North Carolina has transformed from the Pepsi Generation to the Pepto population. In 1950, the median age in our state was 26.5 years. By 1981, it was almost 30 and the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services reports it as 36.9 years in 2009. In 60 of our 100 counties there are more people over 60 than under 17 years of age, expected to increase to 90 counties by 2025. The real explosion will be in those over 85 years old.
"...You foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but do not see, who have ears, but do not hear." -- Jeremiah 5:21
Plans for a one-story historical museum within city limits are moving ahead.
The Corbitt Preservation Association has signed a $1 per year lease for five years with the city to occupy the Bennett Perry house and operate it as a museum — not only for Corbitt artifacts but also those related to the history of Henderson and Vance County.
Granville County took action on e-cigarettes last week, an important move that we hope other jurisdictions will follow.
Vance and surrounding counties had the opportunity to showcase how prepared they are to welcome new businesses when Chris Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, visited last week to become better acquainted with the region.
Bald is beautiful, and so are efforts by the Henderson Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Hubert E. Tyndall Lodge No. 33 to create more bald heads in Vance County.
If you are looking to visit a museum with homegrown history, then the Henderson Institute Historical Museum is the place to visit.
It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. After years of creating money out of thin air — a unique ability of the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) — we were supposed to be seeing significantly higher inflation by now. Economists, including yours truly, and non-economists both issued the warnings.
The question of solar farms’ long-term benefits for the city and county is not one we can resolve without having a crystal ball, but it is clear as they proliferate that we need to have clear, consistent guidelines.