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BoE Announces Henderson Candidates; Filing Extended for 3rd Ward

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-Information courtesy Melody Vaughan, Deputy Director, Vance County Board of Elections

The initial filing period for the October 8, 2019, City of Henderson election ended Friday, July 19, 2019, at 12 p.m. Offices on the ballot include Mayor, 1st and 2nd Ward seats and 3rd and 4th Ward At-Large seats.

According to the State Board of Election, candidate filing for the City of Henderson’s 3rd Ward At-Large seat has been extended. Filing will begin Monday, July 22, 2019, and end Friday, July 26, 2019. The hours will be Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

With questions, please contact the Vance County Board of Elections office at (252) 492-3730.

Names on the ballot as of 7/19/19:

Office Position: Mayor – City of Henderson

Name: Edward (Eddie) Harry Ellington

Residential Address: 2223 N Woodland Road Henderson, NC 27536

Mailing Address: Same as residential address

Telephone Number: (252) 430-4018

Date of Filing: 07/05/2019

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Office Position: Mayor – City of Henderson

Name: Sharon Kay Owens

Residential Address: 815 E Montgomery Street Henderson, NC 27536

Mailing Address: Same as residential address

Telephone Number: (252) 820-0574

Date of Filing: 07/18/2019

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Office Position: Alderman 1st Ward – City of Henderson

Name: Marion Brodie Williams

Residential Address: 338 Hamilton Street Henderson, NC 27536

Mailing Address: Same as residential address

Telephone Number: (252) 767-3977

Date of Filing: 07/05/2019

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Office Position:  Alderman 2nd Ward – City of Henderson

Name: David Michael (Mike) Rainey

Residential Address: 2747 Fairway Drive Henderson, NC 27536

Mailing Address: Same as residential address

Telephone Number: (252) 492-6787

Date of Filing: 07/16/2019

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Office Position: Alderman At-Large 4th Ward – City of Henderson

Name: Jason Albert Spriggs

Residential Address: 222 Turner Avenue Henderson, NC 27536

Mailing Address: Same as residential address

Telephone Number: (919) 514-5136

Date of Filing: 07/05/2019

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Office Position: Alderman At-Large 4th Ward – City of Henderson

Name: George McArthur Daye

Residential Address: 919 N Pinkston Street Henderson, NC 27536

Mailing Address: Same as residential address

Telephone Number: (252) 432-6659

Date of Filing: 07/19/2019

 

News 07/19/19

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Town Talk: SHPHC Announces ‘For Unto Y’all’ Christmas Production – 07/18/19

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The holidays may still be months away, but for Pastor Rhonda Pulley and South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, now is the time to prepare for the 12th annual Christmas Dinner Theatre.

This year’s production is titled “For Unto Y’all,” and is a retelling of the traditional Christmas story set to a Western theme.

“We’re going to use our imaginations to wonder what if Jesus was born not quite so long ago and not quite so far away in the Old West,” explained Pulley. “We’re not changing the biblical story, just changing the setting in a fun and imaginative way.”

With past Christmas productions being sold-out events, Pulley said the church included six performance dates for this year’s show. Performance dates and times include November 30, 6 p.m.; December 1, 6 p.m.; December 5, 6:30 p.m.; December 6, 6:30 p.m.; December 7, 6 p.m.; December 8, 6 p.m.

In addition to the performance, guests will enjoy a dinner consisting of prime rib, baked potato, garden salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage – all prepared by church members. Cost per person for dinner and show is $30.

“The prime rib alone is worth the cost; it’s the best,” Pulley said.

To reserve your tickets to what is expected to be another sold-out season, please call the church office at (252) 438-3322.

The church is located at 905 Americal Road in Henderson.

To hear Pulley’s Town Talk interview in its entirety, please click the play button below. Listen live to WIZS’ Town Talk Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on 1450AM, 100.1 FM or online at www.wizs.com.

Greater Union Grove Church Invites Public to ‘Making a Spiritual Cake’ Program

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-Information courtesy Emanuel Williams, Greater Union Grove United Church of Christ

Greater Union Grove United Church of Christ, 511 Parham St., Henderson, invites the public to join Rev. Eardine Perry and church members for a missionary program this Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 4 p.m.

