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TownTalk: Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society Pays Tribute To Ricky Overby

TownTalk: Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society Pays Tribute To Ricky Overby

Most Friday evenings for almost a decade, Ricky Overby would climb into the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society van, put it in Drive and head out of town on a freedom ride. The thousands of dogs and cats that left Vance County for rescue and adoption groups up and down the East Coast owe their ...
Rain Chance Didn’t Dampen Success Of Downtown Car Show

Rain Chance Didn’t Dampen Success Of Downtown Car Show

Although the official economic impact has yet to be quantified, Vance  County Tourism Development Authority Executive Director Pam Hester has plenty of anecdotal evidence to show that last weekend’s Show, Shine, Shag and  Dine was a great success. “The car show (was) fabulous,” Hester told WIZS News. She estimated that between 350 and 400 cars ...
TownTalk: Randy Owen Looks To The Future After Retirement

TownTalk: Randy Owen Looks To The Future After Retirement

When Randy Owen says he’s not one to sit around and do nothing, he really means it. Although he is enjoying a short time off at the moment, Owen said he will be officially retired from Vance -Granville Community College on November 1. That also happens to be his first day at his new job ...
WIZS Radio Local News Audio 10-20-21 Noon

WIZS Radio Local News Audio 10-20-21 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 10-20-21 Noon   ...
GVPH Director Lisa Harrison In President’s Role At National Association Of Health Officials

GVPH Director Lisa Harrison In President’s Role At National Association Of Health Officials

Granville-Vance Public Health Director Lisa M. Harrison is the 2021-22 president of the board of directors of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), which represents nearly 3,000 local health departments across the country. “It is a privilege to serve as NACCHO’s board president while public health continues to work so diligently ...
The Local Skinny! Jobs In Vance

The Local Skinny! Jobs In Vance

The H-V Chamber of Commerce and WIZS, Your Community Voice, present Jobs in Vance for October 19, 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. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Name of the Company: Vance County Sheriff’s Department ...
WIZS Radio Local News Audio 10-19-21 Noon

WIZS Radio Local News Audio 10-19-21 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 10-19-21 Noon     ...
TownTalk: Harry Coombs Talks Military History

TownTalk: Harry Coombs Talks Military History

The 6th annual military history show will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Henderson-Oxford Airport in Granville County. And coordinator Harry Coombs says it’s on track to be even bigger and better than last year, when the event netted $1,700 to benefit the local veteran’s affairs committee. “I expect the crowds to be ...
Turning Point Offers Big Prizes in Oct 22 Raffle

Turning Point Offers Big Prizes in Oct 22 Raffle

Turning Point Community Development Corporation is sponsoring a raffle Friday. Tickets are $10.00 each. The grand prize is an HVAC Unit plus installation (up to 4 ton unit size and must be in Vance County or surrounding area for installation). Turning Point CDC Director Chalis Henderson said, “Grand prizes are the HVAC from Ranes (Heating ...
Man Drowned at Kerr Lake Off Frank Bullock Road

Man Drowned at Kerr Lake Off Frank Bullock Road

— from a press release courtesy of Sheriff Curtis Brame On October 17 at approximately 12:44 a.m., Emergency First Responders along with Vance County Sheriff’s Office personnel were dispatched to Kerr Lake at 547 Frank Bullock Rd., regarding a drowning. According to a witness, the victim—Jody Brooks Massey—attempted to swim out to retrieve a boat ...
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