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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City sets second round of 'Council Conversations'

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The Hendersonville City Council has set a second round of Council Conversations to hear from constituents at various locations scattered across the city.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Caraker and two challengers announce City Council candidacies

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Tags: Hendersonville City Council | 2019 city elections | 2019 Hendersonville elections | Jennifer Hensley

Henderson County News

Developers propose multi-story hotel on Dogwood lot downtown

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Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | John Connet | hotels | Brian Pahle

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City holding five 'Council Conversations' this fall

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In an effort to improve communication between the City Council and Hendersonville residents, the City Council will be hosting five community meetings throughout the city   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Barbara Volk

Henderson County Business

City OKs 67-home subdivision on Howard Gap

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Tags: housing | Hendersonville City Council | Development | affordable housing

Henderson County Business

After sale of mill, City Council takes up development agreement

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Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Grey Hosiery Mill

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Candidates field questions on water, greenways, 7th Avenue

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Candidates for the Hendersonville City Council are unanimous in their opposition to efforts by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to encroach on the city’s independent authority over its water system.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | 2017 city elections

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

20-year-old City Council candidate announces write-in campaign

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Tags: Hendersonville City Council | 2017 city elections | John Moore

Henderson County News

City Council deals setback to senior housing

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Landowners are looking at other options after the Hendersonville City Council unanimously rejected a land-use change needed for a 129-unit senior living development on U.S. 64 between Hendersonville and Laurel Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | Hendersonville City Council | land-use planning | Zoning

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

2015 HHS graduate announces candidacy for City Council

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The first candidate to publicly announce plans to run for the Hendersonville City Council this year would bring diversity and youth to the elected body.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | elections | 2017 Hendersonville election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City adopts resolution on power line

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Bolstering a letter it wrote last month to Duke Energy, the Hendersonville City Council on Thursday adopted a resolution calling for an independent review of the need for a 45-mile transmission line through Henderson County and asking the utility to make concessions on the size and nature of the infrastructure.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Buildout plan fractures Towne Place homeowners

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Siding with a developer over residents opposed to the buildout of Towne Place, the Hendersonville Planning Board recommended a zoning code change that would allow construction of the final four residential units in a vacant corner of the 9.6-acre development on Greenville Highway.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | land-use planning

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Filing opens for town elections

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Two mayors, two town council members and a newcomer were the first five candidates to sign up for office on Monday morning when filing opened for the 2015 municipal elections in Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Flat Rock Village Council | Fletcher Town Council | Laurel Park Town Council | 2015 municipal elections

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: To bee or not to bee

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To bee or not to bee. That was the question.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | America In Bloom

Hendersonville Business

City adds fee to credit card payments

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City utility customers who pay their water or garbage bill with a credit card will be charged a fee starting Feb. 1.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | local budgets | 2015-16 local budgets

Henderson County News

Council pans King Street parking proposal

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Hendersonville City Council members delivered a resounding thumbs down Thursday night on a proposal to add parallel parking to the 200 and 300 blocks of King Street. If the idea is not dead, it would take a miracle for it to recover from the severe beating it took from council members.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | downtown parking

Henderson County News

Web network connects residents to City Hall

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The city of Hendersonville is rolling out a web-based program aimed at encouraging residents to engage, communicate and collaborate with local decision makers and other residents on the future of the community.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

City council denies higher density zoning on Ninth Avenue

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The Hendersonville City Council unanimously shot down a zoning request that would have allowed higher density housing on Ninth Avenue near Oak Street, siding with homeowners who opposed more intense development on the residential street.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | land-use planning

Hendersonville Business

City's fiscal strength earns rating upgrade

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A financial service has upgraded the fiscal strength rating for the city of Hendersonville based on its cash reserves, ability to repay debt and secure lower interest rates for borrowing.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | local government borrowing | local budgets | Lisa White

Hendersonville Business

City Council rezones two parcels

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The Hendersonville City Council rezoned two parcels to more permissive designations during its regular meeting last week.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Loft apartments possible for Grey Mill

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Hendersonville Four Seasons Politics

City has board openings

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The city of Hendersonville has openings on several boards and commissions that serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council. The city is inviting applications from city residents who might wish to serve on the following boards:   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Cheap, come get: City seeks buyer who will move house

