August 28, 2016

I-85 South Closed by Tractor-Trailer Crash Near Henderson

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 […]

Pop Up Market in Downtown Henderson Friday August 26th, 2016

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 […]

Evening introductory Carpentry course offered at VGCC

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 […]

NC Public Schools Begin Fourth Year of PowerSchool

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 […]

VGCC recognizes 22 Medical Assisting students at Pinning

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 […]

N.C. Railways to Benefit from Grant for Safety Technology

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 […]

Congressman G.K. Butterfield Newsletter Heard It First: August 2016

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 / Weekend Open Lines

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 […]

Henderson-Vance Peace – Unity – Love – Live P.U.L.L. Weekend August 26-28

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 […]

Clockworks – Summer 2016 Newsletter

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 and visit their website Download the newsletter here:  Clockworks Summer 2016.pdf