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News 12/05/16

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DA Mike Waters welcomes new Assistant District Attorney

District Attorney Mike Waters welcomes new Assistant District Attorney Nicole G. Burnette to his office as of December 1, 2016. Ms. Burnette was born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She attended North Carolina State University on a full […]

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Granville Chamber accepting nominations for John Penn Award

  The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s Recognition Committee announces that the committee is accepting nominations for the 2017 John Penn Citizen of the Year Award.  This prestigious award, named for Granville County’s signer of the Declaration of Independence, is […]

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VGCC Work-Based Learning program partners with Wake Public Defender’s office

Students in the Criminal Justice Technology and Paralegal Technology programs at Vance-Granville Community College recently heard from a guest speaker, who spoke about his work in the justice system and about opportunities to jump-start their own careers while they are […]

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News 12/02/16

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Granville Chamber to Host 75th Annual Banquet

  The Granville County Chamber’s Annual Banquet has been scheduled for Monday evening, January 30th, 6:30 pm in Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus Civic Center. The evening will once again include the presentation of the Chamber’s most prestigious award, the […]

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VGCC Early Childhood program ranked in top 10 nationwide

The Early Childhood Education program at Vance-Granville Community College recently received recognition as one of the top ten best values in its field across the United States. VGCC came in at number eight on the list of the nation’s most […]

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Attention Vance County Seniors and Juniors

Attention Vance County Seniors and Juniors, if you have been asked to participate in a WorkKeys review session please take advantage of it. You have been identified as a CTE concentrator. Congrats! You have an opportunity to earn a nationally […]

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Shooting reported on East Andrews Avenue in Henderson

On November 24, 2016 at approximately 1:12 AM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 614 E. Andrews Ave in reference to property damage to a residence. Upon arrival, officers found that a bullet had traveled through the front […]

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Vehicle B&E Reported at Time Warner Cable in Downtown Henderson

On November 28, 2016 at approximately 10:00 AM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 215 Young St, Henderson (Time Warner Cable) in reference to a vehicle breaking and entering. Upon arrival, officers spoke with an employee who stated […]

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News 12/01/16

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Triangle North Healthcare Foundation endows new VGCC Scholarship

The Triangle North Healthcare Foundation recently endowed a new scholarship specifically designed to support Vance-Granville Community College Nursing students who are enrolled in a new program to complete bachelor’s degrees. In awarding the “Triangle North Healthcare Foundation RIBN Academic Achievement […]

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News 11/30/16

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Oxford Prep to Hold Open House and Shadow Days

Open House on Tuesday 12/6 for Prospective New Families Oxford Preparatory School invites families of prospective students to learn more about the unique offerings of the school. Information sessions will be held at 6:00. Afterwards, tours will be conducted that […]

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Home and Garden Show 11/29/16

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News 11/29/16

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Vance County School Update 11/28/16

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FGV Smart Start Announces New Executive Director

FGV Smart Start, Inc., has announced that Dr. Tony Cozart will be the new executive director. Dr. Cozart is a retired educator, with over 32 years in the local public school systems. He began his career as a teacher and […]

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News 11/28/16

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VGCC trustees approve new Associate Degree in Visual Arts

Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the offering of an Associate in Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts beginning in the fall of 2017 as the trustees met for their bi-monthly meeting on the Main Campus on Nov. 21. […]

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News 11/23/16

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Home and Garden Show 11/22/16

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City Tire Celebrates 60 Years of Business in Henderson

On Friday, November  18th, Mike Rainey celebrated the company’s 60 years in business with family and friends, staff, local officials and business owners and the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce. City Tire has been doing business since 1956, which is before […]

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Agritourism farms hosting fun activities for the holidays

Farms across the state are opening up to visitors for the holidays, offering choose-and-cut Christmas trees, winter hayrides, visits with Santa and other fun activities. “Agritourism is a big part of North Carolina’s $84 billion agriculture economy,” said Agriculture Commissioner […]

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Burning ban issued for 22 additional counties to protect lives and property

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler today banned open burning and canceled all burning permits for 22 more counties in Western North Carolina. Added to the list are Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Cabarrus, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, […]

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News 11/22/16

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Vance County School Update 11/21/16

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News 11/21/16

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Vance-Granville Community Band to present free holiday concert on December 5th

The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform traditional Christmas fare as well as light classical and contemporary favorites during its ninth annual holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson. This will […]

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Community Partners of Hope in Urgent Need of Help

We are in desperate need of volunteers for overnight supervision (9:00 p.m. through 6:30 a.m.). We have 6 peaceful men and we do not want to put them out on the street. Please contact me if you can step up […]

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News 11/18/16

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Christmas with The Embers coming to McGregor Hall Dec 9th

The Christmas holidays will be here before you know it, bringing along aromas of cinnamon and gingerbread, stores packed to the brim with shoppers and plenty of local events to make this season count. So, where to begin? Why not […]

