Hi Vance County, The Relay For Life of Vance County will be kicking off its 2007 event on January 25th, 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center downtown.
Any reactions to the State of the Union address last night? Post your thoughts on that or anything else on today’s open line.
**Updated** Editor’s Note: The meeting which was tentatively scheduled for January 30, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the County Courthouse has now been confirmed. At the Public Safety Committee report portion of the Henderson City Council meeting on Monday night, the Reverend Frank Sossamon reported on the progress of the Youth Protection Ordinance.
By now, some of you may have noticed the green box with the word “Classifieds” written in it under the WRAL radar/weather report in the upper left-hand margin of the site.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) released the following statement today in advance of the President’s State of the Union address tonight:
Editor’s Note: The author of this article sits on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina, Vance County Unit. The Henderson City Council resolved last night to request a public meeting of with the Vance County Board of Commissioners in yet another attempt to resolve the impasse in negotiations over the fate of the Armory and the former library on Rose Avenue.
2005-06 Quiz Bowl Winners The 2006-07 Public Library Quiz Bowl will take place for the first time in Perry Library Meeting Room Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m.
The Community Development Committee, chaired by Henderson City Council member Garry Daeke, is scheduled to meet at 1:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Chip Bartlett of Holland Consultants will be present to update members on the progress of the historically slow-moving David Streed CDBG project and to discuss future plans. With that, the floor is yours. Go for it.
Lt. Irvin Robinson of the Henderson Police Department passed this area crime information alert along to us:
Illegal pile of refuse within Henderson city limits Yesterday members Bobby Gupton, Lynn Harper, and Elissa Yount of the Henderson City Council, accompanied by City Manager Jerry Moss, Assistant City Manager Mark Warren, Code Compliance Director Corey Williams, and other city employees toured Henderson to survey problem areas of the city.
COME ONE, COME ALL! INDOOR YARD SALE Featuring lots of nice women’s and men’s clothes, large handmade decorator wreathes, pictures, lamps, home decor items, old phonograph records (LPs), etc.
The Henderson City Council is scheduled to go on a ride-along today at 3:00 p.m. In addition to other areas of the City, they expect to survey Rowland Street and the emergency sewer needs in that area. In that vein, the FAIR Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at City Hall to discuss emergency fund appropriations to replace the sewer line in that area. What else does the City Council need to look at as they ride through Henderson? …
Here is the agenda for tonight’s Council meeting:
The Daily Dispatch reports that the City’s Land Planning Development Committee is going to give it one more go with the County in a face-to-face to resolve the impasse over the Armory/Rose Avenue Library building issue. Oddly enough, I am currently teaching my 5th graders the term compromise: when one party gives something up to get something in return. Can the City and the County reach this state? Voice your opinion here on our weekend open line.
Greenville, N.C. — Congressman G. K. Butterfield will host more than 250 area clergy leaders for a summit on how churches and government can form partnerships to combat poverty on Saturday, January 20 at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge voted today for the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007, which would repeal $14 billion in government subsidies and tax breaks to oil companies and invest the money in developing alternative fuels and energy efficiency.
The good news is that Henderson’s fund balance is improving. The bad news is that our tax collection rate is not up to snuff compared to other cities our size. What can be done? Throw in your taxable two cents on today’s open line.
Curtis Averette of the accounting firm William L. Stark and Company presented the comprehensive annual financial report for the City of Henderson to the FAIR Committee yesterday.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) announced today that he will serve on the Homeland Security and Budget committees for the 110th Congress.
Vance County Schools are running on a normal schedule. If there are any changes, we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as possible.