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Henderson County News

Bandits to fly over stadium for HHS homecoming

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Jim Kilpatrick brought his Bandit team flyover to Main Street for the first time last year because of a local connection.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS Hall of Fame | kids from here | HHS alumni | Bearcat Nation | HHS bearcats

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Granite from old HHS gym will rock on in Laurel Park

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In their application for a grant of $27,609 from the Works Progress Administration, Hendersonville Mayor A.V. Edwards and City Clerk R.R. Arledge described the project they wanted the Depression-era agency would fund.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS construction plan | W.A. Smith | Bearcat Nation | Paul Hansen

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Jim 'Pop' Laughter, a mentor and coach for 50 years, dies

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James Franklin "Jim" Laughter Jr., known by a generation of young athletes as “Coach” and then “Pop,” died Wednesday at the Elizabeth House after a brief illness. He was 82.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | news obituaries | prep football | Bearcat Nation

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Bearcat Nation to commemorate 1937 gym on Saturday

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When the city of Hendersonville sought a WPA grant in 1935 to build a gym at Hendersonville High School, the federal application asked how the city planned to build its new facility if it didn’t get the money.   Read Story »

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Gash going from Bearcats to Bearkittens

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After the holiday break, Eric Gash will retire his Bearcats jersey and begin a new coaching career: leading the Bearkittens as Bruce Drysdale Elementary’s new principal.   Read Story »

Tags: UNC at Chapel Hill | Bearcat Nation | Eric Gash | BJ Laughter