On February 25th the Hooker Falls pedestrian bridge got a new name. At a small ceremony, Commissioner Troxler officially renamed it the Bill Yarborough Bridge.

Recently retired, Bill has been getting things done for Western North Carolina in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service for 35 years. As Assistant to the Commissioner, Bill led the charge to construct the Bill Yarborough bridge. “They” told him it would take two years to get it built. It took Bill six months. We call him the Rainmaker.

Bill had no idea about the ceremony and arrived blind folded for a complete surprise. He was visibly moved and it was very well deserved. We wish him a very happy retirement.

Bill Yarborough (left) with Commissioner Troxler (right) at the recent bridge dedication ceremony