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Asheville Four Seasons Politics

Candidate stirs reaction because of his presence at Asheville protests

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Raphael Morales strikes a serious tone when he talks about his desire to serve on the Hendersonville City Council.   Read Story »

Tags: George Floyd death | 2021 city elections | Raphael Morales | 2021 Hendersonville election

Henderson County News

Dogwood Trust announces $1M in racial equity grants

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The Board of Directors for the Dogwood Health Trust has approved $1 million for Racial Equity Community Grants to benefit historically underfunded organizations serving Black, indigenous, and communities of color.   Read Story »

Tags: race | Dogwood Health Trust | George Floyd death

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Local NAACP chapter opposes defunding police

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The local chapter of the NAACP said in a statement Monday that while it supports law enforcement reforms in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, it opposes defunding law enforcement agencies.   Read Story »

Tags: race | black lives matter | George Floyd death | racial equality

Henderson County News

School Board issues statement condemning racism

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After a meeting on Tuesday, the Henderson County School Board, Superintendent Bo Caldwell and Henderson County Education Foundation Executive Director Summer Stipe released a statement condemning racism and violence and vowing to "cultivate a community whose bedrocks are kindness, acceptance and inclusion for all."   Read Story »

Tags: race | George Floyd death | racial equality

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Crowd marches in peaceful Juneteenth rally

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More than 200 people marched from Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Grove Street to the Historic Courthouse plaza Friday in a peaceful Juneteenth unity rally.   Read Story »

Tags: slavery | African-American history | George Floyd death | Juneteenth

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Hundreds march, chant in peaceful protest downtown

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Hundreds of people of all ages listened to speakers call for justice for black Americans, chanted the names of black people who have died in police custody, held signs calling for civil rights and marched four blocks along Main Street from City Hall to the Historic Courthouse in a peaceful protest on a sunny Saturday afternoon.   Read Story »

Tags: civil rights | George Floyd death | Shiauna Ledbetter

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City prepares for Unite for Peace event Saturday

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Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake said Friday he is expecting a demonstration Saturday over the death of George Floyd to be peaceful but is preparing for any efforts by "detractors" that could "hijack" the event.   Read Story »

Tags: police use of force | civil rights | black lives matter | George Floyd death

Henderson County News

City leaders condemn "inexcusable police violence" in George Floyd death

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The city of Hendersonville issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon "condeming the inexcusable police violence exhibited in the tragic death of George Floyd" and expressing support for a "push for accountability."   Read Story »

Tags: race | civil rights | black lives matter | George Floyd death