Entries by John C. Rose

Town Talk: City Budget Unanimous; Water Line Replacements in Earnest

The Henderson City Council met Monday night. The fiscal year 2019-2020 budget passed according to Councilman William Burnette. City Manager Frank Frazier said the budget’s approval was unanimous. It totals $42,270,030. No property tax, sewer or regional water increases were adopted. However, as proposed, a water rate increase of 2.5% was included. Another matter was […]

First Class of VCHS Vipers Graduate

— information courtesy of Vance County Schools The first graduating class of Vance County High School received diplomas Saturday morning during the Commencement Exercise. The event was held in the gymnasium at Vance County Middle School, the same facility that hosted the last countywide graduation in 1990.  The spring of 1990 saw the final graduating […]

City Council’s Boards and Commissions Committee

— courtesy of the City of Henderson and City Clerk Esther McCrackin The Henderson City Council’s Boards and Commissions Committee will meet on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to consider applications for various citizen committees. The […]

Rain Water Causes Franklin County Wastewater Discharge June 8, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Franklin County Public Utilities experienced a discharge of untreated wastewater from the Youngsville Regional pump station in Youngsville. The spill was a result of rain on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The spill occurred at 11:45 AM and discharged until 3:20 PM. The discharge of wastewater was estimated to be 5,700 gallons and it […]

NWS – Severe Weather Possible – 5/31/19

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect Until 11:00 p.m. – click here According to the latest National Weather Service briefing – click here – there is an enhanced risk for severe weather this afternoon and evening. The threat of severe weather is increasing across central NC. The greatest threat is from Durham and Southern Pines south […]

Sunset Gardens – 2pm Sunday – Memorial Day Service

WIZS has been asked to announce: Sunday, May 26, a Memorial Day service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Gardens Cemetery to remember and honor persons who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The cemetery address is 3174 Hwy 158 Business in Henderson. Service site is on your immediate right as […]

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 […]

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 […]