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Gang Free Inc. Sponsors Hispanic Heritage Month Event Thursday, Sept. 30

Gang Free Inc. Sponsors Hispanic Heritage Month Event Thursday, Sept. 30

(Disponible en español.) Hispanic Heritage Month is observed Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and Gang Free Inc. is hosting a fiesta on Thursday, Sept. 30 that will showcase foods, music and dances for everyone to enjoy. The event will be held at 940 County Home Road in Henderson from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A deejay will ...
TownTalk: Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony To Light Up Garnett St.

TownTalk: Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony To Light Up Garnett St.

The Vance County Relay for Life is sponsoring a Luminaria ceremony on Oct. 23 that is shaping up to illuminate a portion of Garnett Street with little bags of light to remember or honor lives affected by cancer. Like so many events affected by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and safety precautions,  local organizers said they ...
The Local Skinny! Pearson And Harris To Be Honored By City Of Henderson

The Local Skinny! Pearson And Harris To Be Honored By City Of Henderson

The Henderson City Council has approved naming a couple of city-owned properties for two former residents who helped shape the community and make it a better place for their neighbors. The Operation and Service Center will be renamed in memory and in honor of Dr. Andrea L. Harris, who grew up in Henderson and went ...
WIZS Radio Local News Audio 9-27-21 Noon

WIZS Radio Local News Audio 9-27-21 Noon

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VCS Literacy Specialist Part of Statewide ‘Rethink Education’ Team To Promote Blended Instruction

VCS Literacy Specialist Part of Statewide ‘Rethink Education’ Team To Promote Blended Instruction

Vance County Schools has announced that Amber Hines, district K-5 literacy specialist, is a member of the first cohort of Rethink Education, a statewide initiative created to help teachers tailor blended instruction targeted at rural and under-resourced communities. Made possible by $17.6 million from the U.S. Department of Education, Rethink Education provides training by facilitators ...
Tar River Land Conservancy Needs Volunteers To Construct Trails In Southern Granville County

Tar River Land Conservancy Needs Volunteers To Construct Trails In Southern Granville County

Fall is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the outdoors, whether it’s hiking or working in the yard. And Derek Halberg, executive director of Tar River Land Conservancy, has a couple of opportunities for volunteers to combine both activities. The result will be the addition of 3.3 miles of hiking trails in southern ...
WIZS Radio Local News Audio 9-24-21 Noon

WIZS Radio Local News Audio 9-24-21 Noon

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Local CV19 Update 9-24-21 from Granville Vance Public Health

Local CV19 Update 9-24-21 from Granville Vance Public Health

In the past 7 days, there have been 146 new cases in Vance County, a 17% decrease from the previous 7 days. The percent positivity rate in Vance County is 7.4%. In the past 7 days, there have been 141 new cases in Granville County, a 17.5% decrease from the previous 7 days. The percent ...
Federal Judge Sends Oxford Man to Prison for 7 Years Following a Shooting

Federal Judge Sends Oxford Man to Prison for 7 Years Following a Shooting

— press release courtesy of U.S. Attorneys Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina An Oxford man was sentenced to 84  months in prison for Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.  On June 8, 2021, S Daques Shorter pled guilty to the charges. According to court documents and other information ...
TownTalk: History of Kerr Lake, Part 2

TownTalk: History of Kerr Lake, Part 2

(Photo courtesy R.F. Timberlake – Kerr Lake Park Watch on Facebook and Shutter Art Gallery) •••••••••••••••••••• Kerr Lake covers about 50,000 acres when it’s at normal elevation, but if the lake level were to reach its maximum elevation of 320 feet above sea level, the lake would more than double in size. In short, Kerr ...
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