August 29, 2016

Monday Open Line

Two trailblazers in early electronics, whose inventions changed pastimes the world over, were born in August. One was television pioneer Philo Farnsworth, born 110 years ago. He conceived the idea of television broadcasting while still in high school and realized it at the age of 21. The other was Lee de Forest, born in late […]

Pop Up Market in Downtown Henderson Friday August 26th, 2016

The first Pop Up Market in Downtown Henderson, NC will be Friday August 26th, 2016 from 9am to 4pm at the Library and Police Department parking lot near Breckenridge Street. Come for fresh produce, crafts, hot dogs and hamburgers Select vendors will accept SNAP cards as well Pop Up Markets are scheduled weekly throughout the farming […]

Friday / Weekend Open Lines

Friday, August 26th.  “Every dog has its day,” is an idiom dating from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and even earlier. According to one animal welfare advocate, today is that day for America’s canines. Now in its 13th year, this is National Dog Day, about five months after National Puppy Day. The occasion has two goals. One is […]

Henderson-Vance Peace – Unity – Love – Live P.U.L.L. Weekend August 26-28

Come be a part of the Community Event scheduled for August 26-28, 2016.  Enjoy wholesome fun and activities for the entire community. The Vance County NAACP is partnering with area community organizations and government entities to create a unified community.  See the attached flyer for the schedule of activities and partnering organizations. For information and […]

Thursday Open Line

The Smithsonian Institution, founded this month in 1846, is the world’s largest museum and research complex, with 138 million artifacts in its collection. One was donated to the museum in August 1985 to mark the 25th anniversary of its commercial debut — the original Xerox 914 copying machine. The principle of xerography — producing images […]

Wednesday Open Line

One of America’s favorite snack foods is said to have originated on this date in 1853 near Saratoga Springs, New York. The chef at Moon’s Lake House, George Crum, was irritated by a customer who sent back his fried potatoes several times, saying they were too thick and soggy. Crum decided to slice potatoes wafer […]

7th Annual Ducky Derby Festival in Downtown Henderson, Saturday August 27th

7th Annual Ducky Derby Festival Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:00a.m.- 2:00p.m. Breckenridge Street, between the library and the police department inDowntown Henderson FREE activities and games for children: *Bounce House *Fire Truck *Face Painting*Smoke House *Games *Music*Zumba *Dance Teams *Exercise* Free haircuts and free book bags, while supplies last by SBKD Entertainment Food Vendors Community […]

Tuesday Open Line

The War of Independence was barely over when the young United States faced a secession movement. On this date in 1784, several counties in a territory appended to North Carolina sought admittance as a new state, called Franklin. These counties were on the eastern fringe of a large tract stretching from the Allegheny Mountains to […]

Meet Me in the Street with Steve Owens and Summertime in Downtown Henderson, NC August 25th, 2016

Steve Owens and Summertime is making a return engagement to the last of our three Meet Me in the Streets. The sounds of summer will certainly be in the downtown area on Thursday, August 25th as we wrap up our summer concert series. It’s truly a destination for friends and co-workers to gather, unwind and […]

Monday Open Line

Two ordinary items used in many American households were created by New York City residents on this date in August. In 1865, the first liquid soap was patented by William Sheppard. His formula flowed from mixing a pound of regular soap with 100 pounds of ammonia solution, then dissolving it in water to the consistency […]