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The city of Hendersonville is seeking offers from anyone willing to move a 3,200-square-foot home from a lot on Sixth Avenue West where a new health sciences building will be going up.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Wingate University | Wingate-Pardee-BRCC campus

Hendersonville Business

City Council OKs Foxchase expansion

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday authorized 10 more homes and a duplex in Foxchase off U.S. 64 East, brushing aside an on-street parking prohibition that some current residents wanted and the Planning Board recommended.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | Hendersonville City Council | real estate | Windsor Aughtry

Hendersonville Business

Report urges city to expand Seventh Avenue tax district

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Consultants studying ways to spark redevelopment of the Historic Seventh Avenue District recommended that the city expand the district, adding 36 properties and doubling the taxable value, from $7.8 million to $15.5 million.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Seventh Avenue | local budgets

Etowah News

Council OKs agreement for water tank land

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The Hendersonville City Council last week authorized the city staff to complete the purchase of property in Etowah for a half-million-gallon water tank that is part of a service upgrade in the community.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | water issues

Henderson County News

City announces summer paving program

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The city of Hendersonville will repave a number of streets downtown and in the West Side Historic District during July and August. The paving work includes parts of Grove and Washington streets but not King, Main or Church streets.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

City to share cost of Upward Road sidewalk

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The city of Hendersonville agreed to share the cost of a sidewalk serving bus riders going to the Children and Family Resource Center and the Free Clinics.   Read Story »

Tags: Children and Family Resource Center | Hendersonville City Council | Upward Road widening | Free Clinics

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Bill capping local taxes would cost city $300,000

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A bill that would cost the city of Hendersonville up to $300,000 in tax revenue is back in the North Carolina General Assembly.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | local government borrowing | local budgets

Hendersonville Four Seasons Politics

Council appoints two members to Planning Board

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday appointed two new members to the city Planning Board, filling vacancies created by the resignations of Jeff Collis and Fred Dutcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville Planning Board | land-use planning

Hendersonville News

Collis quits city Planning Board

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The Hendersonville City Council has two Planning Board appointments to make after the resignation of Jeff Collis and Fred Dutcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | land-use planning | Hendersonville City Councilman Jeff Collis

Henderson County Business

Wingate plans nursing, physical therapy degrees in new building

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Henderson County and the city of Hendersonville have agreed to buy an acre of land and build a $16 million health sciences building for use by Wingate University, which plans to add a nursing school and a physical therapy program to its current curriculum at its Hendersonville campus. Pardee and Blue Ridge Community College are also partners in the agreement, commiting to use space in the building as well.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Pardee Hospital | BRCC | Hendersonville City Council | Wingate University | Jerry McGee

Hendersonville Business

City forms advisory board for Seventh Avenue

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The Hendersonville City Council is moving the management of the Historic Seventh Avenue District under the authority of City Hall, a change that council members say will result in a sharper focus on revitalizing the area.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Seventh Avenue

Henderson County News

Crit Harley, ER doctor, mediator, former councilman, dies at age 66

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Dr. J. Crit Harley, an emergency room physician, former Hendersonville City Council member and marriage and family counselor who treated stress with humor and compassion, died unexpectedly at an Atlanta hospital after an illness of several weeks, friends and a Henderson County emergency management official said.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Dr. J. Crit Harley

Hendersonville News

City sets meeting for Dana residents

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Dana residents whose wells were found to be contaminated with a farm chemical can learn more about tapping onto a city water line during a community meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | water quality | water issues | Dana contaminated wells

Hendersonville News

City may annex Upward Road lot

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An Asheville couple is seeking to annex a .4-acre lot on Upward Road near East Henderson High School into the city of Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Politics

Planners reject City Council's order on code change

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If the Hendersonville City Council follows through on its pledge to repeal a parking lot requirement members described as burdensome, it will do so against the recommendation of the city Planning Board.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: 'Four Seasons' tells the tale

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The Hendersonville City Council spent most of a day this month brainstorming about Hendersonville's image.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Hendersonville City Council | tourists | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Henderson County News

City seeks applicants for business panel

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The city of Hendersonville is seeking applicants to serve on an advisory panel that the City Council formed to examine how regulations affect business.     Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Council grants Miller impact fee refund

