Police Chief Glen Allen has notified the U.S. Attorney’s Office about Henderson’s hope to win a place in the federal Operation Weed and Seed in the fall.
Saturday’s Faith Summit of the Vance County Coalition Against Violence will kick off a series of events that attack the crime problem from different directions.
The city’s new, improved Web site is a week old today, and it’s time for all of us at home in Henderson to say thanks.
This is what 5 kilos of cocaine looks like when it’s packaged for shipment. Henderson and Vance County law officers found this cocaine in a car on Interstate 85 on Wednesday. Henderson police seized 11 pounds of cocaine from a car on Interstate 85 on Wednesday, the second major cocaine bust during a traffic stop on the highway in about three weeks.
Don’t expect a sales tax increase in Vance County any time soon, Schools Superintendent Norm Shearin said Wednesday.
Last week’s introduction of legislation in the General Assembly to let illegal immigrants attend University of North Carolina system schools at in-state rates has produced a backlash that is driving us to fits of ranting and raving.
The Vance Organization to Implement Community Excellence wants the area’s elected officials to know that the new group is united behind the need for the maximum possible funding for law enforcement agencies.
A planned subdivision near the Aycock Recreation Complex has won a $216,000 Community Development Block Grant award from the state Division of Community Assistance.
Rep. Bob Etheridge, D-Lillington, who represents southern Vance County in Congress, receives the National Fire Protection Association’s Legislator of the Year Award from John Biechman, the group’s vice president of government affairs, in a photo released by Etheridge’s office Wednesday. Etheridge was honored for his work in sponsoring and passing the Hometown Heroes Survivor Benefits Act, which extends federal survivor benefits to the families of firefighters, police officers and emergency workers who die of heart attack or stroke while in …
Don’t expect the City Council to do anything different with garbage collection or recycling this year if they listen to the public feedback to the mere suggestion of changes.
Monday night’s budget session shined a light into Henderson’s fiscal hole and revealed part of the problem: The city booked a $160,000 loss last year on uncollectible water bills.
A group of community activist groups will hold the second in a series of small-business forums Thursday night at the Vance County Senior Center on Garnett Street.
The Central North Carolina chapter of the American Red Cross is training volunteers to respond to disasters with free seminars throughout its region, which includes Vance County.
Dr. Bill Dennis has provided thoughtful responses to our editorial on the city’s recycling program, “Opinion: Recycling program must change,” so we felt honor-bound to respond to his question about a state law banning the disposal of recyclable goods in landfills. As is usually the case, even with beach music, the good doctor is correct (we can only guess that the repealed sections applied to former Gov. Jim Hunt).
The Independent Weekly, the well-done but way-left alternative newspaper in the Triangle, has a column in the current issue about an issue near and dear to the hearts of many at home in Henderson: neighborhood revitalization through code enforcement. The columnist, Peter Eichenberger, is not for the easily offended, and the language isn’t family-friendly. But it’s worth seeing how the big city could botch the program and/or the PR for an effort little ol’ Henderson is proving has value to …
The Local Government Commission called on Henderson on Monday, almost two months after the state agency put the city on notice that it must do something to boost its sagging fund balance.
The Henderson City Council’s first look at revenues for the upcoming budget showed that department heads shouldn’t hold out hope for any requested spending increases and that city residents can expect to pay more starting July 1.
The Henderson City Council’s first budget session of the year on revenues came up with one potentially lucrative source of new money for the city: a tax on people who stay in hotels in the city.
Downtown Henderson came alive well after 5 Thursday, and the Chamber of Commerce had nothing to do with it. Be warned, however: Alcohol was involved.
The HomeinHenderson.com staff took a road trip to Chapel Hill on Sunday to see one of Vance County’s favorite sons, Matt Ellington, play ball for the University of North Carolina.