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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'Stay safe and God bless,' sheriff says as he signs off

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Sheriff honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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Sheriff Charlie McDonald didn’t know why he had been called to the Board of Commissioners meeting in the Historic Courthouse on Monday night but admitted that he “smelled a rat.”   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | 2018 sheriff election | Order of the Long Leak Pine | Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Fired combat veteran sues McDonald, alleging discrimination

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A former sheriff’s deputy and combat veteran has filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Charlie McDonald claiming that the sheriff improperly fired him for symptoms arising from service-related hearing loss and PTSD.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | Charlie McDonald | 2018 sheriff election

Henderson County News

38 graduate from 21st Sheriff's Citizens Academy

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Thirty-eight county residents graduated from the 21st class of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy during a commencement dinner. Thursday night at the Cedars.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | sheriff office

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: We still don't get the $20M training center

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If the Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Charlie McDonald are now having to scramble to describe what the $20 million law enforcement center is not, they’ve got a problem.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | sheriff | law enforcement training center | 2018 sheriff election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'Phew! What a firestorm,' McDonald says of fuss over protest remarks

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Sheriff Charlie McDonald is not reaching for a broom to sweep away the controversy over his remarks about protests.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Bungling burglar meets armed homeowner

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Joe King knew something wasn’t right when he arrived home after dark on a Friday night to find a strange pickup truck in his driveway.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | sheriff

Henderson County News

COMMISSIONERS SHOOT DOWN FIRING RANGE

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Henderson County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to kill a proposed Green River firing range, a stunning turn of events that abruptly pulled the plug on the plan by Sheriff Charlie McDonald to create a training center for law officers and rescue personnel.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | 2015 land-use issues

Henderson County News

Sheriff seeks feedback on services

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The Henderson County Sheriff's Office in partnership with Western Carolina University is mailing a community survey to 4,500 random addresses in Henderson County over the next few weeks, Sheriff Charles McDonald announced.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | 2014 sheriff election

Henderson County Politics

McDonald to kick off campaign Thursday

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The Committee to Elect Sheriff Charlie McDonald will formally kick off McDonald's election campaign at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Mountain Lodge, 42 McMurray Road.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Facing 15 new charges, school officer jailed under $1.35 million bond

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A former school resource officer who faces charges of having sex with a 16-year-old student was charged on Thursday with 15 more counts, the Henderson County Sheriff's Department said. Having bonded out on Saturday, he was jailed again on Thursday night, this time under a $1.35 million bond.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | Deputy Daniel Lindsey | school resource officers

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Sheriff's job fair attracts new candidates

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Adam Merrill finished a tour of the Henderson County's Sheriff's Department and headed out to meet his wife and children, hopeful that the steel-barred warren of the Grove Street complex might be his next workplace and the start of a stable career. He applied for a job as a detention officer.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Politics

Fletcher chief Summey becomes 5th sheriff's candidate

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Erik B. Summey, a former Henderson County sheriff's deputy and current Fletcher police chief, on Tuesday became the third Republican to announce plans to challenge incumbent Sheriff Charlie McDonald, who is also a Republican.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | 2014 election | 2014 sheriff election | Erik Summey

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Sheriff names new chief deputy

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Sheriff Charlie McDonald promoted Maj. Frank Stout to chief deputy after the retirement of Rodney Raines earlier this month.   Read Story »

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Briefcase bomb scare prompts review

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  The briefcase bomb scare has caused the Henderson County Sheriff's Department to review the process at the security check at the Courthouse entrance.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | Grove Street Courthouse

Henderson County Politics

Former deputy files for sheriff

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A former Henderson County sheriff's deputy has filed papers to run for the Republican nomination for sheriff.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Politics

McDonald announces run for sheriff

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Henderson County Sheriff Charles McDonald made it official today. He will seek election to the position he earned by appointment in February 2012 following the resignation of Sheriff Rick Davis.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Local couple charged in Mills River burglary

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MILLS RIVER — Henderson County sheriff's deputies has charged a local couple with breaking into a Mills River home and stealing a pillowcase full of valuables.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | crime | sheriff's directed enforcement unit

Henderson County Politics

LIGHTNING Q&A: McDonald poised to run as reformer

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As Sheriff Charlie McDonald lays the groundwork for his first political campaign, he's looking back on a year of morale repair in the aftermath of the scandal that led to the resignation of Rick Davis in 2011.   Read Story »

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McDonald tells Asheville paper he supports gun rights

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Henderson County Sheriff Charlie McDonald won't be joining the small but persistent faction asking local government boards to crack down on gun sales.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

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

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

Henderson County News

State drops rape charge

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Charges were dropped against a 29-year-old Hendersonville man arrested in June 2013 on first-degree rape charges.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | crime