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Henderson’s Housing Advisory Committee to meet Thursday

The Henderson City Council’s Housing Advisory Committee will meet in Council Chambers, 134 Rose Avenue, on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to continue review/discussion regarding housing issues.

It is possible a quorum of City Council members may attend; however, no action by Council will be taken during this meeting.

Vance Charter School Celebrates New Location

On Thursday, November 3rd, the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Vance Charter School to celebrate the official opening of their brand-new building, located at 2090 Ross Mill Road in Henderson.  Students & parents, faculty and Board members, local dignitary and other supporters were in attendance.

This new facility is now home to over 645 students in grades K-9.  Once a dream shared by many, several years in the planning, then construction and now a facility that feels like home and will be around for decades to come.

First day of class for students in the new location will be on Monday, November 7.  For more information about Vance Charter School, please contact them at 252-431-0440 or check them out on the web at www.vancecharter.org.

Upcoming City of Henderson Meetings

The Henderson City Council’s Land Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss property issues.

The Henderson City Council’s Housing Advisory Committee will meet in Council Chambers, 134 Rose Avenue, on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to continue review/discussion regarding housing issues.  It is possible a quorum of City Council members may attend; however, no action by Council will be taken during this meeting.

City of Henderson’s Holiday Sanitation Schedule

Public Notice

Sanitation Reminders

The City of Henderson Public Services Department Sanitation Division will follow the schedule below for holidays during the month of November & December

 

 

Friday, Veterans Day, November 11, 2016

Garbage collection by Waste Industries will run its normal schedule

Brush by the City will run its normal schedule

No recycling this week

 

Sanitation-Brush and Recycling by the City

November-24th Thanksgiving Day-collection will be Wednesday November 23rd

November-25th Friday route will run its normal schedule

No recycling this week

December-26th Monday’s normal route will be collected Tuesday December 27th

 

Garbage Collection-Waste Industries

November-24th Thanksgiving Day-collection will be Friday November 25th

November-25th Friday’s normal route will be collected on Saturday November 26th

Since Christmas is on a Sunday, garbage collection will run its normal schedule

 

Loose leaf collection started the week of October 24th, 2016 on a limited basis and is increasing as needed as the accumulation of leaves become heavier.  Loose leaves should be placed in rows or piles at the roadside.  Leaves shall not be placed in the gutter or street area or in an open ditch.  Loose leaves must be leaves only and not contain any broken glass, rocks, large sticks or other debris that could cause severe damage to the leaf collection equipment.

Please visit http://ci.henderson.nc.us and search Municode for a copy of the Sanitation Code.

Any questions should be directed to Jeanetta Lyons or Andy Perkinson at 252-431-6115.

 

Henderson PD Press Release: Shooting in Henderson

On September 16, 2016 at approximately 2:48 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the area of Chavasse Ave and Champion St in reference to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found Freddaire Leemon Hargrove, 27, of 426 Chavasse Ave, Henderson, suffering from a gunshot wound. Vance County EMS arrived and transported Mr. Hargrove to an area hospital for further medical treatment.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone should have any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow

H/V Chamber Celebrates Opening of new Flowers Baking Company Location

On Thursday, September 1st, Flowers Baking Company held a ribbon cutting celebration at its new location on 875 S. Beckford Drive in Henderson.  With the help of representatives from the Flowers Baking Company, Vice President of Sales, Tony Ufland, officially cut the ribbon and welcomed attendees with a bag full of bread and sweet rolls.

Their company thrives on providing the freshest and best quality product in the marketplace. They pick up their product early in the marketplace, and replace it with fresh product. This product is still good, it just has a reduced shelf life. Their Bakery Outlet provides a place for their company to recover some of this cost and provides the community with discounted product. The facility also provides an office space and warehouse that their independent distributors use to distribute their product. The brands they represent are Nature’s Own, Wonder, Merita, Cobblestone Bread Company, Sunbeam, and Tastykake.

Hours of operation are 9AM – 6PM Monday-Friday, 9AM-4:30PM Saturday and Closed on Sunday.

This new location will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 17 from 11AM – 1PM. For customers that stop in and enjoy a hot dog and chips on their visit will receive 10@ off everything in the store.

