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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

GOOD JOB!/NEEDS WORK: Morehead winner, water wars, hazard pay

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Tags: editorials | Morehead scholars | water wars | Good job! Needs work ...

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners again reject funding SROs at schools in city

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Henderson County Commissioner Bill Lapsley's effort to cover the cost of School Resource Officers at four county schools in the Hendersonville city limits failed for a third time Monday night.   Read Story »

Tags: SROs | water wars

Henderson County News

City, Laurel Park poised to OK water merger on Friday

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Elected leaders of Laurel Park and Hendersonville will hold a joint meeting at 3 p.m. Friday to discuss the conveyance of the Laurel Park water system to the city of Hendersonville and potentially culminate years of talk about a water system merger by adopting resolutions authorizing the change. The city says the merger would mean lower water bills for Laurel Park customers.   Read Story »

Tags: water issues | Laurel Park Town Council | water system | Hendersonville water system | water wars

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Lightning Editorial: Work together ... and see what can happen

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The vote to allow tax incentives to attract the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., the five-party agreement to build the health sciences building and cancer center on the Pardee Hospital campus, and the final vote — after years of conflict and rancor — to fund the Hendersonville High School construction-renovation plan come to mind as milestones of smart decision-making that produce long-ranging benefits.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | 2017 water war | water wars | manufacturing | Garrison property

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: In escalating water war, county takes the economy hostage

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The de facto moratorium that Henderson County commissioners have imposed on developments needing city water is only serving to threaten economic growth, damage property rights and undermine the spirit of cooperation needed for sensible long-range planning of utilities.   Read Story »

Tags: 2017 water war | water wars

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City amends water extension policy amid conflict with county

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The Hendersonville City Council voted on Thursday to update a 1997 Water Extension Policy as part of an ongoing conflict with the Henderson County Board of Commissioners over water rates.   Read Story »

Tags: hendersonville | Henderson County | politics | water issues | Henderson County Board of Commissioners | Horse Shoe Farm | Zoning | water wars

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City, county remain at odds over water extensions

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The Hendersonville City Council and Henderson County Board of Commissioners appear to be hardening their positions in the newly revived water war.   Read Story »

Tags: 2017 water war | water wars

East Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: restaurants | 2017 water war | water wars | East Flat Rock asphalt plant

Dana Business

Developer plans 29-home subdivision in Dana

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A developer is seeking approval from Henderson County to build 29 single-family homes on a 29-acre tract of land in Dana.   Read Story »

Tags: 2017 water war | home construction | housing starts | water wars

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City, county trade shots over water extensions

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By blocking a water line extension for a vacation cabin development in Horse Shoe, Henderson County commissioners may have reignited the water war with the city of Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: water issues | 2017 water war | water wars | Water & Sewer Advisory Council

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Tags: 2017 water war | Big Yellow Taxi caucus | water wars | Ryan Hendrix

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County vote that blocked water line extension 'shortsighted,' city says

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Responding to the decision by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to block a city water line extension for a vacation cabin development in Horse Shoe, the city of Hendersonville expressed disappointment and defended its actions to reduce water rates outside the city limits and its attempts to work with commissioners on a countywide utility plan.   Read Story »

Tags: 2017 water war | water wars | Water & Sewer Advisory Council

Henderson County News

County blocks city waterline extension, jeopardizing development

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In a decision that could have far-reaching consequences for new development, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to block a request from the city of Hendersonville to extend water to Horse Shoe Farm.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

City has no plans to annex Halfway Tree

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The city of Hendersonville has no plans to annex the Halfway Tree Mobile Home Park as a condition of sewer extension and it couldn't if it wanted to.   Read Story »

Tags: water issues | 2017 water war | water wars