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Vance County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Announces Marijuana Arrest

Sheriff Peter White announces the following arrest by the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit: Timothy Randall Beckham, 560 Little Rosewood Lane, Henderson, NC 27537 Age: 53 Charges: Manufacture of Marijuana and Possession of Non-Tax paid Alcoholic Beverages Bond: […]

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Wineries celebrate N.C. Wine Month in September

Wine lovers will have plenty of ways to celebrate the state’s $1.7 billion wine and grape industry in September during North Carolina Wine and Grape Month. The annual celebration aligns with the traditional harvest season of grapes across the state. […]

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News 08/23/16

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Vance County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Announces Arrests

Sheriff Peter White announces the following arrests by the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit:   Kelsie Jean Lopes, 4320 Perry Creek Trail, Raleigh, NC 27616 Age: 20 Charges: Possession of Heroin, and Maintaining a vehicle resorted to persons […]

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News 08/22/16

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North Carolina State Farmers Market to host Seafood Day August 26th

Shoppers can reel in some fresh N.C. seafood at the State Farmers Market during Seafood Day on Friday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual event will feature free shrimp samples, fileting demonstrations, a fish toss and […]

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VGCC Culinary Arts student reflects on national competition

Dustin Gregory of Oxford, a student in the Culinary Arts program at Vance-Granville Community College, is back on campus after representing not only his school but the entire state of North Carolina in a nationwide competition. Gregory competed at this […]

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News 08/19/16

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Robbery at Kerr Lake Bait and Tackle – Arrests Made

Two individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with the August 9th robbery of Kerr Lake Bait and Tackle on Nutbush Road. Leonardo Martinez, 30, of Cary is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiring to rob […]

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H/V Chamber to Hold Final Meet Me in the Street of 2016 Next Thursday

Steve Owens and Summertime is making a return engagement to the last of our three Meet Me in the Streets. The sounds of summer will certainly be in the downtown area on Thursday, August 25th as we wrap up our […]

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Visitor Spending In Vance Up 4.7 Percent

The director of The Vance County Department of Tourism attributes increased visitor spending to a combination of marketing, a supportive board and successful events. When specifically asked to what she attributed the 4.7 percent increase, Tourism Director Nancy Wilson said, […]

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H/V Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Michael’s Florist

Hendersonians take note:  you now have a new local florist option! On Friday, August 12, Michael’s Florist held a ribbon cutting celebration with the help of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and representatives from the business community.  Michael’s Florist manager Michael […]

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First VGCC student inducted into NC A&T Nursing partnership program

Jonathan Carlock of Henderson made history on Aug. 8, as he became the first Vance-Granville Community College student inducted into the “Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses” (RIBN) program. He and one student each from Davidson County Community College and Guilford Technical […]

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Contemporary Christian Music Legend Sandi Patty Makes Henderson The Only North Carolina Stop On Her Farewell Tour’s Fall Lineup

HENDERSON, N.C. (August 16, 2016)—Legendary contemporary Christian artist Sandi Patty is set to perform at the newly opened McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson, N.C., on September 17th at 7:30 p.m.  The event will be Sandi’s only North Carolina […]

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Upcoming Events for The Vance County Democratic Party

  Vance County Democratic Party leadership has asked WIZS News to publish details of several upcoming events.  The Vance County Democratic Party also maintains a Facebook Page. vancedemocrats@gmail.com   ————————————————— Upcoming Events for The Vance County Democratic Party ————————————————— Sunday, […]

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Night Out Against Crime Is TODAY

The Henderson-Vance Night Out Against Crime is today (Thursday, August 11th) from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Breckenridge Street in Downtown Henderson. The event was rescheduled from its original date because of stormy weather. There will still be event […]

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VGCC dedicates new building on Main Campus

Vance-Granville Community College officially dedicated “Building 10” at a ceremony on Aug. 3, expanding the college’s Main Campus in Vance County to the west side of Poplar Creek Road while providing new space to train public safety professionals and other […]

