Recently the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce honored citizen Ruth Burt as their 2005 Citizen of the Year. Here is the text of the speech that was made to celebrate her award:
The Intergovernmental Committee is slated to discuss the following subjects this afternoon:
The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina is hosting an informational meeting Tuesday evening January 31, 2006. The meeting will be at the cafeteria of Clark Street School from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Today there will be an informational meeting for the public about the proposed Boys and Girls Club in the Clark Street School cafeteria from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Anyone wanting more information is invited to attend. Also, the Intergovernmental Committee will meet today at 4:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Henderson Police Department. Feel free to post any thoughts you might have on these or any other subject on today’s open line.
This morning’s open line topic comes to us once again from a regular poster: How many candidates should the search and transition team interview for the position of city manager? Should it be three, or five, and what should the perks in his or her contract be? Post your opinion on this or anything you like on this, Henderson’s open forum.
Between the Armory, yard sales, and cleaning up our city, there should be enough to keep us busy this weekend. Have at!
The following press release was received from the Henderson Police Department:
Here’s another topic sent to us by one of our regular posters: Representative G.K. Butterfield said that our congressional district is the 15th poorest in the nation! In the same vein, it was said on WIZS’s Town Talk that just because you are poor, you do not need to be “nasty and trashy”. What parts of our city look the worst, and what are you willing to do about it? Remember, if you have a topic you would like to …
This open line topic comes to us from a regular poster: What do you think about regulating yard sales to limit them to one a month? Residential neighborhoods are for residences and business that are not regulated, licensed, or controlled can bring serious problems into neighborhoods, even the seemingly harmless “yard sale”. The floor is open. State your opinion on this or anything else that strikes your fancy below.
Henderson City Council member Lynn Harper, chair of the city’s Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, directed the report of her committee to the City Council at its regular meeting on Monday evening.
We’re told that yesterday is the most depressing day of the year. That would make today, well, pretty depressing, at least by proximity. What can we talk about to cheer everyone up? If nothing else, be comforted in the knowledge that the Land Planning Committee meets today at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. The floor is now open for inspiring debate.
The following press release was received by Home in Henderson by authority of Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen:
The Search and Transition Committee will meet today at 4:00 p.m. at the City Hall Conference Room. This meeting is to preview applications that have been received to date and therefore, we are informed, the majority of the meeting will be in closed session. With that, the microphone is yours.
Former City Council contender Sara Coffey, proprietor of Coffey’s Bail Bonds and Private Investigations in Henderson, addressed the Henderson City Council yesterday evening concerning a message on the local Ku Klux Klan Hotline.
Here’s the City Council agenda for this evening:
It’s off to Detroit the hard way for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but there is no joy in Carolina this morning with the Seahawks 34-14 win over the Panthers. Commiserate or celebrate here on our open line.
Do you have a topic you would like to see discussed on the open line? Email it to us here and we’d be happy to consider it. With that, the floor is yours.
We’re fascinated by this idea of mandatory volunteering at the public schools. However, since the North Carolina constitution calls for a free and appropriate public education for all residents, we wonder how or if it could be enforced. Post your comments on this or any other topic below. Have at!
Schools and trains and libraries…oh my! Take your pick on today’s open line.
The central part of the library as seen from the second floor. On January 5, Home in Henderson was given a tour of the new H. Leslie Perry Library, currently under construction between Winder and Breckenridge Streets in the city’s Embassy Square. When completed, the new library will be 40,000 square feet on two floors.