A big word of thanks to everyone who came out for the ribbon-cutting at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce yesterday. We were overwhelmed by the show of support from the community, and especially charmed by the attendance of Henderson City Council members Bobby Gupton, Lynn Harper, and Elissa Yount. Thank you to everyone who has made Home in Henderson what it is. We can’t imagine not doing it, and we hope that we can continue to let you have your …
On August 28, at 3:00 p.m., the members of the Henderson City Council, Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert, Acting City Manager Mark Warren, and City Engineer Frank Frazier took a riding tour of the southern part of Henderson.
Reader Julian Oliver reports that a friend in Melbourne, Florida has informed him that Ernesto has brought only heavy rains with no wind at this time. Let’s hope if and when this storm hits us that it has the same lack of punch!
North Carolina students continued to close the gap between the state and the national average scores on the SAT college entrance exam, and the scores of most racial minorities improved in 2006, according to results provided today by the College Board. North Carolina has narrowed the gap between it and the nation from 53 points in 1990 to thirteen points in 2006. To read more, please go to the NCDPI Web site at www.ncpublicschools.org and click on the appropriate link …
The big day is here, Hendersonians. Humble Home in Henderson is taking a proverbial deep breath and plunging head-first into the jungle that is the private sector. We look forward to the event and welcome all who would care to attend. As always, we appreciate your support, and hope in turn that you will support the sponsors who make this publication happen.
North Carolina Senator Marc Basnight will be meeting with Senator Doug Berger in Henderson this morning for a fact-finding tour of our city. What items or areas would you most like Senator Basnight to see? You be the tour guide on today’s open line.
The Vance Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive today at the Lighthouse Entertainment Center behind the new Social Security Building on Beckford Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are informed that all blood types are in short supply and that all are invited to donate.
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Washington, D.C. — Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee released a report requested by U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) that detailed billions of dollars of wasteful spending on contracts awarded for the recovery and reconstruction following Hurricane Katrina.
The big day is here! The ribbon-cutting for Home in Henderson will be held at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, August 30, at 4:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
During last night’s meeting of the Henderson City Council, Land Planning and Development Committee chair Bobby Gupton introduced two scenarios for the reallocation of real property owned jointly by the City of Henderson and the County of Vance.
Wings of Hope will be holding a planning meeting today at 7:00 p.m. at Sunflower Artist Studio, 719 South Chestnut Street. All interested persons are invited to attend.
The Henderson City Council will consider the following items at tonight’s 7:00 p.m. meeting at City Hall:
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Since readers spend a lot of time discussing the Vance Charter School on Home in Henderson, we thought it might be nice to provide an information resource into how charter schools operate. Courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, learn how charter schools are founded, operated, and funded. Maybe you can start one of your own someday.
U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) announced today that he will visit the Gulf Coast during the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, from Sunday, August 27, to Wednesday, August 30.
Now that the unthinkable has happened and school has started on a Friday, one begins to wonder if the General Assembly is exercising just a little too much control over local school boards. Let your opinion be known this weekend on our open line.
Some readers have asked why I did not report on the loss of Renee Jones Carter of E.M. Rollins Elementary School this week. Simply put, for personal reasons, I prefer at some appropriate future time to write a tribute to her life and work rather than a report of her death. However, I am deeply affected by the loss of a gifted and dedicated teacher, as are we all at the school, and I trust that all readers will keep …
Here’s a detailed analysis of North Carolina’s testing program as it relates to Adequate Yearly Progress as defined by the federal “No Child Left Behind” legislation. Submitted for your discussion: Is it us, or them?