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Henderson County Business

Career Construction Day connects contractors, job seekers

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FLETCHER — Construction Career Day on Wednesday at the WNC Agricultural Center’s McGough Arena, Fanning Bridge Road, will highlight local career opportunities available in the sector.   Read Story »

Tags: construction

Henderson County News

Mills River boots budget-busting ballfield bids

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MILLS RIVER — Little Leaguers and other kids and adults will have to wait another year before they can play ball at the Mills River Town Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River Town Park | construction | Mills River Town Council

Henderson County Business

Health sciences site will soon 'look like an ant farm'

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Starting a yearlong sprint to complete the $32 million Health Sciences Building, construction workers will swarm the work site on Sixth Avenue at North Oak Street.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | construction | Wingate-Pardee-BRCC campus

Henderson County News

Construction value rises

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The value of construction rose by 11 percent through the first eight months of the year despite a fall in the number permits issued for new residential units, the Henderson County Inspections Office said.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | economy | construction

Henderson County Business

Remodeling work outpaces new construction

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Residential and commercial construction in the first quarter of 2014 came in under the first quarter of 2013 while the overall construction value, boosted by a surge in home remodeling work, ticked up by 5.2 percent, the Henderson County Building Inspections Department said.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | construction

Henderson County News

Courthouse renovation bids come in 25% over budget

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Henderson County officials sent an architect and contractor back to the drawing board after bids for work on the Grove Street courthouse came in 25-30 percent higher than projections.   Read Story »

Tags: construction | local government borrowing | Henderson County Board of Commissioners

Flat Rock Business

Buyer wants to resurrect Braewood plan

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FLAT ROCK — A Fletcher developer who bought the 88-acre Braewood property in a foreclosure sale this month said he would like to resurrect a site plan that called for a 121-home residential development on West Blue Ridge Road next to the Mill House Lodge.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | Flat Rock Village Council | construction | Braewood

Henderson County Business

Housing construction up 29% in 2013

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The value of new residential construction is up 29 percent so far in 2013 while commercial building is running behind last year's level, Henderson County building inspections records show.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | economy | economic development | construction

Henderson County Business

Commercial building boosts construction industry

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New commercial projects pushed the overall value of construction permits to a 46 percent gain for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2012, county building permit records show.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | Cooper Construction Co. | construction

Henderson County Business

Building ramps up in county

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Building activity in Henderson County has ramped up across the board over the past eight months.   Read Story »

Tags: construction | Development

Henderson County Business

YEAR IN REVIEW: Booze becomes big business

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The biggest business news of the year could be summed up in a word that local leaders would not have associated with economic growth 30 years ago: alcohol.   Read Story »

Tags: business | Sierra Nevada | Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | retail | Burntshirt Vineyards | Southgate Shopping Center | construction