Lightning Thursday

Get behind the headlines every Thursday morning at 8:05 am with Bill Moss, Editor and Publisher of The Hendersonville Lightning and HendersonvilleLightning.Com, and Mark Warwick, General Manager at WTZQ Radio.

 

Listen to the latest episodes:

Lightning Thursday

5-6-21

Housing cost bill/Crab Creek delays zoning case/new GOP chair/Dish on Dining and more

4-29-21

Greg Newman case/road work updates/Crab Creek community against storage units/spring discovered in Laurel Park/asphalt plant update and more

4-22-21

Labor market/new Chick-Fil-A/HHS to open early/Planning board says “no” to asphalt plant and more…

4-8-21

DA facing removal/Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue improving coverage/BRCC ends Mills River gun range/COVID vaccines available for all adults and more

4-15-21

D.A. hearing underway/road projects update/Ecusta Trail railbanking update/Downtown opening for season May 8/no scooters in town/City asking public to fill board seats and more

3-25-21

How to handle $33 million in Covid relief funding/County Manager retiring/new Fletcher Police Chief/Cawthorn wants to end daylight savings/AVL airport update and more

3-18-21

Zoning board and backyard shooting ranges/millions coming for Covid relief funding/asphalt plant/Morris Broadband purchase and more

3-4-21

Commissioners litter crusade/VFW purchase/electric scooters coming to town?/county vaccine update and more

2-25-21

Teachers vaccinated/State may delay elections/DOT’s cash shortfall delaying projects/County’s new guide for development/Ecusta Trail update and more…

2-18-21

Ice storm, vaccine shortage, Ecusta Trail news, catalytic converter thefts, jury trials resuming, Chipotle coming to town and more…

2-11-21

Home sales report/84 Unit complex endorsed/County Manager honored/Health Insurance sign up and more

2-4-21

Pardee STEMI designation/park swap in jeopardy/Health Department Covid Immunization wait list/local briefs and more

1-28-21

Update on local Covid 19 vaccines/Halfway Tree sewer line update/City and school system park swap/new United Way board members and more

1-21-21

Covid vaccination call center woes and update/Local activists at capitol insurrection/retaining wall collapse/Hendersonville’s new top cop and more

1-14-21

Hajoca retaining wall accident/funeral board protects preneed contracts/NC high court revives girls death lawsuit/expanded outdoor dining, Madison Cawthorn making headlines

1-7-21

Matt Mattan fills in for Bill Moss — Project Ranger/Tom Orr tribute/Police Chief finalists/ Matt’s Best and Worst of ‘2020

12-17-20

The Lightning’s Top 10 stories of ‘2020…

12-10-20

New Jabil plant/Lapsley elected Chair of commission/County may buy VFW property/Pardee to get first covid-19 vaccinations and more

12-3-20

Grady Hawkins bio, resignations in Flat Rock Village Council, Holiday Happenings and more

11-19-20

Ecusta Trail purchase and Clear Creek Greenway grant, Thos. Shepherd & Sons Funeral Home violations, New industrial park, Henderson County Holiday events and more

11-12-20

New Downtown hotel passes first hurdle/new nursing home/two new restaurants/area Holiday events and more

10-15-20

Voter Guide issue

10-8-20

Shop & Dine moved to Holiday Season/water wars continued/council conversations begin tonight/Champion Cedar Tree removed from historic home/HCPS principal of the year and more

10-1-20

City/County water stand-off/asphalt plant request withdrawn/Pardee Hospital financial health/4 Seasons politics/2nd Act coffee-wine bar opening and more

9-24-20

Johnson Family memoir/Deputy Ryan Hendrix funeral/summer camps success story/sample ballot/Executive Director revolving doors/Senator Edwards bill to defund City of Asheville and more

9-17-20

Deputy Ryan Hendrix service/city-county water fight/Flat Rock Village debates term limits/planning board endorsed parking deck/city street repaving schedule and more…

9-10-20

Officer involved shooting/Cawthorne-Davis trade punches/NCDOT delays/absentee ballot online/new school superintendent and more

9-3-20

VFW Post selling property/Ecusta Trail construction funds/Apple festival Tab/Cawthorn-Davis political debates and more

