We hear that Raleigh has a big surplus this year. What should they spend it on? Let ’em know what you think on today’s open line.
Southern Vance High School’s Concert Band gave its Spring Concert in the gymnasium last night beginning at 7:00 p.m.
What follows is a link to the animal control flyer currently under discussion under the post “New chief animal control officer in Vance” .
If you read the article on Beacon Light, then you know that it looks as if Robert Duke may get his wish, at least in part. We wonder, though, if the social upheaval involved in uprooting people might simply create new stresses on other parts of the system, like the schools (a state-wide enterprise) and law enforcement. What are your thoughts?
Henderson City Council member Garry Daeke, chair of the Community Development Committee, reported to the city council on Monday evening that a letter had been sent to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asking it to foreclose on Beacon Light.
The Vance and Warren Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Henderson Curves behind Chick-fil-a off of Dabney Drive.
As North Carolinians continue to struggle with skyrocketing gas prices, U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington), the co-chair of the Rural Working Group, will announce comprehensive legislation to promote biofuels production in America.
The Henderson-Vance Chapter of North Carolina Safe Kids will be sponsoring Safe Kids Day at the Aycock Recreation Complex from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today.
The Southern Vance High School Raider Athletic Booster Club will sponsor the annual athletic banquet on Friday evening, May 19 in the school gymnasium.
We were disillusioned to see our hometown maligned by association with AIDS in the Newsweek article, but we also note from our own experience that nothing brings out readers like the negative. With the exception of yesterday’s story on Daniel Faulkner, positive stories on our news blog tend to go with few or no comments. That being said, what positive changes must we make to bring new blood to our community, especially people with millions of investment dollars burning giant …
Here’s a little something that was just brought to our attention by one of our readers. She wrote to us that she happened to be surfing the web when she came across this article The Crisis in Black America – Newsweek Health – MSNBC.com about an AIDS/STD clinic in Henderson that treats 200 folks. Let us know what you think!
Daniel Faulkner won the Henderson Country Club Invitational this weekend for the second year in a row.
It was a slow city council meeting last night. The council decided to wait for public comment before enacting its graffiti ordinance. It also decided to extend the public hearing on the amortization ordinance another week because a resident complained he had not been notified of the hearing and impending vote. Is it incumbent upon the city to notify affected residents of hearings and votes that may concern them above and beyond the newspaper notices that are required by law? …
This will be the first program for youth in the new library.
The following is the agenda for the Vance County Board of Education’s monthly meeting in the Board Room of the Administrative Services Center on Graham Avenue:
A recent trip up north has shown us that they’re starting to fall behind the graffiti again. Is it something we can afford to keep up with now? Let us know your thoughts on our open line.
The following is the agenda for tonight’s council meeting:
We’re wondering about our readers’ thoughts about the penultimate draft of the city’s “requests for assistance”. Let them know what you think on your weekend open line.
The joint Human Resources/FAIR Committee meeting requested by Human Resources Chair Mary Emma Evans was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Evans.