Entries by Laura Gabel

VCS Names V3A Principal, EC Director

Vance County Schools announced Thursday the appointment of two educators in leadership roles, one a VCS veteran and the other who is new to the school district. Dr. Jessica Perry was named principal of Vance Virtual Village Academy after serving as interim principal of V3A since August 2020. Natashalyn Snipes was selected as director of […]

VGCC Joins #CCMonth Celebration

Vance-Granville Community College added its name to the list of community colleges across the country to participate in #CCMonth, a month-long campaign to raise awareness about advantages of attending a community college and how they influence economies, academics and equity. The campaign, coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), coincides with April’s designation […]

$5K to Warren County Animal Ark to Save Lives

Warren County Animal Control and Animal Ark has received a $5,000 grant from a national foundation to support its work to adopt pets and reduce animal euthanasia rates. Petco Love, a non-profit organization established in 1999, awarded the grant to the county’s animal control agency. “We are so grateful for Petco Love’s investment that will […]

MAE Farm Owner Works Hard to Stay Small

It’s sometimes a stretch for Mike Jones to be a farmer in Franklin County AND manage the farm’s retail outlet at the N.C. State Farmers Market, but it’s a family affair that pays off – for Jones and the customers who buy his pasture-raised meats. Jones, owner of MAE Farm, was named the 2021 Small […]

Vance Board of Elections to Demonstrate/Purchase New Voting Equipment

Vance County elections officials are preparing to purchase new voting equipment and will hold a public meeting next week as part of the decision-making process, according to Elections Director Faye Gill. The meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2021 at Perry Memorial Library in the Farm Bureau Room. During the meeting, a […]

TownTalk 4-13-21 NC Medicaid Open Enrollment

Vance County residents enrolled in Medicaid have until May 14 to choose from one of six managed health plans that best suit their needs, and the local Department of Social Services is sponsoring a couple of drive-thru informational events to help in the decision-making. The first event is scheduled for Friday, April 30, with a […]

Joe Toler Oak Hill School Building Sold

Granville County Public Schools announced the sale of the former Joe Toler Oak Hill School today (Monday). The brief written statement said the buyer, Tae Joo Rim, paid $305,000 for the property, which was closed at the end of the 2018-19 school year. It has been vacant since then, although the board entertained the idea […]