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Fletcher Business

Chamber honors broadcaster with top award

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Children and Family center names development director

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Lightning delivery delayed

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Black Star Line brewery abruptly closes

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Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | craft beer industry | Black Star Line Brewing Co. | downtown avenues

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As prices soar, affordable homes remain scarce

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Grammy-winning banjo player ignites 'Fires Burning'

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The Center for Cultural Preservation, a cultural history and documentary film center, opens its 2018 season with a performance on Jan. 25 by legendary banjo player Dom Flemons, co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Grammy-award winning musician.   Read Story »

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Brookes honor, Literacy Council directors, life center award

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Excursion train advocate envisions entertainment car

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Larry Morton, the Johnny Appleseed of train travel between Hendersonville and Asheville, told Asheville transportation planners that he’s gotten nothing but enthusiastic responses for the idea of an excursion train.   Read Story »

Henderson County Business

First Bank appoints branch manager

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SylvanSport anchors Brevard industrial building

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The Transylvania Economic Alliance will hold a groundbreaking celebration this week for a state-of-the-art, 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility designed to support quality job creation in Transylvania County.   Read Story »

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Sheriff's deputies make felony theft, drug arrests

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Schools closed Thursday as snow gives way to deep freeze, black ice

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Henderson County so far has escaped serious problems as the third snowstorm of the winter blanketed the region and became sealed in by a deep freeze.   Read Story »

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Mission nurse charged with fentanyl theft

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Laurel Park OKs development on U.S. 64

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LAUREL PARK — The Laurel Park Town Council voted unanimously to approve the development application for the Cottages at Arcadia Views during a meeting Tuesday morning at First Congregational Church.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

ABSHER ACQUITTED

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Flat Rock Business

Fairfield Inn opens Friday

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The 84-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at 836 Upward Road, scheduled to open Friday, offers amenities that include an indoor pool and free hot breakfast.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Progressive Women celebrate year of activism

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Tags: President Trump | Donald Trump | 2018 election | Progressive Women of Henderson County

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Unity keynoter uses King’s words as guide

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Newfangled interchange is best design for Four Seasons, engineers say

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Motorists cowering in fear at the prospect of roundabouts guarding access to the new Publix might want to gird themselves for the newest proposal for the I-26 interchange at Four Seasons Boulevard. The design would require drivers to turn British for a few hundred yards.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | transportation | I-26 | Four Seasons Boulevard | I-26 widening project

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Teenagers testify Absher bought them booze, allowed pot smoking

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BRCC Foundation honors top teachers and employees

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D.A. dismisses charge against WHHS basketball coach

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Tags: prep sports | West Henderson High School

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POLITICS BRIEFS: Bossert appointment, GOP meetings, health care forum

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Tags: Norm Bossert | 2018 election | 2018 congressional election

Henderson County Life

Author on philanthropy keynotes MLK Unity Breakfast

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Have flu symptoms? Try urgent care before ER, Pardee says

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With recent reports of an increase in flu activity, Pardee UNC Health Care is experiencing a surge in patients, especially with visits to their Emergency Department.   Read Story »

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Duke 'shares the warmth' through IAM partnership

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Tonya Dirkse was, in her own words, at her breaking point.   Read Story »

Tags: Duke Energy | Interfaith Assistance Ministry | Duke Energy Foundation

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Tillis not worried about Trump drag in '18 elections

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Don’t put Thom Tillis in the sky-is-falling caucus of the Republican Party.   Read Story »

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Presentation celebrates silent movies filmed in Bat Cave

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Developer back for third try for Horse Shoe Farm permit

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HORSE SHOE — A Miami developer who has been turned back twice in applications for large-scale building plans has filed a revised master plan for 132 residential dwellings at Horse Shoe Farm.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Griffin promises bodycams, politics-free sheriff's office

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D.A. clears city officer in drug suspect's death

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Planning Board recommends 67-home subdivision on Howard Gap Road

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Turning aside neighbors’ concerns about traffic and flooding, the Hendersonville Planning Board on Monday recommended that the City Council OK a development of 67 homes on a 16.6-acre site near a Clear Creek floodplain.   Read Story »

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Ask Matt ... why Walmart has so many buggies?

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Tags: retail | Highlands Square shopping center | Wal-Mart | Target

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Runaway is found safe

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Helicopter crew rescues camper from Linville Gorge

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Ellis appointed to lead 
asset forfeiture program

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that Corey Ellis, first assistant U.S. Attorney of the Western District of North Carolina, will serve as the director of Asset Forfeiture Accountability in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.   Read Story »

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Deep freeze causes water outage, closes library

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Voters may resist giving up power to elect judges

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RALEIGH — The Republican-led Senate Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting on Wednesday rolled out a skeleton proposal for a constitutional amendment to switch from electing judges to a multistep appointment process.   Read Story »

Fletcher News

Spike in flu cases prompts Park Ridge to restrict hospital visits

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CITY OKs GREY MILL DEVELOPMENT PACT

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City Council is poised to scrap court-like zoning cases

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During the long run-up to the rezoning case for a new Hendersonville High School, constituents bombarded Hendersonville City Council members with pleas, opinions and ideas. Yet, because of the legal constraints governing a special-use request, council members had to refrain from discussing the case and technically even listening to what amounted to a form of pre-trial testimony.   Read Story »

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Four charged with drug-related felonies

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Art League seeks sponsors, artists for ArtScape '18

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Tags: Artscape | visual arts

Fletcher News

Law officers charge hoarder with animal cruelty

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Tags: dogs | animal control

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Meadows calls on Sessions to plug leaks or resign

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Edneyville Elementary School gets new principal

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Henderson County Business

After sale of mill, City Council takes up development agreement

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Deputies make arrest after victim texts, 'My husband's trying to kill me'

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Car crashes through stone wall into doctor's office

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Closed block of Ninth Ave. will be striped for parking

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Lapsley to file for re-election

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Add wind and 'feels like' drops to minus-1

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New Year's Eve celebration set for 6 and 11 p.m. downtown

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Flat Rock News

LOCAL BRIEFS: Boleman retiring, Pardee wins 5 stars, Honor Flight scheduled

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Recycle Christmas trees, dead lights Jan. 6 at Jackson Park

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Transportation advisers endorse Mud Creek greenway study

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The Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee, which endorsed a study of a Mud Creek greenway last week, learned that the project could get a boost from the city of Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Sheriff's office seeks information on Gerton runaway

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KnollsCam: Coyote with a pretty coat hunts in the snow

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Neighbors vow to fight 45-bed treatment facility

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Local farmers tell Sen. Tillis of need for farm labor

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DANA — Standing in a cold warehouse, their gloved hands working in a tub of cold water, immigrant workers at Danny McConnell’s farm are doing the tedious job of cleaning ginger root, a specialty crop McConnell grows.   Read Story »

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THE TOP 10 NEWSSTORIES OF 2017: 3, 2, 1.

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THE TOP 10 NEWSSTORIES OF 2017: 7, 6, 5, 4 ...

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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Penny certified, nurses honored

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THE TOP 10 NEWSSTORIES OF 2017: 10, 9, 8 ...

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Second Seventh Avenue brewery opening on New Year's Eve

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Seventh Avenue starting to feel growing pains

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Four arrested after drugs found in storage unit

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Hendersonville man sent to prison on robbery charges

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A Hendersonvile man was sentenced to 6½ years in prison after his conviction on three counts of common law robbery.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

McGrady 'very disappointed' with Buncombe over MSD vote

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Tags: water quality | water issues | 2017 water war

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County offices closed Dec. 25-26, recycling center, landfill closed Dec. 23-25

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Local man charged with stealing construction equipment

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Drug suspect drove toward officer before being shot, SBI agent says

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A suspected drug dealer shifted into drive and attempted to hit a city police detective with his car before the officer opened fire in the Walmart parking lot last month, according to a search warrant.   Read Story »

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Rain closes iceless skating rink Wednesday

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'Oh my God. My husband's trying to shoot me,' estranged wife tells 911

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Police investigating Green Meadows shooting

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Hearing on U.S. 64 development is postponed again

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Henderson County Life

Holiday skating returns this week for second year

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Holiday skating returns to downtown Hendersonville on Tuesday and continues through New Year’s Day.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Christmas | America In Bloom | New Years Eve

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Blue Ridge Honor Flight hosts book signing

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Four Seasons wins $750,000 grant for major expansion

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Holiday concert benefits The Free Clinics

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Mills River sells Banner Farm land to craft brewery

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MILLS RIVER — Already home to the second largest craft brewery on the East Coast, Mills River may soon be getting a second, much smaller brewery.   Read Story »

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Mills River Town Council elects Davis as mayor

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Prototype wayfinding sign debuts on Church Street

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Santa to deliver 100 turkeys for Bounty of Bethlehem

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Holiday Tour of Inns is Sunday

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ABC donation helps Safelight start teen crisis line

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Train buff pushing passenger service to Asheville

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Tags: rail to trail | Watco Transportation Services | Blue Ridge Southern Railroad | Historic Seventh Avenue District

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Tags: Historic Seventh Avenue | Historic Seventh Avenue District | Underground Bakery | Triskelion Brewing Co.

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Edwards to run for re-election to state Senate

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards announced on Tuesday that he would run for re-election next year, saying he wanted to continue his work in Raleigh to boost the economy, lower taxes and promote more efficient government.   Read Story »

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Partnership aims to boost minorities' access to college

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Fletcher News

Whooping cough, flu season prompt visitor restrictions

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The increasing number of cases of highly infectious whooping cough and the onset of flu season has prompted area hospitals to impose visitation restrictions.   Read Story »

Flat Rock News

Time, location changed for funeral of former Flat Rock mayor

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Because of the snowstorm, the funeral service for Terry Hicks, the former mayor of Flat Rock, has been moved from the United Universalist Fellowship church to the Grand Old Hall at Highland Lake Inn and postponed until noon.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'No excuse' for slide that makes light of drug overdose, sheriff says

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NCDOT proposes three roundabouts in south gateway plan

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Dramatic changes are in store at Hendersonville’s south gateway if new traffic patterns proposed by state transportation engineers win approval.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Whew! That was a surprise.

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Tags: snowstorms | winter 2017-18

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Caraker describes narrower Kanuga widening project

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Residents of Kanuga Road heard some good news for the first time in months on Thursday night when Hendersonville City Council member Steve Caraker described a compromise that would significantly reduce the footprint of the $20 million road widening from Church Street to Little River Road.   Read Story »

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City honors three officers for racing into burning building

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday recognized three police officers with the Police Department Commendation Life Saving Award for racing into a burning apartment building to evacuate residents from a fire that soon engulfed the entire structure.   Read Story »

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Revised plans for Kanuga, Highland Lake pushed back to spring

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Red kettle volunteers jingling for the jingle

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Salvation Army Capt. Chris Lyles says people might not realize the difference they’re making when they make a donation at a red kettle at Christmas.   Read Story »

Henderson County Life

LIGHTNING REVIEW: Playhouse show channels meaning of Christmas

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In 1857 lithographer Nathaniel Currier offered his accountant, James Ives, a partnership in his printmaking business. With their simple, hand-colored lithographs of Victorian Christmas scenes, Currier and Ives soon became the keeper of the Christmas tradition for many Americans.   Read Story »

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Police investigating skeleton found at Mud Creek

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Pisgah gets new district ranger

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Commissioners make their football championship picks

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Special needs vendors to sell crafts Saturday

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Tags: Donnie Jones | Special Needs Baseball

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Board re-elects Edney as chair, Hawkins vice chair

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Second class of Walk of Fame honorees announced

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Tags: History | Tom Orr | Walk of Fame

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Saying no to positive assets

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Ask Joe Sanders what the bicycle community thinks of the current retreat from bike lanes and greenways in road improvement projects and he will gently remind you that you’re asking the wrong question.   Read Story »

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Bike lanes becoming first casualty of war on widening

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Richmond Meadows, who won a seat on the Mills River Town Council in the Nov. 7 election, said voters on the campaign trail were decidedly cool to the idea of a greenway along N.C. 280 from the French Broad River to Brevard.   Read Story »

Flat Rock Life

Leaders pitch Mud Creek greenway to replace Kanuga bike lanes

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City moves to ease zoning on pet sitting

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Local roaster plans coffee, beer and wine bar on Fifth

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A coffee roaster plans to open a coffee shop and beer and wine bar on Fifth Avenue West at the Hendersonville city limits by spring.   Read Story »

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Guidance counselor sent to prison for Medicaid fraud

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ASHEVILLE — A 47-year-old elementary school guidance counselor from Tryon was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to billing Medicaid for more than $450,000 in false claims for mental and behavioral health services he did not provide,  U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray announced.   Read Story »

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Valley Hill fire rating improves

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Police identify officer, suspect in shooting death

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Saluda depot receives $20,000 grant to support 'Train Tales'

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Brooks Tavern is packed and getting rave reviews

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When he wasn't sweating in the kitchen to shore up the short-staffed cook staff, Mark Lowe was greeting customers and reveling in the apparent instant success of his new venture, Brooks Tavern.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | downtown Hendersonville | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

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Whooping cough outbreak now up to eight cases

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Sanctuary Brewing Co. announces nonprofit rescue farm

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Highway Patrol honors Sgt. Hipp, Trooper Jeffries

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Federally endorsed REAL ID available at DMV

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SYLVA – Jack Debnam smiled for the camera and nodded that the picture is a keeper. Debnam, an N.C. Department of Transportation Board Member representing the 10 westernmost counties, doesn’t have an Instagram account, or post or Twitter account, or routinely participate in selfies. His latest picture is for his new N.C REAL ID.   Read Story »

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American to resume Dallas flight from AVL for summer travel

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New U.S. attorney replaces county native

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Cyclo-cross racing returns to Jackson Park Dec. 9-10

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Etowah News

Ask Matt ... what's next at Seven Falls

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DOT to scale back Kanuga widening

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Elected officials from Hendersonville, Flat Rock and Henderson County said they were encouraged at the willingness of the top NCDOT engineer for the county to take a look at numerous compromises in response to residents’ opposition to the Kanuga and Highland Lake road widening projects.   Read Story »

Henderson County Business

Developer seeks city OK for 67 homes on Howard Gap

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Community Theatre stages 'Santa Land Diaries'

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County offices closed, recycling center open on Friday

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Thompson looks back on 40 years of service

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Season of Giving: 'Impact a child, impact a lifetime'

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Season of Giving: Volunteering extends your youth

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Season of Giving: 'Philanthropy is planned, longterm intent'

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Henderson County Life

Season of Giving: Retiring later, boomers are getting around to donating

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Season of Giving: Yes, boomers are volunteers

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Investigators charge Pisgah Forest man with 26 theft-related counts

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Meth dealer sent to prison

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Post office confirms move to Blue Ridge Mall

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Roundabout opponents plant their opinion on the roadside

