by Elissa Yount Henderson’s problems of blighted neighborhoods, rutted and overgrown streets, water line failures, cracked and jagged sidewalks, antiquated sewage treatment, crime, litter, and general trashy conditions seem to be far more prevalent than in Oxford, Warrenton, Franklinton, Louisburg, or South Hill.
There will be an Old West End Neighbors’ Meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Henderson Mayor Pete O’Geary displays a 2009 North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run t-shirt. North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run t-shirts and hats are still available from Lt. Irvin Robinson of the Henderson Police Department. Shirts are $13, hats are $15, and hat and shirt packages are $25. Contact Lt. Robinson at 252.438.4141 until September 30, 2009 to get yours. Purchases benefit the North Carolina Special Olympics.
Although it’s beyond the scope of this blog, we ask readers whether democracy is erupting in Iran, or are the protests there just an abortive and potentially deadly Tienanmen Square? Let us know your thoughts on today’s open line.
Over the past few weeks, the General Assembly has been inundated with phone calls and letters focusing on the budget.
On June 14, 2009 a shooting incident occurred at America’s Best Value Inn located at 200 Parham Road in Henderson.
E.M. Rollins female faculty and staff (including honorary woman Principal J. Dean Thomas) pose in front of the school wearing their Relay for Life 2009 breast cancer awareness “Fight Like a Girl” t-shirts. T-shirt sales and $1-a-leg jeans Friday earned over $4,000 for the Vance County Relay for Life during the 2008-2009 academic year.
As we discuss issues of ethnicity and race, please let us remember to keep our discourse civil and, hopefully, factual. We here at Home in Henderson still believe that the things that bind us together as Americans are better, truer, and stronger than our differences can ever be. We challenge our readers to hold to this ideal as the conversation moves forward.
Raleigh — Rep. Michael H. Wray has been reappointed as a member of the North Carolina Economic Development Board. The appointment was announced today by House Speaker Joe Hackney.
Here is a document sent to Home in Henderson by Vance County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Norman Shearin outlining the effects of potential cuts on Vance County Schools of the cuts that have been proposed by the North Carolina House: Click image to view full-size document
In the past year, as the global economic crisis that has gripped the world finally reached North Carolina, tax collections in our state slowed significantly.
Henderson Police Chief K.L. Sidwell reports that members of the Henderson Police Department Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on the residence of 304 Harriett Street Henderson NC 27536.
The Henderson City Council approved a Community Development Block Grant – R (CDBG-R) application for up to fourteen city houses in need of work.
by Gina DeMent, Public Information Officer Five County Mental Health Authority Men’s Health Week, June 15 – 21, 2009, is an excellent time to take inventory of your health, make changes to add more years to your life and more life to your years.
Washington, D.C. —- With an estimated 2.8 million people still completely unprepared for the digital television conversion and many more not fully prepared, Congressman G. K. Butterfield wants unused converter box coupon funds to be made available for antennas.
Pick a topic and go for it. Happy weekend!
Mark your calender: the 2009 tax-free weekend will be held on August 7 – 9.
The Henderson City Council voted on Monday night to go ahead with a plan developed by the Vance County Board of Elections to consolidate four voting districts into two.
I was informed by an unnamed source that it takes about two weeks after the end of the school year for parents to start calling to ask when school starts up again. That’s about how long it takes for my kids to start aggravating me, too. Sometimes I almost miss teaching summer school. Almost. Here’s your open line.
Kittrell resident Michael Faulkner told the Henderson City Council that his rights were violated during a traffic stop that occurred on the morning of Sunday, May 31, 2009.