Entries by Kelly Bondurant

Community Workforce Solutions Helps Disabled Find Employment, Independence

Sandra Waverly, job coach with Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CWS) in Henderson, was the guest of honor on Thursday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program. Founded in 1964, CWS is a private non-profit organization located at 602 S. Garnett Street in downtown Henderson. Formerly known as Raleigh Vocational Center, Inc., the organization changed its name […]

Breakfast Event Aims to Educate Community on Homeownership

Sherenia Branche, local realtor, was on Tuesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the upcoming Home Buyers Breakfast event being held Friday, May 17, 2019, at Golden Corral, 103 N. Cooper Dr. in Henderson. Taking place from 9:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the event aims to educate the public on the home buying […]

Local Chambers Recognize 2018 Small Business of the Year Recipients

The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Franklin, Granville and Warren County Chambers and the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center, hosted the seventeenth annual Small Business Luncheon at the Henderson Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The 2018 Small Business of the Year award recipients included Holland Industrial, Vance County; US […]

Short: Unpredictability of Recent Hurricanes Shows Need for Early Preparations

Brian K. Short, director of emergency operations for Henderson-Vance County Emergency Operations, was on Thursday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss North Carolina’s upcoming 2019 hurricane season. All week long, WIZS, in conjunction with NC Hurricane Preparedness Week, has brought listeners and online viewers hurricane safety tips courtesy Short and the Emergency Operations […]

Local Author Opens Book & Gift Store in Downtown Henderson

Angie Ellington, local author and owner of the recently opened Calico Paw Books & Gifts in downtown Henderson, was the guest of honor on Tuesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program. Located at 131 S. Garnett St. across from the former Wildflower Café building, the independent book store held its grand opening on Friday, April […]

Jones Talks Search for Next H-V Chamber President, Opportunities

Vanessa Jones, interim president for the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, was on Thursday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss how the Chamber has fared since the resignation of former president John Barnes in February. “Things are going very well,” said Jones. “We have a great, well-trained staff that keeps operations moving along smoothly.” […]

130 Vance Co. Educators Expected to Attend State Rally; Schools Closed May 1

Educators and school staff from across North Carolina will gather at a planned protest in downtown Raleigh on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The N.C. Association of Educators’ Rally for Public Education participants will ask legislators for increased funding for the hiring of additional support staff, the reinstatement of retirement health benefits and advanced degree compensation […]