Entries by Laura Gabel

TownTalk: Crawford Focuses On ADHD For Children’s Book

It’s a short book – only 35 pages – but author Fay Crawford said thinks it could have a lasting impact on those who read it or have it read to them. “My Special Friend” is about a boy named Mikey who is diagnosed with ADHD – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – and what he […]

Council Members Split On Funding For McGregor Hall

As members of the Henderson City Council continued budget deliberations at a work session Monday, they found themselves in lockstep to help displaced families find more permanent housing, but far apart on providing financial support for McGregor Hall. The Council approved giving $2,000 to 22 families who had to move out of the Motel 121 […]

TownTalk: Community Partners of Hope Men’s Shelter 365 Dream Team

Darryl Jones is walking, talking proof about getting – and giving – second chances in life. And just in case anybody wonders about the good things that go on at the emergency men’s shelter and Hope House here in Henderson, Jones is a living testimony. He’s been shelter program manager for just over a month […]

AP Triton Presents Fire Study To Fire Commission, Public Safety Committee

Members of the county’s public safety committee and the fire commission received a fire study report completed by AP Triton, which included 19 recommendations for the county’s fire service. The first recommendation was keeping the current Vance County Fire Department as it is. The report stated that VCFD “is essential to a continued level of […]

TownTalk: Hawkins Named Vice Dean of UNC School of Social Work

Robert Hawkins graduated high school in 1981 and he’s pretty much stayed in the field of academia since he left Henderson to attend Appalachian State University as a new undergraduate. His experiences growing up in Vance County, along with his extensive research in the field of social work and especially the effects of living in […]

Vance County Commissioners Receive $57M Budget

The Vance County Board of Commissioners received the 2024-25 budget recommendation Tuesday afternoon. The budget totals more than $57 million and achieves a revenue-neutral tax rate of $61.3 cents per $100 property value, down from the current rate of 89 cents. It took about 15 minutes for Vance County Manager C. Renee Perry to present […]

TownTalk: Author Rosetta Canada-Hargrove Publishes Two Books

It was when she first moved to the Henderson area, some 40 years ago, that Rosetta Canada-Hargrove started writing her first book. But, as with so many people, “life” intervened and papers and notes got put away in boxes for later. As it turns out, “later” was during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her husband and […]

TownTalk: Around Old Granville: A Day At The Lake

Kerr Lake will be the destination for many boaters and campers over the long holiday weekend, but the area surrounding – and under – the man-made lake has been attracting people for literally hundreds of years. Stately homes sitting on impressive tracts of land belonging to families with names like Hargrove and Henderson, made way […]

VCMS Top Bots Takes Second Place At State BrickEd Competition

The Vance County Middle School Top Bots won second place in a statewide competition held over the weekend in Salisbury. The Top Bots were one of six RoboVance teams to showcase their talents at the BrickEd competition, according to information from Grace Herndon, with VCS Communication & Innovative Support. After competing at the district level […]