We clearly live in challenging economic times and the outlook for our state budget this year reflects the downturn we’ve seen nationally.
Today is my beloved wife’s birthday. Happy birthday, honey.
Pursuant to the discussion on yesterday’s open line, I will venture this opinion: Regardless of the shortcomings of many parents, the best thing for us, our town, our culture, and our way of life is to do what is necessary to help their children become productive taxpayers who only break the laws of probability by getting out of the cycle of poverty, ignorance, and criminality that so many of our youth are born into. Discuss and fuss on today’s open …
by Elissa Yount Editor’s Note: In yet another attack of premature senility, we forgot to run this on its regular Wednesday date. We apologize to Ms. Yount as well as readers who have come to expect her midweek musings. Henderson’s city government should be focusing on all the cost savings they can find each and every day.
by James Wagner & Tessa Webb-Lewis, Math Coaches Front Row, Left to Right: Maria Ruiz, Jonathan Sanders, Felicia Branch and Jadavia Hunt. Back Row, Left to Right: Justin Hedgepeth, Brenda Rodriguez, Tessa Webb-Lewis (Math coach/Teacher) and Jackson Thompson. The math teams from Southern Vance High School and Henderson Middle School competed in the 23rd Regional Mathematics competition at Chowan University on April 3, 2009.
What would happen if we tried to make today a good-news-only day? Let’s give it a try. We’re willing to bet the universe won’t implode.
The Vance County Board of Education’s Building & Grounds Committee will meet today, Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. in the Administrative Services Center’s Superintendent’s Conference Room at 1724 Graham Avenue in Henderson. No agenda for the meeting was provided.
Zeb Vance Elementary School students who competed in the Battle of the Books this year Zeb Vance Elementary School Principal Anne Garrison introduced media specialist Jeanette Johnson and Academically & Intellectually Gifted (AIG) teacher Lisa Webster to the Vance County Board of Education on Monday evening as teachers who “go above and beyond” their duties.
Kudos to The Daily Dispatch for yesterday’s op-ed piece, “Saying yes and ‘no’ to Mondays”. To summarize, our printed-news friends reaffirmed what Mr. Spock of Vulcan taught us many years ago: when it comes to life and death (and the scheduling of meetings of importance to the community), the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Carry on.
(Left to right) Vance County Superintendent of Schools Norman Shearin, Brian Creasman, Principal of Northern Vance High School, and Vance County Board of Education Chair Gloria White Northern Vance High School Principal Brian Creasman was named the Vance County Schools Principal of the Year at the meeting of the Vance County Board of Education on Monday evening.
Nancy Ormond, the president of the Vance County chapter of the Arc of North Carolina opened Monday’s presentation by introducing Ellen Russell, the Director of Advocacy for the state organization.
Did anyone make it to the Golden LEAF forum? If so, how was it? We made it to the Vance County Arc and the school board meeting, and two out of three ain’t bad, we’re told, especially when your newsroom fits in your backpack. Let us know the skinny on today’s open line.
In this week’s newsletter I will be discussing House Bill 2, a bill that would ban smoking in public places, and I will be posting my committee schedule.
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by Gina Dement, Public Information Officer Five County Mental Health Authority & the Autism Support Group The Autism Society of American has designated April as Autism Awareness Month.
The Vance County Board of Education will meet tonight, Monday, April 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative Services Center located at 1724 Graham Avenue in Henderson.
Gov. Bev Perdue launched last week “12 in 6,” a workforce development initiative designed to benefit North Carolinians who have lost their jobs due to recent layoffs and plant closures.
Gov. Bev Perdue announced Friday an additional 64 highway and bridge projects totaling about $209 million that will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
There was a lot of important legislation that passed through the House this week that is likely to impact your lives.
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