First VGCC student inducted into NC A&T Nursing partnership program

Jonathan Carlock of Henderson made history on Aug. 8, as he became the first Vance-Granville Community College student inducted into the “Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses” (RIBN) program. He and one student each from Davidson County Community College and Guilford Technical Community College have started their journeys as members of the first cohort in the new partnership between the community colleges and North Carolina A&T State University.

At the induction ceremony, held in Proctor Hall on the university’s campus in Greensboro, the A&T School of Nursing embraced the three students, who will be simultaneously enrolled at their community college and the university. They will earn associate’s degrees in nursing over three years (while also taking A&T courses online) and then continue for one year of additional courses at A&T required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

“We are very fortunate in North Carolina to have such fine systems of education, and I believe that the RIBN program represents the best of collaboration between our community college system and the university system,” Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of VGCC, said at the induction ceremony. “I commend our faculty and staff, as well as those at our sister institutions and at this fine university who have worked together to make this a reality.”

Erica Jastrow, the Nursing department chair for VGCC, placed a pin and “RIBN ribbon” on Carlock’s lapel as part of the ceremony.

Carlock is a Southern Vance High School graduate who first enrolled at VGCC in January, taking general education courses. He also has completed the Nurse Aide (CNA) I program at the college. “I’m excited about working with both A&T and VGCC to further my education, and I look forward to representing both of these schools as a member of the inaugural class of RIBN,” Carlock said. His career aspiration is to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. He already has volunteer experience in the pediatric unit at Duke University Hospital.

The keynote speaker for the ceremony was Frostenia Milner, an adjunct clinical instructor and retired professor for the A&T School of Nursing. Milner helped develop the RIBN partnership with the three community colleges.

The North Carolina Piedmont RIBN initiative is one of nine such partnerships that have been launched in North Carolina since 2008 under the direction of the Foundation for Nursing Excellence (FFNE) to increase the educational preparation of North Carolina’s nursing workforce.

“Research shows that education improves patient outcomes, and we need 80 percent of practicing registered nurses at the BSN level,” Milner said. “This RIBN project is our strategy to get there.” She said that RIBN will efficiently produce more nurses across North Carolina holding both associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. “This makes it easier to go from start to finish without having a lot of steps to take in between,” Milner said. She applauded the “visionary” leaders, faculty and staff at the community colleges for working well in collaboration with A&T. Then, Milner addressed the newly inducted students. “You, too, are visionaries, because you chose to take this path to get your BSN degree,” she said.

Others making remarks at the ceremony included Dr. Joe. B. Whitehead Jr., the provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at A&T; Kathy Phillips, division chair for Health Sciences at GTCC; Dr. Mary E. Rittling, president of DCCC; Mae Mills, project coordinator for FFNE; and Tiffany Morris and Dr. Terry Ward, interim assistant dean and interim dean, respectively, of the A&T School of Nursing.

In addition to RIBN, VGCC has a partnership with A&T to allow graduates of its Associate Degree Nursing program to transition easily to the university’s four-year Bachelor’s program. For more information about Nursing at VGCC and bachelor’s degree options, contact academic/career coach Seletha Pherribo at (252) 738-3518 or instructor Heather Wilson at (252) 738-3393.

Henderson PD News Release

On July 22, 2016 at approximately 11:00 p.m. officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 1041 East Montgomery Street in reference to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found Qualik Shearin, 20, of 1041 East Montgomery Street, suffering from a gunshot wound. Vance County EMS arrived and transported Shearin to an area hospital for further medical treatment.

 

 

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone should have any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.

Henderson City Council Public Safety Committee to Meet

The Henderson City Council’s Public Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss traffic issues.  The public is welcome.

Henderson PD Press Release – Heroin Bust

 

On Friday, July 1, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit and Criminal Investigation Division arrested Roslyn Wynn.  Wynn was arrested after a Federal Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment charging Wynn with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.

Wynn was transported to Raleigh for an appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge.  Wynn was released and placed under electronic house arrest pending trial in this matter.  This matter is being investigated by the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Authority: Chief Marcus Barrow