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Man charged in Brunswick, Vance bank robberies | Henderson Dispatch Man charged in Brunswick, Vance bank robberies
A man who is suspected of robbing a bank in Brunswick County on Valentine’s Day was arrested just outside Henderson on Tuesday afternoon on charges of robbing Carter Bank & Trust earlier in the day.
Henderson Dispatch | February 21, 2018
'Calm and cool': Yancey fourth-grader inspires others | Henderson Dispatch 'Calm and cool': Yancey fourth-grader inspires others
Jeremiah Williams is a fourth-grader at L.B. Yancey Elementary School who has an impact not just on his peers in his own grade, but on students throughout the school — even those older than he is.
Henderson Dispatch | February 21, 2018
Warmer weather to stick around this week | Henderson Dispatch Warmer weather to stick around this week
With about a month until the official start of spring, spring-like temperatures have arrived in the area and are expected to remain through most of the week.
Henderson Dispatch | February 21, 2018
HCT’s ‘Blood Brothers’ on stage this weekend | Henderson Daily News HCT’s ‘Blood Brothers’ on stage this weekend
Henderson Civic Theatre’s version of “Blood Brother” is on stage for the second weekend beginning Friday.
Henderson Daily News | February 21, 2018
Contest | Henderson Daily News Contest
Aubrey Ellis won third place junior individual in the San Angelo Agriculture Speaking Contest Feb. 2. She is the daughter of Charity and Matt Ellis. Ellis is a Henderson Middle School sixth grader and is part of Rusk County 4-H.
Henderson Daily News | February 21, 2018
Heavy rains bring flash flood watch | Henderson Daily News Heavy rains bring flash flood watch
With steady rain overnight and more expected throughout the day, Rusk County remains in a flash flood watch until Thursday.
Henderson Daily News | February 21, 2018
Multiple propositions to appear on ballots | Henderson Daily News Multiple propositions to appear on ballots
As Rusk County voters go to the polls to vote for state and local candidates, the Republican Party of Texas is presenting 11 propositions for its voters to consider and the Democratic party has 12.
Henderson Daily News | February 21, 2018
Welcome to Henderson | Henderson Daily News Welcome to Henderson
The City of Henderson and the Henderson Economic Development Corporation welcomed new executive director John Clary and his wife, Melanie, with a meet-and-greet Friday at city hall. Pictured from left is HEDCO Vice President Raymond Mitchell, Clary, Melanie, HEDCO Board…
Henderson Daily News | February 19, 2018
Sales tax up for majority of Rusk County | Henderson Daily News Sales tax up for majority of Rusk County
Most cities in Rusk County saw an increase on sales tax rebates sent out this month by the Texas Comptroller.
Henderson Daily News | February 19, 2018
UIL winners | Henderson Daily News UIL winners
Henderson ISD Board of Trustees recognized Wylie Elementary and Northside Intermediate students Tuesday for their performance and placing first overall at the Academic UIL meet in January.
Henderson Daily News | February 19, 2018
Student of the Month | Henderson Daily News Student of the Month
Danile Orland Gonzales is the Rotary Vocational Student of the Month for February. He is the son of Hector and Laura Gonzales. In addition to his school academic requirements, Gonzales is employed at Sadler’s Smokehouse in the meat packing department.…
Henderson Daily News | February 19, 2018
'It all begins with you' | Henderson Dispatch 'It all begins with you'
During its annual equality fund banquet Saturday night, the Vance County branch of the NAACP celebrated its 73rd anniversary with the theme “it all begins with you.”
Henderson Dispatch | February 19, 2018
Granville taps new elementary education director | Henderson Dispatch Granville taps new elementary education director
Michele Robinson has joined Granville County Public Schools fold as director of elementary education and professional development for the school system.
Henderson Dispatch | February 19, 2018
Teen arrested in Saturday night shooting | Henderson Dispatch Teen arrested in Saturday night shooting
A teenager accused of shooting another Henderson teen Saturday night outside Marketplace Cinema has been arrested after turning himself in to Henderson police Monday afternoon.
Henderson Dispatch | February 19, 2018
City approves plans for sewer main project | Henderson Daily News City approves plans for sewer main project
The Henderson City Council unanimously approved work orders with Stokes & Associates for the East Side Sewer Main Replacement project’s final design plans and easement document preparation during its regular meeting Tuesday.
Henderson Daily News | February 19, 2018
On Rotation: Music With Miles New tracks by A Perfect Circle are delightfully, dark musical injections | Henderson Dispatch On Rotation: Music With Miles New tracks by A Perfect Circle are delightfully, dark musical injections
A Perfect Circle has always challenged the idea of what music can be, elevating it into a realm of high emotional and structural complexity.
