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Henderson County News

County tentatively OKs emergency HVAC replacement at middle schools

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners moved on Wednesday to authorize an emergency expenditure of $4 million to replace failing heating and air conditioning lines at Rugby and Flat Rock middle schools so the school system can arrange for the work over the summer.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Absher aims to ‘regain momentum’ at Only Hope

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Acquitted on charges that he gave alcohol to teenagers at his shelter for homeless teenaged boys, Michael Absher said he hopes to rebuild Only Hope WNC and focus more on his School Board job.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County School Board | Michael Absher | Only Hope WNC

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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

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'There's education in my blood,' new superintendent says

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Tags: Henderson County Public Schools | Henderson County School Board | Bo Caldwell

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Schools get $1,000 checks from business partners

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The Henderson County Education Foundation on Tuesday presented checks for $1,000 to the principals of Henderson County public schools as part of the new Schools Sponsorship Program.   Read Story »

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Balfour paves path to success

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In a mechatronics class, students used wheels, scissors, tape and their imaginations to create "sail cars." Tested with 10 seconds of wind from a box fan on the floor, the exercise teaches the students something about dynamics.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County School Board | Henderson County schools | Balfour Education Center | Kent Parent

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Holt defends superintendent's pay raise

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Henderson County School Board member Amy Lynn Holt on Monday night delivered a spirited defense of the $26,000 raise the board gave superintendent David Jones last month and Jones later declined to respond when the chairman of the county Republican Party asked him to turn down the raise and hire a teacher assistant instead.   Read Story »

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Amid budget cuts, School Board grants chief 19% raise

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In their first meeting of the new school year Monday night, members of the Henderson County School Board criticized the state Legislature for budget cuts and then granted the county schools superintendent a 19 percent pay increase.   Read Story »

Tags: schools | Henderson County Public Schools | Henderson County School Board | Henderson County schools superintendent David Jones

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Board should preserve tradition

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Kent Parent has done a lot of terrific things at Balfour School.   Read Story »

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Schools save $1.35 million on energy costs, report says

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Henderson County Public Schools' commitment to energy savings has earned a cost savings of more than $1.35 million during the past three years after adjusting for rate increases, an energy consultant says.   Read Story »

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Voters send Meadows to Congress, Houston wins School Board seat

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LIGHTNING RECOMMENDS: Four for School Board

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The Henderson County School Board race produced the usual amount of sparks, which is to say not many.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County School Board | Henderson County schools | Josh Houston | Ervin Bazzle | Rick Wood | Mary Louise Corn | Sonia Gorunda | Michael Absner | Debbie Reemes Ford | Charles E. Thomas

Henderson County Politics

Breaking from tradition, GOP endorses in non-partisan School Board race

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The Henderson County Republican Party and Henderson County Tea Party agree that they can find only one candidate to endorse in the Henderson County School Board election — former Republican Party treasurer Josh Houston.   Read Story »

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Candidate forums set Oct. 9, 18

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Three candidate forums have been set for Oct. 9 and Oct. 18.   Read Story »

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Clear Creek's Reneau named principal of the year

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Clear Creek Elementary School principal Audrey Reneau, having led her school to state recognition as an Honor School of Excellence for three years straight, has been named the Wells-Fargo principal of the year in Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County School Board | Henderson County schools | Audrey Reneau | Clear Creek Elementary School

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Bike rally kicks off Bruce Drysdale fundraiser

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Bruce Drysdale Elementary School kids clicked off a quarter mile at a time, a fraction of the mountains-to-sea ride that a local bicyclist rider will make on their behalf. The kids were getting in shape for their part of the fundraiser, which has a goal of $30,000 to buy additional computer accessories and playground equipment at Bruce Drysdale.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

County agrees to close on Boyd purchase

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Henderson County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday night to complete the purchase soon of the Boyd Chevrolet property at Five Points provided the dealer agrees to a $10,000 a month leaseback for up to 18 months.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County School Board | Boyd Chevrolet | Cam Boyd | Les Boyd

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Bruce Drysdale, Sugarloaf, Balfour Ed Center post impressive growth

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Bruce Drysdale and Sugarloaf elementary schools and Balfour Education Center showed impressive gains in test scores, and five schools earned the top recognition in state test scores released today.   Read Story »

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School Board joins opposition to NC virtual charter school

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The Henderson County School Board voted 6-1 on Monday to join more than 60 other school boards across North Carolina the state in opposing a state virtual charter school that could drain money from local school districts.   Read Story »

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School Board salutes top students

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Commissioners, School Board on bumpy road toward funding

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After a heated dialogue at a meeting last week, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners and School Board could be edging closer to détente and an agreement for higher school funding next year.   Read Story »

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