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The League View appears weekly on Sundays in the Hendersonville Times-News.

JUNE 2009

6/7/09

FINANCING LOCAL GOVERNMENT
The largest source of revenue for local governments is the property tax, which supplies over 50% of the total revenues. The other major sources of income are the sales tax and grants from federal and state governments. Fees, charges and other revenues make up the balance. Real property is appraised at full market value each four years. Certain personal property, such as vehicles, is also taxed. Each year the Board of Commissioners sets the property tax rate for the county and the 13 fire districts. There are 5 additional property tax levying bodies within the county: the City of Hendersonville, the Towns of Fletcher, Laurel Park, Mills River and the Village of Flat Rock. There are two (2) special assessment districts within the City of Hendersonville. The Assessor’s office also provides data on real and personal property located within the Town of Saluda that is in Henderson County.


6/14/09

THE NORTH CAROLINA COURT SYSTEM
www.nccourts.org
The judicial power of the State of North Carolina rests in the General Court of Justice as a unified and state operated system. There are three divisions: Appellate consisting of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Superior Court, and District Court. All Court personnel are paid by the state; the Administrative Office of the Court (AOC), under the chief justice, is responsible for developing a single budget for the entire judicial system. In North Carolina judges must be attorneys. judges are elected. Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges are nominated and elected in nonpartisan elections by the voters of the enitre state to eight-year terms. Superior court judges are nominated and elected in nonpartisan elections by the voters of their districts to eight-year terms. District court judges are nominated and elected in nonpartisan elections by the voters of their districts to four-year terms.


6/21/09

THE JURY SYSTEM
The Henderson County Jury Commission consists of three qualified voters of the county - one each selected for a two-year term by the Senior Superior Court Resident Judge, the Clerk of Superior Court, and the Board of County Commissioners. Every two years the commission prepares a list of prospective jurors (called the Petit Jury) drawing from both licensed driver and voter registration lists as well as other sources. The law requires a random selection be used so that all names have an equal opportunity to be selected. Each prospective juror must be 18 years old, a citizen of the State and resident of the county, mentally and physically competent, able to hear and understand the English language, and must not have served on a jury during the preceding two years, An employer may not discharge or demote any employee because of the employee's service as a juror.


6/28/09

211 - REFERRAL SERVICE
Henderson County residents who need help can find information and direction to services by simply dialing 211. This easy-to-remember number connects to a 24 hour service staffed by a trained specialist who will refer the caller to a service or program that can help. This multilingual service helps citizens meet basic needs like food, shelter, clothing, health and mental health referrals as well as job training, tutoring, crisis intervention, and many other social services. A citizen can also find volunteer opportunities and donation sites. This regional service is funded in part by United Way of Henderson County. 211 in a nationwide referral number. This service is available in all participating regions in the country. Further information may be found at www.211WNC.org.




 

 



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