Henderson County, NC

The latest in fiction, nonfiction at the library

Here's a list of new books at the Henderson County Public Library FICTION TITLES  The Omega Factor by Steve Berry  By The Book by Jasmine Guillory  Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough  Girls Of Flight City by Lorraine Heath  The Sign For Home by Blair Fell  The Last White Rose by Alison Weir  The Fervor by Alma Katsu  Nobody But Us by Laure...
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Navy: North Carolina sailor dead after falling overboard

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — The U.S. Navy says that a North Carolina native assigned to a guided missile destroyer was lost overboard and presumed dead in the Baltic Sea. Seaman Recruit David L. Spearman went overboard Monday from the USS Arleigh Burke, according to a news release. A search effort near Helsinki, Finland, was called off earlier in the week.

BACK IN THE DAY: Great-great Grandpa Levi Jones served in the Union Army

Granny talked a lot about her grandpa, Dr. Levi Jones (1836-1929). He was my great-great grandfather, and I always enjoyed hearing stories about family history. She said back before the Civil War, he had several slaves right here in Henderson County. They were brought into his 1856 marriage by his well-to-do wife, but as head of the new household, he freed them. As the Civil War progressed, he joined the Northern army because their values were more aligned to his own personal beliefs.  ...

District attorney removed for 'willful misconduct' still getting state retirement payments

ASHEVILLE - In 2021, after eight years as district attorney for Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties, Greg Newman was removed from office for what a Superior Court judge said was "willful misconduct" and "conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice." But one thing Newman was not disqualified from was a state pension. According to...

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WLOS — A young U.S. Navy sailor from the Etowah community of Henderson County fell overboard a Navy ship on Monday, Aug. 1 in the Baltic Sea, and the search and rescue efforts have been called off. The family of David "Dee" Spearman confirmed Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, that he was the man who fell overboard Monday near Helsinki, Finland. Spearman was 19 years old.