Friday, August 26th. “Every dog has its day,” is an idiom dating from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and even earlier. According to one animal welfare advocate, today is that day for America’s canines. Now in its 13th year, this is National Dog Day, about five months after National Puppy Day. The occasion has two goals. One is to honor dogs, which serve humanity as companions, watchdogs, herders, and Seeing Eye dogs. The second goal is to rescue dogs from neglect and abuse through placement in caring … (Read More...)
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A tractor-trailer crash has closed Interstate 85 South near exit 217 (Satterwhite Point Road) near Henderson. This is about 16 miles south of the Virginia state line. The crash is in a work zone where traffic has been reduced to a single lane in each direction. Once the truck is removed from the area, guard […]
The first Pop Up Market in Downtown Henderson, NC will be Friday August 26th, 2016 from 9am to 4pm at the Library and Police Department parking lot near Breckenridge Street. Come for fresh produce, crafts, hot dogs and hamburgers Select vendors will accept SNAP cards as well Pop Up Markets are scheduled weekly throughout the farming […]
A course that introduces students to the carpentry trade will be offered soon by Vance-Granville Community College. “Carpentry I” is scheduled to be held on Monday through Thursday evenings from 6 until 10 p.m., Sept. 6 through Dec. 20, in room 5109 on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Students will learn about proper safety […]
Parents of school-age children in North Carolina have been adding a new word to their vocabulary: PowerSchool. Until three years ago, most parents lacked easy access to real-time information about their children’s grades in school and attendance. Now, with a new school year getting underway Monday for most schools, technology leaders with the NC Department […]
Vance-Granville Community College held a pinning ceremony for its 2016 Medical Assisting program graduates on Aug. 5 at the college’s Franklin County Campus in Louisburg, where the program is conducted. As VGCC’s program is nationally accredited, the graduates are now eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ (AAMA) certification examination to become […]
The state will soon be able to purchase new equipment needed to meet a nationwide mandate on rail safety standards, thanks to a federal grant awarded to the N.C. Department of Transportation last week. “The safe movement of passengers and freight on our rail system is our top priority,” said Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson. “These […]
Heard It First: Voting Rights Act Turns 51; Butterfield Leads Fight to Release Wildin Acosta, Pitt-Greenville Airport Receives $791,000 Grant Dear Friend, On August 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, empowering millions of African Americans to vote for the first time. Then, in June […]
Friday, August 26th. “Every dog has its day,” is an idiom dating from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and even earlier. According to one animal welfare advocate, today is that day for America’s canines. Now in its 13th year, this is National Dog Day, about five months after National Puppy Day. The occasion has two goals. One is […]
Come be a part of the Community Event scheduled for August 26-28, 2016. Enjoy wholesome fun and activities for the entire community. The Vance County NAACP is partnering with area community organizations and government entities to create a unified community. See the attached flyer for the schedule of activities and partnering organizations. For information and […]
The Henderson Vance Downtown Development Commission newsletter is now available. Information includes grant opportunities for new and existing businesses, and upcoming events in downtown. Please like the facebook page at www.facebook.com/hendersonncdowntown and visit their website www.hendersonncdowntown.com Download the newsletter here: Clockworks Summer 2016.pdf
Chairman Gordon Wilder has called a special meeting for Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room, Vance County Administration Building, 122 Young Street, Henderson, NC. The purpose of the meeting is to enter into closed session to discuss personnel matters.
The next meeting of the Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board will be held on Thursday, September 1st, 2 pm at the Farmers Market (210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC). Our meetings are open to the public.
This Fall, Warren County Cooperative Extension will once again offer the Backyard Farmers Series. This educational program is designed for those who would like to learn how to make the most of their land. Whether you have a quarter acre, 25 acres or more, the Backyard Farmers classes will teach you how to make it […]
Carowinds is bringing back the 1950s with vintage rides and a Christmas event. Starting next spring, the theme park delves back to the past with four vintage rides as it opens its new County Fair section of the park. The rides are the result of an initiative by parent company Cedar Fair Entertainment to bring antique […]
Please note that the County’s Planning/Environmental Committee (Taylor, Garrison, Wilder) is scheduled to meet Tuesday, August 30 at 3:00 p.m. in the administrative conference room. The purpose is to review an offer on a house in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (661 Charles Street). All commissioners are invited to attend.
For the week of Aug. 25 on North Carolina Weekend, get revved up at Bull City Rumble Vintage Motorcycle Show in Durham. Get back to nature with Cape Fear River Adventures in Lillington. Find something unique at Pickers at the Old Tater Barn in Oriental. Lift a glass at Broadslab Distillery in Benson. And check […]
The N.C. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that several key transportation projects aimed at improving regional mobility and better connecting central North Carolina’s communities will be included in the state’s next draft 10-year transportation plan, which will be released in January 2017. The plan includes the years 2018 through 2027. “A strong transportation network is […]
The Smithsonian Institution, founded this month in 1846, is the world’s largest museum and research complex, with 138 million artifacts in its collection. One was donated to the museum in August 1985 to mark the 25th anniversary of its commercial debut — the original Xerox 914 copying machine. The principle of xerography — producing images […]
The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative is seeking grant proposals focused on research and development of agricultural and forestry-based feedstocks for bioenergy production, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced. The N.C. General Assembly approved $1 million in funding for the 2016-2017 budget cycle. Nearly $74,000 has been committed to multi-year projects that were started with the 2015-2016 […]
The Kerr Lake Regional Water System Advisory Board will meet on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00 in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue, Henderson, NC.