Chamber jumps onto Weed and Seed bandwagon


The designated Weed and Seed zone in Henderson.
The designated Weed and Seed zone in Henderson.

The board of directors of the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce has joined the growing list of Weed and Seed endorsements. During a meeting Thursday, the Chamber board unanimously supported the local application to win the prized federal designation for a large chunk of eastern Henderson, including some areas outside the city limits, City Manager Eric Williams said. Other endorsements have come from the Vance County Board of Commissioners, the Henderson City Council, the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, the Vance County Coalition Against Violence and the Vance Organization to Implement Community Excellence, which is serving as the steering committee for the application. More endorsements are expected before VOICE submits a letter of intent to the U.S. Attorney’s Office next month.