Entries by John C. Rose

Fire at Former J.P. Taylor Company Location on J.P. Taylor Road

Revised and posted at 2:15 p.m. Friday About 10:30 this morning, a fire broke out on J.P. Taylor Rd. at the location that was once J.P. Taylor Company. The vicinity of 800 J.P. Taylor Road is now a scrap or salvage yard. The Rev. Ricky Easter of Victory Baptist Church was across the street, and […]

VGCC Protocols Help Maintain Safety

Campus safety is a priority at all educational institutions. Thursday morning at Vance-Granville Community College, the protocols in place helped maintain safety and order on the main campus in what was a real situation that turned out to involve a BB gun. Law enforcement responded to the Poplar Creek Road location shortly before 9:30 a.m. […]

Community Yard Sale Aug. 5 a Chance to Get and Give

The Abria’s Chase Foundation and the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Vance Class of 2023 are sponsoring a community yard sale this Saturday. Join in Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 205 Dabney Drive. Stephanie Tolbert told WIZS the Leadership Vance Class wanted to help.  “When we visited them, their story […]

Roses on Dabney Drive Closing Because of Lease

Roses Discount Stores will continue to serve the Henderson area as a retailer at its Garnett Street location. The Roses on Dabney Drive will continue to operate with its same store hours through September 30. However, the Dabney Drive location will then close. A pair of corporate executives spoke to WIZS News Wednesday, and the […]

Estate Sale in Henderson Fri-Sun, July 14-16

SPONSORED: A three-day estate sale takes place this week at the home of Bill Mast, who died in May 2022. Mast founded Mast Drug Company in Henderson in 1962 and developed it into a successful chain of retail drug stores. He was born in the mountains of North Carolina, but found his way to Henderson […]