A straightforward rezoning request turned the Henderson City Council into an almost powerless grievance board Monday night.
Hey, we at HomeinHenderson.com and City Manager Eric Williams have something in common (aside from the dark circles under our eyes after working at the Municipal Building past 11:30 Monday night): legal representation. Toward the end of a night of meetings that featured many questions and some direct criticisms aimed at him, Williams notified the City Council, Mayor Clem Seifert and City Attorney John Zollicoffer that he has hired Henderson lawyer Michael Satterwhite to handle any issues related to his …
The Henderson City Council voted Monday night not to refund any more money to a Vance County man who says he overpaid his water bill for 18 years.
Beth Gister’s quest to make her block safer produced a petition and a city policy but no satisfaction, and 11 months after she first made her request for a lower speed limit on Granite Street, she’s back where she started, needing to get her neighbors to sign a petition.
We’ll have to watch the city government closely in the coming months while the management and council try to figure out what happened to the non-Embassy portion of the drop in the general fund balance and how to boost that balance again. Perhaps one clue was in the hands of Assistant City Manager Mark Warren (sitting in for an ill City Clerk Dianne White) after he sweated out the recording of nearly six hours of council meetings Monday night. He …
Embassy Square was the side show that took center stage during the Henderson City Council’s public forum on its 2004 audit Monday evening.
To be continued. That’s about all that’s certain after Henderson’s first-ever public forum on an annual city audit Monday evening before the regular City Council meeting.
The City Council’s first-ever forum on an annual Henderson audit is today at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building on Beckford Drive, and if you care about this city, if you care about how your money is handled, if you care about a future in which Henderson thrives instead of withering, you need to be in the council chambers ready to ask questions and listen.
Public hearings and minor budget amendments highlight a Henderson City Council agenda that could prove anticlimactic tonight after the evening’s forum on the 2004 city audit.
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The heart of Congressman G.K. Butterfield’s prescription for Henderson is something that often seems like a dirty word: foreclosure. But what is a terrible thing for an occupied house is a blessing for an abandoned structure.
Smart men know they look smartest when they have the guidance of smart women. G.K. Butterfield and Clem Seifert agree that the women around them are making them look good. Butterfield’s chief of staff in his House office is a woman, Corliss Clemonts-James. She and one of Butterfield’s district office directors, Dollie Burwell, joined him on his visit to Henderson on Thursday. Both of them are veterans of congressional staffs and valuable resources for the freshman Democrat. “You have smart …
It probably doesn’t mean a thing because there were no assigned places at Thursday’s lunch for Congressman G.K. Butterfield at Uptown Rose, but the seating arrangements were at least interesting. Back in the days of the Soviet Union, Kremlin watchers would pay close attention to who was near the premier and who was far away in official photos. The thought was that physical closeness reflected real power. In that light, we couldn’t help but notice that Butterfield was flanked by …
The Oscars are tonight, and for most people in America, the big nominees are a mystery.
G.K. Butterfield rode around Henderson on Thursday when it looked its worst. The thick clouds provided a gray cast to a bleak midwinter landscape devoid of greenery. A light rain added to the chill of a temperature in the upper 30s. Few people were outside, and usually crowded porches were empty.
Mayor Clem Seifert delivered on a promise Thursday morning: He asked, begged and pleaded for Congressman G.K. Butterfield to give Henderson $10,000 toward the demolition of the old South Henderson School.
The following report first appeared at HomeinHenderson.com on Feb. 20, but two letters in Saturday’s Daily Dispatch, one against beer and one in favor, made it worth reminding readers about the issue at hand. For those people considering a run for municipal office in Henderson this fall, a wedge issue may have emerged at the most recent City Council meeting.
By Joshua Jacobs Special correspondent All of the pupils of E.M. Rollins Elementary School gathered at 10 a.m. Friday for the school’s big assembly to celebrate Black History Month.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield delivered the following remarks during lunch at the Uptown Rose restaurant in downtown Henderson on Thursday: Thank you very much for inviting us up to take the tour today and just fellowship with you and see firsthand what the issues are in Henderson and Vance County.
The city-county relationship remains a work in progress, the Henderson City Council found Thursday afternoon.