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Laurel Park Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Ecusta Trail is the next big economy booster

A $6.4 million grant to help acquire the Hendersonville-to-Brevard rail line for the Ecusta Trail is the best economic development news in a long time.

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Map shows right of way, construction easements, drainage easement and utility easements associated with the Highland Lake Road project.

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Politics heats up in once tranquil Flat Rock

FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock Village Council members responded during their regular meeting last week to numerous assertions contained in a mailer from the Cultural Landscape Group, calling the mailer’s points inaccurate or misleading.

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Laurel Park News

Here's timeline of Ecusta Trail so far

The Ecusta Trail took a big step forward when the N.C. Transportation Board voted on Aug. 8 to award a $6.4 million to Conserving Carolina to support acquisition of the Blue Ridge Southern Railroad corridor from Hendersonville to Brevard.

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Head football coaches Paul Whitaker of West, Justin Heatherly of East, Jim Beatty of North and Jim Sosebee of Hendersonville previewed their 2019 squads.

Green River Sports

We're young, coaches say, but ready to fight

All four head football coaches of Henderson County schools say they have young rosters and will need new starters to develop quickly if their squads are going to excel this season.

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Alex Lemmens, a junior linebacker for the HHS Bearcats, shows the helmet he wears equipped with a sensor to measure the impact of hits.

Henderson County News

Prep football teams testing helmets that measure impact of hits

When high school football opens tonight with preseason scrimmages, athletic trainers will have a new tool to measure the impact of collisions or tackles and flag possible concussions.

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Four Seasons Politics

Four Seasons Politics

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Politics heats up in once tranquil Flat Rock

League to hold annual Launch

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Playhouse fetes patrons at Backstage Ball

Registration open for local history class

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Henderson County News

BikeWalk NC applaud DOT's 'Complete Streets' initiative

BikeWalk NC is applauding a new state Department of Transportation that focuses on evaluating walking, driving and public transit options as it reviews projects. Members of the N.C. Board of Transportation on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution in support of implementing amendments to the department’s Complete Streets policy.

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Grady Hawkins

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Supporter defends Hawkins after 287(g) critic demands he resign

George Pappas, an immigration lawyer, has been demanding that Henderson County stop cooperating with federal customs enforcement officers by holding undocumented inmates who are subject to being deported.

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Henderson County Business

Transylvania, Henderson counties rank high in tourism employment growth

Domestic visitors spent a record $25.3 billion in North Carolina in 2018, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2017. State tax receipts as a result of visitor spending neared $1.3 billion in 2018, and local tax revenues directly resulting from visitor spending totaled $774.6 million, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday. Visitor expenditures directly supported more than 230,000 jobs and generated more than $6.3 billion in payroll income across North Carolina.

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Candidates file campaign finance reports

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Playhouse fetes patrons at Backstage Ball

Fireside Collective headlines tonight's Rhythm & Brews concert

More fundraisers announced for fire Capt. Poore

Center for A&I stages ‘Menopause’ in concert

Hendersonville ranks eight in the state for middle class, survey says

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