Entries by John C. Rose

The Local Skinny! April 15; Small Biz Summit on Agriculture

VGCC to hold Small Business Summit focused on Agriculture Vance-Granville Community College will present the 9th Annual Small Business Summit, entitled “Ag Alternatives & Legacy Farms,” on Thursday, May 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This event will provide attendees with a day of agriculture education and information sharing, including discussions of niche farming, […]

Bike Ride and Chicken Plates to Benefit Families

Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame has provided WIZS News with a one-sheet flyer explaining there is a “benefit bike ride for the families of Captain Michael Davis and Trooper Brent Montgomery” coming up. All bikers are invited. May 1 is the date, and the Roses Parking Lot on Norlina Road/North Garnett Street is the place.  […]

New Solid Waste Site Open on Warrenton Rd.

As County Manager Jordan McMillen explained in an email to WIZS News, work at Vance County’s newest solid waste site on Warrenton Road has wrapped up.  He said the final punch list inspections were completed last week. And the target date for opening the new site of today, April 14, was met. McMillen wrote, “This […]

Smart Start Children’s Services Information Drive Thru Wednesday

Garry Daeke, development coordinator, FGV Smart Start informs WIZS News the organization is holding a children’s services and information drive thru. He said in an email, “Parents with young children can easily and safely access information by driving by our tents. Car seat installation/appointments will also be provided on site.” And it’s right away, Wednesday, […]

Donate Old, Functioning Laptops to HTI

HUBZone Technology Initiative (HTI) is collecting working laptop computers to convert to Chromebooks. There are several drop-off sites in Henderson and the surrounding area that will be accepting donations through April 22. Drop-off sites in Henderson include: HTI office – 208 N. Garnett St, Suite F, Wed-Fri 10 a.m. to noon Restoring Bodies and Minds […]

Vance, Granville 6 Percent Behind NC for Full Vaccinations

Each year National Public Health Week, which is always celebrated the first week of April, has bookends, but the latest battle for public health workers hasn’t yet reached its conclusion as Covid continues. Granville Vance Public Health Director Lisa Harrison, in a weekly email she provides like clockwork, wished a happy National Public Health week […]