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TownTalk: Night Out Against Crime Event Coming To Downtown Henderson

TownTalk: Night Out Against Crime Event Coming To Downtown Henderson

Like many other areas around the state and nation, Henderson and Vance County is no stranger to crime. Crime happens and law enforcement agencies need help to solve these crimes. That’s where Crime Stoppers comes in. They provide tips that can solve or even prevent crimes. Cash rewards of up to $2000 are available if
TownTalk: FGV Ducky Derby Takes To Garnett Street Sept. 18

TownTalk: FGV Ducky Derby Takes To Garnett Street Sept. 18

If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to have 2,000 rubber duckies float down Garnett Street, then come out Saturday, Sept. 18 for the 12th annual Ducky Derby to benefit Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start. Garry Daeke, FGV development coordinator, said he is looking forward to another successful fundraiser, despite some necessary adjustments because of the
TownTalk: ACTS Makes a Joyful Noise with Benefit Concert

TownTalk: ACTS Makes a Joyful Noise with Benefit Concert

    Imagine hosting the biggest Thanksgiving meal ever, providing all the food for the biggest family imaginable. Every day. There’s the food preparation, then serving, then the cleanup. That’s how Lee Anne Peoples describes the operation at ACTS – the executive director said it takes dozens of volunteers to provide the hot meals five
TownTalk: BBQ Cook Off Promises Great Food and Fun

TownTalk: BBQ Cook Off Promises Great Food and Fun

– Update Sept 15 The second annual Tri-County BBQ competition is Sunday, Sept. 19 at Kerr Lake Country Club.  Organizer Tracy Mosley said the competition is a fundraiser of Helping All People Excel, Inc., a local nonprofit that, among other things, helps college-bound students from Vance County with some necessary school expenses. The cookoff will
Local Restaurant Salutes First Responders With Breakfast ‘On The House’

Local Restaurant Salutes First Responders With Breakfast ‘On The House’

The law enforcement presence around JR’s Restaurant 39 this morning shouldn’t have alarmed passers-by – J.R. Stainback and his staff WANTED those firefighters and all other first responders to come by for a free breakfast to say “thank you” for their service. In addition to all those uniformed first responders in attendance were other city
Town Talk: Kerr-Tar Loan Programs Help Homeowners With Repairs

Town Talk: Kerr-Tar Loan Programs Help Homeowners With Repairs

Homeowners in the five-county area that the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments serves can apply for a couple of loan programs for repairs or improvements to their residences. The deadline to submit applications is early November, and Kerr-Tar finance assistant Katie Connor said the loans are completely forgivable, provided the home remains the property of
Remembering Clay Faulkner: Ballgames Saturday At Aycock Rec Complex

Remembering Clay Faulkner: Ballgames Saturday At Aycock Rec Complex

Clay Faulkner loved baseball. He played in high school and on several travel teams, and this Saturday, friends and family will take to the fields at Aycock Recreation Complex to remember the young man with the infectious smile who touched so many lives. Susan Patterson, Clay’s mother, said it was actually one of her son’s
Town Talk: Hot Sauce Contest And Other Events Provide Entertainment For All

Town Talk: Hot Sauce Contest And Other Events Provide Entertainment For All

Fall is still a few weeks away, but this weekend kicks off a bevy of events in Granville County designed to bring guests from near and far to enjoy everything from classic cars to beautiful glass pumpkins. It all starts with Saturday’s Hot Sauce Contest, and Granville Tourism Director Angela Allen said the 15th annual
TownTalk: History of Kerr Lake

TownTalk: History of Kerr Lake

(Photo courtesy R.F. Timberlake – Kerr Lake Park Watch on Facebook and Shutter Art Gallery) It was the flood of 1940 that finally set in motion the creation of the reservoir and dam that we here in North Carolina call Kerr Lake, but our neighbors to the north in Virginia insist on calling Buggs Island
TownTalk: Local Author Michael Elliott Has Faith In The Music Of John Hiatt

TownTalk: Local Author Michael Elliott Has Faith In The Music Of John Hiatt

His name may not be a household name, but John Hiatt is the force behind many popular singers and bands – and Mike Elliott has written a book of the singer-songwriter’s life. For longtime WIZS listeners, the answer is yes, OUR Mike Elliott. The Oxford native and former program director and operations manager of the
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