Meeting schedules changed

Feb. 03, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

Gov. Pat McCrory’s visit to Henderson changed up one meeting on the original date. Now the rescheduled date has forced alterations for two more.

Henderson’s City Council and Vance County’s board of education were each scheduled to meet on Monday, Feb. 10. The City Council has cancelled the regularly scheduled meeting, and the board of education has postponed by one night.

Mayor pro-tem Michael Rainey and city clerk Esther McCrackin sent notice of the cancellation. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, a short regular meeting with a work session to immediately follow.

Terri Hedrick, the public information officer for the county schools, confirmed the school board will convene one night later, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Administrative Services Center.

Both meeting changes were as a courtesy to the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and banquet. The event was postponed by inclement weather on Jan. 28 and rescheduled for Monday.

McCrory was able to alter his schedule to remain the guest speaker. He’s the first sitting governor to attend the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center.

More than 500 tickets have been sold for the event, which sold out well in advance of the original date.

The evening will also include the announcement of two major awards. The Citizen of the Year and the Shining Moment in Education recipients will be highlights of the evening.

The chamber will also present a first-time award, expected to become annual, to a chamber ambassador.

Also recognized at the event will be any veterans in attendance and the Vance County Schools’ current honorees for teacher, assistant principal and principal of the year, respectively.

Hal Muetzel is the outgoing chairman, and Jenny Hester will be beginning her term as chairwoman of the board. Both are expected to deliver remarks during the evening.