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FILING FOR LOCAL OFFICES ENDED AT NOON FRIDAY; FINAL COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL WHO FILED

FILING FOR LOCAL OFFICES ENDED AT NOON FRIDAY; FINAL COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL WHO FILED

THIS WEEK IN POLITICS.  

DIANE CALDWELL FILED FRIDAY FOR HENDERSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

THE ELECTION BOARD THIS WEEK CONFIRMED THAT 20 YEAR OLD JOHN MOORE IS TOO YOUNG AND IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO FILE AS A CANDIDATE FOR HENDERSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL.

NEBO DEMOCRAT PHILIP PRICE SAYS THE VOICES OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINIANS ARE NOT BEING HEARD...SO HE IS RUNNING AGAINST MEADOWS IN 2018.   

ASHEVILLE DEMOCRAT MATT COFFAY HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE CONGRESSIONAL RACE AGAINST MEADOWS IN 2018 

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS  

Primary October 10, 2017
General November 7, 2017  

HENDERSON BOARD OF ELECTIONS
CRITERIA: Election: 11/07/2017, Show Contest w/o Candidate: Y CANDIDATE NAME NAME ON BALLOT PARTY FILING DATE ADDRESS

CITY OF HENDERSONVILLE COUNCILMEMBER

MILLER, JEFFERY LANE Jeff Miller 07/12/2017 1105 FOREST HILL DR HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28791

ROUNDTREE, DEBBIE ONEAL Debbie Roundtree 07/07/2017 92D CEDAR BLUFFS DR HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28792
SMITH, JERRY ANDREWS JR Jerry Smith Jr. 07/07/2017 1141 WOODMONT DR HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28791
CALDWELL, DIANE RUDISILL Diane Caldwell 07/21/2017 724 ORIOLE DR HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28792

CITY OF HENDERSONVILLE MAYOR


VOLK, BARBARA JEAN Barbara G. Volk 07/07/2017 1654 DRUID HILLS AVE HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28791

CITY OF SALUDA COMMISSIONER

ASHBURN, CAROLYN BYRD Carolyn Ashburn 07/12/2017 PO BOX 957 SALUDA, NC 28773
MARION, PAUL CURTIS Paul C. Marion 07/17/2017 555 CRESCENT ST SALUDA, NC 28773
OXTOBY, MARK SIMON Mark Oxtoby 07/13/2017 PO BOX 934 SALUDA, NC 28773
STEVENS, THEODORE WILLIAM Teddy Stevens 07/19/2017 PO BOX 582 SALUDA, NC 28773

CITY OF SALUDA MAYOR

BAISDEN, FREDERICK HAUGH Fred Baisden 07/13/2017 PO BOX 265 SALUDA, NC 28773
POTTER, HEATH DALE Heath Potter 07/19/2017 26 CHURCH ST SALUDA, NC 28773

TOWN OF FLETCHER COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

FRANKLIN, SHEILA ANN Sheila Franklin 07/07/2017 737 JACKSON RD FLETCHER, NC 28732

TOWN OF FLETCHER COUNCIL DISTRICT 4

HENDERSON, EDDIE SLOAN Eddie S. Henderson 07/07/2017 PO BOX 1154 FLETCHER, NC 28732

TOWN OF FLETCHER MAYOR

MOORE, WILLIAM BURTON Bill Moore 07/07/2017 PO BOX 431 FLETCHER, NC 28732
WHITESIDE, ROD A Rod A. Whiteside 07/07/2017 903 WOODHILL DR FLETCHER, NC 28732

TOWN OF LAUREL PARK COUNCIL HANSEN, A PAUL A. Paul Hansen 07/07/2017 435 UPPER LAUREL DR HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28739
MCKINLEY, NANCY PRIOR Nancy Prior McKinley 07/07/2017 295 ROBERTS DR HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28739

TOWN OF MILLS RIVER COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

CASKEY, BRIAN DAVID Brian Caskey 07/11/2017 164 GLEN EAGLES LN MILLS RIVER, NC 28759
FREEMAN, LAWRENCE BOND Larry Freeman 07/07/2017 109 MCDOWELL RD MILLS RIVER, NC 28759

TOWN OF MILLS RIVER COUNCIL DISTRICT 2

JOHNSTON, WILLIAM FRANKLIN Billy Johnston 07/12/2017 1492 JEFFRESS RD MILLS RIVER, NC 28759
MEADOWS, PAUL RICHMOND JR Paul Richmond Meadows Jr. 07/10/2017 248 CARDINAL RD MILLS RIVER, NC 28759

