We’re looking forward to hearing the results of Tuesday night’s invitation-only meeting about the proposed Boys & Girls Club and, just as much, to learning about the scheduling of an informational session for the public at large. We’re in no position at this point to say what level of public support, if any, should be offered to what is, at its root, an anti-crime, “seeding” effort for the community. But we’re encouraged whenever a group with a good idea builds …
A 24-year-old Henderson man suffered life-threatening wounds in a shooting late Thursday at the Lincoln Heights Apartments.
By the Rev. Todd Hester Jesus is comin’. Any moment we’ll see the heavens open wide and the Four Horsemen ride through Chick-fil-A’s drive-through and the Whore of Babylon parade down Garnett. Yep, the Apocalypse is upon us – how else do you explain the president of NASCAR saying he doesn’t want Confederate flags at the racetrack?
The floor is open for discussion, although the conversation seems to be at a lull. Even the newspaper shows little going on. In the meantime, here’s the Henderson City Council agenda for Monday night, the first meeting since the elections determined that three of the eight council members will be out of office come December. It’s worth noting that the City Council-ordered changes to the agenda schedule worked in their first test: We received the agenda by e-mail Wednesday.
Episode 9 of Whiskey Tango’s brilliant satirical drama, “Embassy Wars,” is now in place.
While watching Hurricane Wilma bear down on the Yucatan, with Florida then in her sights, we’re struck by two things. First, is it possible that the Maya civilization was ruined by a hurricane, a series of hurricanes or a succession of particularly harsh hurricane seasons? Second, and more important in the grand scheme of things, is it possible that the next hurricane this year, now slated to be Hurricane Alpha, could instead be named after a pseudonymous online columnist? It …
To celebrate Teen Read Week, the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library broke new ground by providing a performance program specifically for a teen audience Tuesday evening.
It’s VOICE day in Henderson, the last meeting of the full Vance Organization to Implement Community Excellence before the final Weed and Seed application must be e-mailed to the U.S. Justice Department by Oct. 30. The meeting is at 10:30 a.m. at the Aycock Recreation Complex. For those of us who can’t make the meeting, well, we have an open line for discussion.
It’s a bit overdue, but we’d like to thank and congratulate the city of Henderson for making good use of its Web site by posting the proposed Time Warner Cable franchise agreement online here. That’s open government in action. And by the way, not to change the topic from endless anonymous attacks on the fire chief, but please be safe in Henderson today. There’s a decent chance that Albert Pujols’ game-winning home run from last night could plunge out of …
During last week’s Henderson City Council meeting, the Rev. Todd Hester of Cotton Memorial Presbyterian Church asked the council for an endorsement of efforts to create a Boys & Girls Club in Henderson.
The Collective connects with the audience at a performance. Three of the members will be at the Perry Library at 6 p.m. today. Three members of the Greensboro-based performance art group The Collective will put on a show at the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library today from 6 to 7:15 p.m. as part of the library’s second annual observance of Teen Read Week.
The Henderson-Vance application for federal Weed and Seed recognition is in the hands of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and is two weeks away from being sent to Washington. Whether or not we get the label and the related grants, the process in preparing the application should prepare the city and county to better drive out and prevent crime. Until then, the floor is open for discussion.
What can I say, Henderson? We tried. For 26 hours, it looked like we could change the world. For one brief, shining moment, we were as gods with purple crayons. Or, at least, as children playing “politician.”
Sorry for the delay in posting this. It’s obnoxious how the paying job can intrude on the more important tasks of maintaining this site! We’d still like to see some discussion about what people hope the new council will do. We know the new members of the council are active readers of this site, so your suggestions could make a difference.
We were remiss in failing to mark some significant holidays here in recent days. Thursday was Yom Kippur, completing the 10-day High Holiday period for Jews with a day of fasting. Speaking of fasting, the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims don’t eat during the day, began last week. And this week brought us Columbus Day, celebrated Monday although the actual day was Wednesday. So to all Jews, Muslims, Italians, postal workers and any others who celebrated any of …
The Planning and Community Development Department submitted the following report to the City Council for its meeting Monday.
On Monday night the Henderson City Council met for the last time before Tuesday’s municipal election. Some items on the agenda were:
It’s the day after, and the reality sets in. For the second consecutive election, Henderson has voted in several new faces to the City Council. Come December, the city will have three rookie council members (Lynn Harper, Bobby Gupton and Garry Daeke), two second-termers (Elissa Yount and Mary Emma Evans), three veterans (Bernard Alston, Lonnie Davis and Ranger Wilkerson) and a second-term mayor (Clem Seifert), assuming that Miles Gloriosus doesn’t launch the first bag-head coup d’etat. So what should we …
A man brandishing a handgun robbed the Carvers Restaurant at 208 Raleigh Road on Monday night.
It wasn’t a huge turnout — fewer than 1,900 votes in any individual race — but the outcome is clear: Henderson has voted for change. According to final tallies posted at WRAL.com, Elissa Yount triumphed in the marquee matchup of incumbents, topping the longest-serving City Council member, John Wester, in the Ward 3 at-large race, 1,061 to 816. Two other incumbents lost, both in Ward 2: Bobby Gupton knocked off Harriette Butler for the ward seat, 568 to 396, and …