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After a lengthy and at times tense discussion, the Hendersonville City Council voted Thursday to grant council member Jeff Miller a refund of $10,875 for a water impact fee he had fought for three years.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Jeff Miller

Hendersonville Business

City forms panel of business advisers

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Next time the Hendersonville City Council takes up a new water fee, regulation and large zoning amendment, the council could bounce it to a business advisory board for comment and review.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Council to take up Miller's $10,875 water fee refund

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Jeff Miller the business owner got into the Hendersonville City Council race in part because he believed the city's commercial water impact fees were outrageously high.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Jeff Miller | water issues

Hendersonville Politics

City has openings on zoning, environment and historic boards

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The Hendersonville City Council is seeking city residents willing to serve on boards that make decisions and recommendations on zoning, environmental policy and local historic districts and properties.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Council OKs study for 7th Avenue development

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The Hendersonville City Council authorized a consultant affiliated with UNC at Chapel Hill to study the Seventh Avenue area and devise a strategy for redevelopment of the commercial and retail strip.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Seventh Avenue

Henderson County News

City scraps ineffective Christmas parking promotion

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Hendersonville City Council members said "bah, humbug" to free parking for Christmas shoppers. Except they weren't being Scrooge. Free parking didn't work.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Christmas | downtown parking

Hendersonville Business

Government regs cost dealership $486,000, Boyd says

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Boyd Chevrolet spent $486,000 on stormwater treatment, erosion control, landscaping, sidewalks and other improvements the city of Hendersonville required for its new dealership on Spartanburg Highway, L.C. "Cam" Boyd II said in a letter to Mayor Barbara Volk and the City Council.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Boyd Chevrolet | water issues

Hendersonville News

Residential costlier option for Grey mill, report says

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A report on the possible sale of the Grey Hosiery Mill suggests developing the historic property for residential use would cost more than using it for commercial or industrial use.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Grey Hosiery Mill | 2013 Hendersonville city election

Hendersonville News

City to take up fee waiver for dealership, Dana homes

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A day after an election sure to tilt the Hendersonville City Council in a pro-business direction, council members will take up a request to waive an impact fee for the new Boyd Chevrolet dealership on Spartanburg Highway and waive the charge for up to 80 Dana households with contaminated wells that will be offered city water.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Boyd Chevrolet | water issues | Dana contaminated wells

Hendersonville Politics

Stephens voted yes then no on $3M fire station contract

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  Hendersonville mayoral candidate Ron Stephens said he didn't remember voting for a $3 million fire station contract and questioned Mayor Barbara Volk's leadership for failing to control spending.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Ron Stephens | local government borrowing | 2013 Hendersonville city election | Barbara Volk

Hendersonville News

City to dedicate fountain, Main Street makeover

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The city of Hendersonville has set a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the third segment of the Main Street makeover and dedicate the "Mountain Memory" fountain at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Sunshine will clear the air

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All the noise over the Hendersonville City Council's procedure for going into a closed meeting has missed the greater point of whether the discussion should have been outside public view to start with.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | water issues

Hendersonville News

Council lowers water rate

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Residents of Brightwater and adjoining neighborhoods will see a reduction in their water bills of almost $10 a month under a new funding agreement the Hendersonville City Council approved last week.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Click here to take city parking survey

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The city of Hendersonville has invited residents to take a survey about downtown parking.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | downtown parking

Hendersonville News

New schedule slashes city's commercial impact fees

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Reacting to election-year criticism that the city's impact fees hinder economic development, the Hendersonville City Council on Thursday endorsed a dramatic rewrite of the schedule that shifts the burden of impact fees from new businesses to new homes.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | utilities | water issues

Hendersonville News

Contractor lowers 'speed bump' crosswalks

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Crews on Tuesday took up the unintentional brick speed bumps on Main Street and replaced them with crosswalks at grade.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville News

'H'ville lights new gateway sign

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Unnoticed amid the fuss over the fountain on the corner of Sixth and Main, the city moved ahead with two new gateway signs on westbound Seventh Avenue. One of the two signs was lighted for the first time on Thursday night, just in time for the 67th annual North Carolina Apple Festival.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Hendersonville News

