Don’t forget about HiH Classifieds. Here’s an added bonus: if you’re giving it away for nothing, we’ll give you the ad for nothing — because we care about the environment and the Henderson we live in. With that, we give you our open line, for nothing.
Children at Youth Protection Ordinance Forum The proposed Youth Protection Ordinance for Minors drew a little praise and a lot of criticism at a public forum yesterday evening.
A long-time reader and frequent contributor of useful links sent us this one to consider: www.solutionsforamerica.org. When it comes to the problems of crime, delinquency, poverty, homelessness, and other challenges that Henderson faces, it seems that we are not alone. This site posits some possible solutions. Consider them or anything else on today’s open line.
The State Board of Education will hold its February meeting next Wednesday and Thursday, January 31 through February 1, in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.
Washington, D.C. — On the anniversary of former U.S. Rep. George Henry White’s last speech before Congress, Congressman G. K. Butterfield today offered legislation that would create a postage stamp commemorating White’s life and accomplishments.
The Youth Protection Ordinance as it currently reads calls for all minors under the age of 16 to be in by 10:00 p.m. every night of the week. Is it reasonable to let the kids stay out a little later on Friday and Saturday nights? Let us know your thoughts on today’s open line.
A draft of the Youth Protection Ordinance obtained by Home in Henderson may be viewed here.
**Updated** On January 28, 2007, at approximately 2:27 p.m., officers of the Henderson Police Department received a call of a possible shooting at the Party Pick-Up store at 655 North Garnett Street.
This from City Manager Jerry Moss: The Committee appointed by the City Council to study a Youth Protection Ordinance will conduct a public forum in the Vance County Courthouse Main Courtroom on January 30, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. to hear input from parents, their children and others interested in this ordinance.
Some good news to ponder this weekend from The Daily Dispatch: the reconstruction of our stretch of I-85. Mull that over on our weekend open line.
N.C. General Assembly Gets Back to Work State legislators headed back to Raleigh on Wednesday, January 24th for the start of the 2007 legislative session, which is expected to last until mid-summer.
Wilson, N.C. — Congressman G. K. Butterfield will visit Kids World in Wilson on Monday, January 29th to honor two young children who played a pivotal role in saving their elderly grandmother’s life.
The State Board of Education and NC Department of Public Instruction are holding eight regional meetings to gather public input on implementing a new high school core course framework.
Winners of the 2006-2007 Quiz Bowl from Northern Vance High School Congratulations to Northern Vance High School, and all the participants and supporters of Public Library Quiz Bowl 2006-2007.
Editor’s Note: Seeing as how Vance County Schools is currently the largest employer in Vance County, we thought this might be of interest to many of our readers. The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the newly remodeled and updated Federal Resources for Education Excellence (FREE) website.
Here’s a nice, safe site that should be part of any young person’s bookmark folder: www.factmonster.com. It was sent to us by a long-time reader, and I’m willing to bet you don’t have to be a kid to learn a thing or two from it. With that, we give you Friday’s open line. Live, love, and learn.
During the report of the Public Works Committee at the Henderson City Council’s regular meeting on January 22, City Manager Jerry Moss reported that funds for the Chavasse Avenue widening project are now in place.
** Updated ** A shooting occured at the Aycock Recreation Complex at approximately 8:25 p.m. last night.
The Donald Gupton sentencing brings to mind a question that has always given us pause to consider: is prison punishment for the convicted, to protect society against those within its walls, rehabilitation, all of the above, or none? Let us know your conclusions on the week’s penultimate open line.
At Monday evening’s Henderson City Council meeting, members voted to accept a gift of $20,000 from the Friends of Clean Up Henderson to conduct title searches on abandoned houses within the City.