NC officials assess damage from fatal mudslides

Stock photo SALUDA — Officials in one North Carolina county are assessing damage from floods and mudslides in hopes of qualifying for federal disaster aid. The Times-News of Hendersonville reports Polk County crews and engineers with the state Transportation Department were assessing damage to homes, roads and bridges. One person died in the storms, which dumped up to 6 inches of rain in three hours Friday night. Authorities say a couple was trying to escape their home when the mudslide occurred. The husband survived being swept away while the wife was trapped between the house and a carport. Her body was recovered Saturday morning. Officials haven’t released their names. Duke… Read More

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Full-service independent publishing company Lioness Press launches in Hendersonville

Press release from Lioness Press: Lioness Press is a new start-up publishing company and publishing services provider owned and operated by Hendersonville resident, Williamaye Jones. Lioness Press aims to release fiction and non-fiction that feeds the soul and makes us think about ourselves and how we live in the world around us. “I like books with meat,” Ms. Jones said, “something that helps me, educates me, makes me think, something that I can relate to.”

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Distrust still weighs heavy in water issues

By Leslee Kulba – It didnt seem like a big issue. Henderson County’s Cane Creek Water and Sewer District wanted to merge with the Metropolitan Sewerage District (MSD). Cane Creek already sends the sewage it collects to the MSD’s Woodfin treatment plant. By letting the MSD take over operations, the average customer could save $8 on his monthly $38 bill. Leaving Cane Creek to build its own treatment plant would cost ratepayers considerably more.

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Watch Deontay Wilder knock out Luis Ortiz to remain heavyweight champ

Deontay Wilder, left, fights Luis Ortiz during the third round of an WBC heavyweight championship bout Saturday, March 3, 2018, in New York. Wilder stopped Ortiz in the 10th round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) UAB coach Rob Ehsan has some momentum headed into the Conference USA tournament after a win over Western Kentucky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Nate Darling scored 23 points to lead six players in double-figure scoring and UAB upended Western Kentucky 101-73 on Senior Night in its regular season finale.

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Joan E. Tripp

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – Joan Elizabeth (Lovett) Tripp, of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville, after her year-long battle with cancer. Joan was born Sept. 18, 1959, in Dixon, and was a 1981 graduate of Duke University. She was an avid runner, compassionate educator, and accomplished musician, who enjoyed playing clarinet in the Hendersonville Community Band. A loving mother and beloved wife, Joan’s number one priority was always her family.

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