The image above is a copy of the Henderson/Vance Black Leadership Caucus endorsement list for the 2009 Henderson and Kittrell municipal elections. This list was distributed today at the Henry A. Dennis Building in downtown Henderson to citizens participating in the first day of early voting. Due to problems of digital reproduction and transmission, the original blue color of the document was not retained. In all other respects, the image is a true and unadulterated copy of the original.
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At time of publication, the following people have committed to attending the Candidates’ Forum scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the County Administration Building located at 122 Young Street in Henderson, North Carolina:
The Vance County Board of Education’s Community Relations Committee will meet on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the Administrative Services Center located at 1724 Graham Avenue in Henderson, North Carolina. No agenda for the meeting was provided.
One may presume that Henderson city elections are non-partisan for a reason, and most likely that reason is to avoid having the real decision on a candidate made in the primary rather than the general election. Should partisan elections be introduced (or reintroduced) into the Henderson political landscape? Let us know your thoughts on this weekend’s open line.
Tonight’s Meet Me in the Street has been canceled due to rain. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. along Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson, North Carolina.
Washington, D.C. -— U.S. Representative Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington), the only North Carolina member of the House Ways and Means Committee, will offer an amendment to H.R. 3221, The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, today to protect the role of the North Carolina College Foundation and the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority in expanding access to college for North Carolina’s students.
There will be a joint session of the Henderson City Council and the Vance County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Silo Restaurant in Henderson, North Carolina. No agenda has been developed for the meeting as of yet, according to County Clerk Kelly Grissom.
There will be a special meeting of the Planning Board on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. in the Henderson City Council chambers in City Hall located at 134 Rose Avenue in Henderson, North Carolina. No agenda for the meeting was provided.
I’m looking at yet another Facebook friend request. People from my distant childhood have been crawling out of the cyber-woodwork lately, some of them long-forgotten, some whom I’ve idly wondered about over the years. That brings us to today’s question: How many Facebook friends should a regular person have? Let us know your thoughts on today’s open line.
Chief K.L. Sidwell reports that members of the Henderson Police Department’s Narcotics Unit performed a vehicle stop on the public vehicular area of Kids World located at 420 Red Oak Road in Henderson, North Carolina on September 15, 2009.
According to Assistant City Manager Frank Frazier, the company that was originally under contract to do repair work to the Henderson City Operations Center refused to do the repairs to the foundation after they were awarded the bid.
The Vance County Animal Control Advisory Board met yesterday evening in the conference room of the County Administration Building to consider a request and remarks made by Margaret Peck concerning a trap-spay/neuter-return (TSNR) program for feral cats.
Before the last city election, on a September Sunday morning in church, a prominent local businessman came up to me and said, “Elissa, I do not like the direction you have taken the city in and I want you to know that I am voting against you for that reason.”
by Gina DeMent, Public Information Officer Five County Mental Health Authority Together We Learn – Together We Heal Substance use disorders are treatable diseases, and when they are properly addressed, those affected can lead productive, healthy lives.
We rented a house long ago near a cat colony. Our cat (named “Pwahh” — don’t ask) got out of the house one day and ended up leaving us to live there. I suppose I should have done something about it, but I figured it was a lifestyle choice and it was her right. I regret that now. She’d come and visit once in a while, though, knowing we always kept kibble out for her. On one of her last …
A recent upgrade to Home in Henderson caused a brief outage earlier this afternoon. We increased the bandwidth due to the increased popularity of HiH‘s video offerings, and we will probably have to do so again before the month is out. In any event, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Blog on.
After the Henderson City Council made routine board appointments during its regular meeting on Monday evening, member Mike Rainey commented to the council about members and attendance.
The quick arrests for Sunday’s fatal shooting on Water Street had us scrambling yesterday to keep up. However, before we offer kudos to the HPD’s guys and gals in midnight blue, we wonder what will happen in court, and whether or not it will garner the same headlines. Let us know your thoughts on todays’ open line.
City Manager Ray Griffin recommended a “tweaking” of the current public comment policy to “streamline it and make it more clear” during Monday’s regular meeting of the Henderson City Council.