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Barbara Garrison, migrant health pioneer, dies at age 90

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Barbara Joretta Hill Garrison, a family nurse practitioner who founded Henderson County’s first health clinic to serve migrant farmworkers and worked for more than three decades in community health, died Sunday, Aug. 7, at age 90.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Community Health Services | farm labor | migrant workers | Garrison property | Garrison Industrial Park

Dana Business

Latino population expands footprint and economic clout across the county

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FIRST IN A SERIES The greater Latino community is growing, evolving and poised to be a key population sector in Henderson County’s future. Guest Editor Matt Matteson — better known to Lightning readers as Ask Matt — spent months researching, reporting, interviewing Latino residents, Latino advocates and others for this in-depth a look at the cultural, economic and labor-market influence of a growing community.   Read Story »

Tags: Latinos | migrant workers

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

YouTube video on Trump visit sets off social media firestorm

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Social media has been blowing up this week after a Hendersonville physician posted a YouTube video that ripped President Trump’s visit to a Mills River farm and suggested that migrant farmworkers, not the "captains of agribusiness," do the work that feeds America.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Scott Donaldson | farm labor | migrant workers

Henderson County News

Supporters of 287g urge county to keep ICE partnership

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Tags: immigration | 287g | migrant workers