Raleigh — Rep. Michael H. Wray (D-Northampton) has been appointed by House Speaker Joe Hackney to serve on the Joint Legislative Commission on the Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Businesses Program.
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Vance County Sheriff Peter White appeared before the Vance County Board of Commissioners on Monday night with news that he estimates the cost of needed repairs at the Vance County jail at half a million dollars.
Keep warm this morning. It’s hard to hope for rain when it’s this cold. With that, we give you the open line.
Dog hunters crowd Monday’s Vance County Commission meeting After hearing public comments both for and against hunting with dogs in Vance County, County Commissioner Danny Wright advised the audience of the County’s Public Safety Committee’s recommendation regarding the issue.
Well, it looks like City Hall is moving to the Operations Center on Beckford Drive. I guess it’ll be a nicer place to wait in line when I’m late with my water bill. What are your thoughts? Let us know on today’s open line.
On November 12, 2007, Veterans’ Day will be observed.
by Melissa Jones, Family Caregiver Support Specialist Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Goverments November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and Family Caregiver Month.
See the first hour and a half of yesterday’s meeting here.
The Boys & Girls Club of North Central North Carolina recently developed a Web site to let the community know about goings-on past, present, and future at the Club. The site can be accessed through the banner ad that runs on Home in Henderson or under “Local Links” in the left margin of the HiH page.
I didn’t have the stamina to write about it last night, but yesterday’s meeting of the Vance County Board of Commissioners raised some serious questions as Vance residents shared their points of view regarding dog hunting last night. You can watch the public hearing on the video here. Are dog hunters entitled to play at their chosen sport as promised by the phrase “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness”, penned by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence? Or are …
Henderson City Council member Ranger Wilkerson, who chairs the Public Works Committee, has set a meeting for this morning at 10:00 a.m. Agenda items include various Public Works matters as well as a Council ride-around.
The Vance County Board of Commissioner’s Public Safety Committee will meet today at 12:00 p.m. in the conference room of County Manager Jerry Ayscue. The County’s Human Resources Committee is tentatively scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m.
Lou Fabrizio, accountability services director for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board.
I have been reading HIH about a lot of blogs on the circumstances surrounding a city councilman about not paying his taxes.
The North Carolina General Assembly has convened the Dropout Prevention Grants Committee to distribute funds appropriated during its 2007 session to address the state’s dropout rate.
Although it is beyond the scope of this blog to give medical advice, we will say this: don’t get the stomach bug that’s going around. With that, we give you our open line.
We are all so grateful for the much needed rain we had last week.
Our judicial and legal systems wield tremendous authority in our state, and I believe that as legislators we have a duty to ensure that our citizens are served by an efficient and reliable justice system.