KARTS is willing to expand its bus route to the Aycock Recreation Complex this summer to help kids who need something to do, the Vance County Coalition Against Violence heard Thursday night.
Two of the Vance County Coalition Against Violence’s efforts to reach out to the Police Department could be merged, but first the coalition has to decide exactly what it wants from a citizen group working with Chief Glen Allen.
A traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 85 resulted in the largest cocaine seizure in Vance County history, Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen reported in a news release Wednesday.
A 16-year-old was arrested early Wednesday on a charge of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, part of a brief outbreak of crime at the fringes of the Old West End neighborhood.
Vance County’s department heads have until the third week of April to complete their budget request documents, and County Manager Jerry Ayscue said it’s clear from the outset that this will be another tough budget year.
The old National Guard armory on Dabney Drive is not an ideal building for use by the school system, but the dual purpose of saving the structure and meeting a need for schoolchildren is enticing, Superintendent Norm Shearin said in an interview last week.
Vance County Schools’ latest hope for financing school construction is not a bond referendum but an increase in the local sales tax.
Some questionable contracted engineering could wind up costing Henderson and the other partners in the Kerr Lake Regional Water System more than $40,000.
Alive! After Five is set for two appearances at the Henderson Operations & Service Center this year, but a planned third concert has been lost in the debate over alcohol use on city property.
The city of Henderson is likely to crack down on restaurants soon to reduce the amount of grease seeping into the sewer system and producing blockages and leaks.
A nationally recognized spoken-word troupe will highlight an anti-violence afternoon for youths at the Aycock Recreation Complex on Saturday, April 30.
Anyone with lingering questions about the tobacco quota buyout can look for answers at an informational meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 5.
Clean Up Henderson Committee Chairwoman Lynn Harper shows how the abandoned houses, indicated by red dots, crowd around schools and the tourist route to Kerr Lake. Sen. Richard Burr has received some 390 appropriations requests, and from an office in Washington, one looks pretty much like another: Some town somewhere in North Carolina has a problem and wants the federal government to throw some money at it. Senatorial aide Drew Elliot said that’s pretty much how he saw Henderson’s request …
Looking for some free entertainment after the NCAA basketball tournament ends in early April? The city of Henderson has a deal for you. Three nights. Six hours. A dozen stars. And all the facts about the city budget you can consume.
Back in the mid-1980s, when states raised their drinking age from 18 to 21, they typically grandfathered in people who turned 18 before the law changed. You had a brief period of 19-year-olds legally drinking in places where the drinking age was 21. The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce would become the equivalent of those 19-year-olds under a policy the City Council’s Land Planning and Development Committee advanced Wednesday afternoon.
A man wielding a butcher knife robbed Family Dollar at 1450 E. Andrews Ave. of an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a small green car just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Henderson police reported in a news release Wednesday night. The bandit was gone by the time police arrived at the store. No one was injured. A search of the area using a description of the getaway car failed to turn up a suspect. Police described the robber as …
City Council member Mike Rainey brought the idea of selling the Municipal Building off the back burner Monday night.
The top administrators for the city, county and school system met Tuesday afternoon to address the future of the former National Guard armory on Dabney Drive.
City Council members can drink their fill of a far-from-dry topic at a committee meeting this afternoon. A possible policy on alcohol on city property is on the agenda for the Land Planning and Development Committee when it meets at the Municipal Building at 4:30.
Last week’s Time-Out Tuesday fund-raiser brought in more than $6,000 for the Franklin-Granville-Vance Partnership for Children in its effort to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to this area.