Entries by WIZS Staff

Vance Co. Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrests in Heroin Trafficking Cases

-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office On Monday, May 20, 2019, Lagarris Alexander Peace was arrested at North Pine Street and Harriett Street, Henderson, NC 27537. Peace was part of an on-going drug trafficking investigation that involved Homeland Security Investigation (Norfolk) Virginia and Raleigh, NC along with the Vance County Sheriff’s Office and NCSBI. Peace […]

Location Change for Vance Public Safety Meeting on Fire Matters

-Information courtesy Kelly H. Grissom, Executive Assistant/Clerk to Board, Vance County Board of Commissioners The Vance County Public Safety Committee (Brummitt, Faines, Wilder) is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 6 p.m. to discuss volunteer fire department matters. Originally scheduled to be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, the meeting will now be […]

Granville Athletic Park Reaches 15-Year Milestone

-Press Release, Granville County Government On May 21, 2004, Granville Athletic Park (GAP) was dedicated to the citizens of Granville County after a hard-fought battle to keep out a hazardous waste incinerator. Fifteen years later, the GAP is now the area’s largest recreational area and environmental preserve, serving as a “third home” for thousands of […]

Local Youth Ages 4-12 Needed for Competitive Football League

-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center The 2019 East Wake Football League is a competitive football league for youth of Vance, Warren, Franklin and Granville counties. Participants will learn the skills and rules of football. Team tryouts will be conducted and participants will be placed on teams by […]

Perry Memorial Library Gearing Up for Youth Summer Reading Program

-Information courtesy the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library and www.perrylibrary.org Join the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library for the annual Summer Reading program June – August 3, 2019! The Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration, featuring “the amazing, out-of-this-world teacher” Steve Somers, will be held Saturday, June 15 at 12 p.m. Summer Youth Programs  Totally Tweens – Ages […]

H-V Rec. & Parks Youth Cheerleading Registration Begins June 3

-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks announces that youth cheerleading registration will be ongoing from Monday, June 3 until Sunday, August 4, 2019. Register at Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Road, Henderson. Registration fee is $40 – $30 for those that played softball […]

VGCC Graduates 15 Cadets in 108th Basic Law Enforcement Training Class

-Press Release, Vance-Granville Community College Fifteen cadets graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Vance-Granville Community College in a ceremony held May 14 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. After passing the state certification exam, all are authorized to work in any law enforcement agency in North Carolina. Honored […]

City of Henderson Announces Memorial Day Sanitation Schedule

-Information courtesy Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, City of Henderson, NC The City of Henderson’s Sanitation Division will not work on Monday, May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day. Yard Waste, Recycling and Curbside Materials for Monday, May 27 will be collected on Tuesday, May 28. Please note that this is for Yard Waste, Recycling and […]

Dedication Ceremonies Being Held for New Dog Park, Renamed Rollins Ave. Park

-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Facilities Supervisor, Aycock Recreation Center You are invited to join the Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department for the dedication ceremonies for our new dog park, Pawesome Park, and the newly renamed Rollins Avenue Park, formerly known as Jaycee Park, on Friday, May 24, 2019. The dedication ceremony […]