The City of Henderson Public Works Department staff will be off on April 6, 2007 in observance of Good Friday.
The House moved several significant pieces of legislation this week, approving measures to improve confidence in the workings of the legislative branch and our courts.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Exceptional Children Division will hold three public hearings to receive comments on the Department’s “Policies and Procedures Governing Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities” pursuant to Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).
Eight hundred North Carolina rising high school juniors and seniors have been selected to attend the 2007 Governor’s School, a six-week summer program for academically or intellectually gifted students. The 2007 session runs from June 17 – July 28. To read more about their selection and to access a complete list of Governor’s School East and West participants, please go to the NCDPI Web site.
We have read the comment posts under Friday’s open line regarding Henderson Council member Mary Emma Evan’s housing status. While the debate itself does not violate any of the editorial standards of Home in Henderson (yes, we have standards, smart-alecs), please remember that without input from Ms. Evans herself, the discussion is simply speculation. Just remember to keep yer spurs from a-jinglin’ and a-janglin’ on this weekend’s open line.
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation containing a provision by U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) to improve school bus security.
Thanks are given to those who sent in donations to the site. We are grateful for the support and the vote of confidence in what we do. Here is our vote of confidence what what you do: our open line.
Here’s a fun site that the kids might enjoy: Earth from Space. I hear it looks really clean from up there. While you’re looking, don’t forget about HiH Classifieds. If you’re interested in running an ad, click here for the information on how. Either way, this virtual space is free for comments. Fire away.
Study links heart attacks and fire fighters Washington, D.C. — On the heels of a new study showing a strong link between heart attacks and firefighters, U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) is urging the Department of Justice to begin awarding benefits under the Hometown Heroes Survivor Benefits Act.
Henderson City Council member Bobby Gupton opened this portion of Monday night’s meeting by asking the Council if an emeritus status City board member should retain their pay.
Just a quick reminder about the event happening at The Silo this Thursday, March 29th:
Friends of Youth Program Supervisor Linwood Martin “We all had a mentor at one time,” Linwood Martin told Home in Henderson near the outset of our interview with him.
Well, the gig is up. No more links to The Daily Dispatch, since readers must now register to read articles on-line and will soon go to a pay format. It was fun while it lasted. HiH, however, plans to remain a free service, although Mrs. Editor pointed out that if I charged $10 per year in subscription fees per user I could quit teaching. It does make one think… Enjoy in good health.
I enjoyed reading the editorial in yesterday’s Daily Dispatch.
We were disappointed that only one (1) Hendersonian chose to speak at the City Council’s first Preliminary Budget Public Hearing. On the other hand, perhaps they realized that all of our money is about to go right down the tubes. Literally. The microphone is yours. Try to stay on-key. P.S. — Don’t forget to check out HiH Classifieds!
Assistant City Manager Mark Warren and Henderson Water Reclamation Facility Director Tom Spain spoke to the Henderson City Council last night regarding a resolution to present a plan to the state’s Environmental Management Commission for a Special Order of Consent.
We applaud Henderson City Council member and FAIR Chair Lynn Harper for affording Henderson residents the opportunity to opine on the budget in its embryonic stage rather than on the eve of its commencement. We trust that Hendersonians will rise to the occasion. Where should our fair city spend? Where should it cut? We suspect the decision-makers are reading, so say it loud and proud on today’s open line.
The Henderson City Council’s Public Works Committee will meet at 12:00 p.m. today in the City Hall Conference Room.
The “2007 Highlight of the NC Public School Budget” presents charts and tables which describe how state and federal funds are distributed to public schools. It also reviews the growth in average daily membership (ADM), the ABCs’ Financial Flexibility, and the effect of Charter Schools. Visit here and click on the appropriate link to learn more.
The Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers will have a fund raiser at the 220 Seafood Restaurant from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on March 26th, 2007. The cost is $6.00 per plate, dine in or take out. We hear that Martha from WIZS will be broadcasting live from the restaurant, so what more could you ask?