Well, Henderson, I didn’t think it could be done, but you’ve gone a whole week without anyone prominent doing or saying anything dumb enough to get the whole column. Reverend Dale, where are you when I need you? Coaching football? Thank heaven! Now the boys will know how to properly argue a call. Please, though, Reverend, go to the City Council meeting tonight. They’re going to talk about police brutality! If you’re lucky, you’ll get pulled over on the way …
To the tune of “Y’all Ready for This?” 13 outstanding young female athletes, all dressed alike in white crop pants, blue jerseys, corsages, bracelets and flip-flops, were presented at the athletic version of debutante recognition Sunday afternoon at the Aycock Recreation Complex.
This is the second in an occasional series of articles contributed by state Sen. Doug Berger about legislative issues of concern to Vance County. Vance County, like many rural counties, has experienced the tragic death of a child on an ATV (all-terrain vehicle).
Vance County Schools Superintendent Norm Shearin is going to push for a vote on new high school parking fees Monday night at the monthly meeting of the Board of Education, according to the agenda for the meeting.
The Henderson Planning Board’s meeting Monday afternoon at 3:30 will have an immediate effect on that night’s City Council meeting.
The Henderson-Vance 12-and-under girls softball team — the Southeast champions who finished fourth in the nation at the Babe Ruth World Series last month — will be honored during a celebration at the Aycock Recreation Complex at 2 p.m.
A Henderson man was seriously wounded in a shooting early today, city police announced in a news release.
It has been a busy week in Henderson, what with the Chavasse Avenue railroad crossing finally smoothed out, the City Council seeming to move ever closer to consolidating city operations in the old Lowe’s building and the Optimist Bowl (congratulations to Southern Vance on the 20-2 win, but playing the rivalry game midseason sucks out some of the excitement). Next week should bring even more excitement, with the Weed and Seed forum, the Board of Education meeting and the regular …
The donation drop site is open now until 5 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Supercenter. It’s as easy an opportunity as you’ll have to donate money, toiletries, nonperishable food or water to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort through the Red Cross.
Can anyone explain this controversy over the use of the term “refugees” to refer to people whom Hurricane Katrina drove from their homes, often with the loss of everything they owned? How did that perfectly apt word — far more telling of the problems at hand than the bland “evacuee,” which leaves the implication of going home in a couple of days, or the even less meaningful “victim” or “survivor” — become another flash point in this nation’s on-again, off-again …
By April you might have a new place to pay your water bill, apply for a zoning permit or attend a City Council meeting if all goes as planned by Energy Systems Group. City Council members and some staffers heard about ESG’s plans and the proposed financing Thursday afternoon at the Operations & Service Center on Beckford Drive.
The railroad crossing at Chavasse Avenue has been the subject of many complaints at the Municipal Building and much cursing by jarred motorists, but two days of work this week should put an end to all the verbiage.
Who would have thought HomeinHenderson would develop into the blogosphere’s version of DrKoop.com (which, oddly enough, isn’t associated with Dr. C. Everett Koop)? But Wednesday’s open line was the place to turn for all the best tips on treating poison ivy. Now all we need is a cure for stinky, dirt-flavored water. We prefer the beer idea to the blender suggestion, but what do we know? On a more serious note, let’s hope Vance schools are ready for hurricane evacuees/refugees …
The Vance Organization to Implement Community Excellence will hold a public forum at 6 p.m. Monday at the Gateway Center on the effort to obtain official recognition for a federal Weed and Seed site in and around Henderson.
Unanimity reigned at Tuesday’s meeting of the Vance County Board of Commissioners except on one issue: direct deposit of county paychecks.
The local Red Cross and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division of the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety will sponsor Relief Aid on Saturday to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Although the issue was not on the agenda for Tuesday night’s Vance County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Manager Jerry Ayscue asked the board for a resolution to designate the old Vance Manor building a possible site to house refugees from Hurricane Katrina.
The good news is that we were flooded with great submissions Tuesday, including more from the Board of Commissioners meeting than we’ve posted so far. The bad news is that our Internet connection turned balky, so much of the information, including a report from Chavasse Avenue, will have to wait until tonight. Meanwhile, the board is yours.
The Vance County Board of Commissioners on Monday night unanimously approved resolutions that would allow the sale of Qualified Zone Academy Bonds for use in school renovations.
The following is a letter prepared by Henderson City Council member Elissa Yount for her colleagues in response to reports of planned incentives for a retail development. When it comes to incentives for retail developers, there is not a lot of difference between giving incentives and writing a developer a check from the city, because what you are doing is giving money away. My question as an elected official is what are we going to get for giving up that …