Entries by Kelly Bondurant

Perry Library to Feature ‘Dramatic & Moving’ Black History Month Presentation

Amanda Yetter, Youth Services Librarian at Perry Memorial Library in downtown Henderson, was on Tuesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the library’s upcoming Black History Month presentation on Monday, February 18, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. The presentation, titled “Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King” will be held in the library’s […]

Vance Co. Commissioners Brummitt & Wilder Talk Fire Restructuring Vote

On Thursday’s edition of WIZS Town Talk program, Vance County Commissioners Gordon Wilder and Dan Brummitt discussed the Board’s recent 4-3 vote to move ahead with funding paid part-time positions in the County’s volunteer fire departments. Commissioners Tommy Hester, Leo Kelly, Archie Taylor and Wilder were in favor of the vote, with Dan Brummitt, Carolyn […]

Granville Vance Health Announces Opening of Dental Clinic in Oxford

Sandra Micou and Wendy Smith, representatives of the Granville Vance District Health Department, were on Wednesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the recent opening of the health department’s Carolina Fellows Family Dentistry Clinic along with February’s designation as “National Children’s Dental Health Month.” Located at 115 Hilltop Village in Oxford, the non-profit […]

Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson Talks School System, First Year of Consolidation

Dr. Anthony Jackson, superintendent of Vance County Schools, was on Tuesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss what is currently happening in the local school system, including an update on the middle and high school consolidation process. According to Jackson, the school system is now in the beginning stages of rewriting the district’s […]

McMillen: Vance Co. Board Begins 2019-2020 Budget Preparations

County Manager Jordan McMillen was on Monday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the Vance County Board of Commissioners’ recent two-day planning retreat, held for 2019-2020 fiscal year budget preparation purposes. According to McMillen, day one of the retreat included presentations by various county department heads, a change from previous years that led […]

Thomas “Tom” C. Church Named 2018 Citizen of the Year

Tom C. Church, dedicated supporter of local education, founder of the Henderson Community Foundation and local businessman, was named Citizen of the Year at the 81st annual Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce Banquet held in the Civic Center of Vance-Granville Community College on January 31. Tommy Hester, the 2017 Citizen of the Year recipient, presented […]

Local Officials Hold ‘Open House’ for Raleigh Real Estate Team

Dennis Jarvis, Henderson-Vance Economic Development Director, was on Thursday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss a “familiarization meeting and information exchange” between local government officials and representatives from the Raleigh branch of the commercial property brokerage company, NAI Carolantic Realty. According to Jarvis, approximately 20 Carolantic professionals heard from a delegation of Henderson […]

Benny Finch: Main Street Status Downtown Committee’s ‘Number One Priority’

Benny Finch, chairman of the Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission, was on Wednesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the commission’s current “number one priority,” the designation of Downtown Henderson and the City of Henderson as both a North Carolina and a National Main Street Program. A part of the Main Street Program from […]