It could take days to sort out the flurry of activity this week as the General Assembly has pushed to wrap up its work for the year, but it appears that Vance County is getting a mixed bag.
The Henderson City Council meandered through a range of issues over the course of four hours Monday night.
The animosity between Henderson City Council members John Wester and Elissa Yount flared up Monday night during an argument over the Kerr Lake water contract with the Army Corps of Engineers and a meeting with that federal agency last week.
Young Miss North Carolina Ashlee Perkinson wasn’t the only member of her family to walk off the stage a winner at the Little Miss North Carolina pageant last month.
The Henderson City Council will share lots of information and take time to celebrate several accomplishments but isn’t scheduled to take many actions during its regular meeting tonight.
Ashlee Perkinson accepts her crown from Miss North Carolina Brooke McLaurin, whose height kept her from getting the crown securely in place. Ashlee said she had to hold the crown up while making her victory walk. It’s not surprising that 15-year-old Ashlee Perkinson is a beauty queen.
Tuesday, July 1, 2025, 12:01 a.m. (Students are sleeping in a large classroom/dormitory. Each bed is clearly a reclining desk chair placed behind a student desk. There is the sound of the occasional muffled scream from outside the room. A Robotic Teacher simulates snoring behind a larger dormitory desk.)
A little more than a month ago, I celebrated the success of HomeinHenderson with a note to you readers. What excited me wasn’t a rash of donations (we’ve had few) or an influx of ads (we still haven’t set the site up to run them, let alone tried to sell them), but the fact that the number of comments posted on the Web site had raced past the number of articles.
If you’re reading this today, you probably didn’t go to Greenville for the Voting Rights Act commemoration. So here’s something right here in Henderson for you: Cotton Memorial Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Hamilton and Chestnut streets, is is holding its annual block party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drinks and hot dogs will be available, plus free school supplies, music and other activities. Two motivational speakers will appear, one for the girls and one for the boys.
As the Henderson-Vance Economic Partnership approaches reality, Georgia’s attorney general has filed a pair of lawsuits worth keeping an eye on. Thurbert Baker wants two private groups involved in economic development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Central Atlanta Progress, to make public documents related to their bids for a Super Bowl and the NASCAR Hall of Fame because those offers involve the commitment of public money. Sound familiar? Granted, actions in Georgia courts have no legal weight in …
Vance County’s tobacco farmers are in the early days of their first buyout-era sales season, but a court decision Friday ensures a needed payoff for the growers.
This event is a bit far afield. But it’s being hosted by one of our congressmen, and it’s important. Rep. G. K. Butterfield and the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute are commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act with two workshops that are free and open to the public. “The Voting Rights Evolution in North Carolina After Reconstruction: It’s Successes, Failures and Challenges” will first focus on the barriers to black political participation, the limited …
The greatest run ever for a Henderson-Vance All-Star team came to an end today when the 12-and-under softball team lost 7-0 to Chesterton, Ind., at the Babe Ruth World Series in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Thursday’s meeting between representatives of the Kerr Lake Regional Water System and the Army Corps of Engineers in Wilmington did not offer much hope for the regional partners to reduce a $3.46 million bill for water storage, according to one of the participants in that meeting.
A resident of the Arcola-Hollister area sits in the Vance County Jail under 13 felony charges, with more pending, after two vehicle chases and manhunts within a couple of hours late Wednesday and early Thursday in Henderson.
Lt. C.O. Pulley, left, and Lt. D.H. Adcock of the Interagency Drug Enforcement Unit show some of the results of the IDEU’s latest marijuana eradication operation. Agents of the Interagency Drug Enforcement Unit found and destroyed 35 marijuana plants during an eradication operation this week, Vance County Sheriff R. Thomas Breedlove and Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen announced Thursday. The plants were 5 to 8 feet tall and would have had an estimated street value of $75,000 at maturity.
A Henderson teenager was arrested Thursday and charged with sex crimes against a 7-year-old girl.
Police Chief Glen Allen issued word Thursday that designated patrols should put a special emphasis on the enforcement of the three new stops on Roanoke Avenue once the signs are in place, but officers should issue warnings only for at least two weeks. “After that ‘adjustment and awareness’ time, handle the enforcement as is appropriate,” Allen wrote in an e-mail message to Capt. Mike Davis, who oversees the patrol division, and to patrol supervisors.
Henderson-Vance has a simple if daunting task after winning an elimination game at the Babe Ruth World Series for 12-and-under girls softball Thursday in Cherry Hill, N.J.: Win two games today to reach the finals, then win two Saturday to claim the championship.
The Louisburg All-Stars receive souvenir sport bags, medals and certificates from state director Carey Wrenn (red shirt), national director Buddy Burney (yellow shorts) and District 7 director Glen Mobley (black shorts) beneath the North Carolina flag after losing to Auburn at the Dixie Youth World Series. Louisburg’s District 10 director is the team’s manager, Mike Loyd (in uniform at far left). Coach Bill Bolton has his arms folded and is in uniform. (Photos courtesy of Dixon Crumpler) The girls on …