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Gyms sue Cooper for right to open

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RALEIGH — Health clubs, gyms, spas, and karate studios have joined to file a lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order keeping their businesses closed during the covid-19 outbreak.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | covid-19 Cooper | coronavirus Cooper

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N.C. to enter phase 2 of reopening on Friday

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Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday that North Carolina will move into Safer At Home Phase 2 of lifting covid-19 restrictions at 5 p.m. Friday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | covid-19 Cooper | coronavirus Cooper

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Legislature to convene Monday, reopen building at 50% capacity

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North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore announced Thursday that the Legislature will reconvene in Raleigh on Monday and that the Legislative Building will reopen to the public at a maximum of 50 percent of fire code occupancy.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Legislature | coronavirus government | coronavirus Cooper

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County's next covid-19 update is next Wednesday

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Henderson County's weekly covid-19 update, usually held on Tuesday mornings, will be combined with the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20.   Read Story »

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School Board sends $30.8 million funding request to county

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The Henderson County School Board on Monday sent a $30,828,000 funding request to the Board of Commissioners — $3.6 million less than the current year's funding and one of the many signs of belt-tightening as local government bodies draft their 2020-21 budgets in the covid-19 economy.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | coronavirus government | 2020-21 local budgets

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Phase 1 of reopening starts Friday, Cooper says

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Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that the state would enter into phase 1 of his administration's plan to reopen the state's economy on Friday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | covid-19 Cooper

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Impatient with stay-at-home order, commissioners again seek local flexibility

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Henderson County commissioners on Monday called on Gov. Roy Cooper to give them the authority to implement their own economic reopening plan so that county residents may "pursue life, liberty and the fruits of their labor."   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | coronavirus government | covid-19 Cooper

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Send more money, commissioners tell legislators

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Henderson County will receive $2,160,413 in funding to pay for expenses associated with the coronavirus public health emergency, state Rep. Jake Johnson told the Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday night.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | coronavirus politics

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Coronavirus upends traditional campaigning

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Picnics, county fairs, and local festivals are out. Zoom meetings and email blasts are in.   Read Story »

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Asheville Four Seasons Politics

Edwards tacks Buncombe tourism aid onto statewide pandemic relief bill

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A covid-19 relief bill the Legislature approved unanimously on Saturday contains a $5 million boost for tourism-related businesses in Buncombe County.   Read Story »

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N.C. still needs trendline of new cases to drop

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Gov. Roy Cooper and Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen urged North Carolinians to continue to stay at home and said if new cases begin to decline the state could move into a phase 1 reopening next week.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | stay-home order

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Legislature starts work on Covid relief bills

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RALEIGH — Lawmakers converged on the legislative complex to begin work on coronavirus relief bills as a few hundred people gathered in downtown Raleigh to protest shutdown orders from Gov. Roy Cooper.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | COVID-19

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County has no new cases or deaths for two days

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Henderson County made a big upgrade in its coronavirus web page on Friday, adding greater detail on the numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths, a day-by-day timeline of cases and a breakdown of infections by age, race, gender and zip code.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | covid-19 assisted living centers

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Measures have helped county avoid hospital surge, AdventHealth leader says

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Henderson County has seen success limiting community spread of the coronavirus and preventing a surge of patients that would overwhelm its two hospitals, AdventHealth’s chief medical officer told community leaders Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | coronavirus government | COVID-19 Pardee

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Governor extends stay-home order through May 8

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Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday extended the statewide stay-at-home order through May 8 and announced a roadmap for easing restrictions and reopening the state's economy.   Read Story »

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Highland Lake Road project not among jettisoned NCDOT projects

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As people across North Carolina heed a statewide stay-home order to curb the spread of COVID-19, traffic volumes have plummeted, causing at least a $300 million budget shortfall for the N.C. Department of Transportation in the current fiscal year and an uncertain forecast for the next budget year.   Read Story »

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County, towns brace for sales tax blood bath

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Although local government budget-writers have no solid figures yet on sales tax revenue since the coronavirus shutdown, they know the drop will be steep.   Read Story »

Tags: 2019-20 local budgets | coronavirus government | 2020-21 local budgets

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Here are members of the post-Covid reopening panel

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A task force studying how to reopen the county for business when the coronavirus lockdown is modified or lifted goes to work on Monday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | coronavirus government

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Here's the letter county wrote seeking authority to reopen business

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Reflecting their constituents' anxiety about "extraordinarily gloomy employment futures" and "real fear over the likelihood of a slow and painful economic 'recovery' from which they will not personally recover," Henderson County commissioners asked Gov. Roy Cooper for the flexibility to begin reopening the local economy.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | coronavirus government | coronavirus unemployment

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Rep. Johnson endorses local authority to reopen business

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State Rep. Jake Johnson is endorsing requests by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners and other local government bodies for the authority to decide how to reopen businesses at the end of the month.   Read Story »

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Cooper outlines conditions needed for easing lockdown

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper wants people to think about reopening the economy as a light dimmer, not an on/off switch.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | coronavirus government | COVID-19

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Rural hospitals sound code blue on finances

