Pick of the day: Cable talks

Time Warner Cable’s contracts with Henderson and Vance County expire this fall, and the negotiations kick off in earnest this morning with a meeting at the county Administration Building. City Council members Elissa Yount and Lonnie Davis are set to advise and support City Attorney John Zollicoffer, who is taking the lead in negotiations on behalf of the city and county. Before you get too excited, however, remember that it’s a nonexclusive contract. Any other cable company could try to get a share of the local business at any time.