In light of this morning’s discussion on “Town Talk” on WIZS-AM (1450), we feel the need to revisit the question of curbside garbage collection, if only briefly (we’ll get to the recycling program soon, we promise). Callers to the radio program, including City Council member Mary Emma Evans, decried the very idea of making Henderson’s senior citizens try to roll 90-gallon garbage bins to the side of the road or swallow their pride and ask for help from the city …
In what may be a sign of things to come in the post-Samuel Smith era, another Vance County resident appeared before the Henderson City Council on Monday night to complain about his monthly utility bill.
Henderson’s Web site is almost ready for a Tax Day relaunch.
Economic development and the perceived needs of Ward 1’s minority population overruled traffic safety concerns and the recommendation of the Henderson Planning Board on Monday night.
Downtown merchants will have to wait awhile to see fresh pavement on Garnett Street.
Three newcomers and a returning family of tellers will highlight the 10th anniversary of the Storytelling Festival at the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library on Thursday night.
The Vance Aquatics Club Barracudas splash into their summer session this afternoon, beginning practice for the Durham Summer Swim League season.
Don’t expect an early night for the Henderson City Council on Monday.
If you care about backyard garbage pickup, curbside recycling, library funding or any other budgetary matter, Monday night’s as good a time as any to let your feelings be known.
Finance Director Traig Neal and accounting supervisor Peggy McFarland are getting plenty of praise to help carry them through the trauma of the budget season.
The Henderson City Council went into its budget meetings this past week asking department heads to present their needs and looking between the lines for ways to save money and boost the anemic fund balance. Out of the dozen presentations, exactly one department head offered suggestions to save real money. And council members responded with nothing but criticism.
The Vance County school system is looking for almost $1 million more in county funding in the fiscal year starting July 1 than it received this year.
The Vance County Board of Education must confront a hairy issue again Monday night.
Some key decisions are coming soon for the launch of a free-books program for preschoolers in Vance County.
Every 10-cent increase in the price of gasoline and diesel fuel costs Henderson more than $14,000 over the course of a year, and rising fuel costs are wreaking havoc on the budget process.
City Council members showed no interest Thursday night in a proposal to change everything about Henderson’s handling of home garbage.
The countywide working group on crime and related issues is nameless no more.
The state House took a dramatic step Wednesday toward launching a North Carolina lottery when lawmakers voted 61-59 in favor of legislation that also could solve Vance County’s school construction problems.
Henderson needs to pay all of its employees more money, City Council members were told Tuesday night during the first of three nights of budget presentations from department heads.
Vance County has a new chief animal control officer, County Manager Jerry Ayscue announced Monday night during the meeting of the Board of Commissioners.