The newly elected sheriff of Henderson County agreed to the sit-down — and scrambled to change into an orange plaid shirt. 280 to Long Shoals Road demand to know the origins of a four-lane widening project, someone may refer them to a little-noticed meeting of the Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee on April 18, 2018.Read Story » Tags: Charlie Mc Donald | George Erwin | 2018 sheriff election | Lowell Griffin Coming off a contentious and emotional public hearing on a widely opposed zoning application, Laurel Park Town Council members got a tutorial from its attorney on their role as decision-makers in judicial-like setting. Read Story » Tags: road construction | transportation | roads | I-26 widening project Robert Griffin, chief of Edneyville Fire & Rescue, knows it’s tough to recruit and keep volunteer firefighters and knows one big reason why.“That was very forward thinking as no woman had ever held that office.” Read Story » The Latino community in Henderson County was plunged into fear and apprehension by ICE officers’ detention of several people over the past three days, demonstrators outside ICE’s Hendersonville office said.
Read Story » Years from now, when homeowners along N. Read Story » Tags: Edneyville | volunteer fire departments | Robert Griffin A 50-year-old Hendersonville man whose attempted second-degree murder conviction was thrown on appeal is back in jail and facing 20 felony charges of assault and child abuse.
Read Story » Tags: Greg Newman | Leonard Paul Schalow | District Attorney 42 Rebecca Mc Call recalled that in 1974 “a 17-year-old high school was invited to be part of a planning committee to develop what we now know as Jackson Park.” The new park was named for three-term Henderson County Commissioner Clyde Jackson, Mc Call’s grandfather, a primary supporter of the park. It was that year that I set a goal for myself to one day hold the office of county commissioner,” she said during a candidate forum.
Read Story » Some people criticized the Henderson County commissioners seven years ago when they agreed to tax incentives of more than a quarter-million dollars a year to recruit a prospect with the code name of Big Forest.
Read Story » Tags: Sierra Nevada | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development The Henderson County Board of Commissioners turned down one commissioner's request to fund police officers in schools in the city of Hendersonville, a shift in budget policy that would have given a break to city residents who are facing a tax increase to pay for new officers.
Read Story » Tags: Festivals | NC Apple Festival | Apple Festival | Apple Ambassador Visitors and local motorists alike can more easily find attractions, public parking, government offices, parks and other destinations thanks to the countywide wayfinding project the Tourism Development Authority has now completed.
Read Story » Tags: tourism | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority | wayfinding signs MILLS RIVER —Michael R.
Read Story » Tags: school shootings | local government budgets | 2018-19 budgets MILLS RIVER — State transportation engineers are standing by their recommendation for a four-lane widening of N. 191 through Mills River even as homeowners continue to voice strong opposition to the plans.
But in a concession to homeowners who want left turns out of their neighborhoods and farmers who oppose bulb-out U-turns a four-lane divided road would require, the top NCDOT engineer for the region said planners are open to a five-lane unobstructed design through the the town.
Read Story » Tags: HHS construction plan The latest flashpoint in a contentious three-year path to a Hendersonville High School replacement has revived calls for a renovation plan instead of new construction and spilled over into the general election campaign for the seat held by the chairman of Board of Commissioners.
Read Story » Tags: HHS construction plan Henderson County sheriff’s deputies charged a 21-year-old Jeter Mountain Road man with two felonies and several other counts after a chase along Brevard Road that looped in and out of Transylvania County at speeds up to 75 mph.
Read Story » Thirty-eight people turned out for a “school safety education and awareness afternoon” on Saturday put on by activists who want the Henderson County School Board to authorize teachers to carry firearms in the classroom.