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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Good Friday storm swamps city

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First responders rescued motorists trapped in high water, roads were closed at the usual flooding spots, forecasters issued a flash flood warning and power crews worked to get the lights back on as a Good Friday storm swamped Henderson County and the southern mountains.   Read Story »

Tags: floods | winter 2018-19 | 2019 apple crop

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Good Friday storm causes widespread flooding

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First responders rescued motorists trapped in high water, roads were closed at the usual flooding spots, forecasters issued a flash flood warning and power crews worked to get the lights back on as a Good Friday storm swamped Henderson County and the southern mountains.   Read Story »

Tags: Duke Energy | winter 2018-19 | 2019 apple crop

Henderson County News

County under tornado watch as storm knocks out power to 4,030 customers

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The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch until 8 o'clock Sunday night and warned of high winds from a strong storm moving through the state. The tornado watch covered 49 counties in the mountains and Piedmont; a tornado warning in southeastern Burke County was in effect until 4 p.m.   Read Story »

Tags: winter 2018-19 | tornado | thunderstorms

Henderson County News

Record rainfall, hurricanes, mud delay new Edneyville school opening

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Two hurricanes, record rainfall and months of deep mud in 2018 delayed work at the new Edneyville Elementary School, pushing the opening from mid-August to mid-November and move-in to either the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners learned Monday night.   Read Story »

Tags: Edneyville Elementary School | winter 2018-19 | 2019-20 county budget

Henderson County News

Sandburg home closed as freezing rain is forecast

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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site closed at noon on Tuesday as snow began falling.   Read Story »

Tags: winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

School system sets makeup days

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Tags: snowstorms | winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

Schools closed, 'tremendous amount of wrecks' on dangerous black ice

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Black ice made roads treacherous, closed schools and caused "a tremendous amount of wrecks" throughout Henderson County early Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: winter 2018-19 | ice storms

Henderson County News

Power outages climb but Duke projects restoration today

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A windstorm knocked out power to more than 1,600 homes and businesses in Henderson County on Sunday and wind gusts as high as 50 mph could continue to batter the area through Monday morning.   Read Story »

Tags: windstorm | winter 2018-19 | ice storms

Henderson County News

Most homes have power back; 1,000 still in the dark

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More than 6,000 Duke Energy customers remained without power on Monday morning, with the largest outages caused by the weekend ice storm in the Kanuga, Tuxedo and Spartan Heights areas, officials said. Utility crews got the power back on to 14,000 homes and businesses on Sunday, when there was a high of 20,800 outages at noon, and with reinforcements on the ground today officials expect substantial progress getting 6,138 customers back up. By nightfall, the number of outages was down to 1,011.   Read Story »

Tags: snowstorms | winter | winter 2018-19 | ice storms

Henderson County News

Half-foot of rain closes roads, threatens homes, pushes total to record

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Tags: floods | winter 2018-19 | climate change

Henderson County News

The Top 10 (10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5): Emergency HQ, big snow, Publix, 7th Avenue

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Tags: Historic Seventh Avenue District | Publix | winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

So how does Duke go about restoring power?

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It starts with the forecast.   Read Story »

Tags: Duke Energy | snowstorms | winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

SCHOOLS CLOSED WEDNESDAY

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Schools are closed again Wednesday as secondary roads have yet to be cleared and black ice is probable after refreezing overnight.   Read Story »

Tags: snowstorms | 2018 weather | winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

Send new times for postponed events to us by noon Monday

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Organizations called off or postponed plenty of events this weekend because of the big snow. If your organization is rescheduling the event let us know by noon Monday so we can include it in this week's issue. Send the announcement to news@hendersonvillelightning.com.   Read Story »

Tags: snowstorms | winter 2018-19

Flat Rock News

NCDOT: Hundreds of downed trees impede travel

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Tags: snowstorms | winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED AGAIN; COUNTY GOV'T OFFICE DELAY OPENING

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Tags: snowstorms | winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

Storm dumps up to 18 inches of snow, knocks out power for 11,903

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The winter storm that brought up to 18 inches of snow to the area was changing to freezing rain with the potential for a new round of snow and 1-2 more inches Sunday night. The snowstorm, which began Saturday afternoon and continued through Sunday morning, knocked out power for one in six Duke Energy customers in Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: snowstorms | winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

Snow forecast ranges as high as 18 inches

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Tags: snowstorms | winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

ICE KNOCKS OUT POWER FOR 4,400 CUSTOMERS

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Tags: winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

Winter storm expected to bring sleet and freezing rain

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A winter storm bringing heavy rain, possible flooding, freezing rain and sleet is forecast tonight tonight and early Thursday. Higher elevations could see up to an inch of sleet and quarter inch of ice, raising the risk of treacherous roads and power outages.   Read Story »

Tags: snowstorms | winter 2018-19

Henderson County News

Warmth of Home features live bands, reception and raffle

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Interfaith Assistance Ministry is presenting its ninth Annual Warmth of Home Concert at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown to raise money for heating assistance for needy families.   Read Story »

Tags: non-profit organizations | snowstorms | Interfaith Assistance Ministry | Willson Moss | winter 2018-19