June 26, 2016

The Healing Force, Free Concert today (Friday) at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center 1pm

Drumming, singing and storytelling will come alive at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson tomorrow, FRIDAY JUNE 24th at 1pm, with a **FREE** concert featuring The Healing Force, a family of performers who specialize in World Music. Experience their lively celebration of international arts that emphasizes the connectedness of the human family through music […]

Butterfield Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Executive Actions

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on President Barack Obama’s 2014 Immigration Executive Actions to create the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (DAPA) and expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA): “The Supreme Court’s deadlock on the […]

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Summer Blastoff – June 25, 2016

“Summer Blastoff” Saturday, June 25th. Summer is in full swing, you are invited to come help celebrate peak season Summer Blastoff! We will have the Buggs Island Community Band performance beginning at 10:00am, a free Container Gardening Class at 10:00am and Ask a Master Gardener. VEGGIES & FRUIT: – Bell Peppers – Eggplant – Green […]

With Historic, 26-Hour Sit-In on House Floor, Butterfield Tells House Republicans: No Bill, No Break

In a historic move to demand life-saving action from Congress, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) joined House Democrats’ 26-hour sit-in on the House Floor to protest Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans’ refusal to allow a vote on bipartisan legislation to address gun violence.  During the sit-in, House Republicans recessed the House of Representatives without […]

Friday / Weekend Open Lines

Friday, June 24th. In the past, hot summer days meant that some enterprising youngsters in the neighborhood would set up a lemonade stand or the family would share a pitcher of iced tea on the front porch to cool off. In recent times, we usually resort to something in a bottle or can to slake […]

Meet Me In the Street Tonight

Next Meet Me in the Street Concert is Thursday, June 23 Featuring North Tower 5:30 – 8:30 along Breckenridge Street Downtown Henderson

Horse owners urged to vaccinate horses after two S.C. horses confirmed to have EEE

North Carolina horse owners are urged to vaccinate their equine after two horses in Horry County, South Carolina contracted Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis within the past three weeks. EEE is a mosquito-borne disease that is preventable in equine by vaccination. Horry County is the northern-most coastal county in South Carolina and borders Brunswick County in North […]

Butterfield Statement on the House Democrats’ Sit-In to Demand a Vote on Gun Laws

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in support of today’s sit-in staged by House Democrats to demand Republican leadership to hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence: “Today, history was made. Dozens of House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House Floor to demand a vote on legislation to […]

Vance County Board of Commissioners Called Meeting June 28th, 2016

This memorandum will serve as notice that Chairman Gordon Wilder has called a special meeting for Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room, Vance County Administration Building, 122 Young Street, Henderson, NC. The purpose of the meeting is to:1. Approve year-end closeouts2. Other items as necessary3. Enter into closed session […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of June 23 on North Carolina Weekend, step back in time at Historic Thompson’s Store in Saluda. Be transfixed at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras. Amuse yourself at Discovery Place Kids Rockingham in Rockingham. Relax at Inn on Little Pond Farm in Valle Crucis. And the “House Special” samples […]