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For fans of Southern Gospel Music the Unashamed Southern Gospel Quartet has announced three shows in the coming weeks. The first of these will be at Eastside Baptist Church in Henderson on Sunday, January 30th and will begin at 6pm.  Wednesday, February 23rd will find Unashamed in Raleigh at Western Blvd. Presbyterian Church and the third show will be held in Franklinton at Franklinton Baptist Church on Sunday, March 20th at 2pm.

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The Emergency Dept. at Maria Parham Health is experiencing a drastic increase in the number of individuals seeking COVID-19 testing. Maria Parham Health is asking the community to consider alternative locations for COVID testing to conserve valuable hospital resources.  Local pharmacies, urgent care, or primary care clinics can accommodate testing needs. Additionally, the emergency dept. is not classified as a COVID testing site.

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Vance Granville Community College Men’s Achievement Academy in partnership with the VGCC Board of Trustees, VGCC V.I.E.W. Representative and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity presents Using Equity to Promote Social Mobility a Martin Luther King Virtual Celebration. This panel discussion will focus on education, finance, health and housing and will be presented via Zoom on Tuesday, January 25th at 6pm. Here is the link to view – https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEucuCgqTIoHtIzZpC7RQSVSle52y8Wq9CS

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John Sossamon, member of the board of directors of Vance Charter School says, “Vance Charter School Education Lottery applications will be accepted 1/24/2022 – 2/28/2022. Applications can be accessed at www.vancecharter.org. The lottery will be held on 3/5/2022. Parent information sessions will be held on 1/25/2022 and 2/17/2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Vance Charter School.”

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The Downtown Oxford Economic Development Corporation will host a meeting to hear from downtown merchants about next steps in downtown revitalization. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 23rd at the The Orpheum of Oxford and lunch will be provided by Strong Arm Bakery.  Julie Metz, of the North Carolina League of Municipalities will be making a presentation during the event. For more information or questions email eat@strongarmbaking.com.

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Infinite Possibilities, Inc. is offering a support group to help women who have experienced abuse and trauma. Participants can attend the “Mending The Soul” support group either virtually or in person. Attendees may attend one or the other and be enrolled in the face-to-face or enrolled in the virtual sessions. The in-person group will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoons; virtual sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. The location for the Thursday in-person session will be made available to registered participants. Topics to be discussed include healthy boundaries, self-esteem and the importance of self-care. Space in the support groups is limited. For more information, contact Infinite Possibilities, Inc. at 252.431.1926 or visit their website at www.infinitepossibilitiesinc.com.

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Granville-Vance Public Health is open any weekday to provide Covid vaccine at both locations (Henderson/Oxford) of the health department from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. First doses, second doses, booster doses, and even pediatric doses are all available. Only Pfizer is authorized for kids, but all three types are available – Pfizer, Moderna, and J & J – depending on what you are eligible for and interested in.