Entries by Kelly Bondurant

Community Partners of Hope Provide Men’s Shelter Updates

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer for Hire Community Partners of Hope, operators of the local men’s homeless shelter currently located in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church in Henderson, have recently shared shelter updates with WIZS. Shelter Updates: Kaine Riggan, Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission director, is currently searching Henderson for a suitable space to […]

Henderson Family YMCA Changing Pay Structure; Planning Annual Campaign

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer for Hire Under the leadership of CEO Paul Ross, the Henderson Family YMCA recently underwent a voluntary association audit and assessment aimed at uncovering ways the organization could better respond to the unique socio-economic challenges of the local community. The YMCA’s Membership Committee began reviewing membership structure and pricing last […]

Multiple Projects on the Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Director’s Plate

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer for Hire Demolition, banners and a full-time contract were just a few of the items Downtown Development Director Kaine Riggan presented to the Vance County Board of Commissioners at Monday night’s meeting. As Riggan stated during Wednesday’s WIZS TownTalk segment, he reminded the commissioners what a resource the Downtown Development Commission […]

Water Planning Committee Seeks Self-Sufficiency in Customer-Friendly Incentives

At Monday night’s Vance County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Water Planning Committee discussed its plan for self-sufficiency for the county water system by presenting two possible incentives focused on the goal of attracting a new customer base. The first incentive called for “forgiving” the outstanding balance of availability customers once they have been connected […]

Highlights from the 80th Annual Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Banquet

The 80th annual Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce banquet, presented by Duke Energy, was held Thursday, February 1 in the Civic Center of Vance-Granville Community College. Highlights included: Kristen Boyd of Aycock Elementary School was recognized as Vance County Schools Principal of the Year. Jacqueline Batchelor-Crosson of Pinkston Street and L.B. Yancey elementary schools was […]

9/11 Survivor Joe Dittmar Speaks at Henderson-Vance Chamber Banquet

(If you would like to hear Joe Dittmar’s full speech at the H-V Chamber Banquet, please click here.) By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer for Hire Joe Dittmar, a survivor of the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, served as the keynote speaker at the 80th annual Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce banquet held February […]

Thomas “Tommy” Hester, Jr. Named 2017 Citizen of the Year

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer for Hire Thomas Hester, Jr., lifelong Henderson native, Vance County Commissioner and local businessman, was named Citizen of the Year at the 80th annual Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce Banquet held in the Civic Center of Vance-Granville Community College on Feb 1. The 2016 Citizen of the Year recipient Pete O’Geary […]

Consolidation Conversations Well Underway for Vance Co. Middle and High Schools

By: Kelly Bondurant, Freelance Writer for Hire Community conversations regarding the potential consolidation of Henderson and Eaton-Johnson Middle Schools and Northern Vance and Southern Vance High Schools began last Thursday, January 25 and continue through the end of February. The Vance County Board of Education, Superintendent Anthony Jackson and school system staff are seeking community […]