The Zeb Vance Ruritan Club will be sponsoring a fish fry at the 220 Seafood Restaurant on Monday, April 7, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The cost is $6 per plate, which includes trout, fries, slaw, and hush puppies. Eat-ins get free drinks. Proceeds from the fish fry will benefit club projects.
The State Board of Education will meet this week, April 1-3, in the Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.
The Vance County Board of Commissioner’s Planning/Environmental Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Aycock Elementary School.
Here’s another unanticipated side-effect of No Child Left Behind:
Andy Cohen of TCG Development, a developer of mixed income housing, asked the Henderson City Council during its workshop meeting on Monday, March 24, 2008, for a $100,000 commitment in the form of below market loans.
Arrests – Jammee D. Terry, of 615 Vaughan Street, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Terry shot Amitarshus Southerland in the leg. Terry was confined in the Vance County Jail under a $20,000 secured bond.
Talk about your reality TV.
Henderson Police Chief K.L. Sidwell reported Friday that members of his department’s Narcotics Unit and Criminal Investigations Division, along with assistance from the US Secret Service executed a search warrant on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the residence of 231 Southside Estates, Henderson, NC 27537.
Arrests – Quentin Yarborough, of 810 High Street, was arrested for resisting, delaying, and obstructing an officer. He was confined to the Vance County Jail under an $800 secured bond.
Several members of the Vance County Board of Commissioners along with county staff and contractors participated in an informational meeting on county-wide water last night at 7:00 p.m. in the County Administration Building.
Beetle police car?
Legislators understand that our constituents face issues in many different areas of their lives.
Once again, discussions about recruiting and retaining quality teachers totally avoid the obvious solution: pay them more money for what already they do. Instead, they want to add Saturdays and after-school activities to the workweek and offer teachers mileage to the extra training sessions, something most professionals already have and take for granted. Heck, when I was a record store flunky I got mileage for picking up special orders at the warehouse.
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“Please don’t slay the messenger,” Interim City Manager Ed Wyatt said as he introduced the topic of sanitation to the Henderson City Council during its work session on Monday, March 24, 2008.
Arrests – Sondra Brandon, of 530 E. Andrews Avenue, was served a criminal summons for a simple assault.
Incident Reports March 22, 2008 – Larry Southerland, of Franklin Fencing, reported that someone broke into their business and stole three truck batteries ($230), miscellaneous tools, chain link fence, and conduit pipe.
Interim City Manager Ed Wyatt distributed a memorandum dealing with the problem of delinquent utility bills in the city of Henderson.
The average North Carolina family needs $42,841 to meet their basic needs…unless you live in Wake County. According to the 2000 Census, median income in Vance County was $36,389. We doubt it’s gone up since then.
Editor’s note: This is submitted as a follow-up to this past weekend’s open line. Raleigh — The membership of a special panel that will conduct a comprehensive review of policies concerning the retention of e-mail messages under the North Carolina’s public records law was announced yesterday by North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley.