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Henderson County Opinion

Moss column: Hypocrisy on parade

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Charges and countercharges of partisan influence in Hendersonville's election were unsurprising. Both sides exercised or at least plotted to exercise influence over the election. It didn't make much difference because the tactics were poorly carried out and nonsensical.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Henderson County Republican Party | Henderson County Democratic Party | Robert Danos | Andrew Riddle | 2013 Hendersonville city election

Henderson County Politics

Citing NC's 'race to the bottom,' Wood will challenge Sen. Apodaca

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Henderson County School Board member Rick Wood said today he is running against state Sen. Tom Apodaca in an effort to turn around what he called the Legislature's "race to the bottom" in education funding.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | NC Legislature | NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | Rick Wood | 2014 election

Henderson County News

Boys & Girls Club salutes Apodaca

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Longtime friends of Tom Apodaca recalled how he rotated two pairs of corduroys and three dress shirts but kept them pressed so he'd look sharp for his new job at a Hendersonville bank.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Boys & Girls Club | Jeff Miller | NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | Tom Fazio

Henderson County Politics

Meadows headlines local GOP convention

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Newly elected U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows headlines next week's annual convention of the Henderson County Republican Party, which also includes the area legislative delegation, Sheriff Charlie McDonald and other elected officials.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Henderson County Republican Party | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING RECOMMENDS: Whitmire for state House

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George Alley of Columbus and Chris Whitmire of Brevard would do well in one of those surveys that asks which candidate you'd want to share a beer with.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Chris Whitmire

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING RECOMMENDS: Meadows for Congress

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The 11th Congressional District has boasted a proud and colorful history as a swing seat throughout its recent history.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Henderson County politics | Mark Meadows | Hayden Rogers | U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler

Henderson County Politics

Breaking from tradition, GOP endorses in non-partisan School Board race

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The Henderson County Republican Party and Henderson County Tea Party agree that they can find only one candidate to endorse in the Henderson County School Board election — former Republican Party treasurer Josh Houston.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Henderson County School Board | Josh Houston

Henderson County Politics

Candidate forums set Oct. 9, 18

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Three candidate forums have been set for Oct. 9 and Oct. 18.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Tea Party | Henderson County School Board

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

Henderson County Politics

O'Connor pitches pay raise, rips colleagues as 'Democrats'

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Commissioner Bill O'Connor on Tuesday harshly criticized the Henderson County school system and his fellow commissioners, saying they were "overspending" like Democrats.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Henderson County Commissioners

Mills River Opinion

EDITORIAL: Budget blues

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It's budget season, the time for panic, self-preservation and posturing.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Henderson County Commissioners | Mills River Town Park | Mills River Town Board

Henderson County News

County budget keeps tax rate flat

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Henderson County Manager Steve Wyatt on Wednesday recommended a $105 million budget for the new fiscal year that is lower than the current year's spending plan — by $385.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Henderson County Commissioners

Henderson County Opinion

Letter: Tea Party stronger than ever

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To those who think the Tea Party influence is fizzling, look again.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County politics | Tea Party

Henderson County News

Early voting picks up

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More than 1,000 Henderson County voters turned out for the first two days of early voting last week and the pace seemed to be picking up on Monday, Henderson County Elections Director Beverly Cunningham said. Click here to view sample ballots   Read Story »

Tags: politics | Henderson County politics | Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Board of Elections | Beverly Cunningham

Henderson County Opinion

Open letter from Ben McKay

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Open letter to the Citizens of Henderson County  By Ben McKay Many of you have expressed your concern to me about my termination from the Sheriff's Office. Your prayers and encouragement have helped me face this challenge. I want to thank you for supporting me in this way.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County GOP | Henderson County's Sheriff Department | Ben McKay | Sheriff Charlie McDonald | Henderson County politics