Ms. Trap writes: “While I’m not thrilled with the local economy or the local government, this is my home. With that, I have decided to paint my yard address sign in red, white and blue colors. I’ll be adding stars that glow and maybe stripes. What is the rest of the crowd doing to show their patriotic side? The Fourth of July is right around the corner.” Let your thoughts on this or any other topic be known on our …
The Vance County Board of Education will be meeting in special session today at 12:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administrative Services Center on 1724 Graham Avenue.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G.K. Butterfield said he is very disappointed with the latest delay in bringing reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act up for a vote in the House.
Raleigh – The House unanimously passed legislation to protect veterans, active duty military and members of the National Guard from identity theft on Thursday.
Raleigh – State representatives unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that tightens regulations for sex offenders.
City Manager Jerry Moss reported to the Henderson City Council on Monday evening that he had told Code Compliance Director Corey Williams to wait on demolitions until the city figures out what to do about landfill fees.
We don’t seem to be doing such a good job sparking the Henderson imagination with our open lines these days. Maybe summer school is frying our brains. Send us your ideas for a good open line to firstname.lastname@example.org. You never know what good ideas are out there until you throw out the net and trawl!
U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) speaks at a press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol to announce a resolution opposing any plan by the Iraqi government to offer amnesty to insurgents who have harmed or killed Americans. Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) today called on the Iraqi government to reject any proposal to offer amnesty to insurgents who have killed, kidnapped or wounded American soldiers and other American citizens.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield urges anyone possibly affected by the theft of sensitive personal data from the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately take advantage of the offer of free credit monitoring.
This letter was edited due to potentially defamitory statements. — Ed. As a parent of a child who has played with the Vance County Recreation Department, I am concerned over the selection of coaches for our rec teams who do not represent the kind of individuals who should lead or guide our very impressionable children.
A close reading of the newly-passed budget ordinance indicated that it is based on a tax collection rate of 93.2%. In the world of education or restaurant sanitation, that’s a pretty good grade. In real-world terms, 93% of us are pulling 100% of the load, and somehow that doesn’t sound like an A. What are your thoughts? Let us know on our open line.
The Henderson City Council approved the budget for fiscal 2006-2007 in a unanimous vote on Monday evening.
The Henderson City Council voted last night to allow members to take the cash value of its health insurance benefit rather than accept health insurance coverage.
Thanks to the efforts of our old friend Tech Support, we finally have a working community calendar. It may be viewed by clicking the Happenings in Henderson link under pages in the left margin of your screen and then the link entitled “Check out some of the things happening around town”. If you have an event you’d like to publicize on our calendar, send an an email to email@example.com. As always, it’s free of charge! Congratulations to the Carolina Hurricanes …
In a rescheduled 7:00 p.m. session of the Henderson City Council, members are expected to vote this evening on a ordinance adopting the budget for fiscal 2006-2007.
The Survivor Walk, kicking off the Vance County Relay for Life. Friday and Saturday saw the twelth annual Vance County Relay for Life.
Don’t forget that there’s a Henderson City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. We’re wondering what’s involved in the code of ethics under the Journal Committee on tonight’s council agenda. If you have any insight into what’s in that grey area between legal and illegal when it comes to government, let us know on today’s open line.
The Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers recently inaugurated their new web site at www.hvcrimestoppers.com. Home in Henderson is pleased to offer a permanent link to this valuable organization under “Local Links” on the left margin of our homepage.
We apologize for the technical issues that have been occuring for the past couple of days. We hope that this time they have been ironed out. Traffic on Home in Henderson has been light so far today, so we assume you’re wrapping things up at the Relay for Life or you’re at home resting up after the festivities. We’ll have some pictures up soon. Until then, stay cool!
At Monday night’s council meeting, Henderson City Council member Mary Emma Evans introduced a motion to increase funding to the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library from $277,000 to $300,000.