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Former Mills River Mayor Larry Freeman of WHKP passes away  BlueRidgeNow.com

For decades, a distinctive, powerful deep voice boomed across the airwaves of WHKP, delivering the news to Henderson County. On Thursday afternoon, that ...



Henderson County News: Fran Shelton, retired HHS band director, inducted into Bandmasters Hall of Fame  Hendersonville Lightning

Steve Sigmon, band director at North Henderson High School, presented the Bandmasters Hall of Fame Award to his mentor Fran Shelton, the longtime HHS ...



Hendersonville police officer Philon completes School Resource Officer certificate program  BlueRidgeNow.com

The Hendersonville Police Department is pleased to announce School Resource Officer Curtis Philon successfully completed the North Carolina Justice ...



Ridge Lines: Honoring our heritage  BlueRidgeNow.com

The Walk of Fame is worthy of attention. Mark your calendar for May 5 for “a celebration of lives well lived.” The Walk of Fame (WOF) celebration will be held at 6 ...



Hendersonville High School stages 'Newsies,' May 2-4  Mountain Xpress

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools: Who: Hendersonville High School What: The Class of 2019 Senior Play – “Newsies” When: May 2nd, 3rd, ...



Hendersonville High School senior play “Newsies”  Mountain Xpress

For nearly a century, seniors at Hendersonville High School have concluded their high school career with the heralded tradition of the Senior Play. It is an ...



SAYING " GOOD-BYE " TO WHKP NEWS & PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR, LARRY FREEMAN  WHKP

Family and friends gathered on Saturday afternoon at Fanning Chapel Methodist Church in Mills River to say "good-bye" to WHKP RADIO's Program and News ...



Edneyville News: Kiwanis Club honors coaches known for instilling character  Hendersonville Lightning

Amber McCleerey, Brenda Sparks McCleerey and John Whitmire congratulate Sue Moon, the 2019 Ricky Sparks Spirit Award winner. Comments. By Bill Moss ...



Hendersonville High alumni 'optimistic' about new plans for school  WLOS

Renewed hope for some Hendersonville High School alumni — with the Stillwell building in new plans for the school. School board members voted ...



School Board chooses PFA Architects for new Hendersonville High  BlueRidgeNow.com

The Henderson County School Board will go with a new architect to take a *fresh* look at Hendersonville High, hoping to keep costs down and renovate the ...



9 firms submit qualifications to build a new Hendersonville High  WLOS

Nine architectural firms have submitted Requests for Qualifications to Henderson County Public Schools associate superintendent Dr. John Bryant in hopes of ...



Plans for a new Hendersonville High School halted after cost concerns  WLOS

After months of debate, plans for a new Hendersonville High School have come to an impasse.Wednesday morning, the Board of Commissioners voted to not ...



Committee chooses Clark Nexsen for Hendersonville High project  BlueRidgeNow.com

The architectural firm that drew up scrapped plans for a new Hendersonville High is set to be given another chance, following backing from school officials ...



School Board starts search for architect for new Hendersonville High  WLOS

The Henderson County School Board has started its search for an architect to draw up plans for a new Hendersonville High School.Last week, county ...



Hendersonville Highs Kalin Ensley is headed to Wingate  BlueRidgeNow.com

Kalin Ensley could impact games at all levels for the Hendersonville football team. It didn't matter where he was on the football field, Ensley excelled. That impact ...



School year extended a week to make up snow days  BlueRidgeNow.com

In response to canceled school days due to inclement weather, Henderson County Public Schools will be adding a week of make-up days at the end of the ...



Bearcats race past Blue Devils, 69-39  BlueRidgeNow.com

The Hendersonville High basketball players aren't looking ahead to the 2A state playoffs, according to their coach. But with a very successful regular season ...



Overtime vengeance: HHS boys fight by Asheville - Sports  BlueRidgeNow.com

It was a basketball game that looked like Hendersonville was going to run away with, but it turned into a barnburner. The Bearcats dominated the first two ...



Cost of new Hendersonville High goes up  WLOS

Henderson County school board members unanimously voted to meet with county commissioners before moving forward with the new Hendersonville High ...



Demolition starts for new Hendersonville High School building  WLOS

Plans for a new Hendersonville High School building became more visual with demolition crews arriving on site this week.Workers started tearing down a ...



