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CONCERN EXPRESSED FOR LOCAL CONFEDERATE AND OTHER HISTORICAL MONUMENTS; NC'S GOVERNOR COOPER FAVORS REMOVAL

CONCERN EXPRESSED FOR LOCAL CONFEDERATE AND OTHER HISTORICAL MONUMENTS; NC'S GOVERNOR COOPER FAVORS REMOVAL

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RESPONSE TO WHKP'S WEB POLL QUESTION ON THE STATION'S WEB SITE IS CURRENTLY RUNNING 5 TO 1 AGAINST REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE WAR MEMORIALS

Reports from Asheville Police early Friday morning indicated the Robert E. Lee memotral close to the Vance memorial statue in downtown Asheville had been vandalized.

Local citizens are expressing concern on Facebook and other social media for Confederate and other related memorials on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse and for those of historical figures at Hendersonville City Hall.

Art Cooley, General Manager of WHKP, published the following, with photos, on the WHKPFacebook Page:

"The ceramic model used for making molds to cast a bronze statue of the three North Carolinian's who served as President of the United States is at Hendersonville's City Hall, with the complete story of how this display came to Hendersonville. The bronze statue of North Carolina Presidents - General Andrew Jackson; James Knox Polk and Andrew Johnson is on permanent display at Capital Square in Raleigh, NC."

Meanwhile, North Carolina's Democrat Governor Roy Cooper says he favors removing hundreds of historial and Confederate monuments here in the Tar Heel state, and he has laid out a plan for their removal:

Governor Cooper Calls for the Removal of Confederate Monuments
Posted by Jeffrey C. Billman on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 5:45 PM

In a post on Medium this afternoon, Governor Cooper called for the removal of the roughly one hundred Confederate monuments in North Carolina:

“Some people cling to the belief that the Civil War was fought over states’ rights,” he wrote. “But history is not on their side. We cannot continue to glorify a war against the United States of America fought in the defense of slavery. These monuments should come down.”

What happened in Charlottesville, the governor said, could have happened in any of the North Carolina cities with monuments honoring the Lost Cause.

“Charlottesville could have been Raleigh, or Asheboro, or any other city in North Carolina that is home to a Confederate monument,” Cooper wrote. “I don’t pretend to know what it’s like for a person of color to pass by one of these monuments and consider that those memorialized in stone and metal did not value my freedom or humanity. Unlike an African-American father, I’ll never have to explain to my daughters why there exists an exalted monument for those who wished to keep her and her ancestors in chains.”

Yesterday, after demonstrators tore down a statue atop a Confederate monument in downtown Durham, Cooper tweeted that there is a “better way” to go about it. In his post, he expanded on his criticism of leftist demonstrators taking matters into their own hands, saying he’s looking out for their safety.

“I understand the frustration of those fed up with the pace of change. But after protesters toppled a statue in Durham Monday night, I said there was a better way to remove these monuments,” he wrote. “My first responsibility as governor is to protect North Carolinians and keep them safe. The likelihood of protesters being injured or worse as they may try to topple any one of the hundreds of monuments in our state concerns me. And the potential for those same white supremacist elements we saw in Charlottesville to swarm the site, weapons in hand, in retaliation is a threat to public safety.”

In his post, he laid out a three-pronged approach.
First, the North Carolina legislature must repeal a 2015 law that prevents removal or relocation of monuments. Cities, counties and the state must have the authority and opportunity to make these decisions.

Second, I’ve asked the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to determine the cost and logistics of removing Confederate monuments from state property as well as alternatives for their placement at museums or historical sites where they can be studied in context.

Third, the North Carolina legislature should defeat a bill that grants immunity from liability to motorists who strike protesters. That bill passed the state House and remains alive in the Senate. The Senate should kill it. Full stop. Those who attack protesters, weaponizing their vehicles like terrorists, should find no safe haven in our state.

 

IN THIS HARVEST SEASON, TRUMP PROPOSES DRASTIC CUT-BACKS IN IMMIGRATION;  MEADOWS SUPPORTS "GUEST WORKER" PROGRAMS

IN THIS HARVEST SEASON, TRUMP PROPOSES DRASTIC CUT-BACKS IN IMMIGRATION; MEADOWS SUPPORTS "GUEST WORKER" PROGRAMS

MEADOWS SUPPORTS "GUEST WORKER" PROGRMS FOR LOCAL AGRICULTURE  

HE ALSO SUPPORTS PRESIDENT'S TRUMP'S "...MISSION TO PUT AMERICA FIRST..."

As the crop harvesting season here in Henderson County is reaching its peak  hundred...if not thousands...of immigrants are helping harvest everything from apples, to beans, o tomatos hundrends of acres of in fields here in Henderson County.

And a while back, Preident Trump got the attention of local growers by proposing to cut legal immigration in the United States in half.

Understanding the impact this could have on local agriculture, WHKP News asked Western North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows how he felt about the President's proposal to cut legal immigration back so drastically.  Here is Congressman Meadow's response:

"Congressman Meadows has long believed that our country's history of legal immigration is fundamental to what America is--a nation of tremendous talent, diversity, and global competitiveness. Right at home, our immigrant community has been a critical part of Western North Carolina’s economy, and we remain firmly committed to solutions such as guest worker programs that allow for a thriving labor force.

While there is a need for common sense reform to our legal immigration system, our primary focus is on solving the problem of illegal immigration through solutions like increased border security, workplace enforcement, and others. We look forward to continuing our support of the President in his mission to put America first and rebuild our economy for the forgotten men and women.”

It is not clear what the next step will be in the President's plan to cut back legal immigration, but some local growersl, like local immigration reform leader Bert Lemkes of Trihistil and Van Wingerden's, have indicated to WHKP News they plan to be in Washington D.C. soon to discuss the issue and to further pursue meaningful reforms that will not cripple local agriculture...which relies heavily on immigrant labor to plant, care for, and harvest the crops that make up Henderson County's agriculural industry.

By Larry Freeman

 

 

COMMISSIONERS SELECT CONSTRUCTION MANAGER FOR THE NEW HHS CAMPUS

COMMISSIONERS SELECT CONSTRUCTION MANAGER FOR THE NEW HHS CAMPUS

THE NEW CAMPUS IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETE BY THE FALL OF 2020   

Vannoy Construction Company has been selected by Henderson County commissioners to manage and oversee the construction of he new $52.6 million dollar campus for Hendersonville High School.

John Mitchell, who is the county's business and community development director, said the decision was a long process that included county schools, the ounbty's capital projects departments, the county auditor, and others.

With the selection of Vannoy, county staff can move forward now with negotiations for pre-construcion services for the new school.

Consruction of the new campus, mostly on the former Boyd property at Five Points, is set to be complete by the fall of 2020.

With arificial turf now down on the athletic fields at East, West and North Henderson High Schools, anorher $195 thousand will be pulled from the county school's capital budget to cover the cost of the new fields

In their mweting Monday, county commissioners also recognized the 60th anniversary of the Henderson County Rescue Squad.

And county commissioners instructed the county manager to work with all county departments to give employees an oppotunity to witness the total solar eclipse on Monday..

FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE GETS $30 THOUSAND GRANT FROM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE GETS $30 THOUSAND GRANT FROM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

FROM THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF HENDERSON COUNTY   

The Flat Rock Playhouse honored by generous grant from Community Foundation of Henderson County

Flat Rock, NC (August 16, 2017)) – The Flat Rock Playhouse has been awarded a grant of $30,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

According to the Playhouse, the grant will be used for Studio 52, Flat Rock Playhouse’s educational initiative and family programming. In recent years, Studio 52 has produced family shows with such notable productions as The Wizard of Oz, James and the Giant Peach, and most recently, Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

"It is a wonderful honor to have been awarded this grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County in recognition of our new Studio 52 Family Series Programming. Our 2017 season is the litmus test for this new initiative and so far the results have been extremely encouraging," says Lisa K. Bryant, Producing Artistic Director for the Playhouse.

"Importantly, this generous grant will allow us to grow our Family Programming further so that we may continue to provide quality theatre and training at an affordable cost to both the students involved and the audiences coming to see them. We are encouraged by the Foundation's generosity, and overjoyed for their support."

