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Wedding designer saves the day with custom masks

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Betrothed but bedeviled by coronavirus restrictions, brides have a new fashion option that will help the wedding go on.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County News

Community spread now half of covid infections here

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As the fourth month of the coronavirus pandemic gets under way, the number of covid-19 cases outside nursing homes is on the rise in Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: exercise and fitness | coronavirus | COVID-19

Henderson County News

We've refilled newsracks with special Graduation issue

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Copies of this week's Lightning celebrating the Class of 2020 are flying out of the newsracks but luckily we have refilled many racks.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | 2020 graduation

Henderson County News

Covid case sets Grove Street Courthouse on edge

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Employees and attorneys who work in the Grove Street Courthouse were anxious over the past few weeks after an employee in the district attorney's office tested positive for covid-19, officials and other people who work in the Grove Street facility said.   Read Story »

Tags: Grove Street Courthouse | COVID-19

Henderson County News

Health Department adds third day of covid testing

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The partnership of Henderson County Health Department and Blue Ridge Health has added a third day of covid-19 testing site for the public on Tuesday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | covid testing

Henderson County News

Covid test site opens

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A covid test site available was moderately busy Tuesday as it offered the test not only for high-risk people but the general public.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | covid testing

Henderson County News

City reopens downtown restrooms, customer service window

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With state restrictions beginning to ease during the Safer at Home Phase 2 order, the city of Hendersonville announced that it will ease some restrictions on in-person access at some city facilities and services.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19

Henderson County News

County health department offers covid-19 test on Tuesday

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The Henderson County Health Department has partnered with Blue Ridge Health to offer a covid-19 testing site for the public on Tuesday, May 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at East Henderson High School, 150 Eagle Pride Drive, East Flat Rock.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | covid testing

Henderson County Business

Closing Main Street is an idea worth trying

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Revitalizing downtown Hendersonville is writ small the fundamental challenge of the pandemic crisis itself: How do government and business work together to emerge from lockdown in a way that successfully stands business back up while protecting the health and safety of the public?   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19

Etowah Four Seasons Politics

Business owners push back on lengthy post-covid reopening plan

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In their third meeting on reopening the county for business post-coronavirus, business owners pushed back on a phased plan they said was too rigid and time-consuming.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | COVID-19 | post-covid plan

Henderson County News

Legislature starts work on Covid relief bills

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RALEIGH — Lawmakers converged on the legislative complex to begin work on coronavirus relief bills as a few hundred people gathered in downtown Raleigh to protest shutdown orders from Gov. Roy Cooper.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | COVID-19

Henderson County News

We're in business (if not business as usual), Realtors say

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Dave Noyes, president of the Hendersonville Board of Realtors, emphasizes that real estate sales are among the businesses declared essential, even if it isn’t business as usual.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | COVID-19

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Cooper outlines conditions needed for easing lockdown

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper wants people to think about reopening the economy as a light dimmer, not an on/off switch.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | coronavirus government | COVID-19

Henderson County News

Family resource center holding drive-thru diaper pickup

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The Children & Family Resource Center will hold its first drive-through distribution of diapers, wipes and infant formula from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, at 851 Case Street.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19

Henderson County News

County reports first covid-19 death

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The Henderson County Health Department is reporting the first COVID-19 associated death in Henderson County. The elderly individual died Thursday at Pardee Hospital from complications associated with the virus.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19

Henderson County News

How y'all doing?

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It's day 5 of the statewide stay-at-home order.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 stay home order | COVID-19 mental health

Henderson County News

NOTE TO READERS

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Like a lot of small businesses, we are making dramatic adjustments in order to stay profitable and continue to deliver important news, information and public health guidance at a time when those commodities have never been more vital.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Lightning | COVID-19

Henderson County News

School system employee tests positive for COVID-19

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health notified the Henderson County public school system that a school employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | COVID-19

Henderson County News

Guests from hot zones must quarantine, county says

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Aiming to prevent the import of the coronavirus into the county from hot spots around the country, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners is restricting the lodging industry’s ability to rent rooms.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | COVID-19

Henderson County News

National association touts Henderson County's COVID-19 response

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Henderson County's quick effort to set up a free remote COVID-19 screening site was profiled in County News, the website of the National Association of Counties.   Read Story »

Tags: County Manager Steve Wyatt | coronavirus government | COVID-19

Asheville News

A psychiatrist on coping with stay-at-home

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I pride myself on routine.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 mental health

Henderson County News

Beware of COVID-19 scams, state A.G. warns

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As North Carolinians work to stay healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers are looking to take advantage of their fears.    Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19

Henderson County News

Elderly patient at Mission becomes first area COVID-19 fatality

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Buncombe County Health and Human Services reported the first COVID-19 associated death in a Buncombe County resident.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 medical | COVID-19 fatalities

Henderson County News

Playhouse costume shop recasts to sew medical masks

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Flat Rock Playhouse Production Manager Adam Goodrum was recently alerted to a thread on an industry forum from an Oklahoma hospital seeking seamstresses to sew cloth face masks to combat the coronavirus shortage.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | Covid-19 arts cancellations

Henderson County News

Hospital leaders tell legislators about revenue challenges

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RALEIGH —Hospital leaders are sharing concerns about protective equipment and lower revenue as lawmakers look for ways to help the health care system fight COVID-19.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical

Henderson County News

Laurel Park nursing home resident tests positive for COVID-19

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A resident of a Laurel Park nursing home has tested positive for COVID-19, the center said Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 medical

Henderson County News

Remain calm, ignore 'lockdown, checkpoint' rumors, don't panic buy

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Sheriff Lowell Griffin is urging residents to remain calm, use common sense and ignore unfounded rumors as they live under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders imposed Friday by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners and Gov. Roy Cooper.   Read Story »

Tags: Lowell Griffin | COVID-19 | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 stay home order | COVID-19 law enforcement

Henderson County News

Pardee has patient with COVID-19

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Pardee UNC Health is currently caring for a patient in the hospital who has tested positive for COVID-19, the hospital announced Friday afternoon.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 Pardee

Henderson County News

COUNTY ADOPTS STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

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Henderson County commissioners on Friday adopted a stay-at-home order in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 and spare health care providers a potentially overwhelming wave of patients.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | COVID-19

Henderson County News

County now has six confirmed cases

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As of 8 a.m. Thursday, Henderson County confirmed six positive cases of COVID-19 in Henderson County residents.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 medical

Henderson County News

Summer camps face uncertain future if shutdown lingers

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FLAT ROCK — The COVID-19 shutdown comes at a bad time for Camp Pinnacle, which had made camp improvements ahead of what looked like a robust season.   Read Story »

Tags: summer camp industry | COVID-19 | COVID-19 parks | COVID-19 summer camps

Henderson County Business

As it braces for COVID-19 surge, Pardee sees regular revenue drop

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While it ramps up unprecedented safety precautions, prepares for a surge in patients and juggles calls to 14 different vendors seeking COVID-19 test kits, Pardee/UNC Health is seeing regular patient revenue drop precipitously, the hospital board was told Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus | COVID-19 | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical | COVID-19 test