Tuesday night’s fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man in his South Henderson home produced calls from the Vance County Coalition Against Violence for law enforcement to do anything and everything to boost its presence on the streets of Flint Hill.
Henderson’s homelessness task force will hold a series of focus groups in the next two months as the next step in building a 10-year plan to eliminate the problem.
Maybe Henderson’s fund balance won’t prove to be such a crisis after all. “If you’ll look closely at the financial results, the fund balance can be back over 8 percent by June 30 if we just make a few little tweaks,” Mayor Clem Seifert said during Monday night’s City Council meeting.
People in Vance County who are looking for a fresh start in their professional lives can find some guidance Saturday at the Small Business Opportunities Forum.
The Vance County Coalition Against Violence will still be searching for ways to involve youths when it holds its weekly meeting tonight.
One Henderson man is dead and another wounded after a shooting in a house on Maple Street on Tuesday night.
The Henderson City Council’s finance committee did what it had to do Tuesday afternoon and moved along a request for additional money from the Vance County Board of Elections, but the city officials only scratched at the surface of the concerns stemming from the request.
Eleven months after her quest began, Beth Gister finally got what she wanted Monday night: measures from the Henderson government to make her block safer.
The expiration of Time Warner Cable’s franchise agreement provides an opportunity for Henderson. It remains to be seen whether that opportunity will be for more city revenue, more services or a change in companies.
Henderson will have to wait to see the results of its lobbying trip to Washington last week, but the city got encouragement in four congressional offices, including a big ego boost in one.
The demolition of the old South Henderson School didn’t get the final boost it needed in Washington last week, but Mayor Clem Seifert said the city will get the project done.
The Vance County Coalition Against Violence is pushing ahead with plans for a citizens advisory board to the Henderson Police Department, with the hope of addressing and avoiding complaints about the conduct of officers.
When you get people such as City Manager Eric Williams, Police Chief Glen Allen, Sheriff R. Thomas Breedlove, Assistant District Attorney Quon Bridges, Schools Superintendent Norm Shearin, school board member Margaret Ellis, City Council member Lonnie Davis, Team Vance director Marolyn Rasheed, real estate magnate Cliff Rogers and local NAACP head James Green around one table, you know something serious is happening. Throw in church leaders, juvenile justice officials, and representatives of an assortment of other local agencies that deal …
Monday’s public forum with a hundred or so people crowding in before the Henderson City Council was a rousing success in many ways.
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.
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 city-county relationship remains a work in progress, the Henderson City Council found Thursday afternoon.
City Council member Harriette Butler raised a few eyebrows Thursday evening with a comment during a discussion of Samuel Smith’s erroneous water bills. As the consensus in the Municipal Building conference room turned solidly against going beyond the three-year statute of limitations to repay Smith for sanitation fees he should not have been charged, Butler joined the chorus warning of the potential for a flood of claims for refunds from water customers. “I’ve been out of my house for four …
Rep. G.K. Butterfield will follow in the footsteps of predecessor Frank Ballance and 2nd District colleague Bob Etheridge by riding around Henderson this week.
The Clean Up Henderson Committee seized the initiative Wednesday in legislative lobbying on behalf of the city.