Entries by Kelly Bondurant

New Operators Hope to See Increased Traffic at Henderson-Oxford Airport

Chris and Amanda Welsh, with the Henderson-Oxford Airport, were on Thursday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss their recent hiring as the local airport’s newest fixed-base operators (FBOs). Hired in October to manage day-to-day operations such as fueling, hangaring and maintenance, the Welsh family brings a lifelong love for aviation and their years […]

Increased Alzheimer’s Funding, Expanded Research Methods Offer Hope for a Cure

Alice Watkins, a 27-year member of the NC Alzheimer’s Association, called into Wednesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. While only one of several types of dementia, Alzheimer’s is, according to Watkins, “certainly the most prevalent.” Typically affecting those age 65 to 85, the currently irreversible […]

Gang Free, Inc. to Partner With Community Organizations in Toy Drive for Local Youth

Melissa Elliott, Henderson City Council member and founder of Gang Free, Inc., was on Tuesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss her organization’s third annual partnership with other community groups in a toy drive for Vance County children. In collaboration with Franklin-Vance-Warren (F-V-W) Opportunity, Deep South Tattoo and Coffey Bail Bonds, Elliott and […]

Curtis Brame Sworn In as Sheriff of Vance County

(Audio of the entire swearing in ceremony, except the portion for deputies and other staff, can be heard by clicking here.  Sheriff Brame’s first remarks as Sheriff of Vance County are at the end.) (Video of Sheriff Brame being sworn in and outgoing Sheriff White’s final remarks can be seen at facebook.com/wizsradio and by clicking here.) […]

Five-County Aging Agency Offers Chronic Pain/Disease Management Classes

Representatives from the Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments (KTCOG) were on Tuesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the Area Agency on Aging’s evidence-based chronic pain and disease management programs. The KTCOG represents the five-county area of Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren counties. Classes are currently offered to community members “age […]