As our readers were quicker to notice than we, today’s Daily Dispatch contained a slew of political ads. Are they effective? Do they really tell us about the candidates? Are they enough to formulate and firm up a voting decision? For those who are undecided, there isn’t much time left to choose. Work out your doubts here on our weekend open line.
Jubilee House after the fire There was a fire today at approximately 1:00 p.m. at Jubilee House on Beckford Drive.
Folks, remember that when you think you’ve determined someone’s real identity based on spelling, style, tone, syntax, and other fairly unreliable literary features, you are really just indulging in speculation. There’s only one person who knows for sure, and trust us when we tell you that you don’t want to know! That being said, we’d love to hear some speculation as to winners and losers in some of the races other than the sheriff’s race this coming Tuesday. Let’s have …
The workshop will take place this Saturday November 4 at 2:00 p.m., and it is designed for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children ages 2-3. The program is limited to 35 parents and teachers, and it will provide helpful tips, handouts, and giveaways that will help parents and teachers with reading to children. More information is available at the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library Web site.
As you may know, the 2006 short session of the North Carolina General Assembly ended three months ago, but the work continues in our district and in Raleigh.
This letter is for the purpose of informing all citizens of the City of Henderson of the unfair tax system which has burdened us for many years.
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.
We’re moving the Kitchen away from food for a little while to talk about decorating ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Besides Halloween tomorrow, we have Thanksgiving, Christmas, and for the Extremely Few of us, Hanukkah coming up in the next two months. How do you prepare the house, inside and out, for the festivities of the season? Share your ideas here in the Corner Kitchen.
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 that you can encapsulate your thoughts in a letter-to-the-editor or perhaps a guest column. In any event, this space is yours. Enjoy.
Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a series of occasional book reviews by Claire Ramsey, the Director of Youth Services at the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library. Like all of the books that Ms. Ramsey reviews, each title is available for circulation at the library and is highly recommended.
From time to time, it’s good to take a long, hard look at what is put in the official scorebook.
This message received this morning about the release of K-8 ABC results:
Clean Up Henderson! Committee Chair Diane Barbario with city workers at Appreciation Breakfast The Clean Up Henderson! Committee rewarded city workers and other participants in this year’s Clean Up Henderson! drive with an appreciation breakfast on the morning of Friday, October 27.
When I was a teaching assistant at Penn State, the unwritten standard to which we were held when we accounted for the grading of our classes was a seven percent failure rate — no more, no less. This was indicative to our supervising professors of an acceptable level of difficulty. As we approach a standard of 80% passing on the EOG’s and EOC’s, with a 100% passing rate required by the year 2014 under the so-called “No Child Left Behind” …
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.