TOWN OF MILLS RIVER COUNCIL DISTRICT 3

DAVIS, CHAE TRANTHAM Chae Trantham Davis 07/20/2017 91 FURZWEGO DR MILLS RIVER, NC 28759
HUMPHREY, JAMES SMITH III James Smith Humphrey III 07/07/2017 94 JAMES HUMPHREY PL MILLS RIVER, NC 28759
GARNETT, NATHAN DAVID Nathan Garnett 07/20/2017 86 DEEP WOODS RD MILLS RIVER, NC 28759 VILLAGE OF FLAT ROCK COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
JAMERSON, SHERYL ANN Sheryl Jamerson 07/17/2017 3240 GREENVILLE HWY FLAT ROCK, NC 28731 VILLAGE OF FLAT ROCK COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 POSEY, PAIGE Paige Posey 07/17/2017 47 ROBERT E LEE DR FLAT ROCK, NC 28731 VILLAGE OF FLAT ROCK COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 GOOCH, ALBERT SIDNEY JR Albert S. Gooch Jr. 07/07/2017 PO BOX 786 FLAT ROCK, NC 28731

MARK MEADOWS TO TODD STARNES:  "IF WE DON'T REPEAL OBAMACARE, ..."

MARK MEADOWS TO TODD STARNES: "IF WE DON'T REPEAL OBAMACARE, ..."

"I'M GROWING WEARY OF NO RESULTS"    

Rep. Meadows: If We Don’t Repeal Obamacare, the Voters Should Find Someone Else to Represent Them

By Todd Starnes Fox News Radio/WHKP   

For seven years the Republican Party has promised to repeal Obamacare. For seven years they campaigned for our votes and our support with that promise. And yet, even though they control Congress and the White House, Obamacare is still the law of the land.

As it now stands, the Senate does not have the votes to rid the nation of the scourge to our healthcare system known as Obamacare.

The question is why?

Click here for a free subscription to Todd’s newsletter: a must-read for Conservatives!

Are the liberal Republicans who control the Senate liars, backstabbers or just incompetent?

“Many conservatives are justifiably frustrated with the obstinance of their more liberal colleagues, but both wings of the Republican Party must continue working toward their longstanding promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare,” Heritage Action said in a statement.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) delivered a stern warning to his fellow Republicans Tuesday on my nationally syndicated talk show.

“If we do not repeal the Affordable Care Act after campaigning on it for seven years, the American people will find someone else to represent them – and they should,” Meadows told me.

“It is incumbent on us to get things done. The people back home – they don’t understand why we didn’t have a bill on the president’s desk by January 20th. And quite frankly, neither do I,” he said.

Meadows said President Trump is not to blame for the inaction on Obamacare.

“It’s not the president’s fault. The president is all in on this,” he said. “A lot of Republicans forgot what they promised to the American people. We’ve got to remember those campaign promises.”

So who is to blame?

“The disconnect is when we allow those in the upper chamber to put forth legislation that would be supported primarily by those in the opposite party,” he said. “Given the choice between a Republican who votes like a Democrat and a Democrat who votes like a Democrat, the American people will pick the one who votes their own constituency every time.”

That’s a diplomatic way of saying Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is obstructing President Trump’s agenda.

“This administration is growing weary of no results,” Meadows said. “I’m growing weary of no results. If this leader is not willing to change the rules – if there’s another leader willing to do that – I’m supportive of that.”

In other words, if the Republican leadership will not advance President Trump’s agenda – then it’s time for some new Republican leadership. And if they fail to make those changes – the Republicans may very well be the minority party in 2018.

PARDEE UNC HEALTH CARE TO BUILD NEW URGENT CARE CENTER IN MILLS RIVER

PARDEE UNC HEALTH CARE TO BUILD NEW URGENT CARE CENTER IN MILLS RIVER

A 2500 SQUAR FEET URGENT CARE FACILITY  

TO BE BUILT IN THE INGLES PLAZA NEXT TO NORTH MILLS RIVER ROAD    

Pardee UNC Health Care announced today plans to open a 2,500 square foot urgent care center in Mills River by February 2018. Construction of the facility, located in the Ingles Shopping Center at the corner of N. Mills River Road and Boylston Highway, will begin next month.

Pardee currently operates two urgent care centers in Henderson County: one in Hendersonville off Four Seasons Blvd and one in Fletcher at the Mission Pardee Health Campus.