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Bert Beard Named CEO of Maria Parham Medical Center

Maria Parham Medical Center (MPMC) announced today that Bert Beard has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the hospital, effective August 22, 2016. Beard comes to MPMC from Wilson Medical Center (WMC), a Duke LifePoint Healthcare facility in Wilson, […]

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Granville Chamber to hold Business-After-Hours with local car dealer

Granville County Chamber member Oxford Car & Truck will be hosting the Chamber’s monthly Business-After-Hours Thursday evening, August 25th from 5:30 ‘til 8:30 pm, at their 1010 Linden Avenue, Oxford location.  Owner Eddie Caudle and his staff are looking forward to […]

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H/V Chamber to hold ribbon cutting

Mark your calendar! Habanero Grill Mexican Restaurant is having a Ribbon Cutting.  The community is invited to come out and meet the warm friendly staff, show your support, and learn all about this new local business. The event begins at […]

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Breaking News: Night Out Against Crime rescheduled

The Henderson Police Department has advised us that the Henderson-Vance Night Out Against Crime has been rescheduled for this Thursday, August 11th, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Breckenridge Street in Downtown Henderson. There will still be event cups […]

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Henderson PD News Release

On July 22, 2016 at approximately 11:00 p.m. officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 1041 East Montgomery Street in reference to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found Qualik Shearin, 20, of 1041 East Montgomery […]

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Henderson PD News Release

On July 29, 2016 at approximately 6:36 AM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 1215 Old Norlina Road (Henderson Fruit and Produce) in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers found that an employee, Steven Robert Mustian, […]

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Amnesty for Child Support Awareness Month

WIZS News has received the following information from a Vance County Child Support Enforcement Supervisor.  In addition to the text below in bold, the supervisor said in an email, “Vance County Child Support is celebrating Child Support Awareness Month by […]

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H/V Chamber to hold ribbon cutting for Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress Gallery

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress Gallery is having a Ribbon Cutting.  The community is invited to come out and meet the warm friendly staff, show your support, and learn all about this local business. The event begins at […]

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Breaking News: Henderson-Vance Night Out Against Crime

Due to the storms in the area the “Night Out Against Crime” Event scheduled for this evening, August 2, 2016, has been postponed. Information on another date will be forthcoming. Authority Marcus W. Barrow, Chief of Police

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Night Out Against Crime Is Today

In cooperation with the National Night Out Against Crime, the Henderson/Vance Night Out Against Crime Committee and the Henderson Police Department will be hosting the Henderson/Vance Night Out Against Crime on Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson TODAY, August 2, 2016. The […]

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News 08/02/16

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Sad News – Drowning at Kerr Lake

On Sunday, July 31st at approximately 6:10 p.m., Vance County Deputies received a call about a possible drowning at Satterwhite Point. Upon arrival, it was discovered that Keyon Philippe, age 16, of 208 Coley Road, Henderson had apparently drowned. Philippe […]

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News 08/01/16

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VGCC Scholarship established in memory of nurse Priscilla Brooks

A new scholarship is being established at Vance-Granville Community College in memory of Priscilla Brooks, a longtime licensed practical nurse in Granville County. Brooks passed away suddenly on Jan. 13, 2016, at age 75. “Priscilla was a great nurse and […]

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News 07/29/16

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Granville Sheriff’s Office asks for your help in convict escape

The Granville Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating Stephen Royster Hicks, DOB 11/5/80. Stephen Royster Hicks escaped custody while attending court at the Granville County Courthouse. Hicks is currently serving time for three counts of Larceny of Motor Vehicle, […]

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H/V Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Maria Parham’s New Wound Center

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of The Advanced Wound Center’s new location with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 14 at 4:30pm at their Ruin Creek Road location.  “This is only one of more ribbon cuttings to […]

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High School students explore health and science at two VGCC campuses

High school students from across the region recently attended “Mini-Medical School” camps organized by the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College. The camp was held first in June at VGCC’s South Campus, located between […]

