If you shop the cereal aisle in your supermarket, you'll see dozens of brands on display, from the sugary and candy-like to high-fiber organic products. One of them has been available for well over 100 years. It was on this date in 1893 that a Denver restaurant owner, Henry Perky, received a patent for the creation shredded wheat. By 1901, he had set up an ultra-modern plant at Niagara Falls, called "the Palace of Light," to make shredded wheat, and the falls became the familiar logo of the … (Read More...)
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The Henderson Community Concert Association is involved in its Season Membership Campaign. The 2014-2015 Concert Series will feature five outstanding performances at one low price. The best entertainment value in the area! Season tickets — that is for five live performances — are available at: $55 for an adult, $105 for a couple, $10 for […]
Oxford-based Union Bank has established a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College in honor of a longtime community leader who has been instrumental in the success of both the bank and the college. Stanley H. “Stan” Fox of Oxford, a former state legislator, director emeritus on the bank’s board and current vice-chair of the VGCC […]
Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 310 students earned Dean’s List honors for the spring semester that ended in May. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student had to maintain a 3.5 grade-point average and have no grade lower than “B” while carrying at least 12 semester hours, according to VGCC Vice President of […]
FLETCHER – The N.C. Mountain State Fair will return to the Western N.C. Agricultural Center for another run of family fun Sept. 5-14, and advance tickets are now available. “There’s no time like fair time, and with savings of $2 on admission tickets and 50 percent on ride tickets, there is no time like right […]
Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Date: * Personnel Committee, Tuesday, August 5th, 8:30 am Note: All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.
Several Vance-Granville Community College students recently completed special training for afterschool program administrators and staff members. VGCC School-Age Education program head Jacquelin Heath incorporated the “Upping Your After School Game” course content into a curriculum course, School-Age Program Administration (EDU 263), this summer. Heath’s program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and a diploma […]
If you shop the cereal aisle in your supermarket, you’ll see dozens of brands on display, from the sugary and candy-like to high-fiber organic products. One of them has been available for well over 100 years. It was on this date in 1893 that a Denver restaurant owner, Henry Perky, received a patent for the […]
The County’s Water Board Planning Committee met Thursday, July 31st at 12:00 noon in the County Manager’s Administrative Conference Room. The purpose wasw to discuss water project matters.
Franklin-Granville Vance Smart Start, with funding from the Vance County United Way, will be enrolling children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library at the Perry Memorial Library on Friday, August 8th from noon until 5 pm. Children enrolled in the Imagination Library will receive an age appropriate book each month, mailed to them at their […]
Law enforcement officers in North and South Carolina are unraveling a complex scam that began with a phony online relationship and racy photographs, and ended with a demand for money to repair a damaged church window. In addition to a fake pastor, the scam also involved a crook masquerading as an agent of the North […]
For the week of July 31 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, zip, bike or raft at the Adventure Center of Asheville. Explore the Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton. Step back in time at the Chicamocomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe. Tempt your taste buds at Fincastle’s Diner in Greensboro. And tour the Rock Barn Golf & […]
Butterfield Statement on House Republicans Passage of a Resolution Authorizing Speaker Boehner to Sue the President of the United States
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement after the Republican-led House of Representatives passed a resolution, H. Res. 676, to allow Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to sue President Obama for using executive authority to delay implementation of the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act: “Never […]
The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a free seminar, entitled “Networking Tips That Can Grow Your Small Business,” on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. In this seminar, Anita Hicks will teach participants why networking is important for small businesses, how to […]
THIS WEEK IN THE GARDEN (from the WIZS Home & Garden Show) 1. You can start your fall garden now! Consult this planting calendar for complete details: http://cals.ncsu.edu/hort_sci/extension/documents/AG-756.pdf 2. We are only about 5 weeks from tall fescue seeding time. If you plan to do a complete renovation, you will need to spray in the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Hank Johnson (D-GA) marked the 49th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid. President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965. “Forty-nine years ago, Democrats created Medicare and Medicaid; over nearly half a century, we have sustained them; now […]
The first patent in the young United States was issued on this date in 1790 to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a new method of making potash — useful in producing soap, fertilizer and glass. The Constitution recognized, for the first time in history, the intrinsic right of an inventor to profit from his invention. […]
Would you like to get your musical instrument out of the closet, and play it again? Have you longed for your high school days when you loved to play your instrument and wished you could do so again? The Vance-Granville Community Band, under the direction of VGCC music instructor Ivory Brock, is looking for people […]
The national government’s broad involvement in individual health insurance goes back to this date in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid. The legislation was introduced in Congress in March 1965 and went through more than 500 amendments before being passed by large majorities in both the […]
The Vance County’s Water Board Planning Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, July 31st at 12:00 noon in the County Manager’s Administrative Conference Room. The purpose is to discuss water project matters.
Butterfield Joins Mayor Adam O’Neal for Final Leg of His 300-mile Walk from Belhaven, NC to Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) joined Mayor Adam O’Neal during the final leg of his near 300-mile walk from Belhaven, NC to Washington, DC. Republican Mayor O’Neal began his walk two weeks ago to protest the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid following the closing of the only hospital in the Belhaven […]