Entries by WIZS Staff

Little Free Libraries Pop Up Around Henderson

by Garry Daeke FGV Smart Start has started the Little Free Library program as a way to promotion reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the community.  It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where people share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free […]

VGCC Pharmacy Technology students train foster parents

Students in the Pharmacy Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College recently helped provide important training to Granville County foster parents. Under the supervision of Pharmacy Technology Program Head Dr. Erica Fleming, students conducted medication management training, which is a state requirement for family foster home licensing, at the Granville County Department of Social Services (DSS). […]

Troxler to host Food Safety Forum

RALEIGH – Helping small farms prepare for new federal food safety rules will be among topics covered at the 13th annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum on Aug. 15 at the State Fairgrounds. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will host the event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Expo Center. It is open to farmers, […]

VGCC Franklin Campus salutes Child Care Center graduates

Six new graduates of the Child Care Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus were honored in a ceremony on July 12 as they prepared to enter kindergarten. The students were Cody Collier of Henderson; Arianna Abbott, Colton Leonard, Joshua Stallings and Aiden Zalewski, all of Louisburg; and Chase Snelling of Youngsville. Welcoming remarks […]

Scammers Targeting Local Businesses

Please help us spread the word about a scam targeting our community. Someone using the number (919) 277-0344 is calling Oxford residents claiming to represent the Oxford Fire Department and claiming they are raising money for our schools. This is a scam. Do not provide them with any personal or financial information. If you received […]

Henderson Optimist Club Hosts Annual Respect for Law Enforcement Banquet

On July 25th the Henderson Optimist Club held their annual Respect for Law Enforcement Banquet at the Henderson Country Club. Representatives were on hand from the Henderson Police Department, North Carolina Highway Patrol, Henderson Fire Department, Vance County Fire Department and EMS, Vance County Animal Services and the Kerr Lake Park Rangers to receive awards […]

Watercolor class offered at VGCC Main Campus

Artist Stephen Filarsky of Franklinton will teach a Watercolor class at Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus this fall. The class is scheduled for Tuesdays from 9:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., Sept. 5 through Dec. 12, in room 5224 (Building 5). While Filarksy will be concentrating on watercolor techniques, he will also be instructing students in […]

Twenty One graduate from EMT-Paramedic training at VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College honored 21 students who completed the college’s Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program in July. The graduates included Idabelle Proffitt of Bullock; Annie Wilbourne of Bunn; Kizer Blackburn of Durham; Chris Milton of Epsom; Ashley Denton, Nikki Henderson, Daniel Null, Jonathon Pulley and Dillon Thomas, all of Henderson; Taylor Abbott of Kittrell; Destanie Fisher […]

2017 Leadership Vance program comes to an end

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce has fifteen graduates from this year’s annual Leadership Vance program. Leadership Vance is designed to create a group of informed and dedicated leaders who will contribute to the community.  The program is organized into twelve sessions which began on February 7 with an orientation breakfast at Vance-Granville Community College and […]