North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley managed to dredge up a bit of painful Henderson history this week with another one of his job-creation announcements.
Embassy Square is part of a controversy this week, and it has nothing to do with capital budgets or city spending or operational costs. In fact, it’s a problem not at all of the making of the Embassy Square Foundation or the Henderson government.
Monday night’s City Council meeting had such a light agenda that City Manager Eric Williams tried to cancel it, yet the meeting didn’t end until about 10:30. That three-hour session came only a week after council members were together for almost six hours, from the start of the public forum on the 2004 audit at 5:30 until the end of the regular council meeting around 11:30. That’s nine hours of talking and, perhaps, listening in a week. And don’t forget …
Much of the talk around Henderson about fund balances, budget amendments and capital improvement projects is actually about one thing: Embassy Square. So in the interest of full disclosure, we feel it’s time to share how we see the project at HomeinHenderson.
Winter is definitely not our favorite time of year. We tend to think the bears have the right idea: Bundle up and hibernate. But when we can dodge the threat of snow and ice, the cold does a wonderful job of clearing the air, unveiling a magical view of the night sky. Few sights are more impressive than countless stars twinkling brightly in the depthless blackness of space, and few places in modern America get a clearer view than we …
Warren County’s consideration of moving sixth-graders back to elementary school and ninth-graders to middle school, as reported recently by The Daily Dispatch, got us thinking about Vance County Schools’ struggles with the middle schools.
Vance County, it seems, has developed two basic ways to address its problems. Let’s call them the Embassy Endeavor and the Cleanup Concept.
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 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.
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 …
The Oscars are tonight, and for most people in America, the big nominees are a mystery.
WIZS-AM proprietor John Rose deserves the thanks of Hendersonians for dedicating an entire edition of “Town Talk” to the difficult topic of the city’s financial problems Wednesday.
Gov. Mike Easley renewed his flirtation with an “education lottery” during his State of the State address Monday, but the feeling here is that he’s chasing the wrong form of gambling.
Gov. Mike Easley’s State of the State address offered much to cheer and much to jeer, but the most important thing for Vance County may have been a word he never used: Medicaid.
At the very least, the City Council forum planned for Feb. 28 will launch the public phase of the city’s budget process much earlier this year, and that’s a good thing.