Entries by Kelly Bondurant

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 […]

‘Prescription Drug Take Back’ Event to Help Community Properly Dispose of Meds.

Lindsey Bickers Bock, health education supervisor with the Granville-Vance Public Health Department, was on Thursday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the Prescription Drug Take Back event taking place in Oxford this weekend. Held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the local event will be […]

Reminder: Arts Alive! to Showcase Student Talent at McGregor Hall This Weekend

The third annual Vance County Schools’ Arts Alive! event will be held at the McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson this Saturday, April 27, 2019. The showcase will feature student talent in a variety of art forms including painting, drawing, dancing, singing and performance. All grade levels will be represented. Parents, students, family, educators and […]

H-V Rec. & Parks Director, Henderson Police Chief Stand Behind Proposed Park

Kendrick Vann, director of Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks, along with Tara Goolsby, facilities manager, and Victor Hunt, program specialist, were on Wednesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss department updates. According to Vann, the Recreation Department is currently working with City of Henderson and Vance County officials to obtain a park and recreation […]

New Location for Tri-County Shrine Club’s Annual Fish Fry

The Tri-County Shrine Club, formerly Henderson Shrine Club, will hold its 56th annual Shriners Fish Fry on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Changing the name to more accurately reflect the members’ residing counties, the Tri-County Shrine Club looks forward to the spring fish fry each year. Treasurer Donald Seifert, who […]

LaRocca, New Director of Communications, Encouraged by VGCC’s ‘Fresh Approach’

Christopher LaRocca, director of communications for Vance-Granville Community College, was the guest of honor on Thursday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program. LaRocca, who joined the college in March after 15 years with Duke University, said his own experience as a graduate of North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, New York made the possibility […]

Westwood Church to Give Away Free Car Easter Sunday!

Phil Collins, senior pastor of Westwood Church in Henderson, was on Thursday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the church’s upcoming free car giveaway planned for Easter Sunday. Formerly known as Westwood Pentecostal Holiness, the church located at 621 US 158 Bypass in Henderson will be giving away a reconditioned 2005 Honda Civic […]

‘Community Voices’ Kick-Off Session Draws Interest; Next Meeting April 30

Turner Pride, County Extension Director with Vance County Cooperative Extension, was on Wednesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the revival of the center’s “Community Voices” program. The community-based program, sponsored by Vance County Cooperative Extension and N.C. A&T State University, helps citizens tackle community issues while developing effective leadership skills. “Community Voices […]