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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

David Rhode is on a roll as student president of WCU

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Answering a call on his cell phone from his hometown newspaper editor, David Rhode declared that “my head’s spinning 3,000 miles an hour.”   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Public Schools | HHS Alumni Association | Western Carolina University | David Rhode | kids from here

Henderson County News

HHS inducts five into Hall of Fame

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The mayor of Laurel Park, a golf course turf and landscape specialist, two longtime teacher-coaches and a longtime city School Board member who raised two Bearcat star athletes were inducted into the Hendersonville High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame on Oct. 12 before the Bearcats homecoming game versus Smoky Mountain.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | HHS Hall of Fame | HHS construction plan | HHS

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

School Board picks architects promising major Stillwell renovation

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Henderson County News

Loren Wells, who built Bon Worth empire on polyester, dies at age 76

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Loren W. Wells, whose startup business selling ladies smocks and polyester stretch pants out of a plain brick house on Four Seasons Boulevard eventually expanded into a chain of nearly 300 retail outlets, died on Saturday after a period of declining health. He was 76.   Read Story »

Tags: Bub Hyder | HHS Alumni Association | retail | Gary Jones | Loren Wells | Bon Worth

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

School Board to hire architect to explore HHS options

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Squeezed by a looming deadline and a tight budget, the Henderson County School Board voted Monday night to launch a search for an architect to evaluate options for Hendersonville High School construction in the hopes of coming up with an alternative that the board and the Board of Commissioners can accept.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS Alumni Association | HHS construction plan

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

$11 million cost overrun jeopardizes HHS construction

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Henderson County School Board members reacted with dismay on Monday to a suddenly announced $11 million  cost overrun for the new Hendersonville High School, casting the project into uncertainty and reviving the intramural conflict that has marred the project for three years.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | HHS construction plan

Henderson County News

Making good from evil for 10 years

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Jeff and Brenda McCleerey had just enjoyed a student-family event at Catawba College, where their daughter Amber was a freshman, on a Friday night in November of 2007. Although they had packed to stay overnight in Salisbury, Brenda thought better of it.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | Sparks family

Henderson County News

The Last Kraus: One family, 10 HHS grads over 22 years

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On a Tuesday afternoon in late May, Meredith Kraus walks into Walt Cottingham’s human geography class in a corner room on the third floor of Hendersonville High School.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS Alumni Association | HHS construction plan | HHS auditorium | Ken Kraus | Kraus family

Henderson County News

HHS graduate shines on very big stages

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Brad Walker started out playing the clarinet in sixth grade band, but not because that’s the instrument he wanted.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS Alumni Association | HHS band program | Fran Shelton | Brad Walker

Henderson County News

Performers, songs announced for HHS's senior play tribute

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HHS graduate called to global trouble spots

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If there’s trouble in the world — of the intractable, decades long, genocidal magnitude— David Tolbert gets the call.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS Alumni Association | David Tolbert

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

Henderson County News

Commissioners agree to hear HHS alumni's plan

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Hendersonville High School alumni are applauding the decision by the Board of Commissioners to hear a presentation the HHS graduates say preserves the historic classroom building for school use while saving money.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS Alumni Association | HHS replacement

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Bearcat Nation wants to appeal decision on HHS building

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Seven weeks after the Board of Commissioners voted to build a new Hendersonville High School, the Bearcat nation continues to object.   Read Story »

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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

Henderson County News

HHS to induct four to Hall of Fame

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A successful Division 1 college basketball coach, a high-ranking Episcopal bishop, a longtime Henderson County School Board member and a sports journalist will enter the Hendersonville High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame during the annual Induction Ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday at the HHS auditorium.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | HHS Hall of Fame

Henderson County Life

Mr. Weakley directs, HHS grads star in original play

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Hendersonville High School theater teacher Todd Weakley will direct the premiere of an original play that stars two of his former students.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | performing arts | Todd Weakley

Hendersonville Life

HHS Class of '69 holding reunion

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The Hendersonville High School Class of 1969 will celebrate its 45th Class Reunion with a Summer Send-Off Music Concert & Dance Party at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Cedars.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Reunited Casuals, Mandarin Caste perform today at HHS

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Two bands well known by local teenagers in the '60s reunited for Hendersonville High School's Class of '68 reunion on Saturday. The bands are playing a benefit concert today at the HHS Auditorium.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

HHS inducts four to Hall of Fame

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A prominent architect whose designs include Hendersonville City Hall and many local schools, a U.S. congressman and two longtime educators will be inducted into the Hendersonville High School Hall of Fame today.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | HHS Hall of Fame

Henderson County News

B Sims remembered as a selfless friend to all

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B Sims had friends from all walks of life and he loved nothing more than getting all of them together at U Know Where for fellowship and fun, retired minister Earle Haire said during a service for the former grocer on Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | B Sims | HHS Hall of Fame

Hendersonville News

Services set for beloved 'Catbacker B Sims

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B Sims, a grocer, helper of people and devoted Hendersonville High School fan forever pledged to the Red and White, died Sunday at Elizabeth House after a year of declining health. He was 92.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | B Sims | Teal Few Wilkins Sims | HHS Hall of Fame

Hendersonville News

HHS alumni award $42,000 to seniors

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The Hendersonville High School Alumni Association awarded $42,300 in scholarships to seniors who are heading to college in the coming weeks.   Read Story »

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