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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Planning is broken in Henderson County

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The decision by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to reject the building of 900 single-family dwellings and townhomes on the Tap Root dairy property was only the latest episode to illuminate the sorry state of our growth management.   Read Story »

Tags: editorials | disruptive land uses

Henderson County Business

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Leaders strike a blow against mediocrity

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In praise of the joint medical education building and cancer center on the Pardee Hospital campus, an architect, the new tenants and county leaders used words like transformative (twice), state of the art (many times), legacy, once in a lifetime  and even "magic."   Read Story »

Tags: editorials | Wingate-Pardee-BRCC campus

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Elected leaders ignore farmers' biggest concern

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By most accounts, Henderson County's 2014 apple crop is high in quality and lower in quantity.     Read Story »

Tags: apple farming | editorials | Tree to Table 2014 apple series

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Tax incentives work

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners launched the new year with two important commitments that will lead to new jobs.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | editorials

Henderson County Opinion

Thorns & Roses: Political finesse, smoking ban, cheering for Duke

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A look by the Hendersonville Lightning at the good and bad:   Read Story »

Tags: County Manager Steve Wyatt | editorials | County Attorney Russ Burrell

Henderson County News

School Board drops Balfour name change

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The Henderson County School Board on Monday dropped the idea of renaming Balfour Education Center after former teachers and students and people devoted to local history objected to severing a community tie that goes back 130 years.School Board chairman Ervin Bazzle announced the decision Monday night.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Public Schools | Balfour | Balfour School | editorials

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Board should preserve tradition

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Kent Parent has done a lot of terrific things at Balfour School.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Public Schools | Henderson County School Board | editorials