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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

HHS picks Biden in mock election

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Hendersonville High School's student body and its mock Electoral College cast their votes for Joe Biden as the next president.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | 2020 presidential election | Kids Voting | polls | polling

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Gallon jug shatters windshield of Jeep flying Trump flag

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Although Andy Brogden understands that "there's bad people on both sides" in one of the more tense election years in recent times, the physical attack he and his family survived went beyond stolen signs and defaced property.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 presidential election | campaign signs

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Both parties denounce theft and destruction of campaign signs

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Leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties are condemning theft and defacement of campaign signs, saying that the rash of vandalism is escalating beyond what the community has seen in past elections. Here are statements the Lightning received from the Republican Party chair and from a Democratic activist.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 presidential election | campaign signs

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Vandalism escalates as Election Day nears

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Sign warfare is raging as party activists march into the stretch drive of a high-stakes presidential election that seems to be escalating vandalism on both sides.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 presidential election | campaign signs

East Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

East Flat Rock native on Trump's shortlist for Supreme Court, reports say

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Allison Jones Rushing, a Henderson County native and graduate of East Hendersonville High School who serves on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, is on President Trump's shortlist for the U.S. Supreme Court, multiple news organizations reported.   Read Story »

Tags: Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election | Allison Jones Rushing | U.S. Supreme Court

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County native makes Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees

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Allison Jones Rushing, a native of Hendersonville and graduate of East Henderson High School, made President Trump's list of 20 judges and attorneys he said he would consider for a Supreme Court appointment if he wins a second term.   Read Story »

Tags: East Flat Rock | 2020 presidential election | Allison Jones Rushing

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Donald Trump Jr. to visit Hendersonville

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Donald Trump Jr. will visit Hendersonville on Thursday for a campaign appearance, the Trump campaign announced.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 presidential election

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Surrogates tout Biden campaign's farm platform

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In support of the Biden-Harris campaign, former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joined former members of Congress from North Carolina in a virtual roundtable this week to discuss the revitalization of agriculture and economic aid for rural areas in the state.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | 2020 presidential election | Trump Mills River visit

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning!   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson | President Trump | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Trump visits Mills River

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President Donald Trump visited Mills River on Monday, the first visit to Henderson County by a sitting president since George H.W. Bush campaigned at the N.C. Apple Festival in 1992. Here are photos of the visit.   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

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'Great American comeback is under way,' Trump tells Mills River audience

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MILLS RIVER —President Trump touted the Farmers to Families Food Box program and its Mills River partner, Flavor 1st Growers and Packers, on Monday, casting the initiative as an unprecedented innovation that has helped right an economy savaged by the coronavirus crisis.   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

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Flavor 1st welcomes its most famous visitor

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MILLS RIVER — Kirby Johnson was planting green beans on his 550-acre farm in May when he got a call from the state Agriculture Department about a new federal program to feed the needy. He plunged into the program immediately, earning a visit from the nation's top farm official last month.   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

TRUMP TO VISIT MILLS RIVER PACKING HOUSE MONDAY

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President Donald Trump plans to visit Flavor 1st in Mills River to highlight the administration's Farmers to Families Food Box program, the White House announced.   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Summer polls are poor predictors of November outcomes

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In this year that sometimes feels like a decade, North Carolinians have yet to cast a single general-election ballot for president or other offices. But I’m seeing lots of politicos and pundits making confident predictions about the state’s key electoral contests based on data from recent voter surveys.   Read Story »

Tags: Thom Tillis | 2020 elections | 2020 presidential election | 2020 gubernatorial election | 2020 U.S. Senate election | Cal Cunningham

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Meadows resigns, heads to White House

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U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows formally resigned from the U.S. House on Monday to go on to a "new chapter" as White House chief of staff.   Read Story »

Tags: Mark Meadows | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

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Republican chair declares North Carolina key to Trump re-election

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Declaring North Carolina a key battleground state for President Trump’s re-election, new state Republican Party Chair Michael Whatley exhorted the party faithful to be ready to volunteer on the phones and on the ground in 2020.   Read Story »

Tags: Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

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'Today is a great day for the country,' Meadows says

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Tags: Mark Meadows | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | President Trump | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election | presidential campaigns

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Blue wave more like a ripple, GOP is told

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Republican leaders in Washington sweat about a blue tide in November. Talking heads on (non-Fox) cable TV news predict Democrats will take control of Congress. Court rulings threaten legislative maps gerrymandered to ensure a supermajority of safe seats for the Republican Party. The leader of the party is a polarizing figure who infuriates opponents and bewilders allies with a steady stream of White House tweets.   Read Story »

Tags: Donald Trump | 2018 election | 2020 elections | 2020 presidential election