Upcoming Listening Sessions Give Residents A Chance To Give Input On Redrawing District Boundaries

Vance County residents have the opportunity to attend several public listening sessions in the next month as the county begins the business of redrawing district boundaries for commissioner and school board seats.

The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Vance County Administration building. The second meeting will take place at the Townsville Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, Oct. 11 and the third meeting will be Monday, Oct. 18 at Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department. All meetings begin at 6 p.m., according to information from Kelly Grissom, clerk to the board of commissioners.

Every 10 years, counties use updated Census data to ensure that voting districts have essentially the same number of constituents. Changes are required after every Census to ensure the “one person, one vote” standard. To do so, an ideal population is established for each district by dividing the population by the number of elected officials to be elected from those districts.

Information on the county’s website notes the population by district, based on 2020 Census data. The ideal population for each district has been calculated at 6,083. Districts 1, 2 and 7 stand to lose some constituents and districts 3,4,5 and 6 could gain some constituents as the boundaries are redrawn.

Although there is some room for flexibility, districts must still meet federal and state guidelines. The state’s guidelines are stricter, allowing for a 5 percent deviation.

For Vance County to meet that 5 percent or better threshold, lines must be drawn so that there are no more than 304 people in any one district versus another. District 7 will get the most attention as it is 13.1% over at the present time in population. No other district is more than 2.7% worse than ideal.  Since three of the four districts that surround district 7 are in pretty good shape, minor adjustments should correct all issues related to population and district lines.

District 7 is largely what could be described as north and west Henderson, extending west between the I-85 and U.S. 158 Business corridors and including areas like the Dabney community and west as well as south of Oxford Road to Old County Home Road.

As a result of the Census data, Henderson’s fall election was rescheduled for spring 2022; municipal elections in Kittrell and Middleburg are not affected.

Home and Garden Show

On the Home and Garden Show with Vance Co. Cooperative Ext.

  • Farmers Market
  • Getting to Know Your Land
  • Before tilling up an area of your garden, take a picture of what was growing there and record it in your garden journal so you can rotate vegetables in that area next year.
  • Sow your tall fescue seed now though mid-September. Get soil seed contact and water frequently.
  • Consider planting cover crops such as crimson clover to provide nitrogen for next year’s garden.
  • Don’t put grass clippings in the compost pile.
  • Consider constructing a greenhouse or cold frame to extend your growing season.
  • When planting trees and shrubs this fall, consider choosing native plants that produce berries to help birds get through the winter.
  • Take your soil samples now to avoid the rush !!!!!!!
  • Don’t apply lime to your lawn unless indicated by soil analysis.
  • You can plant beets, sweet peas, bulb onions, mustard, lettuce, collards, arugula.
  • Visit the Memorial Garden at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market to see what’s blooming late in the season.

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The Local Skinny! Jobs In Vance

The H-V Chamber of Commerce and WIZS, Your Community Voice, present Jobs in Vance for Sept. 14, 2021. The Chamber compiles the information, and it is presented here and on the radio. Contact the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce at 438-8414 or email christa@hendersonvance.org to be included.

JOB OPENINGS IN VANCE COUNTY – Week of September 14, 2021

 

Name of the Company:  Henderson Belk

Jobs Available: Is having a HIRING EVENT! September 18 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the Henderson Store

Method of Contact:  Applicants can apply via Belkcareers.com or TEXT JOBS to belk4u to 235-548

 

Name of the Company: Carolina Sunrock

Jobs Available:  Facilities Maintenance Technician

Method of Contact:  for more information register online at ncworks.gov or go by one of the locations

 

Name of the Company:  Select Products Holdings

Jobs Available: Supervisor, Fork Truck Operator, Maintenance Mechanic, Mechanic, Delivery Truck Driver

Method of Contact: for more information register online at ncworks.gov or go by one of the locations

 

Name of the Company: Vance County

Jobs Available: Economic Development Director and Social Work Program Administrator

Method of Contact: for more information register online at ncworks.gov or go by one of the locations

 

Name of the Company: City of Henderson

Jobs Available: Leaf Season Worker

Method of Contact: for more information register online at ncworks.gov or go by one of the locations

 

Name of the Company: Henderson Collegiate

Jobs Available:  Now hiring for the following positions: Elementary Apprentice Teacher, Elementary Assistant Dean of Students, High School Apprentice Teacher, High School Math Teacher, Middle School Apprentice Teacher, Middle School Science Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Student and Family Engagement Coordinator, Technology Support Specialist, Instructional Coach, Teacher Resume Collection, Middle School Technology Teacher

Method of Contact: If you are interested in any of these positions please reach out to recruitment@hendersoncollegiate.org/careers/ or go to hendersoncollegiate.org/careers/ to apply online

 

Some of these businesses are present or past advertisers of WIZS.  Being an ad client is not a condition of being listed or broadcast.  This is not a paid ad.

