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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Thursday in Downtown Henderson

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Thursday in Downtown Henderson

Shamrocks on Breckenridge is just a few days away – come to downtown Henderson on Thursday, Mar. 17 to enjoy food vendors and entertainment to observe St. Patrick’s Day! Amanda Ellis, chair of the Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission, reminds everyone to wear green to add to the festive atmosphere on Breckenridge Street from 5 p.m. ...
WIZS Radio Local News Audio 3-14-22 Noon

WIZS Radio Local News Audio 3-14-22 Noon

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TownTalk: Purr Partners Helps Cats And Kittens Find Furever Homes

TownTalk: Purr Partners Helps Cats And Kittens Find Furever Homes

Purr Partners is a local nonprofit rescue group that finds homes for cats. Co-founder Lawanna Johnson said she and her teams of volunteers work tirelessly to care for their wards, whether they come from shelters, from owner surrenders or from hoarding situations. “Our mission has always been that we would be advocates for cats,” Johnson ...
MAKO Medical Kicks in $10K To Help Fund Vance Ed Foundation Grants For Teachers

MAKO Medical Kicks in $10K To Help Fund Vance Ed Foundation Grants For Teachers

MAKO Medical has donated $10,000 to the Vance County Public School Foundation to support a grant program for funding in 2022-23.  But the North Carolina-based medical lab has taken it one step further and issued a challenge to the community: They will match dollar-for-dollar all future donations from area businesses and individuals up to $10,000. ...
County Broadband Expansion Possible If Grants Come Through

County Broadband Expansion Possible If Grants Come Through

The Vance County Board of Commissioners heard a report from the Technology Committee at its Mar. 7 meeting and entered into a memorandum of understanding with CenturyLink to approve authorizing up to $750,000 in funding to expand broadband capacity across the county. This action is contingent on a grant application by CenturyLink to get money ...
New COVID-19 Cases Drop In Vance, Granville

New COVID-19 Cases Drop In Vance, Granville

For the first time in months, Vance and Granville counties COVID-19 percent positive rates have dropped to the “low” level. There have been no new deaths reported in the last few weeks in either county. Vance reported 17 new cases over the past week, and Granville reported 27, according to the weekly update from Granville ...
WIZS Radio Local News Audio 03-11-22 Noon

WIZS Radio Local News Audio 03-11-22 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 03-11-22 Noon   ...
Local Phone Scam – First Thing To Do, Hang Up

Local Phone Scam – First Thing To Do, Hang Up

Based on information from Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame, there is a scam rolling in Henderson and Vance County today (Thursday), and it’s pretty vicious. Please keep in mind that no member of local law enforcement, nor any honest member of law enforcement anywhere, will ever call you to ask you for money that, when ...
The Local Skinny! Nothing Bugs Mark Harrison

The Local Skinny! Nothing Bugs Mark Harrison

It wasn’t a lifelong fascination with bugs or a high school biology insect collection project that catapulted Mark Harrison into the pest control business, but here it is, more than four decades later, and Harrison remains the chief Whitco “Bug Warrior.” Harrison visited with Bill Harris as part of the Business Spotlight of The Local ...
TownTalk: The Gist Of The Grist Mill

TownTalk: The Gist Of The Grist Mill

According to the 1850 U.S. Census, there were more than 140 mills in operation in Vance and surrounding counties that once were all part of Granville County. Some were sawmills, and some were grist mills – some constructed for use by a single landowner, but many were built for commercial use. Folks would come to ...
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