Don’t forget the blood drive today from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium and Classroom of Maria Parham Medical Center.
It has clearly come to the attention of our readers that an employee within the Vance County Schools system has been accused of using racially derisive language towards students while discharging his official duties. While Home in Henderson avoids the use of racially charged language wherever possible, we understand that the use of such language is sometimes necessary for the purpose of a frank, honest, and open discussion of the issues. However, we expect that our readers will exercise discretion …
The FAIR Committee will meet today at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall. The Land Planning and Development Committee will not be meeting today. What do you think of the city’s cost-cutting measures so far? Let your opinion be known on today’s open line.
We were interested to see that the county has (provisionally) stepped up to meet the funding request of the library for this fiscal year. Unfortunately, we were not able to cover last night’s meeting, but you can read about it here. What are your thoughts on this or any other issue? Let us know on today’s open line.
Arrested shooting suspect Jonathan Jordan. At 1:21 PM on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 Henderson Police were called to the 900 Block of Winder Street to investigate a report of a person having been shot.
The Public Works Committee is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall. The County Commission is scheduled to meet at 6:00 in its chambers in the old courthouse. We’ll be unable to cover today’s meeting, so anyone who would like to post their impressions of the session is invited to do so below. We’re especially interested in the next installment of the zoning debate. With that, the floor is yours.
We wonder if there is a third option to ownership of the library: re-privatization. We understand that the library was once an independent entity. Perhaps it can be again. What are your thoughts? Let them be known on our weekend open line.
We’re fascinated by the trade (county gets library, city gets Armory) offered by the county to the city at yesterday’s Intergovernmental Committee meeting. We weren’t able to cover the meeting because of our pesky real job, but you can read about it here in The Daily Dispatch. Do you think it would solve some problems or simply create a new set of disputes? Voice your opinion here on our open line.
Will the “Education Lottery” be the windfall for our children that we’re being promised, or will it become just another revenue stream for the state like it has in so many other states? Say it loud and proud on our open line.
The Henderson City Council unanimously voted to rezone three acres at 36 St. Andrews Church Road from residential to neighborhood commercial use at Monday’s regular meeting.
The following press release was received from the office of NC Representative Michael Wray:
As we contemplate a long solo overnight drive to New York and back again this weekend, we’ve been thinking about high-speed rail. How will it change life in Henderson? How will it benefit our community? What changes must we make? Your thoughts on this or any other topic are welcome on our open line.
Henderson resident Jancey D. Quinitchette read a letter she composed to the city council during the public comment portion of Monday’s council meeting.
We’d hoped to bring you a story on last night’s city council meeting, but technical difficulties and general fatigue got in the way. Let’s just say it was pretty routine. We’re disappointed that we haven’t heard from Miles yet this week. If any potential columnists want to step up to the bat, now is your time to shine! With that, the spotlight is yours.
Below is the schedule for tonight’s city council meeting:
We’re sorry that we missed Friday’s open line, but we were busy at the hospital getting X-rayed and such. There is a service outage scheduled for midnight Saturday so that we can resolve some service issues with AOL users on the site. We hope to be up and running just as soon as the technicians resolve the problem. As always, we appreciate your patronage and your patience.
It’s a slow day in terms of meetings in city government. It’s reader’s choice for topics today, so choose your target and fire at will.
Here is the agenda the FAIR Committee was to have followed for today’s meeting. Home in Henderson had hoped to provide coverage of the meeting, as there seems to be lots going on, but our pesky paying job keeps getting in the way:
The FAIR Committee will meet today at 3:00 p.m at City Hall. The Land Planning Committee will meet at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall. We’re sorry for the lateness of the open line. Report card time is a pretty crazy time for us. How about y’all?
It’s a quiet day today in terms of city and county government. For those of you who have elementary- or middle school-aged children, don’t forget that today is report card day. With that, the floor is yours.