“We are excited to see the population and industry growth in the Mills River and Etowah areas of Henderson County,” said Johnna Reed, chief administrative officer at Pardee. “As demonstrated with previous market growth, we see an increased demand for urgent care centers. Urgent care continues to play an integral role in the continuum of care and we want to make sure residents have the care they need, when and where they need it.”
According to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, urgent care facilities fill the gap in health care that exists between the primary care provider and the emergency room. There are approximately 8,000 c

nters in the United States and another 1,200 retail clinics operating in mainstream drugstores. The difference in the two is that urgent care centers, like the one set to open in Mills River, provide a broader scope of services than a retail clinic. Wounds, injuries, fractures, asthma attacks and mild concussions can be treated, in addition to the sore throats, common cold and allergic reactions treated in retail clinics. In addition, Pardee’s urgent care center will have X-ray and lab facilities, with board-certified providers providing medical services. Pardee’s urgent care centers also offer sports physicals and pre-employment physicals and testing.

“Since our urgent care centers are part of the larger Pardee UNC Health Care system, our physicians and medical staff can make the appropriate referrals if a patient presents with something more complicated,” said Reed. “In addition, patients usually find that the average cost of a visit to an urgent care center is significantly less than to an emergency department, with much less time spent waiting for care. While urgent care centers are not meant to replace the primary care physician, we do see them as transforming how patients access care, particularly after hours when their doctor may not be available.”

In 2015, Pardee purchased 20 acres of land across from the planned urgent care center on Boylston Hwy. “We continue to evaluate the best use for the property across the street,” said Reed. “Our board and our administration want to ensure that the health care services offered are in alignment with the long-range needs of the area.” Reed notes that the opportunity for an urgent care center in the Ingles shopping center accommodated the immediate timing and needs of the community.

LOCAL MAN JAILED ON SEX CRIME CHARGES

LOCAL MAN JAILED ON SEX CRIME CHARGES

BOND SET AT $550 THOUSAND

After an investigation into complaints of child sexual abuse, detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office have charged John Marshall Hooper, age 48, of Cedar Point Way, Horseshoe, NC with one felony count of Sexual Offense With a Child and one felony count of Crime Against Nature.

Alleged incidents occurred between January 2010 and January 2012 with a minor child under the age of 13.

Hooper was arrested on July 19, 2017 and is incarcerated under a $550,000 bond in the Henderson County Jail.

COMMISSIONERS SHOOT DOWN CITY PURCHASE OF ETOWAH SEWER CO.

COMMISSIONERS SHOOT DOWN CITY PURCHASE OF ETOWAH SEWER CO.

CITY-COUNTY WATER/SEWER ISSUES CONTINUE   

Facing some $500 thousand in needed repairs, Etowah Sewer Co. approached the City of Hendersonville many months ago about purchasing the company.  The city made an offer to buy the company, which serves about 400 residential and business customers in the Etowah area, for a million dollars...but county commissoonerd, led by Commissioner Bill Lapsley (a former city water department employee), said "No" this week and shot down the city's purchase of the Etowah system.

Lapsley said the purchase would give the city control over growth and development in the unincorporated Etowah area...and the other commissioners agreed.

Commissioners have been at odds with the City of Hendersonville over water since early this year when the commissioners attempted to take control away from the city of the water system the city has owned and operated for about a century.

In another issue...the county is having some software problems that could potentially effect the 2019 re-appraisal.  Commissioners hope to get another update on that in August.

Commissioners met in the Historic Courthouse Wednesday morning.

 

 

 

SERVICES WILL BE SATURDAY 11 AM; WIDELY RESPECTED---AND MUCH LOVED---DOT MARLOW PASSED AWAY LATE TUESDAY AT AGE 85

SERVICES WILL BE SATURDAY 11 AM; WIDELY RESPECTED---AND MUCH LOVED---DOT MARLOW PASSED AWAY LATE TUESDAY AT AGE 85

SERVICES 11 AM SATURDAY FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH   

Dorothy Dellinger “Dot” Marlow, 85, of Givens Estates, Asheville, NC, died on July 18, 2017, after a brief illness. She was a native of Lincolnton, NC (born 1932) and lived in the Hendersonville area for the past 65 years.

