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OCS to hold 2017 rules meeting and banquet

Attention All Competitors in ALL Divisions: The 2017 Rules Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 18th at 1:30pm. V-8 Cars: Late Model & Limited Sportsman & Street Stock will meet @ 1:30pm. All 4 cylinder divisions will meet at 2:30 and […]


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 […]


VGCC Women’s Volleyball season ends with historic ‘firsts’

For the Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards, the 2016 women’s volleyball season will long be remembered as historic. VGCC compiled a winning record (14-8) in the regular season, reached .500 in conference play (6-6), and won a match in the postseason […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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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 & […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


UNC-Chapel Hill posts response to NCAA’s amended notice of allegations

(Full Release With Additional Links) (Chapel Hill, N.C. – Aug. 2, 2016) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released its response to the NCAA’s amended notice of allegations resulting from a joint investigation of past academic […]


UNC-Chapel Hill will submit and release NCAA response Aug. 1, 2

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – July 22, 2016) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will respond to the NCAA’s amended notice of allegations on Aug. 1 and post a public copy Aug. 2 on the Carolina Commitment website […]


Bob Harris to Retire as Voice of the Blue Devils

DURHAM, N.C. – Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Harris, the “Voice of the Blue Devils” for the past four decades, will retire from his post following the 2016-17 men’s basketball season.  Harris, who will retire as the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer […]


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H-V Rec Softball – Cosmos vs Wolfpack


H-V Rec Softball Cosmos vs Eagles 5-10-16


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Northern Vance Baseball Team Thanked

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



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016 CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina junior forward Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the 2016 NBA Draft process and return to UNC for his senior season […]

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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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2016 ACC NFL Draft Notes

The 2016 NFL Draft kicks off tonight at 8 p.m.  Check out these #ACCFootball draft notes supplied by @theACC. In last year’s NFL Draft, the Atlantic Coast Conference had nine players chosen in the first round, which tied for the […]


Kersey Coordinator of BB Officials @theACC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2016 @theACC http://theacc.co/mbb16kersey0419 ACC NAMES BRYAN KERSEY COORDINATOR OF MEN’S BASKETBALL OFFICIATING GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that long-time collegiate basketball official Bryan Kersey has been named the league’s Coordinator […]


Brunnhoelzl Wins NWSMT Race; Thaxton, Bowling Split LMSC Twinbill

George Brunnhoelzl III picked up his second win of the season on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Saturday afternoon, winning the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway. The West Babylon, New York resident took the lead from Andy […]


Allen to Return for Junior Season #GoDuke

April 6, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore All-American Grayson Allen will return to Duke University for his junior season in 2016-17, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Wednesday. In 71 games in a Duke uniform, Allen has averaged 13.1 points, […]

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Orange County Speedway Media Day 2016 Press Release

Welcome to Orange County Speedway. We are starting our 10th season under the current management, and are pleased to announce exciting renovations that are underway. The main office is being renovated as well as the souvenir stand. OCS will have […]


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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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 […]


Bowling Sweeps South Boston Speedway Opener

Matt Bowling had a big day in Saturday’s season-opening Danville Toyota NASCAR Whelen Late Model Twin 100’s racing program – a very big day. The defending South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division champion swept […]


VGCC Vanguards to play JV Tar Heels at Dean Dome

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


Beverly returns to leading role with Vanguards

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

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NV / SV BB a Dead Heat

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

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UNC vs Clemson; ACC Champ

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


VGCC Vanguards lose three, look to bounce back in Vanguard Night rivalry game

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team came up short in three recent games, all by margins of 10 or fewer points. Traveling to Laurinburg to take on the St. Andrews University JV squad on Nov. 16, the Vanguards […]


VGCC Vanguards 2-2 to start basketball season

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team won their first two games of the 2015-16 season before dropping the next two to nationally-ranked opponents. VGCC kicked off the regular season with a 67-57 victory over conference rival Wake Tech […]


UNC ACC BB Favorite

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (theACC.com)– North Carolina will enter the 2015-16 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league’s  annual “Operation Basketball.” The Tar Heels, who return four starters from last year’s […]


VGCC announces 2015-16 Vanguards Basketball schedule

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team is scheduled to play at least 30 games during the 2015-2016 season, including 12 home games. This is the program’s third season under the leadership of head coach Michael Woody. The Vanguards […]

Vance-Granville Basketball Ready for 2015-2016 Season

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

VGCC defeats Central Carolina in women’s volleyball match

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

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Triangle Teams Rack Up

Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week Duke leads the way with three selections following win over Georgia Tech GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Duke leads all schools with three student-athletes receiving Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the […]


Preview: Optimist Bowl

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

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ACC Football Games Will Include Medical Observer

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – When Atlantic Coast Conference teams kick off their football seasons later this week, additional sets of safety-conscious eyes will watch intently from on high. As announced by Commissioner John Swofford at the ACC Kickoff on July […]


“SportsMayhem” Programming Note

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


VGCC Names New Director of Student Activities & Athletics

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

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Duke FB Depth vs Injuries

August 11, 2015 DURHAM, N.C. – Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe announced on Tuesday that redshirt junior running back Jela Duncan will be out of action indefinitely after suffering a partially torn right pectoral muscle during Monday’s morning practice.  […]

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CARS Tour Race at Orange County Speedway

Rougemont, NC There was a time when stock car auto racing was so popular that a touring division known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series thrived at local short tracks across the east coast. However, in recent years, NASCAR and […]


Vance County Friday Night Football is on the air…

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