Agustin Escamilla and his cousin Miguel Escamilla (white shirt) play basketball on North Chuch Street Tuesday afternoon.
The Vance County Board of Commissioners has settled on a $42.6 million budget for the next fiscal year. Meeting in work sessions Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, commissioners advanced the 2013-14 spending plan with no tax hike and nearly a $1 million dip into county reserves to balance the general fund.
Commissioners in Vance County entered new territory during a work session Tuesday afternoon that wrapped up their fiscal year 2014 budget discussions. Vance County will send money to the Warren County Free Clinic, either $15,000 or $10,000, well below the $50,000 that the clinic requested. How much will be finalized before the budget is voted on next Tuesday, June 25.
Property taxes are officially going up in Granville County. And a new county manager with a familiar face, finance director Mike Felts, has been chosen to replace the departing Brian Alligood.
Henderson police have yet to make an arrest from a shooting at a convenience store earlier this month. Victor Gill was shot in the leg and taken to Maria Parham Medical Center in the June 8 incident at Haters Best Bet on East Andrew Avenue. His injury was not life-threatening.
Jason Lamont Gill, who pleaded guilty to murder in 1992 and has been in and out of the legal system since getting out of jail, is facing charges alongside his father, 70-year-old Richard Gill Sr. Both men were arrested last week by Vance County sheriff’s deputies after a search warrant was executed at their 1012 Standish Street home in Henderson.
Arrests, citation reports from the Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff's Office.
Due to the weather, the Safe Kids Coalition bicycle rodeo scheduled for Tuesday was postponed. The event is expected to be rescheduled, but a date has not been announced.
Justyna Alston lays down as she enjoys the ride while her brother Zykese Alston provides the push power for the merry-go-round on the playground at the Salvation Army on Alexander Avenue Monday afternoon.
Henderson-Vance County chapter of Safe Kids Coalition is seeking volunteers.