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Businesses and residents along U.S. 64 are increasing the visibility of their opposition to a widening plan that includes a divided highway with roundabouts.   Read Story »

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Turkey Trot is set for Thanksgiving Day

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Henderson County Business

Police probing racially charged, anti-gay threats against downtown brewery

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That's not a fire downtown, just practice

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Academic achievement earns Clear Creek a Blue Bell ice cream party

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No foul play suspected in death of 25-year-old

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Ministers bless new IAM building, which is dedicated to David Cook

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AVL will be stuffed like a turkey; arrive early

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All-County chorus to perform Saturday

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The Carolina Concert Choir All-County Honors Chorus will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Grace Lutheran Church, 245 6th Avenue West. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Freeman appointed to state childhood education council

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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GE puts lighting division on the block

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Although announcement by General Electric that the company has put its lighting subsidiary up for sale had workers at GE’s East Flat Rock plant on edge about their future, company officials said no changes are planned in the short term.   Read Story »

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Career Academy shares $2 million jobs readiness grant

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WHHS drama students win awards at theater festival

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Theatre Department at West Henderson High won several top honors from the 2017 NCTC High School Play Festival, held at Greensboro College on Nov. 16.   Read Story »

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Here's where to drop off Christmas Child shoeboxes

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Drop-off sites and times are set for Operation Christmas Child, the Samaritan’s Purse project that transforms empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys for needy children worldwide.   Read Story »

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Moss column: A few more of nimby's greatest hits

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Last week’s issue focusing on our county’s history of citizen uprisings against disruptive land uses generated a lot of reaction, nearly all of it positive.   Read Story »

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LOCAL BRIEFS: IAM opening, train tales, Christmas parade

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Tags: Saluda Grade | Interfaith Assistance Ministry | Christmas parade

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Making good from evil for 10 years

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Jeff and Brenda McCleerey had just enjoyed a student-family event at Catawba College, where their daughter Amber was a freshman, on a Friday night in November of 2007. Although they had packed to stay overnight in Salisbury, Brenda thought better of it.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | Sparks family

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Crepes are versatile star of new restaurant

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A new restaurant has opened in the 500 block of North Main Street specializing in crepes for breakfast, lunch and dessert.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Terry Hicks, who 'had Flat Rock in his heart,' dies at 81

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Court sets date for Stroupe murder trial

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Guest column: For love of country, teach children to stand

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America is a melting pot of different cultures, backgrounds, beliefs, and nationalities.   Read Story »

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VOTERS OUST MILLS RIVER, FLETCHER MAYORS

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County authorizes greenway extension study

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IN 4-1 VOTE BOARD KILLS PROPOSED MORATORIUM

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Morris Broadband reports internet outage

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Arcadia Views opponents want NCDOT to bar entrance on U.S. 64

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NIMBY NATION: Greatest hits of grassroots uprisings

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Moss column: The 'no grow' movement is winning

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We’ve taken a deep dive this week into our county’s history of nimbyism — the efforts to block developments that residents perceive as harmful.   Read Story »

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NIMBY NATION: County has colorful history of citizen uprisings

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When he started his unlikely fight against a gigantic project to build 14 dams on tributaries of the French Broad River, Jere Brittain knew the odds were stacked against him.   Read Story »

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Safelight director leaving for new job

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Marathon cyclist covers miles in the 100s

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Larry Oslund has only been a part of the Ultra Marathon Cycling world for three years and has left his mark in dramatic fashion.   Read Story »

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Roots music, Happy Tails, compost pumpkins

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WHHS senior selected for U.S. Army All-American band

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Michael Bell of West Henderson High School was honored today as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American band member during an event at the school, joining an elite group of marching band members who will perform during halftime at the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. A senior, Bell plays trumpet and is drum major for the Falcon marching band.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING REVIEW: Treadway shines in 'Dial M for Murder'

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Where would Miss Marple be if you handed her the murderer on a silver platter without her having to solve the case through meticulous attention to the smallest clues?   Read Story »

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Commissioners may call timeout on big subdivisions

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Confronted by repeated protests over housing developments and road improvements, the Board of Commissioners may call a timeout on growth.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | disruptive land uses | nimby nation

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Clear Creek tops in state for academic growth

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ROAD RAGE: Residents rise up against transportation improvements

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One moment in a lively public comment period last week crystallized the gulf between the group that vociferously opposes the Kanuga Road widening and the group that rallying for U.S. 64 improvements.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | road construction | roads | roundabouts | Kanuga Road | Highland Lake Road project | nimby nation | U.S. 64 improvements

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Ask Matt ... why hawgs park that way

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Deputies lodge charges in two animal cruelty cases

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Henderson County's animal enforcement squad brought animal cruelty charges after investigating separate cases residents keeping dogs and cats in unhealthy and unsanitary living conditions, the sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

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Partnership for Economic Development names new president

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The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development has named Brittany Jones Brady, the jobs-creating agency's second-in-command, as president of the organization effective today.   Read Story »

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County hires new parks and rec director

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Edwards apppointed to judicial redistricting panel

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Saint Paul winery wins two best of show awards

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Habitat neighborhood wins affordable housing award

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It's giddyup time for Polk interchange, NCDOT says

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is saddling up for serious construction.   Read Story »

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Strong storm knocks out power, washes out roads

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Firefighters, sheriff's deputies, swift-water rescue teams and other first responders scrambled to dozens of calls of downed trees, downed power lines and people stranded in their homes or in vehicles as a powerful storm swept through the area Monday afternoon.   Read Story »

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Tommy Thompson to retire after 40 years of serving Henderson County

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Thomas H. "Tommy" Thompson, who served 32 years as Henderson County Clerk of Superior Court and two more terms on the Board of Commissioners, will not run for re-election, he announced Monday.   Read Story »

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MILLS RIVER Q&A: Candidates tackle NC 191, police contract

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MILLS RIVER — Mills River wins the distinction for having the most competitive election of all of Henderson County’s towns in 2017.   Read Story »

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FLETCHER Q&A: Whiteside challenges Mayor Moore

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FLETCHER — In Fletcher, Rod Whiteside, 44, who works in risk management and serves as an interim pastor, is challenging Bill Moore, 73, a retired car salesman who is seeking a fifth term as mayor.   Read Story »

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Candidates field questions on water, greenways, 7th Avenue

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Candidates for the Hendersonville City Council are unanimous in their opposition to efforts by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to encroach on the city’s independent authority over its water system.   Read Story »

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Solar system supplies all the power for Kanuga home

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When Keith Metler and his wife, Deb, decided to move to Hendersonville from Chicago, they looked for a nice piece of property with a big clearing.   Read Story »

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Broccoli recall prompts warning from Park Ridge

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Park Ridge Health warned patients and cafeteria diners that a supplier of broccoli the hospital served has issued a voluntary recall of the vegetable because of possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.   Read Story »

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Community honors four Women of Hope

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Inspiration and hope came from all quarters at the Women Helping Women luncheon at Blue Ridge Community College on Friday as the Pardee Hospital Foundation celebrated 20 years of supporting women who need medical screening and treatment.   Read Story »

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Sewer line meeting produces no consensus

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EDNEYVILLE — A public input opportunity on an issue that county officials say could shape the future of the apple country for decades to come drew just 30 people and produced no consensus on which sewerage option would be best for the Edneyville area.   Read Story »

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U.S., state officials visit ESL programs here

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20-year-old City Council candidate announces write-in campaign

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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

SAMPLE BALLOTS: One-stop voting opens today

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Opposition grows to Kanuga widening

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Opposition keeps growing to the Kanuga Road project, a $20 million widening from Church Street to Little River Road that residents describe as a "disaster" and a "government overkill" that will destroy the ambience of the tree-lined winding road. The question remains whether local leaders can do anything to stop it.   Read Story »

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Edneyville sewer line 'could change that community forever'

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EDNEYVILLE — Henderson County commissioners are confronting a decision in Edneyville that they say could lead to a building boom and pressure to bulldoze apple orchards for new houses and apartments. Before they make such a momentous move, they want to hear from Edneyville residents.   Read Story »

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Former firefighter sent to prison on sexual exploitation charge

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Griffin to run for County Commission

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Local man sentenced to prison for attempted murder

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Pardee, sheriff's office host pill drop

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Partnership makes apartments into homes for Safelight clients

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Moss column: Tate guided a surge of job creation

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Tate looks back on 10 years of selling county to industry

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Having led Henderson County’s industrial recruiting efforts since 2007, Andrew Tate agreed to an exit interview with the Hendersonville Lightning at Southern Appalachian Brewing Co.   Read Story »

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Laurel Park police make arrest in bank robbery

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Ask Matt ... where have all the flowers gone

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Expanded honor flights making sure that no veteran is forgotten

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On an Honor Flight, no one misses a chance to say thank you.   Read Story »

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McGrady to seek re-election

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Judge denies bond reduction for father of murder defendant

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IAM online auction open until Tuesday evening

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Travel Channel rates Sky Top among best U-pick orchards

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FLAT ROCK — Sky Top Orchard is one of five U-pick orchards featured in the Travel Channel's list of apple farms "that the whole family can enjoy."   Read Story »

Flat Rock Life

LIGHTNING REVIEW: 'Little Shop' is big fun at Playhouse

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County wins 5-bloom rating for gardens, beautification

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Sanctuary Brewing Co. wins three medals

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4 SEASONS POLITICS: Democratic Women, Freeman endorsed

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Clear Creek honor, Kiwanis Lay Leader, AVL screening

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Cities honor McGrady for sinking billboard bill

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Griffin challenges sheriff on crime stats, training center

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Lowell Griffin, who is running for the Republican nomination for sheriff, rebutted some of Sheriff Charlie McDonald’s claims about crime reduction and questioned the need for a $20 million indoor training center.   Read Story »

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McDonald touts crime reduction, community engagement

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GF Linamar sets sights on $1 billion in sales

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MILLS RIVER — Touting their gleaming new plant as an industry-leading supplier of lightweight parts for cars and trucks, officials from GF Linamar snipped a ribbon on the factory to the cheers of 300 invited guests.   Read Story »

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Henson to seek re-election to state House

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First-term state Rep. Cody Henson announced Thursday that he is running for re-election for the House District 113 seat he won in 2016.   Read Story »

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Wind not rain poses biggest threat to apple crop

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'Little Shop of Horrors' opens Friday

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Ask Matt ... who looks after roadside trees

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Jailer who saved inmate, tackled shoplifter is honored

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Detention officer Joey Garren, who helped save a choking an inmate back in June and tackled a belligerent shoplifter earlier in the year, has been named Detention Officer of the Year Award by the North Carolina Jail Administrators Association.   Read Story »

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Ask Matt ... where SECU is moving

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HHS to induct six into Hall of Fame

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Two popular longtime teachers, a second-generation city car dealer, a Realtor and National Guard commander, an international peace negotiator and the voice of the national football champion Clemson Tigers are going into Hendersonville High School's Hall of Fame.   Read Story »

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Officers raced into burning building to save lives

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A predawn fire engulfed an eight-unit apartment building on Sixth Avenue early Sunday, endangering residents who were inside sleeping when the blaze swept through. Thanks to the quick response of Hendersonville police officers and firefighters from four departments, everyone got out and no one was hurt. Firefighters were able to rescue a dog and a cat as well.   Read Story »

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Combat veteran looks forward to Honor Flight

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After he graduated from high school in Bronxville, N.Y., Frank Spehr tried a semester of college. He didn’t care for it. College was neither his lineage nor his destiny.   Read Story »

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NHHS lockdown lifted after search finds no weapon

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Lionel Richie, Diana Ross tribute opens downtown

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Disc Golf Club pitches course at Berkeley Park

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Fans of disc golf want the city's permission to install a course at Berkeley Mills Park.   Read Story »

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'Impossible? That's cool,' Donaldson says of run for Congress

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Scott Donaldson, a happy warrior who announced last week that he is running for Congress, laughs a lot and grins a lot.   Read Story »

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Insurance impasse may send more patients to Pardee

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Pardee makes $6 million cancer center goal

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Two and half years ago, the Pardee Hospital Foundation launched a campaign to raise $6 million for the new comprehensive cancer center in a new $30 million on the hospital campus. On Wednesday, the foundation's executive director, Kimerly Hinkelman, announced to the hospital board of directors that the foundaiton had exceeded the goal — seven months ahead of schedule.   Read Story »

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Beer drinkers invited to 'prost like a pro' at Sierra Nevada's Oktoberfest

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Laurel Park residents pan median, roundabouts for U.S. 64

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LAUREL PARK — U.S. 64 through Laurel Park would look much different five years from now if a widening project on the drawing board at the NCDOT comes to pass. More than 100 Laurel Park residents showed up at a public meeting Tuesday afternoon to tell state highway engineers they don't like the looks of those changes.   Read Story »

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Local man sent to prison on drug charges

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Theatre with the Stars is Tuesday night

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Two charged in series of city car break-ins

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Police organization treasurer charged with stealing $110K

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The former treasurer of a Fraternal Order of Police Lodge has been indicted on charges for embezzling more than $110,000 from the non-profit organization, Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced on Tuesday.   Read Story »

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Deputies seize an ounce of meth after I-26 traffic stop

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Fourth generation Bearcat leads HHS seniors

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Four charged with drug felonies

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Brush pile in Dana goes boom

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BRCC to add food trucks on campus

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Blue Ridge Community College students and the public could get lunch and snacks at food trucks on the BRCC campuses here and in Brevard by the middle of next month.   Read Story »

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Marco's Pizza coming to Seventh Avenue

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The Historic Seventh Avenue District is getting its first chain restaurant, a fast-growing pizzeria that features dine-in, carry-out and delivery of pizza, wings and subs.   Read Story »

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Seven Falls lot owners reach agreement on sharing $5.5M

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Owners of residential lots in the Seven Falls development have agreed to a distribution of $5.5 million in bond money Henderson County received after the development failed.   Read Story »

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East Flat Rock man arrested for indecent liberties

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Henderson County deputies charged a 45-year-old East Flat Rock man with two child sex abuse felonies after responding to call to Leisure Lane in East Flat Rock on Sept. 5.   Read Story »

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Microtech Knives plans expansion adding 25 jobs

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KnollsCam: Black bear gets DIY back rub

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Fiesta celebrates Latin culture

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Parents charged, baby is safe

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Dr. Donaldson to run for Congress as Democrat

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Scott Donaldson, a Hendersonville urologist, plans to run for the 11th Congressional District as a Democrat.   Read Story »

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Historic Lampley Motors building could be razed for development

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The historic Quonset hut style Lampley Motors building and the Southern Appalachian Coffee Co. would be bulldozed for new development if the Hendersonville Preservation Commission OKs the demolition.   Read Story »

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Wiener races, Autumn ale on tap at SAB's Oktoberfest

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How much does it cost to name park features?

