Wednesday Open Line

If you’re making plans this week, please put on your schedule to visit Downtown Henderson tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon from 5:30 to 8:30 for a free live concert event, Meet Me In the Street.  Featured band is The Holiday Band.

Today, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is holding a Listening and Action Session with local businesses and stakeholders in Portland, Oregon.  Council members will take questions and comments from people around the country submitted on the White House LinkedIn group and as part of a discussion about how the public and private sectors can partner to create opportunity and support job creation.  You can also watch the session live at 11:00 a.m. ET/ 8:00 a.m PT on

Hurricane Irene destroyed more than 1,100 homes in North Carolina, causing damages that are estimated above $70 million and will rise higher as crop losses, clean-up costs and other expenses are added, Gov. Bev Perdue said today.

Welcome to the Wednesday Open Lines!