Entries by WIZS Staff

VanGuarantee Continues to Shine in National Spotlight

— courtesy VGCC The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees celebrated news from President Dr. Stelfanie Williams that the college’s VanGuarantee scholarship continues to gain national attention. The announcement was made on Nov. 20 at the board’s bi-monthly meeting on the Main Campus. The trustees also welcomed two new board members and heard the results […]

Kedecia Stewart of Pinkston Street, North Central Region Teacher of the Year

— courtesy Vance County Schools Kedecia Stewart, a teacher at Pinkston Street Elementary School, has been named the North Central Region Teacher of the Year. The announcement was officially made today at a school-wide assembly at Pinkston Street, where Stewart teaches math to fourth and fifth graders. Stewart also is the 2017-2018 Vance County Teacher […]

Franklin Correctional Employee Charged With Smuggling Contraband To Inmate

— Courtesy Office of the Sheriff Franklin County On October 19, 2017, a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Unit was dispatched to Franklin Correctional in Bunn, reference a report of an employee smuggling contraband in to an inmate. The case was assigned to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit and a criminal investigation was initiated. As a […]

South Granville (@SGHSVikingFB) at North Davidson

— by Jeff Jenkins, WIZS Friday, November 24, 2017 — South Granville is still alive in the 2AA East bracket of the playoffs, after defeating outclassed West Craven in Creedmoor last Friday night by a lopsided 50-12 final score. Meanwhile, 1A Granville Central was soundly trounced in its playoff game 45-0, leaving the Vikings the lone […]

Rabid Skunk (Beaver Creek Lane)

Vance County Animal Control contacted WIZS News with the following: ANIMAL SERVICES RESPONDED TO A CALL ON 11/15/2017 IN REFERENCE TO A POSSIBLY RABID SKUNK ON BEAVER CREEK LN OFF OF SOUTHERLAND MILL RD.  THE SKUNK WAS SENT OFF FOR TESTING AND HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR RABIES. AT THIS TIME, ANIMAL SERVICES IS ASKING TO […]

Officer Involved Shooting Follow Up

Press Release Henderson, NC- On Saturday, November 18, 2017, the District Attorney’s Office was contacted by Chief Marcus Barrow of the Henderson Police Department, regarding an officer involved shooting. Chief Barrow asked for our assistance in requesting the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) conduct an investigation into the incident. The SBI promptly arrived and began processing […]

Shooting; Police Take Enforcement Action; Suspect Sought

Press Release from Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow Today, Saturday November 18, 2017, Officers of the Henderson Police Department were handling a Domestic Juvenile call within the 400 Block of Orange Street. While officers were in the yard speaking with the family gunshots were heard in extremely close proximity. In visible sight of their location, […]

Vance County Early College High School Applications

— courtesy Vance County Schools Our Vance County Early College High School is now accepting applications from current eighth-grade students to attend the school for the 2018-2019 school year. Students who attend Early College have the opportunity to complete their high school education and two years of college coursework at no cost to them. The […]

Franklin County Commissioners Named Commissioners of the Year

– Press Release Board Recognized for Outstanding Support of Education Franklin County, November 14, 2017: Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners were recognized this evening as Commissioners of the Year by the North Carolina School Board Association (NCSBA). The award was presented at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro as part of the 48th Annual Conference […]