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Thanksgiving Local News 11-25-20

Stories include:

– Vance Co. Court Cancelled

– Food give away

– Christmas Spectacular

– VGCC appoints dean

– Perry Library

– Click it or Ticket

– Pat Christie

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City Council, NC School of Govt. to Discuss Urban Redevelopment

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-Information courtesy the City of Henderson

On November 30, 2020, members of the Henderson City Council will hold a brief meeting with individuals from the North Carolina School of Government regarding the selection process for the Urban Redevelopment Commission.

This meeting will be held at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Council members may participate from home, work or in Council Chambers. The Zoom information will be posted on the City’s website no later than 12 p.m. on November 30.

It is possible a quorum of Council members will attend this meeting; however, no action will be taken.

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Noon News 11-24-20: Covid19; VGCC receives award; Food give away; Granville Co. Crime Stoppers


Stories include:

– Covid19 Update

– Covid19 testing event

– Day after Thanksgiving food give away

– Granville County Crime Stoppers awards

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Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Site of ‘Day After Thanksgiving’ Food Giveaway

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-Information courtesy Marcus Henderson, Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

On Friday, November 27, 2020, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Middle Baptist Association will have its Annual “Day after Thanksgiving” Service and Food Giveaway.

This service will take place at Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church located at 742 North Chestnut Street in Henderson.

All are invited to come by and get a bagged lunch. Social distancing and masks required.

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Noon News 11-23-20 Court Cancelled; Covid Update; Chamber Board Members; Holiday Trash Collection


Stories include:

– Vance County Court cancelled

– Covid19 Update

– Covid19 Testing event

– New board members on Chamber of Commerce

– Holiday trash collecting schedule.

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Henderson Family YMCA Offering School Care at Reduced Rates

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The Henderson Family YMCA is currently offering a “Back-to-School Academy” for school-aged children on a full-time, hybrid part-time and after school only basis.

Funding from a recent grant has allowed the YMCA to offer a limited-time price reduction on care through the remainder of 2020.

Full-time or hybrid part-time care is available Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. for $75 per week. After school care is available Monday-Friday from 2 until 6 p.m. for $55 per week ($45 for YMCA members).

The Back-to-School Together sessions include:

  • Breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Safe and enriching environment
  • Academic times
  • Group activities
  • Updated safety guidelines
  • Playtime (indoors and outdoors)
  • Swim time
  • Robotics (new)
  • Pick up from Vance Charter now available

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today. For more information, contact the YMCA at (252) 438-2144,, or email Dana at

(This is not a paid advertisement)

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Henderson’s Sanitation Schedule for Thanksgiving Week

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The City of Henderson has released its Thanksgiving Sanitation schedule for 2020.

The schedule will be as follows for Recycling and Yard Debris:

Monday, Nov. 23 – Monday and Tuesday customers will be collected

Tuesday, Nov. 24 –  Wednesday and Thursday customers will be collected

Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Friday customers will be collected

Thursday, Nov. 26 – Holiday

Friday, Nov. 27 – Holiday

Please note that GFL (Waste Industries) garbage collection will follow a different schedule for Thanksgiving. Their schedule will be as follows:

Monday, Nov. 23 – No change

Tuesday, Nov. 24 – No change

Wednesday, Nov. 25 – No change

Thursday, Nov. 26 – Holiday

Friday, Nov. 27 – GFL to collect Thursday customers

Saturday, Nov. 28 – GFL to collect Friday customers

With questions, please call the City’s Public Works Department at (252) 431-6115.

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Noon News 11-20-20 Covid19; Court cancelled; Vote Recount; Railroad history

Stories include:

– Recent deaths from Covid19

– Latest Covid19 statistics

– Vance Co. Court cancelled

– Covid19 Testing Event

– Vote recount

– Railroad history


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Noon News 11-19-20 Covid Outbreak At Court House; Covid19 Alert; City Of Henderson Covid Statement

Stories include:

– Covid19 Outbreak at Vance Co. Court House

– Covid19 Alert System

– City of Henderson statement on Covid 19

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City of Henderson Responds to COVID-19 Orange Alert Level

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On Tuesday, Governor Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) announced a new COVID-19 County Alert System to pinpoint counties with the highest levels of viral spread and offer specific recommendations to bring numbers down.

The system uses metrics informed by the White House Coronavirus Task Force and North Carolina’s key metrics to categorize counties into three tiers:

Yellow: Significant Community Spread

Orange: Substantial Community Spread

Red: Critical Community Spread

To be assigned to the red or orange tier, a county must meet the threshold for case rate for that tier AND the threshold for either percent positive OR hospital impact.

  • Case Rate: The number of new cases in 14 days per 100,000 people
  • Percent Positive: The percent of tests that are positive over 14 days
  • Hospital Impact: A composite score based on the impact that COVID-19 has had on hospitals including percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations, COVID-19 related visits to the Emergency Department, staffed open hospital beds and critical staffing shortages over 14 days

According to the current chart, Vance County is coded orange for substantial community spread with a 9.1% 14-Day Percent Positive rate; 464.8 14-Day Case Rate Per 100,000 and a moderate hospital impact.

Henderson Mayor Eddie Ellington responded to the Governor’s press conference and Vance County’s orange alert level:

“As we look to the ever-increasing cases of COVID-19, the City Manager and I have met, and we are strongly advising the citizens to adhere to the Governor’s mandatory mask mandate along with the other common-sense steps that have been made known by numerous health experts. As duly noted by our orange alert level that shows substantial community spread, we must take this very seriously and act now for the well being of everyone in our city and county. It is up to us to protect ourselves and one another. Please, think before you leave your home, enter businesses and as we gather for the upcoming holidays; lives are at risk. We cannot and must not move into the red alert level. As the Governor has stated: it is up to each individual city and its leaders to take action, and we are prepared to take those next steps.”

Ellington continued, “While we are not at this point as of now, similar to texting while driving and wearing your seatbelt, this certainly could result in a fine for blatant negligence. We are making it a priority to revisit and contact businesses as well as the faith community, urging them to refuse entry without a proper face covering. This falls on them to do their part. These are difficult decisions for leaders, and it’s a reflection on them; safety has to be paramount. As the Christmas season approaches, let’s not let it get to imposing stricter regulations. Just do the right thing for your fellow man.”

In information sent by the City, the state of NC is asking public officials in red and orange counties to consider expanding free COVID-19 testing, pass ordinances to create civil penalties for statewide order violations, increase enforcement of gathering size and setting the alcohol curfew earlier than the statewide rule of 11 p.m.

The City has not indicated that any such further restrictions are currently planned for Henderson. WIZS will bring you any additional information as it is released.