Mountain fountain pricetag comes in at $183,000

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The pricetag for Hendersonville's Main Street mountain fountain has come in at $183,284.59 — a $100,000 cost overrun attributable in part to an underground pump system that the artist had not anticipated.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Main Street makeover projects

Henderson County News

City reimburses landowner after 2-year water leak

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The city of Hendersonville will reimburse Haywood Road property owners for work they had done to protect their property from a city water leak.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | water issues

Henderson County News

Council chips in $1500 for clock repair

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Hendersonville City Council granted a $1,500 donation to help fund restorations to the McClintock Clock on Main Street at a meeting Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | McClintock clock

Hendersonville News

Council caps water hookup charge

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Under election year pressure from business interests and at least two challengers, the Hendersonville City Council on Thursday approved a cap on initial hookup fees for large commercial water users.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | 2013 Hendersonville city election

Hendersonville News

City Council OKs $6 million bond issue for park

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Hendersonville City Council members on Thursday gave the go-ahead for a $6 million bond issue to develop Berkeley Park and ranked improvements they said residents could expect to see if voters approve the bond issue.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | parks and recreation | Berkeley Park | local government borrowing

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: The long way to the right answer

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For a week of summer doldrums — if doldrums and monsoon can co-habitat July — our local government honorables  treated the audience to a fascinating performance.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Hendersonville City Council

Hendersonville News

City Council to vote on $6 million bond issue

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Hendersonville voters will decide in November whether the city can borrow $6 million to develop Berkeley Park and make other parks and recreation improvements if the City Council approves the steps needed for a referendum.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | parks and recreation | Berkeley Park | local government borrowing

Hendersonville News

Clock club seeks $5,000 to repair Main Street timekeeper

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The Hendersonville City Council will take up a request to spend up to $5,000 to repair the historic McClintock clock on the side of the Trust Building on East Fourth Avenue at Main Street.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Facing challenge, City Council puts water fee on agenda

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Facing an election campaign that could focus attention on the city's commercial water charges, the Hendersonville City Council is scrambling to revise its one-time hookup charge for businesses.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | 2013 municipal elections | water issues | 2013 Hendersonville city election

Hendersonville Politics

Miller eyes run for Hendersonville mayor

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It looks like Hendersonville may have a mayor's race.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | 2013 municipal elections

Hendersonville Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Is Wingate best choice for mill property?

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The developer who won the right to renovate the old Grey Hosiery Mill for an expanded Wingate University campus downtown seems well qualified and well intentioned.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Grey Hosiery Mill | CathFord Wingate proposal | Robert Englander Jr. | Wingate College

Hendersonville Politics

Jerry Smith announces re-election campaign

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Hendersonville City Councilman Jerry Smith announced Friday that he will seek re-election to the council, joining incumbent Mayor Barbara Volk and Mayor pro tem Jeff Collis in seeking another term.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville City Councilman Jerry Smith | 2013 municipal elections

Hendersonville Life

SLIDESHOW: Big crowd enjoys R&B II

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The Rhythm & Brews concert in downtown Hendersonville drew a big crowd for the second time for an all-girl folk band from Asheville and the hot licks of the headliner, the Lefty Williams Band.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Rhythm & Brews concert series

Hendersonville News

Developers pitch Wingate campus, loft apartments, retail for old mill

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Developers have proposed a Wingate University campus, an upscale marketplace and event center and loft apartments in response to the Hendersonville City Council's request for ideas for a transformation of the 97-year-old Grey Hosiery Mill.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic preservation | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Grey Hosiery Mill | Historic Seventh Avenue

Hendersonville News

City cites 20 properties for cleanup

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The Hendersonville City Council ordered the cleanup or removal of nuisance conditions of 20 properties at the property owner's expense during its regular meeting on Thursday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Council yellow-flags Asheville Hwy Gas Express

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday said yes to a new Gas Express at the Asheville Highway Ingles but shot down a new entrance that the supermarket officials said is needed for orderly traffic flow.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Ingles | transportation | roads

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Council right to review duplicative service

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It probably was no accident that the proposal to radically cut back on Hendersonville city fire truck responses to medical calls came from a lame duck city manager.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville Fire Department | Henderson County Emergency Medical Service

