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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: What to watch in 2019

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Elections in the cities, development in downtown Hendersonville, the next steps in the pursuit of high-speed internet service, the new sheriff’s policy changes and popular uprisings against road improvements and development highlight the forecast for 2019.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Laurel Park | 2019 elections

Henderson County News

What roads will be repaved in Laurel Park?

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Henderson County Business

Young entrepreneur crusades 
for low-cost college alternative

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Grayson Marshall, a fresh-faced 21-year-old with brown eyes and a thick shock of dark hair, believes student debt is a national crisis —an avoidable one at that.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | college preparatory | Western Carolina University | Grayson Marshall

Henderson County News

Fence case ends suddenly when applicant walks out

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Tags: Laurel Park | disruptive land uses

Henderson County Business

Senior apartments, round 2, off to rocky start

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LAUREL PARK — Nine months year after the Hendersonville City Council shot down its request for senior apartments on U.S. 64, a developer is shopping the idea in Laurel Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | real estate | U.S. 64 improvements

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 News

Details emerge on Jump Off Rock suicide

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Henderson County News

Laurel Park may sell water system to Hendersonville

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LAUREL PARK — The Laurel Park Town Council is moving ahead with the idea of selling its water system to the city of Hendersonville, which a report said would save Laurel Park ratepayers money.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | water issues | Laurel Park Town Manager Alison Melnikova | Alison Alexander

Henderson County News

Ask Matt ... what's going up on Fifth Avenue West?

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Henderson County News

Laurel Park sets drop-ins on U.S. 64, greenway studies

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LAUREL PARK — Laurel Park has scheduled separate drop-in meetings next week to hear feedback on its corridor and greenway studies.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | greenways | roundabouts

Henderson County Business

Developer plans cottages on 90-acre site on U.S. 64

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LAUREL PARK — An Ohio developer that has built homes and apartments in the Carolinas has plans for 56 two-bedroom cottages on a 90-acre piece of land across from Hunters Crossing on U.S. 64.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | Laurel Park | Laurel Park Town Council

Henderson County News

Laurel Park eyes growth along U.S. 64

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Tags: Laurel Park | land-use planning

Henderson County News

Laurel Park making gains against water loss

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LAUREL PARK — Laurel Park officials plan to redouble efforts to detect leaks and replace bad pipes and valves and old meters in the aftermath of a water loss rate of just under 30 percent last year.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | water quality | water issues

Henderson County News

Watchdog warns Laurel Park on water fund

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LAUREL PARK — The Laurel Park Town Board adopted a plan to make up a shortfall in its water system revenue after the state’s local government watchdog warned the town that its water fund was running a deficit.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | local government budgets

Henderson County News

Laurel Park Council awards park contract

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The Laurel Park town council awarded a $94,500 contract on Tuesday to Revis Grading of Zirconia for work to complete phase II of the Rhododendron Lake Nature Park project.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Laurel Park clears way for breweries

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LAUREL PARK — Laurel Park could be the next place where craft beer fans can quaff a local brew.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Family sets service for Chief Fisher

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The family of retired Laurel Park Police Chief Don Fisher has set a Life Celebration at Mud Creek Baptist Church on Thursday. Open visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. with a service beginning at 6 p.m. All are invited and welcome to attend.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | news obituaries

Henderson County News

Former Laurel Park police chief dies at age 55

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Don Fisher, the former Laurel Park police chief who had also served as an officer for the Hendersonville police department and Henderson County sheriff’s department, died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday, Laurel Park town officials and friends of Fisher said. He was 55.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Laurel Park sets hearing on 4-cent tax increase

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LAUREL PARK — Laurel Park residents will see their combined town and fire tax rate rise by 4 cents if Town Council adopts the $2.46 million budget it reviewed on Tuesday.   Read Story »

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Laurel Park News

Laurel Park wins grant for Rhododendron Lake work

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LAUREL PARK — The Town of Laurel Park has received a $63,550 grant to improve Rhododendron Lake Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | Rhododendron Lake Park | parks and recreation

