We already know how North Carolina students performed on state tests last year, but student achievement is only one part of a school’s progress or success.
Okay, this warm-cold thing that the weather is doing is starting to make my sinuses hurt. Am I the only one? Lets complain and commiserate on today’s open line.
This from Lt. Irvin Robinson of the Henderson Police Department: The Henderson Police Department has received reports of citizens receiving letters from groups claiming to be national companies indicating that the receiver is “a winner of a cash prize of $9984077.77.”
Principal Michael Putney of Dabney Elementary School, left, with Dr. Beverly Joseph principal of Pinkston Street Elementary School standing beside him, handing the Shining Moment in Education Award to Virginia Paynter and Jack Richardson of First United Methodist Church. Vance County Schools is pleased to announce that First United Methodist Church of Henderson has been selected as the recipient of the 2008-2009 Shining Moment in Education Award, which recognizes the school system’s most outstanding business partner for the school year.
North Carolina students with an interest in public speaking are encouraged to apply now to make a presentation at the 13th annual Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps Conference.
Henderson and Vance County Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson and Henderson Police Chief Keith Sidwell announced at Monday’s meeting of the Henderson City Council the formation of a joint arson task force.
Washington, D.C. —- Congressman G. K. Butterfield expressed disappointment after the House failed to approve legislation that would have provided a needed delay in the transition to digital-only television broadcasting.
Congressman G. K. Butterfield made the following statement after the House today voted 244 to 188 to approve the economic stimulus package:
The Vance County Board of Commissioner’s Education Committee is scheduled to meet Friday, January 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the office of County Manager Jerry Ayscue. No agenda was provided for the meeting.
Chief K. L. Sidwell of the Henderson Police Department reported yesterday that members of the Henderson Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, and the Highway Traffic Safety Unit conducted a search warrant on the business Big Kats.
In response to a presentation made by Henderson Police Chief Keith Sidwell in which he requested a 15% pay raise for the sworn officers of his department (excluding his office), Henderson City Council member Lonnie Davis stated that “sanitation workers are also very, very important.”
Minutes after the Henderson City Council voted to indefinitely table a budgeted raise for employees and to strip a portion of city employees of their retirement health insurance benefits, Henderson Police Chief Keith Sidwell asked members for a 15% across-the-board raise for sworn officers in his department, excluding his office.
Yesterday I got a call from Pete Smith.
Non-vested employees will be responsible for half or all of health insurance costs if retired between ages 55 and 65 City Manager blamed the new GASB (Government Accounting Standards Board) regulations for reducing or eliminating insurance benefits for employees who are not currently vested.
To the keepers of the the public purse, I offer this observation: You get what you pay for. Consider the ramifications on today’s open line.
Citing a need for further study, the Henderson City Council denied a motion to grant employees a 2.5% COLA raise. Members Mike Inscoe, Mike Rainey, Lonnie Davis, Garry Daeke, and George Daye voted against granting employees the budgeted funds. Member Bernard Alston was not present.
Here is the agenda for tonight’s “short” session of the Henderson City Council. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall on 134 Rose Avenue.
Here is the agenda for the Henderson City Council’s work session. The work session is held after the regular “short” session which begins at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall at 134 Rose Avenue.