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RALEIGH — Lawmakers shifted their focus away from the coronavirus surge for the first time during the Tuesday, April 14, meeting of the House Committee on COVID-19 Health Care Working Group.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical

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'We've got to get our people back to work,' Hawkins says

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Henderson County commissioners want to take the wheel on a plan to begin reopening the local economy.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | covid-19 assisted living centers

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County's Covid-19 case at 106, with 11 deaths

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The death toll from the Covid-19 virus reached eight in Henderson County and the county had a total of 99 confirmed cases, the Public Health Department said.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | COVID-19 fatalities

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Here's how to report price gouging

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Law enforcement agencies have received numerous questions regarding price gouging over the past couple of weeks.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | COVID-19 law enforcement | price gouging

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Small businesses frustrated at rollout of SBA loan program

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The owners of North Carolina’s nearly 900,000 small businesses received conflicting messages over the past week about the SBA Paycheck Protection Program, the new federal program designed to help cover payroll and other expenses during the new coronavirus pandemic, Carolina Public Press reports.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | coronavirus government | corona PPP

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Cooper tightens rules for shopping, nursing homes

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In further efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday issued stronger social distancing requirements at retail stores and mandatory guidelines for nursing homes. The order also makes it easier for employers to file unemployment claims for batches of employees at one time.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Legislative leaders endorse vehicle inspection delay

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Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore support a call from Gov. Roy Cooper to extend vehicle inspection deadlines while North Carolinians remain under a stay-home order.   Read Story »

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Recession near if not already here, lawmakers are told

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RALEIGH — A recession is coming, if it’s not already here, the state budget director at the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management told lawmakers in a meeting of the House Select Committee on COVID-19.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | coronavirus government

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'It's absolute hunker-down time' as Covid peak nears

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Henderson County commissioners, emergency management and public health leaders and county administrators answered Covid-19 questions in a live stream on Tuesday. Here’s the Q&A. Commissioners Rebecca McCall and Bill Lapsley, County Manager Steve Wyatt, Public Health Director Steve Smith, Emergency Services Director Jimmy Brissie and Advent Health CEO Jimm Bunch answered questions the public had emailed in. Here’s the Q&A:   Read Story »

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Legislative leaders, NCPA issue statement on electronic meetings

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Senate leader Phil Berger and the North Carolina Press Association have issued a joint statement on how local government bodies can continue to meet under a statewide emergency order that requires social distancing and bans assemblies of more than 10 people.   Read Story »

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Cases are climbing 'because we've been looking,' public health director says

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Public health officials and a top infectious disease doctor fielded questions on Monday about providers' coronavirus response, one day after the health department confirmed 23 new Covid-19 cases at an assisted living center in Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | covid-19 assisted living centers | Cherry Springs Village

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County will stream updates beginning Tuesday

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Henderson County will stream live updates to county citizens on the COVID-19 situation beginning next Tuesday.   Read Story »

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Guests from hot zones must quarantine, county says

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Aiming to prevent the import of the coronavirus into the county from hot spots around the country, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners is restricting the lodging industry’s ability to rent rooms.   Read Story »

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National association touts Henderson County's COVID-19 response

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Henderson County's quick effort to set up a free remote COVID-19 screening site was profiled in County News, the website of the National Association of Counties.   Read Story »

Tags: County Manager Steve Wyatt | coronavirus government | COVID-19

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First checks for coronavirus job loss go out this week

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The first payments for unemployment claims related to coronavirus will begin going out this week, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Sunday.   Read Story »

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Cooper issues statewide stay-at-home order

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Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday issued a statewide stay-at-home order, effective 5 p.m. Monday.   Read Story »

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COUNTY ADOPTS STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

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Henderson County commissioners on Friday adopted a stay-at-home order in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 and spare health care providers a potentially overwhelming wave of patients.   Read Story »

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'We've got to stop horrible emergency,' Hawkins says

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Board of Commissioners Chairman Grady Hawkins is bringing a sense of urgency to an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss possible modifications to the coronavirus emergency declaration the county issued on March 14.   Read Story »

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County calls special meeting to consider modifying emergency order

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners has called a special meeting for 10 a.m. Friday to consider modification of the county's emergency declaration and special procedures for electronic meetings.   Read Story »

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Schools distribute hard-copy lesson plans Monday; spring break intact

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With schools remaining closed for in-person instruction until at least May 15, the Henderson County school system on Tuesday advised students and parents how to pick up lesson plans, announced updated Meals on the Bus stops and announced that spring break would remain April 13-17.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus | coronavirus schools | coronavirus government

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Cooper seeks federal disaster declaration

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Gov. Roy Cooper has requested a major disaster declaration for the state of North Carolina due to the continuing impacts of COVID-19 on North Carolina.   Read Story »

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McGrady, Johnson appointed to COVID-19 committees

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State Reps. Chuck McGrady and Jake Johnson have been appointed to special committees to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.   Read Story »

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City, county further restrict in-person visits

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Hendersonville and Henderson County further tightened access Tuesday in ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.   Read Story »

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