Laurel Park News

Hebron closed for paving July 21-22

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LAUREL PARK — Hebron Road will be closed to through traffic from Laurel Park Highway at the water tanks to Laurel Park Highway at Timber Creek on Monday, July 21, and Tuesday, July 22.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | road construction | roads

Laurel Park Business

Sidewalk art show continues Saturday in Laurel Park

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Twenty-one artists are displaying their work in the 9th annual Laurel Park Village Sidewalk Art Show Friday and Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | retail

Laurel Park Life

Jump Off Rock event should be sunny

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The Laurel Park Civic Association hosts the fifth annual Bluegrass & BBQ event at Jump Off Rock on Saturday with barbecue dinners by Pit Boss Barbecue and music by Appalachian Fire, the Rocky Flats Bluegrass Band and Bobby and the Bluegrass Tradition.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | Laurel Park Civic Association | Jump Off Rock

Henderson County News

Transitions: Towns welcome new leaders

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In the halls of government across Henderson County, 2013 was a year of transition.   Read Story »

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Laurel Park News

Laurel Park thanks Ball, welcomes Melnikova

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LAUREL PARK — Lee Galloway recalled Alison Melnikova's arrival at Waynesville City Hall as a young college intern. She had a gift for government management that he began to cultivate from the start.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | Laurel Park Town Manager Jim Ball | Laurel Park Town Manager Alison Melnikova

Laurel Park Politics

Laurel Park candidates spar over park cost

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LAUREL PARK — Laurel Park Town Council candidates debated the cost of the new Lake Rhododendron Park, spiraling health insurance costs and the importance of training a new town manager during a candidates forum Tuesday night at First Congregational Church.     Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | Rhododendron Lake Park | Laurel Park Town Council

Laurel Park Politics

League sets Laurel Park candidates forum

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The League of Women Voters of Henderson County will sponsor a candidate forum for the Laurel Park Town Council election at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the First Congregational Church.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | Laurel Park Town Council member Dona Mennella | Laurel Park Town Council | Laurel Park Town Council member Paul Hansen

Laurel Park News

New manager looks foward to Laurel Park job

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LAUREL PARK — The new town manager of Laurel Park says she looks forward to working for a town "filled with people that want to be there and want it to be a nice place to live."   Read Story »

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Laurel Park Life

FallFest set for Jump Off Rock

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The Laurel Park Civic Association is sponsoring its second annual FallFest Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Historic Jump Off Rock.   Read Story »

Tags: Festivals | Laurel Park | Laurel Park Civic Association | Jump Off Rock

Laurel Park News

No new taxes budget in Laurel Park raises water bills by 2.5%

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LAUREL PARK — The Laurel Park Town Council adopted a $2.15 million no-new-taxes budget for 2013-14 on Tuesday with a warning that pending legislation in Raleigh could raise costs or trim projected town revenue.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | local budgets | Laurel Park Town Manager Jim Ball

Laurel Park News

Laurel Park gets stack of applications for manager's job

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LAUREL PARK — A search committee for a new Laurel Park town manager has narrowed the candidate pool but not yet settled on semifinalists.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | Laurel Park Town Council member Rich Cooke | Laurel Park Town Council member Dona Mennella | Laurel Park Town Manager Jim Ball

Laurel Park News

BBQ & Bluegrass back on Saturday at Jump Off Rock

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LAUREL PARK — The popular BBQ & Bluegrass at Jump Off Rock takes place this weekend with bluegrass and old-time music by Junction 280 and the Rocky Flats Bluegrass Band and Pit Boss serving barbecue.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | Laurel Park Civic Association | Jump Off Rock

Laurel Park News

PARK GLANCE: Rhododendron Lake Park

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Laurel Park News

Laurel Park group pitches alternative park plan

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LAUREL PARK — Plans for a new town green space are turning out to be no stroll in the park.   Read Story »

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Laurel Park News

Laurel Park inches ahead on park plans

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LAUREL PARK — Laurel Park town officials are moving ahead with plans for new walking trails and other improvements at Rhododendron Lake Park despite their concerns that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requirements are overly restrictive.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | Rhododendron Lake Park | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | parks and recreation