Local charity Wings of Hope is looking for Henderson seamstresses and garment designers for a fund-raising fashion show to be held in early December.
Yet again we have another alignment of meetings tonight: the Vance County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Vance County Administration Building at 6:00 p.m. The Vance County Board of Education will meet at the Administrative Services Center at 7:00 p.m. Finally, the Henderson City Council will meet at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. as well. With five days in a business week, what’s so special about Monday? Let your thoughts be heard on today’s open line.
Here is the agenda for tonight’s school board meeting.
The West End Community Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held on August 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the West End Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Participants line up to register for the event A back-to-school block party sponsored by Henderson’s First Baptist Church, Greater Little Zion United Holy Church, and Shiloh Baptist Church gave away over 1,000 school backpacks loaded with school supplies yesterday.
A longtime reader has advised us that with all the fruit trees, veggies, melons and such getting ripe that she is in need of some recipes on how to make jams, jellies, preserves, and salsas. Can we help her out before everything dries up on the branch, bush, or vine? Post your formula below in our Corner Kitchen.
The Tar River Cruizers Car Club is having their monthly Cruise In tonight at the Lowe’s/Staples Parking Lot in Henderson from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Lots of classic and antique cars will be on site along with oldies music and door prizes. Bring your car or just come and enjoy the evening with the Tar River Cruizers.
According to Faye Gill, Director of the Vance County Board of Elections, a hearing will be held on Thursday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m. to challenge page 73 of George Hoyle’s petition to be placed on the ballot for the sheriff’s race in November.
This weekend’s open line comes to us from a recent discoverer of the joys of Home in Henderson: Why do you live in Henderson? Have you ever lived anywhere else? If you have, why did you come here? If you haven’t, how do you know what the rest of the world is like? Give your Henderson bona fides on our weekend open line.
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Raleigh — U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington), the only N.C. member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement today in response to the foiled terror plot in the United Kingdom.
Editor’s Note: Although we had something in mind like the recent interview with Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen, our discussion with Ms. Deryl von Williams was so broad and ranged over so many topics that the above format would have been inappropriate. The conversation has been truncated to cover the basics of the new private school. Home in Henderson spoke to Deryl von Williams at her place of business, The Everything Store, on Garnett Street this past Monday, August 7.
During a joint meeting of Henderson Council members and members of the Henderson-Vance Human Relations Commission on Monday, the commission revealed that it was conducting an investigation into fair housing and OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) violations at Springwood Apartments.
The Public Works Committee will meet today at 11:00 a.m. to discuss street resurfacing. We wish they’d discuss the pothole at the end of our street! They used to say that in America the streets are paved with gold. With the current price of asphalt, they might as well be. The floor is yours. Enjoy.
The Vance County Coalition Against Crime and Violence Organization encourages each and every person to please attend a very imformative presentation by Col. Elwood Johnson on Black on Black Violence. Your observation of this Microsoft Point Presentation will bring you to a higher awareness as to how serious this matter is. Please tell as many people as possible to attend. The Coalition is now refocusing on what was its initial purpose: to ward off the rising problem of black on …
Today’s open line comes from a longtime reader: Now that the city has published what it wants in a police chief, what should a potential police chief want from Henderson? Riddle that out on today’s open line.
After reviewing City Manager Jerry Moss’ list “What the City Manager would like to have in a Police Chief”, the discussion on Monday turned to oversight of off-duty police officers.
Dateline Metropolis, Gotham City, New York, Atlantis, Valhalla, and Las Vegas: Superheroes from across America have been reporting a string of gruesome crimes over the last several days.
The 2006 short session of the North Carolina General Assembly has ended, and I’m proud to report that numerous newspapers, Governor Mike Easley, and various advocacy groups from across the state have all said that it was one of the most successful and productive sessions in recent memory.