Entries by WIZS Staff

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 […]

Food Safety Workshop for Produce Farmers

— written by Paul McKenzie Courtesy: Vance County Cooperative Extension On May 16, produce farmers have an opportunity to learn more about managing food safety risks from farm to market by attending a full day workshop on Navigating the Harmonized GAP Audit. This event, hosted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Vance County Center will be […]

2017 National Day of Prayer

WIZS 1450 AM and wizs.com broadcast the Day of Prayer Service at City Hall.  There is a Facebook Live video of part of that service at facebook.com/wizsradio.  WIZS also broadcast the local version of the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer Rally at 7 p.m. in the gym at Southern Vance High School.  The entire […]

Second Saturday Gardening Workshops

Second Saturday Gardening Workshops Written by Paul McKenzie, Agricultural Extension Agent for Vance/Warren Counties Join the Master Gardeners for a series of gardening workshops at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market. These free or low-cost workshops will help gardeners get the most out of their gardens and landscapes. Pre-registration is required, just call 252-438-8188 or visit […]


North Carolina to Offer REAL ID Licenses and ID Cards DMV to provide new federal identification cards in May Press Release April 26, 2017 – Courtesy: NC Department of Transportation RALEIGH – On May 1, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will begin producing the state’s first REAL ID, an optional license or identification card […]