The Vance Aquatics Club suffered a 252-118 loss at Treyburn on Wednesday evening, closing the regular Durham Summer Swim League season with an 0-5 record but a much stronger team than a year or two ago.
With questions answered and a contingency fund added, the Henderson City Council passed the 2005-06 budget on a 5-3 vote with about 30 hours to spare Wednesday evening.
It took three months longer than expected, but Henderson has received a Community Development Block Grant concentrated-needs award for its planned David Street revitalization project.
Vance County’s jobless rate improved slightly in May but moved one step closer to the worst in the state, according to preliminary numbers released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Commission.
We normally wait until the day of an event to make it the Pick of the Day, but this is really the Pick of the Month: The filing period for Henderson’s Oct. 11 municipal elections, as well as those in Kittrell and Middleburg, opens Friday and runs for five weeks until Aug. 5. We’re hopeful that Henderson builds on the increased competition of the city elections two years ago, when Mayor Chick Young’s retirement drew three council members into the …
A burglary suspect died shortly after Henderson police took him into custody Tuesday night, and Police Chief Glen Allen has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to handle the inquiry.
Henderson and Vance County have some issues to work out, as seems to be the case every year around budget time.
The City Council will try again this evening to pass a budget for the fiscal year that starts in two days, and member could have a little more information at hand as they argue about the economy and what Henderson’s citizens can afford. The state Employment Security Commission should release the county unemployment figures for May by midday. Vance County has seen better numbers this year, but it still ranks near the bottom of the state in employment. porn emoticonsgif …
The City Council made several routine appointments to commissions in its spare time Monday night, including keeping Joseph Mahaffey on the Henderson-Vance-Oxford-Granville Airport Authority, Bennett Perry on the library board of trustees and Kevin Boone on the Recreation Commission and adding Martha Zollicoffer to the library board. Celester Clark received a reappointment to the Henderson Community Appearance Commission as well, but four vacancies on that commission went unfilled because no one applied. The Clean Up Henderson Committee shows that people …
The Henderson City Council rejected the budget ordinance presented Monday night by City Manager Eric Williams on a 5-4 vote, with Mayor Clem Seifert casting the decisive vote.
As the City Council prepares for some budget housekeeping tonight, we need to do some ourselves.
Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen likes to say that budget season is the busiest eight months of the year — only a slight exaggeration about how long the budget process lasts in the city. Would it be the worst thing in the world if the process didn’t end tonight?
There’s a lot on the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting (see related story), which is to be expected when there’s a three-week gap between meetings and when your humble editor is on vacation (things always go crazy at the office when you’re away). But the biggest issue has to be the budget for 2005-06, a fiscal year that starts Friday. Based on the agenda, we don’t expect the council to take up the spending and taxing plan until some …
The Henderson City Council faces a crowded agenda Monday night for its last scheduled meeting of the fiscal year — and that’s before it gets to the ordinances related to the 2005-06 budget.
The response has been overwhelming and undeniable: HomeinHenderson.com will continue to allow posts under pseudonyms while always encouraging people to use their real names when they can.
Within the hour, the congressman who represents Henderson and northern Vance County, Democrat G.K. Butterfield of Wilson, is due to land at Raleigh-Durham International Airport after a fact-finding one-day visit to the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His 7 1/2 hours at the base with fellow members of the House Armed Services Committee included a briefing and a tour of the hospital, interrogation area and an unoccupied cellblock. It will be interesting to hear what Butterfield, whose district includes …
Is anyone else bothered by the fact that Henderson is increasingly becoming a city fueled by its soaring sanitation fee?
Mayor Clem Seifert’s homelessness committee reaches out with a series of focus groups throughout the day at the Senior Center downtown. The series of discussions will give service providers, the homeless themselves and other groups a chance to talk about what’s needed and what can be done to solve the problem of homelessness. (This would be one of those Seifert initiatives, with arrangements by assistant Sandra Wilkerson, that you probably wouldn’t have seen under Chick Young.) The public will get …
Well, this is what happens when I try to take a whole day away from HomeinHenderson.com: All heck breaks loose, and, according to Google Maps, I’m 776 miles away from the storm. That’s a better position to run away and hide than to play diplomat, but with the help of you, the readers, I’ll give it a try.
The Henderson-Vance Economic Partnership passed the hurdle of the General Government Committee of the Vance County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday and should get the endorsement of the full board July 11. We’ll have a full report posted as soon as possible. We apologize for the delay but are traveling. If you can’t wait to read the details, check out the story in today’s Daily Dispatch.