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News Articles/Letters to the Editor Archive

Articles/letters are archived if more than 6 months old. See “In The News” for more recent items.

 Recycling: What You Can Do in Henderson County

Monday, July 17, 2023

Read  July 16, 2023 "Times-News" guest op ed column by LWVHC member and long-time environmental advocate, Katie Breckheimer.  Read "Local Recycling Myth Busters" HERE.

 Lots of News from LWVHC Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

LWVHC Annual Meeting was a hit.  Along with installing a new president and secretary, membership celebrated this year's Francee Sherman Student Award winner.  Read all about the meeting in "Times-News" article HERE.

 LWVHC Speaks Out For Public School Funding

Sunday, June 4, 2023

See two letters to the editor in June 4th "Times News" ---from LWVHC President Brenda Sherrer and member Rachel Poller HERE.

 Henderson County Commissioners' Free Market Plan Won't Work

Sunday, May 21, 2023

See Times-News letter to the editor, 5/21/23, concerning the 2045 Comprehensive Plan.  Letter was written by LWVHC member Katie Breckheimer.  Read letter HERE.

 League of Women Voters HC Hosts Planning Program

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Read March 15th press release announcing League program in "The Lightning" HERE.

 LWV Henderson County Opposes Partisan School Board Elections

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Read January 31, 2023 front page article in "Times News" HERE.

 LWVHC President Letter to the Editor

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Read the 11/6/22 "Times-News" letter to the editor regarding VOTE411 written by LWVHC President, Brenda Sherrer, HERE.

 VOTE411 Letter to the Editor

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Read the Letter to the Editor from October 24th, "Transylvania Times," from LWVHC member and Voter Services/VOTE411 team member, Barb Jackson, HERE.

 LWVHC on Radio Station WTZQ

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Listen to President, Brenda Sherrer, and Voter Services Chair, Lynn McFarland, as they discuss LWVHC upcoming voter events in support of voter information and voter turnout.

 LWVHC VOTE411 Promotional Videos

Saturday, October 8, 2022

LWVHC created two powerful VOTE411 videos designed to reach younger, more diverse, and possibly disaffected voters.  Check them both out: 



 LWVHC Announces Francee Sherman Award Winner

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Read article in Hendersonville "Times-News" HERE.

 Letter to the Editor: Medicaid Expansion

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Read Medicaid Expansion Letter to the Editor from LWVHC member, Rachel Poller, HERE.

 LWVHC Announces Student Video Contest Winners

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Henderson County middle school students participated in a LWVHC video contest to demonstrate support for a healthy environment.  Read Times-News article HERE.

 Keep Superintendent On The Job

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Read Letter to the Editor from LWVHC Board member and Alice Group leader, Paul Goebel, HERE.

 The Current (NC) State of Education

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Read response Letter to the Editor from LWVHC member and Education Team Chair, Jane Pulling, HERE.

 When It Comes to Issues, Redistricting Matters

Monday, February 14, 2022

Read letter to the from LWVHC member, Linda Miller, HERE.

 Hendersonville Mayor & Former LWVHC President Barbara Volk Honored

Monday, December 13, 2021

League member Barbara Volk wins Global Statesman Award.  Read  Times-News article HERE.

 Support Our Public Schools through Support of Leandro

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Read Times-News letter to the editor by LWVHC President, Brenda Sherrer, HERE.

 Fair Maps, Redistricting, and Tax Payer Dollars

Sunday, October 24, 2021

See Letter to the Editor by LWVHC member, Carol Weaver, HERE.

 LWVHC Hosts Black History Program

Thursday, October 14, 2021

See Times-News Article HERE.  (Video of the program is available on LWVHC YouTube channel; access on LWVHC Home Page.)

 Kudos to HCPS and Support for Public Education and Teachers

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Read Letter to the Editor from LWVHC member, Linda Miller, HERE.

 NC Private Schools Teach History Own Way

Monday, September 13, 2021

LWVNC Study on Schools Receiving Funding through Vouchers.  Read Times-News article HERE.

 LWVHC Sponsors Student Environmental Video Contest

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Read Times-News video contest announcement HERE.

 Responsible Leadership

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Read Letter to the Editor from LWVHC member, Rachel Poller, HERE.

 NC Redistricting Public Comment Portal

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The NC General Assembly’s Committees on Redistricting kicked off the drawing of new district maps Aug. 5. Committee members have determined the criteria used to draw them.

Please post your comments about the scheduling and format of opportunities for public participation at the portal for public comment: https://www.ncleg.gov/requestforcomments/38 now through October 2021. For ideas about what to say about fairness and transparency in this process, see this letter sent to the Committees by the League of Women Voters NC and other nonpartisan good government organizations: https://southerncoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NC-Redistricting-Demands-Letter_FINAL-1.pdf.

 Hendersonville City Council Resolution Supports Fair Districts

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Read Letter to the Editor from LWVHC member and Fair Districts Team Chair, Carol Weaver, HERE.

 LWVHC Presents Francee Sherman Award & Installs New Officers

Thursday, June 24, 2021

LWVHC holds 2021 Annual Meeting. Read Times-News article HERE.

 League Supports Free Speech, Opposes HB805

Monday, May 31, 2021

"The effect of HB805 would be to stifle citizens' ability to influence government through peaceful protests."

Read the full Letter to the Editor opposing HB805 HERE


 Immigration and Children at the Border

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Read Letter to the Editor from LWVHC Board member and Immigration Team Co-Chair, Debi Miller HERE.

 Immigration Reform

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Read LWVHC Letter to the Editor HERE.

 Support Drivers' Privilege Bill

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Read LTE from LWVHC Board member, Debi Miller, HERE.

 League of Women Voters Announces April 29th "Day of Action"

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Read LWVHC Letter to the Editor HERE.

 Democracy and Voter Participation

Monday, March 29, 2021

Read LWVHC Letter to the Editor HERE.

 Students Hold Mock Election to Learn About Voting

Friday, October 30, 2020

Henderson Co. students participated in mock elections sponsored by Students Voting for Democracy. Read the article in the Hendersonville Times-News.

 LWVHC Student Video Contest Winner Turns Political Conflict Into Award Winning Civil Dialogue

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Read and listen on Blue Ridge Public Radio

 That Essential Element: Leadership

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Read LWVHC member and Times-News columnist Mary Garrison's Op Ed  column HERE.

 Don't Panic: VOTE

Friday, October 23, 2020

Read LWVHC letter to the editor in Times-News HERE.

 Analysis of Ballot Fraud Reveals No Threat

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Read Times-News article HERE.

 Election Information & LWVHC

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Listen HERE to WTZQ fm radio interview with Caren Kessler & Rachel Poller.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Check out the 3 winning videos empowering youth voters in our 1st LWVHC Student Video Contest.  1st prize: Bruno Saucedo-Carrasco; 2nd prize: Caroline Pope; 3rd prize: Garrett Jennings

All the winning videos are available on our YouTube channel. Here is additional information about the 2020 Short Video Contest. 

After starting the video, move your cursor over the screen to see the controls. To watch full screen, use the icon in the lower right corner.

First place winner: Bruno Saucedo-Carrasco

Second place winner: Caroline Pope

Third place winner: Garrett Jennings

 An Uphill Battle

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Read Times-News article "NC Organizers Work to Energize Latino Vote a Month from Election" HERE.  LWVHC volunteers spread the word with 700 postcards (see article photo.)

 League of Their Own

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Read Bold Life article HERE.

 Climb Out Of That Well Of Election Malaise

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Read Times-News op ed by LWVHC member, Mary Garrison, HERE.

 Literacy Council/LWVHC Provide Voter Education Classes

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Read Times-News article HERE.

 Businesses, Groups Work to Register Voters

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Read Times-News article HERE.

 School Vouchers

Sunday, August 23, 2020

LTE from LWVHC member.  Read HERE.

 Couple Keep Promise with Back-To-School Drive in East Flat Rock

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Read Times-News article HERE.

 Be A Poll Worker

Sunday, July 19, 2020

TImes-News Letter to the Editor. Read letter HERE.

 LWVHC Plans Voter Registration Events

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Read Times-News article HERE.

 LWVHC Membership Meeting in the News

Friday, June 26, 2020

Read article HERE

 Kathryn Thomas Wins LWVHC Francee Sherman Student Award

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Read Times-News article HERE.

 LWVNC Files Lawsuit to Expand Voter Access

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Find article and advocacy suggestions HERE.

 LWVUS Partners with VoteSafe.US

Friday, May 22, 2020

Read press release and find information HERE.

 LWVNC Advocates for Greater Inclusiveness on State Schools Reopening Task Force

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Read press release HERE.

 LWV: Taking Action From Home

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Letter to the Editor April 29, 2020. Read letter HERE.

 LWV: We're All Equal at the Ballot Box

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Read LWVHC column HERE.

 "All Things Voting"

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Times-News article and photo of our February 27th program.  Read HERE.

 Americans' Secure, Inviolate Right to Vote

Sunday, February 23, 2020

 Mary Garrison, T-N columnist and LWVHC member.  Read HERE.

 Want to Hear the NC School Superintendent Candidates Speak?

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Forum to be streamed live on wral.com

Times-News Article Here which includes a link to Candidate bios.

 Social Studies

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Letter to the Editor, Hendersonville Times News.  Read HERE

 Civil Discourse

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Letter to the Editor.  Read HERE.

 Redistricting Essential

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Letter to the Editor on Fair Maps November 24, 2019. Read HERE.

 Times-News Editorial November 17, 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Nonpartisan Immigration Reform Will Benefit Henderson County.  Read Op-Ed HERE.

 LWVHC Hosts Immigration Series

Friday, November 15, 2019

Times-News: "Police, Ag, Business Officials Talk Immigration Myths" Read November 15, 2019 article HERE.

 Dedicated Director

Monday, November 11, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Board of Elections Dedicated Director. November 11, 2019 read HERE.

 Impeachment Process Resource

Sunday, October 27, 2019

LWVUS has published a new article explaining the process of impeachment. This nonpartisan reference document is meant to inform voters. Read the article HERE


Friday, October 25, 2019

Letter to the Editor: VOTE411 October 25, 2019.  Read HERE.

