Friday / Weekend Open Line (And New Years!)

While at lunch Thursday at Pino’s I saw on the TV a scene from a helicopter showing a possible shooting in Henderson.  However, we still have yet to receive a press release from the sherriff’s office.  But this is the information from WRAL’s posted article.

When deputies arrived at 586 S. Lynnbank Road, they found a man lying in the yard. Michael Anthony Henderson Jr., 19, had been shot in the chest with a shotgun, deputies said. He was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center where he died.

Deputies said Henderson, of 150 Freedom Lane, had an accomplice. They are looking for Andrew Terry, of 113 N. Woods Drive. Terry is also wanted for a break-in Nov. 14 at a different Vance County home. Anyone with information about where Terry might be is asked to call the Vance County Sheriff’s Office at 252-738-2200.  (read more)

According to memo’s Verizon Wireless plans to charge subscribers a new $2 fee every time they pay their wireless bills online or directly over the phone.  The new fee will go into effect starting January 15 and doesn’t apply to customers paying their bills with an electronic check or who enroll in autopay using a credit, debit, or AT&T cards.  Customers using Verizon Wireless gift cards or Verizon Wireless device rebate cards and customers using standard paper check and money orders made payable directly to Verizon Wireless will also not be charged a fee.  (read more)

On Thursday, the former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential hopeful announced the endorsement of Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), bringing Romney’s Senate endorsements up to 11, according to a tally kept by Roll Call.  North Carolina’s primary is still more than four months away: It comes on May 8, by which time all but 13 states will have held their nominating contests.  (read more)

We’ll continue our top 10 viewed stories for 2011.  Same rules as yesterday which are:  The stats are from  our official start date of April 11, 2011 until the December 28th and see which pages were viewed the most.  I will exclude the pages that are not specific stories or articles.  I will list the 10 most viewed articles in order from the least viewed being #10 and the most viewed being #1.  I listed number 10 – 6 Thursday, and now and 5 – 1.  To recap, the 10 – 6 are also posted:

#10 – /2011/08/25/friday-weekend-open-line-19/

#9 – /2011/10/20/5-youths-charged-in-recent-breaking-and-enterings/

#8 – /2011/06/07/tuesday-open-line-9/

#7 – /2011/08/21/shoplifters-of-the-week-2/

#6 – /2011/07/29/assistance-requested-in-identifying-photos/

#5 – /2011/09/05/shoplifters-of-the-week-090111/

#4 – /2011/05/19/child-assault/

#3 – /2011/06/30/vance-county-announces-new-superintendent/

#2 – /2011/11/25/dwi-charge-for-porsche-wreck-on-parker-lane/

#1 – /2011/08/23/earthquake-felt-in-henderson-nc/

We’d like to thank all of our readers for a great 2011.  We’d love to hear your feedback on how we’re doing so far, and what we need to be doing more and less of in the future.  Feel free to put them in our open lines here or email us.  In fact, in cooperation with some avid readers, we are preparing a survey to launch early January to help us gauge the site and community as well.  We hope you’ll take the time to fill it out, and to entice you we’re going to offer some give aways as well.  More details as soon as I can get through my end of year and new year paperwork.

Welcome to the Friday and Weekend Open Line!  The last one of 2011!