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#1 WestHendersonFalcons


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:24 PM

As most of you heard about the manhunt situation that took place in Western North Carolina this past week, it took a crazy turn for us yesterday. After a nearly weeklong manhunt in the Pisgah National Forest, Phillip Stroupe was finally captured last night driving the truck of Tommy Bryson after he kidnapped Bryson from his home in Mills River. Tommy has still not been found. Tommy is the father of West Henderson head basketball coach Joey Bryson. The Bryson's are a staple in this community and Joey is probably the best basketball player to ever suit up for the Falcons. 


Most people in WNC may also know Joey as previously being the head coach at North Buncombe, leading them to 2 straight MAC titles before leaving for West last year. Please say a prayer for the Bryson family as they look for a resolution to this nightmare. Thanks.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:59 PM

Been following this story close. Prayers up

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 06:37 AM

I did not realize this was part of the manhunt story. Hoping for the best for the family and community.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:25 AM

The prayers of everyone here in the McDowell community are with the Bryson family, we hope that there is some resolution to this soon.

Once I started connecting the last name with West Henderson I was immediately thinking if there was any relation to Joey, that makes this even more heartbreaking.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:54 AM

Every please send your condolences to Coach Bryson and his family care of West Henderson High School. This will be an extremely trying time for him since his dad was found. if everyone could continue the support you shown that would be great.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:11 AM

Tragic story and unnecessary. Thank goodness he can be layed to rest properly. To all you western NC people- please quit pulling that red or blue handle at election time and vote out these turds who have let this man be on the streets with his past crimes. These DAs and judges need to go along with the structured sentencing and plea bargains. Prayers from Catawba County for the family and friends.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:28 AM

Amen, CDG.  The turds that have been arrested for aiding him got $5K UN-secured bonds, which is akin to just signing your name to get out of jail.


Your legislature thinks everybody is happy by saving tax dollars not locking these repeat offenders up for good.  Judges are lawyers, DA's are lawyers.  They're all hogs feeding out of the same trough.  They don't care about the public, they care about making sure they all get paid.


Condolences to the Bryson family and the Mills River community.  

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:38 AM

Condolences to the Bryson family and the Mills River community as well.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:33 PM

Condolences to the Bryson family.

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