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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

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

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

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | 2017 water war | water wars | manufacturing | Garrison property

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: In escalating water war, county takes the economy hostage

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The de facto moratorium that Henderson County commissioners have imposed on developments needing city water is only serving to threaten economic growth, damage property rights and undermine the spirit of cooperation needed for sensible long-range planning of utilities.   Read Story »

Tags: 2017 water war | water wars

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City, county remain at odds over water extensions

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The Hendersonville City Council and Henderson County Board of Commissioners appear to be hardening their positions in the newly revived water war.   Read Story »

Tags: 2017 water war | water wars

East Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Tags: restaurants | 2017 water war | water wars | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

Dana Business

Developer plans 29-home subdivision in Dana

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A developer is seeking approval from Henderson County to build 29 single-family homes on a 29-acre tract of land in Dana.   Read Story »

Tags: 2017 water war | home construction | housing starts | water wars

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City, county trade shots over water extensions

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By blocking a water line extension for a vacation cabin development in Horse Shoe, Henderson County commissioners may have reignited the water war with the city of Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: water issues | 2017 water war | water wars | Water & Sewer Advisory Council

Henderson County News

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Tags: 2017 water war | Big Yellow Taxi caucus | water wars | Ryan Hendrix

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County vote that blocked water line extension 'shortsighted,' city says

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Responding to the decision by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to block a city water line extension for a vacation cabin development in Horse Shoe, the city of Hendersonville expressed disappointment and defended its actions to reduce water rates outside the city limits and its attempts to work with commissioners on a countywide utility plan.   Read Story »

Tags: 2017 water war | water wars | Water & Sewer Advisory Council

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

City has no plans to annex Halfway Tree

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The city of Hendersonville has no plans to annex the Halfway Tree Mobile Home Park as a condition of sewer extension and it couldn't if it wanted to.   Read Story »

Tags: water issues | 2017 water war | water wars

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City defends its openness on water extensions

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Henderson County Commission Chairman Grady Hawkins was taken aback when he read that the city had acquired a subdivision’s water system on Pinnacle Mountain and added a new 14,800-foot water main to Etowah.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Council directs manager to pursue city-county water rate equity

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday night took a potentially significant step toward peace in the long-running and bitter water war with Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: water issues | water system | 2017 water war

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

Henderson County News

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 »

Tags: Asheville | water issues | water system | 2017 water war

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

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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Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS construction plan | 2017 water war

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

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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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

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

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

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

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

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

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Tags: water issues | 2017 water war