The Vance County Board of Commissioners moved the Register of Deeds Office a big step closer to the 21st century Monday night by approving nearly $50,000 in spending on automation.
Henderson Planning Director Grace Smith submitted her resignation Monday, effective May 20.
In light of the debate over the North Carolina legislation that would allow long-term state residents who are illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state universities, USA Today has a couple of interesting stories today. They’re not the deepest looks at the issue (no surprise there), but they offer a glimpse at the bigger picture. One is about legislation around the nation; the other is about activists on both sides of the debate over illegal immigration. In case you …
Henderson’s Planning Board has a multitude of options when it again takes up an ordinance aimed at junkyards and auto repair facilities this afternoon.
In case you missed John Rose’s radio news this morning, a “suspicious” fire took down most of the former Townsville High School building about 2 a.m. today. Here’s the link to the WIZS-AM (1450) report on the blaze, which we can’t improve on, so we won’t try. Owners Marjorie and Ralph Pegram have our sympathies, and we hope the responsible parties left enough evidence to be caught and convicted. On the positive side, the coverage is another reminder of how …
The Blackout Arts Collective’s D.C. chapter performs at the Aycock Recreation Complex on Saturday. The Blackout Arts Collective’s visit to Vance County drew at least 200 people to the Aycock Recreation Complex on Saturday, enough to pack the bleachers on one side of the gym.
The Pinkston Street Steppers wow the crowd with their opening performance Saturday. All kinds of people performed Saturday at the Aycock Recreation Complex as part of the Blackout Arts Festival.
Heather Kenney, left, performs in the finale of the Blackout Arts Collective’s performance Saturday at the Aycock Recreation Complex. Several of the nine Blackout Arts Collective performers at the Aycock Recreation Complex on Saturday had North Carolina ties, but only one was a Hendersonian born and bred.