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News 07/28/16

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Vance County Schools Press Release

Vance County Schools For Immediate Release July 27, 2016 A “Meet and Greet” event will be held on Thursday, August 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center at Vance-Granville Community College to provide an opportunity for students, […]

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Kerr Tar Council of Government Update 07/27/16

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Vance County Superior Case Management Court

Henderson, NC– Vance County Superior Case Management Court was held during the week of July 18, 2016. Judge G. Wayne Abernathy of Alamance County presided over the session. The Office of District Attorney Michael D. Waters was represented by Assistant District Attorneys […]

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Home and Garden Show 07/26/16

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VGCC student recognized as a Microsoft Office ‘Master’

Andrew S. Dawson of Henderson recently became the first Vance-Granville Community College student to earn the “Microsoft Office Specialist Master” certification. The certification is awarded to someone who successfully passes a set of certification exams that test proficiency in multiple […]

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UNC Chapel Hill Gives Back, Benefits Vance

UNC Chapel Hill: Giving back to the lower income counties of NC By: Noah Whittacre – WIZS Since 2014 Vance County has been a part of the recently-developed Carolina College Advising Corps program. The program at UNC Chapel Hill was […]

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Vance County Sheriff’s Department Press Release – Large Meth Bust

Sheriff Peter White announces the following arrest by the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit: David Joshua Walker 537 South Cooper Drive Henderson, NC 27536 Age: 25 Manufacturing Methamphetamine Possession of Precursor chemicals for the Manufacture of Methamphetamine Bond: […]

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Vance County Schools Update 07/25/16

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H/V Chamber and HPD to Partner for Reverse Raffle

The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce along with the Henderson Police Department (HPD) are partnering to host a reverse raffle. The event will benefit a program serving local underprivileged children called “Shop With a Cop” along with the Chamber of […]

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News 07/25/16

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VGCC ranked as best online two-year college in North Carolina

Vance-Granville Community College was recently recognized as the top two-year college in North Carolina for online programs, and, in a separate ranking, was named one of the top five two-year colleges in the state for the second year in a […]

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Town Talk 07/22/16

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Henderson City Council Public Safety Committee to Meet

The Henderson City Council’s Public Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss traffic issues.  The public […]

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Electronic Compliance and Dismissal System For Certain Traffic Violations

DA Mike Waters – ecadpressrelease Electronic Compliance and Dismissal (ECAD) quicker and more efficient for citizens Oxford, N.C.- Citizens of Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren Counties can now easily request dismissal of certain traffic violations online with the launch of the […]

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State Farmers Market Looking for Largest Watermelon

The State Farmers Market is looking for the largest watermelon in North Carolina. The public weigh-in and awards ceremony is part of the market’s Watermelon Day on July 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “North Carolina is the eighth-largest […]

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News 07/21/16

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News 07/20/16

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Home and Garden Show 07/19/16

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VGCC Trustees elect Danny Wright as chair; Wester, Seifert reappointed

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees selected Danny W. Wright of Henderson as its next chair, succeeding Deborah Brown, as the board met for its bi-monthly meeting on Monday, July 18, on the college’s Main Campus. Herb Gregory of […]

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News 07/19/16

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Vance County Schools to host Bus Driver Training

Vance County Schools will host school bus driver training sessions Monday August 8  – Wednesday August 10, at L.B. Yancey Elementary School. Interested persons must attend the training on all three days to receive certification. We will only be training individuals to […]

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J.F. Webb High School Campus

Last week, on Tuesday, July 12th, the Granville County Board of Education held a special called meeting to take up discussion about the future of the J.F. Webb High School campus.  Superintendent Dr. Dorwin Howard presented information to the Board […]

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Vance County School Show 07/18/16

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New Teacher Bag Donations

The following from the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce: New Teacher Bag Donations We need your help to welcome our new teachers to Vance County!  Snacks, gum, candy, water bottles, notepads, pens, pencils, coupons etc. are just a few of the things […]

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Warren County Criminal Superior Trial Court

