Entries by WIZS Staff

Franklin County Names Public Utilities Director

Franklin County, August 8, 2017: Franklin County has selected Christopher Doherty to serve as Public Utilities Director effective August 21, 2017. Mr. Doherty has served as Superintendent for the South Florida Water Management District from May 2012 until March 2017. Prior to working for South Florida Water Management District, Mr. Doherty served as Public Works/Utilities […]

Granville County Swears in New Superintendent

At the beginning of their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 7, 2017, the Granville County Board of Education held a special ceremony for the official swearing in of Dr. Alisa R. McLean as Superintendent of Granville County Public Schools.  On hand to observe her taking the oath of office were Dr. McLean’s family, friends […]

Microsoft Office training courses scheduled at VGCC

Microsoft Office software training courses are set to be offered soon at Vance-Granville Community College, and grant funding from the NC TechHire program can help eligible area residents pay for them. These courses are offered in a “hybrid” format, with some coursework online and some on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. The “Microsoft Office […]

State Highway Patrol Investigates Louisburg Fatal Collision

RALEIGH – On Friday, August 4, at approximately 9:34 a.m., the State Highway Patrol responded to a multi-vehicle collision on US 401 near NC 56 in Franklin County. A 2001 Volkswagen passenger vehicle, operated by Samar Ferd Jurdi, 20, of Raleigh, was traveling south on US 401. A 2016 Nissan passenger vehicle, operated by Chastity […]

Oxford Prep Students Personalize Parking Spots

The final year of high school has already begun for the Oxford Prep Class of 2018. Once again, Griffin seniors joined together on a weekend in early August to personalize their senior parking spot. Friends, brothers and sisters, parents and others join with the seniors to spend a weekend painting their own design creations on […]

NC Army National Guard Deactivation of the 1132nd Military Police Company

RALEIGH, N.C. – As part of a nationwide U.S. Army and National Guard force reduction/reorganization plan, the North Carolina Army National Guard will deactivate the 1132nd Military Police Company, at its headquarters in Rocky Mount, on Sunday, Aug 6, 2017. The deactivation of the 1132nd has been planned for over a year. Approximately150 soldiers are […]

Operation Summer Magic Results in Six Arrests in Franklin County

RALEIGH – Nearly 40 law enforcement and probation/parole officers, as well as support staff from state, local and federal agencies, joined forces this week for Operation Summer Magic, an enforcement operation that served outstanding criminal warrants and conducted compliance checks on high risk and violent offenders on probation and parole in Franklin County. “Law enforcement […]

Newly Hired Correctional Officers to Get Training More Quickly

Department Implements New Approach to Correctional Officer Training  RALEIGH – In an effort to improve safety at state prisons, the Department of Public Safety is launching a new approach to train newly hired correctional officers more quickly. New officers will begin basic correctional officer training at the start of their second week on the job, […]

ICYMI: N.C. SBI and Virginia State Police Coordinate Marijuana Eradication Operation

RALEIGH – A joint North Carolina-Virginia marijuana eradication operation July 25-26 yielded more than 800 plants seized in Granville, Vance and Warren counties. Two stolen vehicles were recovered as well. On the north side of the state line, the Virginia State Police seized 25 plants and 20 guns. Charges are pending on one individual.  North Carolina’s […]

Taylor New Eaton-Johnson Principal

— courtesy Vance County Schools Students, parents and members of the community will have an opportunity to meet Travis Taylor, the new principal at Eaton-Johnson Middle School, on August 10. The school is hosting meet-and-greet sessions entitled, “Tea with Taylor,” on August 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone should […]