 

Perry Memorial Library

The Local Skinny: Perry Memorial Library Is Open And Ready To Serve Patrons

In many communities the library is still an important resource. Henderson’s Perry Memorial Library also continues to be an important resource in our community. Patty McAnally, the library’s director, says that it has been a challenge to help serve their patrons through the pandemic. The library is currently open from 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday. Patrons are able to browse the stacks and use the computers. While some restrictions on seating are still ongoing, the library does still have seating available at tables in the facility. The History Room is also open by appointment for those looking to work on genealogy.

McAnally also understands that many are still not comfortable coming to the library so curbside pickup is still available and books can be reserved online. For those who need help navigating the library site and are unsure of how to place a book on hold, just give the library a call and they can help with the process.

If you do choose to go to the library, masks are required and if you forget yours they will be happy to give you one. However, McAnally says a national study has determined the risk of Covid transmission from things like books is very low. The virus does not survive very well on paper. Of course there are other items and surfaces beyond books and the staff of Perry Memorial Library continue wipe down computers, keyboards, mice, chairs and all counter tops between each patron to ensure safety. McAnally said it was a big relief to learn the books were not a concern for transmission of Covid. “We are here to help people,” McAnally said. Helping the library’s patrons was made much more difficult by Covid but things are improving now that the library is open again.

For more on Perry Memorial Library visit their Facebook page and their website. There you will find out about the many upcoming events the library has to offer.

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The Local Skinny! Evictions May Be On The Rise With Moratorium Lifted

The moratorium on evictions has been lifted, and Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame has some advice for renters and property owners.

Although there may be some allowances for renters who live in properties that receive federal funding, ordinary renters and property owners should take note that in North Carolina, property owners who are not receiving rental income may now legally pursue eviction procedures for tenants who are in arrears.

John C. Rose talked about the moratorium on Thursday’s The Local Skinny! program on WIZS at 11:45 a.m. after speaking with Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame.

The moratorium was put in place in 2020 when COVID-19 pandemic restrictions created financial hardships because employees were out of work. That moratorium has been extended a few different times.

But Brame wants residents to be aware that the moratorium has been lifted, and he encourages renters who may be out of compliance to do their best to keep up with their rent payments and to communicate with property owners if there’s a problem.

Brame’s office has two officers – one sergeant and one deputy – who specialize in dealing with eviction notices.

Now that the moratorium has been lifted, Brame said property owners once again can begin the process of serving eviction notices for renters who are behind in payments.

Tenants should try to stay current with their rent payments and to take care of the property they are occupying, he said.

In North Carolina, it is the job of the sheriff’s office to serve eviction notices and without moratoriums in place, property owners are going to be playing catch-up from the last year. But nobody likes to be the one knocking on the door with an eviction notice in hand.

Once an eviction process has started, the tenant is really at the mercy of the property owner.

Now is the time to be in front of this and make sure everything is in place. It can take anywhere between 10 days and 90 days to complete the eviction process, and it is the sheriff’s office’s job to make sure people and belongings have been cleared out once the process is complete.

But, no doubt, there are going to be some of those knocks on doors delivering news that no tenant wants to hear.

Home and Garden Show 9-8-21

Thank you for listening to WIZS Radio.  Your Community Voice!!

Information included in today’s show audio. Click play below.

Lunchtime Garden Tips – Proper Plant Selection and Proper Planting 9/15 at noon via Zoom

Native Tribes Corn Plot Tour 9/29 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Getting to Know Your Land, starting 10/21

Plan for planting strawberries.

Be on the lookout for fall armyworms.

Pull microstegium before it sets seed.

Do research for fall planting of trees and shrubs.

Hosted by Paul McKenzie with special guest Johnny Coley (Granville/Person Extension Agent)

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The Local Skinny Jobs In Vance

The H-V Chamber of Commerce and WIZS, Your Community Voice, present Jobs in Vance for September 07, 2021. The Chamber compiles the information, and it is presented here and on the radio. Contact the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce at 438-8414 or email christa@hendersonvance.org to be included.

