Don’t forget the 2006 Henderson Downtown Halloween this evening from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission and has proved to be good yearly fun for children and adults alike. Breckenridge Street from Garnett to Wyche Streets will be closed as a children’s activity center. See you there!
Henderson City Council member Bobby Gupton has been on a mission to point out what he perceives as inequities in the joint funding arrangements between the city and the county (i.e. city residents paying approximately double what county residents pay for the same services). What can be done to correct this presumed imbalance? Give your suggestions on this or anything else on today’s open line.
Editor’s Note: Recordings of the Candidate’s Panel were graciously provided by our friends at WIZS and are used by permission. All Vance County candidates running with opposition in the November 7 election showed yesterday at the Candidate’s Panel sponsored by the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, the Vance County Farm Bureau, Vance-Granville Community College, and WIZS Radio.
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Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. We don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to the extra hour of sleep!
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According to a statement from the Henderson Police Department, an arrest was made on October 25 regarding the October 19 robbery of two passengers in a vehicle on the 600 block of McBorn Street.
Editor’s Note: What follows is the beginning of a series of contributions from the Five County Mental Health Authority. This article originally appeared in the Five County Mental Health Authority Newsletter, Third Edition, October – December 2006 and is reprinted with permission.
With Halloween falling early next week, we thought it would be interesting to see what kind of snack, treat, trick, and decoration ideas are out there. Tell us how to carve that pumpkin or freak out the neighborhood kids with bowls of squishy-squashy scariness!
Because we have so many readers from so many diverse walks of life and areas of expertise, we thought it would be a good idea to pool that knowledge for the good of all. If you have a question that needs an answer, post it below. If you have an answer for that question, help your fellow Hendersonians out and share your knowledge for our mutual benefit.
Here’s the place to find the lowest gas prices in Vance County! On your way to work or shop or play, keep an eye out for those friendly prices so you can let the rest of us know where to save!
Don’t forget the Candidate’s Panel on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers in the County Administration Building (old courthouse).
Dwight Cousin addresses the Henderson City Council Resident Dwight Cousin appeared before the Henderson City Council on Monday evening to speak about a citation he received for parking his commerical truck in his yard.
We don’t know about you, but we are looking forward with great interest to Sunday’s Candidate’s Panel. Do panels and debates show the true character of candidates? Let your thoughts be heard on this or anything else on our Friday open line.
It’s a Book! It’s a Plane! It’s a Superhero… at Perry Library’s annual Halloween Party on October 28 at 2:00 p.m. Parents and kids ages 3 – 13, please join us for storytelling, a costume contest, fun food, and more! For signup and more information, please ask us at the Children’s Help Desk.
The State Board of Education will meet next Wednesday and Thursday, November 1-2, in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.
I received this wonderful piece of vocabulary enrichment in an email yesterday from a longtime reader: sock puppet n. A fake persona used to discuss or comment on oneself or one’s work, particularly in an online discussion group or the comments section of a blog. –adj.–sock puppeteer n.–sock puppetry Citations Is this the price tag of anonymity? Spill your guts on this or anything else on today’s open line.
Henderson City Council and FAIR Committee member Bobby Gupton presented the City Council with a spreadsheet yesterday that illustrated his view of the disparity of funding of joint city/county projects.
Some people have expressed interest in a Home in Henderson Sports Section. We fully support the idea. Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll go from there. This being a local interest site, we’d prefer local sports of any variety or age group, along with photos, and we’d also like for people to write under their real names as well. We thank those of you who are interested and look forward to hearing from you soon. In the mean time, …
$95 million to be used for pre-K education, reducing class size, school construction and college scholarships The North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) transferred $95 million last Thursday to the Education Lottery Fund, which will be used to build new schools, reduce class size in the early grades, improve pre-K education programs and provide college scholarships for needy students.