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.
A second Creedmoor man has been charged in the armed robbery of a Dabney Drive convenience store Saturday.
The big Embassy Square event next week won’t be a groundbreaking after all. The official term now is “construction celebration ceremony.” That’s the wording on the invitation, which City Manager Eric Williams said will be going out to about 600 people. Don’t worry if your invitation gets lost in the mail; the ceremony, at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 1, is open to the public. The star of the show, of course, is Sen. Elizabeth Dole, whose mere presence is …
Samuel Smith doesn’t have to worry about having his water cut off anymore, but he’s still thousands of dollars short of satisfaction in his dispute with the city of Henderson over 18 years of improper billing.
Granite Street will get two speed humps between Chestnut and Garnett streets on a trial basis, but only after the City Council nearly postponed action for further details about costs Monday night.
Congress Bob Etheridge has scheduled four forums in the next two weeks to meet with farmers in his district, which includes southern Vance County.
The unnamed umbrella working group on crime and related issues has gained one success without even trying. Starting in April, Vance County will have an extra day each month for juvenile court.
Exactly three months after it closed with little warning but much fanfare, the Wildflower Cafe will blossom again. Patricia Newhouse, the owner of Gray’s Gourmet, is buying everything that was the Wildflower — the name, the recipes, the dÃ©cor — from Bill Coffey and has set April 4 as the date for the reopening of the downtown favorite at the intersection of Garnett and Breckenridge streets.
The Henderson City Council will hear several reports Monday night that could put the city on the path to improvement. The biggest might be a scheduled presentation from William Rogers, the chairman of the Beacon Light Masonic Lodge, on plans for an overhaul of the publicly subsidized Beacon Light Apartments, home to 108 families. The Masonic lodge owns the complex off Water Street, which has been plagued by sewage and plumbing problems and has long been one of the city’s …
Henderson residents will get their second chance to ask questions stemming from the 2004 audit Monday night, although this time the public forum won’t be limited to budget issues.
The Vance County Coalition Against Violence will take a week off from its meeting schedule out of respect for faith, but the move doesn’t show any lessening of faith in the coalition’s cause.
Kerr-Vance Academy’s Quiz Bowl season came to an end a couple of steps short of the state finals Saturday when the Spartan academic team lost in the district semifinals to Cary Academy 125-100.
Meetings of the Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee are unique in their ability to draw lots of City Council members. It’s a simple forumla: The FAIR Committee handles all of the money matters, and money affects everything that interests the eight council members. FAIR meetings have taken on greater importance now that the city is confronting its fund-balance problem and the budget season has begun. So it was surprising that Friday’s meeting drew only one FAIR member, Chairman Bernard Alston, …
The strange case of Samuel Smith continues to occupy the Henderson City Council’s time. The Shank Street resident’s past-due water bill was the issue before the Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee at its meeting Friday afternoon.
April should mark the second anniversary of the Detroit-based Piston Group’s purchase of Henderson manufacturer Custom Molders, but there might not be anyone left at the plastic injection molding factory on Peter Gill Road to celebrate.
North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley managed to dredge up a bit of painful Henderson history this week with another one of his job-creation announcements.
Vance County Schools will open two hours late Friday to ensure any ice that forms overnight has time to thaw. About 2 inches of snow fell on Vance County on Thursday, giving students and staff the day off.
The Clean Up Henderson Committee will take its funding requests directly to the state legislature Tuesday when Chairwoman Lynn Harper leads a delegation to visit state Rep. Michael Wray.
Vance County Schools are closed for all students and staff today, the school system announced about 5:45 a.m. Kerr-Vance Academy is opening two hours late. The Vance County decision came about 15 minutes after Granville County closed its schools and about the same time as Warren County canceled school for the day. It wasn’t a sudden swelling of Irish pride on St. Patrick’s Day that shut the schools down, but a surprisingly strong bulge of cold air that turned a …
Mayor Clem Seifert visits pre-kindergartners at the New Beginning day care center Tuesday. Eric Williams was doing hard time. Trapped in a room that would make a jail cell look roomy, the Henderson city manager called on his friends to get him out of trouble. “I’m going to warn you upfront, I’m going to hit you up for a little money,” he told one phone-a-friend. “I’m trying to get myself out of jail at the moment.”