Entries by Laura Gabel

Public meeting set to discuss Tar Pamlico Basin flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a three-year feasibility study on the Tar Pamlico River Basin with a series of public involvement meetings to gather community input. The first of six events will take place virtually for the Franklin County/Louisburg area on Mar. 22, 2021, according to information from Franklin County Cooperative Extension […]

Granville adds 2 COVID-19 testing sites

There are two additional places in Granville County to get free testing for COVID-19, thanks to a collaboration between Granville County Public Schools and OptumServe, an agency contracting with the state of North Carolina to administer the test. The Mary Potter Center for Education in Oxford and Butner-Stem Middle School in Butner are open several […]

“The Local Skinny!” Mar. 4; Register for Mar. 18 WOVEN Workshop

Women in the area have a chance to learn how Dr. Kayla McHale, with Henderson Wellness, can help make “healthy the new ‘happy’” at a virtual workshop sponsored by Women of Vance Empowered Networking. Sandra Wilkerson, administrator of events for the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, spoke with John C. Rose on The Local Skinny Thursday […]

Summer Completion for Vance County’s EJMS Project

Construction projects often face challenges to completion, and chief among those challenges are weather and money. The site of the former Eaton Johnson Middle School has experienced both lately, but County Manager Jordan McMillen said Tuesday he anticipates that by early summer, the renovations to convert the former school should be complete. The county commissioners […]

Book Commemorates 275th Anniversary of Granville County

Granville County observes its 275th anniversary in 2021 and part of the celebration includes the publication of a coffee table commemorative book for sale to the public. The county’s 275th anniversary planning committee contracted with local author Lewis Bowling to compile information to showcase the history and development of this area. Pre-sale orders are being […]

GCPS PK-Grade 5 Students to Move to 4-Day In-Person School Mar. 29

Elementary school students in Granville County will shift to four days of in-person learning at the end of March, but middle and high school students will remain under Plan B or Plan C of remote instruction. The Granville County Board of Education met on Monday, Mar. 1 and voted 7-0 to allow students in grades […]

TownTalk 03-1-21 Robert J. Higdon Jr. from local Police, Sheriff Perspective

Local law enforcement leaders said Monday they appreciate the efforts of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District North Carolina Robert J. Higdon, Jr. during his three-plus years in office and look forward to further strengthening the relationship between local and federal agencies to reduce violent crime in the area. Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow spoke […]

“The Local Skinny!” Mar 1; Henderson Tree Protection Ordinance

The Henderson City Council last week adopted an ordinance to protect trees which Development Services Director Corey Williams said will provide guidelines aimed at maintaining buffers for development and tree canopy overhead. Williams spoke to John C. Rose on The Local Skinny Monday. The new ordinance, 21-06 was adopted unanimously by council members. It replaces […]

“Know Your Rights” by Henderson-Vance Rec and Parks

It may be nerve-wracking to see the blue lights of a police car in your rear-view mirror. Knowing what to do if you find yourself in that situation is important, and a weekly virtual seminar sponsored by the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department can help. On Mondays at 4 p.m. the “Know Your Civil Rights” […]