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News 05/22/19

News 05/21/19

City of Henderson Announces Memorial Day Sanitation Schedule

-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC

The City of Henderson’s Sanitation Division will not work on Monday, May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day.

Yard Waste, Recycling and Curbside Materials for Monday, May 27 will be collected on Tuesday, May 28. Please note that this is for Yard Waste, Recycling and Curbside Materials only.

Waste Industries will collect trash as scheduled on Monday, May 27.

Dedication Ceremonies Being Held for New Dog Park, Renamed Rollins Ave. Park

-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center

You are invited to join the Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department for the dedication ceremonies for our new dog park, Pawesome Park, and the newly renamed Rollins Avenue Park, formerly known as Jaycee Park, on Friday, May 24, 2019.

The dedication ceremony for Pawesome Park, located at Fox Pond Park, 467 Vicksboro Rd. in Henderson, will begin at 11 a.m. 

The dedication ceremony for Rollins Avenue Park, located at 305 Rollins Ave. in Henderson, will begin at 1 p.m. 

For more information, please contact Tara Goolsby at 252.438.3948  ([email protected]).

 

Worship on the Front Lawn at Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist

-Information courtesy Charles Turrentine Sr., Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Chestnut Street in Henderson will have worship on the front lawn on Sunday, May 26, 2019, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Youth Choir and Praise Ministry will render the music. Pastor Turrentine will encourage the community with the word of God.

Everyone is invited. Come as you are – casual dress. Refreshments will be served after service.

News 05/20/19

Registration for H-V Rec. & Parks Fall Sports Season Begins June 3

-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center

Registration for Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks’ 2019 fall sports season begins Monday, June 3, 2019. We are excited about this year’s season of volleyball, soccer and football!

Youth volleyball and soccer are offered to ages 10 and up (junior) and 14 and up (senior).

Registration will run through August 4, 2019. Those interested in participating in fall sports may register at the Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Road, Henderson.

Contact Steve Osborne at 252.438.2670 ([email protected]) or Victor Hunt at 252.438.3408 ([email protected]) for more information.

 

Public Safety Committee to Discuss Volunteer Fire Dept. Matters

-Information courtesy Kelly H. Grissom, Executive Assistant/Clerk to Board, Vance County Board of Commissioners

Vance County’s Public Safety Committee (Brummitt, Faines, Wilder) is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 6 p.m. to discuss volunteer fire department matters.

The meeting will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 122 Young Street, Henderson, NC.

Sheriff Curtis Brame: ‘Proposed County Budget Doesn’t Even Meet Me Halfway!’

In an interview with WIZS News, Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame expressed his dissatisfaction with the proposed Vance County FY 2019-20 budget.

Presented to the Vance County Board of Commissioners at their May 6 meeting, the budget proposes funding two of four requested deputy sheriff positions and none of the requested four detention officers for the Vance County Jail.

“Funding two of eight requested positions is not even meeting me halfway,” exclaimed Brame. “Without needed staff, we can’t continue to operate and keep Vance County secure and safe with calls to service steadily increasing and the opioid crisis spreading.”

“How can I, as the sheriff of this county, provide adequate and sufficient security for the residents if I don’t get the positions requested? The proposed budget doesn’t address the jail concerns at all,” Brame said.

After discussing the matter with staff, Brame’s office submitted a two-page rebuttal letter to the office of Vance County Manager Jordan McMillen this afternoon.

Brame expects further discussions to take place between his office, McMillen’s office and the Vance County Board of Commissioners in the coming weeks.

The Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet in work sessions at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 to discuss and review the proposed budget.

A public hearing regarding the budget will be held at the Board’s next regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 122 Young Street, Henderson.

The final, approved version of the FY 2019-2020 budget will be effective July 1, 2019.

News 05/17/19