The Vance County Board of Education’s Community Relations Committee will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Administrative Services Center on Graham Avenue. Also, don’t forget tonight’s city council meeting at 7:00 p.m. in meeting chambers at City Hall. With that, speak out on whatever is on your mind.
Tonight’s Henderson City Council meeting will once again feature several public hearings.
A little good news: the FAIR Committee agreed yesterday at its budget meeting that each city employee should get a $100 dollar Christmas bonus. The bad news is that it puts the budget $8,000 in the red, a situation that will have to be rectified as the budget process continues. We’ll write more on the meeting later. Until then, the floor is yours.
Week #2 in Raleigh proved to be another busy one on numerous fronts.
A Guest Column by U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge
WASHINGTON – As Hurricane season approaches, U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington), the only N.C. member of the Homeland Security Committee, has introduced legislation to restructure and strengthen FEMA.
Former Henderson City Council member Dr. James P. Green passed away today in his home.
Budget time draws nigh. What do you think of the city’s priorities? Let ’em know how you feel on our open line.
City Manager Jerry Moss introduced his proposed fiscal year 2006-2007 to members of the FAIR Committee and all other council members except Bernard Alston at Wednesday’s scheduled committee meeting.
200 pounds of marijuana in 4 50-pound packages.
If you read the press release “NC pilots federal education growth model”, then perhaps you share our perplexity on how the same federal government poised to penalize our state for inadequate teacher qualification standards can “reward” us with this program. Propose your own education legislation that makes sense on today’s open line.
North Carolina is one of only two states approved yesterday by the U.S. Department of Education to use a growth component in its measurement of public schools’ adequate yearly progress (AYP) required under federal education law.
The FAIR Committee debated yesterday whether city department heads should argue their cases regarding budget issues to the city council.
We attended the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina’s Executive Board meeting last night, and we continue to be impressed with the hard work and dedication that this group brings to the project. We at Home in Henderson look forward to having a club in our community. We wonder what else can be done to help the problems of this generation of young people, or, indeed, if our readers feel that they are aware of the problems …
Today marks the beginning of the End-of-Grade Tests for students in grades 3-8. What do you think of North Carolina’s testing program? Let us know what you think on our open line.
As we’re sure almost everyone knows, the dedication of the new H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library will be today at 10:00 a.m. United States Senator Richard Burr will be there along with other dignitaries for the festivities in MacGregor Hall. Home in Henderson will not be able to provide coverage, so if you go, please let us know how it went. We learned yesterday that if you are a particularly slow reader or like to read particularly long books, now …
The 2006 short session of the N.C. General Assembly began on Tuesday at noon and legislators hit the ground running.
The following press release was received from Phillip C. Burnette, Chairman of the Vance County Republican Party.
Loose dogs, budget surpluses, and PAC donations… oh my! There’s plenty to talk about on our weekend open line. Let the games begin! P.S. – Let’s try to lay off the multiple comment posts (same message under different articles). It takes up too much cyberspace.
RALEIGH — N.C. House Speaker Jim Black (D-Mecklenburg), Majority Leader Joe Hackney (D-Orange) and other members of the House Democratic Caucus today announced their plan to improve education, health care and our state’s economy during the upcoming short session of the Legislature, which begins at noon.