Entries by Kelly Bondurant

Planning Board Denies Request to Restrict Downtown Business Hours

In a unanimous decision Monday afternoon, the Henderson Planning Board, a recommendation board to the Henderson City Council, denied a requested amendment to zoning ordinance language that would place restrictions on the operating hours of downtown Henderson businesses. The Henderson Police Department, in conjunction with Development Services staff, made the request to restrict hours of […]

Restricting Downtown Business Hours Topic of Today’s Public Hearing

The Henderson Planning Board held a public hearing at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon in the City Hall Council Chambers to discuss restricting hours of operation for nightclubs, taverns, lounges and dance halls in the downtown Henderson business district. The Henderson Police Department, in conjunction with Development Services staff, made the request to restrict hours of […]

Still Plenty of Time for Summer Reading at Perry Memorial Library

Patti McAnally, director of the Perry Memorial Library in Henderson, was recently on WIZS’ Town Talk to discuss current and upcoming library programs, including summer reading. “Although we are currently in the middle of summer reading, there are still a lot of opportunities to get involved,” said McAnally. Parents interested in getting their children involved […]

Downtown Food Truck Vote Has Folks Talking

At Monday night’s meeting, with a vote of 5-3, the Henderson City Council nixed a proposal to allow food trucks to operate in a designated area of downtown Henderson. Gavin Jackson, owner of Gavin’s Grub Hub, proposed parking and serving food from his food truck in the City-owned parking lot at the corner of Garnett […]

Gang Free Inc. Awarded $5K Grant for Community Service

Gang Free Inc., a program focused on reducing crime in Vance County, was the recent recipient of the Coastal Credit Union Foundation’s Hometown Hero Award. One nonprofit organization from each of the 16 counties in North Carolina served by the Coastal Credit Union was selected by the foundation’s committee members to receive this honor. Melissa […]

Dr. Vanessa Wrenn Named Principal of Granville Academy

Dr. Vanessa Wrenn, Ed.D. has been named principal of Granville Academy, a blended learning experience for grades K-12 that allows for on-site and off-site independent studies. Wrenn began her career in education teaching at Riverside High School in Durham and has served as a Career Technical Education teacher and the Director of Technology and Online […]

Vance Co. DSS Provides Much Needed Services to Local Area

Krystal Harris, director of the Vance County Department of Social Services (DSS), was recently on WIZS’ Town Talk to discuss programs offered by the department. According to Harris, services offered by DSS can be classified under one of four areas – economic services, adult services, child welfare services and administration. “People usually think of our […]

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program Now Offered in Warren, Granville & Vance

Mary Cervini, founder of Community Partnership for Pets based out of Western NC, was recently on WIZS’ Town Talk to discuss her organization’s spay/neuter program now offered in partnership with the Warren County Animal Shelter and Warrenton Animal Clinic. With $13,000 ear-marked for Warren County specifically, funding is available to assist qualifying, low-income Warren County […]

Corbitt Preservation Association Still Going Strong

Built in Henderson, NC from 1899 through 1954, Corbitt trucks stood for quality, dependability and local pride. Today, an association over 100 members strong works together to preserve Corbitt’s name, products and property. In 2003, nine individuals “with a vision of history and love for these great vehicles” formed the Corbitt Preservation Association. Since this […]