There are three shows remaining in the 2017 Studio 52 Family Series. You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pinkalicious The Musical, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

“After the recent completion of the strategic plan by the Flat Rock Playhouse, we are excited to help implement the Studio 52, children and family component of this plan,” stated McCray Benson, President/CEO of the Community Foundation. “The work the Playhouse has completed thus far has placed them on the path for a very positive direction. This is particularly significant for such a key charitable organization in our community.”

FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE

PREPARING FOR THE AUGUST 21ST SOLAR SHOW; HENDERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE ON AN EARLY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE THAT DAY

PREPARING FOR THE AUGUST 21ST SOLAR SHOW; HENDERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE ON AN EARLY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE THAT DAY

WILL BE VISIBLE IN MUCH OF WESTERN NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA   

The Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017  

Hendersonville Elementary, Bruce Drysdale Elementary and Henderson County Early College High will dismiss students at noon on Aug. 21 for the solar eclipse, the school system announced today.

Henderson County Public Schools will operate on an early dismissal schedule.

PSPM will provide childcare services Monday afternoon for students who are registered for care. However, students will not participate in any eclipse viewing activities.

What is now being called "The Great American Solar Eclipse" will cross over parts of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina on August 21 2017. What makes this eclipse "Great"? It will be a total eclipse, which by itself is rare at any given location, and it will transect much of the Continental US, and will, thus, be seen by large numbers of people.

The total eclipse will begin near Newport, Oregon at 1:16 PM EDT and will end near Charleston, South Carolina at 2:48 PM EDT. A partial eclipse will occur for the rest of the United States.

THE UPCOMING AUGUST 21ST TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE  

TO BE VISIBLE IN MANY PARTS OF WESTERN NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA   

The last time a total eclipse was seen in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia was March 7 1970.

If you do not witness the eclipse on August 21 2017, another one will be along eventually:

The next time a total eclipse will seen in the Continental United States (but not GA, SC, or NC) will be April 8 2024.

The next time a total eclipse will be seen in Georgia will be August 12 2045.

The next time a total eclipse will be seen in South Carolina will be March 30 2052.

The next time a total eclipse will be seen in North Carolina will be May 11 2078.

Time of the eclipse at 4 locations:

Location Start of Partial Eclipse Start of Total Eclipse End of Total Eclipse End of Partial Eclipse
Macon County Airport 1:06:37 pm 2:35:18 pm 2:37:47 pm 4:00:48 pm
Greenville-Spartanburg Airport 1:09:35 pm 2:38:34 pm 2:40:17 pm 4:03:07 pm
Anderson Airport 1:08:52 pm 2:37:47 pm 2:40:18 pm 4:03:06 pm
Clemson Airport 1:08:18 pm 2:37:07 pm 2:39:44 pm 4:02:33 pm

Cloudiness Climatology for 2-3 pm on August 21:

An important consideration is the possibility of clouds. Afternoon cumulus clouds and thunderstorms are common elements of the early to late afternoons, especially over the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills. Generally speaking, clouds can be expected over any given location about 30 to 50 percent of the time at 2:38pm on August 21. There is additionally an approximately 10% chance of rain at that particular time at any location in the area.

Safety Information:

If you value your sight, you should never look directly at the sun at any time, and for any reason. It is no more or less dangerous to look at the sun during a partial eclipse than at any other time; it is always dangerous. Actually, the ONLY time it is safe to look directly in the direction of the sun without eye protection is during a total eclipse. This is because the moon completely covers the sun at that time, blotting-out the harmful rays. However, the total phase of this eclipse will only last a couple minutes, and one must be careful not to look at the sun immediately before or after the total phase.

ARTIFICIAL TURF RIBBON CUTTING DATES SET FOR THREE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS ATHLETIC FIELDS

ARTIFICIAL TURF RIBBON CUTTING DATES SET FOR THREE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS ATHLETIC FIELDS

TOTAL COST FOR EAST, WEST, AND NORTH FIELDS:  $2.95 MILLION  

THE FIRST NEW FIELD RIBBON CUTTING IS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT   

Earlier this year, Henderson county's board of commissioners committed to installing artificial turf on the athletic fields of all four Henderson County high schools.  The fields at North, East, and West High Schools would be done this summer...artifical turf will be installed on the athletic field at Hendersonville High when the new campus is constructed at Five Points.  