The title of the program is “Making a Spiritual Cake.” Speakers for the program include leaders of area churches in the community.

You are also invited to join the church for regular Sunday morning services starting at 10 a.m.

News 07/18/19

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Dog Lost in I-85 Car Accident Safely Returned to Owner!

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Tracey Tsoumbos reports that Titan, the dog lost in a car accident on I-85 on June 30 has been safely captured and returned to his owner.

Tsoumbos thanked team member Mary Paschall for her hard work on tracking and finding Titan.

According to social media postings, many in the community were concerned for Titan and did their part to assist with the search effort.

 

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist to Hold VBS

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-Information courtesy Angela Crawford, Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church 

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 22 – 26, 2019, from 6 – 8 p.m.

The church is located at 2464 Rock Mill Rd., Henderson.

The theme will be “Trusting God in a World of Chaos.”

VCB is an exciting week of bible study, crafts, games, snacks and worshipping together. Classes are available for all ages.

Transportation is available: please call (252) 430-4357.

News 07/17/19

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Town Talk: Friendly Barber Shop Celebrates 55th Anniversary – 07/16/19

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In honor of Friendly Barber Shop’s 55th anniversary, owner and barber Gene Fisher was interviewed for Tuesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk.

Located at 1003 Nicholas Street in Henderson, both the shop and Fisher have been offering haircuts to residents since 1964. According to Fisher, the shop was located in a building across the street for six years before moving to its current location in 1970.

“Out of the 55 years, I’ve been here every day except for deaths, vacation and sickness,” Fisher reported.

In honor of Friendly Barber Shop’s 55th anniversary, owner and barber Gene Fisher was interviewed for the July 16, 2019, edition of WIZS’ Town Talk. WIZS photo.

Fisher said he has worked with many barbers over the years including Lou Pearce, Randolph Edwards and Dave Loughlin.

“We even had a couple of young boys that got in trouble with the law and Lou gave them a chance,” said Fisher. “They came over here and did a very good job before moving on to other fields.”

Of course, another change over the years has been the price of services. Fisher said haircuts were $1.25 when the shop first opened and slowly increased to $16 today.

When Town Talk host John Charles Rose, who was getting a haircut while interviewing Fisher, joked that the price of the shop’s soft drinks hasn’t increased in over 25 years, Fisher said he wasn’t in it for the money.

“I don’t care anything about making money. I just want to keep customers happy. I don’t want them to leave my chair until their hair is right,” said Fisher.

Fisher said the best part of his job is the great conversations he has with customers, “I just like to talk to people and to see how they are doing, how their families are doing, what church they go to and things like that.”

Fisher, who takes pride in his work and pride in his community, was asked how he felt about recent shootings in Vance County and offered these suggestions:

“I think it’s terrible. They need to put prayer back in school; that is one thing that will really help this country. I think they need to reestablish a draft system for all boys coming out of high school and require at least two years of service to cut down on the drug problems.”

With a sanitation grade of 100, 55 years of haircutting experience, good conversational skills and a dose of wisdom, Fisher and Friendly Barber Shop continue to serve the community.

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To hear Fisher’s Town Talk interview in its entirety, please click the play button below. Listen live to WIZS’ Town Talk Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on 1450AM, 100.1 FM or online at www.wizs.com.

McGregor Hall Announces Audition Dates for ‘Shrek the Musical’

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McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center announces audition dates for “Shrek the Musical” directed by Mark Hopper.

Choose to audition either Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. or Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m. Callback auditions will be held Wednesday, August 21 at 7 p.m.

Auditions will be held onstage at McGregor Hall. They will consist of a cold read and musical material that will be taught as part of the audition. You may choose to bring 16 – 32 bars of a prepared piece (not required).

Performances will be October 24 (two daytime school performances), October 25 & 26 at 8 p.m., October 27 at 2 p.m., November 1 & 2 at 8 p.m. and November 3 at 2 p.m.

Visit McGregor Hall’s Auditions page (click here) for more information or email [email protected]

We can’t wait to meet McGregor Hall’s Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and Lord Farquaad!