My New Year’s resolution: lose weight. What’s yours? Let us know on today’s open line.
This year begins with challenges of the sort we haven’t seen in a generation, and I have taken the time to commit myself to some goals, personal and professional, for 2009 that I would like to share with you.
On December 26, 2008, officers of the Henderson Police Department received an anonymous call concerning a possible methamphetamine lab located in one of the rooms at Americas Best Value Inn at 200 Parham Road in Henderson.
As 2008 comes to a close, it’s time to think about what we leave behind. It’s been an interesting year. With that, we give you the open line.
Things really do slow down for the holidays. We haven’t received a press release from the Henderson Police Department in ten days. No news is good news on today’s open line.
The Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre is hoping to start a new tradition in Henderson this year.
Now it’s time for what I call the “Holiday Letdown”. The holiday letdown occurs when my children realize that all the stuff they got for Christmas and Hanukkah has in no way improved the quality of their lives. And yet they still want more. I suppose it is the curse of living in a consumer culture. Oh, well. Here’s your open line.
Merry Christmas to all! Here’s your open line.
Raleigh — Gov. Mike Easley has temporarily lifted the importation ban on reindeer coming into North Carolina and has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to keep the skies clear over the state on Christmas Eve.
We may not get a white Christmas, but at least we’ve got the cold. Good luck with your last-minute holiday preparations. Here’s our open line.
This from Nancy Jo Smith, the managing owner of Marketplace Cinema:
‘Twas two days before Christmas And all through the town… Nothing was happening. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Make your own fun on today’s open line.
It’s three days until Christmas and gas prices haven’t taken their customary leap towards the Star of Bethlehem. Things must really be off-kilter. Oh, well. Enjoy the open line.
Even when the legislature is not in session, lawmakers continue to work for the well being of our state.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction made its 2007-2008 Annual Report on the Reasons Educators Leave Teaching available on the Web recently.
On December 18, 2008, officers of the Henderson Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 400 block of Chavasse Avenue.
It was reported yesterday that the state unemployment rate has hit a 25-year high at 7.9%. Vance County’s unemployment rate as of October of 2008 was 9.7%. Have we bottomed out yet, or is there still further to fall? Let us know your prediction for the economic weather on this weekend’s open line.
For those of you who have an interest in such things, today is the last day of school for Vance County Schools for the calendar year 2008. As an teacher, I wish the break was shorter. Two weeks is an eternity in which to forget one’s lessons when one only has a few years under his or her belt. However, as a working stiff… Bring it on.
This from Lt. Irvin Robinson of the Henderson Police Department: For the past several days, numerous individuals in the city have received telephone calls from someone stating claiming to work with one of the banks in Henderson.
At this month’s meeting of the North Carolina State Board of Education, members approved recommended interim cut scores and achievement level descriptors for the NCEXTEND1 alternate assessments in reading and mathematics, the final cut scores and achievement level descriptors for the NCCLAS reading and mathematics grade 3 pretest and final cut scores and achievement level descriptors for the North Carolina reading grade 3 pretest.