Entries by Laura Gabel

Butterfield Announces Retirement; Served 1st Congressional District For Almost 18 Years

Congressman G.K.Butterfield, Jr. has announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives next year, ending almost 18 years of service in Washington, DC. Butterfield, a Democrat, has represented North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District since 2004. Most of Vance County and all of Warren County are included in the district. In a […]

Charges Filed In Head-On Collision That Claimed Lives Of 2 Teens

A Henderson woman has been charged in connection with a head-on collision that took the lives of two Vance County High School students last month, according to the Highway Patrol. Jessica Johnson Burke was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving left of center and driving with no operator’s license, according to an accident […]

TownTalk: Holiday Happenings In Granville County

‘Tis the season for Christmas parades, chats with Santa, and holiday shopping. Granville County is gearing up for events all across the county, and Granville Tourism Director Angela Allen said there’s something for everyone, from Creedmoor to Grassy Creek and everywhere in between. Allen spoke with John C. Rose and Bill Harris on Wednesday’s Town […]

School Board Approves One-Time Bonus Payments For GCPS Employees

The Granville Board of Education approved one-time bonuses totalling more than $1 million for almost 900 permanent, full- and part-time employees of Granville County Public Schools, as well as additional bonuses for bus drivers. The board decided on the retention bonuses at a work session held Monday. The bonus pay – projected to cost $1.1 […]

McGregor Live! Series Tickets Available Now; Five Shows In 2021-22

The McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center 2021-22 lineup seems to have something for everyone, from a holiday ballet to the Big Band sound, with a little Parrothead music thrown into the mix for good measure. Tickets are now on sale for the McGregor Live! Series package and the five individual shows. The ticket booklet is […]

Tobacco Growers Vote Nov. 18 On Whether To Continue Check-off Program To Fund Research

Update 11-19-21 Paul McKenzie, agriculture agent for Vance and Warren counties, said the results will be available the week of Nov.22. •••••••••••••• Area tobacco growers join others across the state this week to vote whether to continue a self-assessment of 10 cents per 100 pounds of flue-cured and burley tobacco sold to support tobacco research […]

TownTalk: Grace Ministries Prepares 2000 Meals for Thanksgiving

G.R.A.C.E. Ministries is partnering with several churches in Vance and Granville counties to distribute a couple of thousand plates of food Saturday, Nov. 20. Jamie Elliott, one of the founders of G.R.A.C.E. Ministries, said he welcomes the community to come join in, whether you’re interested in helping prepare the food or whether you want to […]