Fresh start is best for HHS - Opinion  BlueRidgeNow.com

It's not surprising the Henderson County Board of Public Education decided to hire a new architect to design Hendersonville High School, given the contentious ...



Only one remains: HHS downs East in battle of unbeatens  BlueRidgeNow.com

Miriam Smith set the tone early for Hendersonville on Tuesday night at home in a huge soccer match against East Henderson. Smith barreled into the box, sent a ...



HHS boys, East girls fall in second round of playoffs  BlueRidgeNow.com

Thursday night was a game of spurts at Jim Pardue Gymnasium, and in the end, East Rutherford's boys basketball team had just a few more spurts than ...



Born to be first county athlete to sign mens volleyball scholarship  BlueRidgeNow.com

Volleyball is a tradition at Hendersonville High School. It always has been. But on noon Wednesday, something very different will be happening for the sport of ...



Henderson County News: LOCAL BRIEFS: HHS Senior Play, Dream Breakfast, Quilts of Valor  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Apr 15, 2019) - For nearly a century, seniors at Hendersonville High School have concluded their high school career with the Senior Play, ...



Henderson County Four Seasons Politics: Chris Collins, an HHS graduate in Congress, charged with insider trading  Hendersonville Lightning

Chris Collins, a 1968 graduate of Hendersonville High School, was elected to Congress in 2012. Comments. By Bill Moss, Published: August 8, 2018 ...



UNC offers Ensley preferred walk-on spot  BlueRidgeNow.com

Kalin Ensley grew up a North Carolina fan. Now the Hendersonville wide receiver has the chance to be a Tar Heel football player. The Tar Heels offered the ...



More outcry over plans to build $53 million Hendersonville High School  WLOS

A meeting to present the renderings for a $53 million Hendersonville High School was upstaged by a chorus of mostly upset neighbors who still want to see local ...



Henderson County Life: Longtime HHS band director gets new gig  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Jul 29, 2018) - After 32 years as a high school band director, Fran Shelton was ready to take up music again — as a musician and not a ...



Stout defense: Bearcats use big first quarter to down TCR  BlueRidgeNow.com

Hendersonville boys basketball coach Marvin Featherstone has been on his team to play better on defense on season. Offensively, his Bearcats can bring it.



$52.6 million Hendersonville High project finally gets the green light  WLOS

Henderson County commissioners Friday got what they've wanted for months.After a 3-2 vote, Hendersonville City Council approved the necessary zoning ...



Hendersonville High School alum pushing city council to block new school  WLOS

A member of the Hendersonville High School Alumni Association confirmed a last ditch effort was being made to keep a new school from being built on the Boyd ...



Henderson County News: Ed Foundation announces Hall of Fame inductees  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Feb 12, 2019) - The Henderson County Education Foundation announced five recipients of the 2019 Education Hall of Fame on Tuesday.



Henderson County audit shows millions added to fund balance  BlueRidgeNow.com

Less than two weeks out from its budget planning workshop, Henderson County received the results of its audit for the 2017-18 fiscal year. After all revenues and ...



HHS Bobby Wilkins named Principal of the Year  BlueRidgeNow.com

Hendersonville High's Bobby Wilkins was named Principal of the Year today for Henderson County Public Schools. His selection was announced during an ...



Henderson County Education Foundation to induct five into Education Hall of Fame  Mountain Xpress

Press release from the Henderson County Education Foundation: The Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) is pleased to announce the recipients ...



THE NEW HHS CAMPUS STILL "ON HOLD"; NEW EDNEYVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UNDER CONSTRUCTION  WHKP

NO RESOLUTION IN SIGHT FOR HHS ISSUES. Plans for a new $50 million-plus Hendersonville High School campus have been “on hold” now for about a ...



Developing: Hendersonville High main building could be part of new $53M school  WLOS

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. -- According to a letter from the Henderson County Manager to the Superintendent of Henderson County Public Schools, historic ...



Henderson County Life: Walk of Fame honors 2019 inductees May 5  Hendersonville Lightning

By Lightning Reports, Published: April 23, 2019. The Henderson County Walk of Fame Committee will host a public celebration of the 2019 Walk of Fame ...



Efforts to save old Hendersonville High School building continue  WLOS

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. -- After hearing one last plea from supporters who want to preserve the historic Hendersonville High School, county ...



