Current Public Service Announcements


  • Henderson/Vance Recreation and Parks Dept. is holding youth basketball registration starting Monday Oct. 9 until Sat. Nov. 11 at Aycock Recreation Center in the front office. Registration fee is $40 for those who have not played with this dept; $30 for those who have. Out of county fee is $60. Players must bring birth certificate when they sign up. For more info call Steve Osborn at 252-438-2670 or email [email protected] or Thomas Morrison at 252-438-3408 email [email protected]
  • On October 18 and October 25 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM or 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, the Domestic Violence 101 Training will be held at Maria Parham Medical Center 566 Ruin Creek Rd. in Henderson. You can register online at
  • The Seventh Annual “Cluck ‘N Shuck” will be held on Friday October 20 from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM at The Red Barn, Golf Course Road off Lake Devin Rd. in Oxford. Advance tickets $40 per person or two for $75 and includes all you can eat on premises. Dinner menu: steamed oysters, fried shrimp, fried fish, fried chicken tenders, slaw, buttered potatoes, hushpuppies, tea, Pepsi-Cola products and cold beverages. You can purchase tickets at the Chamber’s office 124 Hillsboro St. in Oxford(8:30-5; 919-693-6125) or the South Office 1598 NC Hwy 56 in Butner(8:30 – 5 on Tues and Wed. and 8:30 – noon on Thurs; 919-528-4994). Event t-shirts will also be available at the Chamber’s office for $10 each.
  • A group of volunteers is needed on Saturday October 21 from 9-5 to clean up a local family cemetery in desperate need of repair. The cemetery is over 100 years old and includes graves with the following surnames of our earliest settlers: Ayscue, Joseph, Kittrell, Lufsey, May, Pentergrass, Roberson, Robertson, and Robinson. The cemetery is located on Hwy NC 39 S at the crossroads of Southerland Mill Road and Cross Creek Road. For more information call Joyce Duke at 252-438-8861.
  • Oxford Kiwanis Club will have live or cooked Fresh Maine Lobsters on October 21 at St. Stephan’s Episcopal Church 140 College St. Pick up time will be 4:00 – 6:00 PM and cost is $18 per lobster (1 1/4 lb). Advance sales only call 919-693-0000.
  • All Vance County residents are invited to attend “State of Our Schools” events hosted by the school system on Tuesday October 24 at Clarke Elementary School and on Wednesday October 25 at New Hope Elementary School. Both events will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Superintendent Anthony Jackson will be sharing valuable information about our public schools and all 17 of our schools will have information tables with educators available to answer questions.
  • The Fall Festival/ Truck or Treat will be held on Wednesday October 25 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at New Sandy Creek Baptist Church 1699 Weldons Mill Rd. in Henderson. Dinner will be served at 5:45 followed by games, face painting and cake walk at 6:00. Costume contest at 6:45 for ages 0-10, no scary costumes please. Trunk or Treat begins at 7:00 followed by hayrides to a bonfire complete with hot chocolate, hot cider, s’mores and special presentation by the fire. The event is free and open to the public.
  • The Henderson Lions Club will meet on Thursday October 26 at 6:30 PM at the Henderson Country Club. The speaker will be Lion Randy Oxendine. Hosting the 31-S 2nd Zone Meeting of the year. To learn more or join the Lions and be part of an active community service organization, contact any Lions Club member or President Randy Oxendine at 252-438-8034
  • The 3rd Annual Light The Hoops, Domestic Violence Charity Basketball game will be held at Aycock Recreation on October 27. Doors open at 5:30 PM with pre-game show and game begins at 6:00 PM. Cost is $3.
  • Trevor Thomas, “Mr. Drama” will appear on Friday October 27 at New Sandy Creek Baptist Church 1699 Weldon’s Mill Road in Henderson at 7:00 PM. People of all ages are encouraged to attend this unforgettable worship experience full of laughter and tears. This event is free.
  • The 2nd Annual Military History Show will be held on Oct. 28 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Henderson-Oxford Airport 6514 Airport Rd in Oxford. Featuring various military displays from Revolutionary, WWII, Vietnam and more. Displays will include uniforms, equipment, weapons, vehicles, and other military historical articles. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information or to give a donation to the Veterans Affairs Committee of Granville County call 919-691-7697 or email: [email protected]
  • Domestic Violence Training for the Faith Based Community will be held on October 28 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon at Cornerstone Christian Community Church 3237 Knott Grove Rd. in Oxford. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. To register in advance email [email protected]
  • Dog Walk for Veterans will be held on Nov. 4th from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Walk a shelter dog at the Vance County Animal Shelter and help support our veterans and our furry friends! The shelter is located at 1243 Brodie Rd. in Henderson. All are welcome. You can find on Facebook The Friends of the Vance County Animal Shelter.
  • The Vance County Department of Social Services will hold the Christmas Cheer Program from November 15 to December 15. You can sponsor a local foster child this Christmas. For more information on how to participate personally or through a business or church call 252-436-0407.
  • The Cook Family from Denton NC will be featured in a gospel singing on Saturday Nov. 18 at 6:00 PM at Joy in the Lord Baptist Church located at 1238 Debnam Ave in Henderson. Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • The Vance County Schools are seeking adults to work as bus drivers. Any individual who currently have the appropriate licenses to drive a school bus or those who are interested in being trained are asked to contact the school’s Transportation Department by phone at 252-438-5012 or Dean Thomas, coordinator for Student Transportation Services, by email at [email protected]
  • The Food Pantry at ACTS is very low, please consider donating some of the following items: peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, canned vegetables except grean beans and corn, powdered milk, canned or dried beans, rice, instant mashed potatoes, boxed mac and cheese, pasta, boxed cereal, canned fruit, instant cup of soup noodles, applesauce cups, bottled water, juice boxes or pouches, pudding cups and evaporated milk. Consider asking your church or civic group to hold a Food Drive. Items may be brought to 305 South Chestnut St. in Henderson between 7:45 AM – 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.
  • The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Scam Call Advisory. It has come to the attention of the Chamber that an individual calling himself “Dan” is calling local business saying he is with the Vance County Chamber of Commerce fishing for information to update a database. Please DO NOT give any information to this person and hang up.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Vance County is looking for table captains for their upcoming “Be Great Breakfast” at the Henderson Country Club. Table captains are responsible for seeking donors for the fundraising breakfast to be held on October 5th. Contact Mary Ann Avery at 252-438-5830 if interested.
  • Beginning Yoga will be held at Aycock Recreation Center in the Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday nights from 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM with Beryle Lewis. These sessions are based on basic Yoga techniques to inspire physical, mental and spiritual peace from within through balance, stretching and breathing. Bring your own Yoga mat. Fee for members is $1.00 and non-members $2.00. For more information contact Steve Osborne at 252-438-2670.
  •  The Farmers Market will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM. In addition to fresh local produce and products, the market will feature special events and gardening classes throughout the 2017 season.  For more information about the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, view our website at, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Persons interested in selling at the VCRFM may contact Tracy Madigan at 252-598-0814 or Paul McKenzie at 252 438-8188. The VCRFM is located at 210 Southpark Dr. in Henderson NC, off Beckford Dr. behind the DaVita Dialysis Center.
  • The Farmers Market will be open in front of the Henderson Police Station on Breckenridge Street on Fridays May through September from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. EBT and SNAP accepted.
  • If you have a school aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer (or know of someone who does), text “FOOD” to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals. This is a nationwide program and no child deserves to go hungry.
  • The Kindle Ministry at Clearview Church is in need of more volunteers for Gang-Free, Inc. Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 4:00-6:30 PM to help kids with their homework, play games, serve meals and spend time with the kids. Mondays are days that Kindle serves with Gang-Free, but volunteer positions are available every day of the week. For more information contact Cara Gill at 252-425-4280.
  • The Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. Head Start is accepting children for the 2017-2018 Program Year for Franklin, Vance Warren and Granville Counties. Children must be 3 years of age as of August 31st, 2017. Parents of children with mental, physical or emotional impairments are encouraged to apply. The program will make special provisions to serve children with special needs. These provisions include, but are not limited to, adaptive equipment and transportation. For more information call Beth Darnell at 252-492-4196.
  • Vance County Schools are currently accepting pre-kindergarten applications and kindergarten registration at all elementary schools for the 2017-2018 school year. To apply for pre-kindergarten children must be 4 years old on or before August 31st. To register for kindergarten, children should be 5 years old on or before August 31st. Parents are urged to go to the elementary school in the area where they live now to register their children for the upcoming school year.
  • Mother Goose Story Time will be held on Thursdays at 11:00 AM for ages 2-5 years old at Perry Memorial Library 205 Breckenridge St. in Henderson. For more info visit
  • Help Seniors get hired! Are you 55 or older and looking for a job? NC NCBA-SCSEP supports over 300 part time positions in 18 counties by providing hands on workplace settings for seniors to develop new skills and talents and support community service activities. Must meet income guidelines, able to work 20 hours per week, participate in job search and earn minimum wage stipend. For more info call Beryle Lewis at 919-693-2686 or email [email protected]

Help Seniors Get Hired!

Are you age 55 or older or, know someone who is? Are you unemployed and looking for a job? Are you interested in paid on-the-job community service training!

NC NCBA-SCSEP supports over 300 part-time positions in 18 counties by providing hands-on workplace settings for seniors to develop new skills and talents and support community service activities. Participants enhance or refresh work experience through exposure to various jobs. Must meet income guidelines, able to work 20 hours per week, participate in assisted job search, earn minimum wage stipend.

Call Beryle Lewis
919693 2686
[email protected]