VCSO: Silver Alert Issued for Robert Lewis Rogers

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Update –

At the request of the Vance County S.O, the N.C. Center for Missing Persons has cancelled the Silver Alert for Robert Louis Rogers. For more information, call Det. W. Mitchell at the Vance County S.O at 919-691-8257.


The Vance County Sheriff’s Office is seeking urgent assistance in locating Robert Lewis Rogers, age 53. He is missing from the Jacksontown Road area of Middleburg.

A silver alert has been issued due to cognitive impairment.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call 911 or the Vance County Sheriff’s Office at 252-738-2200.


NWS – Severe Weather Possible – 5/31/19

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect Until 11:00 p.m. – click here

According to the latest National Weather Service briefing – click here – there is an enhanced risk for severe weather this afternoon and evening.

  • The threat of severe weather is increasing across central NC. The greatest threat is from Durham and Southern Pines south and east.
  • Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. The strongest storms will produce damaging wind gusts, hail, and heavy rain.
  • Timing: This afternoon and evening.
  • Locations: All of Central North Carolina.

The NWS graphic shows the WIZS Radio coverage area is under a Level 2 out of possible 5 or “Slight” risk.  Areas just to the south are at Level 3 or “Enhanced.”

Sunset Gardens – 2pm Sunday – Memorial Day Service

WIZS has been asked to announce:

Sunday, May 26, a Memorial Day service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Gardens Cemetery to remember and honor persons who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The cemetery address is 3174 Hwy 158 Business in Henderson. Service site is on your immediate right as you enter the cemetery.

Silver Alert Issued for Margaret Ellis


RALEIGH 11:53 PM — The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Margaret Alston Ellis.

Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Margaret Alston Ellis, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Anyone with information about Margaret Alston Ellis should call Detective Wells at the Henderson Police Department at 252-492-0202.

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Name: Ellis Margaret Alston
(Last) (First) (Middle) (Nickname)

Gender: Female DOB: 12/20/1932 Age: 86 Race: black Height: 5′ 4″ Weight: 225 pounds

Hair Color: gray Hair Length: short Eye Color: brown

Clothing Description:
Last seen wearing church attire.

Reporting Law Enforcement Agency: Henderson Police Department

Contact Information: Detective Wells at 252-492-0202

Location of Incident: Location of incident was at 520 Radio Lane, Henderson, NC 27536

Location Last Seen: Last seen missing from 520 Radio Lane Henderson, NC 27536

Direction of Travel:

Possible Destination:
Last seen traveling towards Windsor, N.C.

Vehicle Description:

Make: honda Model: civic Year: 2014 Color: black License Plate Number: tph3083 Licensing State: NC

Urgent: Missing Person – Margaret Ellis

Media Release:

March 01, 2019

Missing Person

The Henderson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Margaret Ellis, 86, of Henderson. Ms. Ellis was last known to be in the Henderson area around 10:30 AM and was to have been traveling to Windsor, NC in a 2014 Honda Civic, black in color, with NC registration TPH-3083. If located please contact the Henderson Police Department at 252-492-0202.

Ms. Ellis is believed to be suffering from a cognitive impairment and we are in the process of obtaining a Silver Alert.

Vehicle in photo is of Ms. Ellis Honda Civic and a photograph of Ms. Ellis is attached.

Lt. Chris Ball
Henderson Police Department

VGCC is closed on Wednesday, Dec. 12

VGCC is closed on Wednesday, Dec. 12; an optional workday has been scheduled for employees.

Vance Co. Schools Out 12-12-18 For Students

— from Vance Co. Schools

Vance Co. Schools will be closed for students on Wednesday, December 12, with the day designated as an optional workday for school system employees. There are some roads in the county that have not been completely cleared and there was no major melting during the day today. Officials expect the wet roads to freeze over again tonight. Employees are asked to use their best judgement in deciding when and if they will report to work tomorrow. We want everyone to be as safe as possible!

GCPS Changes Mind – No School for Students 12-12-18

— from Dr. Stan Winborne, Granville County Public Schools

Despite anything you may have seen or heard previous to this message, Granville County Public School (GCPS) has changed its mind, and there is no school Wednesday for all students.

Please read now this full message from GCPS.

Good evening GCPS Families. We are calling again this evening with some changes to our schedule for tomorrow. Shortly after making the decision to have a three hour delay for tomorrow, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the widespread formation of black ice on our roadways, which could last into the late morning hours.

After consulting with staff at Granville County Emergency Management Department, we have decided to err on the side of caution and CANCEL school for all students for Wednesday, December 12. It appears as if road conditions could be potentially too dangerous for our buses and young drivers tomorrow morning.

We apologize for the change in plans, but after receiving new information, feel we must act with the safety of our students and staff in mind. Please be safe in your travels tomorrow.

Henderson Police seeking assistance locating Kesha Smith & Robert Shaheeh Bullock

Press Release-November 21, 2018

The Henderson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Kesha Smith, 36, and Robert Shaheeh Bullock, 40. They were last seen driving a 2008 white four-door Buick LaCrosse with NC Registration AEM-7904.

Kesha Smith was originally reported missing to the Franklin County Sherriff’s Office on November 19, 2018 and members of the Henderson Police Department have been assisting with the investigation. During the course of the investigation it was determined that Kesha Smith was last seen on November 16, 2018 during the morning hours on Dabney Drive in Henderson, NC.

The Henderson Police Department has taken over the lead on the investigation. We ask if anyone was in the area of Dabney Drive on November 16, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM and may have seen this vehicle to contact the Department.

If anyone should have any information on the location of these individuals please contact the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141 or 252-492-0202. Callers may remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925, or use the P3 app on a smartphone or tablet device.

Photograph provided for the Buick LaCrosse is not the actual vehicle, but is similar to the vehicle.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow

Brame to Face Pulley for Vance Co. Sheriff; Ellis & Hartness Keep Their Seats

The unofficial results of Tuesday’s primary election are in and Vance County residents have selected their Democratic candidates for the November 6, 2018, general election.

With 56 percent of the votes, Democratic candidate Curtis Brame will face off against Republican challenger Charles Pulley for the seat of Vance County Sheriff. Brame received a total of 2,646 votes in the primary election – 1,431 on election day, 1,201 through one-stop early voting and 14 by absentee ballot.

Sheriff’s candidate Billy Gooch received a total of 1,379 votes, or 29 percent, while candidate Melissa Elliott ended the day with 661 votes, or 14 percent.

Vance County Board of Education incumbents Margaret Ellis (Dem) and Ruth Hartness (Dem) won the majority of votes to retain their seats as representatives for District 6 and District 7 respectively.

Ellis received 394 votes, or 76 percent, beating out challenger Omega Perry’s 125 votes, or 24 percent.

Hartness received 579 votes, or 69 percent, beating out challenger Marcia Allen’s 262 votes, or 31 percent.

Overall numbers indicate that of the 25,536 voters registered as a Democrat or as unaffiliated in Vance County, 4,691 voted in Tuesday’s election. This represents approximately 18 percent of eligible registered voters.

Any candidate who filed that is unopposed in Vance County will be on the November 6th general election ballot.

Posted election results are considered unofficial until official results are released later next week.

Click here for a breakdown of voting totals by precinct.