RALEIGH — For years, any gathering of North Carolina farmers was likely to focus on one word: buyout. But Congress passed, and President Bush signed, a quota buyout bill last year. So when Democratic Congressmen Bob Etheridge, Brad Miller and David Price held their annual Congressional Farmers Breakfast in the Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, it was another story. This time the farmers focused on change — and the buyout.
As Andrea Harris introduced a guest panel of five businesspeople Saturday morning, most of the more than 50 people packed into a room at the Vance County Senior Center listened closely to what she had to say. The five people she was introducing were exceptions.
Five businesspeople offered advice from personal entrepreneurial experience at Saturday×?Ts Small Business Opportunities Forum. A brief roundup of their stories: * George Daye is the owner of Raemac Transportation, which has 13 vans to take people just about anywhere they need to go, whether it×?Ts down the street to see the doctor or up to Philadelphia to visit a dying brother. He retired from Harriet & Henderson Yarns in 1999 and wanted to drive a school bus because ×??I love …
Monday night will bring a tough choice of meetings and events for concerned Vance County residents.
Members of the Vance County Coalition Against Violence on Thursday night decried school overcrowding and demanded the construction of a third middle school.
Congressional legislation containing almost $2 million for projects in Vance County passed the House on a 417-9 vote Thursday. The Transportation Equity Act would authorize $284 billion in federal spending over six years. It includes more than 4,100 projects specifically earmarked for money by members of Congress. Included in that list are $1 million to reduce the cost of resurfacing Interstate 85 in Vance County and $960,000 to help widen and upgrade Beckford Drive in Henderson. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Wilson, …
The Embassy Square streetscape project is on track for completion this spring at a price within the $1 million provided by the federal government.
Four houses in Wake County are getting water from the city of Henderson, violating the city’s contract with Franklin County and raising a host of issues about the transfer of water from one river basin to another. Or those houses are in Franklin County, and there’s nothing for Henderson to worry about.
If Samuel Smith doesn’t get his money, he told the Henderson City Council on Monday night, City Manager Eric Williams should resign.
Henderson hopes to replace its ancient land-use plan in the next two years and save almost $100,000 in the process.
The Rev. C.J. Dale and the Henderson Police Department can’t seem to stay out of each other’s way.
Henderson’s proposed redevelopment project on David Street could expand to become an overhaul of the entire area surrounding the old Harriet & Henderson Yarns plant in North Henderson.
It was a coincidence that Rep. G.K. Butterfield announced a road grant for Henderson just hours after a delegation from the city met with him Wednesday, but it was a coincidence that reveals the value of the city’s lobbying efforts in Washington, Mayor Clem Seifert said Friday.
Henderson residents frustrated by the city’s finances have turned to a Raleigh lawyer to help them get answers.
The Henderson City Council doesn’t figure to be talking late into the night again Monday, but it will have to face some of the same issues that kept it busy past 11 p.m. this past Monday.
Monday’s first-of-its-kind forum on the city audit won’t be the last chance for the public to speak before a regular City Council meeting.
The Henderson Planning Board has a short agenda that includes a long-term concern for its meeting Monday afternoon.
The Vance County Coalition Against Violence’s Faith Summit will be a one-day affair instead of a full weekend, Sheila Kingsberry-Burt reported to the group during its weekly meeting at the Gateway Center on Thursday night.
The Clean Up Henderson Committee has cleaned streets, cleared overgrown lots, removed junk cars, bulldozed abandoned houses, and drawn the attention of federal agencies and Congress. But Wednesday morning’s regular meeting of the 2-year-old committee revealed that the group still has a long way to go in changing city residents’ attitudes.
The State Bureau of Investigation has officially refused to conduct a probe of the Henderson Police Department.