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News 11/17/16

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Public Health Serving You Update 11/16/16

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VGCC SkillsUSA students donate bottled water to hurricane victims

Criminal Justice Technology students at Vance-Granville Community College recently conducted a bottled water drive through the college chapter of SkillsUSA. The service project was designed to assist fellow North Carolinians who suffered shortages of clean water as a result of […]

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Vance County Schools opens Family Resource Center

A grand opening was held during the evening on November 14 to officially open the Vance County Schools Family Resource Center in the Administrative Services Center on Graham Avenue in Henderson. Parents, students, school system officials and community residents attended […]

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Clark Elementary School – Active Shooter Exercise

On Saturday November 19th, 2016 Vance County Public Safety agencies as well as emergency responders from our surrounding counties will be conducting a full scale active shooter exercise at Clarke Elementary School, located at 309 Mount Carmel Church Road, in […]

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McGregor Hall to present “13 The Musical” Nov 18th and 19th

A hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it. This performance has something for anyone who is a teenager, who has been a teenager, or is raising a teenager! Evan Goldman is about to […]

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News 11/16/16

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HPD and VCSO offer Gun Buy Back Program

Our local law enforcement’s “Gun Buy Back Program” asks you to anonymously surrender unwanted and illegal firearms with “No Questions Asked” and receive a Visa gift card in return. Assault weapons will receive a $150.00 Visa prepaid gift card and […]

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VGCC programs receive high national rankings

Three national organizations recently recognized Vance-Granville Community College with high rankings for high-quality, affordable education, offered online or on-campus. The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, recently released its national […]

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STEM Holds 2nd Annual Spanish Spelling Bee

The STEM Early High School in Vance County Schools hosted its second annual Spanish Spelling Bee on November 9, with a student from Henderson Middle School taking top honors. Ximena Rodriguez of Henderson Middle, was the first-place finisher in the […]

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VGCC Bioprocess program moving to Franklin Campus

The Vance-Granville Community College Bioprocess Technology degree program will be based at the college’s Franklin County Campus, starting in January 2017. The program has been located at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County since its inception in January 2006. […]

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News 11/15/16

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Rotary Clubs and Community Volunteers Work to Reduce Hunger

On November 19th the Rotary Clubs of Oxford, Henderson, Roxboro and the Kerr Tar Region are joining together to produce Emergency Food Boxes (EFB) for the food insecure in our area.  The Rotary clubs will be joined by an estimated […]

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News 11/14/16

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Coastal Federal Credit Union Comes to Henderson

Coastal Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a merger with Freedom Credit Union. The merger was official as of July 1, 2016, with branches and systems converting to Coastal between October 28 and November […]

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Two longtime members retire from VGCC endowment board

John K. Nelms and Julia Ann Taylor, both of Oxford, recently announced their retirement from the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Board of Directors, effective in December. Nelms has been on the board of directors since 1978. Among his numerous […]

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Vehicle Stolen from Vance-Granville Community College Main Campus

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, a VGCC student reported to the Campus Police & Security that a blue Jeep Cherokee Sport SUV belonging to the student was left parked in the lot near Building 5 at 8 a.m. and was […]

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Lewis Young Resigns as Coach of Southern Vance Football

Lewis Young, the Head Varsity Football Coach at Southern Vance High School, announced his resignation on Monday, November 7, 2016. He has resigned only as the Head Varsity Football Coach and will continue teaching at Southern Vance High School. Coach […]

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News 11/11/16

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Vance County Announces Keith Duncan as Fire Marshal

Vance County Announces Keith Duncan as Fire Marshal — Press Release Vance County is pleased to announce the hiring of Keith Duncan as the County Fire Marshal beginning on November 14th. In this new position, Mr. Duncan will serve as […]

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News 11/10/16

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Granville Chamber’s Thanksgiving Breakfast to Feature Duke Chapel’s Oscar Dantzler

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Thanksgiving Breakfast is being held Wednesday, November 23, at 7:30 am in the Family Life Center of Oxford Baptist Church, Main Street, Oxford. Bridgestone’s continued sponsorship of this annual event spans 25+ years. […]

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News 11/09/16

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2016 Election Results Live Coverage

Thank you for tuning in to Live Election Coverage on WIZS. Totals from each precinct will be entered as they come in. Refresh this page to see changes in precinct data. 2016 Election Results

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Vance County Announces Keith Duncan as Fire Marshal

Vance County is pleased to announce the hiring of Keith Duncan as the County Fire Marshal beginning on November 14th. In this new position, Mr. Duncan will serve as the county’s liaison to the Volunteer Fire Departments and will be […]

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Home and Garden Show 11/08/16

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News 11/08/16

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Vance County Schools Update 11/07/16

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Vance County Food Giveway Thursday, Nov 10

NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release -­ Monday, November 7, 2016 TIME SENSITIVE 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, November […]

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Express Employment Celebrates 15 Years

