Normally, citizens turn out in numbers to public hearings to protest non-residential establishments proposed for their neighborhoods. In Henderson County, 30 citizens from more than four neighborhoods turned up after-the-fact to request the revocation of a permit. The county zoning board had issued Bill and Tamra Crane a special-use permit in October 2015 for an event barn on property initially zoned residential. At the time, neighbors had complained there would be alcohol, music, and other party noises, lights until 10PM, parking issues, and too much traffic. It would, they said, devalue their property. Elizabeth and Stan Shelley sued, challenging the zoning board’s decision, but losing in both the Henderson County Superior Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. They charged the board of adjustment had refused to consider expert testimony from appraiser Mark White, but the courts agreed with the zoning board that the testimony presented no evidence of the claimed property devaluation. So, the neighbors turned to the commission seeking redress. The commissioners agreed there was something wrong with a zoning ordinance that was supposed to protect neighborhoods if it didn’t; but they had no legal authority over the matter. Some board members, however, expressed interest in subjecting the land-use code to review.