Entries by Laura Gabel

TRLC Adds 83 Acres To Create Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve

More than 80 acres of land has been donated to Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) in recognition of Earth Day, which was April 22, the preservation group announced. The new tract – 83 acres along Smith Creek in southern Granville County – adjoins a 158-acre tract purchased by TRLC in 2018, according to Derek Halberg, […]

Warren County Native Named EDC Director

Charla Duncan has been appointed permanent executive director of the Warren County Economic Development Commission, according to information from County Manager Vincent Jones. Duncan has served for the past seven months as interim director, but the county’s board of commissioners approved Jones’s recommendation in a work session April 21. A Warren County native, Duncan brings […]

The Local Skinny! Apr 22 Abandoned Mobile Homes

Vance County residents can participate in a state-funded program to remove abandoned mobile homes from their property. Jason Falls, county solid waste director, said the program is seeking four or five more applicants to sign up for the program. Participation is voluntary, but savings are big, Falls said on Thursday’s segment of The Local Skinny! […]

VCS Teachers Get Classroom Help From Online Tool

In the old days, students could hide comic books or novels inside their thick Biology or English textbooks to fool the teacher into thinking they were on task; nowadays, however, teachers have an ally to help manage off-task behaviors as more and more classrooms have exchanged books for laptops: GoGuardian. Vance County Schools is a […]

Local Community Foundation Grant Cycle Open

Local non-profit organizations can apply for grant funding from the Vance County Community Foundation through May 4, 2021. Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving the local community in Vance County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000, according to information from the foundation. The application […]

Franklin Libraries Re-Open On May 3

Franklin County’s library system will be open to the public beginning on Monday, May 3. Library Director Holt Kornegay released information Monday about the re-opening, schedules at the four branches and modified services that await patrons upon their return. Visitors to the library will have full access to the stacks, information stations, microfilm, as well […]

Granville Gardeners’ Herb and Plant Sale – Order Soon!

Whether you’re interested in improving the pollinator habitat in your backyard or growing some tomatoes, peppers and culinary herbs, the Granville Gardeners Herb and Plant Sale has something for everyone who likes to dig in the soil and add beauty to the landscape. Online orders are still being taken, according to club president Brenda La […]