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Ask Matt ... what's happening with courthouse entrance

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Q. Why doesn’t the new courthouse reopen the front entrance now that an elevator has been installed?   Read Story »

Tags: Ask Matt | Grove Street Courthouse | Henderson County Board of Commissioners | American with Disabilities Act

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners threaten to defund Sunday voting

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After threatening to withhold funding for Sunday voting before the Nov. 6 election, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners backed off and directed the county attorney to draft a letter protesting the Sunday early voting day the state elections board is requiring the county to offer.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Board of Elections | Henderson County Board of Commissioners | 2018 election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Thompson looks back on 40 years of service

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Tags: Sheriff Rick Davis | Henderson County Commissioner Tommy Thompson | Henderson County Board of Commissioners

Edneyville Business

Edneyville sewer line 'could change that community forever'

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EDNEYVILLE — Henderson County commissioners are confronting a decision in Edneyville that they say could lead to a building boom and pressure to bulldoze apple orchards for new houses and apartments. Before they make such a momentous move, they want to hear from Edneyville residents.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | utilities | apple farming | roads | Henderson County Board of Commissioners

Henderson County News

County ready for lawsuit over garbage export ban

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It’s a fight that’s less broad-based than school construction or a firing range. Even so, Henderson County leaders expect to hear from Big Garbage when they gavel open a public hearing on a stiff new trash-hauling regulation in two weeks.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Board of Commissioners

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Board unseals closed meeting minutes

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When Henderson County commissioners first talked about partnering with Wingate University, elected leaders considered Blue Ridge Community College an "ideal location" for the university.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Budget highlights

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Here are some of the highlights of the budget package being looked at by Henderson County Board of Commissioners.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Politics

Commissioners make board appointments

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners reappointed two members to the Recreation Advisory Board and in a split vote appointed a new board member to replace Gary Eblen, who is going off the board.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Courthouse renovation bids come in 25% over budget

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Henderson County officials sent an architect and contractor back to the drawing board after bids for work on the Grove Street courthouse came in 25-30 percent higher than projections.   Read Story »

Tags: construction | local government borrowing | Henderson County Board of Commissioners

Henderson County News

County bans smoking at building entrances

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People who have a problem walking through a cloud of cigarette smoke on the way in and out of the county's public  buildings will get some relief and smokers will be driven further away under a modified smoke-free policy the Board of Commissioners enacted today.   Read Story »

Tags: health | Henderson County Board of Commissioners