Current Public Service Announcements


  • You may notice, as you are out and about shopping for yourself and others, in certain locations here in Henderson, Katie’s Angel Trees have been placed in hopes to help animals that are housed in the Animal Shelter to enjoy Christmas too. In each location, on the tree you will see ornaments with a picture of a dog or cat and on the back there is a wish list for each animal. If you select an ornament, you can purchase some or all of the items and return them to the business where they will be delivered to the shelter. The trees are located at Toyota of Henderson, Walgreens, Petsense, Dabney Drive Animal Hospital as well as WIZS. The Angel Trees have been placed by Julia Tillotson, a 4th grade student at Vance  Charter School.
  • The Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers for the rest of the Christmas season. If you need to make some extra cash for the season we will pay 8:00 an hr or if you have some extra time and would like to volunteer, we could really use you. We have empty locations because we do not have people to put there .You can call our office @ 252-438-7107 anytime between 8:00 and 4:00 to schedule, or to get additional information.
  • The Vance County Animal Shelter is in need of Clorox to help clean the cages. Also in need of food for puppies, dogs, cats and kittens.
  • Loose leaf collection will begin the week of Oct. 23 and will end mid-January. This involves the use of a vacuum machine and trucks therefore it is essential that leaves be free of rocks, trash and limbs so the equipment is not damaged. You may continue to bag leaves or place in a container, however it is not required until the loose leaf pickup season is over. Loose leaves must be raked behind the curb, not into storm drains, ditches or gutters on the street. Bagged leaves must be in CLEAR plastic bags and weigh less than 50 lbs per bag. Bags must be left at the curb, do not put in street or gutters and ditches. Make certain no leaves are left on top of your water meter. Leaves will generally be picked up on a two or three week rotation, however this is dependent on weather conditions and leaf accumulation. If you have any questions call the Public Services Dept. at 252-431-6115 or 252-431-6118. Also, keep in mind after January 19, 2018 if leaves are not bagged there will be a $75 charge.
  • “A Journey Back to Bethlehem”, experience the reenactment of the first Christmas, follow the star as you drive through the living nativity that brings Christmas to life. Presented with live animals, actors and singing angels that tell the story of Jesus Christ birth. The living nativity will take place Saturday Dec. 9 – 11 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM each night. This event is free and the church is located at 1315 College St. near the Granville Health System in Oxford.
  • The Vance County Department of Social Services will hold the Christmas Cheer Program until December 15. You can sponsor a local foster child this Christmas. For more information on how to participate personally or through a business or church call 252-436-0407.
  • On Dec 16, Clearview Church will present “Stories in the Stars,” a community Christmas concert at McGregor Hall in Henderson. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the show starts at 7:00 PM. The show will feature footage shot by Pastor Abidan Shah on location in Greece. Come learn about the false gods of myth who came to Earth to serve themselves and how Jesus Christ, the one true God, came down to Earth not to be served but to serve mankind and to give His life for us. With powerful multimedia presentations and live Christmas music performed by Clearview’s praise team, this is a Christmas concert unlike any you’ve experienced before! Tickets are free and are available at Clearview Church; reserve yours by contacting the church office at 252-438-8433. Don’t miss “Stories in the Stars,” December 16 at McGregor Hall in Henderson.
  • Victory Road Baptist Church 235 Booth Ave in Henderson will have a special musical event on Saturday Dec. 16 at 4:00 PM. Come celebrate the season with music, presentations, gifts and drawings for prizes.
  • Optimist International Essay Contest “Can Society Function Without Respect?”. Compose a 700-800 word essay around this central idea. Open to participants under the age of 18 as of Oct. 1. Entry due to club January 31. You can pick up an application and official rules for the contest at all Middle and HS in Vance County, Christmas Tree Lot, Sears, Schewels Furniture, Library-Children’s Desk and at You can also contact Chryl Elman, Chairperson for more info at 252-432-2205. In addition to developing skills for written expression, participants have the opportunity to win a college scholarship. Three club prizes: medallions and check of $150, $125, $100 and one District Scholarship of $2,500.
  • The Food Pantry at ACTS is very low, please consider donating some of the following items: peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, canned vegetables except grean beans and corn, powdered milk, canned or dried beans, rice, instant mashed potatoes, boxed mac and cheese, pasta, boxed cereal, canned fruit, instant cup of soup noodles, applesauce cups, bottled water, juice boxes or pouches, pudding cups and evaporated milk. Consider asking your church or civic group to hold a Food Drive. Items may be brought to 305 South Chestnut St. in Henderson between 7:45 AM – 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.
  • The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Scam Call Advisory. It has come to the attention of the Chamber that an individual calling himself “Dan” is calling local business saying he is with the Vance County Chamber of Commerce fishing for information to update a database. Please DO NOT give any information to this person and hang up.
  • Beginning Yoga will be held at Aycock Recreation Center in the Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday nights from 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM with Beryle Lewis. These sessions are based on basic Yoga techniques to inspire physical, mental and spiritual peace from within through balance, stretching and breathing. Bring your own Yoga mat. Fee for members is $1.00 and non-members $2.00. For more information contact Steve Osborne at 252-438-2670.
  • The Kindle Ministry at Clearview Church is in need of more volunteers for Gang-Free, Inc. Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 4:00-6:30 PM to help kids with their homework, play games, serve meals and spend time with the kids. Mondays are days that Kindle serves with Gang-Free, but volunteer positions are available every day of the week. For more information contact Cara Gill at 252-425-4280.
  • Help Seniors get hired! Are you 55 or older and looking for a job? NC NCBA-SCSEP supports over 300 part time positions in 18 counties by providing hands on workplace settings for seniors to develop new skills and talents and support community service activities. Must meet income guidelines, able to work 20 hours per week, participate in job search and earn minimum wage stipend. For more info call Beryle Lewis at 919-693-2686 or email [email protected]

Help Seniors Get Hired!

Are you age 55 or older or, know someone who is? Are you unemployed and looking for a job? Are you interested in paid on-the-job community service training!

NC NCBA-SCSEP supports over 300 part-time positions in 18 counties by providing hands-on workplace settings for seniors to develop new skills and talents and support community service activities. Participants enhance or refresh work experience through exposure to various jobs. Must meet income guidelines, able to work 20 hours per week, participate in assisted job search, earn minimum wage stipend.

Call Beryle Lewis
919693 2686
[email protected]