When I signed my first contract with Vance County Schools, I was faced with the problem of finding a place to live. Having just come from New York, one of the first things I did was walk up and down Garnett Street looking for a for-rent sign above one of the stores. “I done drug water” is the phrase that best expresses the results. Am I the only one who will ever have wanted to live downtown, or do you …
By Debra Grice The Community Development Committee met in the Conference Room at City Hall at 1:00 p.m. yesterday with the Certificate of Occupancy as the main topic.
Planning & Community Development Director Erris Dunston told the Henderson City Council during Monday’s regular meeting that her department was applying for a $1 million grant to renovate 33 apartments on Garnett Street.
The Vance County Board of Commissioner’s Human Resources Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 in the office of County Manager Jerry Ayscue. No agenda for the meeting was provided.
At Monday’s regular meeting of the Henderson City Council, member Mary Emma Evans voiced her concern about [water] bills in the City.
According to an article in The Daily Dispatch this morning, Southern Vance High School James Pickens Sr. resigned yesterday.
At yesterday’s joint meeting of the City of Henderson’s Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee and Vance County’s Intergovernmental Committee, County Manager Jerry Ayscue expressed concern over the City’s proposed Certificate of Occupancy (CO) ordinance.
Signs around Henderson exhort voters to cast their ballot for a “new direction”, but do not explicitly state what that new direction is. Fuss and discuss the questions on today’s open line.
*Congratulations to 2007 Governor’s School Students* The list of students who completed the 2007 Governor’s School session is now available online.
On Sunday, September 16, 2007 there will be a Candidates’ Forum for all of the candidates who have opposition in the upcoming local municipal election.
This sign was photographed on E. Young Street Hendersonians may have noticed signs inveighing residents to “Vote for A New Direction” springing up along city streets. According to a source close to the election, the signs are being placed by Henderson businessman Cliff Rogers and candidate for the Ward 2 seat Michael Inscoe. It is unknown at this time who is responsible for the conception of the signs and who is paying for their production.
Responding to a proposal for a new funding arrangement for joint projects made by Henderson City Manager Jerry Moss at an August 14 City-County meeting, County Manager Jerry Ayscue took the opportunity to reply to some of the points made in Moss’ proposal at the outset of yesterday’s meeting.
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North Carolina’s performance on the SAT dropped in 2007, mirroring the nation’s overall change in performance on the college entrance exam.
** Updated ** A Henderson City Council Community Development meeting has been set for Thursday, August 30, at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at City Hall to discuss the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) Ordinance.
Before the beginning of the public hearing on the subject of the ordinance amendments, City Attorney John Zollicoffer explained that under the current ordinance, non-conforming auto repair facilities cannot have a vehicle on their lots for more than 180 days.
There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Pegram Agency located at 191 Ruin Creek Road on Wednesday, August 29 from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. Even though school is back in session, all blood types are still needed. Contact Heidi Garland at 252.438-8373 with any questions.
I hope everyone had as good a start of school as I did. I’m teaching two terrific bunches of kids, and I’m looking forward to a great year. The open line is yours. Enjoy.
From left to right: Kareem Fitts, Martin Neal, Julius Mitchell, and Public Works Director Linda Leyen On Friday, August 24, 2007, garbage truck 328 manned by Julius Mitchell, Martin Neal, and Kareem Fitts went to pick up garbage at Lincoln Heights apartments.
A Finance and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee meeting has been set for Wednesday, August 29 at 8:30 a.m. and will be held in the City Hall Conference Room.