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Motorist appeals parking ticket to City Hall — and wins

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Raymond Stone says a false assurance from city parking ambassador led to a $25 parking ticket at a city lot. He wanted the city to tear up the ticket. The city agreed.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Growth highlights need for comp plan update

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No thanks, county says to Lake Osceola offer

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County GOP to celebrate new headquarters

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School system names principal of the year

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Local attorneys make 'Best Lawyers' list

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Kanuga Road residents urge city to oppose widening

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Kanuga Road residents continue to voice anxiety over a road widening project that will take part of their yards.   Read Story »

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Land conservancy saves 1,000 acres on Little White Oak Mountain

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy have partnered preserve a 1,068-acre tract on Little White Oak Mountain that protects several federally-endangered species, more than 13 miles of streams and nearly 400 acres of the Little White Oak Mountain/Tryon Peak Natural Heritage Area.   Read Story »

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RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Crowded craft beer scene claims first casualty

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RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Brooks Tavern to feature late night dining

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RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Uncle Scott's brings Italian fare to Laurel Park

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Services set Friday for retired fire chief Hendrix

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U.S. awards $5 million for AVL runway project

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Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority has been awarded $5,053,216 of discretionary grant funds by the U.S. Department of Transportation to help finish the airport's new runway project.   Read Story »

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TSA intercepts loaded pistol at AVL security

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IRMA DOWNS TREES, KNOCKS OUT POWER, CLOSES SCHOOLS

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The remains of Hurricane Irma brought heavy rain, knocked out power to nearly 5,400 customers and forced administrators to call of school for a second straight day early Tuesday.   Read Story »

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KnollsCam: Family of bobcats drops in

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Wildlife enthusiast Thomas Brass caught a family of bobcats on his camera that films a clearing at the top of Haywood Knolls.   Read Story »

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Historic Flat Rock pans road widening; drop-in event postponed

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FLAT ROCK — A proposed widening of Highland Lake Road has triggered an uprising from Historic Flat Rock and caused a rare split on the usually harmonious Village Council.   Read Story »

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Ed Asner to perform 'A Man and his Prostate' at Playhouse

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Hunger Walk sets goal of $100,000

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Fire Department commits random act of kindness

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First responders preparing for Irma to arrive

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Although they acknowledge the hurricane path could change, Henderson County emergency managers are preparing for Irma to reach the Blue Ridge foothills late Sunday or early Monday, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts of 60 mph or higher.   Read Story »

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Twenty of 23 schools meet state growth targets

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Nine indicted for Pisgah National Forest car break-ins

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Ahead of Irma, ag chief loosens farm truck rules

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LOCAL BRIEFS: AVL soars, scam warning, Saluda music

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LANDSLIDE VOTE: Friends of Laurel Park replaces civic association

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LAUREL PARK — The town of Laurel Park is about to get new friends, or maybe it’s old friends with a new name.   Read Story »

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Regional planners OK three greenway studies

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Moss column: Counting the blessings of Harvey

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The slow-motion catastrophe that Hurricane Harvey has wrought in Houston, a storm off the coast of North Carolina, Kim Jong-un’s decision to lob a missile over the heads of the Japanese people and the carnival sideshow that is the American presidency have made me thankful this week.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Dad's Collectibles moving to Saluda's historic train depot

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Mark Ray was telling a visitor about how he’d recruited Dennis Dunlap to fly his vintage 1943 Stearman biplane over a celebration of Berkeley Mills baseball park on Sept. 16 when he heard a distinctive sound from outside.   Read Story »

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Beware of bicycles in today's Tour d'Apple

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Conservancy turns to planning for old Seven Falls land

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ETOWAH — A Hendersonville-based conservation organization has closed on the purchase of 146 acres on the French Broad River and is considering the next steps in restoring wetlands and ultimately opening the land to the public.   Read Story »

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Guide to apple varieties

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There is an apple variety for every taste and use. Some are sweet, some tart but all are more crisp and tart when they are fresh from the tree.   Read Story »

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Grand marshal has been important to apple industry

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Although this year’s Apple Festival Grand Marshal, J.D. Obermiller is known for his strawberries, he has been closely involved with that bigger red fruit for 40 years.   Read Story »

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Thirsty? Use our unofficial guide to beer, cider and wine

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The N.C. Apple Festival offers dozens of food and beverage booths serving everything from lemonade to apple slushies to the McMurray family’s piping hot fresh cut French fries. Try as you might, you won’t find any Apple Festival-sanctioned beer or wine. But if you’re thirsty for a cold beer, glass of hard cider or sip of wine, Hendersonville and the surrounding area have plenty of options.   Read Story »

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Kushner boosts Meadows fundraiser in Asheville

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Festival honors Apple Farmer of the Year

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UNC, Carolinas systems plan merger as health care giant

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Owner offers to sell Lake Osceola to county for $3M

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Local woman charged with trafficking in meth

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Zoning board OKs apartments, RVs in Etowah development

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After opening day, Apple Festival weather looks good

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Blame Hurricane Harvey if we have a damp opening day of the North Carolina Apple Festival. After that, the forecast improves dramatically — with near perfect conditions the last two days.   Read Story »

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400 bicyclists expected for Tour d'Apple

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Apple tab is on the street!

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Drug squad charges two with multiple felonies

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Winery branching out to brandy in a restored barn

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New diner offers Southern classics in Tuxedo

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Ask Matt ... about Duke transmission line project

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Wonder how many will be named Harvey

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More than 50 dogs and cats from Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas and Louisiana are headed to Asheville's Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Adoption Center.   Read Story »

Tags: dogs | hurricanes | cats | Brother Wolf Animal Rescue | no-kill adoption shelters

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Sheriff sets re-election campaign kickoff Sept. 14

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Renowned guitar maker opens Magnolia concert series

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The 2017 Magnolia Concert Series opens this weekend with Wayne Henderson on stage at Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock.   Read Story »

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Homeowner, construction workers catch burglar

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A homeowner and construction workers chased down a suspected house burglar after a break-in at a residence on South Mills Gap Road and sheriff's deputies charged the Fletcher man with multiple burglaries.   Read Story »

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County dedicates Innovative High School

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The new Innovative High School brings Henderson County together through Henderson County Commissioners, Henderson County Public Schools and Blue Ridge Community College, just in time for the 2017-2018 academic school year, which begins Monday, Aug. 28.   Read Story »

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Man sent to prison for death of 5-month-old

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Community Foundation honors top philanthropist

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$10 discount for Tour d'Apple signup ends Saturday night

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LOCAL BRIEFS: SNIP is working, United Way kickoff, Rescue Squad

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Man charged with felony sex counts

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Warrants detail intensity of manhunt, murder probe

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Timeline of manhunt for Michael Stroupe

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GRAND JURY INDICTS STROUPE FOR MURDER

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Moon turns day into night

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Flat Rock opens charging station for E-vehicles

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E DAY: Send us your eclipse pix and stories

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KnollsCam: Wildlife camera films spotted Bambis

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Man with knife robs Wells Fargo bank in Laurel Park

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County has a mixed record of honoring Confederacy

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Unlike many county seats in the South, Hendersonville does not have a Confederate monument that dominates its courthouse square. Few Southern towns have banished their Robert E. Lee memorial to a backyard corner of the public space, as Henderson County did seven years ago. And there can’t be many that display a monument to Union soldiers alongside one honoring the boys in gray.   Read Story »

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McGrady to co-chair pollution investigation

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady, the go-to specialist on environmental legislation in the state House, has been appointed to co-chair of a commission that will look into an industrial plant's discharge of the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River in Bladen County.   Read Story »

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Local man convicted in Ninth Avenue murder

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Library receives national award for technology initiative

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Skeptical Planning Board tables action on 300-unit Etowah development

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IAM needs backpacks for schoolchildren

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Program will recall Southern Railroad's dining cars

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Raymond “Bo” Brown will look at the history of railroad Dining Cars followed by a brief history of Southern Railway at Saluda Train Tales at the Saluda Historic Depot at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18.   Read Story »

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Come Back Alice to rock Rhythm & Brews

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Rhythm & Brews concert series swings back into the world of rock’n’roll with a performance by the Come Back Alice Band at 7 p.m. Thursday.   Read Story »

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Tourism spending up 6½ percent in Henderson County

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Emma Laughter gives the gift of reading

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Ask Matt ... about Publix's plans for drainage

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City Council deals setback to senior housing

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Landowners are looking at other options after the Hendersonville City Council unanimously rejected a land-use change needed for a 129-unit senior living development on U.S. 64 between Hendersonville and Laurel Park.   Read Story »

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Playhouse wins $30,000 grant for family theater

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20-year-old candidate appeals decision on eligibility

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WHHS kicks off artificial turf era Friday night

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NCDOT will improve eastbound I-40/I-26 merge

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McDonald gets opponent in 2018 election

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Edneyville school comes with a bonus

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S.C. man charged in old sex abuse case

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Three charged with drug felonies

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City promotes Pahle to assistant manager

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Deadline extended for Day of Action volunteers

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Rollover crash damages city's gateway sign

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Ask Matt ... who made those street lights?

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Brewery planned for Busy Bend

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Fair adds funny divers, roving dinosaurs, puppets

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Packed house but few fireworks in Meadows town hall

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Overflow crowd celebrates the life of Tommy Bryson

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An overflow crowd packed the sanctuary of First Baptist Church on Saturday to remember Thomas A. “Tommy” Bryson as a living example of what it means to be a loving husband, devoted father, supportive community member and a Christian.   Read Story »

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Local foundation creates Thomas A. Bryson Legacy Fund

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The family of Thomas A. “Tommy” Bryson, the Mills River man whose death has triggered a huge outpouring of sympathy, has asked those who wish to honor Bryson direct contributions through the Henderson County Community Foundation to a new fund created Friday.   Read Story »

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Hands On! hires new director

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Mills River seeks public input on NC 280 greenway

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The Town of Mills River is seeking input about a potential multi-use path that would run alongside and separated from N.C. 280.   Read Story »

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Sheriff issues safety warning for Bryson vigil on NC 280

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Railroad spraying overgrowth along tracks

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Funeral set for Thomas Bryson

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Vote for Hendersonville as South's Best City

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The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority is encouraging residents and fans of downtown to vote for Hendersonville as the South’s Best City in the annual South’s Best contest sponsored by Southern Living magazine.   Read Story »

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Accused killer made victim's truck a two-tone

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Industry recruiters announce officers, new board members

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Forty years later, Edwards gets his FFA jacket

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Almost 40 years later, North Carolina Sen. Chuck Edwards received his Future Farmers of America jacket.FFA is backed by the Farm Bureau, and Dana farmer Danny McConnell serves as president of the Henderson County Farm Bureau branch.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING REVIEW: 'Dreamcoat' is a dazzling explosion of color

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Apple Festival names parade grand marshal

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Chief deputy backs out of Rec Department role

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Hendersonville Moose Cafe closes

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NYT columnist David Brooks to keynote UNCA Founders Day

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Tourism industry braces for crowd of sky watchers

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Mills River brewery creates this year's Oktoberfest seasonal

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Indian tractor maker moving U.S. headquarters here

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Indian auto company Mahindra Vehicle Sales and Service Inc. announced Thursday that it would locate its North American  corporate headquarters in Fletcher.   Read Story »

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STATE TO SEEK DEATH PENALTY AGAINST STROUPE

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Zoning board narrowly upholds event barn permit

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Residents wearing stickers that read "Revoke!" fell silent and supporters of event barn owners Bill and Tamra Crane clapped and cheered after the Henderson County Zoning Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 to uphold a permit for the facility, which has sparked a bitter neighborhood dispute and triggered a broader discussion of commercial uses in residential zones.   Read Story »

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Missing person report could be connected to fugitive

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PUBLIX BREAKS GROUND

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Laurel Park supporters spar over nonprofit

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LAUREL PARK —Laurel Park residents who are questioning a proposal to change the legal makeup of a 60-year-old nonprofit that supports the "Town on the Mountain" debated the change on Tuesday night at the First Congregational United Church of Christ.   Read Story »

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Meadows hosts Veterans Solutions Seminars next week

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Law officers close more of forest as manhunt continues

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Law officers have now closed the entire area east of U.S. 276 and south of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Pisgah Ranger District including all campgrounds and campsites in the area as a massive manhunt continues for an armed fugitive.   Read Story »

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'No, I'm not resigning,' Absher says

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The Henderson County School Board took just eight minutes to call for the resignation of board member Michael Absher on Monday afternoon — delivering a form of public censure that Absher immediately vowed to defy.   Read Story »

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IAM names new director

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The Board of Directors of Interfaith Assistance Ministry announced Monday that Elizabeth Willson Moss has been hired as IAM’s new executive director.   Read Story »

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Report: Dangerous suspect spotted, flees again

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Elections board upholds ruling on candidate's age

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The Henderson County Board of Elections on Thursday unanimously upheld a ruling by elections administrators that 20-year-old John F. Moore Jr. is too young to run for the Hendersonville City Council.   Read Story »

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Pardee to open urgent care clinic in Mills River

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County remembers crash of Flight 22

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At one minute after noon on Monday, bells rang at the Historic Courthouse, commemorating the 82 people who perished in the crash of Flight 22 and a Cessna at 12:01:18 in the blue sky over Hendersonville 50 years ago.   Read Story »

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Dot Marlow, 'our matriarch of philanthropy,' dies at age 85

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City announces repaving work

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Paving crews will be resurfacing or repairing city streets in Hendersonville through mid-September. Some streets will get a new layer of asphalt overlaying the existing surface, while other streets may be milled down before a layer of new asphalt is applied. The repaving work includes two city streets that lead to the new Ingles store from Greenville Highway.   Read Story »

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Kanuga widening alarms homeowners

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More than 100 people showed up Tuesday for the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s public meeting on the Kanuga Road improvements held at the City of Hendersonville’s Operations Center.   Read Story »

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Democrat drops out of 11th District race

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Craftsman-style home in Edneyville added to National Register

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Even after 50 years, ‘no one forgets’

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The early morning fog had lifted. In the Western North Carolina mountains, Wednesday, July 19, 1967, was going to be a beautiful day, with temperatures in the 60s, a light breeze and clear skies.   Read Story »

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Details emerge on Jump Off Rock suicide

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Defense attorney denounces call for Absher resignation

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The attorney for embattled School Board member Michael Absher on Tuesday strongly denounced a potential vote by the board to demand the resignation of Absher, who faces a criminal charge related to a group home his nonprofit agency operates and a civil complaint filed by a high school teacher.   Read Story »

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Mills River, Fletcher, Saluda mayors draw challengers

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KnollsCam: Guess what creatures are making these sounds

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Flat Rock joins towns passing early Sunday alcohol laws

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Moore to appeal Elections Board decision

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Repairs on Blythe Street bridge to continue to July 28

