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Fletcher News

Charter school, town, conservancy seek grant for 93-acre Summit Park

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FLETCHER — Residents could enjoy a hike to a summit and enjoy a panoramic view of mountains in the distance if a three-party team is successful in a plan to acquire 90 acres of undeveloped land for parkland and a charter school campus.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | Fletcher Town Council | parks and recreation | FernLeaf Community Charter School | Conserving Carolina

Fletcher Four Seasons Politics

FLETCHER Q&A: Whiteside challenges Mayor Moore

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FLETCHER — In Fletcher, Rod Whiteside, 44, who works in risk management and serves as an interim pastor, is challenging Bill Moore, 73, a retired car salesman who is seeking a fifth term as mayor.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | 2017 city elections

Fletcher News

Embezzlement case limited to manager who was charged

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Tags: Fletcher | volunteer fire departments

Fletcher News

Fletcher fire department says manager stole $325,000

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FLETCHER — The Fletcher Fire & Rescue Department is seeking to recover $325,000 from a former office manager who fire officials say embezzled the money over seven years, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Henderson County Civil Superior Court.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | volunteer fire departments | Henderson County fire service

Fletcher News

Fletcher celebrates new Town Hall

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FLETCHER — Mark Biberdorf recalled arriving in Fletcher almost nine years ago to interview for the job as town manager.He and his wife drove around, looking at nice neighborhoods, the impressive industrial base and extraordinary community park.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | Fletcher Town Council

Fletcher News

Fletcher rec director appointed to state panel

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FLETCHER — Fletcher Parks and Recreation Director Greg Walker has been elected to serve on the 2014 North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association Board of Directors.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | Fletcher Community Park | Greg Walker | parks and recreation

Henderson County News

Contractor 'tops out' Fletcher's new Town Hall

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FLETCHER — The Fletcher Town Council and mayor and USDA and Cooper Construction officials celebrated the "topping out" of the new Town Hall today in Fletcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | Fletcher Town Council | Heart of Fletcher

Fletcher Business

Incentives could bring 80 jobs, $24 million expansion

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FLETCHER — Borg Warner is considering a $24 million expansion that will add 80 jobs at its Cane Creek Industrial Park plant, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners said in announcing a public hearing for nearly $600,000 in economic development incentives.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | economic development | BorgWarner

Fletcher Life

Fletcher group aims to research and preserve history

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Fletcher is a lot more than a wide place in the road with lots of hamburger stands, branch banks and muffler shops. Kenneth Youngblood and Bob Davy think a lot of people don't know that, and they aim to change that.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | Kenneth Youngblood

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Five things to watch in 2013

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Five things to watch in 2013:   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Mills River | Fletcher | Sierra Nevada | Hendersonville Lightning | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | parks and recreation

Fletcher Business

New tech jobs in Fletcher will pay $40,000/year

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FLETCHER — A company that specializes in long-life battery and fuel-cell technology will invest $7 million and bring 116 jobs paying an average salary of $40,000 to Fletcher, the company announced.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | industry | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Fletcher Business

Pardee board points to foes' electioneering

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The Pardee Hospital Board of Directors on Wednesday drew a distinction between its strict policy governing campaign activity and an effort by Park Ridge Health supporters that appears to endorse candidates who would block Pardee's planned clinic in Fletcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | Pardee Hospital | Park Ridge Health | health care | Pardee-Mission joint venture

Fletcher News

Fletcher league cries foul over rental cost

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FLETCHER — John Fiveash, a coach for the Rock Rounds Express, bellowed encouragement to his pitcher from behind the backstop on opening day of youth baseball Saturday. "You got a good catcher, throw it at his mitt. He'll catch it," he shouted to the pitcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | Cal Ripken baseball | Babe Ruth baseball | Fletcher Community Park | Greg Walker | Fletcher Mayor Bill Moore | Little League baseball