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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: It’s time to scrap special-use permits

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Citing personnel costs and inflation, fire districts seek 31% more revenue

Public and private sector wage competition, the inflated cost of fire trucks and equipment and plans for new or updated fire stations have driven the county’s fire districts to ask for big budget increases.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

School repair fund may dash hopes of revenue neutral tax rate

The effort to keep Henderson County’s tax rate at a revenue neutral level was cast into doubt last week as commissioners discussed whether to renew a maintenance and repair fund for K-12 public schools and Blue Ridge Community College.   Read Story »

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