Hendersonville High School weighs in on presidential race with its own election  WLOS

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. -- Most of them are not old enough to vote but still Hendersonville High School elected a president Friday.That election was a part of ...



New high school planned in Hendersonville  Asheville Citizen-Times

HENDERSONVILLE - Henderson County leaders are planning to build a new high school in Hendersonville, but some Hendersonville High alumni want the ...



Henderson County News: Margaret Thomas, philanthropist and civic leader, dies at age 87  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Dec 5, 2018) - Margaret S. Thomas, who helped manage her family's successful produce business, enjoyed bridge, traveling and Duke ...



Hendersonville High could be built outside city limits if Boyd site is rejected  WLOS

Henderson County commissioners are considering the possibility of building the new Hendersonville High miles from downtown if the city council rejects a ...



High schoolers honored at Kiwanis arts recognition ceremony  BlueRidgeNow.com

Local high schoolers were honored for their hard work and talent at the Kiwanis Fine and Performing Arts Recognition Ceremony Thursday. The program was ...



HHS construction plan moves forward without Stillwell building  BlueRidgeNow.com

Construction of a new Hendersonville High will move forward without the historic classroom building that has housed its students for 90 years. The Henderson ...



School board votes in favor of building new Hendersonville High School  WLOS

The Henderson County Board of Public Education voted, 4 to 2, to build a new Hendersonville High School Monday night.Before that split vote at the board's ...



State reports on local schools in news in brief from our issue of Sept. 12, 2018  Mountain Xpress

Area school districts checked their state report cards, which indicated moderate gains at many local public schools. Henderson County Public Schools launched ...



HHS boys golf wins 2-A West Regional title  BlueRidgeNow.com

Hendersonville High School's boys golf team kept its cool on a warm day Monday at Cleghorn Plantation and came back home with the 2-A West Regional title.



A fast start: Bearcats surpass 100 in win over Madison  BlueRidgeNow.com

All coaches preach the importance of a fast start - and Hendersonville High listened to Marvin Featherstone on Tuesday night. The Bearcats (3-1) blitzed ...



Body Found Near Hendersonville High School Identified  WSPA.com

The Hendersonville Police Department are investigating a death near Hendersonville High School Thursday afternoon.



2019 WALK OF FAME INDUCTEES NAMED  WHKP

The 2019 Henderson County WALK OF FAME HONOREES include the late W.A. Smith, developer of Laurel Park; George Wilkins, Henderson County Educator ...



Local rowing team earns gold in Chattanooga  BlueRidgeNow.com

On Saturday, the Men's 1 Varsity 4 boat from Asheville Youth Rowing Association came in first out of 97 boats in its event to win Gold at the HOOCH in ...



Henderson County News: Homeowners form 191 Alliance to block widening  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Oct 17, 2018) - Residents along N.C. 191 have stepped up their opposition to a project that would transform the road into four-lane divided ...



Former Hendersonville High student dies in fatal wreck  WLOS

A former Hendersonville High School student is dead after a fatal wreck on Sunday night.Highway Patrol identified the driver as 18-year-old Domingo ...



Henderson County News: Loren Wells, who built Bon Worth empire on polyester, dies at age 76  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Sep 13, 2018) - Loren W. Wells, whose startup business selling ladies smocks and polyester stretch pants out of a plain brick house on Four ...



Henderson County News: LIGHTNING PHOTOS: 'Crazy for You' opens at HHS  Hendersonville Lightning

IMG_9744. Comments. By Lightning Reports, Published: April 27, 2017. View the Slideshow. IMG_9744. Related Stories. The storyline of the Senior Play for the ...



County commissioner calls out city council members over new Hendersonville High  WLOS

A Henderson County commissioner is taking on three members of city council in the latest battle over the future of Hendersonville High School.Commissioner ...



Bearcat cheerleaders are headed to ACC title game  BlueRidgeNow.com

Prior to the ACC Football Championship kickoff on Dec. 2 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, fans may spot some Bearcats among the Clemson Tigers and ...



HHS's Landrum picks Wingate - Sports  BlueRidgeNow.com

Hendersonville's Tykel Landrum has decided where his next football home will be. The Bearcat senior is set to commit to Wingate University Tuesday at a ...



HHS girls earn 7th straight league title  BlueRidgeNow.com

Hendersonville High School dominated Tuesday's Western Highlands Conference Championships at Lees McRae, taking virtually all of the awards the league ...