The HVCC Board and staff along with the Granville Chamber celebrated Express Employment Professionals 15 years serving the Local Community With a Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, September 22nd at 10:00 AM.  The Oxford Express Employment Professionals office celebrated its 15 […]

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Vance Charter School Celebrates New Location

On Thursday, November 3rd, the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Vance Charter School to celebrate the official opening of their brand-new building, located at 2090 Ross Mill Road in Henderson.  Students & parents, faculty and Board […]

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The Screen Master Celebrates 40 years in Downtown Henderson

A ribbon cutting was held on Friday, October 28th for Screen Master to celebrate their 40-Years in business  in downtown Henderson and membership with the Chamber.  The event was held at their 100 S. Garnett Street location.  They were joined […]

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Vance County Cooperative Extension to host Forest Symposium

Healthy forests provide healthy habitat and healthy profits! Learn how managing the health of your forest benefits wildlife and your bottom line. Come to the Vance County Regional Farmers Market on December 8th for a Forest Landowner Symposium with a […]

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News 11/07/16

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Event Notice from The Masonic Home for Children

The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford is building on the foundations of success.  A master plan has been developed and includes options for service and program development.  You are invited to the Cobb Center at MHCO on Friday 11/11/16 […]

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News 11/04/16

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So-ul Delicious Celebrates Reopening with Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday, November 2 for So-ul Delicious to celebrate the restaurant’s re-opening and membership with the Chamber.  They were joined by the Chamber staff, friends, and family to celebrate their opening.  All guests were treated […]

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Be Aware – Seven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division has collected fines from stores in Chatham, Columbus, Guilford, Mecklenburg, Moore, Pender and Wake counties because of excessive price-scanner errors. “As we get into the holiday season, we want consumers […]

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VGCC Radiography students collect supplies for Hurricane Matthew victims

Students in the Radiography program at Vance-Granville Community College recently answered a call to help those who were devastated by Hurricane Matthew, collecting a massive amount of supplies for the victims in North and South Carolina. VGCC Radiography clinical coordinator/instructor […]

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News 11/03/16

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Upcoming City of Henderson Meetings

The Henderson City Council’s Land Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss property issues. The Henderson […]

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News 11/02/16

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Fire Destroyed 106 Year Old House; Cause Undetermined

The fire that destroyed a local, well-known house and church on North Garnett Street will be listed as having an undetermined origin. City of Henderson Fire Chief Steve Cordell told WIZS News, “We are determined that it’s undetermined.  We know […]

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Papa John’s Delivery Driver Robbed in Henderson

On October 16, 2016 at approximately 9:44 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 1526 Dabney Dr. (Papa John’s) in reference an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers found that a delivery driver for Papa John’s had been robbed […]

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Northern and Southern Vance to host College/Career Days

Vance County Schools is hosting two Career/College Day events, November 9, at Southern Vance High School and November 17, at Northern Vance High School. Both events will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and are open to high school […]

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Community Voices Program Continues Tonight

Community Voices group meets again tonight at 6-8 p.m. at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market for training with Dr, Michelle Eley from NC A&T State University and local facilitators leading the session. Last week, participants worked on listing some […]

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Domino’s Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed in Henderson

On October 12, 2016 at approximately 11:26 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 901 S. Beckford Dr. (Domino’s Pizza) in reference an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers found that a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza had been […]

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Feeding NC Livestock could be an Issue this winter

Flooding in eastern North Carolina and drought in western counties has state agricultural officials concerned about feeding livestock and horses this winter. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is utilizing a website, www.ncagr.gov/hayalert, to help livestock and horse […]

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Vance County School Update 10/31/16

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Overnight Fire Destroys Historic Building

Overnight Fire Destroys Historic Building UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. A house that must be over 100 years old and that was a home place, later a funeral home and a present-day church was destroyed by fire overnight.  It’s historic from a […]

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H/V Chamber and HPD to Partner for Reverse Raffle

Update 11-1-16: Reverse Raffle to benefit Shop With a Cop is THIS Saturday.  Purchase your tickets now and donate items. —————– The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce along with the Henderson Police Department (HPD) are partnering to host a reverse […]

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Local Men’s Homeless Shelter Opens Today

The local Men’s Homeless Shelter opens today for the season, and volunteers are needed immediately for overnight shifts, greeting shifts and to help feed the guests. Community Partners of Hope facilitates the operation of the shelter at The First Presbyterian […]

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News 11/01/16

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Henderson Police Department Needs Your Help

A team of Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on December 4, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Henderson Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. Verification by […]

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Warren County NAACP to Lead March to the Polls

On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. the Warren County Branch of the NAACP will lead a March to the Polls and celebrate their voting rights victory in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. They will be joined by […]

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News 10/31/16

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VGCC announces 2016-17 Vanguards Basketball schedule

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team is scheduled to play at least 28 games during the 2016-2017 season, including 11 home games. This is the program’s first season under the leadership of head coach DeMarcus Oliver.   DATE […]

