Entries by WIZS Staff

Vance County Friday Night Football On-Air Schedule

WIZS will provide double coverage of tonight’s Vance County Friday Night Football matchups. Both the Raiders and the Vikings are at home this week. Southern takes on Bartlett Yancey High School out of Caswell County. Northern defends home against an old southern rival in Franklinton. The pregame broadcast begins at 6:45 with the kickoff of […]

Taylor New Eaton-Johnson Principal

— courtesy Vance County Schools Students, parents and members of the community will have an opportunity to meet Travis Taylor, the new principal at Eaton-Johnson Middle School, on August 10. The school is hosting meet-and-greet sessions entitled, “Tea with Taylor,” on August 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone should […]

Middle school students explore the world at VGCC Science Camp

— courtesy VGCC Enjoying what the head of the Vance-Granville Community College Science Department joked was a “well-rounded” experience, area middle school students traveled “around the world” at the college’s seventh annual Science Camp in June. “The campers enjoyed activities focused on biology, geology, chemistry, physics, medical science and applied science,” according to VGCC Science […]

Granville Board to Meet July 10, 2017

Debra Weary, clerk to the Granville County Board of Commissioners, has announced to the media a change of the July meeting date. In an email she wrote, “The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, July 10, 2017 instead of Monday, July 3, 2017 as previously advertised due to the July 4th holiday. […]

Hurricane Preparedness 2017

— courtesy Henderson-Vance County Emergency Operations “The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Underway. Are you prepared?” The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1st of each year and ends on November 30th. The Vance County Office of Emergency Operations wants to make sure that you and your family are prepared for whatever this season brings […]

Vance County School of Excellence Program 2017

— courtesy Vance County Schools A total of 28 rising sophomores who attend six different high schools in Vance County have completed the week-long Vance County School of Excellence Program. The students attended the program, June 12-16, with each day’s session beginning at Vance-Granville Community College. Students participating in the School of Excellence for 2017 […]

Southern Vance High School Graduation

— courtesy Vance County Schools The commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 at Southern Vance High School honored the accomplishments of 170 seniors on the afternoon of June 10 at McGregor Hall in downtown Henderson. The graduating class members marched into a packed auditorium at McGregor Hall with the presentation of arms by the […]

Northern Vance High School Graduation

— courtesy Vance County Schools A total of 178 seniors at Northern Vance High School received their high school diplomas during their commencement ceremony held in the morning on June 10 at McGregor Hall in Henderson. A packed audience of approximately 1,000 parents, other family members, friends and invited local officials watched the graduates receive […]

AdVANCE Academy at Western Vance Graduation

— courtesy Vance County Schools The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017 at the AdVANCE Academy at Western Vance High School was held during the evening of June 9 at McGregor Hall in downtown Henderson. There were 56 seniors in the class who received their high school diplomas. Principal Stephanie Ayscue presided over the […]

Master Gardener Program June 2017

— written by Paul McKenzie — courtesy Vance County Cooperative Extension You might think you would need to be a master of gardening to become a volunteer in NC Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program. Not true! The training we provide gives you everything you need to join our team. Once trained, you will be prepared […]