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Henderson County News

Funeral is scheduled for Becky Snyder

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Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church for Becky Snyder, the Henderson County IT director died suddenly last week during a meeting at the Historic Courthouse.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

MPO VOTES TO KILL PARKWAY

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ASHEVILLE — Regional transportation planners voted on Thursday to drop the Balfour Parkway from the state plans, dealing a crucial  blow in the process to formally kill the project.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Balfour Parkway

Henderson County News

Ask Matt...How did Rugby get its name?

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Rugby School is a 450-year-old prep school in a town in Warwickshire, England, that bears the same name.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | History

Henderson County News

Pardee makes magazine's 'Best Hospitals' list

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Henderson County Business

GENERATION NEXT: Professionals

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Will Penny became Burt Reynolds' driver, gofer and script editor when the Hollywood star came to the Flat Rock Playhouse to perform a one-man show in 1991.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | Will Penny | Penny Insurance Agency | Generation Next | fathers day | Dr. Bill Garrison | Dr. Patrick Garrison | Pryor Insurance | Jason Bryor | Nick Pryor | Bill Penny | Tate Apodaca | Brandon Apodaca

Henderson County Business

GENERATION NEXT: Apples, C-stores, home decor

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EDNEYVILLE — Apple trees dot the landscape below the Nix family home on Peaceful View Lane as far as the eye can see. Jerred Nix, 26, can look out on the trees, some old and some new.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Generation Next | fathers day

Henderson County Business

GENERATION NEXT: Construction Companies

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Affectionately nicknamed "Tom Thumb" as a toddler, James Wallace "Tommy" Cooper started work in 1964 and founded his own construction company three years later.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Cooper Construction Co. | Sammy Williams | Generation Next | fathers day | Tom Cooper | Zach Cooper | Kelly Cooper Ford | Mike Cooper | Riddle Construction | Andrew Riddle | Sam Riddle | Louis Williams & Sons | Danny Williams

Henderson County Business

GENERATION NEXT: Car dealers

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It all began in 1940 when a father and his two sons bought a car dealership.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Boyd Chevrolet | Cam Boyd | Les Boyd | Jay Egolf | Egolf Motors | Hunter Automotive Group | Randy Hunter | Generation Next | fathers day | Tom Hunter | David Hunter | Coleman Freeman | Chris Freeman | Cliff Freeman | Jeff Egolf

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EXCLUSIVE: YEAR OF THE PARK

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Check out this week's Hendersonville Lightning on newsstands now for an exclusive look at how Henderson County and its towns and new businesses like Sierra Nevada are investing in parks and greenways in a big way. Our special report, 2013: Year of the Park, has all the details, plus maps and photos. It's only in the Hendersonville Lightning and only in print.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Hendersonville Lightning | parks and recreation

Henderson County News

Voters oust O'Connor

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Henderson County voters on Tuesday granted former County Commission chairman Grady Hawkins a new term in office as they voted overwhelmingly to fire Commissioner Bill O'Connor after less than 18 months in office.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | politics | elections

Hendersonville Business

Lightning places racks for print debut

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The Hendersonville Lightning began placing lightning orange news racks around Henderson County Friday as the media company prepared for its print debut on Wednesday.   Read Story »

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Green River Business

Rosco's friends happy store is back

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GREEN RIVER — Nancy Green is proud of her four children, who run Rosco's Six Oaks, and the grandchildren who also pitch in.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Rosco's | Green River | Fruitland

Henderson County News

Transfer Station, Convenience Center grand opening set

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Henderson County will dedicate the improved landfill and recycling operation on Stoney Mountain Road with a grand opening and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Recycling

Hendersonville Business

Travel & Tourism awards grants

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The Henderson County Travel & Tourism board has awarded $30,000 worth of grants to organizations and events that bring tourists to Hendersonville. Organizations submitted requests totaling $60,904.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | travel | tourism | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board

Hendersonville News

Welcome to the Hendersonville Lightning!

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Welcome to HendersonvilleLightning.com, the fastest name in media.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Business

Flat Rock may expand retail

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FLAT ROCK — Why did the shopper cross the road? To check out an art gallery across from the Wrinkled Egg and Hand in Hand stores.     Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Flat Rock | Historic Flat Rock | business | Little Rainbow Row | Fred Le Clerq | Angie Le Clercq | Charleston

Henderson County News

Kindergarten signup runs below projection

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School enrollment in 2012-13 may drop below projections if early indicators hold up.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Henderson County Public Schools

Flat Rock News

Seven schools win green awards

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Henderson County schools are getting greener. Bill Parker, assistant superintendent for administrative services, handed out Energy Star awards to seven schools for using 35 percent less power and generating less greenhouse gas emissions that similar-sized facilities across the U.S.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Education

Edneyville News

Commissioners approve solar farm application

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After a month-long study that resulted in a 47-page Planning Department report, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners wound up back where it started and authorized a new solar farm that a property owner requested.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Edneyville | Energy | Solar power | Henderson County Commissioners

Henderson County Life

Spring Festival Saturday at Historic Johnson Farm

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The annual Spring Festival at the Historic Johnson Farm will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the farm at 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Henderson County Public Schools | Festivals | History

Henderson County Life

Mentors & Students Raffle Drawing Winner Announced

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HENDERSONVILLE — Henderson County resident Deidre Goldsmith is the winner of "Girl with the Crooked Smile," a batik and ink drawing by artist/mentor Kelly King, in a raffle drawing sponsored by the First Citizens Bank.     Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County | Arts Council