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Henderson Summer Sanitation Schedule

Summer Sanitation Schedule The City of Henderson Public Services Department Sanitation Division will be going to a summer schedule starting on Monday, June 6, 2016.   The scheduled pick-ups will start at 6:00 AM on the morning of your regularly scheduled […]


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VGCC graduates 13 cadets in school’s 102nd BLET Class

Thirteen cadets graduated on May 17 from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Vance-Granville Community College, in a ceremony held in the Civic Center on Main Campus. After passing the state certification exam, all are authorized to work […]

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VGCC pins Associate Degree Nursing graduates

Vance-Granville Community College recognized 51 students who graduated this spring from the Associate Degree Nursing program with a pinning ceremony in the college’s Civic Center on May 11. Among those honored with distinctive nursing pins at the ceremonies were 14 […]


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HPD Press Release: Shooting

On May 21, 2016 at approximately 10:50 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 720 Highland Ave in reference to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found Ibn Omar Shariff Warren, 33, of 122 Saucey […]


Public Health Serving You 05/25/16

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NCDA&CS awards agritourism grants to 29 farms

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that 29 agritourism farms will receive funding for marketing projects. The Agritourism Marketing Cost Share program is administered by the department’s agritourism office with funding from the N.C. Tobacco […]


News 05/25/16

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The school bus driver training sessions provided by Vance County Schools have been rescheduled due to a conflict with the instructor’s calendar to Monday, June 27, through Thursday, June 30, at L.B. Yancey Elementary School. Interested persons must attend the […]


EOG Tests and Final Exams

Students in Vance County Schools’ elementary and middle schools will be given N.C. end-of-grade tests Tuesday through Thursday of this week, with final exams for the school year administered at local high schools beginning on Friday. At Northern Vance, Southern […]

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VGCC alumna and Henderson City Council member encourages Adult Basic Skills graduates

Graduates of Vance-Granville Community College’s Adult Basic Skills programs were challenged to believe in themselves and to continue their education, as an alumna who is now a member of the Henderson City Council offered encouragement at commencement exercises on May […]


News 05/23/16


Granville Chamber wants your participation

LEADERSHIP GRANVILLE/PARTICIPANTS FOR 2016-17 Participants are requested for the upcoming Leadership Granville program, which will begin mid-September and end with graduation mid-April.  Individuals with a sincere and genuine interest in future service to the community and those who have demonstrated […]


A note from Citizens Aligned

The Henderson City Council will have a public hearing on their proposed 2016-17 budget, this Monday at City Hall at 6:00. We believe it is very important for all citizens to know what is happening in their town and how […]

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Fire at Historic Middleburg Community House

Saturday night shortly before 9:00, there was a fire at Middleburg Steak and Seafood.  No one was injured. Vance County Fire Chief Chris Wright said, “The fire started in the kitchen in the wall behind the cooking grill and went […]

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Local Restaurants Serving Locally Grown Food

This is the second article of our three-part series on Buying Local. Our last feature focused on the Vance County Regional Farmers Market.  You can search for that piece by typing Farmers Market into the WIZS.com search box. This piece will take […]


News 05/20/16

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Meet Me In The Street Concert

2016 MEET ME IN THE STREET CONCERT SERIES The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce will hold its first concert of the Meet Me in the Street series tonight — Friday, May 20, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 pm. “The Konnection Band” will be […]

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Hurricane Preparedness 2016

Note: You can always return to this article by entering Hurricane Preparedness in the WIZS.com search box.  Information provided by Brian Short, Director – Vance County Emergency Operations. “The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is about to begin. Are you prepared?” […]

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VGCC honors Radiography graduates

  Twenty-one new graduates of Vance-Granville Community College’s two-year Radiography program were honored in a May 9 pinning ceremony in the college’s Civic Center. Members of the 2016 Radiography graduating class at Vance-Granville Community College who received their pins May […]


HPD Gattis Press Release

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016,  Geoffrey Gattis, 22, was served with a true bill of indictment returned by a federal grand jury.  Gattis was taken in to custody at the Vance County Jail where he was being held on state charges.  […]


News 05/19/16

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School Entry Controls at Six Pilot Schools

Starting this past Monday, May 16, six Vance County Public Schools initiated a pilot program for building access.  The new Access Control System in place requires all visitors during the school day to identify themselves before being allowed into the […]


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53rd Annual Henderson Shrine Fish Fry

The local Henderson Shrine Club is raising money for Shriners Hospitals for Children today. This is the 53rd straight year for the event. Most important on the minds of the many Shriners and citizens interviews during “TownTalk” today is helping a […]


News 05/18/16

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Home and Garden Show 05/17/16


Hendersonian Gerald Alston Returns To Perform With Grammy-Winning Group The Manhattans

Legendary Rhythm and Blues group The Manhattans, featuring lead-singer Gerald Alston, will perform at the newly opened McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson, N.C., on June 18th at 8 p.m.  Born and raised in Henderson, Alston has been singing with […]


News 05/17/16


Henderson PD Press Release – Shooting

Press Release: May 16, 2016 On May 15, 2016, at approximately 4:00 AM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 1524 Dabney Drive in reference to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found Corey Cheek Jr, […]

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Ag commissioner says now is the time for farmers, agribusinesses to prepare for hurricane season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016 CONTACT: Jen Kendrick, public information officer NCDA&CS Public Affairs       919-707-3005   RALEIGH – Hardly a county in North Carolina can say it is immune from hurricane damage. From Ivan in the mountains, Hugo […]


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VGCC planning summer Science Camps at two campuses

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a Science Camp for local middle school students this summer at both the college’s Main Campus (in Vance County) and the Franklin County Campus (near Louisburg). First, the Main Campus camp will be held June […]

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Economic Development Show 05/11/16


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Free Food Distribution Thursday

NEWS RELEASE From: Morris White, County Extension Director Topic: Vance County Food Giveaway! Community agencies and the faith-­based community have joined forces to help feed Vance County! On Thursday, May 12, 2016 the NC Central/Eastern Food Bank will be distributing […]


News 05/11/16

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Home and Garden Show 05/10/16

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Northern Vance Baseball Team Thanked

Donald and Maggie Anthony of Roanoke Rapids, came to Northern Vance High School on May 5 to meet with members of the Vikings baseball team and offer them a face-to-face special thank you. On April 15, Donald Anthony became ill […]

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Vance Charter School Pep Rally

Monday night the Vance Charter School held a pep rally to help kick off its capital campaign.  The event was held at McGregor Hall in downtown Henderson and was well attended by students, teachers, staff and other interested members of […]


Henderson City Council Report May 9th

The Henderson City Council held its regular monthly meeting Monday night and dealt with a laundry list of items. In a phone interview with Councilman Garry Daeke, he told WIZS News the City sold some land and also sold a […]


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Pete O’Geary Local Boy Scouts Citizen of the Year

(Cover photo of Grace and Pete O’Geary) Thursday night in Henderson, James D. “Pete” O’Geary was presented the Lone Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America, the Occoneechee Council.  O’Geary is the recipient of the Citizen of the Year […]


News 05/06/16


#nationaldayofprayer service Henderson, NC

If you missed the noon prayer service today at Henderson City Hall, you can listen to that service below. WIZS will broadcast another service tonight at 7 o’clock from Southern Vance High School.  You can listen tonight on WIZS 1450 […]


News 05/05/16


Henderson Rec Players Auditions This Saturday

Reminder to past participants and all who are interested, the Henderson Rec Players will be holding auditions this weekend for the upcoming summer productions. Auditions are this Saturday, May 7th at 2 P.M. at First Baptist Church.  Please call 252-431-6091 […]


News 05/04/16


Arson second-leading cause of N.C. wildfires in past 10 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 Contact:    Brian R. Haines, public information officer                         N.C. Forest Service                         919-857-4828 Arson second-leading cause of N.C. wildfires in past 10 years May 1-7 is Arson Awareness Week RALEIGH – Arson is […]

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Home and Garden Show 05/03/16

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#VANCECoProud – New Access Control System

New Access Control System Begins May 16 at Six Schools Vance County Schools will pilot its new Access Control System at six schools beginning on Monday, May 16, 2016. The Access Control System involves having all school entrances locked during […]

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Faith Spa Essentials Joins HV Chamber

A ribbon cutting was held on Friday, April 22nd for Faith Spa Essentials to celebrate the company’s membership with the Chamber and to showcase the business and all that it has to offer.  They were joined by friends, family and […]


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#VANCECoProud Give Five – Read Five

Vance County Schools is now conducting its annual “Give Five – Read Five” book donation campaign. The campaign, which will end on Friday, May 27, involves encouraging local residents to donate new or gently used books for students in our […]


VGCC Golf Tournament Postponed

Vance-Granville Community College’s 32nd Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament, presented by Union Bank, which was scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2016, has been postponed due to the forecast of inclement weather. The tournament, held at the Henderson Country Club, has […]


Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up with Java Dave’s

Java Dave’s Coffee and Internet Cafe and WIZS have teamed up for another new contest. Every Monday morning, Java Dave’s and WIZS will be traveling to a local business to reward employees for working hard (and showing up on time). […]


News 05/02/16

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“Walk the Beat” with the Henderson PD

On May 2nd, the Henderson Police Department is launching a new initiative called “Walk the Beat.” At designated times throughout the day, members of the Henderson Police Department will be out and about in the downtown area. This is in […]

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VGCC holds Banquet to honor Student-Athletes

Vance-Granville Community College celebrated Vanguard student-athletes at its annual Athletics Banquet, held on April 18 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. VGCC Director of Student Activities & Athletics Jeffrey Allen started the event by praising the hard-working […]


News 04/29/16

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Shop Local: Farmers Market

How often do you buy or even think about buying local? Whether it be from the Farmers Market, a local independently owned restaurant or business, a local artist, or directly from a local farmer, there are many great benefits to […]


Award named in honor of VGCC Vice President Graham

A new award has been named in honor of Vance-Granville Community College Vice President of Finance and Operations Steven Graham by the Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing. The association has established an award for outstanding candidates seeking to become Certified […]


News 04/28/16

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VGCC Students inducted into Honor Society

Vance-Granville Community College recognized 55 students who were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students of two-year colleges, on April 19 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. VGCC students honored with induction into […]


News 04/27/16


VGCC to offer Private Pilot Ground School

Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer a course that prepares area residents to take flight with a private pilot’s license. The Private Pilot Ground School is scheduled to be held on VGCC’s South Campus, located between Creedmoor and Butner, on […]


Home and Garden Show 04/26/16


Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up with Java Dave’s

Java Dave’s Coffee and Internet Cafe and WIZS have teamed up for another new contest. Every Monday morning, Java Dave’s and WIZS will be traveling to a local business to reward employees for working hard (and showing up on time). […]


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Granville Chamber to host 3rd annual golf tournament

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Thursday, June 9th, at Henderson Country Club, 300 Country Club Drive, Henderson.  Registration will begin at 12 noon, with a 1:00 pm shotgun start for the 4-man […]


News 04/22/16


Nationwide of Warren Co vs Screen Master

For just shy of 30 years, WIZS Radio has presented Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department Baseball and Softball.  Through the years these broadcasts have been presented with various different special features in addition to the play by play call of […]

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Recycling Day, Sat. April 23

The Vance County Appearance Commission is sponsoring another Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week, April 18-23, and a Henderson-Vance Recycling Day on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot of the City Operations Center on […]

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Carolyn Paylor, FGV Smart Start Executive Director, Passed Away

The executive director of Franklin Granville Vance Smart Start, Inc., Carolyn Paylor, passed away on Saturday, April 16th. Garry Daeke, development coordinator, told WIZS that his Facebook post on Franklin Granville Vance Smart Start Inc.’s page were feelings expressed directly from the […]


Arrest Made After Series of Residential B&Es

Press Release – Thursday, April 21, 2016 On Monday, April 18, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Criminal Investigation Division arrested Jose Antonio Verdin, 24, 828 State Street, Henderson for numerous charges. Verdin has been charged with larceny from […]

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Councilwoman Elliott to Speak @VanceGranville

Henderson City Council member to speak at VGCC Basic Skills Commencement Vance-Granville Community College will hold commencement exercises dedicated exclusively to new graduates of Adult Basic Skills programs on Thursday, May 5. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in […]


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Henderson PD Press Release

Henderson Man Arrested on Federal Gun Charge On Tuesday, April 19th members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit arrested Jasmel S. Robinson, 33, 522 High Street, Henderson. Robinson was arrested after a federal grand jury returned a true […]


Staples of Henderson holds 15 year ribbon cutting

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 15-year anniversary of Staples with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. at their 160 Dabney Road location.  “We greatly appreciate everything the chamber of commerce does for the Henderson […]


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Community Partners of Hope FISH FRY

Community Partners of Hope is having a fundraiser at 220 Seafood on North Garnett Street (TODAY-RIGHT NOW) Monday, April 18th.  All proceeds will help support the men’s shelter and Hope House.  The 220 fundraiser continues until 7 p.m. (TONIGHT) Monday, […]


Vance County School Update 04/18/16

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up with Java Dave’s

Java Dave’s Coffee and Internet Cafe and WIZS have teamed up for another new contest. Every Monday morning, Java Dave’s and WIZS will be traveling to a local business to reward employees for working hard (and showing up on time). […]


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Henderson Man Arrested on Federal Gun Charges

Press Release- Wednesday, April 13, 2016 On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit arrested a Henderson man on federal gun charges. William L. Ormond III, 28, 828 State Street, Henderson has been indicated […]

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Clarke Elementary Students Publish Book #VANCECoProud

Members of the third-grade class of Sara Ireland at Clarke Elementary School have had a book published featuring their writings and illustrations. Ireland’s students studied for a few weeks about outer space and our solar system. She used her students’ studies […]

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Ready, Set, Grow!

The Warren County Extension Center will host “Ready, Set, Grow! Successful Gardening in Raised Beds & Containers” on Saturday, April 30th. The agricultural extension agent for Vance and Warren counties, Paul McKenzie, told WIZS News, “This two hour workshop (9:30 […]


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Superintendent Jackson Implementing Innovation #VANCECoProud

New school superintendent Dr. Anthony D. Jackson has hit the ground running with many new and innovative ideas in the works for Vance County Schools. These ideas put into motion will focus on ensuring that all children receive the absolute […]

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Wendy’s of Henderson to Close: Remodel

Not to worry, the Wendy’s in Henderson will be back in the burger business in a few months. Wendy’s will re-open its completely renovated restaurant at 1516 Dabney Drive in June if all goes well. The Henderson restaurant will be […]


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Henderson Native Tremendous Asset to UNC

Henderson native Andy Johns has been recognized for distinguished service to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Johns is one of just six members of the UNC faculty and staff to earn the distinction in 2016. Link to […]


HPD Helps Raise Money for Kids Cancer Research

(Over 100) Local Volunteers Go Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research Full Press Release – St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money to find the best treatments for kids with cancer The 3rd Annual FOP/HPD St. Baldrick’s Day Event and […]


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Embrace Henderson Family Spectacular

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Police Chase Press Release

On Tuesday, April 05, 2016, Henderson Police Officers were dispatched to 101 N. Cooper Drive in response to a robbery that had just occurred. David Lee Bean, 24, 550 Wakefield Avenue, Henderson reported he had been robbed and provided responding […]


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Car Chase

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Henderson Police were involved in a car chase. Police Chief Marcus Barrow said, “It started after a reported robbery at N. Cooper and Dabney Drive. The victim and suspects knew each other. A vehicle chase […]


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April Crimes of the Month

Fraud Case: On February 05, 2016 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Henderson Police Officers received a call from Mr. Anderson who stated that someone had used his personal and corporate credit cards at several locations within the city. The Henderson Police Department encourages […]


News 04/05/16


Butner-Stem Elementary Google EXPEDITIONS @GCPSchools

Butner-Stem Elementary School Participates in Google EXPEDITIONS Pioneer Program Students at Butner-Stem Elementary School are taking part in a pioneer program from Google, called Expeditions.  Butner-Stem Elementary teachers, Carolyn Vickers, a 4th grade teacher and Teacher Technology Leader and Shannon Norton, a 5th […]


STEM Grant for Summer Programs

Granville County Public Schools Receives STEM Grant for Summer Programs Cognizant recently announced it is awarding 40 grants to expand afterschool, in-school, and summer programs across more than 60 sites in 25 states through its Making the Future education initiative. […]


News 04/04/16

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VGCC Student recognized for Academic Excellence

Vance-Granville Community College has named student Elizabeth M. Caulfield of Louisburg as its recipient of the North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award for 2016. One student from each of the 58 colleges in the state system is honored with […]


VGCC to hold 32nd Benefit Golf Tournament on May 3rd

Vance-Granville Community College’s 32nd Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament, presented by Union Bank, will be held at the Henderson Country Club on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. All event proceeds support the mission of the college, the Endowment Fund and student […]

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Carnetta Thomas Earns Doctorate #VANCECoProud

Congratulations to Carnetta Thomas, principal of L.B. Yancey Elementary School!  She has successfully completed work for her doctoral degree. Thomas learned in early January that she had met all requirements to earn her doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. […]


April Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Vance County Schools are offering parents a variety of opportunities to register their children for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes for the 2016-2017 school year. Children who will be four years old on or before August 31, 2016, may apply for […]


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Southern Vance National Beta Club

The National Beta Club chapter at Southern Vance High School has inducted 39 new members into the prestigious, academic organization. Each new inductee was recognized during a special ceremony held in the school’s gymnasium on March 24. They each were […]

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Health Wellness Fair Saturday

Big Ruin Creek Missionary Baptist Church is having a Health and Wellness Fair this Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The event will take place at Northern Vance High School, located at 293 Warrenton Road. Keasha […]


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Henderson Man Arrested on Federal Gun Charge

On Monday, March 28, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit arrested a Henderson man on federal gun charges. Ismil Rasheed Jeffers, 22, 113 Breland Drive, Henderson was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant. Jeffers has […]


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Farmers Market Opens April 16th

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market opens for the 2016 season on Saturday, April 16th, and new vendors are welcome, according to Paul McKenzie, Agricultural Extension Agent for Vance and Warren Counties. In a press release McKenzie wrote, “This first […]


Reward Offered in Hopes of Solving Murders

Press Release Governor McCrory Offers Reward in Franklin County Murders Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced (Sunday) that the State is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Darius Revel Robinson of […]

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Former Dallas Cowboy addresses VGCC students

A former NFL defensive lineman visited the Main Campus of Vance-Granville Community College on March 16 and spoke to students, faculty and staff about his experiences and the keys to success. Greg Ellis spoke in the VGCC Civic Center for […]


News 03/28/16

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McGregor Hall’s Diversity

From gospel music with The Hoppers and local group Unashamed Southern Gospel Quartet, to the Broadway musical The Buddy Holly Story, to the North Carolina Symphony, the new Performing Arts Center McGregor Hall in downtown Henderson has something for everyone. […]


Former Superintendent Shearin Has Died

Dr. Norman Shearin served as Superintendent of Vance County Schools from January 2003 until his retirement in April 2011. Public Information Officer Terri Hedrick released the information this morning by email.  Dr. Shearin passed away late Tuesday. Hedrick said, “He […]


News 03/24/16

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Red Cross Needs O Negative Blood

(Full Press Release) Red Cross has significant need for type O negative blood Type O negative is often needed in trauma situations GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2016) — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative […]

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Connect NC bond and Kerr Lake

(Full Press Release) CONTACT: Frank Timberlake (919) 269-4300 info@kerrlakeparkwatch.org CONNECT NC BOND PASSES – WHAT IMPROVEMENTS CAN WE EXPECT AT THE 7 NC KERR LAKE STATE RECREATIONS AREAS? News about what is going on with NC State Parks out of […]


VGCC holds Summer Term New Student Orientation sessions

 Registration for classes and orientation sessions for new students have begun for the Summer 2016 term at Vance-Granville Community College, which starts Monday, May 23. Students who wish to enroll at VGCC starting in the Fall 2016 semester may also […]


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Home and Garden Show 03/22/16


LimBionics Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting was planned for today at 10 a.m. to celebrate LimBionics Prosthetics and Orthotics becoming a Chamber member and to showcase the business and all that it has to offer. LimBionics is located at 851 S. Beckford Drive, Suite B in Henderson. […]


Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Parents of children who will be entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year may now register their children for enrollment at any Vance County Schools elementary school. Children who will be four years old on or before August […]


VGCC’s new ‘VanGuarantee’ to help area residents afford higher education

Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of Vance-Granville Community College, announced a major new commitment yesterday to eliminate financial barriers to higher education for residents of Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties. President Williams said a new need-based scholarship program, called […]


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Granville County needs your help

In an effort to improve the user experience on the Granville County website, we have partnered with North Star Marketing in Burlington, NC. We are inviting you to participate in a brief online survey that will take approximately 10 to […]

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Kristy Wins Shamrock Contest

Kristy from Vance County found the Shamrock this year. The Shamrock was hidden on the very far point past the glass house under some of Kerr Lake’s famous shells. Didn’t win this year? You only have 350 days until the […]


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E.M. Rollins has a New Principal

Stephanie Alston, an educator for over 17 years and an elementary school principal most recently in Edgecombe County, has been named as the new principal at E.M. Rollins Elementary School. She replaces Dean Thomas, who has been named as Vance […]


Woods I Apartment Fire

Monday morning shortly before 6:00, Henderson firefighters responded to Woods I Apartments located at 203 South Cooper Drive, according to Fire Chief Steve Cordell. Cordell said firefighters went to building 5, apartment F, and that no one was injured. He […]

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AT&T sponsors new VGCC Summer Bridge program

AT&T North Carolina has made a $10,000 contribution to Vance-Granville Community College to support a new student success initiative. For the first time, the college will offer a “Summer Bridge” program this year for incoming first-year students. With AT&T’s sponsorship, […]


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VGCC students partner to register bone marrow donors

The SkillsUSA chapter at Vance-Granville Community College recently teamed up with national organizations and a local cancer survivor to find some potential heroes. The survivor, Whitney Johnson Espinosa of Henderson, who calls her campaign against childhood cancer “Whitney’s Hope,” organized […]

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City of Henderson demolishes abandoned home

The Citizens Aligned To Take Back Henderson won a victory today as one of the 400 reported homes in the city was destroyed. The home was located at 910 West Andrews Avenue in Henderson. Heidi Owen, who is one of […]


Vance County Schools Show 03/14/16


Granville Sheriff asks for your help

Granville County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in locating Kenneth “Buddy” McIlhenny last known address of Grassy Creek Rd. He has outstanding warrants for Felony Larceny, Obtaining Property by False Pretense and Larceny of a Firearm. If you have information […]


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VGCC to host Afternoon Tea class

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a course on the “afternoon tea” party, the tradition that is enjoying a renaissance as fine hotels, inns and tea rooms across the country give guests an opportunity to retreat from the hurried pace of […]


News 03/10/16


Dropout Rate Declines 6th Straight Year

Full VCS Press Release The dropout rate in Vance County Schools for 2014-2015 declined for the sixth consecutive year with data from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction indicating that 68 students or 2.28 percent left school early. The 2014-2015 […]


News 03/09/16


VGCC installs first officers for SkillsUSA chapter

The Vance-Granville Community College chapter of the national SkillsUSA organization, established only a few months ago, now has its first official student leaders. On Feb. 29, four students signed their contracts and took their oaths as chapter officers. They included […]


News 03/08/16

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Vance County Criminal Superior Case Management Court

Full Press Release Henderson, NC- Vance County Criminal Superior Case Management Court was held during the week of February 22,2016. The Honorable Donald W. Stephens, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge from Wake County, presided over the session. The Office of District Attorney […]


Tobacco Trust Fund awards grant to VGCC

The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has awarded a $25,000 grant to Vance-Granville Community College to support students in a pair of training programs. The grant, for a project entitled “Cultivating and Growing Agricultural Communities,” will help cover the […]


Vance County Food Giveaway

NC Cooperative Extension Centers across the state are participating in a food drive, that will benefit their own communities, and is in conjunction with the 125th Anniversary of NC Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) and 30th Annual NC […]


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VGCC to offer Biotech Workshop to high school students

Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled its fourth annual Biotech Workshop for local high school students, as one of a series of VGCC Arts & Sciences camps and workshops being held this year. All tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders who have […]


News 03/04/16


Local Eagle Scout Earns All 141 Merit Badges

Local Eagle Scout Brandon Scott Lawrence is just the fourth person in North Carolina to ever accomplish the impressive task of earning all 141 Boy Scouts of America merit badges. BSA Troop 605 will present Lawrence with his last merit […]

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Winter Weather Possible Along Virginia Border

UPDATED…Wintry Weather possible near the Virginia border tonight… (Full 4:00 P.M. Release) Rain will mix with, or briefly change to snow and sleet, when precipitation rates are heaviest tonight, mainly between 10pm and 4am. This may result in a very […]


March Crimes of the Month

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious injury Case: On January 06, 2016 at approximately 1:15 A.M., Henderson Police Officers responded to the 600s block of Winder Street, in reference to someone Shot. Upon arrival, officers talked to Mr. Kyron […]


News 03/03/16


Economic Development Show 03/02/16


Citizens Fire Academy

Henderson Fire Chief Steve Cordell says a few spots are still available for the Citizens Fire Academy.  “I would like a few more folks to attend,” he said, adding that you can now simply sign up at the Fire Department […]


News 03/02/16


Henderson Man Faces Drug Charges

HPD Press Release On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant at 1112 David Street in Henderson.  Officers initiated an investigation after receiving complaints of drug activity in the area. […]


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Thomas Jefferson makes first visit to VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College students, faculty, staff and members of the community recently felt that they were in the presence of one of our nation’s Founding Fathers, when Bill Barker, in character as President Thomas Jefferson, presented the first in a […]

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Local Pastors Visit Local Schools

Earlier in February, Pastors of local churches took time out of their busy schedules to visit four schools in the Vance County Schools system. The school system invited pastors and church leaders throughout Vance County to take part in the […]

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Warren and Granville Legal Press Releases

Warren 02-23-16 Press Release Granville 02-26-16 Press Release   Warrenton, NC – Warren County Superior Case Management Court was held Monday, February 22, 2016. The Honorable Donald W. Stephens was the Superior Court Judge presiding over this session of Court. Bond motions […]

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Henderson Man Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

Henderson Police Department Press Release   On Thursday, on February 25, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Raleigh Police Department arrested a Henderson man on federal […]

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Granville Vance Tornado Path

Director of Emergency Operations for Henderson and Vance County Brian Short provided the picture below to WIZS News by email. In his email, he wrote, “(Wednesday’s) tornadoes caused significant damage in the northern portion of Vance County. While we believe at […]

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4 Confirmed Tornado Touchdowns in Vance County

Director of Emergency Management for Henderson and Vance County told WIZS News, “We have at least four confirmed tornado touchdowns in Vance County.” He said he thought it was all from the same tornado. “The weather service will have to […]


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Severe Weather Threat

Tornado Watch in effect until 7 P.M. link Area Schools Dismissing Early.  Most in the Henderson-Vance and Granville area dismissing at 11:30 A.M.  (See WIZS Facebook Page) National Weather Service link NWSRaleighLatestBriefing (022416 morning) — as supplied by Brian Short, Director […]


News 02/23/16

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VGCC Child Care Center awarded Five Stars

  The state of North Carolina has once again awarded a five-star license — the highest possible rating — to the Child Care Center at Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus. State evaluations of child care programs are conducted once every […]


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Vance Criminal Superior Trial Court

Henderson, NC – Criminal Superior Trial Court was held during the week of February 8, 2016, in Vance County. The following cases were disposed of by plea agreement: Antonio Crudup plead to one count of Felony Possession of Marijuana, as a […]


News 02/18/16


West End Community Watch Meeting Recap

On Tuesday evening at the West End Baptist Church the West End Community Watch Group met at 6:30 p.m. to receive updates from Henderson Police Officers and to partake in a Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers presentation. Henderson Police Officers addressed several […]


Early College Applications

Vance County Schools is now accepting applications for rising ninth graders to enroll in the Vance County Early College High School for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications can be picked up from counselors at Eaton-Johnson Middle School, Henderson Middle School […]


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Nominations open for Small Business of the Year

From the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce is now seeking nominations for the 2015 Small Business of the Year. This award honors a local small business, which provides a critical product or service, fills a […]


News 02/17/16


Upcoming H-V Chamber Ribbon Cutting

From Annette Roberson The Henderson-Vance Chamber announces their continued growth in its membership, with Davis-Royster Funeral Service at 926 South Garnett Street in Henderson.  This new member represents a business that is actively contributing to the success and economic activity […]


Vance County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Missing Person

Marcus Lamont Fields, age 36, of Poplar Street in Henderson was reported missing on January 2, 2016. His body was discovered in a makeshift grave on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The site where the body was found is located in […]


Early College Recognitions

Administrators and faculty members at the Vance County Early College High School hosted their annual “Leading the Pack” celebration for outstanding students on February 9, in the Civic Center at Vance-Granville Community College. There were 18 students honored during the […]


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Vance County Schools on two-hour delay for Tuesday, February 16, for all students and school system employees. Victory Christian School and Daycare will operate on a two hour delay Tuesday 2/16.


Winter Weather Closings

Updated:  All campuses of Vance-Granville Community College will be closed on Monday, February 15. Vance County Schools closed Monday, February 15, for all students and school system employees. Granville County Public Schools closed for all students and staff for Monday, February 15.


H-V Crime Stoppers Issues $2,000 Payout

Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Press Release Since Crime Stoppers was created many years ago, the organization has offered payouts up to and including $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of criminals. Recently, information obtained by the Henderson-Vance […]


Cast, crew announced for VGCC Dinner Theater production

Vance-Granville Community College has announced the cast and crew for “Deathtrap,” a comedy-thriller that will be the college’s fourth annual Dinner Theater event. The dinner theater is scheduled for the evenings of Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29, in […]


Vance County Schools Recognitions

(Vance County Schools Press Release) Vance County Schools is proud to announce that Marion Perry, an outstanding volunteer in our school system and particularly for Carver Elementary School, was named the Citizen of the Year for 2015 at the Henderson-Vance […]


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Commissioner Hester Chairs NC Rural Infrastructure Authority

Governor Pat McCrory recently announced in a press release that Vance County Commissioner Tommy Hester had been reappointed to the Rural Infrastructure Authority. Hester has served the authority since its inception in 2013, and next week he will be running […]

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Another Raccoon Rabies Case

Another case of a raccoon with rabies has occurred in Vance County. Frankie Nobles, Chief of Vance County Animal Control, informed WIZS News today. He said it has occurred “in the 1900 block of Newton Dairy Rd.” Nobles said, “Anyone […]


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Underage Drinking Affects Brain Development

Press Release Governor McCrory’s Task Force Gets Report on the Effects of Underage Drinking Duke Researcher: “It becomes the job of responsible adults in kids’ lives to help provide the restraint that their own brains often can’t.” Raleigh, N.C. – Researchers from […]


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VGCC Trustees endorse Connect NC Bond

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees has voiced its support of the Connect NC Bond on the ballot for voters in the primary on March 15. In a unanimous vote on Monday night, Feb. 8, at the trustees’ regular […]


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Marcus Fields Disappearance Leads To Indictments

(Full Press Release) Henderson, NC – Over the past six weeks, investigators from the Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, together with agents from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have investigated the disappearance of Marcus Lamont Fields […]


Fatal Shooting in Henderson

Henderson Police Press Release Monday, February 08, 2016   On Monday, February 08, 2016 at 11:24 A.M., members of the Henderson Police Department responded to Gate City Foods, 601 W. Andrews Avenue, Henderson in response to someone being shot.  Arriving […]


VGCC welcomes “Thomas Jefferson” for lecture series

Vance-Granville Community College’s Arts and Sciences division is offering a spring lecture series with a distinguished guest speaker, former President Thomas Jefferson — or, to be exact, Bill Barker, the critically acclaimed resident “Mr. Jefferson” at Colonial Williamsburg, Va. The […]


Read-a-Thon at Perry Memorial Library

One of the most important missions of the Perry Library Youth Department is to promote early literacy within the library through programming and information distribution and to partner with community organizations with similar goals.  To that end, the library is […]

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Local Chick-fil-A owner starts new VGCC Scholarship

Josh Towne, the franchised restaurant owner/operator of the Chick-fil-A in Henderson, has established a new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship. When fully endowed, the “Chick-fil-A of Henderson Academic Achievement Scholarship” will be awarded to VGCC students meeting certain academic requirements. A […]


News 02/08/16


Kevin Bullock 2015 Chamber Ambassador of Year

Thursday night at the 78th annual Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce banquet, the organization recognized its 2015 Ambassador of the Year.  WIZS is pleased to announce that our very own Kevin Bullock was the recipient. “Chamber Ambassadors give back to the […]


H-V Crime Stoppers Feb Crimes of Month

Break & Entering & Larceny Case: On September 19, 2015 at approximately 10:57 A.M., Henderson Police Officers responded to 1034 South Williams Street, in reference to a Breaking and Entering and Larceny. Upon arrival, officers talked to Mr. Joseph Yourk, […]


Chris Chung Delivers Chamber’s Keynote Address

Christopher Chung, the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, was the keynote speaker of the 2016 Henderson-Vance Chamber on Commerce banquet held on Thursday, February 4th. Chung is a graduate of The Ohio State University, […]


News 02/05/16


Citizen of the Year Marion Perry

Thursday night at the 78th annual Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce banquet, local volunteer Marion Perry was presented the Citizen of the Year Award. Perry said volunteering with Vance County Schools is one of the highlights of her life.  She said, […]


News 02/04/16


Corbitt Museum and Meeting

The first Corbitt Preservation Association meeting of 2016 will take place Sunday, Feb. 7, at 2 P.M.  Kenneth Stegall, association treasurer, informed WIZS News that folks interested in the group are invited to attend the meeting at the Bennett H. Perry, […]


WIZS Marketing Press Release

Kevin Bullock, Senior Marketing Consultant for WIZS, has been awarded the Social Media Marketing certification from Hootsuite Media. Hootsuite is a social media management system for brand management created by Ryan Holmes in 2008. Hootsuite is widely regarded as the […]


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78th Annual H-V Chamber Banquet

2016 Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce 78th Annual Membership Banquet The Chamber recently emailed the following information to member businesses: “The 78th Henderson -Vance Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership banquet will be held on Thursday, February 4th at the Vance Granville Community College Civic Center in […]


News 02/03/16


Carver Multipurpose Room Groundbreaking

Update: Vance County Schools has rescheduled the groundbreaking ceremony for the new multipurpose room at Carver Elementary School for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. The public is invited to attend. —————————————- The groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on […]


Henderson Civitan Stew Sale

The Henderson Civitan Club spring stew sale will be Saturday, February 27th. Stew will be available for sale at Henderson Wellness Center on Dabney Drive from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. for $8.00 per quart. You can reserve stew now […]


Vance County Schools Make-up Days

Vance County Schools has announced make-up days for the three full instruction days missed due to recent snow in our area. The days missed for all 16 traditional schools will be made up on Friday, March 4, originally scheduled as […]


Henderson PD Press Release

Press Release- February 2, 2016 Members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Section executed a search warrant at 420 Birch Street on Monday, February 1, 2016. As a result of the search, officers recovered a quantity of heroin and […]


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Townsville Native John Clark Is Innovator

NAB Launches Program to Foster Broadcast Technology Innovation NAB Labs to evolve into PILOT, a coalition of pioneering media industry stakeholders WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Wednesday announced the evolution of its innovation arm – NAB Labs […]

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Vance County Animal Shelter Groundbreaking

Vance County is building a new animal shelter.  Vance County Commissioners, Vance County Animal Control, The Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society and The U.S. Department of Agriculture along with local volunteers and citizens celebrated at a groundbreaking ceremony.  The ceremony […]


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Granville Sheriff’s Office Release

The Granville County Sheriff’s Office has recently made the following arrests: Stephen Wade Padgett Arrested early Saturday morning, charged with 3 counts Breaking and Entering and property damage on Cash Rd. and one count of Obstruction. $80,000 bond Gary Midgette […]


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Dr. Ben Currin Honored

Former VGCC president honored with Community College System’s top award The State Board of Community Colleges recently selected Dr. Ben F. Currin, the former president of Vance-Granville Community College, to receive the highest honor the board can bestow, the I.E. […]


Affordable Care Act Deadline

Less Than a Week Left for North Carolinians to enroll in Affordable Care Act January 31 is the final deadline to enroll in coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace and avoid paying a fine of $695 or more RALEIGH – January […]


National School Choice Week

Parents encouraged to apply for Opportunity Scholarships Now Raleigh, NC – Parents of more than 280,000 students choose non-traditional education options in North Carolina.  This week is National School Choice Week.  “I have been a strong advocate for parental school […]


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WIZS Marketing Press Release

Kevin Bullock, Senior Marketing Consultant at WIZS radio, has successfully met the requirements to earn the designation of Certified Radio Sales Manager (CRSM) as certified by the Radio Advertising Bureau. The CRSM designation is awarded to managers who have completed […]


Winter Weather

WIZS.com – Facebook/wizsradio – Twitter/wizsradio Check Back for additional Closings and Delays   Send Your Closing or Delay to: johncharles@wizs.com or text to 2524320774   Closings & Delays Schools Crossroads Christian Schools – CLOSED Tuesday, January 26. Granville County Public Schools – […]

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Winter Storm Jonas Update

Winter Storm Jonas continues to make travel difficult throughout Vance County. Snow fall totals received thus far are approximately three inches with localized higher amounts in certain areas of the County. Additional snow accumulation on Saturday is expected to total […]


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NCDOT and Highway Patrol Implement “Quick Clearance Law” Due to Impending Winter Storm

NORTH CAROLINA STATE HIGHWAY PATROL·THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016 For the safety of the traveling public and to ensure that plow, salt and sand trucks can effectively work to clear roads, NCDOT is working closely with the State Highway Patrol and […]


Local Governments Declare State of Emergency

Local Proclamation of a State Of Emergency Winter Storm Jonas PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY The following Proclamation is issued by the Mayor of the City of Henderson and the Chairman of the Vance County Board of Commissioners: WHEREAS, information from […]


N.C. Gov. Declares State of Emergency

Press Release Governor Declares State of Emergency as North Carolina Prepares for Winter Storm  Snow and ice could cause power outages, dangerous driving conditions Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory is urging North Carolinians to prepare for winter weather and monitor local […]


Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

Henderson Police Department Press Release January 21, 2016 On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations unit conducted an operation to check compliance of the state’s alcohol and tobacco sales law.  Officers utilized an underage (17 […]


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Wed/Thur Winter Wthr/Closings

Update 11:00 P.M. Wednesday: Vance County Schools on 2 hour delay Thursday for all students and school system employees. Victory Christian school and daycare will operate on a 2 hour delay Thursday. Crossroads Christian will be on a 2 hr delay Thursday […]

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Meeting at VGCC Provides Information on Statewide Bond

An informational meeting organized by North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension to discuss the upcoming Connect NC bond referendum was held at Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus on Jan. 14. Among those in attendance were community leaders […]


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Henderson PD Press Release – Drug Bust

Press Release- January 15, 2016 On Thursday, January 14, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit and the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant at 1442 Perry Avenue. Officers recovered heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana […]


Granville Chamber Banquet to feature TarHeel Traveler

The Granville County Chamber’s Annual Banquet has been scheduled for Monday evening, January 25th, 6:30 pm in Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus Civic Center. Meetings committee chairman William Adcock announces that the evening will once again include the presentation of […]


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Henderson PD Press Release

Press Release- January 11, 2016 On Saturday, January 9, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit and the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant at 838 Eastside Drive, Henderson. Officers seized 47 bricks […]


Attention Henderson City Residents

Loose leaf collection within the City of Henderson has been extended until January 29, 2016, at which time the leaves will need to be bagged prior to pick up. If leaves are not bagged after January 29, 2016, there will be a $75.00 fee […]


Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Office of the Sheriff – Vance County 156 Church Street, Suite 004 Henderson, North Carolina  27536-5574 Telephone 252-738-2200 Fax 252-738-2220   Press Release   Sheriff Peter White announces the following arrests by the Vance County Sheriff’s Office: Deandre Shaquille Hudson […]


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VGCC Vanguards to play JV Tar Heels at Dean Dome

For the first time, the Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team will soon travel to the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill to face the University of North Carolina Tar Heels junior varsity team. Playing against the prestigious program […]


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Two Shot; One Fatally

Update 6:15 P.M. Thursday Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow has informed WIZS News of an arrest in connection with this case, where Justin Moore and Crystal Moore, both of Franklinton, were shot in Henderson last evening. Justin Moore died at […]

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Computer Science and Coding

The week of December 7 – 13, Granville County Public School students participated in the International Computer Science Education Week. Known by many as the time for an “Hour of Code”, the celebration marks a time during which students are […]

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“Office Hours” for Traffic Cases

District Attorney Mike Waters has made the following announcement on his District Attorney Facebook Page. “An Assistant District Attorney from our office will be available in the Vance County Clerk of Superior Court’s office on Friday, January 8, 2016, from […]


Beverly returns to leading role with Vanguards

Vance-Granville Community College sophomore Tyrek Beverly of Oxford scored 23 points Jan. 5 as the Vanguards men’s basketball team faced the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. He and his teammates fought hard, but the visiting squad eked out a narrow win, […]


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School Bus Driver Training

Vance County Schools will be hosting school bus driver training sessions Tuesday, January 19, through Thursday, January 21, at L.B. Yancey Elementary School. Interested persons must attend the training on all three days to receive certification. The training sessions will […]


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Large Seizure of Heroin

On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, members of the Henderson Police Department arrested two individuals for trafficking heroin.  The individuals in this matter were charged with trafficking 840 bricks (42,000 individual dosage units).  The heroin seized in this matter had a […]


Crime Stoppers Crimes of The Month

Crimes of The Month – January 2016 Break & Entering & Larceny Case: On December 26, 2015, at approximately 6:58 A.M., Henderson Police Officers were conducting a business check at Auto Mart 133 Raleigh Road. Officers found a window broken out […]


VGCC to host Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration on Jan. 20

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a special program celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. The celebration is free and open […]


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Henderson Men Arrested on Federal Charges

On Wednesday, December 23, 2015, members of the Henderson Police Department arrested Cadarius Rhasda Caldwell on federal firearms related charges. He has been indicted on one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. Caldwell was […]


VCS High School Exams

First semester exams will be administered to students at Northern Vance, Southern Vance and Western Vance high schools January 11-15. During the administration of the high school exams, elementary and middle schools will operate on a normal schedule. Exams at […]


News 01/05/16


78th Annual H-V Chamber Banquet

In an email to members, Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce President John Barnes provides details of the upcoming banquet. “We are very excited about the annual event that you will not want to miss, which will take place on Thursday, February […]

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Snow Flurries Possible!?!

According to today’s National Weather Service Weather Impact Weather Briefing, as supplied to WIZS by Brian Short, Director of Emergency Operations for Henderson and Vance County, a few low-impact snow flurries are possible today. The report states, “As cold air […]


News 01/04/16


Be Safe, Be Responsible

Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory is reminding motorists to be careful as they enter the New Year’s holiday period. The State Highway Patrol will be stepping up its enforcement against impaired driving. “A little planning and common sense will […]


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VGCC to offer Agricultural Entrepreneurship program in Vance & Granville counties

With partners at the local and state levels, the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center will soon offer the “NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship” program in Henderson and in Oxford. The seven-week course is designed specifically to help local farmers and […]


Propel GPS holds Ribbon Cutting

Propel GPS, LLC held a ribbon cutting on December 8th to celebrate the expansion of their offices at 946X Crossroads Shopping Center on Highway 39.  A Chamber member for over 2 years, the company opened in Henderson over 3 years […]


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Blakebrough and Crosson Earn Doctoral Degrees

Donna Blakebrough, an assistant principal at Henderson Middle School, and Jacqueline Crosson, assistant principal at New Hope Elementary School and Pinkston Street Elementary School, have earned doctoral degrees in education. Both were notified in late October of their success in […]


NC Farm School

NC Farm School: An educational value for new and transitioning farmers Paul McKenzie, Agricultural Extension Agent for Vance and Warren Counties tells WIZS News: “We are pleased to announce the launch of the Eastern Piedmont NC Farm School for new […]


News 12/22/15

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First Presbyterian Music Outreach

Clarke Elementary School students are benefiting from a music outreach program provided by First Presbyterian Church of Henderson.   The grant program allows for a music therapist, Cheryl Benze, to visit with special needs students in three classrooms each Wednesday […]


Arrest for Recent Robberies

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, members of the Henderson Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency, and the Vance County Sheriff’s Department arrested an individual for recent robberies in the Henderson area. Dejon Williams, 24, of […]


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VGCC graduates 13 cadets in school’s 101st BLET Class

Thirteen cadets graduated on Dec. 15, 2015, from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Vance-Granville Community College, in a ceremony held in the Civic Center on Main Campus. After passing the state certification exam, all are authorized to […]


VGCC holds College Day for transferring students

Vance-Granville Community College hosted admissions officers from four-year colleges and universities on Dec. 3 on VGCC’s Main Campus. The event was VGCC’s annual “College Day,” where students obtain important information about transfer requirements, financial aid and scholarships that can help […]

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Utility Pole Problem

A utility pole problem has emergency personnel on the scene near Lowes Home Improvement in Henderson, as of our latest check at 10:43 A.M. Fire Chief Steve Cordell confirmed at 10:00 A.M. that he had a crew on the scene […]

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Interim Financing New Animal Shelter

Interim financing for the new Vance County Animal Shelter will be on the agenda at next month’s meeting of the Vance County Board of Commissioners. A short term financing commitment was secured from BB&T Bank and will permit the construction […]


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Granville County Criminal Superior Court

Oxford, NC – Granville County Criminal Superior Court was held during the week of December 7, 2015. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood presided during the session. The Office of District Attorney Mike Waters was represented by Assistant District Attorneys […]


VGCC holds New Student Orientation sessions before Spring Semester

Registration continues for spring semester classes at Vance-Granville Community College, and the college will offer a final set of opportunities for prospective students to attend an orientation session on campus. Students also now have the option of attending orientation in […]


News 12/16/15


Business Spotlight: Midnight Blue Martial Arts

Many people seem to think that Karate is just a “kid thing.” That statement could not be further from the truth. Kim Gupton, the owner and a teacher at Midnight Blue Martial Arts, sat down with Kevin Bullock of WIZS […]

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Mayor/Council Sworn In

The Henderson City Council met Monday night at 6:00 o’clock, and installation ceremonies were held for the mayor, the newly elected council members as well as the re-elected incumbents. Eddie Ellington was sworn in and is now the Mayor of The […]


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Blood Drive at Aycock Elem. Wed.

The American Red Cross asks you to give a meaningful gift this holiday season by donating blood. The Aycock Elementary School Blood Drive will be held in the multipurpose room on Wednesday, December 16, from 1:30 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. […]


Granville Chamber’s Small Business Saturday Recap

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce kicked off their first-ever Small Business Saturday – Shop Local emphasis for Saturday, November 28th.  Preparation for the event included several preparation sessions, scheduled around Granville County, which included updating their Google information. Small […]


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Dec. Crimes of The Month

Armed Robbery Case On October 26, 2015 at approximately 5:04 PM. Officers responded to Dollar General, located at 1702 N. Garnett Street, in reference to an armed robbery.  The suspect had left the store on foot and was headed east […]


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NV / SV BB a Dead Heat

The Northern Vance and Southern Vance men’s varsity basketball teams are essentially tied after their two cross-town rival meetings. Tuesday night on the Vikings’ home floor, Northern Vance defeated Southern Vance 64 to 60, behind a game-high 21 points from […]


Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

On Saturday, December 5, 2015, members of the Henderson Police Department Patrol Operations Division responded to Citi Trends, 389 Raleigh Road, Henderson in response to a report of an armed robbery.  Employees reported that two black males armed with guns […]


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Citizens Aligned to Take Back Henderson Holds Second Meeting

On Monday night at the Maria Parham Medical Center Auditorium, a group of concerned citizens known as “Citizens Aligned to take back Henderson, NC”, met to discuss the state of dilapidating structures within the city limits. Steve Cordell, fire chief […]


Granville Chamber Banquet to feature WRAL’s Scott Mason

The Granville County Chamber’s Annual Banquet has been scheduled for Monday evening, January 25th, 6:30 pm in Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus Civic Center. Meetings committee chairman William Adcock announces that the evening will once again include the presentation of […]


Corbitt Celebration held in Henderson

On Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. the Corbitt Preservation Association in partnership with the City of Henderson, and the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce held at ribbon cutting to celebrate the Bennett H. Perry Jr. Museum in downtown Henderson. Local dignitaries […]

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First Degree Rape Conviction

Trial in Vance County Superior Court leads to First Degree Rape Conviction Henderson, NC – Vance County Criminal Superior Court was held during the week of November 30, 2015. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood presided during the session. […]


Late Night Shooting Downtown

On Saturday, December 05, 2015, at approximately 2:30 A.M., members of the Henderson Police Department Patrol Operations Division responded to the area of 200 South Garnett Street, Henderson just outside KO’s in response to someone shot. When officers arrived, they found two victims, […]


150 Years of Henderson Masonic Lodge

Samuel W. “Butch” Brummitt was awarded Mason of the Year Saturday night at the 150th anniversary celebration of the Henderson Masonic Lodge No 229. Pictured are Butch and his wife Kim. Saturday, December 5th marked 150 years of the Henderson […]


News 12/07/15

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UNC vs Clemson; ACC Champ

Airtime on WIZS 1450 AM is 7:00 P.M. The ACC Championship is tonight at 8:00 P.M. from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.  Top-ranked Clemson and 10th-ranked North Carolina. With all the offensive firepower that will take the field, both […]


Ellington set to lead Henderson-Vance Community Watch Association

Mayor-elect Eddie Ellington is going to be a busy man. Last night at the Golden Corral in Henderson, Eddie Ellington was voted as the next president of the Henderson-Vance Community Watch Association. Ellington succeeded Dr. Gene Wood of the Calvary […]


Three VGCC Paralegal program graduates are first to become state-certified

The Paralegal Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College can now boast a 100 percent passing rate on the state certification exam, after three of the program’s first graduates recently became North Carolina Certified Paralegals. Kevin Ward Allen of Franklinton, employed […]

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Citizens Aligned Community Meeting

Citizens Aligned to Take Back Henderson, N.C. will be having its second community meeting on December 7th. It will be in the Maria Parham Medical Center Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Our guest speaker will be Henderson Fire Chief, Steve Cordell. […]

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Final Saturday of Season

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market will hold its last sales day of the 2015 season this Saturday, December 5.  The market will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Market has achieved a couple of notable advances […]


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North Carolina Central University Teams with Vance-Granville Community College to Launch Eagle Voyage Criminal Justice Program

The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Criminal Justice and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) signed an agreement today (Dec. 2) launching Eagle Voyage, a new program offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice on the VGCC campus. […]


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Master Gardeners

On Tuesday, December 1st, the Vance/Warren Extension Master Gardener Volunteers gathered at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Henderson to celebrate another year of accomplishments. Over the past year, 21 active volunteers contributed over 1200 hours of service in support of Cooperative Extension […]


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Christa Harris Reavis was sentenced Monday to 44 to 65 months, according to District Attorney Mike Waters.  That’s just over three and a half years of jail time up to almost five and a half years of possible jail time. […]


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Winter Weather Preparedness Week

Preparation Guide From Vance County Emergency Management Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has declared November 29 through December 5 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week and is urging North Carolinians to update their emergency supplies kits and review emergency plans. “During […]


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Vance County Manager Search

There is not a lot of new news in the search for a new Vance County Manager. The Interim County Manager, Robert Murphy,  indicated he was not a candidate for the permanent position in an email to WIZS News. He […]

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Vance Co. Schools Transportation

The Vance County Schools’ Transportation Department earned a rating of 28.76 on its annual state inspection for school bus safety. The state inspection was held on November 3 and thoroughly examines 10 percent of the school system’s bus fleet, with […]


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Vance-Granville Community Band to present free holiday concert on Dec. 3

The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its eighth annual Christmas Concert, entitled “Making Spirits Bright,” on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the public is […]

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Winter Weather Preparation

Winter Weather Safety Winter Weather Safety – Spanish Carbon Monoxide Safety Pet Safety Winter Driving Tips   Vance County Emergency Operations Urges Residents to Take Steps to Prepare for Winter Weather HENDERSON – As part of Winter Weather Awareness Week, […]


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Soldier’s Remains Coming Home – WRAL News

More than 60 years after Korean War, Henderson soldier’s remains are coming home Read more at http://www.wral.com/more-than-60-years-after-korean-war-henderson-soldier-s-remains-are-coming-home/15126720/   You can hear the audio portion of WRAL News on WIZS 1450 AM each weekday from 5:30 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.


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VGCC and Dill Air Controls Products join forces with Apprenticeship program

Vance-Granville Community College and Oxford-based Dill Air Controls Products, LLC, recently signed on to join the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP), in an effort to provide new opportunities for local students and to prepare a skilled workforce. NCTAP offers […]


Leo Kelly Fills Wright’s Seat

Leo Kelly, Jr. will fill the unexpired term of late Vance County Commissioner Eddie Wright.  County Attorney Jonathan Care told WIZS News that Kelly was unanimously voted in by the commissioners.  Clerk to the Board Kelly Grissom said, “He will […]

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Detective Wormley Fundraiser

    In a recent interview with WIZS News, Police Chief Marcus Barrow described the dedication of fellow officers in Detective Deric Wormley’s time of need.  Detective Wormley faced an extremely life threatening situation, and as Chief Barrow described it, […]


Farm-City Week part 3 of 3

Vance County has declared the third week in November each year as Farm-City Week. During that time, local residents are encouraged to reflect upon the connections and interdependence between the people and businesses in our towns, and the farms that […]


Home and Garden Show 11/18/15


Legal Aid of North Carolina – providing free legal services in civil matters to low-income people

(The following is a press release.) Low-income Medicare recipients in North Carolina can call Legal Aid of North Carolina’s new Benefits Enrollment Center at 1-877-579-7562 (toll-free) for free help enrolling in federal benefits programs that provide financial help with health […]


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Farm-City Week part 2 of 3

Vance County has declared the third week in November each year as Farm-City Week. During that time, local residents are encouraged to reflect upon the connections and interdependence between the people and businesses in our towns, and the farms that […]


VGCC Phi Beta Lambda chapter installs new leaders

Vance-Granville Community College’s Chi Beta Chi chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, the business student organization, recently elected officers for the 2015-2016 year. New officers were installed and members were inducted at a ceremony on Nov. 5 on VGCC’s Main Campus. […]


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VGCC registers 350 potential lifesavers

A recent Vance-Granville Community College service project added some 350 people to the registry of potential bone marrow donors. In partnership with the Project Life Movement and the “Save the Fox” campaign, the college held events on each of its […]


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Farm-City Week, part 1 of 3

Vance County has declared the third week in November each year as Farm-City Week. During that time, local residents are encouraged to reflect upon the connections and interdependence between the people and businesses in our towns, and the farms that […]


Granville Chamber Breakfast

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Thanksgiving Breakfast is being held Wednesday, November 25, at 7:30 am in the Family Life Center of Oxford Baptist Church, Main Street, Oxford. District 2 House of Representatives member Larry Yarborough will be […]


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Dr. Mills VGCC Scholarship

  Maria Parham Guild Gift Gallery endows VGCC scholarship in memory of local doctor Volunteers from the Guild Gift Gallery at Maria Parham Medical Center recently presented a gift of $25,000 to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund that will […]


Help Find Truck From Deadly Incident

The Henderson Police Department is still in need of the public’s help to solve a fatal hit and run which occurred about three weeks ago.  Gordon Hargrove was in a wheelchair and was hit by a tractor trailer on East […]


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Cordell New Fire Chief

Henderson City Manager Frank Frazier has chosen Steve F. Cordell to become the next Fire Chief for the City of Henderson. A press release from the City went on to say, “There were a number of well qualified applicants applying […]


Police Arrest Suspect On Drug-Related Charges

On Monday, November 9, Henderson Police Officers arrested Derrick Darnell Hanks Jr., 24, of 197 Big Ruin Creek Lane.  He was charged with the following offenses:  Carrying a concealed weapon, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver marijuana, […]


Shooting Suspect Arrested

(The following from a press release issued by the Henderson Police Department) On Wednesday, November 04, 2015, around noon, Henderson Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Water and Pinkston Streets in Henderson in response to someone shot.  While […]


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New VGCC Job Driven Initiative staff connect area residents with training

Two professional staff members are now in place at Vance-Granville Community College to help area residents obtain education and training through a special grant. The college, in partnership with the Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board, received a $147,000 “NCWorks Job Driven […]


H-V Chamber Membership Drive Update

The Ambassador team secured eight businesses and the Board team secured two businesses.  Looks like the Board team is going to be wearing the aprons! The following new businesses joined the team since we put the membership drive into action […]

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Granville County Chamber of Commerce, Recognizes Granville County, NC Small Businesses by Celebrating Small Business Saturday®

Today the Granville County Chamber of Commerce announced its participation in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on November 28th to support independent businesses in Granville County, NC.  Founded by in American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a […]


YMCA Gobble Gallop Registration

The Henderson Family YMCA announces the 6th Annual Gobble Gallop.  Click here for a registration form. Register at The Henderson Police Department from 8:00 until 8:45 A.M. the day of the race, Saturday, November 21 or online at www.hendersonymca.org.  Canned food items […]


November Crime Stoppers

Crimes of The Month — November 2015 Hit & Run Death by Motor Vehicle Case: On October 21, 2015 at approximately 9:12 P.M., officers of the Henderson Police (Department) responded to the intersection of E. Andrews Ave. and US-1 in reference […]


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Police Need Tips To Find Shooter

Press Release – Wednesday, November 04, 2015 On Wednesday, November 04, 2015, around noon, Henderson Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Water and Pinkston Streets in Henderson in response to someone shot.  While en-route, officers were notified the […]


US Public Health Service to present program at Granville Chamber’s Sunrise Forum

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Sunrise Forum will be held Friday, November 13th at Butner Town Hall, Central Avenue in Butner.  The Town of Butner will be hosting the meeting and providing a light breakfast upon arrival.  The […]


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The following a press release from the office of Vance County Sheriff Peter White: ON NOVEMBER 3, 2015 AT APPROXIMATELY 8:15 PM, DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO A CALL AT 493 DANIEL BOONE TRAIL IN REFERENCE TO A SHOOTING. UPON ARRIVAL, IT […]

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Election Results

In the City of Henderson Non-Partisan Runoff Election of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, incumbent City Councilwoman Brenda Peace was defeated by challenger Melissa Elliott for the 3rd Ward At Large Seat, and Marion Brodie Williams defeated Clarence J. Dale for […]


H-V Chamber Membership Drive

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual membership drive this week.  To make the event more fun, the Chamber Ambassadors are taking on the Chamber Board members to see which group can bring in the most new members. […]

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Live Coverage of Election Results

Election coverage starts at 7:00 P.M. on WIZS 1450 AM.  You can also use the “Listen Now” tab at the top left of wizs.com.  You will start to see results listed on this page after the polls close at 7:30 […]


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VGCC opens Spring Registration, offers Orientation Sessions online and in-person

Registration for classes and orientation sessions for new students have begun for the Spring 2016 semester at Vance-Granville Community College, which starts Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Attending an orientation session is required for all new students who wish to enroll […]

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Tourism in Vance

October 16, 17 and 18, The Vance County Department of Tourism hosted the 14th Annual Show, Shine, Shag & Dine and The East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & Reunion.  Tourism Director Nancy Wilson said the economic impact here […]


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NCDMV Issues Hundreds of Driver Licenses, ID Cards at State Fair Raleigh, N.C. – With the help of two new compact mobile units and two kiosks, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) issued more than 450 driver licenses and identification […]

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Field Trip!!

Approximately 80 students, school staff members and parents from Aycock Elementary School ate dinner at the Kanki Japanese restaurant at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, on September 24, as part of their trip to attend a men’s soccer game between […]

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Fri. and Sat. Halloween Fun

Trick or Treating in Henderson Friday & Saturday: Friday, October 30th from 4:30-6:00 pm, the local Downtown businesses will host Trick-or-Treat on Garnett Street. Businesses displaying the orange signs are participating sponsors. Children from the age of two to twelve […]


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City Council To Meet Once Per Month

The Henderson City Council voted at its regular Monday night meeting this week to change to a once-per-month meeting schedule. There is a six month time frame in mind to try the reduced number of meetings, but it can be […]


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New Henderson Fire Chief Soon?

In a brief phone interview with Henderson City Manager Frank Frazier Tuesday morning, Frazier said the process of selecting a fire chief for the Henderson Fire Department continues.  He said he has a couple of interviews set up for next week […]


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Wright’s Commission Seat To Be Filled

The 60-day deadline to fill Eddie L. Wright’s District 5 Vance County Commission Seat is November 9.  Archie B. Taylor, Chairman of the Vance County Board of Commissioners, sent a request to the chairman of the local Democratic party asking […]


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Wheelchair Pedestrian Hit and Killed

On October 21, 2015 around 9:12 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the area of E. Andrews Ave and US 1 South, Henderson in reference to a person that had been struck by a semi-truck. Upon arrival, […]


VGCC to hold Bone Marrow Registration events

Vance-Granville Community College, in partnership with the Project Life Movement and the “Save the Fox” campaign, is planning a four-county bone marrow registration drive in October. Members of the community are invited to join VGCC students, faculty and staff at […]


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Cooper Assistant Principal of Year

David Cooper, of Aycock Elementary School, has been named the 2015-2016 Assistant Principal of the Year for Vance County Schools. Cooper was surprised Tuesday morning by members of the Vance County Board of Education and school system administrators while he […]


Interview with Jo Dee Messina 10/20/2015

Jo Dee Messina will be performing in Durham at the Carolina Theater on Thursday October 22 at 8:00 PM. Be sure to check out the audio below of the interview on 10/20/15 with Jo Dee about her new album “ME” […]


VGCC Drama students present Shakespeare spoof

via Andrew Beal Theatre lovers will soon be able to enjoy all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in one evening — sort of — at Vance-Granville Community College. Drama students will present “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)” on […]


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Shoes for Rescues

You may notice a new billboard if you travel south on U.S. 1 Bypass in Henderson.  Local business WW Properties has once again donated a billboard for a civic cause. Tracy Dreibelbis of Animal Advocates Coalition tells WIZS News the billboard came […]


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VGCC to hold Business Technologies Fair

Vance-Granville Community College will hold its second annual “Business Technologies Fair” on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Attendees will learn about VGCC’s programs that […]


VGCC names two educators to leadership roles

via Andrew Beal Along with the start of the fall semester at Vance-Granville Community College came new leaders for two academic programs. William Clements of Raleigh became the new Program Head/Instructor for Criminal Justice Technology, while Faith Harris of Norlina, […]


World Class

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Henderson will host the 14th Annual Show, Shine, Shag & Dine and The East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & Reunion.  These world class events are presented by The Vance County Department of Tourism, and […]


Team Spirit is High as the Henderson-Vance Chamber Gets Geared Up for Membership Drive

The Henderson-Vance Chamber is gearing up for a membership drive.  The drive, “Catch The Fever…Join The Chamber Team” will be held November 2 – November 6. The drive has a football theme and promises to be a week of competition […]

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Bennett H. Perry, Jr. Museum

The Bennett H. Perry, Jr. Museum will open Friday, October 16th in downtown Henderson. The City of Henderson and the Corbitt Preservation Association will occupy the downstairs of the former Perry home, located at the corner of Chestnut and Church […]


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Canvass Complete

The Vance County Board of Elections’ canvass of the October 6th Henderson Municipal Election is complete.  Two runoffs are anticipated. Candidates Marion Brodie Williams and Clarence J. Dale finished tied with 234 votes apiece for the Ward 1 Ward Seat. […]


Aycock School News Broadcast

Near and dear to our hearts here at WIZS is a good news broadcast, just another reason its so much fun to tell you about this! Students and staff members at Aycock Elementary School receive important information about their school […]

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Vance Principal of the Year

Heddie Somerville, the principal at Pinkston Street Elementary School for the past four years, has been selected as the 2015-2016 Vance County Schools’ Principal of the Year. She was chosen for the honor after interviews were conducted by a special […]


Small Business Summit and Expo to be held October 20 at Warren County Armory

via Andrew Beal The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has announced the complete lineup of presenters for the fourth annual Small Business Summit and Expo, which will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at […]


Ellington Wins; Other Races Not Over

Eddie Ellington is the mayor-elect for the City of Henderson.  While the canvass still takes place on Tuesday, Ellington can now be safely declared the winner of the Mayoral election. Audio from the 5 P.M. Local News – WIZS Lead […]

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Alzheimer’s Caregivers

If you are: A family or professional caregiver of a dementia patient A member of the clergy, a student, or a volunteer desiring dementia education A professional in need of 5 Continuing Education Units A person with a desire to […]

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First Of Its Kind – DWI Court

Oxford, NC – The District Attorney’s office held a week-long session of District Court from September 28, 2015 through October 2, 2015. This week-long session was the first of its kind in Granville County and was scheduled for the disposition of Driving […]

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Live election-night coverage begins on WIZS at 7:00 P.M.  Listen live on 1450 AM or on wizs.com. The polls close at 7:30 P.M., but our broadcast will begin from The Vance County Board of Elections at 7 o’clock.  We will […]


City Fire Chief

The process of selecting a fire chief for the Henderson Fire Department is underway, with applications in hand and interviews being set up, according to City Manager Frank Frazier. August 31 is the date that former Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson […]

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A SOUTHERN TRADITION & A MAJOR HEATH PROBLEM As a group, southern states tend to lead the pack when it comes to being significantly overweight or, in technical terms, obese. Arkansas is by far the leader in adult obesity with […]

Vance-Granville Basketball Ready for 2015-2016 Season

by Kevin Bullock The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguard Basketball Team kicked off the season on October 1st with media day at Western Vance High School. Coach Michael Woody introduced the 2015-2016 version of the Vanguards to the media, and allowed […]

VGCC defeats Central Carolina in women’s volleyball match

via Andrew Beal The Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team notched another Region X conference victory on Sept. 29, with a 3-0 win (25-16, 25-18 and 25-18) at home over the Cougars from Central Carolina Community College. That brought the […]


Our very own “GrassStreet” band from Henderson will be performing this week at the International Bluegrass Music Association event, taking place for the third straight year in Raleigh.  This is a big deal. Wayne Kinton, musician and band leader, says, […]


County Fire & EMS

Vance County Welcomes Chris Wright as Fire Chief Vance County is pleased to announce Chief Chris Wright has joined the County to lead the County’s Fire Department. In his position, Mr. Wright will be responsible for leading the Department of 35 full […]


District 5 Wright Seat

In the wake of longtime District 5 Vance County Commissioner Eddie L. Wright passing away earlier this month on the eighth, the Vance County Board of Commissioners now faces a November ninth deadline. Vance County Attorney Jonathan Care provided WIZS […]

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VGCC Ambassadors Announced

Vance-Granville Community College has selected 13 outstanding students to serve as ambassadors during the 2015-2016 school year. Ambassadors represent the college at special campus and community functions, among other duties. This year’s ambassadors include Dianna DeWeese of Creedmoor (Accounting and […]


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Gunshot Death in City

Press Release: September 28, 2015 On September 26, 2015 around 3:44 A.M., officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the area behind the Quick Mart, 517 E. Andrews Ave, Henderson in reference to a subject that was shot. Upon arrival, officers […]


Drug Deaths Out of Control

Heroin and Prescription Drugs Deaths Out of Control in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, (CDC), drug related overdoses and deaths are out of control and have reached epidemic level. In 2013 there were over 43,000 […]


Breckenridge Commons

Breckenridge Commons is the name.  And, the 1,000 seat performance venue, which is connected to the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library through McGregor Hall, now has an executive director. Tommy Deadwyler’s first day was Tuesday here in Henderson.  He comes […]



Senior’s Health Insurance Information Program Questions about Medicare? SHIIP can help! Choose from the list of questions below or call: 855-408-1212 (toll free) How do I contact SHIIP and find out what’s going on with the Program? I’m new to Medicare, what […]

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Operation Medicine Drop

Dispose of Your Unused, Expired Prescriptions Take-back event offers public safe, secure way to dispose of their medications. WHO:                          Safe Kids Vance County Coalition, Henderson Police Department WHAT:           Prescription drug take-back event where the public can dispose of expired, unused […]

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Vance Superior Court

Henderson, NC – Vance County Criminal Superior Trial Court was held the week of September 8, 2015. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood presided for the term. District Attorney Michael D. Waters along with Assistant District Attorneys Bill Williamson, Melissa […]


Stronger Economies Together

Stronger Economies Together (SET) Coming To Our Area Soon A federal program started in 2010 that is in place in over 50 regions in 28 states is about to have its Kick Off organizational meeting on October 5th at 8:30 […]

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Candidates Forum 2015 Audio

  Unedited Audio From City Council and Mayoral Candidates Forum 2015 Who:  Henderson Municipal Election Candidates for Mayor and City Council organized by The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, The Daily Dispatch and WIZS Radio When: Sunday, Sept 19, 2015 from […]


New Dixie Mart Robbery Arrest Made

Press Release- September 18, 2015 On Monday, August 31, 2015, Henderson Police Department officers responded to the New Dixie Mart, 1201 the Dabney Drive in response to a report of an armed robbery.  The clerk advised a black male suspect […]


Federal Indictment Served

Press Release- September 17, 2015 On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, members of the Henderson Police Department served a federal indictment on Jermaine Lamont Bullock, 40, 130 Booth Avenue, Henderson.  Bullock was taken into custody at the Vance County Jail at […]


Death Investigation – 4TH Arrested

Press Release — 4TH ARREST LISTED BELOW Death Investigation On Saturday, September 5, 2015, members of the Henderson Police Department responded to the 100 block of Pinkston Street, Henderson in response to a deceased individual. Officers arrived on scene and […]


20th Annual Crime Stoppers Banquet

Thursday night at the Vance Granville Community College Civic Center, the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers organization held its 20th annual awards and recognition banquet. Crime Stoppers Chairman Lorraine Watkins emceed the event, which included remarks from Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow, […]


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Special Broadcast

Not only is Thursday, September 17 the day of the annual Crime Stoppers Meeting and Banquet, but the Crime Stoppers Crimes of the Month for September 2015) are out as well. The banquet is Thursday night a 6:30. Tickets can […]


Hard Shoes to Fill

By George Rush and WIZS News Staff Former County Manager Jerry Ayscue announced his retirement in August 2014 after 30 years as Vance County’s first and only manager starting in 1984. He gave the Board of Commissioners six months notice […]


EJMS and Zeb Vance Principals

The Vance County Board of Education Monday night approved Dr. Brad Jones as the new principal at Eaton-Johnson Middle School and Mr. Kristian Herring as the new principal at Zeb Vance Elementary School. Jones and Herring will begin their new […]

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Head Start Under Fire

by George Rush and WIZS News Staff RECENT UPDATE The Head Start Board has held two special meetings,  the most recent being on September 10.  The two meetings have been described as “Mass Chaos,” with those in attendance challenging the […]

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Commissioner Wright’s Funeral Arrangements

Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Commissioner Eddie Wright. The funeral is scheduled for Monday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. at South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church in Henderson.  The family visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. that same morning. Mr. […]



Vance County residents now have more answers in an embezzlement case that dates back to July of 2014. Christa Harris Reavis pleaded guilty late Wednesday afternoon to one count of embezzlement by a government employee in excess of $100,000, a […]


Cocaine Trafficking Arrests

Press Release- September 3, 2015 On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation arrested three individuals on cocaine trafficking charges.  Those arrested and charged are as […]

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Be Careful with Wi-Fi

It should come as no shock to you that internet, computer and Wi-Fi scams are on the increase.  Your favorite coffee house or the lobby of a hotel/motel or the local public library, where ever you find yourself using the […]

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Grades Up in Vance; Graduation Too

Data released Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction for the 2014-2015 school year is encouraging for the Vance County School System. Eight Vance County Schools increased performance by one letter grade as determined by the state required School […]


Preview: Optimist Bowl

by Kevin Bullock It has been a tale of two seasons for Vance County High School football teams. Northern Vance comes into Friday’s game red hot against Southern, and yet the Raiders will look to turn their season around against […]

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Drivers Ed in Vance

While not a direct quote attributable to anyone in particular, it seems that too much is still up in the air on the issue of Drivers Education, especially as it pertains to concrete decisions from State Legislators, and it appears, […]


Wilson: Vance Teacher of the Year

Robin Wilson, a third-grade teacher at New Hope Elementary School, is the 2015-2016 Vance County Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Wilson has a total of 41 years of teaching experience, with 30 years of teaching in Virginia. She is […]


2015 Ducky Derby Results

Smart Start had a good Ducky Derby turnout with about 1,000 people attending the event this past Saturday, August 29. The event started at 10:00 A.M. and concluded after the big Duck Race at 2:00 PM. Smart Start was a […]


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Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson Honored

August 31, Henderson — Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson retired Monday after 40 years of service. He became chief in 1999. A reception and dinner was held in his honor Monday afternoon from 4:00 PM until 6:30 PM at Central Fire […]


New statewide agreement helps VGCC students transfer to private schools

Vance-Granville Community College students will enjoy clearer pathways to completing a four-year degree, thanks to a new Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between the N.C. Community College System and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities. Approximately 2,000 community college students […]

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Locals Serving at State Level

Dr. Michael Putney, principal at Dabney Elementary School, and Dr. Larry Webb, principal at Northern Vance High School serve on the State Superintendent’s Principals’ Advisory Committee. Dr. Putney, seated at far right, and Dr. Webb, standing at far right, are […]


Father Dead, Son Arrested

FROM THE OFFICE OF VANCE COUNTY SHERIFF PETER WHITE: On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at approximately 2:17 A.M., deputies responded to a call in reference to an assault at 47 Fulcher Farm Lane. Upon arrival, they found a single-wide mobile […]


Golden LEAF Scholarships Awarded

A group of students from Vance-Granville Community College recently received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through […]


Rain Barrels and Tall Fescue

Rain Barrel Seminar at Warren County Thu, August 27, noon Learn all you need to know about how to build, install and utilize a rain barrel! Rain barrels are a great way to supplement the water supply for your garden […]

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Fallen Soldier’s Family creates VGCC Scholarship in his memory

A new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College will bear the name of a Vance County native who lost his life in combat during the Iraq War. The Lunsford B. Brown II Memorial Academic Achievement Scholarship was recently established by members […]


WIZS – Business Spotlight

I was visiting one of our latest marketing partners the other day when I noticed a small building in the corner of the lot. I nosily drove over and discovered that a brand new embroidery place had opened. Their hours […]

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Vance Farmers Market Parking Lot To Be Paved

Since the June, 2014 grand opening of The Vance County Regional Farmers Market, market goers have enjoyed a very good gravel lot.  Now, the word it out that pavement is coming, and soon. In an email from Vance County Cooperative […]

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Warren County Man Sentenced for 2013 Murder

WARRENTON – A Warren County man took an Alford plea for second degree murder on Wednesday. William Henry Hunter Jr., 27, of Manson, was sentenced to 144 to 185 months for his role in the 2013 death of Royvitt Lawedy […]

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VGCC names new Dean of Warren Campus

Lyndon Hall was recently named Dean of Vance-Granville Community College’s Warren County Campus. In his new leadership role, Hall is responsible for supervising all operations at the satellite campus in Warrenton, including both the curriculum and continuing education courses offered […]


Vance County Friday Night Football is ON THE AIR

The return of local, high school football is now!  Now for more than 50 consecutive years, WIZS will once again broadcast our local games live this season. The first of 12-straight weeks of regular season action begins this week, August […]


Bonner Bridge Replacement A Reality

Raleigh, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory announced the final roadblocks were cleared Friday allowing the N.C. Department of Transportation to proceed with construction of a new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 over the Oregon Inlet in Dare County. […]


NC State Budget $21.735 Billion

Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that he has reached an agreement with Senate and House leaders on the spending amount for a revised state budget. At a morning breakfast meeting with the Governor at the Executive Mansion, House […]

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School Bus Safety – Important

State Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Stay Alert Due to Increase of School Buses on North Carolina Roadways RALEIGH – In North Carolina, over 14,000 school buses travel our highways daily transporting children to and from school.  Most motorists that […]

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2015 City of Henderson Elections

The city of Henderson will be holding its 2015 municipal election on Oct. 6, the offices of 1st Ward – Ward Seat, 2nd Ward – Ward Seat, 3rd Ward At-Large Seat, and 4th Ward At-Large Seat as well as the […]

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Whatever happened to Reading?  It used to be Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.  It appears that story telling is taking over for Reading as the cornerstone of a new way for young children, especially African-American children, to learn and along the […]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Wanted Warren County Man

WARRENTON – A fourth Warren County man wanted on charges in connection with a fatal shooting, was arrested Sunday. Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop around three Sunday morning, near Baltimore Road, in Warrenton. Darren […]


NCDOT Employee Saves Driver’s Life

A NCDOT employee is being credited by Vance County Emergency Services with helping save the life of a driver who crashed into a pond off Warrenton Road. The incident occurred on Monday, August 10th. Jay Mozingo, who works in the […]

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Lawn Care Seminar at the VCR Farmers Market

Lawn Care Seminar to be held at the Vance County Regional Farmer’s Market on August 19th at 12 noon.  Join in and learn all you need to know to have a beautiful lawn.  Items covered will include everything from fertilization […]


Relay for Life of Vance County 2015

On May 29, 2015 WIZS performed a live broadcast from Southern Vance High School in Henderson in order to provide Vance County and beyond with live coverage of the 36th annual “Relay for Life of Vance County” event. 433 participants […]

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ALE Makes Numerous Arrests in Response to Complaint at Walnut Creek Amphitheater

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement’s District Office in Raleigh received numerous complaints from the public about illegal drug activity and alcohol violations occurring at Walnut Creek Amphitheater, an outlet in Raleigh that is licensed by the N.C. […]


“SportsMayhem” Programming Note

by Kevin Bullock Starting on Monday, August 17th at 1:30 p.m., WIZS Radio will begin carrying “NASCAR Today Midday,” which is a production of the Motor Racing Network – The Voice of NASCAR. “NASCAR Today Midday” is a daily update […]

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Press Release from DA Mike Waters

Louisburg, NC – On Monday, August 10, 2015, the Franklin County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment against Garry A. Yarborough for the First Degree Murder of Tracy Williams.  Garry A. Yarborough was also indicted for the following charges: Burning […]

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H-V Crime Stoppers Breakfast

Wednesday morning at 7:30, local law enforcement, community leaders and the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers board enjoyed a celebratory breakfast at the local Golden Corral.  The Crime Stoppers Annual Law Enforcement breakfast is put on each year as means of simply […]


Gov. McCrory Signs New Bills

Raleigh, N.C.— Governor Pat McCrory has signed the following bills into law.   H.B. 566 – A bill to amend the Eyewitness Identification Reform Act. The bill clarifies that law enforcement officers may be eyewitnesses. The bill defines and sets minimum […]

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Vance County Board of Commissioners Committee / Special Meeting Schedule

Please be informed that the Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room.  The purpose is to enter into closed session to discuss a personnel matter. The following […]


VGCC Names New Director of Student Activities & Athletics

Jeffrey Allen has been named the director of student activities and athletics at Vance-Granville Community College. Allen will oversee clubs, organizations and extracurricular activities that engage students on campus, as well as the college’s intercollegiate athletics program, which includes men’s […]


Vance County Schools On The Air

Vance County Schools Public Information Officer Terri Hedrick can be heard live on WIZS each Monday afternoon between 4:35pm and 4:55pm. August 10, 2015 — New Vance County Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson was officially sworn in one week ago. […]

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Shriner’s Fish Fry 2015

On Wednesday, May 20th 2015 the Henderson Shrine Club held its annual fish fry at Vance Square Shopping Center on Old Super 10 Raleigh Rd. in Henderson, NC. Members of the Henderson Shrine Club served hand-breaded white fish, fresh cut […]


H-V Crime Stoppers August Crimes of the Month

Shooting Case: On August 3, 2015 around 12:21 AM, officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to Highland Green Apartments, 111 S. Pinkston Street Henderson, NC in reference to shots being fired. While in route, officers were advised that there […]


Commissioners Will Meet Sept 8th, not 7th

RESOLUTION by the Vance County Board of Commissioners Changing the Date of the September 2015 Commissioners’ Meeting WHEREAS, the Vance County Board of Commissioners normally holds its regular meetings on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.; and […]


New DHHS Secretary

Governor McCrory Appoints Brajer Secretary of DHHS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           919-814-2100 Wednesday, […]


City of Henderson Committees

Volunteers Needed –The City of Henderson has Committee openings that need to be filled. You can help. These openings are for City Committees that usually meet once a month to (1) Hear citizens’ concerns and complaints (2) Review pending changes […]


Dog Flu in North Carolina

WIZS is an affiliate of the North Carolina News Network, and NCNN programming can be heard hourly, Monday-Friday from 5:55am until 4:55pm.  NCN News is also available on WIZS Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. A highly contagious canine flu virus […]

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June Employment Figures Released

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in June, decreased in four counties, and remained unchanged in one county. Graham County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.3 percent while Buncombe County had the lowest […]


Vance Board of Commissioners Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Vance County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Monday, August 3 at 6:00pm.  The Commissioners meet the first Monday of each month in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room, 122 Young Street, Henderson, NC. On the […]

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Starting Your Own Small Business

Dos and Dont’s to be Considered Have a Game Plan. What is the product or service? Location, home or in a known shopping area?  Having access to the business is very important. Who are going to be the workers? The […]

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New Animal Shelter Moving Forward

A “New” animal shelter for Vance County is moving forward, although at a snail’s pace.  Vance County Commissioners recently agreed to move forward on a new 8,000 square-foot building that is to cost between $1.1 and $1.6 million.  The shelter […]


Changes to NC Immunizations for the 2015-16 School year

If you are a parent of a child within the Vance County public school system or a private institution it’s important to know the health requirements which have been mandated by the state for enrollment and entry into the NC […]


Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society

The Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society is having a new volunteer orientation session on Sunday, August 2nd from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.  (Event info)  The event will take place at 165 US-158 Bypass in Henderson, a building owned by Charles Boyd Chevrolet. […]


Hurricane Awareness

The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues until November 30th. 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 […]


New Teacher Welcome Bags

Your help is needed to welcome new teachers to Vance County!  The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce is putting together new teacher welcome bags.  Snacks, gum, candy, water bottles, notepads, pens, pencils, coupons etc. are just a few of the things needed to […]


WIZS Shop Local Contest

Five & Under, Sam’s Furniture & Mattress Center, The Screen Master, Moody Brothers Jewelers, Postal Plus Business Center, City Tire, Dockside Seafood, Larry’s Service Company, Hometown Hardware, and WIZS Radio have teamed up to reward listeners in Vance County and the surrounding area […]


Vance County Friday Night Football is on the air…

Local Vance County high school football will return soon.  The first game for both Northern Vance and Southern Vance is Friday, August 21.  For more than 50 straight years, WIZS 1450 AM has broadcast high school football live.  The games […]


Henderson-Vance Night Out Against Crime

The Henderson-Vance Night Out Against Crime is coming up on Tuesday, August 4th on Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson between the Henderson Police Department and the Perry Memorial Library. The event starts at 5:00 p.m. and will wrap up at about 8:00 p.m. […]


Henderson Optimist Club Respect for Law Banquet

On the night of Tuesday, July 28th the Henderson Optimist Club celebrated the accomplishments of local law enforcement and other public servants. Tommy Farmer, John Pecora, Britt Sams, and other Henderson Optimist Club members presented awards and spoke to members […]


New School Year Starting

According to the Vance County Schools website, the new public school year for 2015-2016 will officially start with the beginning of classes for students on Thursday, August 6, at the Vance County Early College High School located on the campus […]


New Vance Schools Superintendent Starts Aug 1

The Vance County Board of Education Tuesday night, July 21, 2015, voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Anthony “Tony” Jackson as the new superintendent of Vance County Schools. He will begin his duties as superintendent on August 1. Dr. Jackson’s career […]


Vance County Schools – Donations from Staples

The management and employees of the Staples Fulfillment Center on Poplar Creek Road in Vance County have donated approximately $12,000 worth of school supplies to Vance County Schools. Representatives of the school system and Staples are shown in the accompanying […]

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Vance County PAGE Scholarships

The Vance County Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education (PAGE) has announced three graduating seniors from Northern Vance and Southern Vance high schools have been awarded scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. The scholarship recipients are shown in the […]

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Embrace Event Draws Nearly 1,000

Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Embrace Henderson Family Spectacular event at SaddleRock Farm saw nearly 1,000 people in attendance.   850 kids and 125 volunteers, along with numerous area churches, joined forces for the event, which presents The Greatest Story […]


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 […]


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 […]