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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners boot comp plan vote beyond primary

Henderson County commissioners pulled the planned adoption of the 2045 comprehensive land-use plan from their Feb. 21 agenda, kicking a highly anticipated vote beyond the primary election in which two incumbents face challenges propelled largely by growth management issues. “We just recently received the updated version after all the changes that we went through,” Board of Commissioners Chair Rebecca McCall said. “We thought we’d given ourselves enough time to review it but some commissioners wanted some additional time.” Asked which commissioners, she said, “We all agreed that it would be good to have extra time so it doesn’t really matter who. We had extended the 2020 plan to the end of March so the timing will be fine with the mid-March meeting.” Asked whether the delay was intended to push a closely watched vote beyond the March 5 primary, she said, “I really don’t have any comment one way or the other regarding the primary but I don’t think it would be appropriate to have it in an evening meeting (on March 4) because it’s more suitable item for a daytime meeting.” Incumbents Daniel Andreotta and David Hill face Sheila Franklin and Jay Egolf in the Republican primary. The challengers have criticized both incumbents’ moves to retreat from the stronger land conservation goals that the county Planning Board recommended and for their vote last October to ease the zoning code’s ban on construction next to creeks and rivers.     Read Story »

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Alma mater honors Lapsley as Distinguished Engineer for 2024

William G. "Bill" Lapsley, who in a decades-long career had a hand in dozens of major construction projects and subdivisions while spearheading Henderson County's economic development efforts, is being recognized by his alma mater as the Distinguished Engineer for 2024.   Read Story »

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SCHOOL BOARD Q&A: Calendar vote defying state law, parents' rights

Six candidates are running in the Republican primary to be their party’s nominee for the Henderson County School Board. The four winners of the primary will face Democrats Mary Ellen Kustin, Leslie Carey, Crystal Cauley and Rhonda Mountain in the Nov. 4 general election.   Read Story »

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DMV chief responds to concerns over service

On Jan. 7, the Hendersonville Lightning published an article that shared concerns by Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin about the local DMV Driver License Office in Hendersonville. In our respective capacities, we would like to update your readers about that subject and what to expect going forward.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

SCHOOL BOARD Q&A: Why are you running? What are your priorities?

Six candidates are running in the Republican primary to be their party’s nominee for the Henderson County School Board. The four winners of the primary will face Democrats Mary Ellen Kustin, Leslie Carey, Crystal Cauley and Rhonda Mountain in the Nov. 4 general election.   Read Story »

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Commissioners boot comp plan vote beyond primary

SCHOOL BOARD Q&A: Calendar vote defying state law, parents' rights

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County OKs East Flat Rock Park improvements, honors HHS tennis team

Public hearing on Clear Creek sewer plant is Monday at NHHS

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COUNTY COMMISSION Q&A: Courthouse expansion, sportsplex

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

COUNTY COMMISSION Q&A: Land preservation, floodway building

In the Republican primary for seats on the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, Sheila Franklin is challenging incumbent Daniel Andreotta for the District 2 seat and Jay Egolf is challenging incumbent David Hill for the District 5 seat. Candidates must live in the district but are elected countywide. Democrat Erik Weber of Fletcher faces the District 2 Republican nominee in the Nov. 4 general election.   Read Story »

Hendersonville resident Doris Beall took advantage of the first day of early voting to cast her ballot in Henderson County on Thursday.

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Steady stream of voters turns out as early voting begins

One-stop early voting kicked off to a smooth, steady start in Henderson County, election officials said Thursday.   Read Story »

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