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Henderson County Politics

Voters choose city leaders, decide bond issue today

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Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. for today's elections.   Read Story »

Tags: 2013 municipal elections | local government borrowing | 2013 Hendersonville city election

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: City voters test appetite for parks

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Outside of Hendersonville, this year's municipal campaigns have been relatively sedate and free of rancor.   Read Story »

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Mills River Politics

Mills River candidates similar in every way but age

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MILLS RIVER — James Cantrell and Billy Johnston both have deep roots in agriculture in Mills River. Both believe the town should keep taxes low and proceed cautiously on park development. They probably have more in common than separates them.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | Mills River Town Board | 2013 municipal elections

Henderson County Opinion

Letters to Lightning: Readers endorse candidates

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Tags: 2013 municipal elections | 2013 Hendersonville city election | letters

Etowah News

Etowah Valley voters switch precincts for town election

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MILLS RIVER — Mills River voters who usually vote at Etowah library will vote at Mills River United Methodist Church during the Nov. 5 municipal election.   Read Story »

Tags: Etowah | Mills River Town Board | 2013 municipal elections

Hendersonville Politics

Franks endorses Stephens in mayoral race

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Retired District Court Judge Steve Franks, who placed third in the Oct. 8 primary, endorsed runnerup Ron Stephens over Mayor Barbara Volk.   Read Story »

Tags: 2013 municipal elections | 2013 Hendersonville city election

Henderson County News

First council forum focuses on Seventh Avenue

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Five candidates for the Hendersonville City Council and three for mayor expressed broad support for redevelopment of Seventh Avenue with the few differences in their approaches coming down to government versus private sector as the driver.   Read Story »

Tags: 2013 municipal elections | 2013 Hendersonville city election

Hendersonville Politics

ELECTIONS SET: Eight vie for Hendersonville council; Fletcher incumbents unopposed

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The field is set for the fall municipal elections in Henderson County led by a crowded field vying for two seats on the Hendersonville City Council and a three-way race for mayor of the county's largest city.   Read Story »

Tags: 2013 municipal elections | 2013 Hendersonville city election

Hendersonville Politics

Ron Stephens files for mayor

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Saying Hendersonville is on the verge of "a new Golden Age" that needs a strong city partnership, City Council member Ron Stephens has filed to run for mayor.   Read Story »

Tags: Ron Stephens | 2013 municipal elections | 2013 Hendersonville city election

Henderson County News

Facing challenge, City Council puts water fee on agenda

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Facing an election campaign that could focus attention on the city's commercial water charges, the Hendersonville City Council is scrambling to revise its one-time hookup charge for businesses.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | 2013 municipal elections | water issues | 2013 Hendersonville city election

Hendersonville Politics

Miller eyes run for Hendersonville mayor

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It looks like Hendersonville may have a mayor's race.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Fletcher incumbents file for re-election

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The mayor of Fletcher and two council members filed on Monday to run for reelection in the 2013 municipal elections.      Read Story »

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Henderson County Politics

Candidates set to file for city seats

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The campaign season for city offices officially opens at noon Friday when candidates can sign up to run. A handful of local council members and mayors have announced their plans.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Politics

Jerry Smith announces re-election campaign

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Hendersonville City Councilman Jerry Smith announced Friday that he will seek re-election to the council, joining incumbent Mayor Barbara Volk and Mayor pro tem Jeff Collis in seeking another term.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville City Councilman Jerry Smith | 2013 municipal elections

Hendersonville Politics

Freeman seeks election to City Council

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Ralph Freeman has announced that he will seek election to a full term on the Hendersonville City Council in November.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Collis announces campaign for third term

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Jeff Collis, a two-term council member and currently mayor pro tem, announced his plans to seek re-election to the Hendersonville City Council in November.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville City Councilman Jeff Collis | 2013 municipal elections