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Barbara Garrison, migrant health pioneer, dies at age 90

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Barbara Joretta Hill Garrison, a family nurse practitioner who founded Henderson County’s first health clinic to serve migrant farmworkers and worked for more than three decades in community health, died Sunday, Aug. 7, at age 90.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Community Health Services | farm labor | migrant workers | Garrison property | Garrison Industrial Park

Henderson County Business

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: City-county partnership honored for economic development

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The city of Hendersonville and Henderson County, at loggerheads in the past over who controls utilities, annexation and other development issues, have scored successes for the community when they worked together.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | 2017 water war | water wars | Garrison property | Jabil | Jabil Inc. | Garrison Industrial Park | Jabil Healthcare

Henderson County News

Global manufacturer to build $38 million plant in Hendersonville

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Jabil Inc., a worldwide company with more than 100 manufacturing plants in 30 countries, will invest $38 million in a factory that will employ 150 people in fulltime jobs with benefits in Hendersonville, the company and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development announced on Monday night during a meeting of the Board of Commissioners.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Brittany Jones Brady | Garrison property | factories | Jabil Inc.

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Lightning Editorial: Work together ... and see what can happen

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The vote to allow tax incentives to attract the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., the five-party agreement to build the health sciences building and cancer center on the Pardee Hospital campus, and the final vote — after years of conflict and rancor — to fund the Hendersonville High School construction-renovation plan come to mind as milestones of smart decision-making that produce long-ranging benefits.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | 2017 water war | water wars | manufacturing | Garrison property

Henderson County News

City, county OK tax incentives, financing for industrial park

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The city of Hendersonville joined the hunt to land a company that could invest $38 million and create 150 jobs at a new manufacturing plant on 18½ acres between Upward and Crest roads near the I-26 interchange. Along with the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, the City Council on Wednesday adopted a three-party agreement designed to transform the site into an industrial park with the potential to lure two more employers.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Garrison property