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The N.C. Department of Transportation expect to be working on repairs to a small bridget on Blythe Street until July 28.    Read Story »

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United Way needs volunteers for Day of Action on Aug. 18

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United Way of Henderson County is seeking hundreds of volunteers throughout the community for the second annual Day of Action sponsored by Pardee/UNC Health Care on Aug. 18.   Read Story »

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Remodeled Aldi store will reopen on July 27

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The Aldi store on Duncan Hill Road will reopen on Thursday, July 27 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. and special shopping deals for the first 100 customers.   Read Story »

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Deputy facing assault charges has been fired

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Walk of Fame seeks nominations for 2018

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Agencies invited to apply for emergency food, shelter funds

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Pardee Foundation receives $750,000 endowment gift

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Pardee Hospital Foundation announced Wednesday that its board of directors will honor the recent $750,000 bequest received from the late Elizabeth Warrick, a Henderson County resident, by creating a permanent legacy.   Read Story »

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Key dates in Henderson County’s greenway efforts

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Sanders is there when bicycling is on agenda

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Support for greenway expansion gains momentum in cities, county

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In September 2016, Henderson County commissioners got their first look at a proposal to extend the Oklawaha Greenway through Jackson Park.   Read Story »

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County Parks department gets new leadership

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Public meeting July 18 on Kanuga Road improvements

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will have a public meeting July 18 regarding proposed improvements to Kanuga Road in Henderson County.   Read Story »

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July 19 ceremony to mark 50th anniversary of Piedmont Flight 22 crash

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Piedmont Flight 22, the Henderson County Heritage Museum and the Henderson County Rescue Squad will have a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 in the plaza of the Historic Courthouse on Main Street. The public is invited to the free event.   Read Story »

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Pardee Hospital Foundation to receive $25,000 from Rug & Home

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Pardee Hospital Foundation has announced that Rug & Home founder and chief executive officer Rakesh Agarwal will present the final $25,000 of a $50,000 gift to the Foundation at a ceremony on Wednesday, July 12 at Rug & Home’s Asheville store, located at 799-B Brevard Road, Asheville.   Read Story »

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Norm Gordon of Norm’s Minit Marts dies at age 69

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Norman Haywood Gordon, founder of Norm’s Minit Marts, died Thursday, July 6 at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville after an extended illness, his son Ken Gordon said Saturday. Mr. Gordon was 69.   Read Story »

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Sheriff’s office charges 2 with trafficking in methamphetamine

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City, developer take first steps toward boutique hotel

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With a unanimous vote on Thursday night, the Hendersonville City Council became an official partner with a Carrboro developer to turn the old Grey Hosiery Mill into a boutique hotel.   Read Story »

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Council’s final special-use vote clears way for new HHS

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The short of it is that the Hendersonville City Council passed on second reading the “findings of fact, conclusions of law and decision for the Hendersonville High School special use permit application” by a 3-2 vote on Thursday night.   Read Story »

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1 hurt, 1 charged in July 4 shooting

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One person was injured and another charged in a shooting incident Tuesday on Woodcock Drive in Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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5 appointed to state boards

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School system announces new administrators

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Social media buzzes about Stephen Colbert sighting

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Social media buzzed about the appearance of late night talk show host Stephen Colbert in Flat Rock and Hendersonville over the weekend.   Read Story »

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Ask Matt ... about hidden apples, Church Street paving

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Wolfe's Angel cleaned and repaired

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Kara Warren taps a chisel with a hammer, gently chipping off rock-hard adhesive bit by bit.   Read Story »

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County simplifies recycling

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A new compactor system at the county recycling center will mean quicker and easier recycling, eliminating the need for most sorting.   Read Story »

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Event barn fuss triggers broad review

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The Henderson County Planning Board is plunging into a broad review of potentially disruptive land uses in residential zones after neighbors raised concerns about an event barn in an R-2 zone.   Read Story »

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Man sent to prison for robbing Hendersonville woman

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Ask Matt ... about right on red, training center cost

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Health Science Camp gives kids glimpse of medicine

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This week, 24 rising 9th-11th grade students are getting a behind-the-scenes look at health science careers in their community, as well as the higher education programs offered locally that can prepare them for a career in nursing, surgery, pharmacy and other health care jobs.   Read Story »

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Craft coffee bar opens on Seventh Avenue

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Triskelion on Seventh to have two-story taproom

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Jonathan Ayers is close to moving equipment into his brewhouse on Seventh Avenue and starting on the retail side of the brewery.   Read Story »

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Parade, music, fireworks are set for the Fourth of July

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The Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association is sponsoring the Hendersonville Independence Parade at 11 a.m. on the Fourth of July.   Read Story »

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Health care bill lacks the votes, Meadows says

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Knife-wielding Subway robber charged

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Sheriff's deputies charged a 27-year-old Fletcher man with an armed robbery of the Subway in Fletcher on Friday, June 16.   Read Story »

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Three charged in East Flat Rock robbery

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies charged three people with an armed robbery that occured Monday in an East Flat Rock home.   Read Story »

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Laurel Park OKs paving, repairs

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The Laurel Park Town Council authorized a contract of $225,665 for paving work in the fiscal year that starts July 1.   Read Story »

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Model railroaders celebrate 25th anniversary at depot

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Field of flags to raise awareness of veteran suicide

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TUXEDO — Chris Kruse is no stranger to the devastating realities of war on the men and women who endure them.   Read Story »

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Mills River plans park improvements

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The Mills River Town Board adopted a $2.5 million budget Thursday that keeps the tax rate at 18 cents per $100 valuation while continuing to fund police coverage, at $646,000 a year, and add improvements to the town park.   Read Story »

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Main entrance to hospital closing for a week

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NC budget grants money for downtown, AVL, Muddy Sneakers

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The new state budget contains $100,000 for public improvements to downtown Hendersonville, $200,000 to fight the woolly adelgid scourge that is killing hemlocks, $4 million for capital improvements at Asheville Regional Airport, $100,000 to expand a legal program for veterans and $500,000 for the Muddy Sneakers program among other benefits for the Henderson County area, state Rep. Chuck McGrady announced.   Read Story »

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Apple Festival names 2017 Apple Ambassador

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Ask Matt ... what caused Kenmure fire

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Laurel Park may sell water system to Hendersonville

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LAUREL PARK — The Laurel Park Town Council is moving ahead with the idea of selling its water system to the city of Hendersonville, which a report said would save Laurel Park ratepayers money.   Read Story »

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Country and classical kick off BMC’s 80th season

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The Brevard Music Center Summer Festival officially kicks off its 81st Anniversary Season on Friday, June 23, with a genre-blending opening weekend of performances.   Read Story »

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Tropical storm could sidewipe area

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Local students place second in National History Day

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WHHS teacher chosen for statewide program

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Event barn sparks neighborhood war

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Bill Crane is working long hours alongside his two older sons to get an event barn ready for an October wedding.   Read Story »

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McCrory not ruling out rematch in 2020

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RALEIGH — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory says Roy Cooper, his Democratic successor, is repaying his trial lawyer campaign contributors by hiring them for expensive, politically motivated lawsuits against the GOP-led General Assembly.   Read Story »

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County repaving Grove St. courthouse parking lot

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Visitors to Henderson County's Grove Street Courthouse are having to walk a little farther this week.   Read Story »

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Brig. Gen. Blazey dies

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Frank Earl Blazey, a decorated Army infantry officer who led troops in the Korean and Vietnam wars before retiring as a brigadier general, died on Monday at the Life Care Center at Lake Pointe Landing. He was 92.   Read Story »

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Park at Flat Rock adds quilt block

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The Village of Flat Rock and the Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation announced the installation of a quilt block at The Park at Flat Rock, made possible by a generous donation from Georgia and Pete Bonesteel.   Read Story »

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Pardee honors physician, philanthropist of the year

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Pardee Hospital Foundation announced the 2017 Physician of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year at its annual gala, A Black Tie Affair, on Saturday night at the Blue Ridge Conference Hall at BRCC.   Read Story »

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Construction value up 44%

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Housing starts and renovations continued to show an upward trend this calendar year and for the first 11 months of the fiscal year, the Henderson County Inspections Department reported.   Read Story »

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Townsend joins Lightning as reporter

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Natasha Townsend, a 2015 graduate of Hendersonville High School and rising junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has joined the Hendersonville Lightning as a summer correspondent.   Read Story »

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Pardee finances remain strong in FY'17

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Pardee Hospital continues to show strong gains in its financial performance this year over last year’s numbers, the Board of Directors was told.   Read Story »

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Parkhill honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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Blue Ridge Community College President Molly Parkhill received the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine at a surprise ceremony during her retirement reception at the Thomas Auditorium Gallery at BRCC Thursday.   Read Story »

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Pardee welcomes two new board members

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Two new members have joined the 15-person Board of Directors for Pardee UNC Health Care, replacing Dr. Peter Goodfield and retired BRCC president Molly Parkhill.   Read Story »

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Three arrested for Mills River armed robbery

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School system names new principals

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New assisted living facility names executive director

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'Trash Trout' installed to catch Mud Creek debris

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Woman found dead after she went missing Sunday

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Flat Rock Business

Flat Rock gallery to 'expose' 20 artists

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Apple Festival unveils '17 logo

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The North Carolina Apple Festival unveiled this year’s festival logo, designed by 2017 festival President Lee Henderson-Hill, along with NC Printing of Hendersonville. The festival features the logo on limited edition t-shirts, which will be printed by NC Printing and other merchandise offerings.   Read Story »

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Historic Flat Rock dedicates museum

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LIGHTNING REVIEW: 'Annie' lights up Playhouse stage

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The opening night audience of “Annie” at the Flat Rock Playhouse got a sign that the show would be a rousing ride before the first two numbers were done.   Read Story »

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Fletcher man charged in $1.6 million bank fraud

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A federal grand jury in Asheville returned a criminal bill of indictment Tuesday against charging a 52-year-old Asheville attorney with multiple counts of bank fraud and making false statements to a bank, Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced.   Read Story »

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Conservative stars to join rally supporting Meadows

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New owners plan to develop East Allen property

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The former Henderson County planning office may soon be home to office, retail and residential use, the new owners say.   Read Story »

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Carly, local actresses and Macy set to open ‘Annie’

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Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent to retire

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The Last Kraus: One family, 10 HHS grads over 22 years

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On a Tuesday afternoon in late May, Meredith Kraus walks into Walt Cottingham’s human geography class in a corner room on the third floor of Hendersonville High School.   Read Story »

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Pisgah named a 'Treasured Landscape'

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The National Forest Foundation has recently designated the Nantahala-Pisgah national forests as a Treasured Landscape, making it eligible for grants from Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences conservation program.   Read Story »

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Legislature flips off Cooper's call for special session

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Charged with threat, Absher files complaint against EHHS teacher

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Black choppers are overhead today at DuPont State Forest

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German manufacturer praises city water

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MILLS RIVER — The quality of Mills River water was a big factor when a German company chose a 15-acre field on School House Road for its first American manufacturing plant, the company’s president said.   Read Story »

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2015 HHS graduate announces candidacy for City Council

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The first candidate to publicly announce plans to run for the Hendersonville City Council this year would bring diversity and youth to the elected body.   Read Story »

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning and our annual Summer Fun & Festival Guide.   Read Story »

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Public input meetings set on forest revision plans

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The U.S. Forest Service will hold open houses across the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests from late June to early August to provide the public with opportunities to talk with Forest Service staff about local issues, district projects, and the Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan revision.   Read Story »

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Pardee surgeon pioneers high-tech shoulder replacement

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Orthopedic surgeon Richard Jones, of Pardee-affiliated Southeastern Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, is now using a new technology to offer guided personalized surgery for shoulder replacements. On May 31, while performing shoulder replacement surgery at Pardee, Jones became the first surgeon in the United States to use this technology.   Read Story »

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Man sent to prison for armed robbery at Triangle Stop

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Sheriff to auction off a found pig

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County budget: No new taxes (and no tax rollback)

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday adopted a $136.5 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, keeping the tax rate at the current rate of 56.5 cents per $100 valuation.   Read Story »

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N.C. opens 'state of the art' shooting range — for $2.9M

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JACKSON SPRINGS — Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks and other state officials on Monday officially dedicated a state-of-the-art Firearms Training Center at Samarcand Training Academy in Moore County.   Read Story »

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CARDINAL RULES: Festival logo features state bird

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The newly unveiled logo for the 2017 North Carolina Apple Festival features a red theme and a salute to the state bird as well as the county’s signature farm product.   Read Story »

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Gladiator Polo coming to Equestrian Center

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Gladiator Polo, a new fastest-growing style of polo, is debuting at Tryon International Equestrian Center on Saturday, June 24.   Read Story »

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Reception is set for celebration of Dr. Lampley's life

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Traffic stop leads to recovery of stolen gun

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Democrat Coffay rips Meadows on climate accord position

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First Mickey Marvin award winners announced

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Mickey Marvin, the longtime NFL star who never forgot his hometown, lives on through the Mickey Marvin Scholarship and its first recipients.   Read Story »

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'Brunch bill' allows booze on Sunday morning

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City tax rate going up by 1 cent

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Don Henley-Phil Collins tribute opens tonight

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Tip leads to arrest on meth charges

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Doc Lampley, an original Pardee physician, dies at age 96

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William A. “Doc” Lampley, a surgeon whose life pursuits included sports car driving, woodworking, hunting and fishing, scuba diving and flying, died early Thursday at the Elizabeth House a few days after suffering a stroke. He was 96.   Read Story »

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Lastein joins sales team, trail campaign, play opens

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One family, 10 HHS graduates over 22 years

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Waverly Inn's Sunday brunch now open to the public

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Driver in fatal crash remains in jail under $200,000 bond

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Man charged with car break-ins, meth possession

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Presbyterians settle split for $600,000

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The congregation of the former First Presbyterian Church, which voted to leave the Presbyterian Church USA denomination in June 2013, and church members that voted to remain with PCUSA have reached a property settlement that allows the departing congregation to keep the church building in exchange for a payment of $600,000.   Read Story »

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KnollsCam: Coyote spooks deer

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Don't eat the ice cream

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Ice cream first or ice cream for dessert?   Read Story »

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Sheriff's deputies seek armed robber

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LIGHTNING REVIEW: Treadway and Dyar shine in 'Tuna Christmas'

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If you've seen “A Tuna Christmas” before, you know one of the thrills is anticipating the familiar lines from familiar characters and the incredibly fast pace.   Read Story »

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School system honors county teacher of the year

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AVL adds nonstop to Vero Beach

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Only Hope declares support for Absher

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Laurel Park hosts music festival, Jump Off Climb

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Publix close to breaking ground

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The developer building a new Publix has assured city officials that it’s close to breaking ground on the grocery chain’s first store in Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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NWS issues tornado watch

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Extension agent to test pressure cookers at farmers market

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Nitrograss headlines Sandburg folk festival

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Bear visits downtown

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Maybe the bear just wanted to see the newest edition of the Main Street bears.   Read Story »

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Hotel guests busted for guns, meth and opioids

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Rain here through Thursday, NWS issues flood watch

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Ask Matt ... what's going up on Fifth Avenue West?

