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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Despite threat of 'civil and criminal' action, School Board keeps mask mandate

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School Board members received expressions of gratitude and a threat of "civil and criminal" litigation on Tuesday before voting 5-2 to continue the mask mandate in Henderson County's public schools.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 facemasks | Covid misinformation | Covid-19 masks

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Facemasks like football helmets, School Board is told

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Henderson County News

Sheriff's office won't charge Cawthorn for having knife at School Board meeting

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The Henderson County Sheriff's Office issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying it was made aware of allegations that U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn had taken a knife into a Henderson County School Board meeting and that at its discretion had declined to bring a criminal misdemeanor charge.   Read Story »

Tags: Madison Cawthorn | CawthWatch | 2022 11th Congressional District election | Covid-19 masks

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

CAWTHWATCH: Cawthorn takes anti-mask road show across the state

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn tonight is expanding his tour of school boards to oppose masks, quarantine and critical race theory, traveling to the Piedmont to appear at the Johnston County School Board meeting. More on the trip across the state in a minute.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 11th Congressional District election | Covid misinformation | Covid-19 masks

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Commissioners abdicate leadership on Covid

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The immense gulf between conventional public health guidance to combat the spread of the coronavirus and the view of a vocal minority opposing masks and vaccinations has been displayed in dramatic fashion at meetings of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners and the School Board these past three months.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 facemasks | Covid misinformation | Covid-19 masks

Henderson County News

COVID CARE BURNOUT: 'I can't do it anymore. I'm leaving.'

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Henderson County Commissioner Daniel Andreotta wants people to appreciate and thank the nurses, CNAs and other caregivers who are suffering burnout from the physical and emotional hardship of the Covid-19 response that has now endured for 18 months.   Read Story »

Tags: Daniel Andreotta | Covid misinformation | Covid-19 masks | Covid burnout

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

School Board continues mask mandate

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Fifty people, including U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, showed up to speak in person to the Henderson County School Board Monday on two emotional topics: the school mask mandate and the campaign to name the renovated Hendersonville High School for Thomas E. "Tom" Orr, the longtime theater teacher, senior play director and promoter of the community and its history.   Read Story »

Tags: Covid-19 masks

Henderson County Life

Playhouse to stage two shows this fall with strict precautions in place

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The Flat Rock Playhouse will stage two productions this fall with conditions that require patrons wear masks and show proof of coronavirus vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test, the theater's producing artistic director, Lisa K. Bryant, and its president, Joseph Ippolito, announced to patrons on Monday.   Read Story »

Tags: Covid-19 arts cancellations | COVID-19 facemasks | Covid-19 masks

Henderson County News

LOCAL BRIEFS: School mask order, charity golf, Mud Creek cleanup

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Tags: Oklawaha Greenway | Mud Creek | Covid-19 masks

Henderson County News

Nice weather, 75th anniversary can’t mask challenges for festival

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With good weather in the forecast and a 75th birthday to celebrate, the North Carolina Apple Festival would ordinarily be riding high when the event opens on Friday morning.   Read Story »

Tags: 2021 apple crop | 2021 Apple Festival | Covid-19 masks

Henderson County News

School Board tightens mask requirement

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Henderson County public school students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face coverings in all indoor settings, including indoor extracurricular activities on school grounds, effective Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | Covid-19 masks

Henderson County News

Here's how schools will operate in-person and virtually this year

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The big news Monday was that the Henderson County School Board voted to make masks optional in schools for students and staff. Behind that is a lot of detail about how the school year will work, including virtual school options. Here's the information from the school system.   Read Story »

Tags: pandemic | coronavirus schools | coronavirus masks | Covid-19 masks