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Henderson County News

Barbara Garrison, migrant health pioneer, dies at age 90

Barbara Joretta Hill Garrison, a family nurse practitioner who founded Henderson County’s first health clinic to serve migrant farmworkers and worked for more than three decades in community health, died Sunday, Aug. 7, at age 90.   Read Story »

A crane moves a precast staircase into place at the city's new parking deck on Fifth Avenue West at North Church Street.

Henderson County News

Fifth Avenue to be closed for parking deck work

Fifth Avenue West between North Church Street and Wall Street is scheduled to be closed from Aug. 19 through Sept. 1 as construction of the city's new parking deck continues.   Read Story »

Among the projects Henderson County plan to fund with ARP money are a wastewater treatment plant on Clear Creek and renovation of the VFW Lodge 5206. Mills River has committed $70,000 to support the Mills River Farmers Market.

Laurel Park News

County commits most of its ARP money; towns are slower to spend

In a quarterly meeting attended by the county’s mayors last month, Henderson County Board of Commissioners Bill Lapsley had the floor first when it came time to describe how local governments were spending American Rescue Plan money.   Read Story »

North Carolina Four Seasons Politics

North Carolina a rare safe haven in the South for abortion — for now

It’s been six weeks since the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade eliminated the constitutional right to abortion. Abortion regulation is now in the hands of states, and at least for now, no new restrictions on abortion have been imposed in North Carolina.    Read Story »

A hole in lakebed caused bridge closure at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. [PHOTO FROM SANDBURG HOME FACEBOOK PAGE]

Henderson County News

Hole in lakebed forces closure of pedestrian bridge to Sandburg home

A hole in the lakebed of Front Lake has caused the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site to close the pedestrian bridge from the parking lot to the main walking path leading to the home, goat barn and hiking trails at the site.   Read Story »

Four Seasons Politics

Four Seasons Politics

North Carolina a rare safe haven in the South for abortion — for now

County commits most of its ARP money; towns are slower to spend

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Community News

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Here's why we should celebrate farmers markets

Festival announces grand marshal of King Apple Parade

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Among the projects Henderson County plan to fund with ARP money are a wastewater treatment plant on Clear Creek and renovation of the VFW Lodge 5206. Mills River has committed $70,000 to support the Mills River Farmers Market.

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County commits most of its ARP money; towns are slower to spend

In a quarterly meeting attended by the county’s mayors last month, Henderson County Board of Commissioners Bill Lapsley had the floor first when it came time to describe how local governments were spending American Rescue Plan money.   Read Story »

Using ARP money to pay firefighter salaries helped the city of Hendersonville avoid a property tax increase.

Hendersonville News

TRACKING ARP: Hendersonville

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Mills River News

TRACKING ARP: Mills River

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TRACKING ARP: Fletcher

TRACKING ARP: Laurel Park

TRACKING ARP: Flat Rock

Here's why we should celebrate farmers markets

Ask Matt ... what's coming to former McCarter Gallery space

Park swap clears way for minigolf move

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