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Henderson County News

As HHS construction looms, school leaders outline building time frame

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There will be plenty of disruption and probably some unexpected twists and turns along the way but school and county officials are on the same page with the messaging: Conflict is in the past, all parties are working together amicably and the $60 million construction project when it’s finished will make Hendersonville High School a model facility for the next 100 years.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Public information meeting is set on HHS construction

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The public can learn details and the timeline for the renovation-new construction project at Hendersonville High School during an information session at 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school auditorium.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS construction plan | Bobby Wilkins

Henderson County News

Celia promises to lead HHS
 with care school showed her

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Celia Donaldson told students at Hendersonville High School that as their leader she could not promise to deliver tastier cookies or softer toilet tissue. But she could promise to make student assemblies livelier and to serve as president with the kind of compassion that saved her after her brother’s death.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Seniors headed to UNC win Kimberly-Clark scholarships

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Two area high school seniors headed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won Kimberly-Clark Bright Futures Scholarship Program scholarships worth $20,000, Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

'Newsies,' HHS senior class play, opens tonight

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Hendersonville High School senior class play opens tonight, a production as tradition demands that is chosen by the students and serves as a parting gift to the school and community.   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 »

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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 »

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

Henderson County News

Two county schools rated 'A' in latest state results

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The Henderson County school system is home to two “A” schools, 12 “B” schools, and eight “C” schools, accountability measures released Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Instruction showed.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Public Schools | Hendersonville High School | Bruce Drysdale Elementary School | Innovative High School

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

Fourth generation Bearcat leads HHS seniors

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Fletcher Life

Canongate, HHS perform award-winning plays tonight

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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 »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Alumni Association | 2015-16 capital construction plans | HHS construction plan

Hendersonville News

A star on and off the tennis court recovers from freak accident

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A peanut and butter jelly picnic turned into a horrific accident for Annabelle Webb.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Upholding tradition, HHS band brings home gold

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Olivia Baer was stunned to hear her name called during Saturday’s awards ceremony after the Hendersonville High School band performance in the St. Louis Heritage Festival.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Board orders new review of HHS renovation cost

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Henderson County News

SCHOOL BOARD PICKS RENOVATION OVER NEW HHS

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In a split vote, the Henderson County School Board recommended to the county commissioners that they move forward with a construction option that preserves the 1926 Hendersonville High School as a classroom building.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Preserve HHS building for HHS

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Leaving a Henderson County Board of Commissioners meeting last week, Hall Waddell tried to digest the discussion about Hendersonville High School. One might have gathered from the scary looking estimates on the time and cost of a renovation that the 89-year-old building is beyond salvation.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Beam to compete in Miss Teen pageant

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Kathlene Beam of Hendersonville has been selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Teen pageant competition on Sunday, Nov. 15.   Read Story »

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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 »

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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

Henderson County News

LOCAL BRIEFS: Park scholarship, McCartney show, 'Remarkable Woman'

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Here are this week's local news briefs.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Hendersonville High School | Dot Marlow

Henderson County News

HHS band 'gives back' with free concert of Disney music

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Hendersonville High School musicians won’t have their hands out when they perform a concert of Walt Disney classics at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free and this time there’s no “ask.”   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS band program | Fran Shelton

Henderson County News

HHS seniors set to perform 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

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Hendersonville High School’s class of 2015 continues a 93-year-old tradition when it performs the senior play Thursday through Saturday. The senior class added a Saturday matinee for the first time in decades.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Hall of Fame | performing arts

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: HHS seniors play Medieval games

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Hendersonville High School's Class of 2015 arm wrestled, jousted on a saw horse and feasted on barbecued pig during the annual Medieval Banquet.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

HHS inducts six to Hall of Fame

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Community leaders, a veteran television actor, a congressman and the hardest working hot dog man in America were inducted into the Hendersonville High School Hall of Fame on Friday.   Read Story »

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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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Hendersonville Life

HHS band to premiere tribute to a musical friendship

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Carl Strommen played piano and trombone. Vincent "Vinnie" Stavish played saxophone and clarinet. They were good musicians as teenagers and their paths crossed on symphonic band stages. They became lifelong friends. When they married, the couples became friends, too.     Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

'Music Man' opens tonight at HHS

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Hendersonville High School's annual senior play opens tonight at the high school auditorium.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

US News ranks HHS fourth best in North Carolina

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A national magazine's study ranked Hendersonville High School fourth best in North Carolina and two other county high schools, North Henderson and East Henderson, won silver medal recognition.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Shedding nerves, HHS band awes Carnegie Hall audience

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Hendersonville High School's symphonic band rose to the occasion at Carnegie Hall in New York City last week, bringing the audience of students and parents to their feet for an extended ovation.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

HHS mock trial teams win awards

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The Hendersonville High School mock trial teams recently completed competition in the 2014 North Carolina Advocates for Justice Mock Trial competition, winning numerous awards.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

HHS band prepares for return to Carnegie Hall

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On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a hundred musicians are going over and over the pieces that they will perform in a month.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: HHS band rehearses for Carnegie Hall

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On a sunny Saturday afternoon, just over a hundred musicians are going over and over the pieces that they will perform in just over a month.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS band program | Fran Shelton | performing arts

Hendersonville News

City delays closing Ninth Avenue for HHS expansion

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The Hendersonville City Council postponed the closing of Ninth Avenue between Church and Oakland streets for at least a year based on a request from Henderson County schools officials.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County OKs Boyd garage for Rescue Squad

