State Superintendent June Atkinson will hold a news conference on Tuesday, August 29, at 10:30 a.m., to discuss the 2006 SAT scores for North Carolina.
E.M. Rollins Elementary School is in desperate need of tennis balls, new or used, to be placed on the feet of chairs, desks, and tables for the protection of our beautiful new floors. Please feel free to drop donations by the school at 1600 S. Garnett Street, or give us a call at 438-2189 and let us know where to pick ’em up. On behalf of the kids, and the floors, thank you.
School is starting again on Friday, and you moms and dads know what that means: germs galore! Those walking Petri dishes we love so much will be bringing home a multitude of viruses and bacteria that will soon be stampeding for sinuses, bronchial tubes, stomachs, intestines, larynxes, and lymph nodes. What family concoctions work best to relieve the symptoms at your house? Share them with the suffering masses in our corner kitchen.
This week, Home in Henderson is piloting a new feature where readers can let the rest of us know where to find the lowest fuel prices in Vance County. On your way to work or shop or play, keep an eye out for those friendly prices so you can let the rest of us know where to save!
Editor’s Note: Because the Mayor’s emergency meeting was concurrent with the meeting of the Clean Up Henderson Committee, only half of the meeting was covered. The Clean Up Henderson committee discussed the general problem of attempting to collect civil penalties on junked, abandoned, and nuisance vehicles.
We’re told that a couple of towns in North Carolina have moved to make English their official language. North Carolina once made such a move itself. Do we need an official language, or will English come to dominate our most recent immigrant groups the way it has every other group?
The dread day is here. Today is the first day of school for Vance County Schools students. Roll ’em, shake ’em, throw cold water on ’em, but get ’em out of bed and get them to class! Make sure they have a good breakfast! We’re going to have a great school year.
Henderson City Council members Lynn Harper and Ranger Wilkerson announced at Wednesday’s Clean Up Henderson Committee meeting that Linda Leyen will soon be named the director of the city’s Public Works Department.
One of the things about being a teacher is that it tends to make one cynical about how people will react in certain situations. I am pleased to report that the overwhelming reaction to the news of Mr. Moss’s illness was that of kindness and sympathy. Pat yourselves on the back, dear bloggers. This space is yours. Enjoy.
According to a letter from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall, the Golden Belt Fire Insurance District is in danger of being downgraded from a Class 9S rating to a Class 10.
Yesterday, Henderson Police Sergeant S. Walker of the Highway Traffic Safety Unit (HTSU) stopped a vehicle traveling north on I-85 at the 211 mile marker for a speeding violation.
In an emergency meeting called by Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert, it was announced in an atmosphere of mutual agreement that Assistant City Manager Mark Warren would be named Acting City Manager for the duration of City Manager Jerry Moss’s illness.
The City of Henderson announced this afternoon that Captain Tony Clark of the Henderson Police Department has once again been appointed Acting Chief of Police.
Editor’s Note: This press release was received by email at 2:31 p.m. yesterday. The State Board of Education will meet via conference call today beginning at 3 p.m. Agenda items for this meeting include action on Title I schools in school improvement, membership for the State Advisory Council on Indian Education and new legislated resources for public schools.
Don’t forget Vance County Schools Open House from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. today at all Vance County Schools. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your children’s teachers in a relaxed, pleasant, and cordial atmosphere! This way you’ll be able to put a face to all those stories you’re going to hear.
The Clean-Up Henderson Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the City Operations Center.
In a telephone interview, Faye Gill, Director of Elections, informed Home in Henderson that the Vance County Board of Elections did not find sufficient cause to remove George Hoyle from the ballot for Sheriff of Vance County in the November election. The certification of the petition is therefore upheld.
The Vance County Board of Elections is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. A decision regarding the complaint against the petition of George Hoyle to be placed on the November ballot for the office of Sheriff of Vance County is anticipated soon, if not today. No matter what the outcome, our crack team of political analysts are speculating that this is not the end of the legal wrangling. Once the lawyers are unleashed, the genie is out of the bottle, …
I’ve been living in this area for almost ten years now.
Looking at the near record-setting number of comment posts under the article Hoyle petition hearing heard, we realize just how divisive this contest has become. Will the office of Sheriff of Vance County be able to survive this race; that is, once the wrangling over legal technicalities is over, will the winner be able to do his job, or will his term be spent living down endless recriminations over how he got there? Let us know your thoughts on today’s …