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News 10/28/16

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VGCC Advisory Committees hold annual meetings

Citizens from Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties came together at the Main Campus of Vance-Granville Community College on Oct. 25 as the college’s advisory committees held their annual meetings. VGCC’s 38 advisory committees are made up of people from […]

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American Cancer Society to hold local Meet and Greet

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vance County to Hold Community Meet & Greet Event on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Maria Parham Medical Center WHAT: Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and community leaders will gather to host a meet […]

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News 10/27/16

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Vance Furniture Celebrates 75 Years with Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, October 25th, Craig Bailey and Sam Harper celebrated the company’s 75 years in business with family and friends, their staff, local officials and business owners and the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce. Through the years, Vance Furniture has faced […]

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News 10/26/16

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Employers connect with students at VGCC Manufacturing Day

Vance-Granville Community College held a “Manufacturing Day” celebration on Friday, Oct. 7, in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. An estimated 275 middle and high school students from Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties attended, […]

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WRAL TV’s Bill Leslie to Perform at McGregor Hall

Take a journey through North Carolina, as well as places like Scotland and beyond, with long-time WRAL News Anchor Bill Leslie. This award-winning North Carolina journalist is also an internationally acclaimed musician, singer and composer who performs across the globe […]

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Mayor Eddie Ellington calls for special meeting

Mayor Ellington has requested a Special Called Meeting of the Henderson City Council for Friday, October 28, 2016 at 12:00 noon.  The purpose of this meeting is to consider a wastewater agreement relating to the ongoing construction project and approving […]

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City of Henderson’s Holiday Sanitation Schedule

Public Notice Sanitation Reminders The City of Henderson Public Services Department Sanitation Division will follow the schedule below for holidays during the month of November & December     Friday, Veterans Day, November 11, 2016 Garbage collection by Waste Industries […]

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Home and Garden Show 10/25/16

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Industrial Hemp Commission to hold first meeting Nov. 1

The N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission will hold its first meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Martin Building at the State Fairgrounds. The meeting is open to the public. The state General Assembly passed legislation in 2015 to […]

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News 10/25/16

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Community Voices Session I

The Community Voices Program kick-off took place last week and was a great start to what we hope will be something wonderful for Henderson/Vance County–citizens working together to build a strong community. Co-sponsored by NC Agricultural & Technical State University […]

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Vance County School Update 10/24/16

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H/V Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress Gallery

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress Gallery.  The community was invited to come out and meet the staff, show their support, and learn all about this local business. The event began […]

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News 10/24/16

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Incident on Main Campus Reported at Vance-Granville Community College

On Thursday September 22nd at around 4:00 p.m., Joshua Abraham Coles, 26, of 11 Delta Place, Henderson was charged with misdemeanor assault on a Government Employee, resisting a public officer, and second degree trespass on the main campus of Vance-Granville […]

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VGCC Women’s Volleyball team honors sophomores

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards women’s volleyball program paid tribute to its sophomore leaders on Oct. 11, just before a match with conference rival Davidson County Community College at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson. The two second-year players rounding out […]

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Allure Xtensions Celebrates H/V Chamber Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, October 13th for Allure Xtensions Hair Boutique to celebrate this new business and membership with the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce.  Friends and family of owner Winter McMannen, chamber staff and local dignitary and […]

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News 10/21/16

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Community Partners of Hope Men’s Shelter

The local, Henderson Community Partners of Hope Men’s Shelter is under new management. Jane King is the volunteer coordinator for the shelter, and she wrote in an email to WIZS News, “We are excited to announce that Darryl Jones and Kenny […]

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Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Needs Assessment

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Needs Assessment The following survey allows Cardinal Innovations to determine what needs the community is experiencing regarding Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Substance Use Disorders.  Please click on the survey links below. An email received recently by WIZS News from Cardinal […]

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News 10/20/16

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VGCC names new coordinator for Student Activities & Athletics

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

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Fall Festival to be held at Vance County Early College High School

The Vance County Early College High School would like to invite the community to attend its annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 28th, at Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center, from 6:00-9:00pm. Families are urged to attend for good food, fellowship […]

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Eaton-Johnson Middle School, VGCC partner to show students pathways

As local educational partners, Vance-Granville Community College and Eaton-Johnson Middle School in Henderson help inspire young students to prepare for higher education. A faculty member recently made a visit to the middle school and brought along an EJMS alumna who […]

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Breaking News in Mysterious Granville County Death

The death of Lillian Terry of Bullock has officially been ruled “asphyxiation from drowning,” according to Granville County Sheriff Brindell B. Wilkins, Jr. and the findings of the Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh. Mrs. Terry’s body was discovered on Saturday […]

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News 10/19/16

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Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 16

County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects have until Dec. 16 to apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. This year’s request for proposals includes statewide general appropriations for traditional farm […]

