Area News

Memorial Day Service Outdoors at the Henderson County Courthouse

Article by W. Clay Crook- The weather was fine on Monday, May 25, 2020 for the outdoor Memorial Day service at the Henderson County Courthouse. The service was brought outdoors to comply with the COVID-19 restrictions. The event was sponsored by American Legion Post #77, Lexington, with the American Legion Post #77 Honor Guard conducting the…

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Henderson County Commission Meets, Presents Budget

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Commission met in the Lexington High School cafeteria on Tuesday evening, May 19, 2020. The additional space was needed to be able to meet in person and stay within the COVID-19 guidelines. The commission approved the following notaries: Tirinda Gross, Mary Holland, Bethany Phillips, Debra Vineyard, Jessica…

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Festival of the Lakes Still On for July 4, 2020

Article by W. Clay Crook- According to the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce the decision has been made to move forward with the annual Festival of the Lakes at Beech Lake on July 4, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the event will not begin until 5:00 p.m. Although several of the traditional events will…

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Structure Fire at Sand Ridge

Article by W. Clay Crook- At 6:02 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020, Henderson County Fire Stations 1, 2 & 7 responded to a structure fire on Sand Ridge – Bargerton Road. Units arrived to find smoke coming from the attic and quickly contained the fire. Henderson County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy said that, “One of…

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LCSS Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Education for the Lexington City School System met on Tuesday evening, May 19, 2020. In discussing the plans for the new school year and the start date, Director of Schools Cindy Olive said that “We are planning to start school on time and stick to our set calendar…

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H.C.S.O Involved with Manhunt in Reagan

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Sheriff’s office and other agencies, including a helicopter, were involved in searching for an Hispanic male in the Reagan on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. A BOLO, or be on the look out, was issued for Juan Machado Garcia, age 26 years, brown eyed, black hair (longer in…

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Car and RV Fire at 106 Mile Marker

Article by W. Clay Crook- The plume from a vehicle fire on the 106-mile marker of Interstate 40 could be easily seen from North Broad Street in Lexington. The Henderson County Fire Department was alerted to the blaze around 10:45 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020. When firefighters arrived, they found a large recreational vehicle which…

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Pastors Group Dedicates Chapel at HCCH

Article by W. Clay Crook- On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, pastors from across Henderson County met with Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray at the Henderson County Community Hospital to meet the new owners and CEO Beau Braden, of Braden Health. After meeting with staff, the group moved over to the… For the complete story, see…

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War Memorial Wreath

Article by W. Clay Crook- Jo Ann Cody, with the VFW Auxiliary and Rhonda Davidson, with the American Legion Auxiliary, replaced the wreaths on the War Memorial at the courthouse at the end of the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25, 2020. For this and other interesting articles, see the May 27th edition of…

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