Entries by John C. Rose

Local News 01/25/19

Local News: Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow on collaboration with other law enforcement and reassuring statistics; HPD Drug Bust; Software Glitch With Some Effects Locally on Student Grades

Farmhouse on Glebe Rd. a ‘Total Loss’ After Evening Fire

On Wednesday evening, January 23, 2019, at approximately 7 p.m., a major fire occurred at an older two-story farmhouse on Glebe Road in Henderson. The home belongs to Wayne and Karmen Meadows. No one was reported injured, but the house is a total loss according to Vance County Fire Chief Chris Wright. Wright said, “When the […]

Framework Set For Vance County Fire Service Discussion

A full meeting of the Vance County Commissioners occurred today, Wednesday afternoon, for about two hours.  It was a work session for commissioners to hash out differences, ask questions and obtain data from county staff.  Everything done up to and including this latest meeting has constructed the framework for meaningful discussion to continue regarding fire […]

Breckenridge Pavilion Project Slowly, but Surely, Moving Ahead

Among the agenda items for the City of Henderson’s Public Works Committee at their meeting this past Friday, January 11 was the proposed outdoor pavilion set to complete the area known as Breckenridge Commons. Intended for live performances and more, the pavilion will sit on the open end of the block occupied by the Henderson […]

A TRIBUTE TO SAM WATKINS

SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO O’CLOCK, MCGREGOR HALL PAID TRIBUTE TO ITS PRIME VISIONARY, SAMUEL MERRIWEATHER WATKINS, JR. THE LATE SAM WATKINS WAS A DRIVING FORCE BEHIND PERRY MEMORIAL LIBRARY BEING IN ITS PRESENT LOCATION ALONG WITH THE PERFORMANCE AREA AND CONNECTING SPACE KNOWN AS MCGREGOR HALL. THE HENDERSON POLICE STATION TOO FOR THAT MATTER. IN […]

Man Shot Dead, HPD Asking For Assistance

Henderson Police Department Press Release – January 06, 2019 This morning, around 6:30, Jonathan Durham, age 47, succumbed to a gunshot wound he sustained during an encounter in front of his residence of 611 Highland Avenue. The Henderson Police Department has been working diligently on this case and is asking for your assistance. If anyone has […]

Re-Elected Board of Education Members Sworn In to New Terms

At the meeting of the Vance County Board of Education Monday night, Board of Education members who were re-elected in November were sworn in to serve new four-year terms. Those receiving the oath were Gloria J. White, Ruth Hartness, Margaret Ellis and Darlynn Oxendine. The Honorable Henry Hight, Jr. administered the oath of office. Each […]