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Vance Public Safety Committee Meeting Rescheduled

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-Information courtesy Jordan McMillen, Vance County Manager

Please be informed that Vance County’s Public Safety Committee (Brummitt, Faines, Wilder), originally scheduled for July 23, has been rescheduled to meet Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room of the Vance County Administration Building located at 122 Young Street in Henderson.

Topics to be discussed include an update to the emergency operations plan and a fire engine loan to Hicksboro Volunteer Fire Department.

Town of Kittrell, Middleburg Nov. Election Candidates Announced

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-Information courtesy Melody Vaughan, Deputy Director, Vance County Board of Elections

Filing for the Town of Kittrell and Town of Middleburg elections ended on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 12 p.m. The election date for Kittrell and Middleburg is Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Offices on the ballot for Kittrell are Mayor and three town commissioners. Offices on the ballot for Middleburg are Mayor and three town council members.

According to the State Board of Election, candidate filing for the Town of Kittrell Commissioner seat has been extended. Filing will begin Monday, July 22, 2019, and end Friday, July 26, 2019. The hours will be Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

With questions, please contact the Vance County Board of Elections office at (252) 492-3730.

Names on the ballot as of 7/19/19:

Office Position: Mayor – Town of Kittrell

Name: Jerry Clarence Joyner

Residential Address: 32 E Main Street Kittrell, NC 27544

Mailing Address: Same as residential address

Telephone Number: (252) 438-2721

Date of Filing: 07/12/2019

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Office Position: Town Commissioner – Town of Kittrell

Name: Mary Jo Floyd

Residential Address: 253 Church Street Kittrell, NC 27544

Mailing Address: Same as residential address

Telephone Number: (252) 430-0354

Date of Filing: 07/09/2019

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Office Position: Town Commissioner – Town of Kittrell

Name: Susan Michelle Pulley

Residential Address: 1585 N Chavis Road Kittrell, NC 27544

Mailing Address: Same as residential address

Telephone Number: (252) 432-4332

Date of Filing: 07/19/2019

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Office Position: Mayor – Town of Middleburg

Name: Gary Andrew Plummer

Residential Address: 404 Chestnut Street Middleburg, NC 27556

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 341 Middleburg, NC 27556

Telephone Number: (252) 492-0828

Date of Filing: 07/17/2019

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Office Position: Town Councilman – Town of Middleburg

Name: Ruth Macon Nance

Residential Address: 65 Pine Street Middleburg, NC 27556

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 194 Middleburg, NC 27556

Telephone Number: (252) 820-5467

Date of Filing: 07/15/2019

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Office Position: Town Councilman – Town of Middleburg

Name: Mamie Lee Turner

Residential Address: 390 N Lee Avenue Middleburg, NC 27556

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 178 Middleburg, NC 27556

Telephone Number: (252) 767-0059

Date of Filing: 07/16/2019

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Office Position: Town Councilman – Town of Middleburg

Name: Annie (Ann) R. Fudge

Residential Address: 54 N Hawkins Avenue Middleburg, NC 27556

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 344 Middleburg, NC 27556

Telephone Number: (252) 430-7716

Date of Filing: 07/17/2019

VCSO: Silver Alert Issued for Robert Lewis Rogers

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Update –

At the request of the Vance County S.O, the N.C. Center for Missing Persons has cancelled the Silver Alert for Robert Louis Rogers. For more information, call Det. W. Mitchell at the Vance County S.O at 919-691-8257.

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The Vance County Sheriff’s Office is seeking urgent assistance in locating Robert Lewis Rogers, age 53. He is missing from the Jacksontown Road area of Middleburg.

A silver alert has been issued due to cognitive impairment.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call 911 or the Vance County Sheriff’s Office at 252-738-2200.

 

Vance Co. Properties, Water Committee to Meet July 22

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-Information courtesy Kelly H. Grissom, Executive Assistant/Clerk to Board, Vance County Board of Commissioners

The following Vance County committees are scheduled to meet Monday, July 22, 2019, in the Administrative Conference Room of the Vance County Administration Building located at 122 Young Street in Henderson.

Properties Committee (Brummitt, Taylor, Wilder)

Monday, July 22 at 3 p.m.

–       Warrenton Road Convenience Site

–       Possible offer on REO Property

Water Committee (Wilder, Brummitt, Taylor)

Monday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. (or immediately after the properties committee meeting)

–       Phase 1B Financials

Vance County Schools Announces Leadership Changes

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-Press Release, Vance County Schools

The following administrative changes have been announced for the 2019-2020 school year.

Mrs. Letitia Fields – Principal, New Hope Elementary School

Mrs. Fields was born and raised in Henderson, North Carolina. Mrs. Fields has served as a Special Education teacher and a Social Studies and Writing teacher. Her most recent assignment was Assistant Principal at Zeb Vance Elementary School.

Mrs. Field attended New Hope and grew up in the Townsville community.

Mrs. Fields will begin as Principal at New Hope on July 17, 2019.

Ms. Michelle Fiscus – Public Information Officer

Ms. Fiscus brings a distinguished background in marketing and television network reporting to us.

Most recently she has served as the Public Information Officer in the Franklin County Public Schools and at Louisburg College.

We are excited about having her join us. Ms.Fiscus will begin working in the district on August 1, 2019.

 

Mrs. Gail Powers – Director of Career and Technical Education and Secondary Education

Mrs. Powers currently serves as the Executive Director of CTE in Halifax County and has previously served as an elementary, middle and high school principal in Nash-Rocky Mount and Randolph Counties.

