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 …
The Henderson City Council voted Monday night not to refund any more money to a Vance County man who says he overpaid his water bill for 18 years.
Beth Gister’s quest to make her block safer produced a petition and a city policy but no satisfaction, and 11 months after she first made her request for a lower speed limit on Granite Street, she’s back where she started, needing to get her neighbors to sign a petition.
We’ll have to watch the city government closely in the coming months while the management and council try to figure out what happened to the non-Embassy portion of the drop in the general fund balance and how to boost that balance again. Perhaps one clue was in the hands of Assistant City Manager Mark Warren (sitting in for an ill City Clerk Dianne White) after he sweated out the recording of nearly six hours of council meetings Monday night. He …
Embassy Square was the side show that took center stage during the Henderson City Council’s public forum on its 2004 audit Monday evening.
To be continued. That’s about all that’s certain after Henderson’s first-ever public forum on an annual city audit Monday evening before the regular City Council meeting.