Entries by WIZS Staff

Community Leaders Visit Vance Co. Public Schools During ‘Community to Schools’ Event

-Press Release, Vance County Schools Vance County Schools hosted another “Community to Schools” event on Friday, December 7, with community leaders visiting four of our local public schools to learn more about what educators and students are working on during a typical school day. Superintendent Anthony Jackson and other key school system leaders escorted the […]

Reverse Raffle Raises $6,000 for ‘Shop With A Cop’ Event

-Information courtesy the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Thanks to the support of the local community and area businesses, it’s time to “Shop With A Cop!” A total of $6,000 was raised during a Reverse Raffle held at Henderson Country Club in November. Over the next two weeks, area law enforcement officers will take several underprivileged children shopping […]

Watkins Volunteer Fire Depart.’s Pancake Dinner to Benefit Raegan Owen

-Information and flyer courtesy the Watkins Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook Page The Watkins Volunteer Fire Department will be holding an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Dinner on Friday, December 14, 2018,  from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost for the meal is $7. All proceeds benefit Raegan (Rae Rae) Owen. Raegan is the 10-year-old daughter of Randy and Debbie […]

Perry Memorial Library Adding New Programs to Winter Youth Lineup

-Information courtesy the Perry Memorial Library website Winter youth programs will begin at Perry Memorial Library, 205 Breckenridge St., Henderson, on January 2, 2019, and run through April 30, 2019. December is a youth program planning month. Youth activities for January – April include: Mother Goose Storytime (ages 2-5)  – Mondays at 11 a.m.  *NEW* […]

Grace Ministries Now Accepting New & Gently Used Items for Toy Drive

Grace Ministries is holding their Second Annual Toy Drive now through Friday, December 21. Please donate new or gently used toys at 1501 Raleigh Rd. in Henderson. The toy giveaway will be held at Rebuilding Hope, Inc., located at 414 Raleigh Rd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 22. For additional information, […]

Save the Date: MADD to Hold Next Meeting Jan. 22; Volunteers Needed

-Information courtesy Lisa Horton, Vice President, MADD The next MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) meeting will be held on Monday, January 22, 2019, at the “Old Court House” in Henderson, NC on Young St. at 6 p.m.  Please join us in the Commissioners Meeting Room upstairs! Our Local MADD Chapter is in need of the […]

Duke Energy Outage & Safety Info

From Duke Energy Progress Safety reminders · If you plan to use a generator due to a power outage, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure safe and proper operation. Operate your generator outside. Never operate it inside a building or garage. · Don’t use grills or other outdoor appliances or equipment indoors for space heating […]

State of Emergency Declared for Vance County; Area Braces for Inclement Weather

Updated – 12/07/18: You may report weather delays and cancellations by email to [email protected] or by text at 432-0774. Delays and cancellations will be posted on WIZS’ Facebook page. Henderson Mayor Eddie Ellington and Archie Taylor, chairman of the Vance County Board of Commissioners proclaimed a State of Emergency for the City of Henderson and […]