District Attorney’s July 2017 Schedule



Mon, July 3 Warren Trial Court (Rozier) – Fuller, Raymond

Franklin District Court (Keith) – Gardner, Roberson

Vance District Court (Burnette) – Erdmann, Watson/Hargrove

Granville District Court (Davis) – Gregory, Dickerson

Granville County Clerk’s Office Hours, Attorneys, 2:00-4:00 pm – Gregory


Tues, July 4 Holiday


Wed, July 5 Granville District Court (Stevenson) – Erdmann, Dickerson

Granville Juvenile Court (Burnette) – Putney

Warren District Court (Davis) – Louis, Raymond

Granville County Clerk’s Office Hours, Public, 2:00-4:00 pm – Putney

Franklin Trial Prep – Gardner, Gregory


Thurs, July 6 Franklin Juvenile Court (Keith) – Putney

Vance District Court (Stevenson) – Pelfrey, Watson/Hargrove

Granville Dispo Court (Thompson) – Sellars, Louis, Erdmann, Dickerson, Brickhouse

Franklin Trial Prep – Gardner, Gregory


Fri, July 7 Vance Juvenile Court (Thompson) – Louis

Franklin Trial Prep – Gardner, Gregory


Mon, July 10 Franklin Trial Court (Gray) – Gardner, Gregory, Johnson

Granville Trial Court (Hight) – Waters, Capps, Garrett

##Franklin District Court (Stevenson) – Louis, Roberson

Vance District Court (Burnette) – Sellars, Watson/Hargrove

Granville District Court (Thompson) – Erdmann, Dickerson


Tues, July 11 **Franklin District Court (Thompson) – Louis, Sellars, Roberson

Vance District Court (Stevenson) – Fuller, Watson/Hargrove

Warren Juvenile Court (Davis) – Putney


Wed, July 12 ##Granville District Court (Stevenson) – Louis, Dickerson

Warren District Court (Burnette) – Erdmann, Pelfrey, Raymond


Thurs, July 13 Vance District Court (Wilkinson) – Erdmann, Watson/Hargrove

Warren CMS Prep – Fuller


Fri, July 14 Warren CMS Prep – Fuller


Mon, July 17 Warren CMS Court (Rozier) – Fuller, Pendergrass, Raymond

Franklin District Court (Davis) – Gregory, Roberson

Vance District Court (Burnette) – Putney, Watson/Hargrove

**Granville District Court (Stevenson) – Sellars, Dickerson

Vance CMS Prep – Pelfrey, Erdmann, Louis


Tues, July 18 Vance Probation Court (Rozier) – Gregory, Pendergrass

Franklin District Court (Stevenson) – Sellars, Roberson

Vance District Court (Davis) – Louis, Fuller, Watson/Hargrove

Granville Juvenile Court (Burnette) – Putney

Vance CMS Prep – Pelfrey, Fuller, Erdmann, Louis

Vance County Clerk’s Office Hours – Attorneys – 2:00-4:00 pm – Gregory


Wed, July 19 Vance CMS Court (Rozier) – Pelfrey, Fuller, Erdmann, Louis, Pendergrass, Allen

Granville District Court (Burnette) – Sellars, Dickerson

**Warren District Court (Stevenson) – Putney, Raymond

Vance County Clerk’s Office Hours – Public – 2:00-4:00 pm – Gregory



Thurs, July 20      Vance CMS Court (Rozier) – Pelfrey, Fuller, Erdmann, Pendergrass, Allen

Franklin Juvenile Court (Davis) – Gregory

Vance Dispo Court (Stevenson) – Sellars, Putney, Louis, Watson/Hargrove

Franklin County Clerk’s Office Hours, 2:00-4:00 pm – Gregory

Franklin CMS Prep – Gregory


Fri, July 21 Franklin Dispo Court (Stevenson) – Fuller, Erdmann, Gregory, Tart, Roberson

