The Chair inquires as to whether any member knows of any conflict of interest or appearance of conflict with respect to matters before the Council.
Help homeowners with tax relief? What a wacky idea…or is it? Give us your two cents on today’s open line.
Washington, D.C. —- In approving the annual defense authorization bill today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield said the House closed the door on the Navy’s proposed outlying landing field in Washington County.
Washington, D.C. —- Thirty four legislators have joined Congressman G. K. Butterfield in a plea for funding needed to continue a highly successful federal-state children’s health insurance program.
It’s nice to learn that Progress Energy is putting some money into green technology. Now I don’t feel so bad about the bills. Why, yes, I do have an electric house. How did you know?
Always wanted to own waterfront property, but can’t afford to buy at Kerr Lake or the shore? Don’t worry. Within our lifetimes the shore may come to us. Enjoy this bizarrely warm December day.
7:00 a.m. – Awakened to alarm clock.
From the sublime to the inane: kangaroo flatulence may help in the struggle against global warming. Science is nothing if not imaginative.
Washington, D.C. —- U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) voted today for landmark bipartisan legislation to put the nation on a path towards energy independence.
Apparently people in Wake County are stunned by their revaluations as well as we here in Vance. I have a feeling, though, that there’s a difference. Would someone (besides us) care to articulate it?
Many of the new laws that we approved this past session went into place at the beginning of this month.
Editor’s Note: The publication of these remarks were too long in coming. We apologize to our readers and to Mr. Gupton for the delay. During the last session of the 2005-2007 Henderson City Council, member Bobby Gupton made the following remarks as his last significant remarks while a member of that body.
On December 6, 2007, police responded to 1510 Maple Street concerning a report of someone shot.
The rate of acts of crime and violence reported per 1,000 students in North Carolina public schools decreased by 0.13 in 2006-07 while the total number of acts of crime and violence increased by 0.5 percent, according to the 2006-07 Annual Report on School Crime and Violence just presented to State Board of Education members.
On November 16, 2007, members of the Henderson Police Department responded to an armed robbery which occurred in the 100 block of N. Garnett Street.
The house I paid $70,000 for in 2003 (which, incidentally, also appraised for $70,000 in 2003) is now worth, according to the Vance County tax office, something over $94,000. Huh? Did someone put an addition on it while I wasn’t looking? For my part, I’ve been watching the soffit and fascia rot away and wishing I had the money to do something about it. Anyone else have a horror story?
Before the new Henderson City Council voted to confirm the continued employment of Interim Manager Ed Wyatt, City Attorney Billy Strickland, and City Clerk Dianne White, Mayor Pete O’Geary shared his philosophy for how the Council would meet during its tenure.
Well, maybe it isn’t Shrek’s swamp, but Disney’s latest flick makes for “some ‘Enchanted’ evening!” (Unless, of course, you’re at the matinee with your kids…)
Readers may view the last session of the previous City Council here as well as the swearing in of the new Council. The business of the latest Henderson City Council may be viewed here.
Out of 110 entries, here are the winners of the season’s Holiday Parade: