Clean Up Henderson Committee Chairwoman Lynn Harper shows how the abandoned houses, indicated by red dots, crowd around schools and the tourist route to Kerr Lake. Sen. Richard Burr has received some 390 appropriations requests, and from an office in Washington, one looks pretty much like another: Some town somewhere in North Carolina has a problem and wants the federal government to throw some money at it. Senatorial aide Drew Elliot said that’s pretty much how he saw Henderson’s request …
Sometimes it seems like our No. 1 commodity in Henderson is fast food.
It’s not a solution to the fund balance problem, but City Manager Eric Williams did have some good financial news for the City Council’s Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee on Wednesday.
Looking for some free entertainment after the NCAA basketball tournament ends in early April? The city of Henderson has a deal for you. Three nights. Six hours. A dozen stars. And all the facts about the city budget you can consume.
A Henderson man was arrested inside a coin-operated laundry Thursday morning on several theft-related charges. Police found Clarence Venable, 46, of 204 Harrison Ave. breaking into vending machines at TNT Laundromat at 1101 E. Andrews Ave. about 6 a.m., according to a news release issued by Lt. M.L. Perry. Venable was charged with breaking and entering a coin-operated machine, possession of burglary tools and damage to a coin-operated machine. He was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bond and is due …
We applaud the City Council’s push to produce policies that provide consistent responses to recurring situations, such as requests for lower speed limits on residential streets and efforts to hold events with alcohol on city property. But one obvious policy has slipped through the cracks amid talk of beer and music and fried fish.
Nonprofit groups would pay less than others to use the parking lot at the Dabney Drive armory under guidelines discussed by the City Council’s Land Planning and Development Committee on Wednesday.
Back in the mid-1980s, when states raised their drinking age from 18 to 21, they typically grandfathered in people who turned 18 before the law changed. You had a brief period of 19-year-olds legally drinking in places where the drinking age was 21. The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce would become the equivalent of those 19-year-olds under a policy the City Council’s Land Planning and Development Committee advanced Wednesday afternoon.
Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson won authorization Wednesday night to hire an assistant chief, a joint city-county position that has been vacant since Ronnie Lassiter retired June 1 last year.
A man wielding a butcher knife robbed Family Dollar at 1450 E. Andrews Ave. of an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a small green car just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Henderson police reported in a news release Wednesday night. The bandit was gone by the time police arrived at the store. No one was injured. A search of the area using a description of the getaway car failed to turn up a suspect. Police described the robber as …
What’s in a name? For some people lately, anything with “Embassy” will smell equally foul. No, that’s not fair. Few people are against Embassy Square. It’s a bold project, and most of us would love to see it thrive. But the Embassy project is the whipping boy for anyone who thinks the city’s priorities are out of whack. If you listen to enough people with a cause around here, you’ll hear a lot of “I’m all for the Embassy project, …
City Council member Mike Rainey brought the idea of selling the Municipal Building off the back burner Monday night.
The Henderson city government must do its part to give the residents of a subsidized housing complex a chance at a better life, a City Council member said Monday night.
The top administrators for the city, county and school system met Tuesday afternoon to address the future of the former National Guard armory on Dabney Drive.
City Council members can drink their fill of a far-from-dry topic at a committee meeting this afternoon. A possible policy on alcohol on city property is on the agenda for the Land Planning and Development Committee when it meets at the Municipal Building at 4:30.
Last week’s Time-Out Tuesday fund-raiser brought in more than $6,000 for the Franklin-Granville-Vance Partnership for Children in its effort to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to this area.
A second Creedmoor man has been charged in the armed robbery of a Dabney Drive convenience store Saturday.
The big Embassy Square event next week won’t be a groundbreaking after all. The official term now is “construction celebration ceremony.” That’s the wording on the invitation, which City Manager Eric Williams said will be going out to about 600 people. Don’t worry if your invitation gets lost in the mail; the ceremony, at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 1, is open to the public. The star of the show, of course, is Sen. Elizabeth Dole, whose mere presence is …
Samuel Smith doesn’t have to worry about having his water cut off anymore, but he’s still thousands of dollars short of satisfaction in his dispute with the city of Henderson over 18 years of improper billing.
Granite Street will get two speed humps between Chestnut and Garnett streets on a trial basis, but only after the City Council nearly postponed action for further details about costs Monday night.