The total cost of it all is expected to be in the $2.95 million range and some $200 thousand over budget, not including future costs for turf at the yet-to-be-built new HHS.  Commissioners have voted to cover the shortfall in the costs.  And commissioners had specified that the new turf be installed and ready for the start of the new high school football season.  

With the fields set for the start of the new tootball season getting underway this Friday night, ribbon cutting dates have been set for each of the three new athletic fields.  

The official ribbon cutting at West Henderson High will take place this Friday August 18 at 7pm.  The ribbon will be cut on the new field at North Henderson High School at 7pm on Friday August 25th.  And the ribbon cutting on the new field at East Henderson High School will be at 7pm on Friday September 1.

Again, commissioners have committed to a new field for Hendersonville High School when the planned new campus for HHS is built at Five Points.

 

 

LOWELL GRIFFIN ENTERS 2018 RACE FOR SHERIFF OF HENDERSON COUNTY

LOWELL GRIFFIN ENTERS 2018 RACE FOR SHERIFF OF HENDERSON COUNTY

HE WILL BE SEEKING THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION  

OPPOSING INCUMBENTGOP  SHERIFF CHARLIE MCDONALD  

GRIFFIN RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:

I was born and raised in Henderson County. I have lived in the Edneyville / Fruitland area my entire life. I am proud of Henderson County and have fond memories and friends located throughout various parts of the county. I am an alumni of the former Edneyville High School, a heritage that I cherish. I grew up in a very humble home but had parents that offered a lot of love and taught me that respecting others is paramount to my success and the success of our society. This respect has allowed me to befriend many folks throughout the many various communities within Henderson County. I have watched all of these communities grow and develop over the years as I worked to serve the people of this county. I believe that understanding the demographics of the communities within Henderson County is a necessary step in serving the residents here.

I developed a work ethic as I grew up working on area farms, putting up hay, harvesting crops, and learning any skill I could along the way. Today I cut my own firewood, mow my own grass, and care for some livestock that I own. I also share wood cutting and lawn mowing responsibilities for my mother with my brother. I have obtained various skills over the years and accomplish most necessary projects myself from construction to mechanical work. I reveal all of this to reveal that hard work, even physical work, does not intimidate me in the least. Hard work has also instilled conservative values. I understand that your tax money is hard earned. I budget and manage my finances in a wise and conservative manner and I intend to do the same with your tax dollars.

I enjoy various activities outdoors when I have time but especially enjoy fishing. I also enjoy physical activity and work out regularly. My brother and I also do some mechanical as well as paint and body work on the side. We are currently in the process of some vehicle restorations. I am a member of and attend Mt. Moriah Baptist church in Edneyville. Faith is a guiding principle of my life. I have grown up with my brother in the emergency services and today my brother, Robert Griffin, is a career fire chief with Edneyville Fire and Rescue.
Early in life I became involved in local emergency services and found my nic

e as a public servant. I have currently been an active firefighter / EMT over 35 years. My early years associated with the fire/rescue industry allowed me to really comprehend what it meant to help someone who was experiencing one of the worst days of their life. I developed a servant’s heart and knew that I wanted to be in a profession where I was able to make a positive impact on others. During my time as a firefighter I have served in many capacities including that of chief for many years. The opportunity to serve has been challenging and I have been part of a brotherhood that has experienced some heartbreaking events but it has been overall a tremendously rewarding endeavor. I have been fortunate enough to be the recipient of several awards as a firefighter and still love the feeling I get from serving and aiding those in need. To this day I remain active and leave my activities, my family, and even my bed if I’m available to help someone in need. As with many Henderson County Firefighters I do this giving of my time for both training and responding to emergency calls without compensation. I currently sit on the Edneyville Fire and Rescue Board of directors where my experiences in budget management have been enhanced.