Mrs. Marlow, a graduate of Brevard College, had a career of 26 years in banking. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, where she taught the Alma Lee Cheves Sunday School class, and was active in the United Methodist Women and other church committees. She was active in the Henderson County community, having served as president of United Way and as a board member of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, the Hendersonville Symphony, the Chamber of Commerce, the Pardee Memorial Hospital, the Pardee Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Pardee Hospital Chaplaincy Association. She also served on the Boards of Givens Estates Retirement Community, Historic Johnson Farm, and SSEACO (Vocational Solutions). She was an active volunteer at the Historic Johnson Farm and at Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School. She was an honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma and served as a trustee of Brevard College. She was active on committees at Givens Estates and sang in the Givens choir. Mrs. Marlow was selected as one of Henderson County’s top 50 outstanding leaders by WHKP in 1996. She was the 1977 VFW Woman of the Year and recipient of the 2005 Sauer Charitable Leadership Award from the Henderson County Community Foundation. She was inducted into the Henderson County Education Foundation Hall of Fame in 2006. Dot was awarded the Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year in 2010 and received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award from the WNC Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2006. She was inducted into the Brevard College Hall of Fame in 1998.

She was predeceased by her parents, Samuel Thomas Dellinger and Bertha Mae Dellinger, her husband of 47 years, Glenn C. Marlow, seven brothers and sisters, and her son-in-law, Dr. Donald R. Songer. Survivors include daughters, Valorie Marlow Songer of Columbia, SC; Glenna Marlow White and her husband, Richard A. White of Charlotte; and Dottie Marlow Kinlaw and her husband, Dr. John L. Kinlaw of Rutherfordton; a son, Jeffrey A. Marlow, and his wife, Dr. Sherri H. Marlow of Harrisburg, NC; grandchildren: Michael J. Songer (Erica), Julie Songer Belman (Travis), Avery White, Anna White, John Cobb, Jacob Kinlaw, Clare Kinlaw and Nicholas Glenn Marlow; and great-grandchildren James, Raymond, and Marlow Belman.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 22nd . The family will receive friends following the service in the Christian Life Center at the Church. A private burial will be held in Shepherd Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Dellinger Marlow Endowed Scholarship Fund at Brevard College, One Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712 or to the Glenn Marlow Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, P.O. Box 1108, Hendersonville, NC 28793

CITY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING STREET MAINTENANCE AND RE-PAVING

CITY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING STREET MAINTENANCE AND RE-PAVING

THIS JULY AND AUGUST   

During the months of July and August,
the City of Hendersonville will be doing maintenance on several different streets
within the City. The extent of the maintenance will vary depending on the
situation. Some streets may simply be given a new layer of asphalt overlaying
the existing surface, while other streets may be milled down before a layer of
new asphalt is applied.
Construction will begin the week of July 21st with the majority of the work to be
completed by the mid September. The paving contractor will be Tarheel Paving
of Hendersonville and they will communicate with businesses and residents
with a more specific schedule as it pertains to their street. The lists of streets
being affected are as follows:

Streets to be resurfaced:
1st Avenue from Washington to S Whitted
3rd Avenue from Fleming to Blythe
Whitted St from Dale to Hwy 64
Oak St from 1st Ave to Hwy 64
Taylor St from 3rd to 4th Ave
Ehringhaus St from 3rd to 4th Ave
Fleming from 3rd to 4th Ave
Jones St From S Whitted to 3rd Ave
S Justice from 1st to 3rd Ave
S Justice from 4th to 5th Ave
Florida Ave from Oak to Justice
Washington St from 1st Ave to Allen St
Joel Wright Dr from Hwy 225 to end maintenance.
Copper Penny St from Hwy 225 to end maintenance

For questions about this project, please call Public Works at (828) 697-3084

ATTORNEY FOR MICHAEL ABSHER DESCRIBES CALL FOR ABSHER'S RESIGNATION "SIMPLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL"

ATTORNEY FOR MICHAEL ABSHER DESCRIBES CALL FOR ABSHER'S RESIGNATION "SIMPLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL"

HAD BEEN FIRED AS BUNCOMBE COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER  

THE BOARD CANNOT FORCE AN ELECTEDC SITTING SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TO RESIGN...BUT WILL PUBLICLY REQUEST HIS RESIGNATION  

IN A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MONDAYJULY 24TH AT 4 PM   ATTORNEY DOUGLAS PEARSON, WHO REPRESENTS ABSHER, RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT TO LOCAL NEWS MEDIA:

“I represent Michael Absher. The North Carolina State Bar and the N.C. Rules of Professional Conduct place great constraints on my ability to speak to the press at this time. However, I was contacted by the Press regarding a statement issued earlier today calling for Michael Absher to resign from the Henderson County School Board.

