Current Public Service Announcements

January 2019

  • Loose Leaf Collection runs from now and will end mid-January 2019. This involves the use of a vacuum machine and trucks, therefore, it is essential that leaves be free of rocks, trash and limbs so equipment is not damaged. All loose leaves must be raked behind the curb and not in storm drains, ditches or gutters on the street. Bagged leaves must be in clear plastic bags, weigh less than 50 lbs and be left at the curb. Do not put in street, gutters or ditches. Please be sure leaves are not left on top of water meters. If you have questions call the Public Works Department at 252-431-6115 or 252-431-6118. Also keep in mind that after January 18, 2019 if leaves are not bagged and are placed at the curb in loose form there will be a $75.00 charge placed on your sanitation bill.
  • A Community Event “Worship Without Walls” will be held on Sunday January 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Chestnut Street Park. Come for praise, worship, music, hot beverages and games! In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the fellowship hall of Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 742 North Chestnut St. in Henderson.
  • There will be a Trout Dinner Fundraiser on Monday January 21, 2019 from 4 pm to 7 pm at 220 Seafood Restaurant to benefit Devona Washington fight for life to be cancer free. The trout plate includes trout, fries, slaw, hushpuppies, dine in (for unlimited tea) or carry out, the cost is $7 per plate. Davita Dialysis will match proceeds from this fundraiser.
  • McGregor Hall presents The Platters at 8:00 pm on Saturday January 26, 2019.  Continuing the music legacy of the early rock-era group from the 1950’s and 1960’s.
  • The Henderson Lions Club will meet on Thursday January 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Henderson Country Club. The speaker will be Lion Randy. The meeting will be dedicated to Lion Wade Moss who passed on 12/31/18. To learn more or join the Lions and be part of an active community service organization, contact any Lions Club member or President Randy Oxendine at 252-438-8034.
  • There will be a Trout Dinner Fundraiser on Monday January 28, 2019 from 4 pm to 7 pm at 220 Seafood Restaurant to benefit Warren County High School AFJROTC. The trout dinner includes trout, fries, slaw, hushpuppies, dine in (for unlimited tea or coffee) or take out, cost is $7 per plate.
  • The 81st Annual Chamber Banquet will be held on Thursday January 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Vance Granville Civic Center. Tickets are $35 each or table of 10 for $320. Tickets are on sale at the Chamber office. Keynote speaker will be Allison Capps, Assistant District Attorney.
  • Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department announces the return of adult winter basketball. Games will be played Tuesday and Thursday nights with game times depending on the number of teams that register. Entry deadline is Thursday January 31, 2019 and fee is $420 per team. For more information contact Steve Osborne at 252-438-2670 or Victor Hunt at 252-438-3408.

February

  • New Horizon’s Stew Sale will be held on Saturday February 2, 2019. Cost is $8.00 per quart and pick up will be at the Granville County Shrine Club from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. For advance orders call 919-690-5287.
  • A bench press contest fundraiser will be held for Raegan (Rae Rae) Owen, a local 10-year-old girl battling cancer, at the Henderson YMCA on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The meet starts at 12 p.m.; weigh-ins from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 door charge for those over age 12. Entry fee is $40 for adults; $30 for teens. Trophies will be awarded for first and second place. For more information, please email Harry Orr at [email protected] or call (252) 432-4196 and leave a message. All sponsors and volunteers are welcome!

ON-GOING EVENTS:

  • If someone you know or someone you suspect is a victim of domestic violence, please call FAMILIES LIVING VIOLENCE FREE 24/7 Crisis line English 919-693-5700 and 24/7 Crisis line Hispanic 919-690-0888. There is always someone there to listen, to help! Everything is confidential. Please…you could be saving a life….it could be your own.
  • On disability and looking to come back to work? NTI is the leader in helping individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans back into the workplace. We’ve already helped over 1,200 individuals within Vance County through our job services and, considering 1 in every 6 Americans has a disability, there are a lot more to help. If you are on SSI or SSDI and are looking to re-enter the workforce, learn more about the services we offer and register for our program at bit.ly/1450HelpsAmericansWithDisabilities. Our services are FREE to the public throughout America and we even offer free customer service training for those who qualify. If you have questions about what we offer, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/nticentral. and IM us. Maybe we can be the ones to help.
  • Do you need home repairs? Are you on a fixed income? Mission Legacy Inc. has partnered with contractors that provide low-cost repairs, based on income. For more information or to register for affordable home repairs call 252-204-0909 or email [email protected]
  • Granville Vance Public Health is offering Medication Assisted Treatment within Primary Care Clinic. Patients seen for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be treated with kindness and respect, no different from any other patient. This is a judgment-free zone. Most insurance is accepted for visits and medication. Lab testing will be billed through LabCorp for special low rates. For more information or to make an appointment call the Granville Co. Health Department at 919-693-2141 or the Vance Co. Health Department at 252-492-7915. We believe even one day off heroin or opioids is a successful start to a better quality of life.
  • It is important to stay safe when using your generator. The outdoor power equipment institute recommends reviewing your owner’s manual and following all manufacturer instructions. Make sure your generator is well ventilated. Place it outside and away from windows, doors and vents. Never use a generator inside your home or garage. Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector. For more safety tips go to opei.org.
  • Could you be the voice for a child in court? Train to become a volunteer with the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program and advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in court. If you would like to find out more about being the voice for a child, visit www.volunteerforgal.org or call the Guardian ad Litem Office at 252-430-5121 or 919-497-4244.
  • 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.
  • The Food Pantry at ACTS is very low, please consider donating some of the following items: peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, canned vegetables except green 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 – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • The Kindle Ministry at Clearview Church is in need of more volunteers for Gang-Free, Inc. Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 4-6:30 p.m. 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]