Hendersonville News

City may reduce fire response to medical calls

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It's a familiar sight, and it's sometimes a head scratcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Henderson County Emergency Medical Service | local government borrowing | Henderson County emergency management | local budgets

Henderson County News

City Council kills 3-cent tax increase; OKs bond issue

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The Hendersonville City Council killed a proposed 3-cent tax increase on Friday, voting instead to use reserves to balance the upcoming budget.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | local government borrowing | local budgets

Henderson County News

County drops greenway demand for Jackson Park sewer line

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Thirteen days after they made it,  Henderson County commissioners on Monday dropped a demand that Hendersonville pay for a greenway in return for the county's granting of a sewer line easement through Jackson Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Hendersonville City Council | water issues

Hendersonville Business

City Council OKs road closing for new Ingles

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The Hendersonville City Council voted Thursday night to close unused right-of-way to make way for a new super Ingles on Spartanburg Highway — over the objections of property owners who said the road closings and development would limit access to their property.     Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | retail | south gateway | Ingles

Henderson County News

Proposed city budget would raise taxes, garbage fee, water bills

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The Hendersonville City Council will take up a proposed 2013-14 budget that includes a 3-cent tax increase to cover the debt for its new Sugarloaf Road fire station, a new fire truck and the third phase of the Main Street makeover. The proposal also includes a $2-a-month increase in garbage collection fees, a 2.5 percent increase in water bills and a small surcharge to raise $66,125 for a Mills River watershed protection effort.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | local government borrowing

Hendersonville News

Mountain fountain taking shape downtown

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Crews placed the copper mountaintop on the new fountain at the First Citizens Plaza on Wednesday, giving a clear picture for the first time of what the downtown piece will look like.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

City to improve web access downtown

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Web surfers from here and afar should be able to catch free Wi-Fi on Main Street by May.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Laurel Park gets pre-owned Tasers

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Thanks to a neighbor's generosity, Laurel Park police will get Tasers.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville Police Department | Laurel Park Police Department | Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake

Hendersonville Business

BB&T to make $6 million loan for fire station, Main Street work

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BB&T won a contract to finance Hendersonville's fire station construction and other city projects.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Cycles and beers and bears, oh my

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If it's March, it must be time to plan the many outdoor events in festival-rich Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: Festivals | tourism | Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Rhythm & Brews concert series

Hendersonville News

City voters could see bond issue for Berkeley Park

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Hendersonville voters could vote this fall on a bond issue for Berkeley Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville City Councilman Ron Stephens | parks and recreation | Berkeley Park | local government borrowing

Hendersonville News

Main Street Wi-Fi likely to be fixed by summer

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Downtown Hendersonville's wireless Internet service, which has been unreliable since the Main Street makeover moved electric lines underground, may get fixed.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

City wins $700,000 grant for greenway extension

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Runners, walkers and bike riders would be able to go from Jackson Park to the city's new Berkeley Park if the Hendersonville City Council moves ahead with a 1.4-mile extension of the Oklawaha Greenway.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | parks and recreation | Oklawaha Greenway

Hendersonville News

Berkeley Park pricetag $4.2 million

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday reviewed a master plan for development of Berkeley Park that would cost $4.2 million, including ball fields, a soccer complex, a new entrance, parking lots, picnic areas, a destination playground, memorial tree garden, amphitheater, walking trails, a dog park and a youth mountain bike area.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Berkeley Park

Hendersonville News

City issues permit for ICE office

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Hendersonville officials have issued a permit for an immigration enforcement office on Sixth  at Justice Street after the building's owners made changes to ensure that the office won't house suspected criminals.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | Hendersonville City Council | ICE office | Henderson County Sheriff's Department | zoning administrator Susan Frady

Hendersonville News

City invites public input on manager search

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An executive search team will gather input Tuesday from community leaders, city employees and the public as the consultants prepare to write a job description and advertise for a new Hendersonville city manager.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville City Manager Bo Ferguson

Hendersonville News

City Council wishes it were still 'Bo time'

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When headhunters guiding Hendersonville's search for a new city manager asked City Council members what qualities they wanted in the new city boss, the elected leaders kept mentioning the way Bo Ferguson did the job.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: The water smells funny

