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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Coal ash bill puts local delegation in spotlight

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RALEIGH —Arranging a meeting on the high-profile coal ash legislation, state Sen. Tom Apodaca made sure he had his attorney, Julie Bradburn, in the room.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | environment | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | coal ash

Henderson County Politics

McGrady promises focus on teacher pay

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady joined a growing list of incumbents calling for higher teacher pay as he announced his intention to seek a third term in state House.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | 2014 election | 2014 state House District 117 election

Henderson County Politics

Voicing public school support, Edwards challenges McGrady

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A retired law officer who says the North Carolina Legislature handed out $50 million in private school vouchers while cutting classroom teaching assistants, the State Highway Patrol and other services, is running for the Republican nomination for the state House seat held by Rep. Chuck McGrady.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Legislature | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | 2014 election

Henderson County Politics

McGrady gets legislative oversight posts

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady has been appointed to committees that will provide oversight of education, environment, transportation and workforce development issues and may introduce legislation on those topics when the Legislature reconvenes in 2014.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Legislature | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | transportation

North Carolina Politics

McGrady, Whitmire support autism coverage bill

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Two members of Henderson County's legislative delegation were critical in support of a bill that would require employer-based insurance plans to cover treatment for patients with autism disorders.   Read Story »

Tags: health care | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | NC Rep. Chris Whitmire

North Carolina Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Repealing the right to know

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The North Carolina Legislature continues its assault on the people's right to know, consumer protection and newspapers' role in broadly reaching a community audience.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Legislature | Hendersonville Lightning | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady

Henderson County News

Legislators file bill to merge water-sewer utilities

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Hendersonville Republican Chuck McGrady on Friday joined two Asheville legislators in filing a bill that would dramatically change the control of water and sewer service in Buncombe and parts of Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | NC Rep. Tim Moffitt

Henderson County Politics

County GOP celebrates unprecedented gains; elects Riddle chair

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Henderson County Republicans celebrated the party's unprecedented gains of 2012, vowed to build on that success by turning out U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan next year and had fun at the expensed of the vanquished Democrats during their annual convention and Lincoln-Reagan luncheon on Saturday at the Chariot.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | Henderson County Republican Party | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | NC Rep. Chris Whitmire

Henderson County Politics

McGrady named 'County Caucus' chair

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady, who served one and a half terms as a Henderson County commissioner, has been named chair of the newly created County Caucus by legislative leaders.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Legislature | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady

Henderson County News

McGrady files bill to curb land condemnation

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady introduced legislation to amend the North Carolina Constitution to limit government's use of eminent domain to take private property.   Read Story »

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North Carolina Politics

McGrady to help shape state schools budget

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady has won a key role in state budget making for schools.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | NC Legislature | NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | NC Rep. Chris Whitmire