It’s not a solution to the fund balance problem, but City Manager Eric Williams did have some good financial news for the City Council’s Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee on Wednesday.
A Henderson man was arrested inside a coin-operated laundry Thursday morning on several theft-related charges. Police found Clarence Venable, 46, of 204 Harrison Ave. breaking into vending machines at TNT Laundromat at 1101 E. Andrews Ave. about 6 a.m., according to a news release issued by Lt. M.L. Perry. Venable was charged with breaking and entering a coin-operated machine, possession of burglary tools and damage to a coin-operated machine. He was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bond and is due …
Nonprofit groups would pay less than others to use the parking lot at the Dabney Drive armory under guidelines discussed by the City Council’s Land Planning and Development Committee on Wednesday.
Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson won authorization Wednesday night to hire an assistant chief, a joint city-county position that has been vacant since Ronnie Lassiter retired June 1 last year.
The Henderson city government must do its part to give the residents of a subsidized housing complex a chance at a better life, a City Council member said Monday night.
Speak Up Henderson sputtered to a start as the open city forum made its return Monday night.
The proposal to enact a maintenance code for commercial buildings in the city has become entwined in the debate over whether to fill the job of assistant fire chief. That makes the planned discussion of the maintenance code at tonight’s City Council meeting a potential double whammy on city-county relations.
A Creedmoor man was arrested Saturday night in connection with the armed robbery of a gas station convenience store on Dabney Drive in Henderson, according to a news release from the Henderson police Sunday afternoon. Two men robbed the Parade on Dabney Drive (the BP station) at 1551 Dabney Drive about 4:10 p.m. Police arrived too late to catch the bandits, and investigators distributed a description of the vehicle in which the robbers fled. A search of the West Henderson …
The crew from Jeri’s Kerr Lake Restaurant moves full speed ahead toward spring during Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Garnett Street. It wasn’t a day that shouted out “spring,” with thick gray clouds casting a pall over Garnett Street, but downtown Henderson’s Saturday celebration of St. Patrick’s Day was a lot closer to a green day than the holiday itself.
Henderson’s substandard savings account is playing a prominent role as the city examines spending for the balance of this fiscal year and prepares the budget for the next year. The City Council’s Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee repeatedly discussed the depleted general fund balance during a meeting Friday afternoon that covered a range of current and future spending issues.
Kerr-Vance Academy will have homeroom advantage as it competes for a spot in the state finals of the Public Library Quiz Bowl this afternoon. The H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library is playing host to the district competition of the Quiz Bowl at 3 p.m. in the county commissioners’ meeting room in the old courthouse on Young Street. That makes KVA the home team in the four-county contest.
The state of North Carolina has conducted a recount, and Vance County is the big winner by losing its grip on an unwanted top ranking. Vance County no longer is the unemployment capital of North Carolina. According to the January county-by-county figures released by the state’s Employment Security Commission on Thursday, it’s not even close.
The latest report from the Employment Security Commission embraces a concept that the U.S. Census Bureau developed after the 2000 count of the nation’s population: the micropolitan statistical area. Henderson is typical of the rural reality that the new micropolitan designation recognizes. A micropolitan area is the small-town equivalent of a metropolitan area. The federal Office of Management and Budget designates a “metro” in a geographic area where social and economic life revolves around one or more core cities with …
The countywide working group on crime and related issues hopes to address a range of needs in this area, but first it tried to address some of its own needs Wednesday morning.
About 35 Vance County residents, including at least half a dozen ministers, gathered at South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church on Monday night to pray for an end to the violence in Vance County.
RALEIGH — There was nothing friendly about the election battle between Democratic incumbent Britt Cobb and Republican challenger Steve Troxler for agriculture commissioner last year. Cobb’s refusal to accept his close but clear defeat, by a margin that was smaller than the number of votes an electronic machine lost in one Republican-leaning county, resulted in a crazy series of decisions by the state Board of Elections and the courts. Another election, whether in one county or statewide, seemed to be …
The business experts at Saturday’s Small Business Opportunities Forum offered a wealth of advice for people considering working for themselves. Among the valuable tidbits:
Marty Gister, holding older son Andy, and Beth Gister, with 18-month-old Ryan, hope that the new 25-mph speed limit will make Granite Street safer. Beth and Marty Gister had to wait 11 months to win City Council approval of a lower speed limit on their block of Granite Street between Chestnut and Garnett streets. Once the council acted, the Gisters got results in less than 48 hours.
Don’t blame a Dabney Drive music store for the intimidating graphic making the rounds in South Henderson. That’s the word from a store employee on the job Friday afternoon at Big Katt, which is in a strip mall across the street from the Central Fire Station
One of the fun things about HomeinHenderson.com is that we don’t have to write an actual story every time we have something to share. We aren’t bound by the limits of a newspaper page or a radio show; we can just throw something interesting up on the Web. In that light, we present some information from Embassy Square Foundation Executive Director Kathy Powell in response to a few questions we had. Most of the questions were meant to clarify facts …