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October is Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month – Schedule an appointment, and the Henderson Fire Department will conduct a free home inspection for you.  Contact information is below. You may have seen the following announcement from Henderson Fire Chief Steve Cordell.  It […]

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Teachers in Vance County Schools receive new laptops

The deployment of almost 600 new laptop computers to teachers in Vance County Schools began today with teachers from six schools coming to the Administrative Services Center in the afternoon to get their new devices. The teachers were returning their […]

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Home and Garden Show 10/18/16

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Zeb Vance Elementary Celebrates National Grandparents Day

Grandparents of students at Zeb Vance Elementary School were invited to join their grandchildren for lunch in honor of National Grandparents Day. Although the official day is to be observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day, Zeb Vance hosted […]

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Greenglo Daycare Center Celebrates HV Chamber Membership

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Greenglo Daycare Center, Inc. on Monday, October 17th.  The community was invited to come out and meet the staff, show their support, and learn all about their local business. […]

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News 10/18/16

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Surfing the Silver Tsunami

          Surfing the Silver Tsunami Thursday, October 20th the Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging will host an event call “Surfing the Silver Tsunami.” It’s an expo-style event, and you can come […]

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Vance County School Update 10/17/16

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News 10/17/16

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Be safe when cleaning up debris from Hurricane Matthew

As North Carolina residents begin to clean up in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the N.C. Forest Service is encouraging them to remember to be careful when burning debris. The current situation has many roads closed due to flooding and […]

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An update on Sign Regulations from the City of Henderson

Bullet Points Relative to Article 400 Sign Regulations 1). What’s the purpose of the sign ordinance? The purpose of the Sign Regulation of Article 400 is to minimize any detrimental effects of signs on adjacent land uses, and to insure […]

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Vance-Granville awarded $150k for public safety training

The Cannon Foundation Board of Directors recently approved a $150,000 grant to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund to renovate a 3,200-square-foot space on the college’s Main Campus for an Emergency Simulation Lab. The new lab will enable law enforcement […]

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News 10/14/16

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Hurricane Matthew inflicts significant damage on N.C. agriculture

The flood water hasn’t receded yet, but initial reports show that North Carolina’s agricultural industries took a beating from Hurricane Matthew. State ag officials do not have damage estimates, but the 48 counties affected by the storm are some of […]

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Loose Leaf Collection to Begin October 24th for Henderson Residents

Loose leaf collection will begin the week of October 24th, 2016, and will end Mid-January.  This involves the use of a vacuum machine and trucks therefore it is essential that leaves be free of rocks, trash and limbs so that […]

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Carolina Panthers Announce $250,000 in Grant Funding

High Schools in North and South Carolina eligible to apply for funding to replace essentials including athletic equipment and other athletics infrastructure. Carolina Panthers Charities is providing $250,000 in grant funding to assist high school athletic programs in North and […]

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Duke Energy helps Eaton-Johnson Students have fun

The National Theatre for Children, sponsored by Duke Energy, provided two actors to perform several sketches for students at Eaton-Johnson Middle School on October 6. The sketches or skits were entitled “Save the World” and focused on energy conservation covering […]

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Rehoboth United Methodist Church endows VGCC Scholarship

A new scholarship has been endowed at Vance-Granville Community College by Rehoboth United Methodist Church, carrying on the legacy of a Granville County native and educator. The church, located in Vance County between Henderson and Oxford and less than five […]

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Shop with a Cop Returns for 2016

The Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with the Vance County Department of Social Services to assist children and families in the City of Henderson and Vance County during the holiday season through the “Shop […]

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News 10/13/16

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Public Health Serving You Show 10/12/16

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15th Annual Show, Shine, Shag, Dine

Show, Shine, Shag and Dine and East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame October 14th, 15th and 16th, the Vance County Tourism Development Authority presents the 15th Annual Show, Shine, Shag and Dine and The East Coast Drag Times Hall […]

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Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Thanks You for Support

On September 15th The Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers held their annual Awards Banquet at Vance Granville Community honoring “The Best of the Best” in law enforcement.  They would like to thank the following people for being a sponsor for helping make this […]

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15th Annual Corbitt Truck Show

The 15th Annual Corbitt Truck Show and the 15th Annual Show, Shine, Shag and Dine are THIS SATURDAY, OCT 15TH in downtown Henderson. Charles Powell, Curtis Paul, Kenneth Stegall and the entire Corbitt Preservation Association are proud to announce that this […]

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Henderson Rotary Club to raffle new Toyota truck

The Henderson Rotary Club is raffling off a new 2017 Toyota Tacoma truck.  The lucky winner also may elect to instead receive a $20,000 cash award. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward scholarships that Rotary awards each year and […]

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News 10/12/16

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Vance County Appearance Commission seeks your help

  The Vance County Appearance Commission is seeking increased participation from residents across the county in efforts to recycle household items and other materials that can be reused. Local participation in recycling by residents is less than 30 percent across […]

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Murder Conviction in Granville County

