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Henderson County Business

Study explores why people vacation here

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By next fall, the county's tourism promoting agency will have a detailed report on who comes to Henderson County and why, how much they spend and what they do while they're here.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Flat Rock Business

Former Playhouse manager talks about theater's changes

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Dale Bartlett, the last of the leadership team that bridged the gap between the death of Robin Farquhar and the arrival of Vincent Marini, has left the Flat Rock Playhouse.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Vincent Marini | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority | Dale Bartlett

Henderson County Business

Tourism dips in July

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Room nights in Henderson County dropped slightly in July for the first time since July 2011, county Travel and Tourism figures show.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Henderson County Politics

They said what?!! (the Flat Rock Playhouse transcript)

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Here are excerpts from public debate, comments and interviews by the Hendersonville Lightning about the Flat Rock Playhouse and proposed occupancy tax.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Flat Rock Opinion

10 reasons to support the Playhouse tax

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Ten reasons why the Henderson County Board of Commissioners should raise the occupancy tax and direct the money to the Flat Rock Playhouse.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Henderson County Business

UPDATE: Carden avoids crossfire as tax debate looms

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When Beth Carden says she was "finally relieved" to get the official stamp as director of Henderson County's Travel and Tourism agency, it's easy to see why.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Beth Carden

Flat Rock Business

Facing questions, Playhouse leaders defend funding request

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FLAT ROCK — Facing hostile fire from a Henderson County commissioner and questions from the public, Flat Rock Playhouse leaders are defending the hotel tax funding that the organization could receive if the Board of Commissioners goes along.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | 2012 occupancy tax increase

Hendersonville News

Hotel tax wins approval

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The Legislature has passed the bill that will raise Henderson County's hotel tax provided county commissioners go along.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Rep. Chuck McGrady | Sen. Tom Apodaca

Henderson County News

T&T board chairman opposes hotel tax increase

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The chairman of the Henderson County Travel and Tourism board and a board member who operates an inn expressed strong opposition Thursday to the 1-cent increase in the county's hotel tax, saying it could hurt tourism. Board members also expressed opposition to sending the money to the Flat Rock Playhouse.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | County Commissioner Larry Young

Henderson County News

Bill grants hotel tax increase to Playhouse, restructures tourism board

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RALEIGH — The Legislature is close to enacting the one-cent increase in Henderson County’s tourism tax to fund the Flat Rock Playhouse and make the governing tourism board into an independent authority.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Rep. Chuck McGrady | Sen. Tom Apodaca

Flat Rock Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Raise tourism tax for Playhouse

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners, the county's tourism arm and the Hendersonville City Council should endorse a proposal to direct hotel tax money to support the Flat Rock Playhouse.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Hendersonville City Council

Hendersonville Business

Easy to be green at Garden Jubilee

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Gardeners, vendors and shop owners pronounced Garden Jubilee 2012 one of the best ever, with large crowds, good weather and a bountiful selection of flowers, herbs and garden accessories.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Garden Jubilee | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Henderson County Business

Signs point to improved tourism

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The forecast for Henderson County tourism is sunnier this year than it has been for the past four years, tourism officials and downtown promoters say.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Garden Jubilee

Hendersonville Life

Chainsaw artist will make art of tree

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Dead but stout, a tree on the grounds of the Henderson County Visitors Center will become a work of art during the upcoming Garden Jubilee.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Henderson County Visitors Center | Chainsaw Dan Smathers

Henderson County Business

County T&T earmarks $100,000 for new stage

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Henderson County's Travel and Tourism agency agreed this week to set aside $100,000 for a permanent stage and outdoor pavilion next to the T&T headquarters.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Henderson County Travel and Tourism board | Music on Main | NC Apple Festival

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