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Timeline of Mud Creek dump

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Two arrested on meth charges

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Pardee hires Butterworth to manage community health initiative

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Driver in fatal crash charged with murder

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County budget cruises in a less turbulent climate

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Walk, bike or bus — don't drive — to Sierra Nevada

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Youth Council adds eight members

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Kanuga offers 'Dirty Dancing' package

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Henderson, Polk Habitat agencies merge

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Residents eager for answers on Mud Creek dump

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AVL wins $18M grant

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One for the thumb for HMS Lady Bearcats

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Teachers of the year honored at Education Foundation event

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Ed Foundation honors Hall of Fame inductees

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McGrady pledge nudges IAM close to capital goal

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Interfaith Assistance Ministry is on the last leg of its $2.6 million capital campaign for its new facility, thanks to a matching grant pledge from state Rep. Chuck McGrady.   Read Story »

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Mud Creek dump may reach homes, city says

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Rain forecast postpones Bear Reveal

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Candidates, physician to speak at 'Missing Meadows' town hall

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Flat Rock Life

Playhouse supporters celebrate old and the new

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Local folks know of the early days of the Flat Rock Playhouse on the Great Flat Rock — the circus tent, the Lowndes House and then the performance barn still used today. But the theater founder’s plunge into drama was 80 years ago, when young Robert William Smith boarded a ship in Liverpool for Baltimore.   Read Story »

Henderson County Business

Moss column: And they said we wouldn't make it

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Chamber honors Athena Award winner

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Clifton Shipman award goes to Tom Cooper

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McGrady retreats on state oversight of water system

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady has retreated from a threat to put the Hendersonville water system under the oversight of state financial regulators, saying that bill had the desired effect of bringing warring factions to the negotiating table.   Read Story »

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Pardee nurses win Gold Standard Award

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Felons sent to prison

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BRCC names new president

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Boeke stepping down as Hands On! director

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Roadside poppies commemorate start of World War I

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Local rider completes coast-to-coast bicycle journey

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When she turned 50 in December, Kim Curran decided the gift she’d give herself would be a long bicycle ride.   Read Story »

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Shutting down Fifth Avenue ‘drug house’ required patience, coordination of agencies

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It took months of investigation and a special overtime patrol before city police, with help from the district attorney, could shut down a bungalow on Fifth Avenue West that neighbors called “the drug house.”   Read Story »

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NEW HHS IS A GO: City OKs rezoning, special use request

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Youth Orchestra performs in Thomas Auditorim

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Obamacare supporters plan 'die-in' at Meadows' office

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Three arrested for NHHS bomb threat

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Locally shot ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake to air May 24 on ABC

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April showers bring drought relief

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After an upgrade in drought conditions, the city of Hendersonville is lifting the voluntary water restrictions that have remained in effect since last Oct. 17.   Read Story »

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Residents rise up against N.C. 191 event barn

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Thirty residents urged the Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday to revoke a permit that a county zoning board issued for an event barn in a residential zone off N.C. 191.   Read Story »

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Veterinarians offering $10 rabies shots this week

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New ag extension director starts today

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Henderson County’s new agriculture extension director is a native of Haywood County who has a Ph.D. and a background as a farm agent in Georgia.   Read Story »

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Rainbow Pediatrics becomes part of Blue Ridge Health

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'Immigrants in crisis' call legal aid agency for help

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Calls for help from “immigrants in crisis” have skyrocketed amid fear and confusion over Trump administration immigration policies, Pisgah Legal Services officials say.   Read Story »

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Ask Matt ... about exodus of national retailers

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Towns side with city in water war

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When they voted to seek legislation putting the Hendersonville’s water system under the control of state regulators, Henderson County commissioners were told that towns in Henderson County were afraid to bring up problems with the city water system for fear of higher rates.   Read Story »

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Government gets house used in drug trafficking

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A federal judge ordered the forfeiture of an East Flat Rock house that authorities said was used to sell oxycodone and other narcotics dating back to 2012.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'Not on my watch,' School Board member says of moving HHS out of city

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Henderson County School Board members say county commissioners never talked to them about the idea of replacing Hendersonville High School with a new school campus outside the city limits.   Read Story »

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Rooftop restaurant gets permit extension

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Although the name, menu and opening date remain an enduring mystery, the proprietor says he aims to open Hendersonville’s only rooftop restaurant by fall.   Read Story »

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Developer plans 109 homes in Mills River

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MILLS RIVER — A developer plans to build 109 single-family homes on either side of N.C. 280 at Turnpike Road in Mills River.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: 'Crazy for You' opens at HHS

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Ask Matt ... who counts homeless people?

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Legislature threatens public's right to know

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The Hendersonville Lightning ran legal advertisements six times notifying the public of the sale of county-owned property on Sixth Avenue. Two bidders raised the price by $114,000 over three months’ time.   Read Story »

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Sandburg home drew 80,000 visitors last year

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$6,000 reward in burglary produces leads, arrests

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A homeowner's offer of a $6,000 reward to help solve a burglary at his home in Triple Creek resulted in several tips and charges against four people in their 20s, the Henderson County sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

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Two charged in attempt to deliver drugs to inmate

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HHS graduate shines on very big stages

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Brad Walker started out playing the clarinet in sixth grade band, but not because that’s the instrument he wanted.   Read Story »

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New Apple Country Cider Jam opens festival season

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Hendersonville is gearing up for the first-ever Apple Country Cider Jam, a downtown festival that will bring bluegrass and Americana music to Main Street and showcase Henderson County’s apple crop.   Read Story »

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Neighbors fight parking lot at Sandburg site

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FLAT ROCK — Neighbors of the Carl Sandburg historic site say they hope to stop the National Park Service from building a parking lot across Little River Road from their homes, citing traffic concerns and the cutting of large trees.   Read Story »

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Police shut down 'drug house' on Fifth Avenue

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A year of fear and frustration on Fifth Avenue West came to an end on Monday afternoon when an attorney, surrounded by a half dozen law officers, tacked a notice on the front door of a light blue bungalow with white columns.   Read Story »

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County eyes HHS outside city, or no HHS

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Fraud conviction yields 177-acre tract for Pisgah National Forest

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Sheriff's deputies seize pills with street value of $8,700

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New Ingles open on Spartanburg Highway

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Education Foundation expands Leader in Me

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Bidding war produces $114,000 gain for county

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Athena Award nominees announced

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce announced a dozen nominees for the 10th Annual Athena Award presented in memory of Vanessa Y. Mintz by Pardee Hospital, Morris Broadband and Judy Stroud/State Farm Insurance.   Read Story »

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Driver charged with speeding, DWI, ramming cruiser

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Deputies charged a 22-year-old man with driving while impaired, resisting an officer and fleeing to elude arrest after he sped away from the pursuing officers then rammed a cruiser, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said.   Read Story »

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Theatre with the Stars postponed until October

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Flat Rock Playhouse's 2017 Theatre with the Stars has been postponed until October because of a last-minute conflict for one of our contestants, the Playhouse announced.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Bunny Hop

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More than 150 runners and walkers turned out Saturday for the third annual Kiwanis Bunny Hop at Jackson Park.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Mill victory may be in city’s reach

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Last Thursday night Hendersonville City Councilman Steve Caraker lamented that the city’s request for proposals had not attracted development offers for the historic Grey Hosiery Mill as ambitious as the council’s vision.   Read Story »

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It's Easter! Bunny Hop, sunrise services, Gospel Brunch at SAB

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Pardee rebounding from 2016 loss

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A winter flu outbreak, a substantial gain in surgeries and cost controls propelled Pardee Hospital to a financial rebound from last year’s $13 million loss, administrators said.   Read Story »

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ArtScape makes every day a banner day downtown

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When Connie Knight saw banners hanging from light poles in Winchester, Va., she thought immediately of her adopted hometown.   Read Story »

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38 graduate from 21st Sheriff's Citizens Academy

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Thirty-eight county residents graduated from the 21st class of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy during a commencement dinner. Thursday night at the Cedars.   Read Story »

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Lapsley praises water legislation as 'major step forward'

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Henderson County Commissioner Bill Lapsley is praising proposed legislation filed by Rep. Chuck McGrady as a "major step forward" and an opportunity for local officials to resolve disputes over water rates and water system governance "over the next several months and keep Raleigh out of the picture."   Read Story »

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Boys & Girls Club celebrates new gym

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Instead of a conventional ribbon cutting, the Boys & Girls Club celebrated the opening of its new gym and the launch of a fundraising campaign with what the club does best — knowing what kids like to do.   Read Story »

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Volunteer coach charged with smoking pot with players

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Sheriff's deputies charged a volunteer baseball coach at West Henderson High School with three misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for allegedly smoking pot with the players after practice.   Read Story »

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MountainTrue adds Green River protection to portfolio

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MountainTrue’s southern regional director is now also the new Green Riverkeeper and will serve as a fundamental protector of the Green River watershed, MountainTrue and the Waterkeeper Alliance announced Wednesday.   Read Story »

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Lightning now prints deed transfers

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Grand jury indicts Tryon town officials on public corruption charges

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ALDI to expand Duncan Hill Road store

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Dat's Cajun Cafe to open on Fourth Avenue East

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Woman convicted in death of man thrown from vehicle

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A 21-year-old woman was sentenced to 13½ years in prison after a jury convicted her of second degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Deque Taylor, who died after being thrown from a vehicle on Ninth Avenue West in December 2015.   Read Story »

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Meadows gives Trump an A-plus

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U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows says he judges President Trump not on what Congress has managed to pass — or not pass — in the first 82 days in office. Despite a goose egg so far on major legislation, Trump gets a glowing report card from the third-term Republican.   Read Story »

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City feels 'kicked in the teeth' by McGrady water bill

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Planning Board recommends City Council deny HHS plan

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City police arrest man on child exploitation charges

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Jackson Park check results in a dozen felony drug charges

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Nik's Run seeks to raise addiction awareness

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Patti Fredrick-Enloe kept hoping for the best. Her son, a star athlete in high school, had fallen into addiction, first with alcohol, then pain pills and finally heroin. She hoped he would not become a statistic, one of 13,000 North Carolinians since 1999 to die of an accidental overdose. That hope was dashed when a law officer knocked on the family’s door on Oct. 29, 2013.   Read Story »

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Scholarships help single moms pursue BRCC degrees

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Taking five college classes while working full-time would be a tough balancing act for any 22-year-old. Victoria Hayes has an even higher priority every day — spending time with her daughter, Holly.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Community College | Children and Family Resource Center

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Here are the banners of ArtScape

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CITY COUNCIL CHOOSES MILL DEVELOPER

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Coffee for cops, plant sale, library celebration, Train Tales

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Ask Matt ... whatever happened to Tom Apodaca?

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Donation moves Cancer Center close to $6M goal

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Joseph's Center celebrates two years of helping needy

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Dollar Tree joins battle for shoppers at south gateway

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Former Sandburg chief in spotlight with Trump paycheck

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Tags: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site | President Trump | Donald Trump | Tyrone Brandyburg

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WHHS names women's basketball coach

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The administration of West Henderson High School has named April Bryson – a ’93 West graduate and 3-sport Varsity standout – the new head women's basketball coach, effective immediately. In her first year of teaching at West, Bryson is joining the Falcons with years of head coaching experience in club and recreation sports.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: 'Ready, fire, aim' on indoor range

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The biggest news to come out of Sheriff Charlie McDonald’s public trip to the woodshed last week was how many questions remain about his $20 million training center.   Read Story »

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Tip results in drug bust at Southern Aire

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Laurel Park sets drop-ins on U.S. 64, greenway studies

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LAUREL PARK — Laurel Park has scheduled separate drop-in meetings next week to hear feedback on its corridor and greenway studies.   Read Story »

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Sierra Nevada buys local for Taproom

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Ask Matt ... about stink bugs

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Kanuga fatalities trigger speeding crackdown

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BRCC administrators endorse training center

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Blue Ridge Community College officials say the proposed law enforcement training center would benefit the college curriculum that trains police officers.   Read Story »

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McGrady hedges on state control of city water

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady says he is not committed to filing legislation that would give state regulators control of the Hendersonville’s water system. Instead, he said, is talking with officials about numerous water issues in Henderson and Buncombe counties.   Read Story »

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Playhouse announces Theatre with the Stars celebrities

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BRCC announces finalists for president

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Kiwanis Club honors 'Caring and Sharing' law officers

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A police detective who is also an ordained minister, a K9 officer whose partner is named Snoopy, an evidence processor with the sheriff’s office and a state trooper who is a former high school athlete of the year were recognized Thursday by the Hendersonville Kiwanis Club during the annual Morris Kaplan Caring and Sharing Award.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

McGrady seeks reg reform of breweries

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Tags: craft beer industry | Southern Appalachian Brewery | Sanctuary Brewing Co. | Blue Ghost Brewing Co.

Edneyville Four Seasons Politics

Sheriff holding town hall in Edneyville on Thursday

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EDNEYVILLE — Sheriff Charlie McDonald will host a town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Edneyville Community Center for residents of Edneyville, Bat Cave and Gerton.   Read Story »

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Honor Flight stars in 'NCIS' episode tonight

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An Honor Flight trip to Washington for World War II veterans is the setting of an episode tonight of NCIS, CBS's top-rated primetime drama.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Blue Ridge Honor Flight

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Ed Foundation announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees

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McDonald defends training center that opponents pan

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Sheriff Charlie McDonald on Monday night faced a crowd of nearly 200 people, most of them opposed to a $20 million training center on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College, and made a case for upgraded training that he says is needed to keep the public and deputies safe.   Read Story »

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Rescued dogs find new homes

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The dogs and cats rescued from a hoarding situation in Fletcher are moving from a crowded home to their forever homes.   Read Story »

Tags: dogs | animal control | Blue Ridge Humane Society

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Opponents to demonstrate against training center ahead of sheriff's forum

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Opponents of a $20 million law enforcement training center plan to demonstrate against the project today an hour before Sheriff Charlie McDonald is scheduled to defend the proposal at a public forum.   Read Story »

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Greenway gets blue light emergency phones

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If there's trouble on the Oklawaha Greenway, help is nearby in the form of five new emergency phones.   Read Story »

Tags: outdoors | Oklawaha Greenway | greenways

Henderson County Business

Developer plans cottages on 90-acre site on U.S. 64

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LAUREL PARK — An Ohio developer that has built homes and apartments in the Carolinas has plans for 56 two-bedroom cottages on a 90-acre piece of land across from Hunters Crossing on U.S. 64.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | Laurel Park | Laurel Park Town Council

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Q&A: What's ahead in the water war?

