Entries by Kelly Bondurant

Concerned Bikers Association (CBA) in Support of Bills to Improve Safety

Members of the Concerned Bikers Association (CBA) were on Thursday’s edition of WIZS Town Talk program to discuss their support of four proposed NC House bills that would grant more freedom and ensure better safety precautions for motorcyclists. According to Charlie Boone, legislative director for the state CBA, the group’s primary mission is “to get […]

Carolina Fellows Family Dentistry Staff Talk Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Sandra Micou, office manager, and Brooke Arrington, dental hygienist, with Carolina Fellows Family Dentistry, were on Wednesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss April’s designation as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Part of the Granville Vance Public Health Department, Carolina Fellows Family Dentistry is a non-profit dentistry clinic serving Granville and Vance County residents […]

Desmarais Talks Economic Development, Ending the ‘Stigma’ of Community College

Dr. Rachel Desmarais, president of Vance-Granville Community College, was on Tuesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the college’s role in economic development and her vision for the future of the institution. Beginning her tenure as VGCC’s seventh president in January, Desmarais brings with her over 20 years of experience in the community […]

Granville Vance Public Health Addressing Opioid, Mental Health Issues

Lisa Harrison, health director for the Granville Vance Public Health Department, was on Thursday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss current health initiatives as well as a possible relocation for the department’s Granville County office. Buildings With office locations in both Vance and Granville County, Harrison said the buildings of the 40- year-old […]

Dance Competitions Economic Boon for McGregor Hall, Vance County

Mark Hopper, chair of the Embassy Cultural Center Foundation, was on Wednesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the local economic impact of hosting dance competitions at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in downtown Henderson. With nine weekends of national dance competitions scheduled this year, crowds of 1,800 to 2,700 per event are […]

DA Waters: 16 & 17-Year-Olds to be Tried as Juveniles Effective Dec. 1

District Attorney Mike Waters was on Monday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk program to discuss the “Raise the Age” Initiative, an NC Legislature-passed law that will raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction for nonviolent crimes to age 18 effective December 1, 2019. According to Waters, this change will significantly increase the juvenile court workload as […]