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VGCC’s Dr. Levy Brown Hired For State-Level Post

VGCC’s Dr. Levy Brown Hired For State-Level Post

Dr. Levy Brown, a vice president of Vance-Granville Community College, has accepted a position as senior vice president/chief academic officer for the North Carolina Community College System in Raleigh. He will begin his new job in January 2022. In a written statement, Brown said he appreciates his time at VGCC and is excited about the ...
The Local Skinny! Gear & Beer Brings Something Different To Downtown Henderson

The Local Skinny! Gear & Beer Brings Something Different To Downtown Henderson

Curious about why there’s a kayak hanging out on Garnett Street? Stop in to Gear & Beer, a new business in downtown Henderson. The “beer” part of the name requires no explanation, but just what kind of gear are we talking about? Carol Terwilliger spoke with WIZS’s Trey Snide on Tuesday’s The Local Skinny! to ...
WIZS Radio Local News Audio 12-21-21 Noon

WIZS Radio Local News Audio 12-21-21 Noon

Listen live at 100.1 FM / 1450 AM / or on the live stream at WIZS.com at 11:50 a.m. Mon, Tues & Thurs. WIZS Radio · WIZS Radio Local News Audio 12-21-21 Noon   ...
Car Accident Claims Life of Local Teen

Car Accident Claims Life of Local Teen

According to the North Carolina State High Patrol, a single-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Granville County claimed the life of a 16 year old from Vance County. Gabriel Lee Pitchford, 16, of Bobbitt Road, died Sunday, December 19. The highway patrol told WIZS “speed was a factor and no seatbelt.” His 16-year-old passenger was transported ...
The Local Skinny! Granville Co. Appoints New Sheriff

The Local Skinny! Granville Co. Appoints New Sheriff

John Blackwell Hardy, III was appointed (today) Monday to be the Granville County Sheriff by the board of commissioners, but part of the terms of his appointment include him not running for sheriff in 2022 and not publicly endorsing any candidates for the seat. Hardy is a graduate of J.F. Webb High School and UNC-Chapel ...
TownTalk: Politics And Its Impact On Local Law Enforcement

TownTalk: Politics And Its Impact On Local Law Enforcement

Local politics in Vance County certainly lends credibility to the adage that there are two sides to every story. The three sheriff’s deputies that remain on suspension with pay want their day in court, and District Attorney Mike Waters said he predicts that a trial could be late summer 2022 or later in the making. ...
Tips for Starting a Fruit Orchard

Tips for Starting a Fruit Orchard

Who doesn’t enjoy an apple or a peach pulled right from the tree?  Or gathering pecans for a perfect pie right from your own backyard? If you are considering starting an orchard of your very own then Wayne Rowland of the Vance Co. Extension Service has some advice for you. The climate and soil in ...
WIZS Radio Local News Audio 12-20-21 Noon

WIZS Radio Local News Audio 12-20-21 Noon

Click Play to Listen. On Air at 8am, 12pm, 5pm M-F WIZS Radio ~ 100.1FM/1450AM WIZS Radio · WIZS Radio Local News Audio 12-21-21 Noon   ...
COVID-19 Cases Up In Vance, Granville; No Omicron Reported

COVID-19 Cases Up In Vance, Granville; No Omicron Reported

Although the omicron strain of COVID-19 has been identified in several counties in North Carolina, there have been no cases found in Vance or Granville counties –  so far. The Delta variant continues to pose problems for the community, and Granville Vance Public Health Director Lisa Harrison said cases are up in both counties her ...
Council Approves Amendments To Wards; Minor Changes May Affect Voters’ Polling Places

Council Approves Amendments To Wards; Minor Changes May Affect Voters’ Polling Places

The city of Henderson’s population decreased by 2 percent since 2010, according to 2020 Census data, and the City Council approved changes this week to the municipal voting districts to reflect that change. According to 2020 Census data, 15,060 people live in Henderson. The deadline to approve changes is today (Friday). The council approved the ...
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