Trial in Granville County Superior Court leads to Murder Conviction Oxford, NC– Granville County Criminal Superior Court was held during the week of October 3, 2016.  Superior Court Judge G. Wayne Abernathy presided during the session.  The Office of District […]

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Vance County Cancels School for students on Election Day

The Vance County Board of Education during its meeting Monday night approved the rescheduling of Tuesday, November 8, which is National Election Day, to a mandatory teacher workday with no school for students. It was originally scheduled as a regular […]

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Search Warrant Leads to Drug Arrest

Henderson Police Department Press Release On Sunday, October 9, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant at 1218 Toppleman Street, Henderson.  During the search, officers located and seized 239 bindles of heroin as […]

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Voluntary Water Conservation

UPDATE: NOON Water conservation order has now been lifted per Brian Short, Director of Emergency Operations for Vance County. ************** Henderson is the managing partner of The Kerr Lake Regional Water System, which prepares and distributes clean, fresh water to […]

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Orange County Speedway forced to cancel Tomorrow’s Race

Due to the approach of a strong storm and storms forecast for our area, we have decided to cancel Saturday’s race. We feel that this is the best decision for the competitors and the fans with all the rain & […]

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VCS State of Schools Luncheon

End of Grade Tests Better; Vance Has Exited Low Performance Status; Closing Gap to State Averages; Vance Improving Quicker Than Several State Averages On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Superintendent Anthony Jackson addressed a crowd of about 70 business and community […]

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Midday Thursday Matthew Update Henderson-Vance

Midday Thursday Matthew Update Henderson-Vance Brian Short is the Director of Emergency Operations for Vance County.  Short has provided emergency preparedness teams and local media the latest from the National Weather Service on Hurricane Matthew. Short wrote in an email, […]

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Citizens Needed for “Community Voices” Program

Citizens Needed for “Community Voices” Program Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 6 p.m., a public kick off session will be held at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market located at 210 Southpark Drive in Henderson (off Beckford Drive).  Join in […]

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Event Update for the Masonic Homecoming Festival Starting on Friday

Masonic Homecoming Festival Modifications Due to Hurricane Matthew As of 12pm, October 5, 2016 – In light of the impending weather events and the uncertainty of its impacts on the 2016 Masonic Homecoming Festival, MHCO officials, Alumni Representatives, and members […]

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IT certification courses offered at VGCC through new grant

Information technology training courses are set to be offered soon at Vance-Granville Community College, and grant funding from the new NC TechHire program can help eligible area residents pay for them. These courses are offered in a “hybrid” format, with […]

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Matthew Update: Central NC including Henderson/Vance

MATTHEW UPDATE WEDNESDAY MORNING: Brian Short is the Director of Emergency Operations for Vance County.  When events such as the potential impacts of bad weather and other public safety issues arise, Short sends out information to local preparedness teams, public […]

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Commissioner Troxler urges Ag Emergency Plans

With Hurricane Matthew looking more certain to affect North Carolina, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is urging farmers to have emergency plans in place for their farms and share those plans with workers in advance of landfall. Many crops are still […]

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Henderson PD Press Release: Breaking and Entering at Boost Mobile

On September 22, 2016 at approximately 12:56 AM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 117 Raleigh Rd, Henderson (Boost Mobile) in reference to a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a manager who stated that nothing […]

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Henderson PD Press Release: Shooting in Henderson

On September 16, 2016 at approximately 2:48 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the area of Chavasse Ave and Champion St in reference to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found Freddaire Leemon Hargrove, […]

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Home and Garden Show 10/04/16

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Carver Elementary Celebrates Opening of Multipurpose Room

A ribbon cutting was held on Friday, September 30th for Carver Elementary School as they celebrated their new multipurpose room was officially dedicated in memory of Eddie Wright, the late Vance County Board of Commissioners’ member who proved to be […]

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Hurricane Matthew Update For Henderson Area

Brian Short is the Director of Emergency Operations for Vance County.  When events such as the potential impacts of bad weather and other public safety issues arise, Short sends out information to local preparedness teams, public service agencies and to […]

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Candidates Forum to be held at Granville Expo Center

The Granville County Human Relations Commission, The League of Women Voters Unit of Granville County and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a Candidate Forum. Candidates who have filed for the 2016 November elections have been invited to […]

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New Vance County Animal Shelter Ribbon Cutting

The new Vance County Animal Shelter on Brodie Road in Henderson held an official ribbon cutting on Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. and an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Present were County Commissioners, City Council Members, […]

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Missing Person

Name: Jamya Daniele Yancey Date of Birth: 01/07/2005 Age: 11 Height: 5’1” Weight: 100lbs Last scene on 441 Powel St. Henderson, NC 27536 at 09/28/2016 around 10:00 P.M. If located please contact Detective Phillips with the Henderson Police Department (252)-431-5170

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VGCC presents free seminar to help businesses prepare for holidays

