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On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit, N. C. State Bureau of Investigation, N. C. Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency, and the Vance County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 239 Country Acres Drive in Henderson. Officers dismantled a sophisticated indoor marijuana growing operation. Growing marijuana, grow lights, […]
RALEIGH – Officials with the N.C. Forest Service encourage people to celebrate Independence Day by viewing public fireworks displays rather than risk starting fires by setting off their own fireworks. “Many wildfires that occur during this time of the year start due to the careless use of Class C fireworks such as sparklers, fountains, glow […]
For the week of July 2 on North Carolina Weekend, take in one of the performances during the Lees-McRae College Summer theatre in Banner Elk. Marvel at the lorikeets at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach. Tempt your taste buds at Queen’s Feast during Charlotte Restaurant Week. Enjoy the variety of performances […]
Hmmm, they never posted the news item for Wednesday, and it’s not up there yet for Thursday… Maybe they’re on vacation? In the meantime, what are your plans to celebrate July 4th in the area?
RALEIGH – Franklin and Wake counties are the latest to come under quarantine rules restricting the movement of hardwood firewood, ash nursery stock and other ash materials after emerald ash borers were confirmed in both counties. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler signed an emergency quarantine order allowing the expansion. An emerald ash borer was found via […]
Supreme Court Housing Case- AG Loretta Lynch’s Statement/Policy Watch Investigates Senate Budget/Senate Week In Review June 22-26
Alert from the Office of Senator Angela Bryant Supreme Court Housing Case – AG Loretta Lynch’s Statement Policy Watch Investigates: Senate Budget Also Took Aim at Anti-Discrimination Law – Repeal of State Fair Housing & Human Relations Commission Senate Week In Review 6/22 – 26 2015 1. ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA E. […]
Raleigh— Closures that were planned to start this past weekend on the U.S. 401/ Rolesville bypass project will now begin on Monday, July 6, instead, weather permitting. They were originally postponed until July 11, but will begin five days earlier to expedite the work and give drivers access to the bypass earlier. Contractors plan to […]
Today’s usual news from the Census Bureau has not been posted as of this writing. Will update this Wednesday when we get the info.
Our Board of Commissioners has divided their collective responsibilities into committees, each committee headed by an active commissioner. Logically the reason for the committees system is simple. Each commissioner is dependent on the integrity and honesty of fellow commissioners when learning of the voters desires, needs, and wants before making a decision that will affect […]
This past week, the Senate Environment and Public Works committee included two pieces of my legislation in the highway bill, which will improve and expand North Carolina’s infrastructure on I-44 and US 70. Not only is this a boon to the North Carolinians living along the corridors, but also for all of those who will […]
The Henderson City Council has been invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m with USDA/Rural Development State Director Randy Gore regarding housing issues. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue. It is possible a quorum of City Council may attend; however, no action by Council […]
Cooperative Extension in Vance and Warren Counties announces that the biennial Master Gardener Training Class will begin on July 28th. Participants will learn all they need to know to join this pre-eminent volunteer program. Prospective volunteers will receive 40 hours of instruction in all aspects of horticulture, including trees, lawns, flowers, vegetables, fruits, pest management […]
Please note that the July 6th meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. The reason is to enter into closed session to discuss economic development matters that will be addressed in two public hearings later in the meeting. The HR Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m.
The first electric power company in America, and perhaps the world, was formed on this date in 1879 in San Francisco. This was nearly four months before Thomas Edison successfully tested his practical incandescent light bulb, but there was no lack of customers, as the power supplied by the California Electric Light Company illuminated some […]
Raleigh – Two big summer events this week – The Rolling Stones concert and Fourth of July – will mean more drivers on area roadways, including the Fortify I-40/I-440 work zone in Raleigh where crews are shifting lanes in advance of construction on an 8.5-mile stretch of I-40. Nearly 40,000 fans will converge on Carter-Finley Stadium […]
Halifax, Nash, Vance, Warren and Wilson Counties District – 4 Senator Angela R. Bryant Volume 11, Issue XIV Friday, June 26, 2015 To unsubscribe to this newsletter, please click here NEWS FROM RALEIGH… I always welcome your comments, project updates, suggestions, and visits. My office door and electronic door […]
On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit arrested a Wake County resident on heroin related charges. John Gregory Smith, 23, 488 Horace Baker Road, Zebulon was charged with one count of possession of heroin. Smith was placed in the Vance County Jail after failing to post a 20,000.00 […]
Photo of the Week: On Saturday I hosted a reception for an incredible group of young men and women from the Second District who were accepted to attend U.S.Military Service Academies. It was truly an honor to meet these bright students and their families and to congratulate them on their accomplishments. Thank you for your […]
In this week’s address, the President called the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act a victory for hardworking Americans across the country, whose lives are more secure because of this law. The Affordable Care Act is working, and it is here to stay. So far more than 16 million uninsured Americans have gained […]
On this date in 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill establishing the Interstate Highway System, originally of 41,000 miles. Today, that system is America’s main street — linking all 48 continental states along its nearly 47,000 miles, and making it the second largest highway system in the world. The original estimated cost of the […]