For all the hard knocks, unfounded social media hysteria and general dark cloud that enveloped Henderson earlier this year, we are happy to see sunlight shining on the Crime Stoppers organization and local law enforcement.
From the humble beginnings, through great changes and with significant accomplishments, Vance-Granville Community College remains an unchallenged resource in educational opportunity for the region.
In a day and age when those of us outside of the Beltway are lamenting a “kick the can” approach to decision making, we lament at hints local governments may be learning the new dance step.
Following the tragic events of the Boston Marathon, Americans have rightly questioned their safety in going to sporting events. We think they are wise to do so. We should always be smart about our surroundings, where we place ourselves.
When it comes to crime in Henderson and Vance County, policemen and sheriff’s deputies are in the spotlight and will accurately remind it takes all of us to keep our community safe.
Graduations are coming. We hope the administrative backbone so sorely missing last year is on the way with them.
As a member of the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Commission, I must comment on a recent story (“Current law will handle request,” April 24) regarding “vandalism and disturbances” at Chestnut Street Park in Henderson, what I would call a “pseudo park.”
Currently, government entities seem to have hands tied by rules and regulations caused by the overlap of city and county. Sorting through how the steps would play out from what exists, to getting it cleaned, would be a logical move. Then can come the details of funding and executing plans.
Two crippling characteristics need to be eliminated before the commissioners in Vance County render themselves useless to a community whose variables beg for strong leadership.
The National Day of Prayer happens annually on the first Thursday of May. This 62nd observance will be marked by the theme “Pray for America” and while we encourage that, we also encourage prayer for others.