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center, in partnership with the Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission, is inviting local businesses to plan ahead for success in the upcoming holiday season. A free workshop, entitled “Maximizing Sales During the Holidays,” will be […]

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Vance County Friday Night Football is on the Air

Tonight.  Double coverage of Southern Vance hosting Bartlett Yancey and Northern Vance at Southern Durham.  Pregame at 6:45 p.m. following the Joy Christian Center broadcast.  Kickoff at 7 p.m. for NV at SD and 7:30 p.m. for SV vs BY. […]

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Biodiesel 4 Schools donates to Vance County Schools

The Biodiesel 4 Schools Program has donated $460 to Vance County Schools since June. The school system entered a partnership with the program in January of 2015. Dean Price of Green Circle N.C., administers the program that partners with public […]

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Vance County High School Students Attend Local College Fair

Students from the four local high schools attended the annual College Fair held at Vance-Granville Community College on September 21. The two-hour event was held in the morning in the community college’s Civic Center. There were representatives from approximately 60 […]

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Economic Development Update 09/28/16

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Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Garners State Award

Last night at the Daniel Boone Inn in Boone, NC, the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers were presented the productivity award from the North Carolina Crime Stoppers Association. The Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers received this award for their help in continuing to build […]

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Good News: VGCC awarded grant for revamped Male Mentoring initiative

Vance-Granville Community College recently received a $17,234 grant from the North Carolina Community College System to fund the Male Mentoring Success Initiative at the college for the 2016-2017 academic year. All first-year male students at the college will now be […]

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Warren County Farm Tour Oct. 1st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The second annual Warren County Farm Tour will take place on October 1st, 2016, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit selected local farms and learn about the production methods they use to […]

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Educator of Excellence Tracy Thorpe

Vance County Schools has issued the following press release: Tracy Thorpe has been selected to represent Vance County Schools as the Exceptional Children’s “Educator of Excellence” for 2016-2017. Thorpe teaches students with autism at Northern Vance High School. She has […]

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Vance County: “The State of Our Schools”

Public Information Officer Terri Hedrick has announced in a press release that Vance County Schools will host two information sessions open to anyone in our community during the evenings of Thursday, September 29, and Monday, October 3. The sessions, entitled […]

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Friday Night Football 9-23-16 on WIZS

Vance County Friday Night Football 9-23-16: Northern Vance is on the road to Webb in Oxford.  That’s our play by play game of the week on 1450 AM WIZS as well as live streamed on wizs.com and WIZS on Tunein […]

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Henderson Masonic Lodge 229 Fish Fry

Henderson Masonic Lodge 229 Fish Fry continues today until 7 p.m.  Eat in or take out.  $8.00 for freshly fried fish plus potato salad, slaw and hush puppies.  If you eat in, a drink is included. The location is Raleigh Road […]

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The Last Struggle of the Summer: Gas Shortage in NC

“The Last Struggle of the Summer: Gas Shortage in NC” By: Noah Whittacre, WIZS Staff With the summer nearing to a close, we hoped for a smooth ride right on into the incoming fall, but such is not the case, […]

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Gas Flow To Resume

An official webpage for the Colonial Pipeline Company says a 500-foot repair to line one of the pipeline is complete, testing is occurring today, and the line is expected to be operational again Wednesday.  From that point, it will take […]

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School Bus Driver Training Oct 10-12

Vance County Schools will host school bus driver training sessions Monday, October 10, through Wednesday, October 12, at L.B. Yancey Elementary School. Interested persons must attend the training on all three days to receive certification. The training will be for […]

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H/V Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for MARS Petcare Expansion

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Mars Petcare US as they celebrated a $21M investment at an event on September 8th at the Henderson facility. Mars Petcare, one of the world’s leading pet care providers, is expanding support for […]

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H/V Chamber Celebrates Opening of new Flowers Baking Company Location

On Thursday, September 1st, Flowers Baking Company held a ribbon cutting celebration at its new location on 875 S. Beckford Drive in Henderson.  With the help of representatives from the Flowers Baking Company, Vice President of Sales, Tony Ufland, officially […]

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Hendersonians Report Discolored Water

Update 5:40 P.M. Tuesday: The City Clerk, Esther McCrackin, has issued a press release on behalf of the City of Henderson.  It states: “Customers who receive water via the Kerr Lake Regional Water System may be currently experiencing discolored water […]

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Vance County Schools Honors Leaders

Vance County Schools hosted its “Leadership Celebration” in McGregor Hall last night and announced the selection of Linwood Swann of Eaton-Johnson Middle School as the school system’s 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year, Crystal Richardson of Clarke Elementary School as the […]

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Friday Night Football Scouting Reports

  WIZS 1450 AM provides double coverage tonight of Northern Vance hosting Bunn and Southern Vance hosting Hertford County.  All the radio coverage begins at 6:45 and continues until the final play is done.  Everything is On Air and streamed […]