Henderson Dispatch | February 17, 2018
VGCC's Small Business Center honored | Henderson Dispatch VGCC's Small Business Center honored
The Small Business Center, located in Building 7 on the Vance-Granville Community College main campus, was formally presented with the Business Success Story: Most Impact award in Raleigh on Friday.
Henderson Dispatch | February 17, 2018
In first week of filing, many state, local seats contested | Henderson Dispatch In first week of filing, many state, local seats contested
With eight weekdays left for candidates to file for the May 8 primaries, some state, county and Board of Education seats are already shaping up as contested races.
Henderson Dispatch | February 17, 2018
Audit: City's financial standing improves | Henderson Dispatch Audit: City's financial standing improves
Henderson’s financial standing improved during the most recent fiscal year, according to the findings of the city’s most recent audit, which was presented to the Henderson City Council earlier this week at its regular meeting.
Henderson Dispatch | February 16, 2018
Exchange of gunfire leaves suspect dead, officer injured | Henderson Dispatch Exchange of gunfire leaves suspect dead, officer injured
A suspect is dead and a Henderson police officer was injured after an exchange of gunfire Thursday night at a home in Henderson where officers were serving a narcotics search warrant.
Henderson Dispatch | February 16, 2018
One person dies, officer OK after gunfire exchange | Henderson Dispatch One person dies, officer OK after gunfire exchange
One person died from injuries after an exchange of gunfire from within a residence with Henderson police officers Thursday night.
Henderson Dispatch | February 16, 2018
2 face drug charges after 100 dosage units of heroin found | Henderson Dispatch 2 face drug charges after 100 dosage units of heroin found
Two men were arrested Wednesday on drug charges after law enforcement officers found them in possession of more than 100 dosage units of heroin, according to Henderson Police Department news release.
Henderson Dispatch | February 16, 2018
Holocaust survivor to share his story | Henderson Dispatch Holocaust survivor to share his story
Social media tease: “If you don’t have a past, it’s really hard to have a future that you’re successful at … because … you haven’t learned life’s lessons at that point,” she said.
Henderson Dispatch | February 16, 2018
Serenading officer shines spotlight on shelter animals | Henderson Dispatch Serenading officer shines spotlight on shelter animals
Chad Olds strums a guitar and croons as his audience starts out barking but quickly sits in awestruck silence.
Henderson Dispatch | February 15, 2018
Henderson Middle students to see 'Black Panther' this Friday | Henderson Dispatch Henderson Middle students to see 'Black Panther' this Friday
Trevor Kirby, who teaches eighth -grade English language arts at Henderson Middle School, thinks “Black Panther” is an “incredible” movie and is excited to see how it can change America’s attitude toward what a superhero is.
Henderson Dispatch | February 15, 2018
Ex-Granville teacher in court on sex offense charges | Henderson Dispatch Ex-Granville teacher in court on sex offense charges
A former Granville County teacher accused of sexual offenses with her former student made her initial court appearance Wednesday morning.
Henderson Dispatch | February 15, 2018
Vance County Senior Center members reflect on local history | Henderson Dispatch Vance County Senior Center members reflect on local history
Members of Vance County’s Senior Center reminisced about Henderson in the 1960s and 1970s to present date, during programming for Black History Month on Tuesday.
Henderson Dispatch | February 15, 2018
CPA Donation | Henderson Daily News CPA Donation
The Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association purchased a camera system to help detectives process crime scenes more effectively. They also donated three digital cameras for patrol officers. From left, Lieutenant Jesse Reese, Chief Chad Taylor, CPA president Larry Mills, C.I.D.…
Henderson Daily News | February 14, 2018
Henderson florists make arrangements for Valentine's Day | Henderson Dispatch Henderson florists make arrangements for Valentine's Day
Henderson area florists felt the love Tuesday, and expected Valentine’s Day orders to continue through today.
Henderson Dispatch | February 14, 2018
Sen. Bryant won't seek re-election in new district | Henderson Dispatch Sen. Bryant won't seek re-election in new district
For the first time in six election cycles, state Sen. Angela Bryant, the Democrat representing District 4, which has included Vance and Warren counties, did not file for re-election Monday.
Henderson Dispatch | February 14, 2018
Vance County: There's a lot to love | Henderson Dispatch Vance County: There's a lot to love
So it’s Valentine’s Day — a day we show love and appreciation for people who are dear to our lives.
Henderson Dispatch | February 14, 2018
'Blood Brothers' | Henderson Daily News 'Blood Brothers'
Blood Brothers” has been almost six years in the making for the Henderson Civic Theatre and this weekend it comes to life.
Henderson Daily News | February 14, 2018
Clardy says concerns consistent, talks issues | Henderson Daily News Clardy says concerns consistent, talks issues
Since filing to seek re-election, House District 11 State Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) is visiting the people of Rusk, Nacogdoches and Cherokee Counties as early voting draws near.