'Put in da fullback, Part 1': A feature on Gash  BlueRidgeNow.com

He played 12 seasons in the NFL and coached in it for 10 more. But it was Penn State assistant Jim Caldwell and Joe Paterno who plucked Gash out of rural ...



USA Baseball Unveils 2019 NHSI Field  MLB.com

USA Baseball announced on Tuesday the 16 teams that will compete in the 2019 National High School Invitational (NHSI) presented by the Greater Raleigh ...



Henderson County Four Seasons Politics: Jay Egolf announces run for School Board  Hendersonville Lightning

Jay Egolf [Facebook photo]. Comments. By Lightning Reports, Published: February 1, 2018. Related Stories. Both parties endorse in nonpartisan School Board ...



Bearfootin Bears auctioned for good causes in Hendersonville  BlueRidgeNow.com

The annual Bearfootin' Bears live fundraising auction was held Saturday afternoon at the Historic Courthouse Plaza in downtown Hendersonville. The annual ...



Police investigate arson at Hendersonville High School's baseball field  WLOS

The Hendersonville Police Department is investigating an arson that occurred at Hendersonville High School's baseball field over the weekend.According to Fire ...



Kayrn Elayne Bishop | Obits  Watauga Democrat

If you had the privilege to meet Elayne Bishop, you knew a woman with a heart of gold — living life to its fullest.



BREAKING: HHS tabs Lindsey as new girls soccer coach  BlueRidgeNow.com

Kayla Lindsey has been named the new girls' soccer coach at Hendersonville High School. Lindsey, 29, will take over in the spring for coach Amber McCullough ...



HHS football rolls by Red Springs in second round of playoffs  BlueRidgeNow.com

The tradition at Hendersonville High football games at Dietz Field features cheerleaders leading the crown in a rousing chorus of “Roll Out the Barrels” after ...



Henderson County Four Seasons Politics: District bar sends five judgeship nominees to governor  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Jul 19, 2018) - BREVARD — Almost 100 attorneys from the judicial district covering Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties cast ballots ...



How Many Celebrities Can You Recognize From These Yearbook Photos?  WRAL.com

The end of summer inevitably means its time for kids to head back to school -- and find the perfect outfit to make a first impression. But perhaps even more ...



Friday Night Hits: Third round of high school football highlights and scores  WYFF Greenville

APP users: Click here for this weeks highlights and scores. Teams from around the Upstate and Western North Carolina took to the field Friday night for round ...



Arrests made in shooting death of 19-year-old Hendersonville High graduate  WLOS

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. -- Authorities have made four arrests in connection with the August 21 death of Kyle Shirlin, 19, a recent Hendersonville High graduate.



The Blood Connection Blood Drives March 17-31 | Calendar  Watauga Democrat

Sunday, March 17, 2019. Walmart – Hendersonville 1-6pm. Rural King (1227 Burkemont Ave Morganton, NC) 1-6pm. Monday, March 18, 2019. Association of ...



Scoreboard: Nashville-area high school football scores from Week 4  The Tennessean

Final scores from Tennessee high school football games on Friday night in Week 4.



USFS warns about increased bear activity in Pisgah  BlueRidgeNow.com

The US Forest *Service* is warning visitors to be on the lookout for black bears in Bent Creek and Black Balsam due to increased reports of bear activity in those ...



Appalachian State University announces 2018 Chancellor's Scholars | Appalachian Today  Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University names 10 incoming students as 2018 Chancellor's Scholars — the university's oldest merit-based scholarship.



Henderson County News: Bears get out of school early  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Oct 10, 2013) - Three bears that climbed high into a persimmon tree on the campus of Hendersonville High School climbed down and ...



Sharks Inspire Science In The WNC Mountains  BPR / Blue Ridge Public Radio

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to biologist Rebecca Helm who moved to Asheville to study jellyfish. While working on the piece, BPR's Helen Chickering.



Henderson County Life: Hendersonville native's debut novel wins acclaim  Hendersonville Lightning

By Bill Moss, Published: April 15, 2018. Related Stories. As a child Heather Bell played with her sister in spooky sheds at her grandparents' home. “My maternal ...



Scoreboard: Week 2 Middle Tennessee high school football  The Tennessean

Check out updated Middle Tennessee and statewide high school football scores.



