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Stuck Middle: Nonprofits step in to fill the cracks

Hendersonville Four Seasons Politics

Lightning Editorial: Work together ... and see what can happen

The vote to allow tax incentives to attract the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., the five-party agreement to build the health sciences building and cancer center on the Pardee Hospital campus, and the final vote — after years of conflict and rancor — to fund the Hendersonville High School construction-renovation plan come to mind as milestones of smart decision-making that produce long-ranging benefits.   Read Story »

Lower Sam Branch Falls in Pisgah National Forest in Haywood County. [PHOTO BY KEVIN ADAMS]

Henderson County News

Waterfall Keepers aim to celebrate and protect wondrous cascades

Waterfalls do so much for the people of North Carolina: They provide stunning views, harbor specialized ecosystems, boost the tourism economies of mountain communities and soothe troubled minds.   Read Story »

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Season of Giving celebrates nonprofits, volunteers

For this year’s Season of Giving, our annual salute to nonprofits and the volunteers who make them run, we asked the organizations’ leaders how they’ve managed in the coronavirus pandemic.   Read Story »

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Happy Thanksgiving!   Read Story »

Associate schools Superintendent John Bryant talks with the press while Hendersonville Police Chief Bill Hollingshed looks on.

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UPDATE: 13-year-old charged in shooting of classmate at middle school

A 13-year-old boy detained in connection with the shooting of a classmate on Tuesday morning was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon and bringing a weapon into Hendersonville Middle School, Hendersonville police said around 5:30 p.m.   Read Story »

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Four Seasons Politics

Lightning Editorial: Work together ... and see what can happen

Edwards: Republicans won in districts drawn by Democrats

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Conservancy reaches deal to buy rail line for Ecusta Trail

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Following the ribbon cutting, Conserving Carolina led a guided hike along the new trail, highlighting its unique natural features, such as ferny boulder fields, a stand of old-growth forest, and a rare mountain bog. [ANDREW DUNDAS/Hendersonville Lightning

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New segment links Bearwallow, Wildcat Rock trails

A new two-mile section of trail that opened Monday in the Hickory Nut Gorge creates a link between two popular trails—the Bearwallow Mountain Trail and the Wildcat Rock Trail.   Read Story »

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Park service proposes additional access to Graveyard Fields

The National Park Service is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service on a project to provide additional access to the Graveyard Fields trail system from John Rock Overlook at Milepost 419.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Currently access to Graveyard Fields is from a single parking area on the Blue Ridge Parkway which often sees overflow parking stretching along the motor road.   Read Story »

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D.A. Ashley Hornsby Welch, a county native, announces that she has breast cancer

District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch, a native of Hendersonville and graduate of East Henderson High School, announced on Wednesday that she has breast cancer and is undergoing medical treatment.   Read Story »

Cold weather pauses bee mural until spring

'We are in danger,' Cooper warns as he tightens mask order

Zirconia woman sent to prison for drug trafficking

Here's the Ecusta Trail timeline starting in 1894

Edwards: Republicans won in districts drawn by Democrats

Kenmure Fights Cancer donates $37,500 to AdventHealth

County employees to get Christmas bonus

Conservancy reaches deal to buy rail line for Ecusta Trail