JOB OPENINGS IN VANCE COUNTY – Week of September 7, 2021

 

Name of the Company:   NC Pediatric Associates at Henderson location

Jobs Available:  Looking for a full-time Clinical Assistant who is energetic, dependable, good customer service skills and eager to learn while working in a pediatric medical office. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 8am to 5pm with occasional Sat. 9am – 1pm.

Method of Contact: Pease drop off resume and references to any NC Pediatric locations to the attention of April

 

Name of the Company: NC Boys and Girls Club of Oxford, NC

Jobs Available: Part-time Office Administrator/ Receptionist. Responsible for managing the daily operations of the Administrative Office and serves as assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer. The hours are Monday – Friday day shift with approximately 29 hours per week.

Method of Contact:  If Interested please go to www.indeed.com to apply online

 

Name of the Company: Henderson Collegiate

Jobs Available:  Now hiring for the following positions: Elementary Apprentice Teacher, Elementary Assistant Dean of Students, High School Apprentice Teacher, High School Math Teacher, Middle School Apprentice Teacher, Middle School Science Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Student and Family Engagement Coordinator, Technology Support Specialist, Instructional Coach, Teacher Resume Collection, Middle School Technology Teacher

Method of Contact: If you are interested in any of these positions please reach out to recruitment@hendersoncollegiate.org/careers/ or go to hendersoncollegiate.org/careers/ to apply online

 

Name of the Company: Chick – fil- A

Jobs Available: 5 Daytime cashiers needed ASAP! Monday – Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm. NO SATURDAYS!

Method of Contact: to apply text FRONTOFHOUSE to 252-359-3232

 

Name of the Company: The Salvation Army Community Center of Henderson

Jobs Available:  Currently has positions available for Education Coordinator and After-School Program Aides. Looking for people who love working with children and want to work for a company that invests in the community

Method of Contact: Apply on indeed.com

 

Some of these businesses are present or past advertisers of WIZS.  Being an ad client is not a condition of being listed or broadcast.  This is not a paid ad.

 

The Local Skinny! Downtown Live on Young – Amanda Ellis

Young Street in downtown Henderson will be transformed in a couple of weeks for a few hours of al fresco dining, all for a good cause.
“Downtown Live on Young” will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 and Amanda Walker Ellis, chairperson of the Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission board said this fundraiser is all about Henderson – from the chef right down to the entertainment.

In planning for the annual event, which is the nonprofit’s major fundraiser, organizers looked “local.”

“We just wanted it to be all about Henderson, bringing Henderson back,” Ellis told John C. Rose on The Local Skinny! “This is a perfect way to show that we can and we will” succeed and thrive as a vibrant community, she added.

Instead of one long banquet-style table with a fancy flair, this year’s event will be set up a bit differently, Ellis said. There will be 10 tables that will each accommodate 10 people. Frankie Nobles BBQ N More is providing food for the event, which includes appetizers, garden salad, baked potato and made-from-scratch corn muffins, topped off with two entrees slow-smoked brisket and marinated grilled salmon. In addition to water, tea and lemonade, beer and wine will be served as well.

Ellis said all planning considered COVID-19 safety measures. For instance, each table will have its own appetizers and food will be buffet-style, but there will be designated food servers to fill plates.

On one end of the street, local musician Jimmy Barrier and friends will provide musical entertainment.

This year’s fundraiser is a little scaled back, she said, and she expressed appreciation of the various community sponsors who are providing financial support.

Tickets are $75 each – seating is limited to 100 people. Contact the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce or any member of the HVDDC to get your tickets today!

The HVDDC is a nonprofit dedicated to downtown revitalization. It uses the money it raises for events and beautification projects like the one on the corner of Orange and Winder streets. Whether working to preserve buildings or address structural issues before they become bigger problems, HVDDC strives to avoid demolition and prevent neglect of buildings.

“All of that takes money,” Ellis said.

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The Local Skinny: Home And Garden Show 9-1-21

WIZS, Your Community Voice.  Thank you for listening! 

The Local Skinny! each Wednesday on WIZS is the Vance County Cooperative Extension Service Home and Garden Show.

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UPCOMING EVENTS: GAP Workshop September 9, 2021 9am – 4pm Vance County Regional Farmers Market; 210 Southpark Drive; Contact Cooperative Extension 252-438-8188 for more info and to register.

