Entries by Laura Gabel

Vance Welcomes New Assistant County Manager Feb. 13

Vance County’s new assistant county manager is set to begin work in just more than a week. Chris Dillon comes to his new position from Wake County, where he worked for almost seven years in various roles, including assistant county manager and senior assistant county manager. His responsibilities included overseeing transportation, economic development, workforce development and […]

TownTalk: February-March Events In Granville County

From handcrafted coffee mugs to murder mystery dinners, Granville County has a wide range of events to please just about everyone, including prospective brides and individuals who want to immerse themselves in a “Viking experience.” Granville County Tourism Director Angela Allen took a deep breath before reeling off a plethora of upcoming events scheduled for […]

TownTalk: Henderson Fire Chief Steve Cordell Passes

City leaders and colleagues of Henderson Fire Chief Steve Cordell paid tribute to their friend and coworker, who died Sunday after a brief illness. Cordell and his family had attended a ceremony at City Hall on Jan. 19 – on Cordell’s 51st birthday – during which he received the Order of the Guardian award for […]

TownTalk: Wayne Goodwin Talks About NC DMV

Granville County has been without a license plate agency for a few months now, but DMV Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says the process is underway to have an office open again soon. Goodwin spoke with John C. Rose Wednesday morning on TownTalk and provided an update on this and other topics, from the Real ID program […]

TownTalk: Upcoming Events At VGCC

All campuses of Vance-Granville Community College will stay open late on Tuesday, Feb. 7 to accommodate students – current and prospective – who may need help or guidance from staff about planning their next steps with coursework. Sherri Alston, director of admissions and enrollment services, told John C. Rose on Tuesday’s TownTalk that the day […]

TownTalk: Basic Genealogy

Today’s genealogy enthusiasts have a multitude of online resources, from databases that help create family trees to digitized newspapers from bygone eras. Whether you’ve been at it a long time, like Mark Pace and WIZS’s Bill Harris have, or whether you’re just getting started, there are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind […]