We at Home in Henderson can’t wait for the sheriff’s election to be over. Until then, fire away.
A Guest Column by U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge
The Building and Grounds Committee of the Vance County Board of Education will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Administrative Services Center on Graham Avenue. We cannot help but have noticed that the race for sheriff has sparked some heartfelt debate on Home in Henderson. While we respect the right of our readers to exchange ideas, we will not tolerate slanderous statements in the form of unfounded or unproven allegations against the candidates or anyone else. Thank you for your …
The Public Safety Committee will be meeting at 12:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. The Community Development Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m., also in the City Hall Conference Room. We haven’t heard much about what’s going on with county-wide zoning lately. If someone would like to chime in an update, feel free. Otherwise, this space is yours.
The FAIR Committee decided to revisit the issue of unfreezing budgeted and unbudgeted city positions at a meeting held on Monday, April 24.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield believes that Congress must move forward quickly to enact legislation protects consumers from gasoline price gouging.
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Senator Berger receiving FOP award On Saturday, April 8, 2006, Senator Doug Berger of District 7 (Franklin, Granville, Vance, and Warren counties) received the Legislator of the Year Award from the North Carolina State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police.
The police keep their cars. Is anyone as surprised as we are? We’re still looking for our “Save the Armory” leader. Nominate your friends on our open line!
In a five-four vote, the Henderson City Council last night chose to allow Henderson police officers who reside in Vance County to continue to take vehicles home.
Y’all, we understand that the debate over the city manager’s city vehicle use policy as been somewhat divisive and polarizing and has, at times, evoked some strong emotion in our readers. However, we here at Home in Henderson must insist that our readers refrain from personal attacks and insults. The mission of our cyber-experiment is the frank, honest, and open exchange of ideas in the hope that it will lead to better governance and civic responsiblity; insults and name-calling are …
What follows is the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting:
The Public Works Committee is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall. The FAIR Committee is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, immediately preceding the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. There are a large number of public hearing scheduled for tonight, including an ordinance for the city to enforce some of its codes in the ETJ. Let ’em know what you think about that in our Monday open line.
Who wants to lead a “Save the Armory” committee? Now’s your time to step up on our weekend open line.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield said that slow enrollment figures for the new Medicare prescription drug program show the need to give people more time to enroll.
City Manager Jerry Moss annouced at Wednesday’s FAIR Committee meeting that he anticipated the city’s unrestricted fund balance growing to $443,110.
Now that it looks as if the SRO ball is being batted into the Sheriff’s side of the court, we wonder what they would say if asked if they would be willing to place SROs in the middle schools. Perhaps their supporters will have something interesting to say on the topic, perhaps something that does not begin or end with the words “vote for”… In any event, the floor is yours.
In a memorandum from City Manager Jerry Moss circulated to members of the FAIR Committee at their meeting on Wednesday, the city manager recommended that the two positions of School Resource Officer be eliminated.
We plan to write more on the topic later, but City Manager Jerry Moss revealed a plan at yesterday’s FAIR Committee meeting to give all city employees a 3% cost-of-living adjustment beginning on May 5. This would be the first pay hike of any kind for city employees in two years. Let your thoughts on that or anything else be known below on our open line.
ATV training poster The Henderson-Vance Chapter of Safe Kids North Carolina will be making youths and adults aware of the ATV RiderCourse at Wal-Mart on North Cooper Drive in Henderson today from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.