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  • Commissioners boot comp plan vote beyond primary February 20, 2024
    Henderson County commissioners pulled the planned adoption of the 2045 comprehensive land-use plan from their Feb. 21 agenda, kicking a highly anticipated vote beyond the primary election in which two incumbents face challenges propelled largely by growth management issues. “We just recently received the updated version after all the changes that we went through,” Board […]
  • Alma mater honors Lapsley as Distinguished Engineer for 2024 February 20, 2024
    William G. "Bill" Lapsley, who in a decades-long career had a hand in dozens of major construction projects and subdivisions while spearheading Henderson County's economic development efforts, is being recognized by his alma mater as the Distinguished Engineer for 2024.
  • SCHOOL BOARD Q&A: Calendar vote defying state law, parents' rights February 19, 2024
    Six candidates are running in the Republican primary to be their party’s nominee for the Henderson County School Board. The four winners of the primary will face Democrats Mary Ellen Kustin, Leslie Carey, Crystal Cauley and Rhonda Mountain in the Nov. 4 general election.
  • DMV chief responds to concerns over service February 19, 2024
    On Jan. 7, the Hendersonville Lightning published an article that shared concerns by Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin about the local DMV Driver License Office in Hendersonville. In our respective capacities, we would like to update your readers about that subject and what to expect going forward.
  • SCHOOL BOARD Q&A: Why are you running? What are your priorities? February 18, 2024
    Six candidates are running in the Republican primary to be their party’s nominee for the Henderson County School Board. The four winners of the primary will face Democrats Mary Ellen Kustin, Leslie Carey, Crystal Cauley and Rhonda Mountain in the Nov. 4 general election.
  • COUNTY COMMISSION Q&A: Courthouse expansion, sportsplex February 17, 2024