Don’t hold your breath waiting for high-speed rail to come racing through Henderson. Yes, an announcement of the proposed stops for the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor could come from that state’s rail division this spring. And yes, Henderson is likely to be a stop at least one way on the route between Raleigh and Richmond. But that still leaves the matter of many billions of dollars to pay for the project. While the federal government is running annual deficits in …
Much of the talk around Henderson about fund balances, budget amendments and capital improvement projects is actually about one thing: Embassy Square. So in the interest of full disclosure, we feel it’s time to share how we see the project at HomeinHenderson.
Winter is definitely not our favorite time of year. We tend to think the bears have the right idea: Bundle up and hibernate. But when we can dodge the threat of snow and ice, the cold does a wonderful job of clearing the air, unveiling a magical view of the night sky. Few sights are more impressive than countless stars twinkling brightly in the depthless blackness of space, and few places in modern America get a clearer view than we …
Henderson residents frustrated by the city’s finances have turned to a Raleigh lawyer to help them get answers.
The Henderson City Council doesn’t figure to be talking late into the night again Monday, but it will have to face some of the same issues that kept it busy past 11 p.m. this past Monday.
Monday’s first-of-its-kind forum on the city audit won’t be the last chance for the public to speak before a regular City Council meeting.
The Henderson Planning Board has a short agenda that includes a long-term concern for its meeting Monday afternoon.
Vance County farmers will have two chances next week to talk to the U.S. House’s top Democrat on farm issues, as long as they’re willing to do some driving.
The Vance County Coalition Against Violence is pushing ahead with plans for a citizens advisory board to the Henderson Police Department, with the hope of addressing and avoiding complaints about the conduct of officers.
The Vance County Coalition Against Violence’s Faith Summit will be a one-day affair instead of a full weekend, Sheila Kingsberry-Burt reported to the group during its weekly meeting at the Gateway Center on Thursday night.
The Clean Up Henderson Committee has cleaned streets, cleared overgrown lots, removed junk cars, bulldozed abandoned houses, and drawn the attention of federal agencies and Congress. But Wednesday morning’s regular meeting of the 2-year-old committee revealed that the group still has a long way to go in changing city residents’ attitudes.
Warren County’s consideration of moving sixth-graders back to elementary school and ninth-graders to middle school, as reported recently by The Daily Dispatch, got us thinking about Vance County Schools’ struggles with the middle schools.
When you get people such as City Manager Eric Williams, Police Chief Glen Allen, Sheriff R. Thomas Breedlove, Assistant District Attorney Quon Bridges, Schools Superintendent Norm Shearin, school board member Margaret Ellis, City Council member Lonnie Davis, Team Vance director Marolyn Rasheed, real estate magnate Cliff Rogers and local NAACP head James Green around one table, you know something serious is happening. Throw in church leaders, juvenile justice officials, and representatives of an assortment of other local agencies that deal …
The State Bureau of Investigation has officially refused to conduct a probe of the Henderson Police Department.
It’s not often that contact with the federal government brings instant gratification, but that’s what happened for the city of Henderson this week.
Vance County, it seems, has developed two basic ways to address its problems. Let’s call them the Embassy Endeavor and the Cleanup Concept.
Erin Ellerman dangled the perfect bait to hook 35 preschoolers thirsting for knowledge, fun and a few catchy rhymes.
Monday’s public forum with a hundred or so people crowding in before the Henderson City Council was a rousing success in many ways.
A straightforward rezoning request turned the Henderson City Council into an almost powerless grievance board Monday night.
Hey, we at HomeinHenderson.com and City Manager Eric Williams have something in common (aside from the dark circles under our eyes after working at the Municipal Building past 11:30 Monday night): legal representation. Toward the end of a night of meetings that featured many questions and some direct criticisms aimed at him, Williams notified the City Council, Mayor Clem Seifert and City Attorney John Zollicoffer that he has hired Henderson lawyer Michael Satterwhite to handle any issues related to his …