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FACT OR FICTION

FACT OR FICTION FACT OR FICTION

 

Hi - I'm Art Cooley, President and General Manager of WHKP RADIO.

Welcome to FACT OR FICTION, a name, borrowed from a long time ago when community leaders sat around a table for a MERCHANTS MEETING....and after all official business had been conducted, those in attendance each contributed to the meeting what they were HEARING ON THE STREET about rumors from various contacts. I sat in these various groups for many years.

 

 

Some of the information each member presented was FACT and for sure.  Some of the information was simply FICTION, and could be considered no more than 'gossip'.  It was all presented in the spirit of STAYING IN TOUCH WITH OUR COMMUNITY and the Western North Carolina Area...and being well-informed.  

We have 'cranked up' this  "FACT OR FICTION" commentary UP AGAIN, just to prove that what 'goes round, comes round'....and in the spirit of community involvement....and frankly just plain FUN.

 

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NEWEST FACT OR FICTION ITEMS 

FACT;

March 3, 2017 - The TRYON STEEPLECHASE will move from a track off I-26 in Landrum, where the event has been held since 1988, to a new track on 115 acres on Highway 9, near the Tryon International Equestrian Center. TIEC will be involved in the sponsorship of this annual event and will be responsible for increasing the purse to $150,000. The new track becomes a full mile event instead of a 3/4 milel track at the old location.  This is believed to attract a larger field of horses for the competition.

FACT:

March 3, 2017 - COOKOUT, the restaurant chain, has announced they will be building an outlet on Highway 64 East here in Hendersonville, across the road from Sonic Drive-In.

January 17, 2017

FACT:  HENDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO BUILD NEW $25 MILLION SCHOOL AT CURRENT SCHOOL PROPERTY.

January 18, 2017

FACT - HENDERSONVILLE POST OFFICE ON 5th AVENUE WEST WILL BE CLOSING THIS YEAR AND BECOME A PARKINGL LOT OF RHENDERSONVILLE'S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.  NOT CLEAR HET WHERE POST OFFICE WILL BE LOCATED.    STAY TUNED.

 FACT - PUBLIX GROCERY COMPANY WILL DEFINITELY OPEN A MODERN SUPER MARKET on a large tract of land on the South Side of Hendersonville, primarily the former  Atha Plaza Area.  Only a few city permits remain before construciton begins.

FICTION -Will the old FOOD LION GROCERY on 25 South (just south of Atha Plaza) become a FUDDRUCKERS RESTAURANT and EARTHFARE GROCERY  ?  If that becomes a fact, then some think the hot dog restaurant will be looking for new quarters.

FACT - NO NEWS ON DEVELOPING  old theatre property on 7th Avenue East,  purchased last year by Park Ridge Hospital.

FACT - City of Hendersonville officials are looking to expand parking in the 7th Avenue Shopping District by leasing or purchasing some available land on which they would make parking lots.

SUBMITTED BY A VIEWER TO FACT OR FICTION

THIS IS FACT:  The folks who are trying to revive 7th avenue are baying at the moon.  It just ain't gonna happen.

 

FICTION - RED LOBSTER is planning on locating a restaurant in Hendersonville.

FICTION - TUPELO HONEY RESTAURANT, which started in Asheville and now features locations in Greenville, SC; Charlotte, Raleigh, and Chattanooga is said to be considering locating a restaurant in Atlanta and in Hendersonville.