“The citizens of Henderson County voted and elected Michael Absher to the Henderson County School Board. The school board process was created by the legislators to give local citizens a voice in the operations and functions of the school systems.

“For this board to now request an emergency meeting to call for the resignation of a fellow constitutionally elected official gives me great pause. Beginning in elementary school students are taught the merits of the democratic system and the basic constitutional protections that each and every citizen is afforded.

“One provision of the Constitution is the presumption of innocence and another provision is due process. This emergency meeting appears to have an agenda of circumventing the U.S. Constitution, the N.C. Constitution and the General Statutes.

“Every school board member took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution, and the rights provided to citizens therein.

“Please ask yourself if this call for action is consistent with their sworn oath of office. I urge the public to review the oath administered to these elected officials.

“Regardless of what an individual school board member thinks based on politics or personal belief, the board must set aside these differences to effectively represent the citizens of this county.

“The citizens’ popular vote that clearly elected Mr. Absher should be upheld in accordance with U.S. Constitution, the state Constitution, the N.C. General Statutes and each member’s oath of office to become a board member of the Henderson County Board of Public Education to support the same.

“To call for action contrary to these pillars of democracy is simply unconstitutional.”  Statement from Absher attorney Douglas Pearson published on Times-News web site

The Henderson County School Board will hold a special board meeting to call for the resignation of board member Michael Absher.

The meeting is scheduled for next Monday, July 24 at 4 p.m.

Absher was elected to the school board less than a year ago, in the general election last November..  Since then, he has had several issues with the law, including his arrest in late May on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to the arrest warrants, Absher knew that at least one 15-year-old boy was drinking alcohol at the shelter Absher runs between November 2016-January 2017, and that another boy may have been involved in the incident.

Less than two weeks later, Absher was arrested after an East Henderson High School teacher accused Absher of threatening him 

It's being reported that the school board chairman, Amy Lynn Holt, said, "“We want to move on with our school system, doing what’s right for Henderson County students, and not focus on a board member going to trial."

WHKP INTRODUCES NEW LOGO MODIFICATION

WHKP INTRODUCES NEW LOGO MODIFICATION

WHKP RADIO, now in its 71st year of broadcasting in Hendersonville, is introducing a modification to their visual broadcast identification. 

Since October of 1946, WHKP has had a variety of 'image logos' identifying the station.

The brand new logo, modified by desk-top publisher Kim McKibbin, is intended to - at a glance -  show that WHKP is a radio station with the 'wave length' swiping broadly across the call-letters which have been in place for a number of years. 

WHKP - in addition to being on the air since 1946 with an AM broadcast signal at 1450 - now, and for the past two years has a frequency on the FM radio dial at 107.7. 

The latest Nielsen national radio ratings show that WHKP is the most-listened-to local station in Henderson County with a total listening audience of some 11,000.

 

LOCAL "HIKE FOR WARRIORS" SET FOR THIS SATURDAY JULY 22ND

LOCAL "HIKE FOR WARRIORS" SET FOR THIS SATURDAY JULY 22ND

SPONSORED BY THE LOCAL VFW   

Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post 5206

“Hendersonville Hike for the Warriors”

Family-Friendly 6.3K Walk Event Announced

The Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post 5206 is hosting the first annual “Hendersonville Hike for the Warriors” on Saturday, July 22nd. The event starts at 11am and lasts until 5 pm. The event features a 6.3K (3.9miles) walk starting at the Hedrick-Rhodes VFW hall at 900 N. Main St, Hendersonville. Hikers will follow Main St. through historic downtown Hendersonville to Spartanburg Highway and return through beautiful Jackson Park to the VFW hall. The VFW will provide several rest-stops along the way stocked with drinks and have medical personnel on hand for emergencies. Upon returning from the hike, participants can enjoy freshly prepared food by the veterans of the VFW for a small cost and participate in a raffle or 50/50 drawing. There is no cost to join the hike so please join us at the Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post 5206 on July the 22nd.

This event is a tribute to all the men and women that have answered the nations call to serve and are still answering that call today. The veterans of the VFW hope this hike through historic Hendersonville will increase awareness and build an understanding of the American military experience emphasizing the sacrifices of our veterans. The actions of these brave service members shall never go unnoticed and their sacrifices never be forgotten.

The Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post 5206 would like to welcome all residence in Hendersonville, Asheville, and the surrounding areas to come and enjoy with their families the beautiful hike through historic Hendersonville and Jackson Park. The event is free to all however donations are appreciated. Patriotic attire is encouraged!

Contact Joshua Lanning at 760-277-9308 lease for further information.