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NCDOT devises a fix for Five Points at HHS

Henderson County Business

County denies rezoning for Tracy Grove gem mine

Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday denied a rezoning request to allow a gem mine attraction on Tracy Grove after the applicant indicated to the county that he could not accept the conditions that would limit the development.   Read Story »

Hendersonville News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

You won't want to miss this week's Lightning.   Read Story »

Mountain Heart plays at Blue Ghost Brewing Co. on Saturday.

Henderson County News

'Symphony Presents' opens with Mountain Heart at Blue Ghost Brewing Co.

The first concert of the “Hendersonville Symphony Presents” series takes place Saturday, Sept. 21, with Letters To Abigail performing at 2 p.m. and Mountain Heart playing at 4 at Blue Ghost Brewing Co., 125 Underwood Road, Fletcher.   Read Story »

Hendersonville News

City mulch giveaway starts Thursday

The city mulch giveaway is scheduled to resume this week and continue until Nov. 2. The city will have a backhoe operator on site at the city wastewater treatment plant at 80 Balfour Road on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Your Town

Oktoberfest features polka music, stein hoist, wiener races

The 9th annual Oktoberfest at Southern Appalachian Brewing Co. on Saturday, Sept. 28, features music by the Mountain Top Polka Band, German food by Haus Heidelberg and Underground Baking Company, Volksmarch 5k to benefit Friends of Oklawaha at 11 a.m., costume contests, yodeling contest, Stein Hoist at 4 p.m., polka lessons and the 6th annual Dachshund Dog Races at 3 p.m. to benefit Blue Ridge Humane Society.   Read Story »

Four Seasons Politics

Four Seasons Politics

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Here's Rep. McGrady's 2,113-word explanation of the veto override episode

Former prosecutor here named to top Justice Department post

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Community News

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Oktoberfest features polka music, stein hoist, wiener races

LOCAL BRIEFS: Scholarships, Ted Carland honor, lawyer on '40 under 40' list, Cherokee storyteller

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Fletcher Life

Fletcher to celebrate 30th birthday on Saturday

The Town of Fletcher will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday with music, a Kids Zone, food trucks, a birthday cake and fireworks at Bill Moore Park.   Read Story »

Dump trucks have hauled off 300,000 cubic yards of dirt from a site at N.C. 280 and South Mills River Road.

Mills River Business

Ask Matt ... for the dirt on the dump truck traffic

Q. What is happening to the property on the corner of South Mills River Road and N.C. 280 across from Valley Ag Farm and Garden? It looks like they are taking down the entire hill.   Read Story »

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Fletcher Business

Landowner seeks industrial zoning on Howard Gap Road

A property owner is seeking the county's OK to rezone 31 acres on Howard Gap Road at Jackson Road from residential to industrial use. The Henderson County Planning Board will take up the rezoning request during its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the county building at 100 N. King St.   Read Story »

Rad Trads wrap up Rhythm & Brews season

Rain postpones Jump Off Rock music festival to Sunday

LOCAL BRIEFS: Scholarships, Ted Carland honor, lawyer on '40 under 40' list, Cherokee storyteller

Former prosecutor here named to top Justice Department post

Rep. Johnson applauds veto override

First responders in 'Battle of the Badges' to collect food for needy

Sierra Nevada joins call for action on climate change

Traffic stop leads to bust for 5 ounces of meth