Entries by WIZS Staff

Nominations Requested for Granville’s 2019 John Penn Citizen Award

— Information courtesy Granville County Chamber of Commerce | Ginnie Currin, Executive Director ~ 919-693-6125 ~ [email protected] The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s Recognition Committee announces that the committee is accepting nominations for the 2019 John Penn Citizen of the Year Award.  This prestigious award, named for Granville County’s signer of the Declaration of Independence, is presented at the Chamber’s […]

Vance Co. Board of Education Meeting Rescheduled for Mon., Dec. 17

-Information courtesy Terri Hedrick, Public Information Officer, Vance County Schools The Vance County Board of Education meeting, originally scheduled for December 10, has been rescheduled to Monday, December 17, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the school system’s Administrative Services Center. The public is invited to attend. To view the meeting’s agenda, please click here.

Jamil Lewis, of Henderson, Sentenced for Possession of Firearm by Felon

-Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced JAMIL HASSAN LEWIS, 37, of Henderson to 63 months’ imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release. LEWIS was charged in a one-count indictment filed […]

Rebuilding Hope Looks Back on Year of Upgrades, Looks Forward to Future Projects

-Information courtesy the Rebuilding Hope, Inc. Dec. 2018 Newsletter Improvements to our buildings this year enable us to serve our communities more efficiently. “Since we moved into our new location in early 2017, we’ve known that improvements and changes to the facilities would be needed,” says Rebuilding Hope coordinator Randolph Wilson. “The new location, the […]

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 […]