In 1992 I entered the profession of law enforcement and accepted a position with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office. My time as an officer has also been very rewarding. Again I have witnessed and been involved with many tragic events but overall my career has been very rewarding. I worked with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office serving in various capacities to include a detention officer, civil process server, patrol officer, and investigator and in all divisions served as a supervisor. I also obtained both general and specialized instructor certifications and have instructed both law enforcement cadets as well as veteran officers for over 15 years. During my career I undertook special assignments as a SWAT officer and was one of the founding officers of the Henderson County Bomb Squad where I served as a bomb tech from 2002 until 2014. Throughout my career I have again been fortunate enough to receive numerous awards and again enjoyed my calling to serve the people in Henderson County. During my time at Henderson County I also worked hand in hand with all Henderson County emergency services in the capacity as an incident commander in large scale events. Henderson County was also fortunate enough to have obtained contracts for service from Blue Ridge Community College, Hendersonville Housing Authority, and Mills River Township. My position on the command staff at the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office allowed me the opportunity to develop and enhance the contracts with these entities. In 2014 I took a position with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and currently serve there as the Operations Captain and supervise narcotics investigations as well as criminal interdiction.

After much prayer and encouragement to do so from citizens of Henderson County I have chosen to enter the race for the position of sheriff of Henderson County and seek the republican nomination. I feel that my main attribute, that which I have proven, is that I have the heart of a servant. True leadership arises from servitude and my experiences in emergency services and law enforcement, both good and bad, have enabled me to develop a vision of what true servitude to the people encompasses., A dedication to the job and a love for the people have propelled me to announce my candidacy for the position. I truly believe that law enforcement should answer to the need of the public and not the needs of an entity. In the coming months I intend to reveal a platform rich with ideas that I believe will alter some current policies of the sheriff’s office to better serve you, the people of the county. Those ideas include providing job security for the officers who so diligently serve you, a reorganization of the department to better allocate resources to serve the people, increased accountability to the taxpayers, improving agency relationships while maximizing manpower, providing the services that taxpayers fund to ALL communities, and openly confronting the narcotics issues facing Henderson County. My goal is to serve all demographics of Henderson County with the highest quality of service that you genuinely deserve.

I appreciate all of the folks who have stepped forward to encourage me to pursue this position and are willing to share my passion by serving on my election committee. Those folks include Don Ward (committee chair), Jeff Donaldson (treasurer), Roy Perry, Steve (Boulder) Dalton, Mike Peppers, Bill Hill, Terry Brackett, Dr. Bryan Melton, Frankie Capps, Charlie Galloway, Keaton Jones, and Tim Griffin. Please take a moment to look over my resume and, if any questions remain I encourage you to approach myself or any of my committee members you may be familiar with and ask questions.
I sincerely look forward to serving you, the people of Henderson County.

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT:   WHKP SET TO START ITS SCHEDULE OF 2017 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES "LIVE" ON WHKP AM AND FM AND ON WHKP.COM!

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT: WHKP SET TO START ITS SCHEDULE OF 2017 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES "LIVE" ON WHKP AM AND FM AND ON WHKP.COM!

EVERY BROADCAST FOLLOWED BY ALL THE SCORES OF WNC HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES  

With the all new conference alignments WHKP has some great games on tap for this fall.
It all begins August 18th when North travels to Hendersonville and the regular season will end November 3rd when Hendersonville travels to East.This year the schedule to totally new...new rivalries like Franklin at Hendersonville are on the schedule, and T.C Roberson and West play each other again..this time its a conference game.   

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COVERAGE 2017  

WHKP FM AND AM 71 YEARS OF PLAY BY PLAY  

8/18 NORTH AT HENDERSONVILLE  
8/25 HENDERSONVILLE AT WEST
9/1   WEST AT EAST
9/8  OWEN AT HENDERSONVILLE
9/15 MADISON AT EAST
9/22 TC ROBERSON AT WEST
9/29 ASHEVILLE AT NORTH
10/6 FRANKLIN AT HENDERSONVILLE
10/13 WEST AT NORTH
10/20 PISGAH AT HENDERSONVILLE
10/27 BREVARD AT HENDERSONVILLE
11/3 HENDERSONVILLE AT EAST

