On Sunday, August 20, 2006, at 2:37 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the Auto Brite Car Wash on 1208 E. Andrews Avenue in response to a report that someone there had been shot.
Editor’s Note: What follows are four letters to the editor submitted in response to Rick Brand’s
The average composite ACT assessment scores of North Carolina students increased slightly as did the scores for students in the nation in 2006, according to results from the ACT college admissions and placement exam released Wednesday. North Carolina’s average composite score of 20.5 increased by three tenths of a point while the national average composite score increased by two tenths of a point to 21.1. State and national results on the test are among the factors colleges use in their …
Part of the crowd at the Vance County Schools Convocation Click to enlarge image Second-term State Treasurer Richard Moore was the featured speaker at the Vance County Schools Convocation held yesterday morning at Northern Vance High School.
North Carolina students in fourth and 10th grades improved their performance on the state’s writing assessment in 2005-06, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the NC Department of Public Instruction. Performance for seventh graders decreased slightly. Read the press release from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction here.
Kids driving you crazy before the start of school? Perhaps they’d like to make a maze. Not their style? Here’s a site for some free educational software that will keep the little ones occupied, at least for a little while. If you’re really bored, you could always write us a letter or tell us Monday’s open line topic…
We know how to make two one-dish meals here at Home in Henderson, and one of them is called “slop”. What one dish recipes are you willing to share? Post them below in this week’s Corner Kitchen.
At the beginning of Tuesday’s back-to-back Public Safety and Public Works Committee meetings, concern was expressed over the operation of the city’s bus terminal.
Gosh, it was a short summer. If you’re a teacher, don’t forget the Convocation at Northern Vance High School this morning. Breakfast is at 7:30 and the convocating begins at 8:30. We’re told that Richard Moore will be addressing the gang this year. One week to go. Warn the kids. In the mean time, this space is yours. Enjoy.
The pet project of Public Safety chair Lonnie Davis was scrutinized at Tuesday’s committee meeting.
A hearing was held today in the basement of the Henry A. Dennis Building on Garnett Street regarding the petition of George Hoyle to be placed on the November ballot in the race for Sheriff of Vance County.
Once again the county-wide zoning debate is surfacing. Whenever government seeks to limit what a private citizen can do with his or her private property, we think that it is not only appropriate, but necessary to the democratic process for citizens to ask questions, to debate, to express opinions, and to investigate thoroughly. Home in Henderson is proud to offer a forum for the exchange of these ideas. Play nice.
According to City Manager Jerry Moss, all Henderson businesses have been contacted regarding the city’s relatively new graffiti ordinance.
Tickets are on sale for the fall Critic’s Choice Series at Marketplace Cinema.
Word has it from a reliable source that the Vance County Board of Commissioners agreed to make an offer on land for a new elementary and middle school. Reactions?
Today this editor dusts off his metaphorical mortarboard to sit on a panel at Dabney Elementary School to discuss with new teachers what to expect in their first year. What else can we do to get these well-educated, highly motivated, enthusiastic, dedicated young folk to stay, in Henderson, in teaching, in North Carolina? Let us know about this or whatever else is on your mind on today’s open line. Think positive! It’s okay. No one has to know it’s you.
Don’t forget the West End Community Neighborhood Watch meeting tonight at 6:30 at the West End Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. There will be questions and answers from the District Attorney.
The Henderson City Council ended its open session in approximately 35 minutes, making Mayor Pro-Tempore Ranger Wilkerson’s presiding debut the most remarkable in recent memory.
At tonight’s Vance County Board of Commissioner’s meeting, the board plans to make a propostion to the City of Henderson advancing three scenarios for the dispostion of the jointly owned Armory and former library on Rose Avenue. That document may be viewed here.
It is noted on tonight’s Henderson City Council agenda that Mayor Pro Tempore Ranger Wilkerson will be presiding in the absence of Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert. The reason for Seifert’s absence is not known. There are no highly controversial issues on tonight’s agenda. A copy of the agenda may be viewed here.