Franklin CMS Prep – Gregory


Mon, July 24 Franklin CMS Court (Rozier) – Gardner, Gregory, Pendergrass, Johnson

Franklin District Court (Keith) – Sellars, Roberson

Vance District Court (Thompson) – Pelfrey, Watson/Hargrove

Granville District Court (Davis) – Fuller, Dickerson

Granville CMS Prep – Sellars, Putney


Tues, July 25 Franklin CMS Court (Rozier) – Gardner, Hunter, Pendergrass, Johnson

Franklin District Court (Stevenson) – Louis, Pelfrey, Roberson

**Vance District Court (Keith) – Erdmann, Watson/Hargrove

Warren Juvenile Court (Davis) – Fuller

Granville CMS Prep – Sellars, Putney


Wed, July 26 Granville CMS Court (Rozier) – Sellars, Putney, Pendergrass, Garrett

Granville District Court (Stevenson) – Gardner, Gregory, Dickerson

Warren District Court (Keith) – Fuller, Raymond


Thurs, July 27 Granville CMS Court (Rozier) – Sellars, Putney, Pendergrass, Garrett

Vance District Court (Stevenson) – Gardner, Watson/Hargrove

Vance Trial Prep – Pelfrey, Fuller


Fri, July 28 Vance Juvenile Court (Thompson) – Putney

Vance Trial Prep – Fuller


Mon, July 31 Vance Trial Court (Hobgood) – Pelfrey, Fuller, Allen

Franklin District Court (Burnette) – Gardner, Roberson

Vance District Court (Davis) – Putney, Watson/Hargrove

##Granville District Court (Keith) – Sellars, Dickerson


**mediator available**

##9:30 am regular docket, PLUS POSSIBLE 2:15 pm DWI docket##

Downtown Henderson Independence Day 2017 set for Saturday July 1st

Downtown Henderson Independence Day 2017 set for Saturday July 1st!

Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. from Rose Avenue, celebration afterwards on Breckenridge Street.

Parade Entry Forms are here:

Free general admission, and free kids activities and bounce houses!

Check out our vendor list at

More vendors are welcome! Fill out our vendor form here:

Seeking Dancers, Bands, Performers, etc for the festivities, please contact Alice Sallins at 252-767-4579.

Peak-Season Kickoff this Saturday at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market

Summer is officially here… and so is your fresh, local summer produce at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market!

Support your local farmers and stop by the VCRFM this week. Summer fruits and vegetables are available at your farmers market now! To celebrate we are going to have our annual PEAK SEASON KICKOFF June 24th! Join us at the VCRFM for the best locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables. Visit with our regular vendors and meet our new vendors.

Maria Parham Health will be offering free blood pressure checks from
9:00 am – 11:00 am

The VCRFM is open Wednesdays and  Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. and features a variety of locally grown produce, bedding plants for the garden including vegetables, herbs, flowers, and shrubs, pasture raised beef, eggs, and handmade crafts.

There will also be canned goods, jams, jellies, salsa & sauces.

Knowledgeable farmers and nursery vendors will be on hand to answer summer planting and growing questions.


Free Zumba & Nutrition Class Thursdays @ 6:00 p.m.  Join the party! Thursdays at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market meet certified nutritionist and Zumba Instructor Rodney Steverson. He will conduct a 30 minute nutrition class and a 30 minute  Zumba class for an hour of fitness fun! Zumba fitness is exercise in disguise. It’s the most fun, energetic, feel good workout that you will ever come across. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. Every class will feel like a party! So – move your feet to the beat and learn what to eat at the market tonight. 
What You Will Find This Week

  • Beef (Saturdays only)
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Black Raspberries
  • Beans – Green, Snap, String & Wax,
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Corn 
  • Cucumbers
  • Cut Flowers
  • Eggs – chicken, guinea hen & duck
  • Garden Plants & Vegetables
  • Garlic
  • Honey & Honey Straws
  • Jams
  • Jellies
  • Lettuce
  • Muscadine Products
  • Mushrooms – Shiitake & Oyster (Wednesdays only)
  • Onions – Red, Yellow & White
  • Peas – Garden
  • Peppers – Green Bell; Gypsy Frying; Jalapeno
  • Potatoes – Red, White & Blue
  • Salsa
  • Sauces
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes – Green, Red & Heirloom
  • Turnips
  • Wine – Red (Saturdays only)

