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The following pictures were taken by Henderson City Council member Bobby Gupton on a follow-up visit to Beacon Light Apartments on Friday.
We don’t think there’s a discussion topic that we could post that’s more interesting than what’s already going on in H-town. You kids have fun, and let’s be careful out there!
Maria Parham Medical Center recently began implementation of a corporate-wide efficiency plan that will help to strengthen the facility’s position as the area’s leading healthcare provider.
Even with central A/C, it’s still been too hot to cook, unless you like to see your major appliances fight duels to the death (usually of your pocketbook). If anyone has any no-heat recipes out there that rise beyond the level of the sandwich and salad, we’d love to see ’em.
**Updated** Yesterday, Home in Henderson came upon this headline from WMPM’s web site in Clayton: Henderson Police Chief Offered Job As Clayton’s Top Cop (When using link, scroll down to see article.)
North Carolina is one of five states approved for a new pilot program that switches the order of the first two years of sanctions under the “No Child Left Behind” law.
Home in Henderson is working hard to get confirmation from Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen as to whether or not he’ll be folding up his tent and leaving our fair town. Until then, remember that any debate as to his successor, interim or otherwise, is purely speculative. We also heard that the pink slips started flying fast and furious at Maria Parham Medical Center yesterday. We will have more information on that tomorrow. There’s plenty to talk about. En garde…
RALEIGH —- N.C. House Speaker Jim Black (D-Mecklenburg), Majority Leader Joe Hackney (D-Orange) and other members of the House Democratic Caucus today highlighted their many accomplishments during this year’s short session of the General Assembly, which is expected to conclude today.
**Updated** The normally serene report of the Journal Committee, chaired by Henderson City Council member Elissa Yount, approached controversy Monday as City Attorney John Zollicoffer stymied a possible vote on an ethics policy developed by Yount and her committee.
FAIR Committee Chair Lynn Harper introduced Budget Amendment #4 at Monday’s Henderson City Council meeting.
Ethics is defined by answers.com as follows: The science of human duty; the body of rules of duty drawn from this science; a particular system of principles and rules concerting duty, whether true or false [emphasis mine]; rules of practice in respect to a single class of human actions; as, political or social ethics; medical ethics. Note that the words “good”, “bad”, “evil”, and other morally-charged terms are not used in the definition. Why? Because an ethics policy can only …
**Updated** Section 8 Director Sharon Sneed speaks to Beacon Light residents during yesterday’s relocation meeting. Several local and federal agencies were represented yesterday at the resident relocation meeting held at City Hall.
Clean-Up Henderson will be meeting at the City Operations Center at 8:00 this morning. Also, don’t forget the Farmer’s Market today at the YMCA parking lot on Ruin Creek Road. To paraphrase Aristotle, form is content. Does Henderson look better than it did ten years ago, and, if so, does that make Henderson a better place to live? Let your thoughts on this or anything else be known on today’s open line.
Etheridge speaking about the Emergency Communications Bill. Washington, D.C. — As North Carolina braces for the height of hurricane season, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation introduced by Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) that would improve the ability of local, state and federal responders and governments to communication during emergencies.
There will be a meeting at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall for Beacon Light residents to talk to HUD officials about relocation and other concerns. The city will be providing transportation for Beacon Light residents without means of their own to and from the meeting. We’re very interested in the discussion of what second language is best to study. As an educator, it is my belief (and there is some science to back this up) that the study of any …
According to a report by Charles Davis of Dispute Resolutions, LLC, the Search and Transition Committee did not ignore an application submitted for the position of Henderson City Manager.
From left to right, Henderson City Council member Lynn Harper and Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert present HUD-provided consultants Yolanda Porche and Dorothy Reiser Certificates of Appreciation for their work on the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing.
During this morning’s Public Works Committee meeting, City Manager Jerry Moss indicated that the city’s takeover of recyclables collection has been largely successful.
During this morning’s FAIR Committee meeting, City Manager Jerry Moss informed committee members that the North Carolina legislature has voted to take over cable franchising for the state.