Congress Bob Etheridge has scheduled four forums in the next two weeks to meet with farmers in his district, which includes southern Vance County.
Exactly three months after it closed with little warning but much fanfare, the Wildflower Cafe will blossom again. Patricia Newhouse, the owner of Gray’s Gourmet, is buying everything that was the Wildflower — the name, the recipes, the dÃ©cor — from Bill Coffey and has set April 4 as the date for the reopening of the downtown favorite at the intersection of Garnett and Breckenridge streets.
April should mark the second anniversary of the Detroit-based Piston Group’s purchase of Henderson manufacturer Custom Molders, but there might not be anyone left at the plastic injection molding factory on Peter Gill Road to celebrate.
Vance County residents are trickling into the Henderson office of the Farm Service Agency to apply for their shares of the 10-year, $10.1 billion tobacco quota buyout.
As Andrea Harris introduced a guest panel of five businesspeople Saturday morning, most of the more than 50 people packed into a room at the Vance County Senior Center listened closely to what she had to say. The five people she was introducing were exceptions.
Five businesspeople offered advice from personal entrepreneurial experience at Saturday×?Ts Small Business Opportunities Forum. A brief roundup of their stories: * George Daye is the owner of Raemac Transportation, which has 13 vans to take people just about anywhere they need to go, whether it×?Ts down the street to see the doctor or up to Philadelphia to visit a dying brother. He retired from Harriet & Henderson Yarns in 1999 and wanted to drive a school bus because ×??I love …
Monday begins the three-month period for tobacco quota holders and growers to sign up for buyout payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The planned addition of 75 jobs shows that a call center is fulfilling its mission in Vance County, the head of the local operation said in an interview Tuesday.
Vance County farmers will have two chances next week to talk to the U.S. House’s top Democrat on farm issues, as long as they’re willing to do some driving.