Social Media: For more information about the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, view our website at, plus follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Contacts: Persons interested in selling at the VCRFM may contact:
Market Manager: Tracy Madigan @ 252-598-0814
Extension Agent: Paul McKenzie @ 252-438-8188

Location: The VCRFM is located at 210 Soutpark Dr. Henderson, NC, off Beckford Dr. behind the DaVita Dialysis Center.

VCRFM  is open Wednesdays & Saturdays 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

VGCC Receives Largest Grant in School History

CREEDMOOR, N.C.Vance-Granville Community College today announced it received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software, with a commercial value of $31 million.

The in-kind grant gives students access to the same technology that companies around the world depend on every day to develop innovative products in a wide variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, machinery, shipbuilding, high-tech electronics and many more.

Graduates with this type of software training are highly-recruited candidates for advanced technology jobs.

The in-kind grant was provided by the Siemens PLM Software’s academic program that delivers PLM software for schools at every academic level. Siemens PLM Software is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.

The in-kind grant for VGCC includes Siemens PLM Software’sTecnomatix® portfolio, the industry-leading digital manufacturing software.

This is in addition to a previous in-kind grant that included the company’s Solid Edge® software, an intuitive product development platform for accelerating all aspects of product creation, including 3D design, simulation, visualization, manufacturing, and design management.

Both software packages will be used by students in VGCC’s Mechatronics Engineering Technology degree program.

“Vance-Granville Community College would like to thank Siemens PLM Software for this generous grant of advanced engineering software that enables our students to better prepare for successful advanced technology careers,” said Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of VGCC. “By using the same technology in the classroom that is used by companies all over the world to develop a wide variety of products, our students gain important real-world experience during their studies that will serve them well after graduation.”

“Despite an immediate, critical need for qualified technology-trained professionals in manufacturing, our customers have difficulty finding qualified candidates,” said Dora Smith, global director, Academic Partner Program, Siemens PLM Software. “Working with Vance-Granville Community College, Siemens PLM Software is helping prepare students with the knowledge and experience to fill this skills gap and become highly qualified employees.”

About Vance-Granville Community College
Vance-Granville Community College, one of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System, is the local source for higher education and training in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties, north of the Research Triangle. Established in 1969, VGCC today serves students at four campuses (one in each county of the service area) and online. The college offers more than 40 curriculum programs, as well as occupational certifications, continuing education, adult education, customized training for employers and the first two years of a four-year degree. VGCC’s Mechatronics Engineering Technology degree program is based at the college’s South Campus, located near Creedmoor in southern Granville County. For more information, visit


Legal note

Note: Solid Edge and Tecnomatix are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

Miss Kerr Lake Festival Pageant Returns to Henderson

by Jessica Todd

Henderson, NC – The Second Annual Miss Kerr Lake Festival pageant is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the beautiful McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in downtown Henderson, North Carolina.  The current Miss Kerr Lake, Evan O’Geary of Henderson will be on hand to crown her successor.

Applications are currently being accepted for young women ages 18-24 who live, work, or attend school in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Person, Wake, Warren, Wilson, or Vance County.  Contestants will compete in Lake Wear, Talent, On Stage Question, and Evening Gown and will have a 10 minute private interview with the panel of judges.

The winner of the pageant will be provided a prize package donated by area merchants.  She will spend her year working in and around the Tri-County as an ambassador for Henderson and Kerr Lake.  She will also have the opportunity to advance to the 2018 Miss North Carolina Pageant.

“Evan has done a tremendous job representing the area this year.  We are so excited for another young woman to have the opportunity to make this title her own”  said Jessica Burnette Todd, who serves as the pageant’s Executive Director.