(Full Press Release from Mike Waters) Warrenton, NC- Warren County Criminal Superior Trial Court was held the week of July 11, 2016.  The Honorable Henry W. Hight, Jr., Resident Superior Court Judge, presided for the session.  District Attorney Michael D. […]

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News 07/18/16

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Granville Chamber to host New Teacher Breakfast

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce and Granville Health System are sponsoring the annual New Teacher Breakfast on Friday, August 19th at 7:30 am at Granville Central High School, 2043 Sanders Road, Stem. This event welcomes and recognizes new employees […]

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STEM now accepting applications

Vance County Schools is now accepting applications for STEM Early High School for grades 7 and 8 for the 2016-2017 school year. STEM is an innovative early high school that focuses on science, mathematics, engineering and technology. All students are […]

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News 07/15/16

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NC Teacher Pay To Historic Levels

Press Release — Thursday, July 14, 2016 Governor McCrory Signs Budget Providing Monumental Teacher Pay Increases and Tax Relief for Middle Class Families Monroe, N.C. – Average teacher pay in North Carolina will be more than $50,000 for the first time in […]

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News 07/14/16

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Fourteen graduate from EMT-Paramedic training at VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College honored 11 men and three women who completed the college’s year-long Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program on July 13. The graduates included Michael Hunter Robbins of Bunn; Catherine Garner of Creedmoor; Fuller Caton, Herbert Hill Davis, James Hughes, […]

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New Principal Named at Northern Vance High School

Andrew Markoch has been named as the new principal at Northern Vance High School. The Vance County Board of Education officially appointed Markoch to his new position during a special meeting Wednesday night. Markoch will join Vance County Schools after […]

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News 07/13/16

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Home and Garden Show 07/12/16

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Henderson-Vance Night Out Against Crime

In cooperation with the National Night Out Against Crime the Henderson/Vance Night Out Against Crime Committee and the Henderson Police Department will be hosting the Henderson/Vance Night Out Against Crime on Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson on August 2, 2016. […]

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News 07/12/16

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Breaking News: Vance Names New County Manager

The Vance County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordan McMillen as County Manager effective August 19, 2016. Mr. McMillen currently serves as Deputy County Manager/Director of Planning and Development. Mr. McMillen joined the county staff […]

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N.C. Center for Safer Schools Rolls Out Pilot CIT-Youth Training

Crisis Intervention Team-Youth seeks to improve law enforcement responses to youth in crisis Jul 11, 2016 – Press Release RALEIGH — The N.C. Center for Safer Schools today sponsored the first ever Crisis Intervention Team-Youth training for law enforcement at an all-day […]

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VGCC names 269 students to President’s and Dean’s Lists

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 125 students earned President’s List and 144 students earned Dean’s List academic honors for the spring semester that ended in May. The President’s List recognizes students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) […]

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Blue Alert System To Aid Law Enforcement Safety

Press Release Governor McCrory Signs Legislation to Promote Transparency and Safety for Law Enforcement and the Public Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory was joined by Department of Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry, sheriffs, police chiefs, capitol police, highway patrol troopers, […]

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News 07/11/16

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Mater Matters

Some folks eat tomatoes.  Some eat tomato sandwiches too.  And here in Henderson and other southern areas you often hear tomatoes referred to as “maters.”  For example, a bacon, lettuce and “mater” sandwich. The theme Saturday, July 9 at the […]

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News 07/08/16

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Vance County Criminal Superior Trial Court

(Full Press Release from Mike Waters) Vance County Criminal Superior Trial Court was held during the week of June 27, 2016. The Honorable Cy A. Grant, Sr., Senior Resident Superior Court Judge from Judicial District 6B, presided over the session. Cassandra Ewing […]

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VGCC to offer second Enrollment Day on July 20

Vance-Granville Community College will hold the second “Enrollment Day” of the summer on Wednesday, July 20, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., at all four of its campuses. On Enrollment Day, VGCC counselors and other staff members will be ready […]

