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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County eyes 5-cent tax levy for ed buildings

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A revenue neutral tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year had a shelf life of just 10 days before Henderson County commissioners took a closer look at education facility needs.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS construction plan | 2019 tax reassessment | 2019 reappraisal | 2019-20 county budget

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County to take up agreement to create 'extraordinary revitalization' of HHS

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The Henderson County commissioners on Monday night will take up a proposed agreement for the architectural services, construction management and other services for “an extraordinary revitalization” of Hendersonville High School at a cost of $59,175,605.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

'We know it's a sacrifice,' Craven says of HHS construction hassles

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In the Craven household, the dinner table conversation sometimes journeys into the idea of sacrifice. And in the past couple of years, the battle over Hendersonville High School has been a teachable moment.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

COUNTY OKS $60M HHS PLAN

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday morning to approve a new Hendersonville High School for $59 million, lowering the curtain on a political drama that has dragged on for more than four years.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Boards to hold joint meeting to review details of HHS plan

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Henderson County commissioners asked questions about a $59.2 million renovation-new construction plan for Hendersonville High School but otherwise reacted positively to the plan.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Cost gap (again) provokes conflict (again) on HHS

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

School Board sends county costlier — by $7 million — HHS construction plan

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The Henderson County School Board unanimously endorsed and sent on to the Board of Commissioners on Monday night a new plan for Hendersonville High School that preserves the historic Stillwell core building while adding a second large classroom building, second gym, new courtyard space and numerous security improvements.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Here's what a new HHS would look like

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Here's what a new HHS would look like, according to an advanced planning report presented to the Henderson County School Board on Monday.   Read Story »

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New HHS plan wins applause

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Henderson County Business

The Top 10, Nos. 4 and 3

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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 »

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Commissioners open to new plans for HHS

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Henderson County School Board members are united when it comes to the new plans for Hendersonville High School and HHS alumni and faculty have renewed confidence that the most intractable issue in local politics is on track at last. Even county commissioners say they’re open to the new plans, which they’re expecting to see in January.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: A glimmer of hope for HHS

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After too many communications breakdowns and political squabbles to count, the Henderson County School Board is off to a promising start on the Hendersonville High School construction.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

School Board candidates largely agree on saving Stillwell, arming teachers

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School Board candidates are broadly in agreement on the major issues the elected leaders will face in the months ahead, including support for saving the historic classroom building as part of the Hendersonville High School and opposition to allowing teachers to carry firearms.   Read Story »

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School Board picks architects promising major Stillwell renovation

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School Board likely to pick HHS architect Friday

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The Henderson County School Board will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday to hear two finalists pitch their architectural firm’s ideas for Hendersonville High School construction.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

SCHOOL BOARD REJECTS INCUMBENT ARCHITECT FOR HHS

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Panel endorses current county architect for new HHS plans

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A committee on Friday recommended that the Henderson County School Board stick with the county’s architect of record, ClarkNexsen of Asheville, to draw new construction plans for Hendersonville High School, a move that could break an impasse between the School Board and county Board of Commissioners over the future of HHS.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

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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 »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County boots Boyd property sale

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday delayed the proposed sale of the Boyd property next to Hendersonville High School, issuing a stay of execution of sorts on a vote three weeks ago that HHS alumni feared would mean the end of the high school on the city campus. Now, it's back to the drawing board for the School Board, which won the commissioners' grudging consent to look at other construction options.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Taking the script from Washington

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During an hour-long discussion before they killed the Hendersonville High School construction project — throwing away $4.8 million in taxpayer money — Henderson County commissioners tried to explain why they were giving up.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Sale of Boyd property would limit options for HHS

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

COUNTY KILLS HHS PLAN

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted to pull the plug on a new Hendersonville High School, ending, at least for now, a three-year political fight that has pitted city against county and the elected commissioners against the School Board.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Let School Board decide HHS plan, mayors tell county

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Three mayors on Tuesday urged the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to defer to the School Board when it comes to the future of Hendersonville High School while another city council member’s remarks caused the county manager to scoff and walk out.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

No accord in sight ahead of HHS discussion

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners is set to take up the future of Hendersonville High School once again on Wednesday with no apparent agreement on the way forward.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS construction plan | 2018 Board of Commissioners election

