This is Labor Day — a time to honor the nation's working men and women, and traditionally, the end of the summer season. The observance has added meaning this year because of the persistently cloudy employment picture. The first Labor Day was celebrated in September 1882 in New York City. By 1894, more than half the states were observing the occasion, and noting the first Monday in September as a national holiday became federal law in 1894. In the U.S., nearly 156 million men and women over the … (Read More...)
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The Vance County Democrats will hold a monthly meeting at the H. Perry Library at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Issues concerning the upcoming election. Preparation for defending the right to vote when challenged, To hear from Brenda Cleary one of the candidates for Congress that some of our precincts will vote for. […]
Photo of the Week: During my visit to the Fayetteville VA Medical Center, I had the opportunity to speak to some of our nation’s active-duty military who were spending time visiting with veterans. I truly enjoyed getting to know these men and women and hear their thoughts on how we can improve care for our […]
In this week’s address, the President wished Americans a happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we’ve made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong middle class. To do this, the President reiterated that Congress should do right by hardworking Americans across the […]
This is Labor Day — a time to honor the nation’s working men and women, and traditionally, the end of the summer season. The observance has added meaning this year because of the persistently cloudy employment picture. The first Labor Day was celebrated in September 1882 in New York City. By 1894, more than half […]
Court document 14-CVS-806 may be downloaded in full here: 20140808_14_CVS_806_Vance County vs Christa and Charles Reavis
The Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for September 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm in Market classroom.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, August 28th at 10:00AM for Pretty Nails to showcase the opening of their business and membership with the Chamber. John Barnes welcomed owner Vicky Nguyen and her staff. Mayor Pete O’Geary and Commissioner Brown thanked Vicky Nguyen, Owner Pretty Nails for investing in the community and wished them […]
Vance County Schools wants to keep students and their parents informed about required testing in our high schools for grades 9-12. According to State Board of Education policy, students who are enrolled for credit in courses in which end-of-course (EOC) assessments are required shall take the appropriate EOC assessment at the completion of the course. […]
August 2014 The Baskerville Bulletin Representative Nathan Baskerville House District 32 Vance, Granville, Warren 16 W. Jones Street Raleigh, NC 27603 919-733-5824 Greetings from the North Carolina General Assembly! The Short Session is finally over! We have just ended one of the longest short sessions in North Carolina’s History. This newsletter will highlight some of […]
Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled several occupational healthcare courses to start in September at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. The Nurse Aide Level I course will be offered on two different schedules. The first class, with instructor Evelyn Reeves, will meet Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 9 through Jan. 21, from 1 until 5 p.m. (12:30-4:30 […]
Scammers, always on the lookout for more ways to steal, have come up with a new approach: pretending to be your boss’s boss. They’re counting on you being surprised and a little intimidated to get an email directly from someone higher up in the company. They hope you won’t second-guess the order to wire a […]
RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services’ State and Federal Market News Service is launching a series of new reports focusing on locally produced agricultural products. Reports for the state-operated farmers markets in Raleigh and Asheville, which list current wholesale prices, are now online, as is Farm to School information, which provides […]
Good news: Our economy is still growing. According to a new report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis today, U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014. The report affirms that second-quarter economic growth was strong — consistent with the recent string of solid […]
A perpetually hot topic, in summer and other seasons, is the fluctuating cost of gasoline and diesel fuel. Some discussion centers on the amount of taxes paid at the pump, as state taxes on fuels vary widely. The highest state tax plus fees on gasoline is 50.5 cents per gallon, levied in New York, while […]
On Sunday, August 24, 2014, members of the Henderson Police Department responded to Maria Parham Medical Center in response to a report of someone shot. When officers arrived, they discovered that Quincey Gregory was suffering from a serious gunshot wound. The investigation revealed that the incident took place around the 600 block of West Rockspring […]
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Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled several occupational healthcare courses to start in September at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton. The Nurse Aide Refresher course is scheduled to be held Monday-Thursday, Sept. 2 through Sept. 11, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Melissa Hawkins will serve as the instructor. This 40-hour program is designed […]
AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to […]
Vance County’s General Government Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, September 2 at 12:00 noon in the County Manager’s Administrative Conference Room. The purpose is to discuss proposed legislative goals.
Please be informed that the County’s HR Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, September 4th at 5:00 p.m. in the administrative conference room.