Vance County Schools raised nearly $7,000 for Red Cross tsunami relief efforts, and Vance’s Red Cross coordinator, Rick Norwood, delivered the reward Monday night at the Board of Education meeting.
The Vance County Board of Education tonight will consider the first of what will be a series of health-related policy revisions.
The state Department of Public Instruction has approved Vance County Schools’ application for $2 million in Qualified Zone Academy Bond money.
The Vance County Board of Education looks to have a fairly routine meeting tonight.
The rehabilitation of the Beacon Light Apartments is in jeopardy, and City Manager Eric Williams estimated Friday that it’s a 50-50 proposition whether the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will let the project move forward.
Henderson’s proposed amortization ordinance for auto repair shops and junkyards will come before the City Council tonight, just long enough for council members to discuss their next step.
Betty Overby Carey, 53, was found dead in her Wesley Drive home Sunday morning, and Henderson police are investigating the death as a homicide.
The auto repair shops in and around Henderson are predictably unhappy with the city’s proposed amortization ordinance, which would put a dozen of them out of business and and force at least 20 others to spend some money to comply with zoning rules. As The Daily Dispatch reported today, many plan to fight the proposal when it comes before the City Council.
Southern Vance football coach Dave Jennings sent us the following request for community help for the Raiders: The Southern Vance Raiders will be attending football camp at N.C. State University from June 5 to 8. In addition, many athletes will be attending the UNC individual camp in mid-June. This is a great opportunity for the Wolfpack and Tar Heel alumni of Henderson and Vance County to support local athletes and their respective universities. Any local alumni or business that would …
Henderson’s municipal government will be running without five department heads by the start of June after three fresh resignations go into effect.
Finance Director Traig Neal said there’s nothing significant about the timing of his resignation; this just happened to be the time when Oxford accounting firm Winston Williams & Creech needed a seventh certified public accountant on its staff.
Mayor Clem Seifert’s Speak Up Henderson forums on Monday nights have been sparsely attended, but the Vance County Coalition Against Violence vowed Thursday to pack the next session to complain about Henderson’s priorities in its attack on abandoned buildings.
The leaders of the Embassy Square Foundation sounded an ominous warning this week: If people don’t stop questioning the Embassy project, the whole thing might fall apart. What we need instead, foundation Chairman Sam Watkins suggested, is a city full of cheerleaders.
The General Assembly’s Vance County hunting legislation, House Bill 982, passed the state Senate on Thursday and now is a gubernatorial signature from becoming law. Under the legislation, as of Oct. 1 hunting will not be allowed in, from or across the right of way for any public road, and high-powered rifles may not be fired in those positions. The penalty will be a $250 fine or 30 days in jail. The bill also will increase the possible fine for …
The issue of criminal bonds isn’t going away any time soon. That much was clear after Thursday’s meeting of the Vance County Coalition Against Violence.
The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce named Raemac Transportation its Small Business of the Year at a luncheon at Henderson Country Club on Thursday, and we can’t think of a more worthy winner.
Some of the few hundred children who made it to Safe Kids Day get a close look at a UNC Hospitals helicopter on the field between Aycock Recreation Complex and Aycock Elementary School on Thursday. The Henderson-Vance Safe Kids organization prepared for a big crowd at Safe Kids Day at Aycock Recreation Complex from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday. But it wasn’t to be.
People follow the lead of LifeLine’s Dorothy Hunt in praying for God to shed his grace on our elected officials Thursday during the National Day of Prayer observance outside the Vance County Courthouse. About 100 people crowded onto the steps outside the Vance County Courthouse at noon today to participate in the National Day of Prayer.
The Vance Organization to Implement Community Excellence made its first move toward a formal structure Wednesday morning, but VOICE already is having some positive effects.
Vance County Schools Superintendent Norm Shearin is furious about a flier making the rounds in Vance County that accuses his school system of “RACIAL DISCRIMINATION!”