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A bad smell rose from the Hendersonville City Council's action last week to pull a resolution on the Asheville-Buncombe water war and it wasn't sewage.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Hendersonville City Council | utilities

Hendersonville Politics

Freeman seeks election to City Council

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Ralph Freeman has announced that he will seek election to a full term on the Hendersonville City Council in November.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | 2013 municipal elections | Ralph Freeman

Hendersonville News

City sees threat in regional water talk

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Henderson County legislators assured Hendersonville officials that legislation forcing a regional authority takeover of Asheville's city water system is not a threat to Hendersonville's water system, state Rep. Chuck McGrady said. The assurance has not convinced city officials that their system won't become part of a regional system.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Hendersonville City Council | regional water issues

Henderson County News

Collis announces campaign for third term

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Jeff Collis, a two-term council member and currently mayor pro tem, announced his plans to seek re-election to the Hendersonville City Council in November.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville City Councilman Jeff Collis | 2013 municipal elections

Hendersonville News

PARK GLANCE: Berkeley Park

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Henderson County News

Appeal for assault weapon ban fizzles

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A citizens' appeal to the Hendersonville City Council to outlaw the sale of assault weapons fizzled when the mayor and the city attorney said the state Legislature had granted local government no power to make such a law.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | school shootings

Hendersonville News

Exit interview: Bo Ferguson looks back

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One of Bo Ferguson's first challenges as Hendersonville's city manager involved the delicate question of moving graves.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Yes to mountains, no to abstract cascade, council says

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Downtown Hendersonville will get a mountain-themed fountain, but not a 24-foot abstract gateway sculpture, the City Council decided Thursday night as it struggled again with what the city manager described as the "horrific task" of choosing public art.   Read Story »

Tags: Art on Main | Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville News

Former Waynesville manager hired as interim chief here

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday appointed former Waynesville City Manager Lee Galloway interim city manager in Hendersonville to take over for the departing Bo Ferguson, who is leaving to become assistant city manager in Durham.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville city manager leaving for Durham post

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Hendersonville City Manager Bo Ferguson is resigning his job here to become deputy city manager of Durham, a career move he describes as a "once in a lifetime" opportunity.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville City Manager Bo Ferguson

Hendersonville Business

Fresh Market, Stein Mart to renovate and expand

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A year from now, shoppers may not recognize Southgate shopping center.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | retail | Southgate Shopping Center | south gateway

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City Council cuts the volume downtown

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Turn it down, Hendersonville City Council members ordered Thursday night.   Read Story »

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Council knows what it likes, sort of, in public art choices

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Hendersonville City Council members moved Thursday night from choosing the design of two prominent pieces of public art to designing the art themselves.   Read Story »

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City seeks members for advisory boards

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The city of Hendersonville is inviting residents to apply for seats on several boards and commissions that serve in an advisory position to the City Council. Members of the boards are appointed by the City Council.   Read Story »

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Though T's is gone, noise probe still on

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When Hendersonville City Council members meet at a downtown condo tonight to hear what nightclub noise sounds like, they will have to make their own.   Read Story »

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Main Street art models on web for comment

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Models of the proposed public art pieces at two prominent Main Street corners are now on the city's website for the public's viewing and comment.   Read Story »

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City Council delays public art decision

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Hendersonville City Council members did what elected leaders often do when faced with a decision that carries the risk of a big public blowback. They booted it.   Read Story »

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High-tech program empowers citizens

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Bob Horky, owner of Mill House Lodge in Flat Rock, knew he needed to call the city of Hendersonville to repair a broken sewer cleanout, but finding the time can be challenging when you're busy running an inn.   Read Story »

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Advisory panel picks public art finalists

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Downtown advisers have chosen finalists for two public art displays that will be part of the city's makeover of the 500 and 600 blocks of North Main Street.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Council again shoots down dog boarding downtown

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The Hendersonville City Council for the second time has turned down a dog groomer's request to open a doggie daycare and dog boarding facility downtown.   Read Story »

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City endorses Seventh Avenue shopping center road

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The Hendersonville City Council endorsed a connector from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Seventh Avenue that developers say could clear the way for a shopping center.   Read Story »

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New connector could clear way for Seventh Avenue shopping center

