The state House gave final approval to a Vance County hunting law Tuesday and sent the bill to the Senate for consideration.
Monday’s regular meeting of the Vance County Board of Commissioners could easily be mistaken for a special joint session with the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.
Youths looking for something different to do and adults looking for a used car or a new house will have special opportunities Saturday in Vance County.
Jail bonds that are too low are a threat to the community and hinder criminal investigations, members of the Vance County Coalition Against Violence said Thursday night.
Vance County residents can participate in the National Day of Prayer next Thursday by gathering on the plaza of the county courthouse at noon to pray for the community.
Durham police Sgt. Howard Alexander talked a lot about gang clothes and signs during the session on Latino gangs at the Aycock Recreation Complex on Wednesday. He also put to rest a myth about colors: the meaning of the white T-shirt.
Alive After Five’s first band of the year, Right On, led by vocalist Arline Burton, performs Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” with the help of Henderson children and one man from the audience Thursday night. After all of the debate about beer sales, after an overcast sky threatened but never delivered a downpour, and after the band arrived 20 minutes late, Alive After Five came off without a problem Thursday at the Henderson Operations & Service Center.
We’ve added reviews of three more books to the Bookshelf, the place to visit if you love books and reading. The newcomers share an atomic theme, thanks to a clever editor at USA TODAY: “American Prometheus,” an epic biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer; “The Bomb: A Life,” a seriously funny biography of the weapon that changed the world; and “The Worlds of Herman Kahn,” a befuddling look at the life and times of a man who dared to dream of …
A regular anti-violence prayer meeting is under way in Vance County.
Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers of a Maple Street man is now worth up to $7,000.
Latino gang markings cover a wall across William Street from Henderson Middle School. Henderson has avoided the onslaught of the Latino gangs that have taken hold across the nation since the 1980s, but the handwriting — or the spray paint — is on the walls and signs around town.
Less than four weeks after celebrating the construction of the new library, city officials are stumbling over the expense of running the much larger facility.
City Council members brought very different philosophies into their meeting on the budget Tuesday night.
The Clean Up Henderson Committee has shifted into fundraising mode to support its Street Pride campaign.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield introduced legislation Tuesday to help tobacco farmers and quota holders keep more buyout money.
The state Senate’s payday lending bill didn’t get its scheduled hearing before the Commerce Committee on Tuesday. The News & Observer reported that the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. David Hoyle, D-Gaston County, couldn’t make the late-morning hearing, so it was postponed. During Saturday’s Faith Summit in Henderson, Gateway Community Development Corp. leader Margaret Ellis raged against the effort to give legal footing to payday lending. She directed much of her anger at state Sen. Robert Holloman of Ahoskie, who represented …
One of the immediate effects of Saturday’s Vance County Faith Summit was an agreement among participants to meet regularly for sessions of interdenominational prayer crossing lines of race and class. The first session will be Thursday at noon at West Hills Presbyterian Church on Ruin Creek Road.
City Council members expressed doubts Tuesday about the Embassy Square Foundation’s ability to raise the money for its planned theater and about the city’s ability to support the project now or in the future.
Yousef Saleh, a fifth-grader at E.M. Rollins Elementary, accepts a certificate Friday recognizing him as a national finalist in a writing contest run by Nationwide Learning of Topeka, Kan. Academically and Intellectually Gifted teacher Inez Bostic presents the award during a ceremony recognizing more than 120 fourth- and fifth-graders at Rollins who published their own books through a Nationwide program this year. Flanking Yousef are Assistant Principal Willie Fuller and Principal William Bowers. Bostic said she has participated in the …
The City Council had a short night by its recent standards Monday, adjourning at 9:25 p.m., one hour and 55 minutes after beginning.