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Properties Committee to Discuss Courthouse Roof, D.A. Office Renovation Bids

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-Information courtesy the County of Vance

The Vance County Properties Committee (Brummitt, Taylor, Wilder) is scheduled to meet on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 5 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Administrative Conference Room of the Vance County Administration Building located at 122 Young Street, Henderson, NC.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the courthouse roof bids and D.A. Office renovation bids.

Dr. Antonio Jordan

VGCC Names Dr. Antonio Jordan Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services

THIS STORY IS PRESENTED IN PART BY DRAKE DENTISTRY

-Press Release, Vance-Granville Community College

Vance-Granville Community College has recently experienced growth in credit students taking more classes, as well as upward trends in student headcount. The college has been intentional about focusing on student access and success overall and has a strategic goal of continuing to enhance the “front-door experience” for students, which includes admissions and enrollment services.

To lead efforts that will build upon this work, VGCC recently named Dr. Antonio J. Jordan as its new Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services.

In his new role, Jordan will lead a talented department that develops and maintains a student-centered process of admission, from engaging and recruiting prospective students to welcoming them to VGCC through New Student Orientation. He and his team are committed to enhancing virtual and in-person recruitment activities for traditional and non-traditional students.

VGCC recently named Dr. Antonio J. Jordan as its new Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services. (Photo courtesy VGCC)

Jordan comes to VGCC from Davidson County Community College, where he has served as director of enrollment and student services. He also previously served as vice president for student services at James Sprunt Community College and worked at the N.C. Community College System Office, first as director of pre-college programs and later as director of academic/curriculum programs. Jordan has also served as a counselor and taught in other higher education settings.

“We are truly excited to have Dr. Jordan join the Vanguard family,” said VGCC Dean of Student Access & Support Kali Brown. “He brings a wealth of knowledge in admissions, enrollment management, and student services to his new role. I am confident the Office of Admissions, under Dr. Jordan’s leadership, will continue to connect and support students as they navigate the enrollment process at VGCC.”

“Dr. Jordan brings extensive experience in higher education and North Carolina community colleges to our college. He has a proven track record of being committed to providing college access to students and helping them succeed,” said Dr. Levy Brown, VGCC’s vice president of learning, student engagement and success. “We look forward to his leadership in serving future Vanguards, whether they are students who are approaching high school graduation or members of the adult learner population.”

Jordan holds a doctoral (Ed. D.) degree in Educational Leadership from Wingate University, an Educational Specialist credential from Wingate University, a master’s in Counseling/Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a bachelor’s in Psychology from Pfeiffer University.

The Admissions and Enrollment Services team is currently enrolling students for fall eight-week classes that begin Oct. 14, winter term courses that will begin Dec. 1, and spring classes that begin in January. These are outstanding opportunities for prospective students to take courses that will lead to a meaningful credential.

Apply for admission online at www.vgcc.edu or call (252) 738-3234 for additional information.

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Local Noon News 09/29/20

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Henderson Police Department Investigates Shooting of a Female on Chavasse Avenue

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Holding a Twilight Market This Afternoon

COVID Testing Event at Gang Free, Inc. in Henderson on Monday, October 5, 2020

Update on Local COVID Cases

Vance County Public Safety Committee to Meet This Afternoon

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GVPH COVID-19 Update: Vance Reaches 1,000+ Total Known Case Mark

THIS STORY IS PRESENTED IN PART BY DRAKE DENTISTRY

-Information courtesy Granville Vance Public Health

The following is an update for COVID-19 spread and response in Granville and Vance County as of September 28, 2020. Granville Vance Public Health numbers correlate with the NC Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NCEDSS) data.

The county case numbers reported on the NC county map from the NC Department of Health and Human Services may differ from the ones reported locally as they are updated at different times and may change once residence is verified.

Granville County

1,751 positive test results for COVID-19.

Of those 1,751, 1,092 are community-spread cases located across Granville County. Of those 1,092, 971 have been released from isolation.

Of those 1,751, 523 cases are affiliated with the prison system in Granville County and 494 of those 523 have been released from isolation.

Of those 1,751, 136 are associated with outbreaks at long-term care facilities including 30 at Murdoch Development Center, two at Central Regional Hospital, one at Brantwood Nursing and Rehab Center and 95 at Universal Health Care.

The outbreak at Granville House is no longer active.

Of the 136 cases in long-term care facilities in Granville County, 114 have been released from isolation.

10 individuals in Granville County are hospitalized.

There have been a total of 50 deaths in Granville County: five in the community, one associated with Central Regional Hospital, one associated with Murdoch Development Center, 21 associated with Universal Health Care, and 22 associated with the Bureau of Prisons Federal Correctional Complex.

Vance County

1,010 positive test results for COVID-19.

Of those 1,010, 885 are community-spread cases located across Vance County. Of those 885, 725 have been released from isolation.

Of those 1,010, 125 are associated with outbreaks at congregate living facilities including 49 cases associated with Kerr Lake Nursing Home.

The outbreaks at Alliance Rehabilitative Care, Senior Citizens Home and Pelican Health nursing home are no longer active.

Of the 125 cases in congregate living facilities in Vance County, 96 have been released from isolation.

12 individuals in Vance County are hospitalized.

There have been a total of 44 deaths in Vance County: 14 associated with the Pelican Health nursing home outbreak, 12 associated with Kerr Lake Nursing Home, two associated with Senior Citizens Home, and 16 in the community.