Please contact Jessica Burnette Todd at 252-915-5097 or email [email protected] for information or applications.


Servants on Site Begins Seventh year of Service


by Robert Parham

Rebuilding Hope Inc (RHI) has once again prepared for Servants on Site (SOS) to continue into its 7th year beginning this Sat., June 17th and running through Sat., June 24th.  Individual volunteers and groups from as far as Alabama will once again come together and call Crossroads Christian School in Henderson home.  For the entire history of this event, Crossroads has graciously opened its doors and allowed us to stay there and use their wonderful facilities, and we appreciate it very much.

SOS serves as a tool for churches to mobilize, equip, and disciple students and adults in an evangelistic effort to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  This week will see over 200 youths, chaperons, and crew leaders combine with additional volunteers, runners, warehouse workers, feeding teams, and together, mobilize almost 300 volunteers to donate their time and resources in this unified mission.   We will attempt a total of 21 projects this year in Vance, Granville, Warren, and Mecklenburg counties.  Divided into 15 crews, we will attempt to replace nine roves and construct 12 handicapped ramps.

SOS is an annual 7-day summer mission project for youth (completed grade 6 through college) and adults to work on construction projects for homeowners in our community with immediate needs and limited resources.  Crews leave each weekday morning around 7:00 a.m. for their jobsites, work and minister to the residents and surrounding neighborhood, and at 4:00 p.m., return to the lodging facility in the afternoon for clean up and free time before dinner.  Lunches on site are provided by our sixteen “Sponsor Churches,” whose caring congregations have generously donated food, funds, adult volunteers, and worship ministers to make this annual mission a success.  These churches are of multiple denominations and are spread out through Henderson, Norlina, Oxford, and Creedmoor.

The theme for 2017 is “SCANDALOUS GRACE”, with reference to Romans 5:1-2 and many others.  Grace is God giving us something good that we do not deserve.  Jesus had a scandalous reputation among the Elite in his day for serving the not-so-desirable.  As a Christian today, are we being perceived as somewhat scandalous just for our beliefs?  “Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” Romans 5:2.  We will for this week turn our attention to glorifying God by showing his Grace through Faith, and inviting all to share in salvation through Jesus Christ.  Our continuing effort to keep the local media apprised of the efforts by so many people is simply to exhort even more churches and volunteers to join us, so that together we can continue to reach out in our communities.

Rebuilding Hope would again like to express its appreciation to everyone who has been involved with these uplifting summer mission projects over the last six years.  It is our first year working out of our new facility on Raleigh Road, and we would like to also acknowledge all the generous donations we received throughout these local communities that made it possible.  Thank You!  Together we have made an impact in our community by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not only in words, but in actions.

We would also like to express our appreciation to Central Baptist Church for providing their facilities for breakfast and dinner each night of the week.  Also, beginning Sunday the 18th through Friday the 23rd at 7:10 p.m., all of our teams and volunteers will gather for worship in their sanctuary located on 2574 Ruin Creek Rd. in Henderson.   We would like to invite anyone who would like to, come out and meet our mission participants, join our worship service and experience firsthand what God is doing through SERVANTS ON SITE.  Our hope for this week is that through all those involved, God’s Grace will be visible in these communities, hope replaces despair, and lives will be changed.  Thanks be to God!

HPD Crime of the Month: Robbery on East Parker Street

On June 8th, 2017 at approximately 12:40 a.m. officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 138 East Parker Street in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, Tanya Williams. Tanya Williams stated that she was robbed at gun point by a black male with a black sweat shirt and black pants while exiting her vehicle at the residence. The suspect was 5 foot 9 inches tall with a slender build.  The suspect fled the area on foot.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone should have any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow

HPD Crime of the Month: Robbery at The Scottish Inn

On June 8th, 2017 at approximately 11:23 p.m. officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the Scottish Inn (Room #162) in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival officers met with the victims (Willie Hargrove and Calvin Burton). Both subjects stated that they were robbed at gun point by two black males.  The two suspects left on foot in an unknown direction. The suspects may have left the area in a tan in color 4 door Honda Sedan.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone should have any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow

VGCC Radiography students attend state conference, where instructor receives award

Second-year students in the Radiography program at Vance-Granville Community College attended the recent annual conference of the North Carolina Society for Radiologic Technologists (NCSRT), Inc., at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord.