Henderson Daily News | February 14, 2018
Organizers to host forum seeking input for Vance County aging plan | Henderson Dispatch Organizers to host forum seeking input for Vance County aging plan
A leadership team and Vance County Senior Center staff are seeking input, as they develop Vance County’s aging plan.
Henderson Dispatch | February 13, 2018
Former teacher accused of rape taught student in Granville County | Henderson Dispatch Former teacher accused of rape taught student in Granville County
A Granville County Schools official confirmed Monday that an Oxford woman charged last week with statutory rape of a child is a former fifth-grade teacher at Creedmoor Elementary where she taught the child with whom she allegedly had the sexual…
Henderson Dispatch | February 13, 2018
Stewart and The Empty Pockets to take Henderson back in time | Henderson Dispatch Stewart and The Empty Pockets to take Henderson back in time
Get ready to relive feelings generated by the album “Year of the Cat” and slide into a folk-rock groove, as the folk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Al Stewart brings his tour to the McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center this Saturday.
Henderson Dispatch | February 13, 2018
TPA award | Henderson Daily News TPA award
State Rep. Travis Clardy (left) recently received an award from the Texas Press Association recognizing him as a champion of transparency for his support of open government. He is pictured with TPA executive vice president Donnis Baggett.
Henderson Daily News | February 12, 2018
Local coffee shop asking for input to help keep the doors open | Henderson Daily News Local coffee shop asking for input to help keep the doors open
Henderson, home of the county seat, prides itself in its community and local involvement.
Henderson Daily News | February 12, 2018
Quintanilla, Wallace named Optimist Girl, Boy of the Month | Henderson Daily News Quintanilla, Wallace named Optimist Girl, Boy of the Month
Ivana Quintanilla and Isaac Wallace were honored this week as the Optimist Club's Girl and Boy of the Month.
Henderson Daily News | February 12, 2018
New year, new leap | Henderson Dispatch New year, new leap
I spent the majority of last year really examining my life, my career, my personal interests and the needs of my family. Years of long commutes, stress at work and getting home closer to bedtime left me exhausted, frustrated, and…
Henderson Dispatch | February 11, 2018
New York author searches for photo of mother with Vance County ties | Henderson Dispatch New York author searches for photo of mother with Vance County ties
Deborah Gregory was in Essence magazine’s conference room for an editorial movie and lunch meeting, when she burst into tears.
Henderson Dispatch | February 11, 2018
Forum focuses on vision for downtown | Henderson Dispatch Forum focuses on vision for downtown
The Downtown Visioning Forum, hosted by the Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission at Perry Memorial Library in the Farm Bureau Room Thursday night, led to series of idea exchanges.
Henderson Dispatch | February 10, 2018
Former teacher charged with statutory rape | Henderson Dispatch Former teacher charged with statutory rape
A woman who was employed as a kindergarten teacher at Henderson Collegiate has been charged in Granville County with statutory rape of a child in relation to an alleged incident(s) that occurred before she was employed by the Henderson-based charter…
Henderson Dispatch | February 10, 2018
EDC hears from state's economic partnership | Henderson Dispatch EDC hears from state's economic partnership
The Henderson-Vance County Economic Development Commission board of directors held its regular monthly meeting this week, getting local updates and hearing from a representative of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.
Henderson Dispatch | February 09, 2018
Election filing period starts Monday | Henderson Dispatch Election filing period starts Monday
Filing for the May 8 primaries and Board of Education election starts at noon Monday and will continue through noon Feb. 28.
Henderson Dispatch | February 09, 2018
Miss Kerr Lake recrowned as Miss Henderson | Henderson Dispatch Miss Kerr Lake recrowned as Miss Henderson
Shanice Street has held the title of Miss Kerr Lake for nearly six months, but Wednesday she was recrowned as Miss Henderson as she prepares for the upcoming Miss North Carolina state pageant in June.
Henderson Dispatch | February 08, 2018
Vance County Animal Services receives $10,000 grant | Henderson Dispatch Vance County Animal Services receives $10,000 grant
A $10,000 grant Vance County’s Animal Services applied for and received in January will help spay and neuter more cats and dogs in the county.
Henderson Dispatch | February 08, 2018
Computer virus delays Vance County's financial audit to state | Henderson Dispatch Computer virus delays Vance County's financial audit to state
A computer virus on a computer used by the firm conducting Vance County’s audit is an isolated incident that did not compromise personal information, officials said.
Henderson Dispatch | February 08, 2018
Setting the Bar High | Henderson Daily News Setting the Bar High
One could say that Mock Trial provides little experience of true legal proceedings, but I would have to object, Your Honor, to speculation.
Henderson Daily News | February 07, 2018
Garmon family honored during B&GC luncheon | Henderson Daily News Garmon family honored during B&GC luncheon
The Boys & Girls Club of Rusk County honored a family of significant leaders during its Champion for Youth Luncheon Tuesday.
Henderson Daily News | February 07, 2018