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Henderson PD Press Release – Heroin Bust

  On Friday, July 1, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit and Criminal Investigation Division arrested Roslyn Wynn.  Wynn was arrested after a Federal Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment charging Wynn with conspiring […]

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Servants on Site Rebuild Hope in Henderson

Churches and families in Henderson send youth and adult mission teams to all parts of the U.S. and beyond, but last week 200 or so youth and adults poured into Henderson to work, serve and do mission work in this […]

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New VGCC Scholarship established in memory of Sam Watkins

A new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College will honor the memory of longtime Vance County business and community leader Sam Watkins Jr. His son, Trey Watkins of Wake Forest, recently visited VGCC to formally establish the “Sam Watkins Jr. Academic […]

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Downtown Henderson – Mainstreet Marketplace

If you haven’t had the chance to visit Downtown Henderson’s Mainstreet Marketplace, you’re definitely missing out! The beautifully decorated storefront is located at 404 South Garnet Street, aka Main Street, and is filled with handcrafted art pieces made by many […]

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Kerr Tar Council of Government Update 06/22/16

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US Foods supports VGCC Culinary Arts student in competition

US Foods, one of the nation’s leading food service distributors, is supporting a Vance-Granville Community College student in a nationwide culinary competition. Renee Wilder, US Foods territory manager for the region that includes the college service area, recently presented contributions […]

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News 06/22/16

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Home and Garden Show 06/21/16

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Bear Hit By Car In The City Limits of Henderson

For the second time in as many months, a bear has been hit by a car in the Vance-Granville area, and the resulting injuries required that the bear be euthanized.  Unlike last time when the bear involved was hit on […]

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Two Henderson Residents Face Drug-Related Charges

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant at 410 Julia Street, Henderson.  During the search, officers seized a quantity of cocaine, U. S. Currency, pills and a firearm.  Two […]

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$450,000 Grant To Improve Health In Granville

Oxford N.C.  –  The Working on Wellness (WOW) Coalition has been awarded a $450,000 grant over three years from The Duke Endowment to help improve health in Granville County. The WOW Coalition of Granville County is one of five initial […]

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Henderson Collegiate Teacher Charged With Taking Indecent Liberties With A Minor

A former teacher with Henderson Collegiate school was charged by Henderson Police on June 16. Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow told WIZS News, “Trevor Major Rorie of 145 Cambridge Way, Henderson was charged with six counts of felony indecent liberties […]

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Henderson Middle School Uniforms

Students who attend Henderson Middle School will be required to wear school uniforms for the 2016-2017 school year following action by the Vance County Board of Education on June 13. The board approved a recommendation by Superintendent Anthony Jackson that […]

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Community College System’s top honor presented to former VGCC president

Dr. Ben F. Currin, the former president of Vance-Granville Community College, formally received the highest honor bestowed by the North Carolina Community College System, the I.E. Ready Award, at a recent ceremony. Held on May 27 at the Brio restaurant […]

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VGCC student leaders graduate, continuing their education

Vance-Granville Community College recently celebrated the graduation of a number of outgoing leaders in its Student Government Association (SGA), sending many of them off to four-year universities, including Duke, East Carolina, N.C. State, N.C. Wesleyan, NCCU and UNC-Charlotte. Among them […]

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News 06/16/16

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Speedway to Healthy: Take A Walk Through The Human Body

Speedway to Healthy Southern Vance High School June 21-­23, 2016 10am-­3pm Press Release On behalf of Vance/Warren 4-­H, Southern Vance High School, Boys and Girls Club,YMCA, Henderson/Vance Recreation and Parks Department and NC A&T State University Cooperative Extension program, we would […]

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Gov. McCrory Offers Reward

  Governor McCrory Offers Reward in Harnett County Hit and Run Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons […]

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Pendergrass To Attend NC Governor’s School

Connor Pendergrass, a rising senior at Northern Vance High School, has been selected to attend the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s School program this summer. Pendergrass is the only student from Vance County Schools selected to attend the summer residential program […]

