The Henderson Vance Downtown Development Commission in partnership with the Vance County Arts Council held its annual downtown business holiday decorating contest again this year. The winners of the contest were:
1st place: The Screen Master
2nd place: Betty B’s
3rd place: Dataforge
4th place: Emrose Gallery
5th place: The Rosemyr Corporation
Each business was given a prize, donated by other local merchants. Prizes were donated by WalMart, Cracker Barrell, and Golden Corral.