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Developers want the state DOT to approve a connector between Seventh Avenue East and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard so they can put a grocery store and one or more restaurants on the property that now contains two closed businesses.   Read Story »

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City to mow weedy yards

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The city of Hendersonville will mow overgrown property or clean up neglected property if the City Council approves the action.   Read Story »

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ICE landlord appeals permit denial

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The landlord for the Homeland Security Department has appealed the Hendersonville city zoning administrator's denial of an occupancy permit, sending the dispute to a Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing on Sept. 18.   Read Story »

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City demurs on chance to weigh in on Playhouse tax

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The Hendersonville City Council members, given the opportunity to take a position on the politically charged tourism tax for Flat Rock Playhouse, knew a third rail when they saw one. No thanks, they said, you guys go ahead.   Read Story »

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City set to grant voluntary annexation on Upward Road

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The city of Hendersonville is set to grant voluntary annexation for two parcels of land on Spartanburg Highway between Case Street and Old Spartanburg Highway across from Rex's gun shop and shooting range.   Read Story »

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City targets weedy yards

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The city of Hendersonville will mow yards and vacant lots and charge the cost to property owners if the City Council authorizes the work.   Read Story »

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THORNS & ROSES: Let's not stop the music

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Thorn — To the Hendersonville City Council, for traveling down a risky road that could set back impressive progress toward downtown vitality.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Boys & Girls Club | tourism | Hendersonville City Council | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Henderson County Commissioner Larry Young

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Council hears noise reduction ideas

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The Hendersonville City Council may act to muffle the noise at downtown nightclubs but it won't be able to make law that applies to existing businesses.   Read Story »

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City Council grants city a setback break

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The Hendersonville City Council granted the city an exception to setback requirements that govern where telecommunication towers can go.   Read Story »

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City PD assigns beat cop to downtown

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Hendersonville now has a fulltime downtown beat cop.   Read Story »

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City Council halves water bill increase

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The Hendersonville City Council voted to save water customers a little money, very little.   Read Story »

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City fire department steps up medical response

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The Hendersonville Fire Department has achieved certification to begin providing enhanced medical response services to the public, Fire Chief Dorian Flowers said.   Read Story »

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City to mow overgrown yards at owners' expense

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The city of Hendersonville is set to crack down on homes and property with tall grass and weeds.   Read Story »

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ICE permit applications vague on office use

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Permit applications submitted by a contractor give no details indicating the law enforcement and detention functions that would take place in an office next to a women's medical clinic and across from Pardee Hospital.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Sixth Avenue ICE office | Henderson County Sheriff Charlie McDonald

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 »

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City blocks ICE from opening intake office

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Local government and Pardee Hospital officials are stepping up efforts to block federal immigration officials from opening an intake facility across the road from the hospital and next to a women's medical office.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | Pardee Hospital | Hendersonville City Council

Flat Rock Business

Playhouse defends economic impact figures

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FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock Playhouse officials are defending the economic impact data they have been using in their appeal to local governments for funding in the upcoming budget year.   Read Story »

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City to measure water use from on high

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Drop that hose and back away. The eye in the sky is watching.   Read Story »

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City budget raises utility bills, adds $1 garbage fee

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Hendersonville residents would see a 5 percent water and sewer increase and a new $1 a month fee for garbage, recycling and leaf pickup under a proposed $26.5 million city budget that keeps the property tax level.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

City dives into noise issue

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Nightlife and noise go together. Nightlife noise and residential living don't.   Read Story »

Tags: downtown Hendersonville | Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville City Councilman Steve Caraker | Hendersonville City Councilman Jerry Smith

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Council says no to Prince St. closing

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Hendersonville City Council members on Thursday shot down a police department request to permanently close Prince Street leading to Hendersonville elementary and middle schools, saying that solution was too drastic given the magnitude of the problem.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Cypress Cellar wants to add sidewalk dining

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Cypress Cellar, the Cajun-style seafood restaurant in the lower level of the 300 block of Main Street, may be moving on up.   Read Story »

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Flags dress up new Gateway Park

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City officials and business leaders on Friday will cut the ribbon on the improvements to the 300-400 blocks of North Main Street and dedicate the city's new Gateway Park, which has a new patriotic spirit thanks to a local businessman.   Read Story »

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