Henderson County News

Behind the scenes, negotiators seek compromise on HHS

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Although a wide gulf seems to separate the warring county commissioners and School Board over Hendersonville High School, a compromise design may be closer than appearances would suggest.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners, School Board at impasse on HHS future

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Henderson County News

Minutes show conflicting numbers on HHS cost projections

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It’s no surprise that Henderson County commissioners and School Board members are not on the same page when it comes to the cost of the new Hendersonville High School and what’s included in the $52.6 million price the county has authorized. Both boards have heard different numbers at different times, according to minutes of their meetings.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Pricetag gap reignites furor over HHS

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The latest flashpoint in a contentious three-year path to a Hendersonville High School replacement has revived calls for a renovation plan instead of new construction and spilled over into the general election campaign for the seat held by the chairman of Board of Commissioners.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Commissioners, School Board to meet to resolve HHS funding dispute

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Henderson County News

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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 »

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Henderson County News

Closed block of Ninth Ave. will be striped for parking

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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 »

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Henderson County News

NEW HHS IS A GO: City OKs rezoning, special use request

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'Not on my watch,' School Board member says of moving HHS out of city

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Henderson County School Board members say county commissioners never talked to them about the idea of replacing Hendersonville High School with a new school campus outside the city limits.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: HHS construction plan | 2017 water war

Henderson County News

County eyes HHS outside city, or no HHS

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Planning Board recommends City Council deny HHS plan

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Henderson County News

County orders report on turf fields for prep athletics

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday directed the county's architectural firm to investigate the cost and feasibility of adding artificial turf at sports fields at all four county high schools after hearing comments for and against product.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

CITY COUNCIL BOOTS TEST VOTE ON HHS PROJECT

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Henderson County News

Performers, songs announced for HHS's senior play tribute

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Henderson County News

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

Commissioners: We'll shelve HHS if city blocks project

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The future of Hendersonville High School again sits perched on a high wire after county commissioners vowed to shelve all construction plans if the Hendersonville City Council uses its zoning authority to block the project.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Volk, Stephens urged no vote on county's HHS plan

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

THE TOP 10: No. 1 and No. 2

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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 »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSES NEW HHS IN 4-2 VOTE

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Holt elected School Board chair

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

COMMISSION CHAIR ISSUES STATEMENT ON HHS VOTE

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Henderson County News

County's demand presents chance 'to shut this down,' O'Cain says

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County demands School Board's answer on HHS

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Henderson County commissioners delivered an ultimatum to the School Board on Monday night to cast a yes-or-no vote on the all-new Hendersonville High School plan next week. If the School Board votes no, commissioners said in a motion that passed unanimously, the county will shelve the HHS plan.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

COMMISSIONERS, SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET ON HHS

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners will meet with the School Board for a joint discussion on the Hendersonville High School construction next week, the first time the two bodies will have sat down in the same room amid a widening conflict over power and money.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

We're not closing Edneyville school, commissioners say

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners has no plans to close Edneyville Elementary School, two commissioners and the county manager said last week.   Read Story »

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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 »

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Henderson County News

County says no to alumni-backed plan for HHS

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Henderson County commissioners rejected a recommendation by the Henderson County School Board to move Edneyville Elementary School ahead of the Hendersonville High School in the construction schedule in a letter that also raises the possibility of closing the Edneyville school   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Administrators reach deal to preserve historic HHS for classroom use

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Henderson County's top administrator and the county schools superintendent have agreed to explore how the school system can continue using the historic core building of  Hendersonville High School for classroom use as part of the overall construction plan for the 90-year-old school in downtown Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

BOARD CHOOSES NEW HHS OVER RENOVATION

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Hendersonville High School students in the future will attend a new school, not the historic HHS building that has turned out graduates for the past 90 years. The Henderson County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday to authorize new construction on  and further decided to preserve the 1926 core building for another public use.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Report boosts prospects for saving historic HHS building

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The chance that the historic core building at Hendersonville High School will be renovated — and not demolished or abandoned as classrooms — got a boost on Wednesday when construction experts delivered a report showing that the building is structurally sound.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Board orders new review of HHS renovation cost

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