Code yellow lockdown initiated at West

West Henderson High School went under a code yellow lockdown on Thursday, Oct. 18 after a resident of a nearby neighborhood called to report a bear sighting. The resident notified the school’s front desk...

Deadline soon for voter registration

It’s getting close to Election Day again, and for those who want to vote, it’s important you know how. In order to be eligible to vote in the state of North Carolina there are multiple requirements you...

Marching band wins awards at competition

The West Henderson High School Flying Falcon Marching Band took their 2018 show, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” to competition on Sept. 29 at Enka High School for the ‘Land of the Sky’ band...

Women’s Basketball Coach April Bryson steps down

Women's basketball coach April Bryson stepped down from her position as coach this morning, and released this statement. "I have thoroughly enjoyed the past year and a half coaching girls basketball at West...

HCPS app out now

Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) has introduced a new app allowing students, parents and teachers access to information found on the county's website, as well as school specific websites. The new app is...

Haywood Road traffic mystery solved

Low chatter rumbled through the halls as a crowd of students surrounded the entrance to the classroom of Spanish teacher Melissa Hannah. It was a Tuesday morning, and the collective feeling of dread caused by...

FFA wins first place in display competition

As the annual Mountain State Fair rolled around, Future Farmers of America (FFA) put the final touches on their display. This display represented each career and technical education (CTE) subject taught in...

Henderson County public school enrollment down

Despite national trends, public school enrollment in Henderson County is declining. Moreover, this is not an isolated issue. Many public schools above the Sun Belt are experiencing a decline in student...

Tropical Storm Florence: what you need to know

The eye of former Hurricane Florence slammed into the coasts of North and South Carolina on Thursday, September 13, bringing massive flooding, storm surge and winds, and leaving coastal residents stranded on...