West grad runs for NC Senate seat

Sam Searcy walked the hall of West Henderson High School with a stack of campaign posters stuck awkwardly beneath his arm. After being elected student body president of the 1994-95 school year, he would...

Senior Bartel Van achieves Eagle Scout rank

All scouts have the same sense of impending doom when they think of the dreaded Eagle Board of Review, the final examination before receiving the award that takes so much freaking time and effort. The grueling...

Interview with school superintendent Bo Caldwell

On Wednesday, September 5, Henderson County school superintendent Bo Caldwell visited West Henderson. Print Editor-in-Chief of Wingspan, Bartel Van Oostendorp, interviewed Caldwell to better understand how the...

Preview: Making monumental decisions

Controversy over confederate monuments brings attention to local plaques, statues, and markers. The rope pulled taut and the brazen Confederate soldier crashed down from his pedestal to become a crumpled heap...

States legalize medical, recreational marijuana

Election night was a frenzy of excitement for the whole country, but the presidency wasn’t the only important choice American voters made that night. In the states of California, Nevada, Maine and...

Fired Up: Freshman spends free time blacksmithing

Freshman Timmy Dorn pounds a hot piece of metal to shape it into an item. Dorn has taken up blacksmithing as a hobby. Photo by Leah Dorn. Timmy Dorn stood by his forge, the crimson embers and orange flames...