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Power politics poisons the well

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Henderson County’s governance by ultimatum continued in stunning fashion last week with Commissioner Bill Lapsley’s prosecution by PowerPoint of the city water system and its owner, the city of Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Shelley’s Jewelry hosts shelter animal meet and greet fundraiser

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Report shows city salaries

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For many municipalities in Western North Carolina, the salaries of their employees make up the largest line item in the budget.   Read Story »

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Trump says he's 'coming after' Meadows over health care vote

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U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows is at the center of the political fight over the future of health care as the conservative group he leads — the House Freedom Caucus — makes demands on a Obamacare repeal bill that House leaders are reluctant to grant.   Read Story »

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Get in shape — or not — for Rotary’s ‘Zero-K’

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Etowah Business

Land trust buying riverfront property at Seven Falls

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City's 'Friends of Downtown' a model for volunteerism

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City announces this year's Rhythm & Brews lineup

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McDonald urges supporters to attend training center Q&A

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Hazardous waste collection days set

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Local NAACP members taking concerns to Raleigh

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Frustrated by the actions of elected leaders, members of the NAACP from Henderson and three other mountain counties will travel to Raleigh Tuesday to express their views on pending and past legislation they say hurts minorities and the poor.   Read Story »

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Non-custodial mom charged with abducting daughter

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Publix gets federal OK to build in floodplain

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The developer planning to build a Publix store at Hendersonville’s southern gateway is a step closer to getting a permit.   Read Story »

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Health Department invites public to sample whole grain foods

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Nutritionists at the Department of Public Health are inviting the public to a Whole Grain Sampling Day on Wednesday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the department.   Read Story »

Henderson County Business

JC Penney closing Blue Ridge Mall store

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The J.C. Penney store in Blue Ridge Mall is among 138 stores the retailer is closing in the growing trend of large companies reducing their brick and mortar footprint.   Read Story »

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Trainers make county schools safe for sports

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LIGHTNING REVIEW: Who's gonna fill their shoes?

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Jason Petty strides onto the stage of the Flat Rock Playhouse looking like Faron Young and sounding like Willie Nelson.   Read Story »

Tags: Lightning reviews | Flat Rock Playhouse reviews | country music

Edneyville Business

County OKs artificial turf at three stadiums

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If the schedule holds, three Henderson County high school football teams will be playing on artificial turf this fall.   Read Story »

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County eyes greenway extension

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COMMISSIONERS ENDORSE STATE CONTROL OF CITY WATER SYSTEM

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The stage is set for an epic battle in the state Legislature between the city of Hendersonville and the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.   Read Story »

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Here's the city's complete response on water system

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City, county hurtling toward war over water system

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Flat Rock News

Asheville, Transylvania and Polk win greenway grants

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Snow chance diminishes but deep freeze is coming

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Rising Leaders now well-versed in volunteerism

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After eight months of education and community service, 20 members of sixth annual Rising Leaders Program of the United Way of Henderson County are better prepared to start making a difference as volunteers with Henderson County nonprofit organizations.   Read Story »

Tags: United Way | Volunteers | volunteerism | United Way Rising Leaders

Henderson County Business

Developers' vision for mill less ambitious than council's

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They asked for plans for a five-story 130-room hotel. They got proposals for smaller hotels with half the number of rooms and a mixed-use idea with no rooms at all.   Read Story »

Tags: Grey Hosiery Mill | lodging | hotels

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KnollsCam: Black coyote visits

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Thomas Brass is drawing a lot of web traffic to his YouTube video of a black coyote visiting a clearing on top of Haywood Knolls.   Read Story »

Tags: wildlife | Thomas Brass | KnollsCam | flora and fauna

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Yes, Carl Sandburg was a golfer

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What does Carl Sandburg have to do with golf?   Read Story »

Tags: golf | golf courses | Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: We still don't get the $20M training center

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If the Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Charlie McDonald are now having to scramble to describe what the $20 million law enforcement center is not, they’ve got a problem.   Read Story »

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Sandburg Home reopens Little Glassy Trail

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FLAT ROCK — The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site has reopened Little Glassy Trail after extensive rehabilitation. Little Glassy Trail was considered by park staff to be in the poorest shape of any of the trails in the 5-mile network.   Read Story »

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Freeze threatens peaches, early apples, berries

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Fletcher News

Dollar General robbers get 7 years in prison

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Two men charged in the November 2015 robberies of Dollar General stores in Hendersonville and Fletcher were sentenced to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to the chargesin Henderson County Superior Court on Feb. 28.   Read Story »

Flat Rock News

Sandburg volunteer makes farewell tribute to Brandyburg

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FLAT ROCK — A volunteer with the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara has made a video tribute to Tyrone Brandyburg, who was named superintendent of Harpers Ferry National Historic Park in West Virginia after serving for 4½ years as superintendent at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock.   Read Story »

Tags: Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara | Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

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Hyman Heights greening up

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Residents of historic Hyman Heights are greening up their neighborhood.   Read Story »

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Nashville Country Roadshow opens Playhouse season

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BRCC names new director of business center

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Free Clinics, jail cooperate to help inmates

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At a time of precious few successes in mental health delivery, Judy Long is celebrating one.   Read Story »

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Mills River Farmers Market hosts vendors meeting

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Spay/neutering nonprofit to shut down March 31

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Mike and Mary Cervini, who have led an effort that invested $2.5 million to prevent the birth of unwanted dogs and cats, have come to the end of the road in Community Partnership for Pets Inc.   Read Story »

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Sheriff announces town hall meetings in Edneyville, Etowah

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Following a well-attended Town Hall meet-and-greet last month in Mills River, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office has added similar events in Edneyville and Etowah.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'Phew! What a firestorm,' McDonald says of fuss over protest remarks

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Sheriff Charlie McDonald is not reaching for a broom to sweep away the controversy over his remarks about protests.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Business

Railroad fixing four rough crossings

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Motorists will have an easier ride over four railroad after work this week by the NCDOT and Blue Ridge Railroad.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

OPPONENTS FAIL TO STOP $20M PROJECT

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More than a dozen people stood before the Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday night to express their strong opposition to a new $20 million training center, citing the cost, the proximity to the new Innovative High School at Blue Ridge Community College and what they described as the militarization of the sheriff’s office.   Read Story »

Fletcher News

Deputies rescue 40 neglected dogs and cats

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FLETCHER — Sheriff's Maj. Frank Stout said he expects animal rescue organization to mount a community-wide effort to care for adopt out the 40 neglected dogs and cats that deputies rescued from a hone in Fletcher on Saturday.   Read Story »

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Funeral services announced for Mickey Marvin

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Mickey Marvin, the Henderson County native who went on to achieve fame in college and pro football, died on Monday two years after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was 61.   Read Story »

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Local science teacher wins lab challenge

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Park at Flat Rock gets bat boxes

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Henderson County Life

Chamber music concert Tuesday at First United Methodist

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City rolls out rain barrel program

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The City of Hendersonville is rolling out a rain barrel program to encourage water conservation and to help control stormwater runoff from residential lots.   Read Story »

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City residents can load up on free mulch, compost

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Henderson County Life

Cider Jam announces cider makers, food, music

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Organizers of Apple Country Cider Jam have announced the cider makers, food vendors and music acts for this new event that will fill two blocks downtown from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.   Read Story »

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Nominations sought for 10th Athena award

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Nashville Roadshow features classic country hits

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Jason Petty and Katie Deal kick off the Flat Rock Playhouse Main Stage season next week with Classic Nashville Roadshow, a country tribute that features a live Nashville band, an authentic set, vintage costumes, classic Opry-style comedy and real country music.   Read Story »

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Council hears 4 plans for Grey Hosiery Mill site

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday night heard a “high level overview” of four proposals for the redevelopment of the Grey Hosiery Mill site.   Read Story »

Henderson County Life

Safelight receives $50,000 for shelter renovations

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Safelight has received a donation of $50,000 as a matching gift for their capital campaign for shelter renovations.   Read Story »

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United Way 2016 campaign raises record $2.7 million

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United Way of Henderson County raised more than $2.75 million in its 2016 campaign, said Denise Cumbee Long, executive director.   Read Story »

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WHHS junior breaks world record again

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Although Josh Hainsel gets little renown in his hometown, he’s world famous in sport stacking.   Read Story »

Henderson County Life

United Way 2016 campaign raises record $2.7 million

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United Way of Henderson County raised more than $2.75 million in its 2016 campaign, said Denise Cumbee Long, executive director.   Read Story »

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Ask Matt ... how Zillow adds up

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Henderson County Business

Sage Gourmet under new ownership

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Sage Gourmet owners Chrissy Filka and Laurie Bakke have sold their business on Main Street.   Read Story »

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Clear Creek Elementary nominated for Blue Ribbon Schools award

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Clear Creek Elementary has been nominated by the state of North Carolina for the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, specifically for an “Exemplary High Performing Schools” award. It is one of only nine North Carolina public schools being nominated.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

Seven Falls landowners face off over divvying up $5.5 million

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Lawyers will face off in the Historic Courthouse on Wednesday for what could be the last chapter of the biggest local real estate fraud since the 1920s.   Read Story »

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BRCC celebrates diversity week

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Blue Ridge Community College announced that Discover Diversity Week 2017 activities will take place March 13-16 at both the Henderson County and Transylvania County campuses.   Read Story »

Etowah Business

Planning board OKs Horse Shoe Farm master plan

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Rick Livingston appreciates that the French Broad River is cleaner today than it was years ago.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Crit a hit on Seventh Avenue

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More than 250 riders from 15 states raced around a tight circuit in the Historic Seventh Avenue District on Sunday, the second time the USA Cycling event has come to Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Jogger who was raped feels ‘empowered’ by show of support

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The woman whose rape inspired fellow female joggers to organize a predawn run on Sunday to take back the streets of Hendersonville says she felt inspired and empowered by the event.   Read Story »

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Appeals court upholds event barn on N.C. 191

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The fight may not over yet even though a North Carolina appeals court has upheld a Henderson County Zoning Board of Adjustment decision that granted a permit for couple to rent their residential-zoned property for weddings, receptions, birthday parties and other gatherings.   Read Story »

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Jogger assault sparks Sunday run for awareness

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An idea that started as a group run by a handful of young moms has grown into a sunrise walk-run on Sunday to raise safety awareness on sexual assault.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

With new sign, county officially trusts God

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Henderson County now officially proclaims that it trusts God, thanks to new 10-inch black letters on its most prominent public building.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Local activists encouraged after meeting with Tillis aide

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Leaders of Hendersonville's Progressive Organized Women said they were encouraged that they were able to meet with a top aide to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis to discuss their concerns about national issues.   Read Story »

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HAZARDOUS STREETS: City has 10 crashes a day, council hears

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Car crashes and animal control calls are up substantially over the past five years in the city of Hendersonville — creating a service strain that is sparking a City Council discussion on adding police officers.   Read Story »

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Black History tribute, fighting weeds, Ash Wednesday

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County options land for HHS parking

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Henderson County has a plan to provide more parking at a new Hendersonville High School, and it will add to the overall cost.   Read Story »

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Animal control comes down to who pays

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Declaring that he has been “caught in the middle” of a growing dispute between Henderson County and its towns, Sheriff Charlie McDonald said he would be glad to offer animal control services countywide. The solution comes down to who pays.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

McGrady files HB2 repeal

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady, plunging into the most controversial issue in North Carolina politics over the past year, joined three other legislators in filing a bill to repeal HB2, the measure that has cost the state thousands of jobs and caused sports leagues to pull high-profile games and tournaments.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

Letter carrier hid 15 years of mail in his home and shed

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A letter carrier from Forest City pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to stashing thousands of pieces of mail at his home over a period of 14 years, hiding the mail in his home, vehicle and in an outbuilding that eventually collapsed, the U.S. Attorney's office said. By the time investigators caught on, he had failed to deliver two dumptruck loads worth of mail to postal customers on his route.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

Police investigating sexual assault of jogger

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The Hendersonville Police Department is currently investigating a reported and suspected sexual assault of a jogger that occurred on West Lake Drive between 3 and 4 a.m. Tuesday.   Read Story »

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Big Brothers Big Sisters adds program coordinator

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Henderson County has hired Jennifer McKinley as its new program coordinator.   Read Story »

Green River News

Moss column: Remembering Theron at a country buffet

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The first time I met Theron Maybin he was eating lunch with Chicken Man at Orr’s Family Restaurant in East Flat Rock.   Read Story »

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Missing teen may be with felon from East Flat Rock

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Meadows moves to South Asheville

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Repair job will close one lane of I-26 East Thursday

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One lane of eastbound traffic on Interstate 26 will be closed for an emergency repair on Thursday night  just east of the I-26 rest area at mile marker 42 in Henderson County.   Read Story »

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County files zoning application for new HHS

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Residents will get their first opportunity to comment on plans for a new Hendersonville High School next week.   Read Story »

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Firefighters battle Cold Mountain fire

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Green River News

Theron Maybin, farm leader and 'mayor of Green River,' dies at age 73

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Theron Larnce Maybin, an influential voice for farming, patriarch of his church, Vietnam veteran and leader of the Green River community over the past five decades, died on Friday night after an extended period of declining health. He was 73.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Tip leads to meth charges on Substation Street

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Horizon, Hannah Flanagan’s announce grant winners

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Horizon Heating and Air Conditioning and Hannah Flanagan’s announced the award of $24,000 to area nonprofits in a local charity partnership through the Community Foundation of Henderson County.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LOCAL BRIEFS: Business courses, top banker, controlled burn, GOP

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Senior play reunion salutes an unrivaled HHS tradition

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Over the years, Hendersonville High School has made a name for itself for its deeply rooted in tradition. One of the many reasons is the senior play, one of the most well-known and anticipated events of the school year.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

McGrady's class-size fix cruises in 114-0 vote

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady on Thursday celebrated a rare victory for a substantive piece of lawmaking — a unanimous vote by the House for a bill that rolls back the Legislature’s budget-busting class-size requirement.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Grant will fund scanning of historic photos

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Henderson County News

Troopers prevent possible Valentines Day suicide

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Henderson County News

Social media sparks chatter about an HHS lockdown

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Law enforcement officers and Hendersonville High School officials say social media exaggerated a possible threat against the school that drew a police response and had parents asking questions.   Read Story »

Henderson County News

County orders report on turf fields for prep athletics

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday directed the county's architectural firm to investigate the cost and feasibility of adding artificial turf at sports fields at all four county high schools after hearing comments for and against product.   Read Story »

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Sandburg superintendent leaving for Harpers Ferry historic site

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Sheriff's office looking for missing teenager

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Bluegrass headliner announced for Apple Country Cider Jam

