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Henderson County News

Craft beer festival coming to Seventh Avenue district

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More than 20 craft brewers, live music and local food trucks will be coming to the Seventh Avenue Historic District when MountainTrue sponsors the first Mountain Brew Fest from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | Historic Seventh Avenue | craft beer industry | Mountain True

Henderson County News

Nonprofit formerly known as ECO names director

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The newly merged alliance of environmental organizations has named a director of the Hendersonville office.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment | Environmental & Conservation Organization | native flora | native fauna

Henderson County News

ECO names interim director

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Mary Jo Padgett, a co-founder and past executive director of ECO, has been hired as interim executive director of the organization.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment

Hendersonville News

Environmental groups may merge

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ECO, the Hendersonville-based conservation advocacy organization, is considering a merger with the Western Carolina Alliance, an Asheville-based organization with a similar mission.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment | Environmental & Conservation Organization

Henderson County News

Volunteers recycle blue bins for schools to use

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Volunteers with two conservation groups finished delivering 584 blue bins to 21 Henderson County schools this week, recycling the unneeded plastic boxes for ... recycling.     Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment

Hendersonville Life

Got fruit? ECO's heritage tree sale ends Wednesday

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Looking for a great way to produce fruits and nuts in the yard or garden?   Read Story »

Tags: farming | ECO | non-profit organizations

Henderson County Business

ECO sets forum on environmental 'rollback'

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ECO, Environmental and Conservation Organization, will host a public forum on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 at the City Operations Center to focus on what it described as a rollback of environmental protections in North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Legislature | ECO | environment | Environmental & Conservation Organization

Henderson County News

Tree recycling volunteers will take bad light strands, too

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Volunteers for the first time will take non-working Christmas tree lights during the annual Henderson Christmas tree recycling event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Read Story »

Tags: Recycling | ECO

Henderson County News

Local news briefs

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ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, is hosting the fifth annual Environmental Film Festival on Friday, Nov. 8, from 6-9 p.m. at the Hendersonville Little Theatre, 229 South Washington St.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | Flat Rock Cinema | DuPont State Forest | Blue Ridge Literacy Council

Henderson County News

Green home tour features energy saving models

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Environmental & Conservation Organization will showcase the energy and water saving features of five homes and a business during the 6th annual Green Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO

Henderson County News

ECO offers workshop on raising chickens

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People can learn how to raise chickens in their yard next week.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | ECO | Gardening | Biz611 | sustainability

Henderson County News

Volunteers serve for Earth Stewardship Day

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More 160 volunteers came together to complete seven environmental service projects across Henderson County for the Environmental and Conservation Organization's second annual Earth Stewardship Day on April 27.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment

Henderson County News

ECO, under new boss, looks to challenges, threats

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On sabbatical last summer, David Weintraub took stock of his 33 years of work — as a community organizer (as he calls it without irony), civil rights activist, filmmaker and environmental advocate.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | David Weintraub | land-use planning | Development | Rachel Hodge

Henderson County Life

'Garden of eatin'' grows food and profit

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A great return on investment may be as close as your yard.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | Gardening

Henderson County News

ECO invites nominations for greenness

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ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, is soliciting applications for the 2013 Green Business Award and Recognition.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | green industries | sustainability

Etowah News

Road could worsen problems at Seven Falls, ECO says

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ETOWAH — Seven Falls landowners are facing an even longer delay to get answers about the future of the failed development.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | ECO | Seven Falls

Henderson County News

ECO offers opportunities to monitor water

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ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, will present a water quality interest meeting at Jongo Java, 117 S. Main St., from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | water quality | water issues

Henderson County News

ECO heritage trees selling fast

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ECO's Heritage Tree program is winding down as trees are being sold out.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

County authorizes grading, roads at Seven Falls

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ETOWAH — The Henderson County Board of Commissioners, cast in a caretaker role for the failed Seven Falls development, has authorized engineers to move ahead with roads and utility lines on the scarred land.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | ECO | Seven Falls | Keith Vinson | environment

Hendersonville Business

Lightning editor to speak at Business Morning Update

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The monthly Business Morning Update will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at The Chariot, 715 North Church Street, in downtown Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: hendersonvillelightning.com | Hendersonville Lightning | Bill Moss | Kimberly Clark | John Bruce | ECO | David Weintraub