Entries by WIZS Staff

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 […]

Henderson PD Press Release

Press Release- February 2, 2016 Members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Section executed a search warrant at 420 Birch Street on Monday, February 1, 2016. As a result of the search, officers recovered a quantity of heroin and a stolen firearm. Orlando Gibbs, 41, 420 Birch Street, Henderson was charged with trafficking heroin, […]

Granville Sheriff’s Office Release

The Granville County Sheriff’s Office has recently made the following arrests: Stephen Wade Padgett Arrested early Saturday morning, charged with 3 counts Breaking and Entering and property damage on Cash Rd. and one count of Obstruction. $80,000 bond Gary Midgette Charged with indoor marijuana grow operation and manufacturing non tax paid liquor. $25,000 bond.

WIZS Marketing Press Release

Kevin Bullock, Senior Marketing Consultant at WIZS radio, has successfully met the requirements to earn the designation of Certified Radio Sales Manager (CRSM) as certified by the Radio Advertising Bureau. The CRSM designation is awarded to managers who have completed a comprehensive training program and successfully passed a final exam that tests their knowledge and […]

Henderson PD Press Release – Drug Bust

Press Release- January 15, 2016 On Thursday, January 14, 2016, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit and the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant at 1442 Perry Avenue. Officers recovered heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine during the search. Daronte Hawley, 27, 1442 Perry Avenue, Henderson was charged with […]