HHS to get new classroom facility; historic building renovation shelved – The Tribune Papers- Breaking News & Top Local Stories  Thetribunepapers

Hendersonville High's 1926 Stillwell Building is at left, shown from Bearcat Blvd. on varsity football opening night Saturday. Structures doomed for demolition ...



Energetic retired teacher Dot Case goes for school board – The Tribune Papers- Breaking News & Top Local Stories  Thetribunepapers

By Pete Zamplas – Dot Reid Case is as energetic as ever two years into retirement after teaching government locally for 47 years, and she wants to bring her ...



Hendersonville ready to serve alcohol earlier on Sundays  WLOS

The Hendersonville City Council voted 4-1 on Thursday night to allow alcohol sales starting two hours earlier on Sundays.A new North Carolina law allows for ...



Henderson County News: Newman announces candidacy for second term  Hendersonville Lightning

District Attorney Greg Newman will seek a second term in 2018. Comments. By Lightning Reports, Published: February 6, 2018 ...



Marlowe, Sr., Thomas William "Bill"  Greensboro News & Record

GREENSBORO Thomas William "Bill" Marlowe, Sr., age 84, began his journey to heaven Monday, August 13, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family ...



Henderson County News: DRIVER IN FATAL CRASH SENT TO PRISON  Hendersonville Lightning

By Nancy Waclawek, Published: March 23, 2018. Related Stories. Driver in fatal crash remains in jail under $200,000 bond · Driver in fatal crash had history of ...



Hayes School of Music announces piano competition winners  Appalachian State University

The inaugural 2018 Hayes School of Music Piano Competition at Appalachian State University proudly presented awards to winners on Oct. 6. First place was ...



Hendersonville High School Class of 2015 – The Tribune Papers- Breaking News & Top Local Stories  Thetribunepapers

Chris Burton Abel, Morgan Tyler Ahlers, Christopher Michael Ahlgreen, Alexander Burton Anderson, Maghen Jean Ashe, Austin Lee Askew, Keilah Donnae ...



Norths Kalin Ensley transfers to HHS  BlueRidgeNow.com

As a single mom, Betsy Ensley was looking for something that made sense when she was looking for a new home for herself and her son, Kalin. She was ...



Henderson County Business: Lightning wins eight awards at NCPA  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Mar 1, 2018) - RALEIGH — The Hendersonville Lightning received eight awards during the North Carolina Press Association's annual ...



Dual-language program at Henderson County school kicks off  WLOS

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. -- Summer break is over for students at two Henderson County schools on year-round schedules.Monday marked the return for ...



Henderson County News: HHS celebrates the Class of '15  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Jun 12, 2015) - Hendersonville High School celebrated the graduation of the class of 2015 on Friday night.



Henderson County News: Making good from evil for 10 years  Hendersonville Lightning

Henderson County (Nov 13, 2017) - Jeff and Brenda McCleerey had just enjoyed a student-family event at Catawba College, where their daughter Amber was a ...



Bond reduced for man charged in death of Hendersonville teen  WLOS

The man accused of killing a Hendersonville teen in a deadly wreck had his bond reduced and may be back on the road after a Thursday court appearance.



Hendersonville News: Renowned town bands reunite for HHS '68 reunion  Hendersonville Lightning

An early photo of the Casuals, before they added horns for a full beach music sound. Comments. By Bill Moss, Published: October 9, 2013. The Casuals, made ...



Roundtree announces candidacy for council  BlueRidgeNow.com

A new name will be on the next ballot for Hendersonville City Council: Debbie Roundtree.Roundtree, a community activist, officer of the NAACP and Democratic ...



Taylor Swift's Former High School, Which Is Also My Former High School, Names Auditorium After Her; Names Nothing After Me  Nashville Scene

I'm sure most of our readers are familiar with Hendersonville, yes? It's that ivory, suburban haven about 30 minutes northeast of Music City where ev...



Heartbreaking loss: Bearcats fall in state quarterfinals - Sports  BlueRidgeNow.com

HUNTERSVILLE — Hendersonville High School's girls soccer season came to a close on Friday, as it fell 2-0 to unbeaten Lake Norman Charter in the ...



Apple Ambassador takes big bites out of life  BlueRidgeNow.com

Savanna Prince Roper, a 17-year-old Hendersonville High School senior and this year's Apple Ambassador for Henderson County, out-achieves most ...



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