Entries by Kelly Bondurant

Vance Co. Commissioner Tommy Hester Announces Plan to Run for NC Senate

THIS STORY IS PRESENTED IN PART BY DRAKE DENTISTRY Thomas “Tommy” Hester, Jr., lifelong Henderson native, long-serving Vance County Commissioner and local businessman, has announced that he will file for the NC Senate District Three seat in the 2020 election. The filing period begins Monday, December 2, 2019. NC’s third district is currently represented by Democratic […]

Town Talk 11/11/19: Upcoming Veterans Dog Walk ‘Therapeutic’ for Dogs, Participants

THIS STORY IS PRESENTED IN PART BY DRAKE DENTISTRY Mark Ferri, veteran and Vance County Animal Shelter volunteer, was on Monday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the shelter’s upcoming Veterans Dog Walk event. The event – Paws, Tails and Boots – will be held at the shelter, located at 1243 Brodie Rd. in Henderson, on […]

Town Talk 11/06/19: Grace Ministries Seeks to Feed 6,000 for Thanksgiving

100.1 FM / 1450 AM WIZS; Local News broadcasts M-F 8am, 12pm, 5pm Jamie Elliott, founder of Grace Ministries in Henderson, was on Wednesday’s segment of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the organization’s 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Drive. Elliott, who described himself as a recovering addict, began Grace Ministries as a way to reach those […]

Town Talk 11/04/19: VGCC President Talks Reorganization, Power of Partnerships

100.1 FM / 1450 AM WIZS; Local News broadcasts M-F 8am, 12pm, 5pm Dr. Rachel Desmarais, president of Vance-Granville Community College, joined WIZS on Monday’s edition of Town Talk to discuss college reorganization, expanded community outreach and enrollment growth. The recent hiring of Jerry Edmonds as VGCC’s Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Engagement […]

Town Talk 10/29/19: Infinite Possibilities Offers Local Help to Domestic Violence Victims

100.1 FM / 1450 AM WIZS; Local News broadcasts M-F 8am, 12pm, 5pm In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, WIZS has featured advocacy groups and individuals on Town Talk each Tuesday in October. To complete the series, Erin Carter, Victim’s Advocate with Infinite Possibilities, Inc., was on Tuesday’s edition of the public affairs presentation […]