A possible education-dedicated 1-cent increase in the local sales tax survived a lengthy Vance County Board of Commissioners discussion Monday night. But the commissioners tossed around enough options and preferences and alternatives before and after passing a resolution on the sales tax that school board members were left uncertain whether they’d won.
I’m a Tar Heel born, I’m a Tar Heel bred, and when I die, I’ll be Tar Heel dead. To be honest, we’ve always wondered at the wisdom of bringing death into a fight song, but today we share the sentiment of many folks in Vance County: We could die happy after the University of North Carolina’s championship victory in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Monday night.
Our Internet host is in the middle of a server switch, and we at HomeinHenderson.com are suffering the moving pains. Since late last week, we have experienced vanishing stories, e-mail interruptions and complete outages (we couldn’t get to the site most of Monday). We apologize for the inconvenience and for the resulting backlog in getting the news to you. It will take us a few days to catch up on some of the stories we’re working on. We appreciate your …
Henderson couldn’t resist the tasty aroma of the Wildflower on Monday.
The Henderson Planning Board needed only about 10 minutes Monday to endorse two efforts to establish better controls over automobile facilities in the city, including the elimination of junkyards.
State Rep. Michael Wray announced in his weekly e-mail update to constituents Friday that he will vote to support an education-dedicated lottery when the House takes up the issue this month.
The Vance County Board of Commissioners should seek legislative approval for a local referendum on a sales tax increase to support school construction.
An alternative-sentencing program is asking for Vance County to restore funding for its efforts to break the cycle of revolving-door justice.
Vance County’s unemployment rate drifted higher in February but remained below last year’s level and stayed out of the top five in the state.
County Commissioner Tommy Hester, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Embassy Square Foundation Executive Director Kathy Powell, Mayor Clem Seifert and state Treasurer Richard Moore prepare for the placement of the first steel beam toward the end of the construction celebration ceremony. It was a gray day, an April Fools’ Day, and it was a beautiful day for all involved with Embassy Square.
The Rev. Joseph Ratliffe and Bennett Perry join the beauty quens and, far left, Kathy Powell in celebrating Friday. A few interesting tidbits from Friday’s ceremony:
Mini Majestic Miss Kerr Lake Sterling Adams, left, and Tiny Miss Kerr Lake Lawson Adams help bring youth to the Embassy Square construction ceremony Friday. Much of the talk at the Embassy Square construction celebration Friday was about children, and more than a few children were in the crowd of several hundred people to hear the message of Henderson’s future.
When even the weather cooperates on April Fools’ Day, you know you’re doing something right.
Rain or shine, today’s the big day at Embassy Square.
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.
It’s time at last for Henderson to stop embarrassing itself by touting the annual rankings of small towns in Site Selection magazine.
Confusion has prevented Henderson from collecting any money in civil penalties for code violations since the City Council authorized such fines last May. Now two council members say they will have to revisit the ordinance to clarify the intent and streamline the process.
Beryle Lewis, a social worker for the foster care office at the Vance County Department of Social Services, donates a pint of blood at the Henderson Operations & Service Center on Wednesday afternoon. She tries to give every two months but said this donation was her first in four months. Rick Norwood didn’t get quite the turnout he hoped for Wednesday, but Vance County’s Red Cross director got something special during the blood drive at the Henderson Operations & Service …
With one speed hump painted yellow, a three-man city crew paints the second on Granite Street on Thursday. The humps ensure that a green light at Garnett Street won’t entice drivers to race down the road. There’s no getting around the need to go slow on Granite Street now.