Less than four weeks after celebrating the construction of the new library, city officials are stumbling over the expense of running the much larger facility.
City Council members brought very different philosophies into their meeting on the budget Tuesday night.
The Clean Up Henderson Committee has shifted into fundraising mode to support its Street Pride campaign.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield introduced legislation Tuesday to help tobacco farmers and quota holders keep more buyout money.
The state Senate’s payday lending bill didn’t get its scheduled hearing before the Commerce Committee on Tuesday. The News & Observer reported that the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. David Hoyle, D-Gaston County, couldn’t make the late-morning hearing, so it was postponed. During Saturday’s Faith Summit in Henderson, Gateway Community Development Corp. leader Margaret Ellis raged against the effort to give legal footing to payday lending. She directed much of her anger at state Sen. Robert Holloman of Ahoskie, who represented …
One of the immediate effects of Saturday’s Vance County Faith Summit was an agreement among participants to meet regularly for sessions of interdenominational prayer crossing lines of race and class. The first session will be Thursday at noon at West Hills Presbyterian Church on Ruin Creek Road.
City Council members expressed doubts Tuesday about the Embassy Square Foundation’s ability to raise the money for its planned theater and about the city’s ability to support the project now or in the future.
Yousef Saleh, a fifth-grader at E.M. Rollins Elementary, accepts a certificate Friday recognizing him as a national finalist in a writing contest run by Nationwide Learning of Topeka, Kan. Academically and Intellectually Gifted teacher Inez Bostic presents the award during a ceremony recognizing more than 120 fourth- and fifth-graders at Rollins who published their own books through a Nationwide program this year. Flanking Yousef are Assistant Principal Willie Fuller and Principal William Bowers. Bostic said she has participated in the …
The City Council had a short night by its recent standards Monday, adjourning at 9:25 p.m., one hour and 55 minutes after beginning.
“This transportation stuff is screwy,” Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert said Monday night, and nobody argued with him.
Privilege licenses are the latest hot topic for the Henderson City Council.
Even when he skips City Council meetings, Samuel Smith can drive Henderson officials crazy.
Nothing is simple in Henderson’s effort to clear out dilapidated structures and to use civil penalties as a stick to force property owners to act, as a City Council discussion showed Monday night.
The Speak Up Henderson forums are being cut back to once a month after no one showed up to speak to Mayor Clem Seifert on Monday night.
The Henderson City Council will try to manage its time better tonight with the help of estimates from City Manager Eric Williams on how long each agenda item should take.
Congratulations to Northern Vance alumnus Jason Brown for being a fourth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
The editor and most of his staff are on a weekend trip to Northern Virginia for the start of the holiday of Passover, so most of the interesting news we’ve gathered in recent days will have to wait to make it onto the Web site. (Look for much, much more from the Faith Summit.) Please accept our apologies and our appreciation for your patience. That said, we did spot this article in this morning’s Washington Post, and we thought it …
State Sen. Robert Holloman better get ready for hell, Henderson style.
Vance County’s unemployment rate in March fell to the lowest level since December 2000, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the state Employment Security Commission.
Henderson is a good bet to keep its international police accreditation, Police Chief Glen Allen says.