Entries by WIZS Staff

Nominations open for Small Business of the Year

From the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce is now seeking nominations for the 2015 Small Business of the Year. This award honors a local small business, which provides a critical product or service, fills a void in the business community or has a unique approach to the delivery of goods […]

Upcoming H-V Chamber Ribbon Cutting

From Annette Roberson The Henderson-Vance Chamber announces their continued growth in its membership, with Davis-Royster Funeral Service at 926 South Garnett Street in Henderson.  This new member represents a business that is actively contributing to the success and economic activity of this region. Davis-Royster has not only joined the Chamber but expanded and will be […]

Vance County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Missing Person

Marcus Lamont Fields, age 36, of Poplar Street in Henderson was reported missing on January 2, 2016. His body was discovered in a makeshift grave on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The site where the body was found is located in a wooded area a short distance north of the City of Henderson. An autopsy is […]

H-V Crime Stoppers Issues $2,000 Payout

Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Press Release Since Crime Stoppers was created many years ago, the organization has offered payouts up to and including $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of criminals. Recently, information obtained by the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of an individual that was terrorizing businesses in and […]

Cast, crew announced for VGCC Dinner Theater production

Vance-Granville Community College has announced the cast and crew for “Deathtrap,” a comedy-thriller that will be the college’s fourth annual Dinner Theater event. The dinner theater is scheduled for the evenings of Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29, in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. […]

VGCC welcomes “Thomas Jefferson” for lecture series

Vance-Granville Community College’s Arts and Sciences division is offering a spring lecture series with a distinguished guest speaker, former President Thomas Jefferson — or, to be exact, Bill Barker, the critically acclaimed resident “Mr. Jefferson” at Colonial Williamsburg, Va. The public is invited to attend the Jefferson presentations, as are VGCC students, faculty and staff. […]

Local Chick-fil-A owner starts new VGCC Scholarship

Josh Towne, the franchised restaurant owner/operator of the Chick-fil-A in Henderson, has established a new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship. When fully endowed, the “Chick-fil-A of Henderson Academic Achievement Scholarship” will be awarded to VGCC students meeting certain academic requirements. A New Bern native, Towne has lived in Henderson since moving in 2005 to become the […]

Chris Chung Delivers Chamber’s Keynote Address

Christopher Chung, the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, was the keynote speaker of the 2016 Henderson-Vance Chamber on Commerce banquet held on Thursday, February 4th. Chung is a graduate of The Ohio State University, and previously served as the President and CEO of the Missouri Partnership from late 2007 […]