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TownTalk: American Legion Post 60 Celebrates 100 Years
Henderson’s American Legion Post 60 is celebrating 100 years of service to the area with a special program Saturday evening to mark the occasion. Post 60 Commander Ted Grissom reminds members of the program that is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, beginning at 6 p.m. Post 60 Vice-Commander Hartwell Wright spoke with John C.
Lillian Brooks, Oxford Prep Senior, Chosen For UNC-CH Morehead-Cain Scholarship
Lillian Brooks, a senior at Oxford Preparatory School, has been selected for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the daughter of Angela and Chris Brooks of Oxford. Brooks, set to graduate summa cum laude, also serves as senior class president and participates in numerous groups at Oxford Prep,
Henderson Man Jailed On Drug, Federal Detention Order
A Henderson man is in jail on a couple of charges, one of which is possession of cocaine, according to Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame. Members of the sheriff’s office narcotics unit assisted U.S. marshals locate Terrance Hargrove on Friday, Feb. 17, Brame stated in a press release Monday. Hargrove, 45, was found in the
TownTalk: Katie Haynes: 2022 Miss U.S. Agriculture People’s Choice
Growing up in 4-H, Katie Haynes said, she got interested in showing rabbits, something she’s been doing now for 11 years now and still enjoys it. “4-H really helped boost my public speaking skills and confidence levels,” Haynes said. She’s likely going to continue using those skills and more as she travels to Alabama this
TownTalk: Corbitt Preservation Reissues Book In Digital Form
By all accounts, Richard Johnson Corbitt was an excellent businessman and a person of high character, but he probably wouldn’t have believed that anyone who said that someone in the future would be able to put an entire book inside a piece of plastic smaller than a pack of chewing gum. Corbitt’s company operated right
TownTalk: Vance County Receives Positive Audit Of Finances
Vance County Manager Jordan McMillen said the county’s audit for FY 21-22 was a good one, overall. And while the results of the audit may not have been a surprise, it’s always a relief to get the official word from those outside auditors that things are going along smoothly. “In terms of financials, we had
TownTalk: Foundation Continues The Work Of Mary Emma Evans
If her mother were still alive, Phyllis Evans said she would not be giving high marks to the city – or to its residents – for its level of cleanliness. But a foundation named for the late Mary Emma Evans is trying to do its part to make things better and cleaner in Henderson, one
TownTalk: The Reconstruction Era In Vance, Granville And Warren Counties
Driving past historical markers that dot the roadsides in the area give motorists a brief glimpse into some of the well-known people that have lived, worked and died nearby. But anyone who wants to take a deeper dive into those people memorialized on the historical markers need only ask Mark Pace, North Carolina Room specialist
TownTalk: Tax Revaluation Currently Underway
Vance County is in the middle of a tax revaluation process – something that state law requires happen at least once every eight years. Vincent Valuations is the company contracted to complete the work of assessing the 26,000 parcels of property and the buildings that are on them. According to County Manager Jordan McMillen, about
TownTalk: More On This Week’s Shooting
More on the shooting that took place on Gholson Ave. that left two men dead. CLICK PLAY! WIZS Radio · TownTalk: More On This Week’s Shooting