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Sheriff, jail staff working to fix problems noted in state inspection

Sheriff, jail staff working to fix problems noted in state inspection

The Vance County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hear a report about the recent state inspection of the county jail at their meeting Monday, Jan. 10. Although the biannual inspection contained numerous findings regarding the state of the facility, the director’s report indicates that all deficiencies have either been corrected or are close to ...
NCDHHS Expands Program Helping Families Pay Water Bills

NCDHHS Expands Program Helping Families Pay Water Bills

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program will expand to include all low-income households needing assistance in paying their water bill. LIHWAP was created in December 2021 after the State of North Carolina was awarded more than $38 million in federal funds to establish a ...
Franklin County Commissioners Change Location of Meeting

Franklin County Commissioners Change Location of Meeting

Franklin County, January 4, 2022: Franklin County Commissioners will meet at a new location beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Later this month the Board will begin conducting meetings at the new Franklin Plaza location at 279 South Bickett Boulevard in Louisburg in Training Room 102 beginning at 7pm. The Board currently conducts its meetings at ...
The Local Skinny! Vance Eats: Yikky Wingz

The Local Skinny! Vance Eats: Yikky Wingz

It’s no secret around WIZS that our Trey Snide likes to eat. So when we decided that a new segment of the Local Skinny was to be called “Vance Eats” the natural choice for a host was Trey Snide. Vance Eats had it’s inaugural segment with chicken wings from Yikky Wingz. Owner William Flye supplied ...
NCDOT Bike Helmet Program Puts Free Helmets On Kids’ Heads

NCDOT Bike Helmet Program Puts Free Helmets On Kids’ Heads

The goal of the state Department of Transportation’s annual bicycle helmet initiative is to reduce bicycle injuries and deaths. Applications are available now for agencies to get up to 100 free bike helmets for young cyclists. As part of the initiative, applicants are encouraged to partner with government and non-government agencies to host bike safety ...
TownTalk: McKinley Perkinson Settles In To EDC Position

TownTalk: McKinley Perkinson Settles In To EDC Position

Although she said her initial orientation continues, the new Henderson-Vance economic development director reports that she is excited to be a part of the team effort of moving the community and the economy forward. McKinley Perkinson began her new job in mid-November, and since that time she has been checking in with business and community ...
WIZS Radio Local News Audio 1-4-22 Noon

WIZS Radio Local News Audio 1-4-22 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 1-4-22 Noon   ...
The Local Skinny! Chamber Of Commerce Looks To 2022

The Local Skinny! Chamber Of Commerce Looks To 2022

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce continues to work to bind the business community and the community at large together through human resource efforts, economic development efforts and through its own participation. When an entity like a chamber can boast that only a handful of its board members ever miss meetings, it provides evidence to others ...
Vance Charter Prepares for OSHA Vaccine Requirement Deadline

Vance Charter Prepares for OSHA Vaccine Requirement Deadline

Businesses and employers of 100 or more people face a quickly approaching vaccine deadline. The federal mandate which was on, then off, then back on again starts to take effect in a week. The Vance Charter School board of directors met last Wednesday night in a special meeting. Board Chair Johnny Yount wrote in correspondence ...
The Local Skinny! Henderson Police Could Soon Have A Robot On The Force

The Local Skinny! Henderson Police Could Soon Have A Robot On The Force

The Henderson Police Department could have a new tool in its complement of resources to help law enforcement officers as they work to keep the community – and themselves – safe. Chief Marcus Barrow said the remote-control robot would be something that other agencies in the region would be able to use, too. He and ...
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