Students to return to school under Plan B

After an extended meeting on Sept. 8, the Henderson County School Board voted to let students return to school on a limited schedule. Plan B would allow students in grades 3-12 to attend in-person classes on a...

Dr. John Bryant named new HCPS superintendent

On Sept. 8, 2020, Dr. John Bryant was named the new superintendent of Henderson County Public Schools. This was announced during the monthly meeting of the Henderson County Board of Public Education. This...

President Trump visits local produce company

President Donald Trump visited the Flavor First Growers and Packers facility in Mills River, N.C. on Monday to speak about the Farmers to Families Food Box program, which Flavor First has been involved with by...

Jackie Corn as new head baseball coach

On Thursday Aug. 13, it was announced that West Henderson’s head baseball coach, Wesley King, would be leaving West and coaching at Christ School. King has coached at West since 2017, and will always be a...

Students start school year virtually

When the first day of school comes around each year, most American students typically prep themselves by picking out their favorite outfit and putting together their bookbags for the next morning. This year,...

Cross country runners face workout restrictions

Jogging up the trail, the boy’s face lit up with a smile. This was the first time he had laid eyes on his teammates in months. Although their faces were covered up by masks, he knew they were beaming back at...

Online AP exams challenge students

In a typical school year, AP students study hard in their courses to prepare themselves for their exams in May. However, the 2019-2020 school year was anything but typical. At West, students either take their...

Summer soccer workouts go online

With spring sports being cancelled and school switching to online learning in March, many students have not been able to get the amount of exercise they need to stay in shape. To help with this issue, the...

Students celebrate Fourth of July amidst pandemic

The Fourth of July seemed to approach quickly this year, as March morphed into July with one fell swoop. While the holiday is typically a time for celebrating our nation, our families, our friends and the...