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NC TechHire program launches at VGCC and three other colleges

Vance-Granville Community College and three partnering community colleges formally kicked off a new initiative on Aug. 30, made possible by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that totals almost $4 million. An event to launch the North […]

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Vance County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: Multiple Drug Busts

Sheriff Peter White announces the following arrests by the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit:   Timothy Antonio Perry, Lot 12 Country Lane, Norlina NC Age: 40 Charges: Possession with intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Vehicle […]

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Henderson PD Press Release: Shots Fired at Moving Vehicle on David Street

On August 25, 2016 at approximately 10:30 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the area of 331 Corbitt Rd in reference to a motor vehicle that had been shot. Upon arrival, officers spoke to Jamersira Semaj Brodie, […]

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Henderson PD Press Release: Robbery at Dabney Drive Cruizers Store

On August 14, 2016 at approximately 4:10 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the Magistrates Office in reference an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers found that a Ms. Talaya Rogers had been robbed in the parking lot […]

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Norfolk Wire and Electronics chooses Vance County for Expansion

The Henderson-Vance County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Norfolk Wire and Electronics has selected Vance County to open their expansion operation.  The company is a full-service stocking /distributor of Datacom and Security products.  The company’s headquarters is […]

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Hermine Update (Friday Morning)

Hermine Update (Friday Morning) from the National Weather Service and Vance County Emergency Management Director Brian Short Late Morning Update: The director of Vance County Emergency Management, Brian Short, provided an additional email to the one listed below to local […]

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Optimist Bowl Preview (THURSDAY GAME)

The annual Optimist Bowl is tonight with Southern Vance High School visiting Northern Vance High School for a 7 p.m. kickoff.  Live analysis and play by play coverage begins on WIZS 1450 AM at 6:45.  You can also listen by […]

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Positive News in Vance County Schools Press Release

VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS MAKE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON STATE TESTS, SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADES AND REPORTS THE HIGHEST GRADUATION RATE IN THE DISTRICT’S HISTORY The state of North Carolina formally released accountability data from the 2015-2016 academic year today.  The Vance County […]

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Dream of Vance Animal Shelter Coming True

If the weather cooperates, Vance County Animal Control staff as well as animals will begin to occupy the New Vance County Animal Shelter in a couple of weeks. In an informal conversation, Chief Animal Control Officer Frankie Nobles indicated to […]

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Vance County Woman Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder

From the Office of Sheriff Peter White On Friday, August 27th at approximately 12:40 p.m. deputies with the Vance County Sheriff’s Department received a call to 170 Bill Bragg-Morton Road in Vance County. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Terrance Leneil Williams, […]

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Local Pop-Up Farmers Market Today

As Ardis Crews of Green Rural Redevelopment Organization explains, there is a local pop-up farmers market today (Friday) in downtown Henderson.  The market is along Chestnut Street within sight of the library and the Henderson Police Department.  It will continue […]

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VGCC recognizes 22 Medical Assisting students at Pinning

Vance-Granville Community College held a pinning ceremony for its 2016 Medical Assisting program graduates on Aug. 5 at the college’s Franklin County Campus in Louisburg, where the program is conducted. As VGCC’s program is nationally accredited, the graduates are now […]

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Two Arrested on Federal Gun and Drug Charges

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested two Henderson men on federal gun and drug charges. Antoine Clack, 25, 1218 Topleman Street, Henderson was charged via […]

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Grants Available for Downtown Businesses through Henderson-Vance DDC

The Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission has an Incentive Package available to new businesses locating in downtown Henderson. The package includes: Building Incentive Grant, 10% of building upfit, up to $6,000. Restaurants, 15%, up to $6,000. Façade Incentive Grant, 50% of […]

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Thirteen Graduate from Leadership Vance 2016

Thirteen business leaders graduated Tuesday, August 2nd from the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program during its 27th annual graduation at the Henderson Country Club. Since the program began 27 years ago, over 300 people have graduated from the […]

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Steve Owens and Summertime return for final Meet Me in the Street of the Year tomorrow night

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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MGM Products has selected Vance County for their expansion location

The Henderson-Vance County Economic Development Commission (EDC) is pleased to announce that MGM Products Inc. located in Conyers, Georgia has decided to locate in the Henderson-Vance County Industrial Park as their second manufacturing facility in the United States. They have […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Home and Garden Show 07/05/16

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Public Health Serving You 05/25/16

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NCDA&CS awards agritourism grants to 29 farms

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

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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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Vance County Schools Update 04/25/16

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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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Vance County School Update 04/18/16

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

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

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Henderson Man Arrested on Federal Gun Charges

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

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Clarke Elementary Students Publish Book #VANCECoProud

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

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Ready, Set, Grow!

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

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Superintendent Jackson Implementing Innovation #VANCECoProud

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

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Wendy’s of Henderson to Close: Remodel

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

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Henderson Native Tremendous Asset to UNC

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

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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. […]