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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Borrow and spend becomes the new normal

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For a second year in a row, Henderson County commissioners have loaded an ambitious list of capital projects in the buggy and are racing for the checkout line.   Read Story »

Tags: local government borrowing | local government budgets | 2015-16 capital construction plans | HHS construction plan

Henderson County News

THE TOP 10: Training center, Meadows, Publix

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This week the Lightning is running our Top 10 newsstories of the year. We start with 10, 9 and 8.   Read Story »

Tags: U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | Publix | 2015-16 capital construction plans | law enforcement training center

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

HHS alumni could block construction at City Council

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Fresh off a narrow victory at the Henderson County School Board, advocates of the all-new construction plan for Hendersonville High School are facing a possible veto by the Hendersonville City Council.   Read Story »

Tags: 2015-16 capital construction plans | HHS construction plan

Edneyville Four Seasons Politics

County has 'stirred up a nest of Yellow Jackets'

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EDNEYVILLE — Months into a contentious battle with Hendersonville High School graduates, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners appears to have picked a new fight with Edneyville Elementary School and the Edneyville community.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | 2015-16 capital construction plans | HHS construction plan

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Take a timeout and call the right play for HHS

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Thanks to the Hendersonville High School mess, a level of mistrust has crept into the relationship between the Board of Commissioners and School Board that we have not seen since the recession-inspired budget cuts of 2007 and before that in the run-up to the failed school bond issue in 1997.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County School Board | HHS Alumni Association | 2015-16 capital construction plans | school construction

Henderson County News

Put Edneyville ahead of HHS, School Board says

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Members of the Hendersonville High School Alumni Association on Monday night exhorted the Henderson County School Board to assert its authority to guide the future of HHS and stand by the plan it originally sent to the Board of Commissioners last spring.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS Alumni Association | 2015-16 capital construction plans

Hendersonville Four Seasons Politics

HHS senior: Why 1926 building matters to me

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I am student of the Class of 2016 and I am also a fourth generation Bearcat.   Read Story »

Tags: 2015-16 capital construction plans

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Alumni president: Renovation cheaper, safer than new school

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The president of the Hendersonville High School Alumni Association says cost comparisons between renovation of HHS and a brand new school leave out the unknown pricetag of renovating the 1926 building for another use.   Read Story »

Tags: 2015-16 capital construction plans

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Coren would charge Bearcats for cost overrun

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Saying that he was elected as “a representative and voice for the entire county,” School Board member Colby Coren last week cautioned that decision makers should “look at look at the next hundred years, not dwell on the last hundred” years of Hendersonville High School history.   Read Story »

Tags: 2015-16 local budgets | 2015-16 capital construction plans

Henderson County News

SCHOOL BOARD PICKS RENOVATION OVER NEW HHS

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In a split vote, the Henderson County School Board recommended to the county commissioners that they move forward with a construction option that preserves the 1926 Hendersonville High School as a classroom building.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | 2015-16 capital construction plans

Henderson County News

Bearcat Nation fights for school

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Shannon Meadows Allison stood up in Hendersonville High School’s auditorium, a beloved place for HHS alumni, and explained why she hopes county leaders preserve the core of the school.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS Alumni Association | 2015-16 local budgets | 2015-16 capital construction plans