Let us suppose that the City did pull out of the joint funding arrangements as Henderson City Council member Bobby Gupton suggests. Would the County step up and pull the load? Should it have to? Or would Aycock Rec, 911, the new library, and all the other joint ventures end up looking like the Armory in an eternity of stalemate? It’s yours to toss around on today’s open line.
The first cohort graduation rate will be released on Wednesday, Feb. 28, as part of the State Board of Education’s monthly meeting.
Henderson City Council member Bobby Gupton presenting on taxing inequities During the public comments portion of the Henderson City Council meeting on Monday evening, Henderson City Council member Bobby Gupton showed a PowerPoint presentation to members regarding what he perceives as funding inequities on joint services paid for by the City and the County.
**Update** — Issue Resolved It’s been a busy day, and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to check the site. How odd, I thought, that no one has posted since this morning. I then discovered that no one has posted because no one can. Please rest assured that we are working to restore HiH services to their normal capacity. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we resolve the matter as quickly as possible.
Editor’s Note: It has recently come to our attention that the copy of the Youth Protection Ordinance that was included with the press materials and made available to readers in this article is not the version of the ordinance which was passed at last night’s meeting. In a 7-1 vote, with only Council member Bernard Alston dissenting, the Henderson City Council passed the Youth Protection Ordinance last night after a public hearing.
In the borough of Edgewood, an eastern suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I spent some of my [de]formative years, we had a 10:00 p.m. curfew for youths under sixteen, seven days a week. It was strictly enforced. (A friend once told me that as a young man her father worked nights in neighboring Wilkinsburg. Walking home, the Edgewood cops would pick him up at the Wilkinsburg line and drop him off at the Swissvale line. Strict.) If you got caught, …
On Sunday, February 25, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Henderson Police Department responded to a suspicious fire at the 300 block of Boddie Street, Beacon Light Apartments, Building 9, Henderson, North Carolina, 27536.
We’re a little overwhelmed with life on planet Earth, so we’ll leave the open line topics to you, faithful readers. Enjoy in what we trust is good health.
For those of you who have not read Mr. Lewis Edwards’ excellent Letter to the Editor in Sunday’s Daily Dispatch, we strongly recommend it. It’s worth a look.
The Henderson City Council has seven public hearings set for tonight’s regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. in its chambers at City Hall.
Children’s author Tristan Perry reads Furry Tails New children’s author Tristan Perry brought furry tails, and tales, to the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library Tuesday, February 20, to the delight of Vance County children and adults.
On Monday night, Governor Mike Easley delivered his fourth, and likely his final, State of the State address at the General Assembly, which was broadcast live across the state.
The Vance County Relay for Life Angel Among Us Team will hold a fund-raiser at 220 Seafood on Monday, February 26, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Don’t forget to check out HiH Classifieds. We have now (light cough) doubled the number of ads we were carrying. If you’re looking to place your own ad, link here for more information. Besides wearing a sandwich board everywhere you go, it’s the best advertising value you’ll find anywhere in Vance County. With that, we give you the open line.
Sorry for the delay (a mere thirteen and one-half hours), but we spent yet another thrilling, madcap night of zany antics at the Maria Parham Medical Center. The diagnosis du jour: the little female editorette has bronchitis. I expect she comes by it honestly, from her wheezing old man. For those of you still able-bodied enough to point and click, we give you the open line to do with as you will (within reason).
Response to Gov. EasleyÂ¹s 2007-09 Budget We appreciate Gov. EasleyÂ¹s continued strong leadership and support for public education for North Carolinians.
U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) today called for increased funding for biofuels initiatives as President Bush visits North Carolina’s Second Congressional District to speak about reducing the country’s dependence on foreign oil.
Editor, With so much attention being given to tax scofflaws and poor collection rates by Vance County, I thought HIH readers might like to take a look at what Durham County is doing.
The Vance County Relay for Life will be sponsoring a swim-a-thon at the Aycock Recreation Complex on Saturday, February 24, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A long-time reader asked us to advise Home in Henderson readers of a telephone identity theft short con called the “jury duty scam”. The scam involves false claims that due to a failure to appear for jury duty, a warrant has been issued for a potential victim’s arrest. The con artist then asks for the victim’s Social Security number and date of birth to “verify the information”. You can read more details about the scam here. Know about some others? …