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Mills River Town Council OKs $75,000 for firefighter bonus pay

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MILLS RIVER — In recognition of the dedicated service provided to the residents of Mills River throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mills River Town Council last week appropriated $75,000 in funding to the fulltime firefighters, support staff and volunteers of Mills River Fire and Rescue.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River Fire & Rescue | Rick Livingston | American Rescue Plan Act

Henderson County News

Bill advances to fix Rescue Act's 'stay-at-home' incentive

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Sen. Chuck Edwards joined Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson and U.S. Rep. Ted Budd Tuesday in pushing state and federal legislation to convert the $300 federal unemployment supplement into a back-to-work bonus.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | American Rescue Plan Act

Henderson County News

Mental health, drug treatment may get federal Rescue Plan money

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Although Henderson County commissioners still have limited information on how they can spend $22 million in American Rescue Plan Act money, they are leaning toward investment in mental health treatment needs that the coronavirus pandemic has compounded.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | American Rescue Plan Act

Henderson County News

County will invite nonprofits to apply for Rescue Act money

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Henderson County is preparing to accept requests from nonprofit organizations for money from the American Rescue Plan Act, Board of Commissioners Chairman Bill Lapsley said Tuesday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | American Recovery Act | American Rescue Plan Act

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'Say what?' Lapsley stunned at county's Covid relief $$$

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Henderson County and its five towns are in line to get a jaw-dropping $33 million in Covid relief money.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | coronavirus government | American Recovery Act | American Rescue Plan Act