Congratulations to Embassy Square Foundation Executive Director Kathy Powell and Chairman Sam Watkins for landing some serious star power for the long-awaited groundbreaking on the new H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library. They revealed Thursday that Sen. Elizabeth Dole has agreed to attend the grand ceremony in what we think will be the first visit by a sitting senator to little ol’ Henderson since John Edwards paid us a visit in 2001. (Check out the Dole story in The Daily Dispatch. …
Congressional legislation containing almost $2 million for projects in Vance County passed the House on a 417-9 vote Thursday. The Transportation Equity Act would authorize $284 billion in federal spending over six years. It includes more than 4,100 projects specifically earmarked for money by members of Congress. Included in that list are $1 million to reduce the cost of resurfacing Interstate 85 in Vance County and $960,000 to help widen and upgrade Beckford Drive in Henderson. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Wilson, …
Maybe Henderson’s fund balance won’t prove to be such a crisis after all. “If you’ll look closely at the financial results, the fund balance can be back over 8 percent by June 30 if we just make a few little tweaks,” Mayor Clem Seifert said during Monday night’s City Council meeting.
Monday begins the three-month period for tobacco quota holders and growers to sign up for buyout payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
People in Vance County who are looking for a fresh start in their professional lives can find some guidance Saturday at the Small Business Opportunities Forum.
The Vance County Coalition Against Violence will still be searching for ways to involve youths when it holds its weekly meeting tonight.
The Embassy Square streetscape project is on track for completion this spring at a price within the $1 million provided by the federal government.
Monday night’s City Council meeting had such a light agenda that City Manager Eric Williams tried to cancel it, yet the meeting didn’t end until about 10:30. That three-hour session came only a week after council members were together for almost six hours, from the start of the public forum on the 2004 audit at 5:30 until the end of the regular council meeting around 11:30. That’s nine hours of talking and, perhaps, listening in a week. And don’t forget …
One Henderson man is dead and another wounded after a shooting in a house on Maple Street on Tuesday night.
Four houses in Wake County are getting water from the city of Henderson, violating the city’s contract with Franklin County and raising a host of issues about the transfer of water from one river basin to another. Or those houses are in Franklin County, and there’s nothing for Henderson to worry about.
The Henderson City Council’s finance committee did what it had to do Tuesday afternoon and moved along a request for additional money from the Vance County Board of Elections, but the city officials only scratched at the surface of the concerns stemming from the request.
The planned addition of 75 jobs shows that a call center is fulfilling its mission in Vance County, the head of the local operation said in an interview Tuesday.
Eleven months after her quest began, Beth Gister finally got what she wanted Monday night: measures from the Henderson government to make her block safer.
If Samuel Smith doesn’t get his money, he told the Henderson City Council on Monday night, City Manager Eric Williams should resign.
The expiration of Time Warner Cable’s franchise agreement provides an opportunity for Henderson. It remains to be seen whether that opportunity will be for more city revenue, more services or a change in companies.
Henderson hopes to replace its ancient land-use plan in the next two years and save almost $100,000 in the process.
The Rev. C.J. Dale and the Henderson Police Department can’t seem to stay out of each other’s way.
Henderson’s proposed redevelopment project on David Street could expand to become an overhaul of the entire area surrounding the old Harriet & Henderson Yarns plant in North Henderson.
Henderson will have to wait to see the results of its lobbying trip to Washington last week, but the city got encouragement in four congressional offices, including a big ego boost in one.
The demolition of the old South Henderson School didn’t get the final boost it needed in Washington last week, but Mayor Clem Seifert said the city will get the project done.