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High winds should subside by midday, few power outages reported

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Lecture series explores world affairs

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Local man jailed after claw hammer attack

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Apple growers honor Don Justus

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Rep. Meadows honors Mickey Marvin

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County eyes marketing of new training center

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Probe of woman's death upholds suicide finding

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Local climber competing in bouldering nationals

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For most people, “climbing the walls” connotes anxiety. For Dawson Jacobs, climbing the walls comes naturally. By age 7, he had already developed a talent for the Spider-man behavior.   Read Story »

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CITY COUNCIL BOOTS TEST VOTE ON HHS PROJECT

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Performers, songs announced for HHS's senior play tribute

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Hendersonville police now carry drug overdose antidote

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Sheriff, deputies to greet Mills River residents

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MILLS RIVER — Henderson County Sheriff Charles McDonald will host a Town Hall meeting in Mills River from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.   Read Story »

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Three schools receive Duke grants

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Developer proposes 198-unit project at Horse Shoe Farm

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A developer who failed to win a permit for a 225 rental cottages and apartments at Horse Shoe Farm is taking another swing at a large development on the picturesque property.   Read Story »

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Fletcher FD secretary sentenced to prison for embezzlement

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The Fletcher Fire & Rescue secretary who pleaded guilty last summer to stealing more than $300,000 from the department over seven years was sentenced to prison last week.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Borrow and spend becomes the new normal

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For a second year in a row, Henderson County commissioners have loaded an ambitious list of capital projects in the buggy and are racing for the checkout line.   Read Story »

Tags: local government borrowing | local government budgets | 2015-16 capital construction plans | HHS construction plan

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AVL sets all-time record for passengers

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Blue Ridge Honor Flight invites veterans on free trip

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Haus Heidelberg offering 1994 prices this weekend

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Haus Heidelberg German restaurant, which first opened its doors in 1994, is celebrating its 23rd anniversary with a throwback menu and throwback prices.   Read Story »

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Ask Matt ... who's got milk

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Supervisor responds to complaint about 'out of control' referee at HMS game

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Activists to protest at Sen. Tillis's office here

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Ask Matt ... where the sidewalk (clearing) ends

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Lifelong Learning announces spring lineup

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Sixth Avenue property sparks bidding war

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Fast riders expected for Seventh Avenue races

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Organizers hope for a turnout of 300 to 400 speedy bicyclists for the Historic Seventh Avenue Criterium on Sunday, Feb. 26.   Read Story »

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Wyatt says revised plan addresses HHS parking issue

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady said the ongoing fight over HHS construction might force him to abandon his practice of staying out of intergovernmental warfare.   Read Story »

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JUDGE ALLOWS COUNTY TO SHED SEVEN FALLS

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Henderson County Business

Sanctuary celebrates 'beerversary' Sunday with 20 brews

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Shop owner sentenced for illegal gun sales

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An Asheville man was sentenced last week to four years in prison for dealing in firearms without a license, U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Charting a path for the city's growth

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Driver in fatal crash had history of speeding

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Hands On wins grant for science programming

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High winds knock out power for 6,500, closing two schools

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High winds knocked out power to more than 6,000 homes and businesses overnight in the Fruitland, Edneyville and Dana communities, closing Dana and Edneyville elementary school.   Read Story »

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Students lose half-day Friday for snow makeup

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Sierra Nevada recalls some bottles made in Mills River

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Foothills chamber cancels Blue Ridge BBQ festival

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TRYON — The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce has canceled the 2017 Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival, citing declining attendance, lack of funding and stalled contract negotiations for use of Harmon Field.   Read Story »

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City manager serves up menu of growth ideas

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Hendersonville City Manager John Connet on Monday presented the Planning Board with an overview of planning projects, redevelopment concepts and growth strategies for 2017 and beyond.   Read Story »

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Local resident gets prison on multiple charges

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A Hendersonville resident was sentenced to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty in Henderson County Superior Court to 15 criminal charges, District Attorney Greg Newman said.   Read Story »

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Pardee surgeons relocate to Health Sciences Center

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Pardee Surgical Associates has relocated to the new Health Sciences Center, Pardee Hospital announced Thursday.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock holding open house on greenways

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The Village of Flat Rock greenway advisory committee is hosting a bicycle and pedestrian plan open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Village Hall.   Read Story »

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Publix moves closer to breaking ground

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A contractor building the new Publix on Greenville has received permission for the next step to win a federal permit to build in the floodplain.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Organizers charter buses for Women's March

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Mall launches initiative to 're-energize' shopping experience

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The owner of the Blue Ridge Mall has launched a series of promotions to "re-energize" mall shopping through events that will include a mural contest, shopping events that support of local nonprofits and Sports Zone, a youth-oriented night out at the mall.   Read Story »

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Horse Shoe getting two new restaurants

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Taerek Daniel named Youth of the Year

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Taerek Daniel, a 17-year old senior at Hendersonville High School, was named the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County Youth of the Year at the 2017 Gratitude Gathering and Youth of the Year competition. Daniel now advances to compete for the North Carolina title in March.   Read Story »

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Commissioners: We'll shelve HHS if city blocks project

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The future of Hendersonville High School again sits perched on a high wire after county commissioners vowed to shelve all construction plans if the Hendersonville City Council uses its zoning authority to block the project.   Read Story »

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Sheriff's office seeks missing man

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Board fast-tracks Edneyville; Thompson rips city council

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Responding to demands from both the School Board and the apple country, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners voted on Tuesday to fast-track a new $25 million Edneyville Elementary School, authorizing financing and a construction schedule that would result in a new school for the 2018-19 school year.   Read Story »

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Sidewalk work under way on Four Seasons Boulevard

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The city of Hendersonville has begun construction of a sidewalk on Four Seasons Boulevard from the Verizon store to Bojangles.   Read Story »

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Michigan man sent to prison for role in overdose deaths

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A Michigan man was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty in Henderson County Superior Court to his role in the drug overdose deaths of two men at a Hendersonville hotel last February.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Agencies that help animals deserve help

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Two stories at the tail end of 2016 — excuse the phrase — told a lot about how devoted agencies are working so hard and with so much success on behalf of animal welfare.   Read Story »

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Mental health support, chili, Bible studies, theater benefit

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Humane Society sponsors rescue pet photo contest

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The Blue Ridge Humane Society is inviting the owners of rescued pets to submit photos for a contest called “You Can’t Buy Love But You Can Rescue It.”     Read Story »

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BRCC theater students to star at MLK Unity Breakfast

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Blue Ridge Community College has "gone young" in the lineup for the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 16. This year’s program, “A Time to Celebrate,” will feature Blue Ridge Community College theater students.   Read Story »

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City seeks architect to guide major projects

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Van Winkle lawyers on 'Legal Elite' list

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Van Winkle Law Firm attorneys Ryan W. Coffield and Michael M. Thompson have been recognized as Business North Carolina magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite. Coffield was honored in the “Young Guns” category and Thompson was honored in the “Real Estate” category.   Read Story »

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City eyes Redevelopment Commission, streetscape makeover for 7th Avenue

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A vision for development of the Historic Seventh Avenue District includes brick paver crosswalks, a grassy median and design elements that tie the area to Main Street while maintaining a distinctive look.   Read Story »

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McGrady commits to sponsor rollback of costly class size law

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady vowed to lead the charge in the state House to roll back a K-3 class size law that local school leaders say will cost the county $3.5 million and potentially eliminate music, art and P.E. or force bigger classes in higher grades.   Read Story »

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Tree recycling extended to Saturday

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Schools on two-hour delay

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Fire hydrant markers not just decorative

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The Hendersonville Fire Department is nearing completion of a program that will assist firefighters in identifying fire hydrants and their flow rates during emergency incidents. Firefighters installed color-coded reflective markers on hydrants within the city to increase visibility and identify the hydrants water flow rate.   Read Story »

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Ask Matt ... about sidewalk dining, HHS parking, French Broad River dock

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Retail, mixed use and residential pick up

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As the new year dawns, housing inventory is dropping and Henderson County planners are seeing an uptick in requests for residential and commercial development.   Read Story »

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Facility's fall prevention effort recognized

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Brownies, Horizon and Hannah's, church programs

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BRCC cancels Monday night classes; schools closed Tuesday

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Most primary roads, a fifth of secondary roads, are cleared

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N.C. Department of Transportation crews cleared 75 percent of interstate and primary routes in the division that includes Henderson County although icy spots remained. Through Saturday afternoon, the crews had cleared 20 percent of secondary roads. Meanwhile, state officials issued strong warnings about black ice after overnight lows that are forecast to fall into the single digits.   Read Story »

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Chopper team rescues lost hikers in Shining Rock

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Helena dumps 7 inches of snow here; NWS issues windchill warning of -12

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Authorities are reporting few problems so far after winter storm Helena dumped 5 to 7 inches of snow on the Henderson County area overnight Friday.   Read Story »

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SNOWFALL TO REACH 4-6 INCHES, FORECASTERS SAY

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The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Friday night and predicted snow accumulation of 4-6 inches as a cold front barreled toward the North Carolina mountains.   Read Story »

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Class size mandate would cost county $3.5M and could crowd upper grades

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City puts protective roof on mill

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The city of Hendersonville is putting a temporary protective roof on the Grey Hosiery Mill, not paying to reroof the 100-year-old building.   Read Story »

Flat Rock Life

Go tail it on the mountain: Dogs coming to Playhouse

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Volk, Stephens urged no vote on county's HHS plan

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Gerton Fire & Rescue receives higher rating

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Commissioners predict Clemson v. Alabama outcome

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County SWAT team assists in Rutherford arrest

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Four stories to watch in ’17

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Ask Matt ... about ups and downs of 2016

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Tags: 2016 election | 2016 apple crop | 2016 downtown hotel project

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Kids' events, Apple Drop highlight New Year's Eve celebration

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Detectives seize drugs, make arrest in Edneyville

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LOCAL BRIEFS: DAR Good Citizen, Kiwanis surprise, Frostbite race

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Baker Barber photos going on display

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You may not know it, but many Thursday afternoons there’s detective work going on in the public library. Twice a month, volunteers gather in the Kaplan Auditorium while their leader, Ron Partin, assembles a batch of 20-30 digital images to display on the giant screen before them.   Read Story »

Tags: History | Bearwallow Mountain | Jeremy B. Jones | Jeremy Jones | Baker Barber collection

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THE TOP 10: No. 1 and No. 2

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THE TOP 10: Grey Hosiery Mill, DuPont Forest

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New York Times covers Hendersonville's view of terrorism

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Hendersonville is the setting for a New York Times report on a small town's view of terrorism and how President-elect Donald J. Trump addresses residents' concerns.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Walk of Fame process could be tweaked

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The inaugural class of Henderson County’s Walk of Fame is a good start that revealed both the potential value and the pitfalls of the history-preserving effort.   Read Story »

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THE TOP 10: Health Sciences Center, wildfires, Apodaca

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THE TOP 10: Training center, Meadows, Publix

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This week the Lightning is running our Top 10 newsstories of the year. We start with 10, 9 and 8.   Read Story »

Tags: U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | Publix | 2015-16 capital construction plans | law enforcement training center

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Troopers investigating alcohol as cause of fatal crash

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The Highway Patrol is investigating whether alcohol was a factor in a three-vehicle crash Thursday night on Kanuga Road that killed a 17-year-old student at East Henderson High School student.   Read Story »

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Man dies in house fire in city

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A 74-year-old man died early Friday when his home caught fire on Dollie Lane behind the Flat Rock Wood Room on Greenville Highway, the city of Hendersonville said in a news release.   Read Story »

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Tuxedo School on the market

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The historic Tuxedo School is on the market and among the ideas a real estate agent and a prospective buyer have floated are a microbrewery, artist lofts and vacation condos.   Read Story »

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New Year's Apple Drop features kids' games, music

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Cook Out coming to Highway 64 East

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Cook Out, the hamburger chain that touts its never-frozen ground beef, friendly service and big selection of milkshake flavors, is coming to Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Appeals court tosses conviction in a horrific wife beating case

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TDA announces top holiday storefronts

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Police charge Oak Street man with sex offense, dealing pot

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Restaurant magazine profiles Never Blue chef

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Never Blue chef Jesse Roque, who won a statewide chefs competition last summer, has added national publicity to her portfolio.   Read Story »

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Recycling center open Friday, then closed until Dec. 27

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The Henderson County recycling center and transfer station will be open on Friday, Dec. 23, closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Monday, Dec. 26, and will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Those facilities will also be closed Monday, Jan. 2, and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3.   Read Story »

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Roundabouts, medians on drawing board for NC 191, US 64 widening jobs

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Planned widening projects for U.S. 64 in Laurel Park and N.C. 191 in Mills River are drawing opposition over proposed medians and roundabouts.   Read Story »

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Freezing rain possible but won't last

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A chance of freezing rain early on Christmas Eve could make for hazardous driving conditions but whatever freezes won't last and there's no chance of a white Christmas.   Read Story »

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WCU names $110M science building for Apodaca

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Sheriff's deputies bust six on car theft charges

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Local man sent to prison on manslaughter charge

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A Hendersonville man was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter, District Attorney Greg Newman announced.   Read Story »

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Flu spike prompts restrictions on hospital visits

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A spike in influenza-like illnesses is prompting area hospitals to impose visitor restrictions.   Read Story »

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DuPont completes donation of 'donut hole' to state

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Lightning has early deadlines for holidays

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KnollsCam: Coyotes on the prowl

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Thomas Brass's wildlife camera atop Haywood Knolls caught a pack of coyotes roving the woods, and one very determined to leave its scent on a tree and in the dirt.   Read Story »

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'Roadside Eateries' reveals where the locals chow down

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D.G. Martin traces his love of home-cooked country food to his upbringing in Charlotte, where a football teammate introduced him to “the wonders of the annual Mallard Creek Church barbecue” — the exemplar of how “good barbecue and a host of friendly people make a meal into something memorable.”   Read Story »

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'Unwrapping History' a priceless gift to community

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Who knew that a volunteer cast of amateur actors could give such a triumphant performance that delightfully portrays Henderson County history of the past 100 years?   Read Story »

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Foundation awards grant to spay-neuter nonprofit

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Community Partnership for Pets Inc. founders Mike and Mary Cervini thanked the Community Foundation of Henderson County and the Barry E. Clemo Animal Care Field of Interest Fund for a grant in the amount of $12,653.22.   Read Story »

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U.S. marshals, county SWAT team arrest man in Mills River

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The U.S. Marshals Service and members of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team on Thursday chased down and arrested a man in Mills River after he jumped out a rear window of a house when the law officers arrived to serve an arrest warrant.   Read Story »

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History 'unwrapped' Thursday in new show

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"Unwrapping Local History," an original play showcasing Henderson County history from the early 1900s through the 1960s, premieres at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Courthouse.   Read Story »

