** Corrected ** There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at M.R. Williams from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Help the Red Cross reach its goal of 25 pints. It is hoped that you or someone you know can attend. Remember that blood shortages exist for nearly all blood types, and that the summer months are months of the greatest need. Contact Helen Moore at 252.431.0250 with any questions regarding this event.
The Henderson City Council will hold another special called meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the City’s Minimum Housing Code.
These pictures of the American Legion Post 60 display of veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice says everything that we need to say on today’s open line. We thank Mr. Julian Oliver for submitting them to us.
** Corrected ** Henderson Mayor Pro-Tem Ranger Wilkerson called a special meeting of the Henderson City Council to be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Last week Henderson landlords through their representative Attorney Mike Satterwhite made a counterproposal to the City’s proposed Certificate of Occupancy Ordinance.
The Minimum Housing Ordinance revisions and the attendant Certificate of Occupancy appear to be in trouble. Who are the real winners and losers in all of this? Let your thoughts be known on today’s open line.
There is a Relay for Life Spirit Night going on at Chick-Fil-a on Dabney Drive from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ask to have 10% of your meal donated to the Relay event and present this flyer when you order. Thanks for your support.
Another day, another doughnut. Write your happy thoughts here. Good Monday!
Senate Bill 1507 Housing Conditions/Inspections would limit a municipality’s authority to address dangerous or unsafe structures by imposing a probable cause standard to inspect for unsafe, unsanitary, or otherwise hazardous conditions in residential buildings.
Editor’s Note: The following report by the North Carolina Housing Coalition verifies something we see played out every day in our classroom in the incessant runny noses, sneezes, coughs, asthmatic attacks, and excessive sick days of our students in poverty. If the human aspect of it doesn’t get to you, then perhaps the $95 million dollar price tag will. Give it a read. The Economic Cost of Substandard Housing Conditions Among North Carolina Children
After finishing up our initial work on the budget, my colleagues and I in the House of Representatives turned our focus this week toward hearing the hundreds of bills that need to clear our chamber by next Thursday if they’re to be considered during this two-year session.
The Vance County Relay for Life needs for as many cancer survivors as possible to register for the Relay.
Don’t forget to check out HiH Classifieds. At $5 a week, there’s no better, more cost-effective way to get your message out to, at last month’s count, over 8,000 fellow Hendersonians and residents of Vance County. To learn how, read all about it here. With that, we give you (a slightly belated) weekend open line.
At yesterday’s Finance and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee meeting, City Manager Jerry Moss told members that he believes that the city is much cleaner than it was twelve months ago.
Washington, D.C. — Congressmen G. K. Butterfield today applauded House approval of a national defense bill that includes language barring the Navy from building an outlying landing field at a site in North Carolina’s Washington and Beaufort counties.
Editor’s Note: Several readers have expressed an interest in reading documents produced by Team Vance. Home in Henderson has acquired four such documents, and we present them below for your perusal.
Here’s an interesting article about a subject near and dear to our heart: education funding. Maybe size doesn’t matter after all? If small counties like Vance are getting all of the education dollars, they how come my classroom doesn’t have wood paneling and gold inlay yet? More importantly, why is Wake County’s local supplement so much bigger? Riddle me this on today’s open line.
U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington), the only N.C. member of the Homeland Security Committee, today called on the departments of Homeland Security and Education to take steps to strengthen school security.
U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington), the only N.C. member of the Homeland Security Committee, and a N.C. State University official will participate in a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday to advocate for stronger security measures at the nation’s schools in light of the recent shootings at Virginia Tech University.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington), the only N.C. member of the Homeland Security Committee, voted Tuesday for legislation that would provide for an additional 50,000 police officers across the nation over the next six years.