WIZS Note: There are 160 total known active cases in the Vance County community and 121 in the Granville County community at large at this time (excluding congregate living numbers). One additional COVID-19 related Granville County death and no additional Vance County deaths have been reported in the last seven days,.

Additional Information

The number of those who have been ‘released from isolation’ is determined by the CDC Guidance for discontinuation of isolation for persons with COVID-19.

Please visit GVPH’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard (click here) for tables and graphs that are updated daily.

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NCDHHS Updates Nursing Home Order to Allow Indoor Visitation

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-Press Release, NCDHHS

As North Carolina’s key metrics continue to remain stable and strong infection prevention and control requirements remain in place, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a Secretarial Order yesterday updating visitation guidelines for nursing homes to allow indoor visitation.

“We have focused on protecting the health of nursing home residents since the start of this crisis. Our progress in testing, infection control and slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities allows us to move forward with safe indoor visitation in accordance with federal guidance,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D.

Indoor visitation will only be permitted in nursing homes with no COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days and in counties with a percent positive testing rate of less than 10%, reflecting guidance from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Local community transmission levels are the key factor for nursing home outbreaks, emphasizing the importance of community-wide adoption of proven prevention practices (the 3 Ws). Facilities allowing in-person visitation will be required to follow strict infection prevention guidelines.

Throughout NCDHHS’s pandemic response, its five-point strategy for long-term care facilities has focused on prevention, staffing, testing, outbreak management and oversight. The department’s innovative universal testing strategy within skilled nursing facilities has been cited by the Rockefeller Foundation as a national model.

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Williams Suspected in Shooting of Female While on Release for Homicide

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-Press Release and photos, Henderson Police Department

On Friday, September 25, 2020, officers of the Henderson Police Department responded to the 200 block of Chavasse Avenue after receiving a call of a person being shot. When they arrived, they located Tracey L. Person (51) suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Person was transported to an area medical facility for treatment of her injuries.

She and a male friend had been walking in the area when a dark-colored vehicle pulled alongside them and an occupant fired a weapon. As a result of HPD’s investigation, it is believed the male walking with Person was the intended target of the assault.

Through the assistance of the public, the shooter has been identified as John Williams, age 37, of Vance County.

Williams is described as a black male, approximately six-feet tall and 220 lbs. Williams is currently on pre-trial release for a homicide that occurred in Vance County.

HPD is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of John Williams to contact the department immediately at (252) 438-4141 or through Facebook or Instagram.

A cash reward of up to $2,000 is offered through Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers – (252) 492-1925 or P3 app.

Gang Free

COVID Testing Event at Gang Free, Inc. in Henderson – Oct. 5

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Information courtesy Melissa Elliott, founder of Gang Free, Inc.

Granville Vance Public Health is partnering with Henderson’s Gang Gree, Inc. and NCCL ACCORD to host a community testing event on Monday, October 5, 2020, from 9 – 11 a.m. Testing will be held at the Gang Free location at 940 County Home Road in Henderson.

This event is designed for those who may not have a primary care provider and/or those who lack access to insurance and transportation. This event will also be combined with Gang Free’s prepacked food box distribution.

Testing is free to all who attend, but testing supplies are limited. Pre-registration is required through sign-up sheets at Gang Free, by calling Gang Free Founder Melissa Elliott at (252) 425-5220 or by calling the Triage Nurse at (252) 492-7915.

Please note that if you have tested positive since July 5 or are awaiting test results as of October 5, you do not qualify for a test.

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Public Safety Committee to Discuss Amendment to Ambulance Ordinance

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-Information courtesy the County of Vance

Vance County’s Public Safety Committee (Wilder, Brummitt, Taylor) is scheduled to meet Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 3 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Administrative Conference Room of the Vance County Administration Building located at 122 Young Street, Henderson, NC.

The purpose is to discuss an amendment to the ambulance franchise ordinance.

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American Legion Riders Promote Scholarships for Children of Deceased, Disabled Veterans

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-Information courtesy Andy Roberson, American Legion Post 60

The American Legion Riders will participate in the Legacy Scholarship Run 2020 and will stop at American Legion Post 60 in Henderson on Friday, October 2, 2020. Riders will travel down Andrews Avenue and arrive at Post 60 on S. Garnett St. at 12 p.m.

Riders are raising money for the American Legion Legacy Fund, a scholarship for children of US military members who died while on active duty, on or after 9/11 and children of post-9/11 veterans who have been assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The public is welcome to visit with the riders at Post 60. Participants are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Donations are appreciated.

Trick or Treat

Home Delivery Trick-or-Treating, ‘Trail of Terror’ to Offer Halloween Fun

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-Information courtesy the Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department

The Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department announces two of its upcoming Halloween events:

Trick or Treat Social Distancing – The first 50 participants to meet the following requirements will receive a FREE Trick or Treat bag of goodies at their home: 12 years old or under, live in Vance County and sign up by 12 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020. Trick or Treat Social Distancing starts at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

There is no cost to participate, but participants must complete a program evaluation after the event.

To register, please contact Crystal Allen by phone at (252) 431-6091, by email at (callen@ci.henderson.nc.us) or through Facebook Messenger on the Henderson Vance Special Programs page.

Trail of Terror – a Trail of Terror Drive-Thru will be held at Kings Daughters Park I (600 West Montgomery Street, Henderson) from 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Trick-or-treat bags will be given away.

The cost of the event is $5 per vehicle.

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen by phone at (252) 431-6091 or by email at (callen@ci.henderson.nc.us).