On 9-11, one of my seventh graders asked me, “Did World War III start today?” Seven years later and I still don’t know the answer to that question.
Raleigh – Gov. Mike Easley today ordered all state government offices to lower their flags to half staff on Thursday in recognition of Patriot Day.
Today, Thursday, September 11, the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor Harris Incorporated of Henderson will bring you the final Meet Me in the Street Concert of 2008.
Washington, D.C. —- U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) has introduced legislation that would change a provision in the 2008 Farm Bill that could unintentionally suspend farm payments for thousands of farmers.
The Vance County Board of Commissioners agreed during a special called meeting yesterday evening to allow the construction of a new elementary school.
The Vance County Public School Foundation is sponsoring a Chic-fil-A Spirit Night on Thursday, September 11 from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m.
New elementary school: Woo-hoo or boo-hoo? Let us know what you think on today’s open line. P.S.: I like “J.A. Feingold Elementary School” for a name, my recent heart attack having put me in mind of my need for a legacy. Anybody with me on this?
Vance law enforcement rehearses response to an armed suspect on campus Several Vance County Schools principals, as well as city, county, and state officials were at Vance-Granville Community College’s North Campus this morning to witness a mock law enforcement scenario in which an armed suspect opens fire at the community college.
State Superintendent June Atkinson wants to ensure that everyone gets the message: graduate from high school and prepare for success in life.
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The North Carolina General Assembly Dropout Prevention Grant Committee will meet this Thursday, September 11, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Public School Forum, 3739 National Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh.
The Henderson City Council will hold a workshop meeting on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the large conference room at city hall.
On Thursday, September 11, the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor Harris Incorporated of Henderson will bring you the final Meet Me in the Street Concert of 2008.
You know, you never really appreciate how nice it is to be able to breathe out of your nose until you lose the ability. We’ll give a prize to the best poem on the subject on today’s open line.
Saturday’s “tropical storm” may have turned the tide of life-or-death for my shrubbery. Other than that, it seems like another weather non-event.
The Henderson City Council will hold special closed sessions on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
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. If any member knows of a conflict of interest or appearance of conflict, please so state at this time. The City Council’s objective is to address public concern for good and open government.
There will be an Education Committee meeting today, Monday, September 8 at 12:00 p.m. in County Manager Jerry Ayscue’s office. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss school construction funding.
The State Board of Education will meet next week, September 9 – 11, in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.