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News 06/15/16

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Henderson Man Faces Numerous Charges

Henderson Police Department Press Release On Monday, June 13, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit, Criminal Investigation Division, and U. S. Marshall’s arrested Antoine Clack. Clack, 24, of 1218 Toppleman Street, Henderson was placed in the […]

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City Council Approves New Budget

On Monday night, the Henderson City Council approved the fiscal year 2016-2017 budget. There was little discussion before the final budget of $38,065,594 was adopted.  The budget review process has been underway for the past six weeks. Set was the […]

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Vance County Relay for Life 2016

Friday 3:00 p.m. until noon Saturday — The Vance County Relay for Life 2016 is NOW!! You are encouraged to support this worthwhile community cause with your attendance at Southern Vance High School’s Raider Football Stadium.  42 teams and more than […]

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Vance County Adopts FY 16-17 Budget

This afternoon — Thursday — at 5:00, the Vance County Board of Commissioners met for a budget session and adopted the 2016-2017 fiscal year budget.  The budget will go into effect on July 1, and it passed by a vote of […]

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Budget To Remove Dilapidated Houses

The message “Citizens Aligned To Take Back Henderson, NC” is sending to The Henderson City Council and The Vance County Board of Commissioners is budget to remove jointly owned dilapidated houses.  Concisely stated, that is exactly what the group’s three […]

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Henderson PD Press Release – Shooting

On June 7, 2016, at approximately 7:35 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the area of 201 Harriett Street in reference to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found Troy Person, 52, of Henderson, […]

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News 06/09/16

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McGregor Hall offers opportunity to leave ‘lasting impression’

The Performing Arts Center at McGregor Hall wants you to “leave your mark and ‘Take a Seat.’” In addition to purchasing tickets for events in the new performing arts center, patrons are being given the opportunity to leave a lasting […]

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VGCC to offer Enrollment Day on June 16

Vance-Granville Community College will hold “Enrollment Day” on Thursday, June 16, from 9 a.m. until noon, and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., at all four of its campuses. During those times, VGCC counselors and other staff members will be […]

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Our Local Farmers

The past two segments have taken a look at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market and restaurants in our area that serve locally grown food. In this segment, the focus shifts to a few of the farmers that can be […]

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Severe Thunderstorms Possible Sunday

According to Brian Short, Director – Vance County Emergency Operations, the National Weather Service in Raleigh has indicated the possibility of severe thunderstorms on Sunday. The NWS noon briefing today (Friday, June 3) says, “The main thunderstorm threat will be damaging […]

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#VANCECoProud Graduation Ceremonies Inside

Commencement ceremonies for members of the Class of 2016 at Northern Vance, Southern Vance and Western Vance high schools will be held in the schools’ gymnasiums this weekend. Since each ceremony will be held in the gymnasiums, seating will be […]

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Benchmark Community Bank Holds Grand Opening

Henderson businesses take note:  you now have a new local banking option. On Wednesday, May 25, Benchmark Community Bank held a grand opening celebration at its new office on Graham Avenue across from Ribeyes Steakhouse.  With the help of the […]

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VGCC celebrates Male Mentoring students

The first-ever PRIDE awards were presented as the Male Mentoring program at Vance-Granville Community College recently held an awards ceremony to recognize outstanding students who have participated in the program. The ceremony, held May 2 in the VGCC Civic Center, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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REVISED DATES FOR BUS DRIVER TRAINING

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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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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#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 […]

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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 […]

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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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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Schools

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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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News 12/15/15

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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. […]

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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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News 12/14/15

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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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Home and Garden Show 12/08/15

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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News 12/03/15

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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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FORMER VANCE COUNTY EMPLOYEE SENTENCED

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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News 12/01/15

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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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News 11/30/15

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Home and Garden Show 11/24/15

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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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News 11/23/15

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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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News 11/20/15

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Vance County Economic Development Show 11/18/15

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News 11/19/15

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VGCC and Dill Air Controls Products join forces with Apprenticeship program