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Leaders praise new Patton Building for its high-tech agility

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The dedication of the new Patton Building on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College on Tuesday morning stirred county leaders to lofty rhetoric about the power of working together to change students’ lives, train the county’s manufacturing workforce and making the local economy strong.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Community College | capital spending | Steve Wyatt | Patton Building | Steven D. Wyatt Auditorium

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edwards' run for Congress sets off jockeying for his Senate seat

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Announcing that he is running for Congress on Tuesday, state Sen. Chuck Edwards urged a supportive crowd at the Historic Courthouse plaza to send him to Washington to do what he’s done in the state Legislature.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | Steve Wyatt | 2022 NC 14th District | 2022 NC Senate 48 election

Henderson County News

Commissioners, employees thank Wyatt as he retires

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Officially the director of business and community development, John Mitchell has spent eight years under County Manager Steve Wyatt doing thread-the-needle assignments.   Read Story »

Tags: John Mitchell | Steve Wyatt

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Wyatt appointed to Appalachian State Board of Trustees

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Steve Wyatt, whose last day as Henderson County manager was Wednesday, has been appointed to the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees, state Sen. Chuck Edwards announced.   Read Story »

Tags: University of North Carolina | Steve Wyatt | Appalachian State University

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

BRCC to name new auditorium for Wyatt

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Blue Ridge Community college will name a new community auditorium/lecture hall in the new classroom building for outgoing County Manager Steve Wyatt, recognizing his support for $91 million worth of capital construction on the campus and his support of the college generally during his tenure as "the wizard behind the curtain."   Read Story »

Tags: Laura Leatherwood | Steve Wyatt

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners appoint interim county manager

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Henderson County commissioners have selected John Mitchell, a top deputy to County Manager Steve Wyatt, as interim county manager, authorizing a six-month probationary contract.   Read Story »

Tags: John Mitchell | Steve Wyatt

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

School leaders thank retiring county manager for his support

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Henderson County's school system leaders came to the meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday to publicly thank retiring County Manager Steve Wyatt for his support of the schools, including aggressive investments in new and renovated schools, security and technology.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Wyatt presents $167 million no-new-taxes budget

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Henderson County Manager Steve Wyatt presented a $166.7 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year on Monday, continuing to invest in the priorities of education and public safety.   Read Story »

Tags: 2021-22 local budget | Steve Wyatt

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Wyatt announces retirement

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Henderson County Manager Steve Wyatt, who has shepherded to completion new schools and Blue Ridge Community College additions, the health sciences center at Pardee Hospital, new emergency response crews and parks and recreation improvements, announced on Friday that he is retiring.   Read Story »

Tags: County Manager Steve Wyatt | Steve Wyatt