 Immigration Law

Friday, September 27, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Immigration Law September 27, 2019 Read HERE.

 Civil Discourse

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Letter to the Editor September 1, 2019. Read HERE.

 Fair Districts Vital

Monday, July 15, 2019

Letter to Editor on Monday, July 15 2019.  Read letter HERE.

 Support for the Equal Rights Amendment

Monday, June 24, 2019

Letter to the Editor Sunday, June 24, 2019. Read member letter HERE.

 League of Women Voters of Henderson County Honors Two

Saturday, June 22, 2019

LWVHC Annual Luncheon Makes The Front Page - June 22, 2019

Read the Article Here

 Support of Mayor's LGBTQ Proclamation

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Letter to the Editor June 19, 2019

Read Letter Here


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Letter to the Editor June 16, 2019

Read Letter Here

 North Carolina and the ERA

Sunday, May 19, 2019

LWVHC member Letter to the Editor in TImes-News on Sunday May 19, 2019.  Read letter HERE.

 Local Forum Addresses Gender Discrimination

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

ERA NC Alliance and LWVHC ERA Team sponsor ERA forum. Read Times-News May 15, 2019 article HERE.

 LWVHC Fair Districts Program

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Times-News, April 23, 2019, on Fair Maps.  Read article HERE.

 Letter to Editor - ERA 4/20/2019

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Click here for letter.

 ERA Advocates (LWVHC Members) Embark On Push For Support

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Article in "Hendersonville Lightning" April 11, 2019.  Read Here.

 Principals' Pay

Sunday, March 17, 2019

LWVHC Member Letter to Editor  March 17, 2019

Read Letter Here.

 "Your Right to Know" LWV discusses open records, meeting laws

Friday, March 15, 2019

Sunshine Week Program led by LWVHC Observer Team March 15, 2019

Read Times-News Article Here.


 High School LWVHC Member Forms Global Lens Club

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Kathryn Thomas, 11th grader at HHS, makes front page March 10th, 2019.

Read Article Here.


 Executive Authority & Balance of Power

Sunday, March 10, 2019

LWVHC Letter to the Editor March 10, 2019

Read Letter Here.

 Renee Kumor, Former LWVHC President, Honored

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Renee Kumor Receives Inaugural Dot Marlow Award

Article in Hendersonville "Times-News" March 6, 2019

Read Article Here

 Support ERA

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Member Letter to the Editor March 2, 2019

Read Here

 Standards For Schools Receiving Public Funds

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Letter to the Editor February 24, 2019

Read Letter Here

 Nonpartisanship, Political Positions, & Informed Decisionmaking

Sunday, February 17, 2019

LWVHC Letter to Editor

February 17, 2019

Read Here

 Nonpartisanship and LWV Positions

Friday, February 15, 2019

LWVHC Member Letter to the Editor

February 15, 2019

Read Letter Here


 Students Voting for Democracy

Sunday, February 3, 2019

LWVHC Member Letter to the Editor February 3, 2019

Read Letter Here


 Support HR1

Friday, January 25, 2019

LWVHC Letter to the Editor January 25, 2019

Read Letter here

 Henderson County Board of Elections Appreciation Lunch

Friday, November 13, 2020

Board of Elections staff and board appreciate LWVHC "thank you lunch"!

 Polls are Open in District-Wide Mock Election for Students

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Henderson County Public Schools talks about LWV-HC's Students Voting for Democracy on its website.

 Advocacy in Light of Covid-19

Saturday, May 2, 2020

How to use LWVUS Positions for Advocacy in Light of Covid-19

 Letter from LWVHC President

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Read Letter HERE

 Register to Vote Via DMV Website

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Read about it HERE.

 LWV Believes That Everyone Counts

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Read LWVHC column HERE.

 How a Gerrymander Nearly Cost Us the Bill of Rights

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Read this fascinating article from Politico by LWVHC member Professor Emeritus Richard Labunski on the effects-real and almost happened, then and now-of gerrymandering.



 Redistricting -What Happens Now?

Thursday, August 15, 2019

LWVHC Redistricting Event Makes the News.

Read article HERE

 Redistricting - What Happens Now

Thursday, August 15, 2019

LWNHC Program makes the News on Local TV -  WLOS

Click HERE To View

 Election Integrity

Saturday, December 22, 2018

LWVHC Letter to the Editor December 22, 2018

 Read letter here

 LWVNC 9th Congressional District Statement

Friday, December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 Read Statement Here

 LWVHC Supports Greenways

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:15 AM

Letter of Support for Greenways December 2018

Click Here

 League launches new website

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Article in Hendersonville Times-News: League of Women Voters of Henderson County looks back at busy year. Read the article. (PDF; will open in a new window.)

 Students cast votes in mock elections

Friday, November 2, 2018

Students Voting for Democracy, a civics program of Henderson County Public Schools and supported by LWV-HC, is facilitating online voting by Henderson County public school students.

Read the article in the Hendersonville Times-News, Nov. 2, 2018.