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WIZS Local News Audio 2-26-21 Noon

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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 in northern Granville County. In her new role, Edlin “sets vision and culture, furthers history and traditions, grows leaders, and embraces the need to remain relevant in an ever-changing overnight camp environment,” according to a written statement.

“I am thrilled to serve Camp Oak Hill in this role as executive director, and I look forward to supporting the staff and nurturing the love of Christ in campers’ lives this summer,” Edlin stated. “Camp is a special place to so many and I feel fortunate to be a part of this organization and the families it represents,” she said.

Edlin was introduced to Camp Oak Hill in 1986, her first year as a camper. Through the years, she participated in leadership training, then was a camp counselor and pool manager. Her relationship with the camp continued through her adult life, and most recently, Edlin headed up the fundraising campaign to mark the camp’s 40th anniversary. She has served on the board as vice president and since April 2020, as president.  “I am hopeful for the future of Camp Oak Hill, continuing to build upon the legacy of those who came before me,” she said.

This role is a natural fit for Edlin, who has a long history of ministry to others. She was chaplain for Delta Zeta sorority at UNC-CH, has led Bible study groups for campers and others for women. She has experience leading a a variety of church-based education endeavors, including developing a church-wide curriculum for community groups.

Edlin and her family live in Wake County, where she is active in community and civic activities there, including the Junior League of Raleigh and Step Up Ministries and Avent West Community Outreach. She also has served on annual fundraising campaigns for both the NC Boys & Girls Club and Urban Ministries.

Edlin leaves SoftPro Corporation after 11 years, where she was a training coordinator, implementation specialist and customer care ambassador. She previously had worked as a corporate paralegal and then as director of children’s ministry for Midtown Community Church in Raleigh. “It is a true joy to find my work at Camp (Oak Hill) as a privilege and not just a duty,” she added.

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Noon News 1-19-21 Food Insecurities; Food Drive; ACTS Fundraiser; Leaf Collection

Stories include

– Food insecurities in the area

– local food drives

– Area Christians Together in Service (ACTS) fish fry fundraiser

– City of Henderson leaf collection

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Noon News 1-18-21 MLK Day; Food Drive; Basketball Tournament; Food Giveaway; Hiring Event

Stories include:

– MLK Day

– Food Drive at Perry Library

– 3 on 3 basketball tournament

– Food giveaways/covid testing

– hiring event

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TownTalk 1-18-21: MLK Day of Service, Marcia Allen and Vance Dem Party

Members of the Vance County Democratic Party and other local officials braved cool, breezy conditions Monday to demonstrate servant leadership by collecting non-perishable food items for two agencies.

Marcia Allen, chair of the Vance County Democratic Party, said the group sponsored the event in conjunction with the National Day of Service as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. All donated items will be given to Area Christians Together in Service (ACTS) and The Help Center of Vance County, Allen said during Monday’s Town Talk with John C. Rose.

“That’s our goal –   to let our community know that we care,” she said. “We have to care about each other. It doesn’t matter what your affiliation is… as a party, we care about each other, and we want to help as much as we can,” she explained.

These two agencies were chosen, Allen said, because they are receiving a lot of clients at this time. She recently toured the ACTS storage center and noted that “their cupboards are getting a little bare.” ACTS also serves lunch daily. Their efforts to fight food insecurity, as well as those of The Help Center, are worthy recipients of the food drive. “We want to make sure they at least have something on the shelves to share with the community,” Allen said.

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Didn’t make it to drop off a donation of food during the Monday drive? No problem. Allen said donations can be dropped off at Shear Magic, 1224 Dabney Drive and Angela Thornton, first vice-chair of the Vance County Democratic Party, will accept them any day except Monday, when the salon is closed.

Vance Sheriff Curtis Brame participated in the event, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Perry Memorial Library. “It’s a great day,” he said, “and truly an honor to see different organizations, different denominations, people gathering peacefully, as Dr. Martin Luther King wanted us to,” Brame said. The food drive is a great cause, he added, as a way to honor the King legacy.

Henry L. Gupton, Vance County Clerk of Superior Court, agreed. “We don’t mind being in the cold for what we’re doing today,” he said. “Any day is a good day to serve,” Gupton said.

Recalling Dr. King’s message that everyone can be great because everyone can serve, Allen said that the work done to help in the community transcends political parties and other differences.  “If we look at each other as family, then we’re going to be kind, and cordial and helpful toward each other.”

The King holiday has been celebrated on the third Monday in January since its inception in 1986. The slain civil rights leader’s philosophy of peaceful protest and servant leadership remains relevant today, Allen said. “We should have that at the forefront of our being. We are here to serve – to serve each other.” And, she added, she will “still have this servant mentality tomorrow,” even though the holiday has passed.

Allen encouraged other Democrats to become active in the local party, noting that there are openings at the local precinct level. Contact Allen at The local party is planning to host monthly community projects as one way to increase service at the community level, she said.

SportsTalk Coaches Corner Player Of The Week 1-15-21

Trey Snide talks about last nights local high school basketball game between Crossroads Christian and Kerr Vance Academy. Crossroads picked up their first win of the season in that contest. Two players were also named WIZS Players of the Week: Javonte Waverly of Henderson Collegiate and Cameron Stancil of Vance Charter School received the honor for the week of Jan. 15th.

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Noon News 1-15-21 Payroll Protection; Food Drive; Food Insecurities; Shannon Christmas; Mick Mixon

Stories include:

– Payroll Protection is now underway

– Democratic Party holding local food drive

– Food insecurities addressed with food drives-

– Shannon Christmas’ TownTalk appearance

– Mick Mixon on SportsTalk

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SportsTalk 1-14-21 Mick Mixon; Granville Central; Local Basketball On WIZS

Hosts Trey Snide and Ron Noel talk with Carolina Panthers play by play announcer Mick Mixon about the 2020 season and look ahead to 2021. Mixon gave insight to the quarterback situation and how 2020 was a unique season due to Covid 19. Mixon feels the Panthers are heading into the right direction for 2021 and praised the work the coaching staff is doing but also stressed the importance of finding the right general manager to replace Marty Hurney who was fired from the position this season. Also discussed was Granville Central High School’s record setting victory over Warren County on Wednesday night and a preview of tonight’s broadcast of the Kerr Vance Academy vs. Crossroads Christian basketball game beginning at 6:45 on WIZS.

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Noon News 1-14-21 Vaccine Protocol; Covid 19 Update; Granville Co. Extension Service

Noon News for 14 Jan. 2021. Stories include:

– Covid 19 vaccine protocol

– Covid 19 update

– Granville County Extension Service

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WIZS Noon News 01-13-21: Hungry Heroes; H-V Rec; GCPS Plan C; State Retirement

WIZS Noon Local News Audio for 1-13-21

– Hungry Heroes
– HV Rec Dept Spring Football
– GCP Schools Plan C
– NC State Retirement Benefits; State’s AAA Bond Rating

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