Entries by WIZS Staff

VGCC Uses Federal Dollars Earmarked To Pay Unpaid Student Bills

Vance-Granville Community College cleared unpaid balances for 261 of its students who attended between Spring 2020 and Summer 2021, to the tune of $153,332.14. VGCC, like other colleges across the state, applied money from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to provide financial relief to students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is important for […]

Tobacco Research Referendum Vote Set For Nov. 18

Vance County tobacco growers can cast their vote at the local cooperative extension office on the Tobacco Research Referendum, which will be held on Nov. 18, 2021. Paul McKenzie, agriculture extension agent for Vance and Warren counties, explained the referendum in a written statement to WIZS News. McKenzie said the referendum is being held to […]

Suspects Arrested; Believed that 4,400 Dosage Units of Heroin Seized

— Vance County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On the 2nd day of September 2021, members of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested the following: Amon Rashad Smith, age 24, of Henderson, NC, charged with Trafficking Heroin; Possess Stolen Firearm; Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. Smith’s […]

Single Gunshot Wound to Chest Kills Victim

UPDATE: 09-07-21 Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame issued the following press release September 3 to update this matter. On August 27, 2021, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Crowder Lane regarding gunshots fired. Once at the scene, Vance County Patrol Deputy identified the victim as Trevon Wynn who was pronounced dead at the […]

Latest Local Virus Data as of Friday, Aug 27

— courtesy of Granville-Vance Public Health In the past 7 days, there have been 127 new cases in Vance County, a 51% increase from the previous 7 days. The percent positivity rate in Vance County is 5.2%. According to the CDC Data Tracker, there is high community transmission in Vance County. In the past 7 […]

Siplen Arrested, Charged with First Degree Murder

— Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame Press Release The Vance County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Suzette Siplen for the First Degree Murder of Xavier “Peter” Vann. Vann was located in the front yard of his residence located at 1609 Nicholas Street, Henderson N.C., on the morning of the 5th day of August […]