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Henderson County News

Landfill fire prompts warning about tossing hazardous materials in garbage

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After a fire broke out at the Henderson County Transfer Station late Thursday night, the county's environmental programs coordinator is warning residents not to throw hazardous or combustible materials into the household garbage.   Read Story »

Tags: environment | hazardous waste | fire

Henderson County Business

Sierra Nevada wins platinum for environmental design

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MILLS RIVER — Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Mills River plant has become the only U.S. production brewery to earn a Platinum designation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a recognition of the site's commitment to environmental sustainability, recycling, water quality and clean air.   Read Story »

Tags: Sierra Nevada | environment

Henderson County News

Playhouse to fix air quality problem in old buildings

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The Flat Rock Playhouse is temporarily shutting down its oldest buildings for cleanup and repairs after an environmental assessment found poor air quality in them, the theater announced on Tuesday.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | environment | air quality

Henderson County News

Nonprofit formerly known as ECO names director

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The newly merged alliance of environmental organizations has named a director of the Hendersonville office.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment | Environmental & Conservation Organization | native flora | native fauna

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 News

ECO names interim director

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Mary Jo Padgett, a co-founder and past executive director of ECO, has been hired as interim executive director of the organization.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment

Hendersonville News

Environmental groups may merge

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ECO, the Hendersonville-based conservation advocacy organization, is considering a merger with the Western Carolina Alliance, an Asheville-based organization with a similar mission.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment | Environmental & Conservation Organization

Henderson County News

Volunteers recycle blue bins for schools to use

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Volunteers with two conservation groups finished delivering 584 blue bins to 21 Henderson County schools this week, recycling the unneeded plastic boxes for ... recycling.     Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment

Henderson County News

Apodaca 'dead serious' about killing coal ash ponds

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State Sen. Tom Apodca has turned into one of the strongest voices in his party calling for immediate action to eliminate the threat of coal ash ponds to North Carolina rivers.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | environment | water quality | water issues | 2014 state Senate race

Hendersonville News

After spill, Apodaca seeks report on coal ash ponds

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After a coal ash spill into the Dan River posed a threat to drinking water supplies, state Sen. Tom Apodaca asked a joint environmental committee to look into all coal ash ponds in the state.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | environment | water quality | water issues

Henderson County Business

ECO sets forum on environmental 'rollback'

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ECO, Environmental and Conservation Organization, will host a public forum on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 at the City Operations Center to focus on what it described as a rollback of environmental protections in North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Legislature | ECO | environment | Environmental & Conservation Organization

Henderson County News

DuPont to log 46 acres at Guion Farm

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CEDAR MOUNTAIN — DuPont State Recreational Forest will conduct a timber harvest on 46 acres at Guion Farm starting around Nov. 1, the N.C. Agriculture Department said.   Read Story »

Tags: environment | DuPont State Forest | native flora | logging

Henderson County News

Big Sweep river cleanup takes place Saturday

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The Environmental and Conservation Organization of Hendersonville, Asheville GreenWorks, RiverLink and the Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA) will hold a multi-county stream cleanup event in conjunction with NC Big Sweep on Saturday, Sept. 21. It's the first time the environmental organizations have joined together to make a regional event.   Read Story »

Tags: environment | Environmental & Conservation Organization | water quality | water issues | French Broad River

Henderson County News

Volks, breweries honored as 'Friends of the River'

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The Land-of-Sky Regional Council presented "Friends of the River" Awards during the 36th annual "Friends of the River" Dinner in Asheville.   Read Story »

Tags: Sierra Nevada | environment | water quality | water issues | breweries | French Broad River | Barbara Volk | Dr. Jim Volk

Henderson County News

Volunteers serve for Earth Stewardship Day

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More 160 volunteers came together to complete seven environmental service projects across Henderson County for the Environmental and Conservation Organization's second annual Earth Stewardship Day on April 27.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | environment

Henderson County News

Land of Sky seeks Friend of River nominations

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Land-of-Sky Regional Council is currently seeking nominations for the 36th Annual Friends of the River awards.   Read Story »

Tags: environment | Lake of Sky Regional Council | French Broad River

Henderson County News

Report: Barnwell family conserves more Bearwallow Mountain land

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The Barnwell family has conserved an additional 84 acres on Bearwallow Mountain, the Citizen-Times reports.     Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | environment | Bearwallow Mountain

Hendersonville News

'Carrotmob' set to green up Jonga Java

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The Environmental & Conservation Organization is organizing Hendersonville's first Carrotmob at Jongo Java at 117 S. Main St. on Thursday, Nov. 15, from noon to 7 p.m.   Read Story »

Tags: environment | Environmental & Conservation Organization

Henderson County Business

County authorizes grading, roads at Seven Falls

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ETOWAH — The Henderson County Board of Commissioners, cast in a caretaker role for the failed Seven Falls development, has authorized engineers to move ahead with roads and utility lines on the scarred land.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | ECO | Seven Falls | Keith Vinson | environment