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HHS alumni could block construction at City Council

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Fresh off a narrow victory at the Henderson County School Board, advocates of the all-new construction plan for Hendersonville High School are facing a possible veto by the Hendersonville City Council.   Read Story »

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Sheriff's investigators seek public's help identifying motel robber

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Henderson County officials among tops in pay in WNC

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Pat’s dancers to perform at Orange Bowl halftime

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It will be déjà vu for the Shepherd family when Sher Shepherd Phillips takes the reins for this year’s Orange Bowl halftime show in Miami.   Read Story »

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Walk of Fame honorees announced

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The Henderson County Walk of Fame Committee this week announced the first class of 17 honorees in the Walk of Fame, figures of importance to the county whose names will be engraved on granite markers in downtown Hendersonville. Here are biographical sketches of the inductees, based on nominations written by nominators and backup material nominators provided.   Read Story »

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Balfour Parkway, N.C. 191 widening on NC road plan

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The new Balfour Parkway and the widening of N.C.191 from Mountain Road to N.C. 280 in Mills River, are included in the state's next 10-year transportation plan for major road projects, the NCDOT announced Tuesday.   Read Story »

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SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSES NEW HHS IN 4-2 VOTE

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Holt elected School Board chair

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BRCC Foundation honors top college employees

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Emergency repair will delay traffic on I-26

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Health Sciences Center a triumph of cooperation

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It may be impossible to overstate the significance of the new Health Sciences Center, which officially opened last week in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the Pardee Comprehensive Cancer Center.   Read Story »

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Fletcher News

Fletcher parade honors top entries

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COMMISSION CHAIR ISSUES STATEMENT ON HHS VOTE

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West Henderson High graduate dies in car crash

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A 24-year-old graduate of West Henderson High School was killed in a traffic accident on Dec. 2 in Altus, Okla., where he was stationed with the U.S. Air Force.   Read Story »

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Blue Ridge Parkway wants to ban untreated firewood

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Spay-neuter organization appeals for help

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The founder of a successful nonprofit spay neuter program Henderson County is appealing for public support to keep the program going through 2017.   Read Story »

Henderson County Life

Here's big list of holiday events

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Skating rink needs volunteers

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County plans New Year's Eve party with 'apple drop'

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A couple of years ago, County Manager Steve Wyatt got tired of hearing about New Year’s Eve parties in Asheville and Greenville, S.C.   Read Story »

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N.C. history books now more widely available

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A collection of more than 150 books about North Carolina’s history, people and culture will be easier to find and purchase through a new partnership between the North Carolina Office of Archives and History and the University of North Carolina Press.   Read Story »

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County's demand presents chance 'to shut this down,' O'Cain says

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Methodist donation aids Safelight's Dandelion program

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Asheville Savings Bank appoints branch manager

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Asheville Savings Bank on Tuesday announced the appointment of a new manager of its Hendersonville branch.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County demands School Board's answer on HHS

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Henderson County commissioners delivered an ultimatum to the School Board on Monday night to cast a yes-or-no vote on the all-new Hendersonville High School plan next week. If the School Board votes no, commissioners said in a motion that passed unanimously, the county will shelve the HHS plan.   Read Story »

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Lapsley wonders if county has too much money

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COUNTY SHOOTS DOWN HORSE SHOE DEVELOPMENT

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday shot down a rezoning request for a development of 225 rental cottages and apartments at Horse Shoe Farm, agreeing with 21 opponents that the high-density use was wrong for the winding South Rugby Road and rural character of the area.   Read Story »

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Edney elected chair of Board of Commissioners

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Michael Edney, a Henderson County native in his fourth term as a Henderson County commissioner, was elected chair of the Board of Commissioners Monday night, taking over for Tommy Thompson.   Read Story »

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Ed foundation hires new director

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Playhouse treats firefighters to free show

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Firefighters don’t need to travel back to 1830s London to appreciate a wood fire. They’ve lived it for the past month fighting the wildfire that consumed more than 7,000 acres in the Lake Lure and Gerton area. But firefighters can get two free tickets to the Flat Rock Playhouse production of “A Christmas Carol” by calling the box office.   Read Story »

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McCRORY CONCEDES

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N.C. announces properties named to National Register

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Three districts and 13 properties in North Carolina, including Berkeley Mills Park in Hendersonville, have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the North Carolina North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced.   Read Story »

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County may sell prime lot on Sixth Avenue West

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners could take the first step on Monday night toward the possible sale of a one-third-acre parcel on Sixth Avenue West across from the new Health Sciences Center. It's a block that could become the next hot commercial zone in town.   Read Story »

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Walk of Fame to announce first class of honorees

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Tom Orr appreciates the “guardians of history” — the preservers of the past who have told Hendersonville’s story for 100 years or more.   Read Story »

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Floodplain permit slows Publix project

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Although the new Publix on Greenville Highway was supposed to be under construction by now, the building site is empty of heavy equipment.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Christmas parade

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Outdoor burning ban cancelled

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East Flat Rock plan available for public review

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A draft plan designed to guide land-use policy in East Flat Rock over the next 15 years is now available for public review and will be the subject of a public input opportunity from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, the East Flat Rock Community Plan Advisory Committee and Henderson County Planning Department announced.   Read Story »

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'Meals on the Bus' will feed needy kids next summer

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Here's the Christmas parade lineup

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The Hendersonville Christmas parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and runs on Main Street from Five Points to Caswell Street.   Read Story »

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City ready to seek hotel developer for mill site

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A developer could break ground on a full-service hotel at the Grey Hosiery Mill site a year from now if the city’s offer for a partnership produces an agreement.   Read Story »

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Meadows confirms bid for Freedom Caucus chair

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'Celtic Christmas' opens Thursday at Playhouse Downtown

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Music on the Rock presents A Celtic Christmas, opening Thursday and playing through Dec. 18 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown.   Read Story »

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Tons of Christmas performances on tap

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HHS to celebrate 90 years of senior plays

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With the possibility that Hendersonville High School will stage the traditional senior play at the historic HHS auditorium for the last time in the spring of 2020, the school in February is celebrating almost 100 years of music, dance and drama on the stage.   Read Story »

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Old Orchard Tavern a new discovery on Sugarloaf

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To local residents, the reopening of the Quality Inn as the Cascades Mountain Resort may have gone by unnoticed. But in this case, ignorance is not bliss. The Old Orchard Tavern is a welcome discovery in the updated hotel in the bend of Sugarloaf Road.   Read Story »

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Lake Lure invites residents to gather for 'thank you' video

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Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges

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Sun shines on opening of Health Sciences Center

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Two charged with stealing credit cards

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Henderson County sheriff’s deputies charged two 21-year-olds with stealing credit cards from unlocked vehicles and running up thousands of dollars of purchases at local stores.   Read Story »

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NHHS football coach resigns

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Jos. McDowell DAR celebrates 100th birthday

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On Oct. 26, 1916, 14 women from Hendersonville gathered at the home of two sisters, Catherine and Matilda Carson, to organize a chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.   Read Story »

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Berkeley ballpark added to National Register

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Although Hendersonville had its first organized baseball team in 1909 — the short-lived Hendersonville Planets of the Western North Carolina Industrial League — the city’s most durable baseball legacy is the Berkeley Spinners, which organized in 1948 and played through 1966.   Read Story »

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'It's not over,' says Craven, vowing to fight on

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NEW HHS: Renderings, construction timetable

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School Board grudgingly accepts new HHS

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If the road to this point had not been so contentious, three other high school districts in Henderson County might well be grumbling about what the $53 million Taj Mahal Hendersonville High School is getting. The county rivals may yet look upon it with envy when the doors open to students in August of 2020.   Read Story »

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Celtic music, Health Sciences Center, scholarships

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Former West High teacher charged with sex with student

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Marshals, sheriff's SWAT team make arrest

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Artist donates prints for new Health Sciences Center

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Evacuation orders lifted, forest service warns of post-burn hazards

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LIGHTNING REVIEW: It's the right time for this story

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Despite wind, firefighters hold the Party Rock line

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Chiropractor offering free treatment to Party Rock firefighters

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6,700-acre Party Rock fire 32% contained

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Joseph Laughter marks 30 years of staying in style

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LAUREL PARK — Joseph Laughter traces his early exposure to fashion to his mother’s knee in the women’s wear aisle at Ivy’s.   Read Story »

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STATE DELAY BOOTS CANVASS TO NEXT WEEK

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WEEKEND: All-County chorus, roads scholar, chorale Christmas concert

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Mills River Farmers Market ends season with holiday goods

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Charity road bike ride set for Saturday

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Apple-saluting cider jam also features bigtime bluegrass band

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Hendersonville is getting a second apple celebration — a one-day event in the spring to promote the growing hard cider business.Agribusiness Henderson County is sponsoring the Apple Country Cider Jam, Henderson County’s first hard cider festival, on Saturday, April 22, on Main Street.   Read Story »

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Party Rock fire grows to 5,700 acres

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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HOLT: ALL-NEW HHS 'NOT WHAT WE VOTED FOR'

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners and School Board convened a rare face-to-face meeting this morning to try to resolve differences over the design of Hendersonville High School and school construction priorities. Stay with the Lightning for live coverage.   Read Story »

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Illegal burning results in six misdemeanor charges

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County to begin evacuation along N.C. 9

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Bazzle fine with election delivered like 'a 2x4 to the head'

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The Henderson County School Board honored two colleagues Monday night who were serving in their last board meeting — longtime Chair Ervin Bazzle and first-term member Josh Houston.   Read Story »

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Local man gets 20-year sentence in sexual assault case

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STATE ISSUES AIR QUALITY WARNING

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The Henderson County Department of Health urged residents to take precautions related to the deteriorating air quality in Henderson County associated with a number of intensifying wildfires in the western North Carolina region.   Read Story »

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WHKP accepting donated water for wildfire crews, evacuees

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Conditions making Party Rock fire hard to extinguish

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Canongate, HHS perform award-winning plays tonight

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Wildfire closes main roads in Lake Lure

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LAKE LURE — A wildfire beside Lake Lure has forced the immediate closing of U.S. 64/74A and N.C. 9 in Rutherford County, the NCDOT said Friday afternoon.   Read Story »

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Wildfires close Chimney Rock, other state parks

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HHS graduate called to global trouble spots

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If there’s trouble in the world — of the intractable, decades long, genocidal magnitude— David Tolbert gets the call.   Read Story »

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HHS alumni induct three to Hall of Fame

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Tom Shipman said surprise was his main reaction when he learned he had been inducted into the Hendersonville High School Hall of Fame.   Read Story »

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Total fire ban in effect for Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests

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'Annie,' 'Joseph Dreamcoat,' 'Tuna Christmas' headline '17 Playhouse lineup

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"Annie," "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and the popular "Tuna Christmas" headline the 2017 season of the Flat Rock Playhouse.   Read Story »

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German manufacturer bringing 46 jobs to Mills River

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Cattle farmer pleads guilty in French Broad pollution

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A Buncombe County beef cattle farmer pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to criminal violations of the Clean Water Act, Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson Oil donates $8,000 to schools

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Two challengers, two incumbents win School Board seats

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Four Seasons wins $600,000 grant to expand telepalliative care

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Naked 'irrational' driver dies after deputies fire Taser

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COMMISSIONERS, SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET ON HHS

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners will meet with the School Board for a joint discussion on the Hendersonville High School construction next week, the first time the two bodies will have sat down in the same room amid a widening conflict over power and money.   Read Story »

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County employee honored as top public health nurse

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ALMOST OVER! Here's where to drop off signs

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Ron Shuler, funeral director, dies at age 75

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Forest Service bans burning

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Drug unit brings multiple felony charges

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Henderson County Sheriff’s Direct Enforcement Team detectives charged a 60-year-old Etowah man with multiple drug felonies last week after they responded to reports from neighbors of suspicious activity at his house.   Read Story »

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Ask Matt ... about the right site for a hotel

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We're not closing Edneyville school, commissioners say

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners has no plans to close Edneyville Elementary School, two commissioners and the county manager said last week.   Read Story »

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TRUMP WINS: HHS students favor Republican nominee

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Music community mourns death of Terry Wetton

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Downtown getting ice skating for Christmas

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New director homes in on affordable housing

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Pardee ends fiscal year with $15M loss

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Atha Plaza building moving to Sugarloaf Road

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Dog lovers sponsoring big adoption event

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Let market decide

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The consultants’ report on a downtown hotel in Hendersonville should be regarded as good news even if the Grey Hosiery Mill is not ultimately the choice of a hotel developer.   Read Story »

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Shriner's children's orthopedics clinic opens here

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Tryon Equestrian Center wins world games, worth up to $200M

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MILL SPRING — Tryon Equestrian Center will host the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2018, an event that's expected to have an economic impact of up to $200 million over two weeks.   Read Story »

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Early voting ends at 1 p.m. Saturday

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Female voters outnumbered male voters by 3,159 after 10 days of early voting in Henderson County, election figures show, and more Republicans had voted than Democrats and independents.   Read Story »

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Horse Shoe Farm development advances

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Plans for a 220-unit development at Horse Shoe Farm took a step toward reality when the Henderson County Planning Board recommended that the Board of Commissioners rezone the 85-acre site.   Read Story »

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IAM receives $100,000 challenge grant

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Edneyville Four Seasons Politics

County has 'stirred up a nest of Yellow Jackets'

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EDNEYVILLE — Months into a contentious battle with Hendersonville High School graduates, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners appears to have picked a new fight with Edneyville Elementary School and the Edneyville community.   Read Story »

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Film festival highlights mountain traditions

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A legendary moonshiner, a renowned song collector and a sneak peek at an upcoming documentary on mountain music highlight the Culture Vulture Film Festival on Friday at the Blue Ridge Conference Hall at BRCC.   Read Story »

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Sheriff's warning: It's a crime to steal signs

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Grady Hawkins, Henderson County commissioner and Trump supporter, was impressed at the determination of sign thieves who took a 4x6-foot Trump sign from a yard on Kanuga Road.   Read Story »

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WNC Farmers Market wins grant for retail upgrade

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Here are one-stop voting sites and hours

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Halloween safety tips

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Scarier than Hillary and Trump!

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The scariest thing since the 2016 presidential election campaign happens in downtown Hendersonville today.   Read Story »

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Quarter-cent sales tax on ballot with no advocates

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If victory has a thousand fathers and defeat is an orphan, the local option sales tax is looking very much like the latter.   Read Story »

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Sheriff sets table for 2018 re-election campaign

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Pisgah announces new head ranger

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The National Forests in North Carolina announced the appointment of a new top ranger who will manage operations in the Pisgah Ranger District starting Monday.   Read Story »

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Pardee honors three Women of Hope

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Playhouse actor sets stage for $1M cancer center boost