8-20-20

Asphalt plant foes/Village kills bike-ped plan/GOP breakfast no-mask zone/Egolf makes case for in school learning and more

8-13-20

Development issue — Chadwick rezoning, walling off new Oklawaha apartments, condo on 1st Ave West, city merges Downtown Development and Planning Department, Police Chief Herbert Blake resignation and more…

8-6-20

Featuring Matt Matteson – New County Commissioner/Chuck McGrady to be on DOT Board/Food, Hospitality, Entertainment find ways to survive during COVID and more

7-30-20

Politics – follow the $$$/Flavor 1st food for the needy/new city attorney/local business leaders air grievances with Gov Cooper and more

7-9-20

Prep football practice/City Council struggles with mask enforcement/HHS construction update/local NAACP opposes defunding police/Apple Ambassador Q&A/Lake Toxaway home brings national exposure and more

7-2-20

Face mask enforcement/Frank Byrd obit/more on the proposed asphalt plant/Re. Chuck McGrady no Lame Duck/new Apple Ambassador and more

6-25-20

East Flat Rock proposed asphalt plant/County hopes to save golf course/run-off election results/Governor requiring face masks/United Way Award and more…

6-18-20

HHS old gym granite/No Apple Festival Street Fair/Open streets/East Flat Rock asphalt plant/Incident by-pass detour signs and more

6-4-20

Class of 2020/Covid case at courthouse/asphalt plant in East Flat Rock/Taproot Dairy request and more…

5-28-20

Knoll Cam pictures/Alan Leonard obit/Dit Williams obit/Horse Shoe Farms and Taproot Dairy seek approval and more

5-21-20

Phase 2 re-opening/Council OK’s main street open markets/data team tracking Covid-19 cases/Amazon plant coming to Mills River/Cedars project gets public input meeting/MORE

5-14-20

Accelerated school projects due to COVID-19/class of ’20 graduation/Cawthorn event downtown/summer camps?/main street-eat-street and more

5-7-20

Phase 1 re-opening/County seeks authority to guide re-opening/Business owners push back on long re-opening/Flat Rock Playhouse postpones season to ‘2021/honoring High School graduates and more

4-30-20

Coronavirus updates- hospitals re-opening, Health Department website dashboard upgrade, county guidelines for re-opening, silver linings, Cedars major hotel-condo development and more

4-23-20

H. County COVID deaths on long term care centers/testing crucial for County re-opening for business/sales tax bloodbath/NCDOT projects on hold and more

4-9-20

County’s COVID-19 count/County see’s first fatality/Pardee execs take pay cut/City delays parking deck/Ask Matt and more

4-2-20

County tightens rules on lodging during health crisis/stay at home order – sheriff’s message/summer camps affected by health crisis/Flat Rock Playhouse making masks for public/county COVID-19 weekly updates/note to readers

3-26-20

Main St businesses struggle/support local restaurants with curbside ordering/how county is governing/Mills River ordinances/on-line stories

3-19-20

Coronavirus local updates/HHS Construction/Support local businesses/four seasons politics

3-12-20

Dr PJ Moore 100th birthday celebration/downtown hotel & parking deck/HHS construction bill/Mark Meadows transition to White House Chief of Staff and more

2-20-20

Four Seasons Politics Democrat primaries/New Laurel Park Village Councilman/Mystery Warehouse/Grant for Ecusta Trail

2-13-20

5th Ave Subdivision voted down by planning board/primary election voter guide/new inductees to HC Education Foundation Hall of Fame

2-6-20

New housing development off 5th ave/Henderson County now 2nd amendment sanctuary/Four Seasons politics and more

1-23-20

Senior apartments in Laurel Park/Easement in Flat Rock not easy/Plans for new Fire Station #1/County Commissioners ask MPO not to kill Highland Lake Rd project/Dollar General coming to Tuxedo

1-16-20

Parking garage plans downtown/4 more chapters for Highland Lake Road improvement project/upcoming candidate forums

1-9-20

New boutique hotel, spa and restaurant/pro-road advocates counter effort to kill Highland Lake Road improvements/new restaurants/”Pooch” Pace WLOS person of the year and more