Entries by John C. Rose

Sheriff Brame Gets More Personnel; May Lead To Other Cuts

It’s budget time for Vance County, and the Vance County Board of Commissioners met Monday night and Tuesday night for more than four combined hours in budget sessions. A priority emerged Tuesday night, and that is adding about $250,000 in additional funding to the proposed upcoming county fiscal year budget to provide additional manpower to […]

Current Tradio Items

Wednesday, May 22 Pit/Lab mix puppies, FREE to good homes. Call 252-572-2159 2 1/2 ton central air and heat unit, asking 400.00; Two exercise machines, 25.00 each; call 252-820-9950 2009 BMW 328i, automatic,new tires, heated seats, 68k miles, asking 10,000.00; call 252-432-9936 Surge machine, 100.00; call 252-430-4086   Tuesday, May 21 Bingo marker and bags […]

DSS and Senior Center to former Eaton Johnson Moving Forward

Friday, May 17, 2019 the Vance County Properties Committee, consisting of Vance County Commissioners Dan Brummitt, Leo Kelly and Gordan Wilder, met. Brummitt told WIZS News that the committee voted to move forward with planning for the Vance County Department of Social Services and the the Vance County Senior Center to move to the former […]

Current Public Service Announcements

May Farmers and gardeners are reminded that from April 1st until the end of December, soil samples may be submitted for analysis to the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at no charge. Sample boxes, forms and instructions are available at the NC Cooperative Extension offices in Vance and Warren Counties and provide free […]

Update: No Serious Injuries Reported in Warren Co. Activity Bus Rollover

Warren County Schools’ Assistant Superintendent Dr. Frank Polakiewicz contacted WIZS News Monday afternoon to follow up with information about the Warren County activity bus that rolled over this past Friday afternoon. Injuries were minor to all the occupants of the bus. Dr. Polakiewicz said everyone aboard was transported to nearby hospitals but all were released. […]

More Food Trucks on the Way for Farmers Market

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market will be opening on Saturday, April 27 for the season, according to market manager Tracy Madigan. Following a decision made by the Vance County Board of Commissioners at their Monday night meeting, there will be a greater presence of food trucks at the market this year. Vance County Manager […]

Silver Alert Issued for Margaret Ellis

NORTH CAROLINA SILVER ALERT ANNOUNCEMENT RALEIGH 11:53 PM — The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Margaret Alston Ellis. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Margaret Alston Ellis, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Anyone with […]