While at the conference, VGCC Radiography instructor Lewis Daughtry, Jr., was awarded the NCSRT Imaging Professionals for Excellence Award. At each conference, this award recognizes one professional currently working in North Carolina who has made a significant difference to the imaging profession and in the lives of patients, peers, and the community.

Daughtry was secretly nominated for the award by second-year Radiography students for his dedication to the program and its students. “I was surprised and honored when I found out the nomination came from our students,” Daughtry said. “The faculty of the Radiography program at VGCC have a rigorous curriculum to prepare our students for the national registry. To get a show of appreciation from a group that you are challenging to be the best technologists they can be is humbling.”

A resident of Burlington, Daughtry joined the VGCC Radiography program as an instructor in 2013. He continues to also work as a technologist at UNC Hospitals. Daughtry earned his bachelor’s in radiologic science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s in business administration at Elon University. He is credentialed by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

“I enjoy teaching because it is a rewarding way to directly impact my profession,” Daughtry reflected. “The radiography profession gives one limitless opportunities to have a positive impact on patient care, as well as numerous pathways to personal and career growth. I have personally been able to enjoy positions that have ranged from x-ray, MRI, CT, IT, management and teaching, all as a result of having a foundation in diagnostic radiography. Through teaching, I not only give others the opportunity to have a gratifying career in a profession I love, but feel an obligation to give the profession that has been so good to me the best possible technologists to keep the profession strong and continue to elevate patient care.”

“On behalf of the NCSRT, Inc. Board of Directors, I would like to personally thank you for your continued, dedicated service to our profession,” Michelle Walden, a board member and faculty member at Fayetteville Technical Community College, wrote in a message to Daughtry. “You are truly a wonderful role model for your students, peers, colleagues, and friends throughout the profession.”

Also during the conference, VGCC students participated in the Radiography Tech Bowl, a quiz bowl-type event that allows students to test their knowledge of radiography concepts against other schools from throughout the state.

The mission of the NCSRT, Inc., founded in 1939 as the North Carolina Society of X-Ray Technicians, is to give health care professionals the knowledge, resources, and support they need to provide quality patient care. The society works to enhance the delivery of radiologic care and to ensure its safety, quality, and efficiency. NCSRT is an affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Based at VGCC’s South Campus between Butner and Creedmoor, the two-year Radiography degree program prepares graduates to be radiographers, skilled health care professionals who use radiation to produce images of the human body. For more information on Radiography, contact Dean of Health Sciences Angela Thomas at (252) 738-3397.


Interest Meeting Scheduled for American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vance County

Henderson, NC (June 20, 2017)The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is hosting an interest meeting on Thursday, June 29 at 6 PM at Smithfield BBQ in Henderson. They will be discussing ideas for the future of RFL in Vance County and encourage all interested citizens to attend.

The American Cancer Society is also seeking volunteers in Vance County – walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference – to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2018 event.

Relay For Life is a truly unique experience which unites communities to finish the fight against cancer. Volunteer support is crucial to the event and will help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

The donations raised through Relay For Life of Vance County supports the mission of the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.

We are fortunate in North Carolina to have so many great researchers from places like Duke University, the University of North Carolina and Wake Forest University. Through the help of community supporters, the American Cancer Society has been able to fund over $20 million in cancer research in North Carolina.

If you would like to join the Relay For Life of Vance County as a volunteer or team participant, call Jon Charest, Community Manager with the American Cancer Society, at 919-334-5242, or visit

The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit us at