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Register Online for Vaccine with Franklin County Health Department

Register Online for Vaccine with Franklin County Health Department

Franklin County residents can now register online for first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations, according to Scott S. LaVigne, county health director. Please visit https://www.franklincountync.us/alerts/corona-virus-covid-19-joint-information-center, where interested residents will find a link to the county’s COVID-19 Vaccine online booking system. Clink on the link, answer a series of questions to confirm your eligibility and proceed to book your ...
Vance VITA Not Able To Use Library To Operate

Vance VITA Not Able To Use Library To Operate

Katrina Reid with Vance County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) reports to WIZS News, “Due to COVID-19, the Vance County VITA program that’s held at the Perry Library is closed.” The library is not open to the public at this time. For additional assistance, reach out to Reid at 252.432.6642. In her correspondence, she provided ...
New Director named at Camp Oak Hill

New Director named at Camp Oak Hill

Missy Edlin has been involved with Camp Oak Hill in a variety of ways, from camper to counselor to board president. The camp’s board of directors announced last week that Edlin has been named interim executive director, and she couldn’t be happier. The board unanimously elected Edlin to lead the camp and retreat center, located ...
WIZS Local News 02-17-21 Noon

WIZS Local News 02-17-21 Noon

Click to Listen to Local news Audio. WIZS Your Community Voice — 100.1 FM / 1450 AM PRESENTED IN PART BY OUR SPONSOR DRAKE DENTISTRY Local News Airs on WIZS M-F at 8 a.m., 12 Noon and 5 p.m. “TownTalk” Airs on WIZS M-F at 11 a.m. “The Local Skinny!” Airs on WIZS Mon-Thurs at ...
TownTalk 2-17-21 Brian Short, Vance Co. Emergency Operations Director

TownTalk 2-17-21 Brian Short, Vance Co. Emergency Operations Director

A second winter storm is predicted to bring more ice and freezing rain to the area overnight and into Thursday, following on the heels of last weekend’s ice storm that residents have barely recovered from. Brian Short, director of emergency operations for Henderson and Vance County, told John C. Rose Wednesday that the National Weather ...
TownTalk 02-16-21 Shemecka McNeil Slice 325

TownTalk 02-16-21 Shemecka McNeil Slice 325

Shemecka McNeil calls it “stainless-steel syndrome.” Similar to “white coat syndrome” that describes the aversion some people have to going to doctors, those suffering stainless steel syndrome have an aversion to preparing healthy foods. McNeil is working to change that attitude, while transforming diets with a focus on healthier eating habits through the work she ...
WIZS Local News 02-16-21 Noon

WIZS Local News 02-16-21 Noon

Click to Listen to Local News Audio. WIZS your Community voice–100.1 FM / 1450 AM PRESENTED IN PART BY OUR SPONSOR DRAKE DENTISTRY Local News Airs on WIZS M-F at 8 a.m., 12 Noon and 5 p.m. “TownTalk” Airs on WIZS M-F at 11 a.m. “The Local Skinny!” Airs on WIZS Mon – Thurs at ...
Henderson Police Clear an Amber Alert from Virginia

Henderson Police Clear an Amber Alert from Virginia

Press Release from Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow (Saturday) night around seven (o’clock) information was received that a suspect from an “Amber Alert” was driving a green Grand Marquis with Texas tags and was possibly in the area. He was said to have a 12 year old Kidnap and Sexual Assault victim in the car ...
Press Release: Bypass of Untreated Wastewater During Ice Storm

Press Release: Bypass of Untreated Wastewater During Ice Storm

Press Release: February 15, 2021 BYPASS OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER Approximately 627,500 gallons of untreated water entered Sandy Creek between Friday, February 12, 2021, and Sunday, February 14, 2021. North Carolina General Statutes article 21 chapter 143.215.1c requires a press release for all bypasses of 1,000 gallons or more that enter surface waters. Questions concerning this ...
Montague Cultivates Relationships to Get More Done for People

Montague Cultivates Relationships to Get More Done for People

Whether it’s excess rainfall or weekend ice storms in late winter, handling all that Mother Nature doles out requires flexibility and the “glass half-full” outlook. Although Rob Montague, area ranger with the NC Forest Service, can’t do much to prevent weather events, he can help area landowners create plans to best manage their resources. Montague, ...
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