We were extremely fortunate to find a professional with her unique set of skills and background experiences to join us. We anticipate her starting work with us on or about August 1, 2019.

Mark Your Calendar: MPH to Hold ‘Fun & Famous’ $5 Sale

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Information courtesy Lisa Radford, Volunteer Coordinator, Maria Parham Health

Volunteer Services of Maria Parham Health will be sponsoring the fun and famous $5 Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Sale Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Thursday, August 15 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m in the J.T. Church Classroom in Henderson.

Scarves, hats, bags, lunch totes, watches, necklaces, rings, earrings, umbrellas, socks and so much more. Everything is $5!

Come see what all the excitement is about!

Business Donations Needed for H-V Chamber’s New Teacher Bags

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-Information courtesy the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce

The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce is preparing to welcome new teachers to the Vance County area in August. The schools include all Vance County Public Schools, Henderson Collegiate, Crossroads Christian School, Kerr-Vance Academy and Vance Charter School.

We are looking for donations from local business owners to pack into bags (that have been generously donated by the Vance County Farm Bureau) for these teachers. We have approximately 165 new teachers that we will be welcoming to the area.

Businesses may donate everything from chips, chewing gum, pencils, pens, notepads, water bottles, stress balls, gift cards….anything that they feel would promote their business.

If your business would be able to donate an item for each teacher, we would greatly appreciate it. Donations are being accepted now until Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Thank you for your generous donations and for being a part of this special project. Please call the Chamber with questions at (252) 438-8414.

Union Chapel United Methodist to Hold ‘Gigantic’ Yard Sale

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-Information courtesy Edward Woodlief, Union Chapel United Methodist Church 

Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 6535 Raleigh Road, Kittrell, is holding a gigantic yard sale on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

The yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the fellowship hall and church parsonage.

Lots of furniture, clothes, housewares, novelties and thousands of miscellaneous items too numerous to mention.

Your support is greatly appreciated, and we hope to see you there.

Burgess to Head HVCC Chamber

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-Press Release, Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce has tapped Michele Burgess to be president of the organization, effective July 22, 2019.

Burgess, a resident of Vance County, brings a wealth of experience to the position. She previously served as executive director of the chamber from 1982-88 and 1995-99.

“The chamber is key to opening doors to business growth and development in our community,” Burgess said. “I’ve always had a passion for making improvements to Henderson and Vance County, and I want to make a difference.”

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce has tapped Michele Burgess to be president of the organization, effective July 22, 2019. Burgess, a resident of Vance County, previously served as executive director of the chamber from 1982-88 and 1995-99. (Photo courtesy HV Chamber)

Burgess said she is excited to try new programs and “to build on a tradition of being an active and progressive chamber.”

Nancy Wykle, chairwoman of the board of directors and publisher of The Daily Dispatch, said Burgess is a unifier who will bring tremendous energy to the chamber. “Our board is excited about the ideas Michele brings and her level of engagement,” she said. “She knows this community and brings an infusion of positive energy, which will guide us in the right direction.”

Burgess said she is eager to work with the board to advance the chamber’s program of work, as well as to be engaged in the community. “We all need to support our community and be proud of it,” she said.

Wykle said Burgess’ knowledge of the community and her energy were key factors in her appointment. “Michele loves this community, has deep ties and has great ideas for how we can grow,” she said.

“There’s so much potential for how our chamber and community can move forward,” Burgess said.

Burgess succeeds Vanessa Jones, who has been serving as interim president.

VGCC Small Business Center to Offer Free QuickBooks, Financial Classes

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-Information courtesy Sheri Jones, Director, VGCC Small Business Center

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is offering two free, three hour classes entitled “Quick Start Bookkeeping with QuickBooks.”

The classes will be offered on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the times and locations as listed below and is being taught by Semone Brisson, an Accountant and QuickBooks Consultant of Brisson’s Accounting out of Salisbury, NC. A description of the classes content is below and registration is required.

If you, your members or someone you know could benefit from these classes, please forward the following information and registration links to them.

The links can also be accessed from our website at https://www.vgcc.edu/coned/small-business-center/#schedules.

CLASS DESCRIPTION

1)  “Quick Start Bookkeeping with QuickBooks”

This informative seminar is geared toward the novice bookkeeper and QuickBooks user. An accountant and QuickBooks consultant will show you how to set up and use QuickBooks desktop software for everyday accounting tasks in the simplest, most efficient way possible for your company or non-profit.

Topics include:

  • Setting up a company file quickly
  • Understanding and designing financial statements
  • How items and classes work
  • When to use receivables, payables and bank feeds
  • What is a “set of books” and how does it work?
  • What bookkeeping practices do I need?

This seminar will benefit both QuickBooks desktop and online users. It is not intended to be a “step-by-step hands-on class” and does not require a book. Questions are welcomed and encouraged.

“Quick Start Bookkeeping with QuickBooks”
Wednesday, July 31 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Kerr Lake Country Club – 600 Hedrick Dr. Henderson, NC 27537

Registration Link:  https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=530390033

2) “Understanding Financial Statements”

Maintaining and understanding financial information is critical to running a profitable small business. This three hour seminar helps small business owners focus on using key financial reports to understand and operate their businesses. The seminar also explains how small business owners can use their financial statements to identify potential problems before they become serious threats to the business’ survival.

“Understanding Financial Statements”

Wednesday, July 31 from 1 – 4 p.m.
Vance-Granville Community College, Bldg. 7 – 200 Community College Road Henderson, NC  27536

Registration Link:  https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=530390035