TEENAGER CHARGED WITH LAST NOVEMBER'S PARTY ROCK WILDFIRE IN BAT CAVE, CHIMNEY ROCK, AND LAKE LURE

TEENAGER CHARGED WITH LAST NOVEMBER'S PARTY ROCK WILDFIRE IN BAT CAVE, CHIMNEY ROCK, AND LAKE LURE

MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN COURT THIS WEEK  

17-YEAR OLD AARON ROLLS CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WILDFIRE THAT BURNED  ALMOST 7,000 ACRES AND TOOK HUNDREDS OF FIREMEN ALMOST FOUR WEEKS TO CONTROL   

One photo of the fire burning up the side of Rumbling Bald Mountain was taken in Lake Lure.  The other photo of the fire is from the Bat Cave Baptist Church and shows the fire burning up the Hickory Nut Gorge last November.   

A 17-year-old faces a misdemeanor charge of negligently setting, or causing to be set, a wildfire that grew to consume nearly 7,000 acres in Lake Lure and the surrounding area last year.

The Hendersonville Times-News is reporting that Aaron Rolls, 17, is facing a class two misdemeanor charge in connection with the Party Rock Fire in November that also burned forest land in Chimney Rock Village and Bat Cave, Lake Lure officials said in a news release on the town’s website.

Rolls made his first appearance in a Rutherford County Superior Court earlier this week, after being served by District Attorney Ted Bell with a criminal summons in July.

Rolls is facing charges for allegedly “negligently setting or causing to be set on fire of any woods, land or fields in any county under the protection of the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources.”

For over four weeks in November, the fire burned 2,489 acres on state park property and 4,653 acres on private property, according to the release. Firefighting costs are estimated at $7 million.

Rolls has applied for a court-appointed lawyer and attorney Brian Oglesby was assigned the case.

“Under North Carolina law, someone who starts a wildfire can only be charged with a felony of it is intentionally set or if it ends up burning a building or results in a serious injury,” Bell says in the release.

If it only burns brushlands or woodlands or was negligently started, then it can only be charged as a misdemeanor, no matter how much damage it does.

“Because of the excellent work by all of the people involved in fighting this fire, there was no damage to any buildings and no one was injured, and the evidence is it was negligently set,” Bell says.

However, under North Carolina law, the defendant may be sued by the property owners whose land was damaged by the fire.

“The Party Rock fire presented our area with some tremendous challenges,” Lake Lure Mayor Bob Keith says in the release. “There remains certainly a great deal of interest in the investigation, but we are fully confident in our state and local law enforcement officials to work through the court process in this matter.”

Rolls is scheduled to appear in court for a probable cause hearing on Aug. 30.

The investigation into the Party Rock Fire continues.

OVER-TURNED JEEP IN UPWARD LEADS TO B&E, LARCENY, METH, AND OTHER DRUG CHARGES

OVER-TURNED JEEP IN UPWARD LEADS TO B&E, LARCENY, METH, AND OTHER DRUG CHARGES

CHRISTOPHER JAMES GILLIAM IN CUSTODY;  DEPUTIES LOOKING FOR JARRET GORDON   

On August 8, 2017 at approximately 3:50 PM deputies responded to a call for service in the area of 200 Upward Rd. Deputies found an overturned Jeep Cherokee in the yard with two male subjects near it acting suspiciously.

Deputies detained one of the males and the other fled the scene. During the course of investigation, deputies identified one of the subjects as Christopher James Gilliam, age 30, of Matthews, North Carolina. Deputies located the second subject hiding in the brush a short distance away and identified him as Jarret Olin Gordon, age 27, of Indian Trail, North Carolina.

Gordon and Gilliam were subsequently charged with misdemeanor second-degree trespassing, felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of Schedule III controlled substance. Both were transported to the Henderson County Jail and placed under a $3500 secured bond. Gordon posted bond and was released.

Gilliam remains in the Henderson County Jail under a $14,500 bond after additional charges of felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering were brought when the home owner returned and was able to identify property recovered at the scene by the responding deputies.

Deputies are now looking for Jarret Gordon on the additional charges of felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering. Should anyone have any information concerning the whereabouts of Jarret Gordon please contact the Henderson County Sheriff's office at 828-697-4911.