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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Lapsley elected chair as commissioners honor Hawkins

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners elected Bill Lapsley chair and Rebecca McCall vice chair and two new commissioners took the oath of office for four-year terms during the board's organizational meeting on Monday night. Commissioners also honored Grady Hawkins, who retired after serving on the board for four terms.   Read Story »

Tags: Bill Lapsley | 2020 Board of Commissioners election | David Hill | Daniel Andreotta

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Andreotta cruises in County Commission election

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Daniel Andreotta easily won election to the Board of Commissioners seat he has occupied since his appointment in August, turning back Democratic nominee Debbie Roundtree with 61 percent of the vote on Tuesday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING VOTER GUIDE: Board of Commissioners District 2

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The candidates for the District 2 Board of Commissioners seat are Daniel Andreotta, the Republican nominee, and Debbie Roundtree, the Democratic nominee.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 Board of Commissioners election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

The Lightning Voter Guide is on the street

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The Lightning's 2020 general election guide is on the street!   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117 | 2020 Board of Commissioners election | 2020 School Board election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

GOP picks nominee to fill County Commission seat

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The Republican Party’s executive committee named their choice for the District 2 seat of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners Thursday evening, filling the position left vacant by the passing of Charlie Messer.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | politics | political | election | Republican | elections | Henderson County Board of Commissioners | Republican Party | 2020 Board of Commissioners election | Charlie Messer | Jennifer Capps Balkcom | Sheila Franklin | Daniel Andreotta

Henderson County Business

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don't miss this week's Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer | downtown hotel | 2020 Board of Commissioners election

Fletcher Four Seasons Politics

Three candidates seek appointment to Messer's District 2 seat

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Three candidates are seeking the appointment to the seat on the Henderson County Board of Commissioners made vacant by the death of Charlie Messer.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer | 2020 Board of Commissioners election | Jennifer Capps Balkcom | Sheila Franklin | Daniel Andreotta

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Charlie Messer, longtime county commissioner, dies at age 66

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Charlie Messer, a devoted advocate for Henderson County as a member of the Board of Commissioners for the past 20 years and a tireless promoter especially of parks improvement, died early Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 66.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer | news obituaries | 2020 Board of Commissioners election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Hill wins District 5 seat; Roundtree Democratic nod in District 2

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David Hill appears to have won a seat on the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, winning 79 percent of the vote over Stephen Mace with 32 of 35 precincts reporting.   Read Story »

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VOTER GUIDE: Democrats respond on Tap Root, N.C. 191, greenways

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Two Democrats are running for the District 2 seat on the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, setting up a rare Democratic primary for a local seat.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 191 widening | Tap Root development | 2020 Board of Commissioners election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

VOTER GUIDE: Dct. 5 County Commission candidates on roads, development, greenways

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The candidates for the Republican nomination for the District 5 Henderson County Board of Commissioners seat are David Hill and Stephen Mace.   Read Story »

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County Commission candidates say they're ready to serve

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The election for the District 5 Henderson County Board of Elections seat pits two political newcomers who say they're ready to serve their community while working to keep taxes low.   Read Story »

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Debbie Roundtree files for District 2 seat

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Debbie Roundtree, who has run twice for the Hendersonville City Council, has filed for the District 2 Board of Commissioners seat, assuring a rare Democratic primary for the county board.   Read Story »

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Second Republican files for open District 5 seat

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Stephen Mace, a manufacturing consultant, has filed for the District 5 Board of Commissioners seat, ensuring that there will be a Republican primary for the position that Grady Hawkins will leave next year.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 Board of Commissioners election | Stephen Mace

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Retired sheriff's deputy to file for Dct. 2 County Commission seat

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Retired Buncombe County Sheriff’s deputy Royce Canty of Fletcher announced Thursday that he would for Henderson County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat currently held by Charlie Messer.   Read Story »

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Fletcher Four Seasons Politics

Messer plans to seek sixth term

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Charlie Messer plans to seek a sixth term as a Henderson County commissioner.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Filing opens for county, state offices

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Michael Absher filled out forms to run for the Henderson County School Board on Monday and declared that if he wins a second term it will be his last.   Read Story »

Tags: Michael Absher | 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117 | 2020 Board of Commissioners election

Green River Four Seasons Politics

Zirconia resident becomes first announced candidate for Board of Commissioners

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Hawkins won't seek re-election to Board of Commissioners next year

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Grady Hawkins, the current chair of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, announced Wednesday that he won't seek re-election to a fifth term next year and will retire from the board.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | 2020 Board of Commissioners election