Nimby Nation' editorial

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Martha Rollefson speaks against plans for a major subdivision while David O’Connor holds a photograph of the property at the Etowah Valley golf community.

Etowah News

Planning Board boots subdivision decision after throng turns out to oppose it

Henderson County’s Planning Board on Thursday night voted to postpone making a decision on whether to allow a major subdivision in Etowah after a five-hour meeting where nearly 60 people spoke against the project.   Read Story »

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