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The Henderson County Rescue Squad needs a garage. Henderson County owns a big one it's not using. Need met opportunity Wednesday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Sports

Reidsville wins again to advance to western title game

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Reidsville High School, which defeated Hendersonville High School and then knocked out Polk County in the playoffs, advanced to the 2A Western Regional Championship Friday by slipping past Lincolnton 13-10.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

WNC fundraisers honor HHS grad with top youth award

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ASHEVILLE — The Association of Fundraising Professionals Western North Carolina Chapter will give a 2013 Hendersonville High School graduate its top award for youth when it honors nonprofit contributors and volunteers next week.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Sports

Former HHS soccer standout wins conference honor

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 TOLEDO, OHIO — Former Hendersonville High School soccer standout Ahmad Jarrar, now playing at Owens Community College in Toledo, has been named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) men's soccer player of the week.   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

Bears get out of school early

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Three bears that climbed high into a persimmon tree on the campus of Hendersonville High School climbed down and walked away shortly after noon today, ending the morning excitment that had closed off Oakland Avenue and the school yard.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Renowned town bands reunite for HHS '68 reunion

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The Casuals, made up of Hendersonville teenagers, achieved regional fame as a tight and enthusiastic beach music band in the 1960s.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

County takes step toward HHS expansion

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It's as common as tears at Move Up and senior play cameos by Bobby Wilkins to see Hendersonville High School students cross Ninth Avenue between Highway 25 and Oakland Avenue.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Hendersonville High School | Henderson County schools

Hendersonville News

HHS graduate wins prestigious UNC-Duke scholarship

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A 2013 Hendersonville High School graduate is among 29 students from around the globe who have accepted invitations to become Robertson Scholars, receiving full scholarships for either the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University plus summer enrichment programs.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

HHS class of '14 embarks on senior tradition

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Nothing defines the start of the final leg toward graduation from Hendersonville High School like the annual senior steps project.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Flat Rock mayor, HHS honor are reunited

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Bob Staton has no idea how his Carolina Cup got discarded but he is glad to be reunited with the award after 59 years.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | Flat Rock Village Council | Bob Staton

Hendersonville News

Hendersonville High School Class of 2013

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The Hendersonville High School class of 2013 graduated Friday during commencement at Jim Pardue Gymnasium.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

HHS alum wins award for film

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Anne Beal of Hendersonville won an award for the "Best Animated Film" at the Southeastern New England Film Festival in Providence, R.I., on April 28.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

LIGHTNING REVIEW: 'Hairspray' a joyous ride at HHS

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"Hairspray," on stage at Hendersonville High School through Saturday night, matches the highest standard in the rich annals of HHS senior plays.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

SLIDESHOW: 'Hairspray' this weekend at HHS

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The Hendersonville High School Class of 2013 presents the musical comedy "Hairspray" this weekend in the traditional senior play.     Read Story »

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Henderson County News

HHS symphonic band grabs elusive gold in Atlanta

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The Hendersonville High School symphonic band has played at Carnegie Hall. It has played in the renowned symphony halls of Boston and Chicago. It has traveled to the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and California, and it has usually won the top prize.   Read Story »

Tags: arts | Music | Hendersonville High School | HHS band program | Fran Shelton

Hendersonville News

Services set for HHS student

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Henderson County Life

Mackel scores with music of 'Billy. Goat. Gruff.'

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A 2000 graduate of Hendersonville High School and Flat Rock Playhouse YouTheatre alumnus has added a notch on his Broadway resume this month.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

HHS graduate's film accepted for world festival

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Anne Beal's film, "Balance and Swing," is a short animated feature, abstract and delicate, and evocative as it tells "this story of a woman's life in little snatches."   Read Story »

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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 »

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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 »

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Hendersonville Sports

HHS grads move on to college varsity

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They're sophomores in college, two years removed from the glory of winning back-to-back state soccer championships at Hendersonville High School. They live in a world of college varsity athletics, where the coaches are stricter, the opponents faster and the practices longer.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

HHS graduate on world tour with theater hit

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Turner Rouse Jr. had to learn patience at the young age of 22.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

HHS alumni group honors six Hall of Fame inductees

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For teaching and coaching, starting venerable traditions, bringing honor to the school through career success and civic engagement, even birthing future Bearcat generations, the Hendersonville High School Alumni Association honored its 2012 Hall of Fame inductees on Friday night.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

HHS catches homecoming spirit, salutes 2012 Hall of Fame members

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On a gorgeous fall afternoon, four classes of Hendersonville High School students worked on hands and knees, paint brushes and paint sponges in hand to create large banners that will unfurl in the morning at Dietz Field.   Read Story »

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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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Hendersonville News

HHS grad wins Davidson honor

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DAVIDSON — James Clayton Tolleson, a 2009 graduate of Hendersonville High School, is one of two winners of the George Gladstone Memorial Award at Davidson College.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

HHS grad elected to chair UNC board

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Peter D. Hans, a graduate of Hendersonville High School, has become the first Republican chairman of the UNC Board of Governors in modern history.   Read Story »

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Etowah News

How they did it: Q&A with Morehead winners

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Hendersonville Life

'All Shook Up' rocks HHS audience

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Hendersonville High School added one more gem to its rich history of year-ending senior plays Thursday night with a rousing performance of the musical comedy "All Shook Up."   Read Story »

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