TODAY’S TOPICS:

  • Get your soil samples taken early for 2022 garden.
  • Be on the lookout for fall armyworms.
  • Check crops for harlequin bugs, aphids, cabbage worms, loopers.
  • Do research for fall planting of trees and shrubs.
  • Remember get vegetables under refrigeration as soon as possible.
  • Avoid pruning from now until mid November at the earliest.
  • Sow your tall fescue seed now though mid-September. Get soil seed contact and water frequently.
  • Cooperative Extension has fall gardening publications. Call Cooperative Extension 438-8188

 

The Local Skinny! Jobs In Vance

The H-V Chamber of Commerce and WIZS, Your Community Voice, present Jobs in Vance for August 31, 2021. The Chamber compiles the information, and it is presented here and on the radio. Contact the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce at 438-8414 or email christa@hendersonvance.org to be included.

Kerr Lake Nursing and Rehab Center  

Jobs Available:  Openings for: CNA’s for all shifts, LPN/RN – these are 8 hr shifts and every other weekend positions.  Dietary positions are also available. Offering sign on bonuses for full time employees.

Method of Contact: If interested please come by the facility located at 1245 Park Ave. in Henderson, Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm to fill out an application

Vance County Sheriff’s Office

Jobs Available: 4 Deputy Sheriff positions, 1 School Resource Officer Position, 1 Office Administrative Assistant position, 5 Detention Officers and 1 Maintenance Person

Method of Contact:  If interested contact the Sheriff’s Department

Community Workforce Solutions

Jobs Available:  School Based Transition Instructor – this position is responsible for providing direct services to students (ages 14-22) with disabilities and will be under the supervision of the Transition Services Manager. Requirements are: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or closely related field preferred. Experience may substitute for degree. Must have a valid NC Driver’s License with a driving record that adheres to Agency standards. Must be able to work in various schools in multiple counties. Salary is based on experience.

Method of Contact: If interested please email a copy of your resume to hr@nc-cws.org

Maria Parham Health

Jobs Available:  Now hiring registrars, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians and sitters

Method of Contact: for more information visit www.mariaparham.com and click on careers

Kilian Engineering, Inc.

Structural Engineer/ CAD Designer – this position requires site visits to the Lake Gaston area, also requires experience with AutoCAD and structural design. This is a subcontractor position and the ideal candidate would be retired or soon to be retired

Method of Contact: email resumes to jeff.iannicelli@gmail.com – no phone calls please

Pinnell Insurance, A Division of Watkins Insurance Agency

Jobs Available: Administrative Assistant  – Looking for someone to be the first point of contact with clients, be part of a team and direct the front office, If you are interested please send in a 3 minute or less video of yourself answering these questions: What has been your life’s greatest achievement? What frustrated you the most about your last position or job? What most attracted you to respond to our ad?

Method of Contact:  Please send all video’s to info@watkinsinsurance.com and be sure to include your name and phone number

Carolina Sunrock

Jobs Available:  Industrial Electrician, Mechanic and Plant Utility Person

Method of Contact:  To apply go online to ncworks.gov to register or come in person to one of the NC Works locations in Henderson, Oxford or Warrenton

Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity

Jobs Available: Accounting Clerk and Business Outreach Coordinator

Method of Contact: To apply go online to ncworks.gov to register or come in person to one of the NC Works locations in Henderson, Oxford or Warrenton

Mako Medical Laboratories

Jobs Available: COVID Accessioning Associate, COVID Accessioning Auditor and COVID Accessioning QC Auditor

Method of Contact: To apply go online to ncworks.gov to register or come in person to one of the NC Works locations in Henderson, Oxford or Warrenton

Vance Granville Community College

Jobs Available: Store Manager I

Method of Contact: : To apply go online to ncworks.gov to register or come in person to one of the NC Works locations in Henderson, Oxford or Warrenton

Hollander Sleep Products

Jobs Available: Mechanic I

Method of Contact: To apply go online to ncworks.gov to register or come in person to one of the NC Works locations in Henderson, Oxford or Warrenton

Henderson Collegiate

Jobs Available:  School Nutrition Assistants

Method of Contact:  email resume to jhetrick@hendersoncollegiante.org

Some of these businesses are present or past advertisers of WIZS.  Being an ad client is not a condition of being listed or broadcast.  This is not a paid ad.