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Vance County Teacher Executive Institute

A total of 17 educators in Vance County Schools completed their participation in the Vance County Teacher Executive Institute (TEI) program for 2014-2015 on March 19.

They were honored at a dinner and ceremony held at the Henderson Country Club after completing four all-day sessions in the leadership program.

TEI 2014-2015

The participants are shown in the photo and include, seated from left, Deris Mora of Henderson Middle; Lauren Murvine of E.M. Rollins Elementary; Tonia Davis of Clarke Elementary; Deborah Bullock-Harris of Dabney Elementary; Aarika Sandlin of Eaton-Johnson Middle; and Cynthia Traynham of Southern Vance High. Standing from left, are Erika Barnett of Aycock Elementary; Ana-Maria Topliceanu of Northern Vance High; Joshua Patterson of STEM Early High; Cheryl Jones of Pinkston Street Elementary; Carrie Hoffler of New Hope Elementary; Joy Darden of E.O. Young Jr. Elementary; Analiza Maghanoy of L.B. Yancey Elementary; Sophia Miller-Ford of Early College High; Alison Tiangson of Western Vance High; Mary Frances Wiggins of Carver Elementary; and Bonnie Stallings of Zeb Vance Elementary.

TEI is a leadership program for local public school educators. It is presented each year by the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and the Vance County Public School Foundation.

Dr. Rebecca Garland, deputy state superintendent of North Carolina, was the featured speaker for the TEI dinner and closing ceremony. The evening was sponsored by Walmart Distribution Center #6091 of Henderson.


Embrace Henderson Family Spectacular

Where else can you go to see Dan the Animal Man, get popcorn, sno cones, your face painted, ride a horse, jump around and see lots of friendly faces…….absolutely FREE? Join in on the fun this Saturday.

THE EMBRACE HENDERSON FAMILY SPECTACULAR IS THIS SATURDAY FROM 11 UNTIL 3. LOCATED AT SADDLEROCK FARM AT 1786 WELDON’S MILL ROAD. IT’S A FREE FAMILY FUN DAY. EVERYTHING IS FREE. HORSE RIDES, SNACKS, GAMES, MOON BOUNCES PLUS DAN THE ANIMAL MAN AND MOST OF ALL…THE GREATEST STORY EVERY TOLD!! THIS SATURDAY 11 TO 3 ON WELDON’S MILL ROAD BY Embrace Henderson, CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP AND LAMM EVENTS. PROMOS AND LIVE BROADCAST ON WIZS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BEES’ KNEES COUNTRY STORE AT WELDON’S MILL. STOP BY FOR ONE OF A KIND GIFTS, CARDS, JEWELRY, SOAPS AND LOCAL HONEY. NOW WITH 38 VENDORS WITH EVERYTHING FROM APRONS TO WALKING STICKS, HIVE PRODUCTS INCLUDING HONEY, POLLEN, SOAPS, HAND CREAMS, LIP BALM AND CANDLES. A PLACE FOR CONVERSATION AND RELAXATION.
Embrace Henderson Spectacular 2015 poster
Embrace Henderson Spectacular 2015 poster


Vance County School Superintendent Surveys

As the Vance County Board of Education works to recruit and hire a new superintendent, board members would like direct input from interested members of the community.

Community members may access and complete the survey through the attached link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GLPRQ7X

The community survey also is available on the school system’s website at www.vcs.k12.nc.us under “News & Announcements” on the homepage.

Please note that the survey must be completed in a single online session, as partial responses cannot be saved for later completion. Also, please note that the survey may only be completed one time per IP address.

Hard copies of the community survey will be available at the central office, community centers, libraries, and/or as advertised through local news media.

VCS Community Survey

VCS Staff Survey

Employees of VCS have been provided a link for a staff survey via employee email and can obtain a hard copy from the office of each school.

The community survey and the staff survey will help shape the search and decision-making processes. The Board encourages all stakeholders to assist it in defining the qualities and characteristics of the next exceptional leader for the Vance County School System.


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Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society

The Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society of Henderson is dedicated to helping the homeless animals at the Vance County Animal Shelter in finding the loving homes they deserve. They are in need of items and donations. There are several shelter dogs and cats that need immediate vetting and there are several animals in boarding awaiting transport to rescue groups. Items that are in need include crates, flea/tick medication, puppy pads for travel and much more. Due to the economy, a record number of animals are being surrendered to the shelter.

***If there is any way you can donate, even a small amount, it would be greatly appreciated. Please donate to:

Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society of Henderson
301 Pine Trail
Henderson, NC 27537


Vance County Animal Shelter

The shelter is full of dogs, cats and kittens in urgent need of adoption. Please call or visit the shelter if you are interested in fostering or adopting.

The Vance County Animal Shelter is in need bleach in order to disinfect and keep a disease free environment. If you are interested in donating the shelter is open Mondays 12:30-4:30, Tues-Thurs 10am-2pm and Saturdays 8am-12 noon.

The Animal Shelter is located at 165 Vance Academy Rd in Henderson. Phone number is 252-492-3136.