Entries by John C. Rose

New DHHS Secretary

Governor McCrory Appoints Brajer Secretary of DHHS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           919-814-2100 Wednesday, August 5, 2015                         […]

City of Henderson Committees

Volunteers Needed –The City of Henderson has Committee openings that need to be filled. You can help. These openings are for City Committees that usually meet once a month to (1) Hear citizens’ concerns and complaints (2) Review pending changes and make recommendations to the City Council (3) Make plans for upcoming events/organize subcommittees or […]

TownTalk Tribute to Dr. Franklin Mills

HENDERSON- Dr. John Franklin Mills, age 61, a resident of Henderson died Monday, July 27, 2015 at his home. Born April 30, 1954 in Vance County, he was the son of the late Dr. Randolph Dennis Mills and Marion Callaway Mills. He graduated from Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Dr. Mills […]

Dog Flu in North Carolina

WIZS is an affiliate of the North Carolina News Network, and NCNN programming can be heard hourly, Monday-Friday from 5:55am until 4:55pm.  NCN News is also available on WIZS Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. A highly contagious canine flu virus that blanketed the Midwest in the spring made it’s way to North Carolina in July. […]

June Employment Figures Released

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in June, decreased in four counties, and remained unchanged in one county. Graham County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.3 percent while Buncombe County had the lowest at 4.7 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases. Among the […]

Vance Board of Commissioners Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Vance County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Monday, August 3 at 6:00pm.  The Commissioners meet the first Monday of each month in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room, 122 Young Street, Henderson, NC. On the agenda: County-wide water planning committee reports including wrap up of Phase 1, information about five […]

Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society

The Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society is having a new volunteer orientation session on Sunday, August 2nd from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.  (Event info)  The event will take place at 165 US-158 Bypass in Henderson, a building owned by Charles Boyd Chevrolet. RCAPS is a group of volunteers who banded together in 2011 with a dedication to […]

Hurricane Awareness

The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues until November 30th. Are you prepared? The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1st of each year and ends on November 30th.  The Vance County Office of Emergency Operations wants to make sure that you and your family are prepared for whatever this season brings our way. Tropical cyclones […]

New Teacher Welcome Bags

Your help is needed to welcome new teachers to Vance County!  The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce is putting together new teacher welcome bags.  Snacks, gum, candy, water bottles, notepads, pens, pencils, coupons etc. are just a few of the things needed to pack in the bags. The H-V Chamber is seeking enough items to pack 140 bags. These […]

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 are also broadcast live on wizs.com. Northern Vance High School and Southern Vance High School […]