Entries by Kelly Bondurant

New Salvation Army Facility to Focus on Local Youth

The Salvation Army is in the planning phase of building a new facility on Ross Mill Road in Henderson with a focus on serving youth in the five-county area. The facility will be located on a 40-acre lot near the new Mako Medical Laboratories facility and new Vance Charter School location. Captain Rick Langley with […]

Veterans Dog Walk at Vance Co. Animal Shelter

The Vance County Animal Shelter, located at 1243 Brodie Rd in Henderson, will host a Veterans Dog Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The public is welcome, with veterans and first responders strongly encouraged to attend. Participants will be walking and interacting with selected shelter dogs in an effort […]

Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week: April 23 – 28, 2018

The Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week is being held in conjunction with the state-wide litter sweep week Monday, April 23 through Saturday, April 28. Terri Hedrick, chair of the Vance County Appearance Committee, was recently on air to encourage all citizens of Vance County to spend time outdoors this week improving the community by cleaning […]

Vance County Senior Center Provides Important Services for Ages 55+

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer/Editor for Hire The Vance County Senior Center located at 126 S. Garnett Street in downtown Henderson hosts a variety of activities and programs for a growing senior population. According to Juan Jefferson, director of operations for the Senior Center, “The aging population in Vance County is exploding.” Jefferson said this […]

Parenting Education Opportunities in Vance County

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer/Editor for Hire Tonya Smith, program coordinator with Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. (F-V-W), and Jean Bell, parenting education coordinator with the Cooperative Extension Center, were recently on air to discuss parenting education opportunities in Vance County. April’s designation as National Child Abuse Prevention Month makes this a great time to spread the […]

Narcan Kits Distributed in Vance Co. to Help Battle Opioid Crisis

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer/Editor for Hire Earlier this week, community members and leaders gathered at the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library in Henderson for a Town Hall meeting and to assemble Narcan kits, the treatment used to counteract a life-threatening opioid overdose. A total of 700 kits, including a dose of the Narcan intranasal […]

Infinite Possibilities, Inc. Offers Support/Advocacy for Victims of Abuse

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer/Editor for Hire Infinite Possibilities, Inc, an advocacy group for victims of abuse, was recently on air to discuss the organization’s services and to announce upcoming events. Founded in 2009 by CEO Kanika Turrentine, the agency provides advocacy, acts as a resource center and provides a safe haven for those who […]

Shepherd Youth Ranch Provides Equine Therapy to Local Children

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer/Editor for Hire Shepherd Youth Ranch, located in Creedmoor, NC, pairs rescue horses that have experienced abuse and neglect with children who have also experienced trauma. Founded by Ashely Boswell in 2004, the program relocated from just outside of Charlotte, NC to Creedmoor seven years ago to provide local youth with […]

Henderson Police Chief Barrow, District Attorney Waters Discuss Recent Homicides, Issues Facing Police Department

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer/Editor for Hire Henderson Police Chief Marcus W. Barrow and District Attorney Michael D. Waters, with the 9th Judicial District, recently spoke on-air with WIZS to provide updates on their respective offices and discuss the recent uptick in homicides in Vance County. According to Barrow, the most recent homicide cases, which […]