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Public invited to dedication of Tom Orr stage

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The public is invited to a dedication at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, of the Thomas E. "Tom" Orr Stage in the  Hendersonville High School Auditorium.   Read Story »

Tags: Tom Orr | HHS Senior Play | HHS auditorium | Tom Orr Stage

Henderson County Life

Performance space at HHS Auditorium becomes 'Tom Orr Stage'

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The stage at the renovated Hendersonville High School Auditorium will be named for the beloved teacher and mentor who directed so many memorable senior plays in the performance space.   Read Story »

Tags: Tom Orr | HHS Senior Play | HHS auditorium

Henderson County News

Friends praise a beloved teacher, mentor and director on Tom Orr Day

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A crowd of more than 120 people gathered at the Historic Courthouse plaza Saturday to listen to former students, friends, a fellow faculty member, a renowned author and others praise Thomas E. “Tom” Orr as a mentor and teacher of hundreds, an inspiring and creative theater director and a keeper of the community’s history.   Read Story »

Tags: Tom Orr | Robert Morgan | HHS auditorium | HHS alumni

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Friends, family and supporters holding Tom Orr Day on Saturday

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Friends of Tom Orr are holding Tom Orr Day at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Courthouse Plaza to celebrate his life and his many contributions to the community.   Read Story »

Tags: Tom Orr | HHS auditorium

Henderson County News

School Board delays acting on naming HHS auditorium for Tom Orr

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After hearing from many former students who passionately urged the board to name the HHS auditorium for Tom Orr, the School Board delayed action in favor of a more formal process to consider nominatations from the school's students, faculty and alumni and the public.   Read Story »

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Should auditorium be named for Tom Orr?

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After Tom Orr died, Ashley Orr Self began to hear more stories about her uncle than she had ever imagined.   Read Story »

Tags: Tom Orr | Cam Boyd | Erle Stillwell | HHS construction plan | HHS auditorium

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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