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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City honors Caraker, Stephens for their service

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday honored Ron Stephens and Steve Caraker for their 12 years of council service, praising them for their leadership in quality development and historic preservation and their support of landmark achievements like the renovation of the Grey Hosiery Mill and the five-party agreement to build the Health Sciences Facility on the Pardee Hospital campus.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

New City Council is seated, makes board appointments

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A new Hendersonville City Council launched a new era in city government on Thursday night with the swearing in of new members Jennifer Hensley and Lyndsey Simpson, two young moms and business owners whose election flipped the council to a female majority for the first time since 2001.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Council to become majority female when new elected leaders take oath

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The Hendersonville City Council flips to a female majority next week when newly elected council members Jennifer Hensley and Lyndsey Simpson take the oath of office and join Mayor Barbara Volk on the dais.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Caraker regrets not seeing through projects he 'stirred up'

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The day after last week’s election, Hendersonville City Council member Steve Caraker described his disappointment in failing to win a fourth term, mainly because he won’t get the chance to see through projects he “stirred up” during his three terms on the board.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Councilman Steve Caraker | 2019 Hendersonville elections | Steve Caraker

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Hensley, Simpson win seats on Hendersonville City Council

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Newcomers Jennifer Hensley and Lyndsey Simpson won seats on the Hendersonville City Council on Tuesday in an election that denied incumbent Steve Caraker a fourth term and added two women to the board, joining Mayor Barbara Volk.     Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Hot race in Flat Rock draws heavy turnout

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FLAT ROCK — The Village Council election is drawing the heavy turnout that one might expect in the most hotly contested race in Flat Rock's history.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 Hendersonville elections | 2019 Flat Rock election | 2019 Fletcher | 2019 Mills River elections

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

VOTER GUIDE: Who gave what in municipal elections

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Campaign finance reports show that candidates in Flat Rock and Hendersonville have raised thousands of dollars, a significant uptick for municipal elections in Henderson County, which more commonly involve no spending at all.   Read Story »

Tags: campaign finance | 2019 elections | 2019 Hendersonville elections | 2019 Flat Rock election | 2019 Mills River elections

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

VOTER GUIDE: Hendersonville City Council Q&A

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In the Hendersonville election the only thing we know for sure is that voters will put a woman on the City Council, joining Mayor Barbara Volk.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 elections | 2019 city elections | 2019 Hendersonville elections

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

League hosts candidate meet and greet on Oct. 7

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The League of Women Voters of Henderson County will host a meet-and-greet for candidates in municipal elections from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the City Operations Center, 305 Williams Street.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019 elections | 2019 Hendersonville elections | 2019 Flat Rock election | 2019 Mills River elections

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Five candidates have filed for Mills River council

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Stephens to retire from City Council

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Hendersonville mayor pro tem Ron Stephens, a veteran member of the council, announced on Monday that he will not seek a fourth term.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Caraker and two challengers announce City Council candidacies

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Tags: Hendersonville City Council | 2019 city elections | 2019 Hendersonville elections | Jennifer Hensley